cripesyescycling

Nick here, cycling around the hills surrounding Bath UK. In a nice low gear, mostly.

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Apr 20
Dedication to the cause

Dedication to the cause


Apr 19
Why we stopped at just the two children.

Why we stopped at just the two children.


Vintage French Ideal leather saddle with signature by legendary bicycle illustrator Daniel Rebour. Came across this on a customer’s bike in for service at Riley’s Cycles in Sherborne, Dorset. Would love to know the story.

Vintage French Ideal leather saddle with signature by legendary bicycle illustrator Daniel Rebour. Came across this on a customer’s bike in for service at Riley’s Cycles in Sherborne, Dorset. Would love to know the story.


Dear old Fungus: “Bogeys enjoy being sprayed by wet mud & filth from the road.” #fungusthebogeyman

Dear old Fungus: “Bogeys enjoy being sprayed by wet mud & filth from the road.” #fungusthebogeyman


Apr 18
Why d’ya think it’s called ‘Good’ Friday? Off with the mudguards. Mind you, if it rains this weekend you know who to blame.

Why d’ya think it’s called ‘Good’ Friday? Off with the mudguards. Mind you, if it rains this weekend you know who to blame.


Apr 17
Classic Phil ‘The Engine’ Bayton back in the day #hairnet #sidi #raleigh #cinelli1R

Classic Phil ‘The Engine’ Bayton back in the day #hairnet #sidi #raleigh #cinelli1R


Apr 9
Think we can agree with this sentiment…

Think we can agree with this sentiment…


Apr 3

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Mar 27
Lizzie from Cyclelife in Weymouth is embarrassed I snapped her the day BEFORE the dog clipper #shopdogs

Lizzie from Cyclelife in Weymouth is embarrassed I snapped her the day BEFORE the dog clipper #shopdogs


Mar 23
Hand-stitched Water Buffalo Skin-covered fixie: http://velojoy.com/2014/03/19/pharrell-williams-bicycle/ HT @ridesabike

Hand-stitched Water Buffalo Skin-covered fixie: http://velojoy.com/2014/03/19/pharrell-williams-bicycle/ HT @ridesabike


Mar 22
It was peering at one of these (well, this and the Campagnolo components) in Ossie Hopkins’s bike shop window that first got me excited about cycling in the 1970s. There’s a perfectly restored example standing complete in Alltrax Cycles near Plymouth at the moment.

It was peering at one of these (well, this and the Campagnolo components) in Ossie Hopkins’s bike shop window that first got me excited about cycling in the 1970s. There’s a perfectly restored example standing complete in Alltrax Cycles near Plymouth at the moment.


Meet Albert the #shopdog at @southforkracing in Braunton, North Devon.

Like most dogs with a busy bike shop, Albert needs to keep an eye on his staff to make sure there is no slacking over tea and biscuits.

Meet Albert the #shopdog at @southforkracing in Braunton, North Devon.

Like most dogs with a busy bike shop, Albert needs to keep an eye on his staff to make sure there is no slacking over tea and biscuits.


Old bike parts repurposed as bathroom accoutrements: this one at TAV Cycles on the Isle of Wight

Old bike parts repurposed as bathroom accoutrements: this one at TAV Cycles on the Isle of Wight


Mar 21