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Il Progetto, Phase 2

Posted in Bikes, Road by brettok on September 29, 2010

As it is Worlds Week over at Velominati, the Bosomworth project will take centre stage right here, right now.

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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.

Kitted out

Posted in General, Kit, Road by brettok on June 2, 2010

As I said last post, I’m going to be putting more of my limited blogging time into the Velominati site, and this one will be used for my own updates for rides, trips, anything that may happen that I deem interesting enough to post (don’t hold your breath, it’s winter and things are quietening down a bit, though the road bike is getting more attention).

Velominati is going off, our ‘The Rules’ page has spurned a whole new cult of loyalists, calling themselves the Cognoscenti (well, I came up with it, they have adopted it with all the vigour and blind faith of any good sub-sect).  

And our mad genius founder, Frank, has overseen the conception and fruition of our very own riding kit.  It is sweet Castelli gear, and mine arrived this week.  It looks awesome (pity I underestimated my gut and need bigger bibs).  Here it is in all its glory.

                                          

Also, an old friend has been resurrected, revived, raised from the dead if you will.  The Scared Shiftless Singlespeed Society blog got a much-needed injection of life with a cool post from my friend Rachel about her Roller Derby Girls team assault on the Wainui 6 hour race.  On singlespeeds of course…  read about their muddy adventures here.

Stay warm, ride on.

What’s goin’ on?

Posted in Beats, Beer, Bikes, General, MTB, Riding, Road by brettok on May 23, 2010

Well, it’s been a bit quiet on the old blog front lately.  Not that I’ve been idle, that’s why I’ve had no time to put up anything interesting.  Or otherwise.  So here’s a bit of a hotch-potch of the stuff that’s been going on in the last few weeks. (more…)

Stoned

Posted in Beer, Bikes, General, Riding, Road by brettok on April 12, 2010

While any cycling aficionado will know that Spartacus was slaying them at Paris-Roubaix this weekend, there was a slightly lesser version of the cobbled classic taking place in Wellington.   (more…)