I have a confession


Well you know Rapha – that expensive cycle clothing brand – that is the middle class lycra lout smudge mark on cycling …. well I have a confession.

I have a few items – the team jacket is incredibly warm and i have a brevet long sleeve and vest modeled here by someone prettier than me.

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I also have their 3/4 bib which serves me through the scottish winter. and ahem also a cyclocross short sleeve ….

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So today I got a 30% off email so I bought some more … I find myself more attracted to their cyclocross jackets and jerseys as i think the colors and patterns are more eye-catching for road use (and being seen by car drivers)

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and as i said I got another 30% off ……

Lastly I would say it is top quality gear that is super comfy, well made and is yet to show any sign of wear …..

Felt fixie 2011 now reduced at wiggle


just seen this on wiggle – very nice from £700 down to £420

I would be tempted if I didnt already have 5 bikes.

Who says a modern, high-performance track bike can’t have a little style?

  • Weight: 20.50lbs/9.32kg
  • Frame: Felt TK track specific custom butted 4130 tig welded Cr-Mo tubes, oversize DT, butted tapered seatstays with horizontal forged steel dropouts and chain tension adjusters
  • Fork: Felt track specific Lugged Cr-Mo with 1.125″ steerer & oversized Cr-Mo fork blades, 38mm offset
  • Headset: FSA 1.125″ Threadless
  • Stem: Felt 6061 aluminium 3D forged threadless quill, Ø26.0mm with -17° rise, 51cm = 10cm, 54cm-56cm = 11cm, 58cm-61cm = 12cm
  • Handlebar: Felt TK 6061 aluminium with track drop, Ø26.0mm, 51cm-61cm=400mm
  • Bar Tape: Devox TKessostar cotton handlebar tape
  • Chainset: Felt TK Pista chainring, 24T x 1″ x 1/8″; 51cm-56cm=165mm, 58cm-61cm=170mm
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA
  • Pedals: Felt TK Pista with chrome plated toe clips and leather toe straps
  • Chain: KMC Z510HX track 1/8″ width
  • Sprocket: Track 15T x 1/2″ pitch x 1/8″ width fixed sprocket with lock ring
  • Saddle: Felt Leather Classic road saddle with steel rails
  • Seatpost: Felt TK 6061 aluminium, Ø27.2mm x 300mm
  • Wheelset: Felt TK 22mm FB track, 32H 3 x front and rear with wood finish
  • Tyres: Vittoria Zaffiro Pro Slick 700c x 25c
  • Fork Material:Steel
  • Frame Material:Steel
  • Model Year:2011
  • Road
  • Wheel Size:700c (622)

The TK4130 pays homage to classic track bikes with a gorgeous frame made with, you guessed it, 4130 cromoly tubing. With its faux wooden rims, double crown fork, fluted cranks with a skip-tooth chainring, and classic leather saddle with chrome rivets, the TK4130 is the rare bike that can be ridden on the streets, raced on the velodrome – or both.