One of my bicycles, quite impractical but gorgeous and probably my favourite of the lot. The Cruiser is a real head-turner and super on level roads. It is, however, hugely heavy to lift onto the car roof rack and I really struggle to get up … Continue reading Schwinn Cruiser Seven
I decided ages ago that I wanted a Mark 2 Chopper of a similar age to the one I had as a child. I also wanted the same colour – an Infra Red. So, after spending as long as my patience would allow watching them … Continue reading Chopper restoration
A couple of years back I decided that I wanted a folding bicycle that I could pop in the boot and use for occasional commuting to work. A Brompton was the obvious choice but pretty expensive for the amount of use I was planning so I … Continue reading Dahon Vybe
I love this bike, which I rebuilt and ride regularly. I bought it off eBay in June of 2011, stripped it down and took it to Brian Rourke Cycles to have it repainted. It came with near complete Campagnolo Nuovo Record gear, but a previous … Continue reading My Brian Rourke bike
Last weekend I drove my Infra Red chopper down from Coventry where I live to Youngs Cycles, West Wickham in Kent for a respray and rechroming. It is a well-travelled bicycle even before this latest trip. It originated of course in a factory in Nottingham; … Continue reading My Infra Red Chopper
Raleigh Wisp The Wisp was the concept of Yvonne Rix at Raleigh and it was launched in 1983. According to one website it sold 50,000 in the first year. There seem to be quite a few on eBay, all in the same two-tone blue and … Continue reading Raleigh Wisp
I decided that I will take two bicycles with me to Eroica Britannia—my beautiful Chopper…and my new Raleigh Wisp.