It melted?!

Another hideous bicycle from the otherwise fantastic De Rosa brand. Not their finest hours!

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

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!

A bike shop at Disneyland??!

There's lots of secrets at Disneyland, but did you know there's a very special bike shop?

De Rosa Techno Lady (2001)

One of the ugliest bikes from one of the coolest bike brands in the world. We present you the De Rosa Techno Lady!

“If You Gotta Go, Go With A Smile.” (Jack Nicholson’s Joker, 1989)

From the early days of carbon frame experimentation, here's the Joker C4

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?

Shrine to Greg Lemond? đź¤Ł

What if you mated a Lemond bike to a Lemond Revolution trainer? Would Greg Lemond be teleported into your pain cave? Click here to find out

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

Battle of the lightest Italian steel frames: Colnago Tecnos vs Fondriest Xstatus 16.5

How does the lightest steel tubing made by Columbus and Dedacciai compare in the real world. In this blog post, we pit two rare road bikes against each other and find out!