A common dictionary definition of the word “collector’” is; a person who collects things of a specified type, professionally or as a hobby. This is obviously a broad definition, and after looking around my bike shed, and after a quick look in the mirror to see if I looked like
The Arizona MTB interview
Interviewer = You, whoever you are Interviewee = Me, the Author You: What’s occurring/happening/going on then? Me: I’ve recently bought a 2007 Cannondale Prophet mountain bike for $300 on Craigslist in Phoenix, Arizona. You: WTF! Isn’t that a long way from home? On a different continent even? How the hell
Cannondale: Super-V Ready! Introducing (another) new, inclusive and cultural trend.
For those of you familiar with the KTM motorcycle company’s brand identity “Ready to Race”, I’m going to follow a similar theme regarding the iconic Cannondale mountain bike, the Super V. I can only assume that the bike got this name due to the V shape of the frame, although
The future of vintage bicycle sales and a spoof ‘Back to Black’ 1990s MTB review
Total new bicycle sales are increasing every year and in 2018, global sales were approximately $50bn, and the forecast for 2025 shows sales hitting $75.5bn. In addition, and over the last few years, about 100 million bikes have been produced every year. This means that there are a quite a
1991, Scott mountain bikes, and cake!
In an attempt to make a short story long, a scene setter journey back into 1991 is required first. Whether you were old enough to remember 1991 or if you arrived on the planet after, here’s a summary; The Gulf War kicked off, the dissolution of the Soviet Union took
The Freeride’s first ride, and born again. Scarborough to Whitby & off road.
Before you read on, it is advisable and preferable to get the context to this story by reading ‘The iconic Christmas build etc etc’ story first, then the jigsaw pieces will slowly fall into place. Hopefully. As a scene setter, this story takes place on the day after the build
An iconic bike build for Christmas & accompanying ‘Super’ themed music track list.
Firstly, here’s my definition of the word iconic: Something just like, or is, a Cannondale Super V. Ha! So now we have that out of the way, lets get on with this challenge, which is; to get this kit of bike parts built in the space of a Friday night,
Cannondale. The inspirational bicycle company.
Regardless of whether you have, or have not had a Cannondale bicycle, here’s my view, personal connection with the company, and an introduction to the Cannondales in my life. But first…… I know it’s a story many-times-told, but having the name of the company coming from their first business home,
My boss broke her elbow skiing in the early, unstable-snow part of the ski season. That’s cool! Having a boss who will aim high and ‘wear the plaster cast of failure’ is ‘leading by example’ in my books. Of course, I’ve been there and done that. My broken bones to
I’ll never be good enough to pay the mortgage with my time trialling results, but that’s not the point is it?…..
Its 17:45, I look across the production lines over to my mate and then gesture with my head and eyes towards the door “let’s go”. We change out of our work kit and both briskly walk down the roadway between the two big production plants to our cars in the