Spoke Tailor

Back in the early 1990’s, ’Spoke Tailor’ was the title of an article about the great fashion designer, Paul Smith, and which appeared in one of the Sunday paper colour-section-magazines. Whilst the article gave a chronological cycling tour of Mr Smith, it focussed on his latest, new bike. It was a shiny, polished American bicycle […]

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The evolution of measurement and ‘time for tea’

I was listening to the album ‘Four Flights up’ by a band called ‘Speedometer’, and it got me thinking about the evolution of bicycle instrumentation. For example, how distance, speed, time, altitude, route variation, planning, post-ride analysis, and even the power that our legs create are captured and illustrated. Then I moved onto something else, […]

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