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Optimising the Five

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After another evening in the basement the Five is almost tweaked to perfection. Almost. The ‘patient’ this time was the chain guide, a superstar components one (£11!). The top of the metal arm was touching the swingarm and stopping it from sitting nicely over the 32T set-up so out came the hack-saw and the file, offRead more

Man’s best friend

This evening I popped out ridng with Ian, a mate who is now a Paris based photographer (visit his site) and whilst we were hitting Scary Bear Trail, a beautiful bit of ridgeline singletrack at the foot of the Beaufortain mountains, we met about the friendliest farm dog I’ve ever seen. He hung around and played withRead more

WInter trail riding – Mission trail

What a winter! Today I rode up to 1700m, something that’s not normally possible untill late April. There was a bit of snow up top but it was well compacted so awesome to ride on – more grip than the saturated loamy patches inbetween!The new Five is inspiring to ride on and the fact thatRead more

BikeVillage blog virgin

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Sam and I have decided, against our better judgement, that we might just about have enough interesting stuff going on to warrant writing a blog now and again. It feels a little like homework that I’m not sure anyone will read! Anyway, as it’s a first for me, I’ll keep it short. All is quietRead more

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