- Brooks B17 Narrow. Bought 2nd hand (hardly used) from Another Cycle Forum.
- Specialised Zertz carbon seatpost. Overpriced, adjustment tends to bind. Comfy though.
Planet X seatclamp.
Free rear reflector from Alpine Bikes, and a clamp for a Cat Eye rear lamp.
- Push rack, from Wiggle. The cheapest I could find, and v. sturdy. Recommended.
- Profile Airwing bars, 3 years old from my old bike. The most comfortable bars I have ever used. Highly recommended. Also profile bar tape that doesn't need glue.
- Dia Compe aero lever, bought 2nd hand from Another Cycle Forum.
- On One 3D stem. 6deg, 100mm (the lowest and longest they had available).
- Zefal mudguards (actually made by SKS). The cheapest black mudguards I could find. I had to cut the front mudguard stays to prevent toe overlap. The rear was tricky to fit because of the 32mm tyres.
- Tektro Oryx cantis from Wiggle. Take V-brake pads, and plenty stopping power, but much cheaper than Avids and less squeak. Recommended.
- On One singlespeed crankset. 49T. Does the job, but I need to center it properly.
- Double sided SPDs. An old model that isn't made any more (I guess the M520 is the equivalent). V. easy to clip in and out of. They survived 3 years on my old bike and are still fine.
- Frame size is medium (51cm compact). A large would suit me just as well with bar/saddle adjustments. The medium was on special offer when I bought it.
- Schwalbe Marathon 700*32c. Reflective sidewalls. My favourite tyres. The only puncture I have every had with these was caused by a massive nail (1 puncture in about 5 years).
- SRAM PC1 chain.
- 21T no-name rear cog. Budget Suzue hub (needs to be greased and adjusted out of the box,and the extra long axle must be spaced for your dropout width, but has worked ok for 3 years).
New track nuts were 95p each from Alpine Bikes (and well worth it).
- Old Shimano hub. Used to be QR but I replaced the axle with a nutted one for security.
- My shed. Room for 3 bikes, shelves and some gardening tools.
- My neighbour's shed.
I have never seen inside any of my neighbours' sheds and I wonder what they keep in them.
- On One Smoothie Light headset. They didn't supply fitting insructions so I had to fiddle around for ages to work out what order the components fitted together. Works find, and seals seem good.
Thanks to Alpine Bikes for fitting the crown race (for free!).
- the saddle pointing down like that isn't going to do your wrists any favors.
(Don't worry, saddle was fixed the day after the photo was taken -- Bruce) - scott boyer
- chapa - mayobikes
- wonderful bike - z17176