Thursday, 6 December 2012

Only Fools and Cycles

Looking at recent posts on this site, it appears that Love Yellow has smuggled a camera into my inner sanctum where my valuable collection or even priceless cycle accessories are stored.

Whilst I am happy to share the sight of these jewels with the world I do not want to create the impression that I am a cycling Equipment Nerd who over the years has spent a vast fortune on bikes and bits.

The truth is that in sixty odd years of riding I have only ever bought one bike that I have always cared for and treasured! Unfortunately like the broom that won an award for careful use over 25 years by road sweeper “Trigger” in “Only Fools and Horses”, my bike has had about six new frames, 30 wheels, innumerable tyres and inner tubes, several sets of brakes and gear mechs and one pair of brake blocks (stopping was never a problem unlike starting)

The latest incarnation. By Eltham John.