Velobrico: looking back at 2021

Many of us ended 2020 thinking "good riddance", and full of hope for 2021. This year certainly was better than the last, despite covid still gatecrashing our party, and hanging around! Still, many things thankfully returned to normal and overall it's been an active year for me. Strava tells me I did 234hrs of activity … Continue reading Velobrico: looking back at 2021

The black art of printer repair: fixing the Brother MFC-J4410DW ink absorber and standby circuit issues

A guide to fix a Brother MFC-J4410DW inkjet printer displaying commonplace ink absorber and standby circuit issues

Vintage Baby Gaggia 1970s espresso machine restoration part 2: Yeah baby!

We complete the restoration of a vintage 1970s Gaggia Baby espresso machine and discover, coffee nirvana!

Fulcrum Racing 5 Evolution road bike wheel: front bearing service

A step by step guide to strip down service and repair a seized Fulcrum Racing 5 Evolution road bike wheel hub

Schor Carbon (2004?) update: bike chain replacement

We explore when and how to replace a bike chain

Schor Carbon (2004?)

We get the new Schor project bike home, and start to check it out. Have I bought a peach, or a lemon?

A Swiss bike marque you’ve never heard of? Schor(ly) not…

A new project bike for the blog: a rare Swiss marque you've likely never heard of: Schor

Motobecane Eclair 1986 (update 2)

In this post, we progress a little further on the French commuter road bike

Shimano Dura Ace PD-7900 pedal repair

A guide to servicing and adjusting Dura Ace PD-7900 road pedals

Fondriest Xstatus 16.5 restoration complete & retro bike review

A real world review of the Fondriest X-Status early 2000s road bike.