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Belgium calling

Posted in General by brettok on March 8, 2012

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In three weeks, my baby returns to its birthplace. To be ridden on the cobbles of Roubaix, the bergs of Vlaanderen, and to revisit the womb from whence it came. Join us.

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Speak louder

Posted in General, Icons, MTB by brettok on June 16, 2011

It’s one of the most beautiful mountain bike magazines in the world.  Not just my opinion, but of those who know, all over the world. And I’m honoured to be the new Editor of SPOKE magazine.  You should check it out, if you appreciate fine writing, stunning photography and an attitude that speaks to the rider in us all.

Having the paper copy in your hands is definitely the experience, but you technological types can view it on Zinio too…

APA

Posted in Beer, General by brettok on June 8, 2011

Eight Bucks

Posted in Bikes, General by brettok on June 8, 2011

It didn’t take six months, but it only took eight dollars.  How?  This is how…

Il Progetto, Phase 1

Posted in Bikes, General, Road by brettok on September 23, 2010

Like a kid at Christmas, that’s how I felt today.  There was the opening of some cool presents, one old, some new, all awesome. The Bosomworth finally turned up, and the Chorus gruppo was awaiting it eagerly, like baubles waiting to be added to the old tree every year.  I spent the afternoon stripping, cleaning, lubing and polishing.  The bike that is.  Here’s a bit of a rundown on the progress so far. (more…)

Old’s cool

Posted in Bikes, General, Road by brettok on September 20, 2010

The 'before' shot

Inspired by my father’s cool restoration projects, and more than a little burnt out on corporate logo’ed carbon bikes, I’ve acquired a project bike of my own.  It’s a Columbus-tubed, NZ made Bosomworth frame, and it only set me back $220!  Of course, I need to keep some of the modern day bling in my life, and there is a nice new Campagnolo Chorus 11 speed groupset waitng to grace it.

Read a bit more on it at Velominati, and stay tuned for the ‘after’ shots.