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
This is another postcard from a random person via Postcrossing. I like this one quite a bit as it has two of my favourite things – a beach and a beach cruiser! My Schwinn Cruiser doesn’t get to go to the beach as we live in … Continue reading Postcard from Russia
Restoring a bicycle is fraught with decisions: I spent a couple of hours looking for and thinking about brake pads for Kyla’s lovely new Raleigh Wisp…
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 started Postcrossing about a year ago – when surfing online and reading about postcards. At first I wasn’t sure what kind of postcards I might like to receive but I did add bicycles to my list. The thing I love about Postcrossing is the randomness of the images and messages you get. This is one of my favourites although it makes me feel cold just looking at it! It was sent from Germany.
I decided that I will take two bicycles with me to Eroica Britannia—my beautiful Chopper…and my new Raleigh Wisp.