Welcome Cycling Enthusiasts

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After being involved in cycling for over 20 years, I have created this website to share some of the knowledge I have gained over that time as a cycling enthusiast. For me, cycling is both a sport and a hobby. I enjoy all aspects of the sport including building, servicing and restoring bikes.

Modern vs Retro bike comparison.

A discussion on the differences between riding a modern carbon fibre Cervelo R5 (2014) with 11 speed Dura-Ace 9000 vs. riding a vintage Colnago Master (1984) with 6 speed Campagnolo Super Record. What are the differences between a modern bicycle and a retro bicycle?

How to identify a vintage Colnago bike?

After spending countless hours researching online and with the amazing support of vintage bike suppliers around the world, I am happy to present this article which includes detailed information on how to identify over 20 different models of Colnago steel bikes from 1968 to late 1980’s. If you find this guide helpful, please spread the word by adding links to this website in chat forums and on social media.

Service Vintage Campagnolo Record Hubs.

This article covers all the steps required to service a vintage Campagnolo Record hub. These hubs were prolific in the 1970’s and 1980’s and are very durable.

Replace Vintage Brake Blocks.

How to easily remove the black brake pads from your vintage 1980’s Campagnolo brake shoes. Don’t throw them out – these parts are collectible.

Upcoming Articles.

I am also looking forward to presenting my next articles which include;

  • A detailed review of a mid 1980’s Campagnolo Super Record groupset. (Arguably one of the most beautiful groupsets ever manufactured).
  • A complete build report of a magnificent, recently restored 1983 Colnago Nuovo Mexico 2nd edition frameset.

Please enjoy your riding and stay safe out there.