Thursday, 11 November 2010

Friday, 13 August 2010

Friday Night in

Friday night in and feeling knackered this week with 3 hours on the bike in the morning before work that i would rather spend in bed but i have new GU gels to try so in some respects I'm actually looking forward to it. Other things I'm looking forward to are finding a Triathlon to cut my teeth on , buying 2011 Cannondales and something i shouldn't say much about yet but we (bicycle) have taken Mario Cipollinis bikes for 2011  the deal at present is you buy a frame and fork for a sum of money, we measure you up the frame gets made Mario gives us a bell and says frames ready mate, you jump on a plane to Italy to pick up your frame from the man himself. All this included in the price which from what Ive seen is actually very reasonable. Italy is an amazing country with some great places to visit and worth the trip alone but you also get to shoot the breeze with the big man and if you plan it right you could be out there for the Giro, bliss thats my holiday solved for next year just need to break it to the misses but in the meantime check him out in this vid , watch for the wink peeps.

My blue hat theory continues.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

More Stuff

Nothing exciting but I'm going for a big skate 3 session on the xbox so i thought ill quickly post a few pics up. Firstly or lastly a Synapse carbon collective and all 3 colours looking sweet in the flesh so i expect to see loads of the black and white sell this year especially with Sram apex (which we have in stock ) at £1600, next but where on this page I'm unsure as blogger now just puts the pics randomly on the page is the lovely slurp slurp must have one super x, i cant wait until the weather turns shite for that baby and lastly a cool I phone carbon cover ( blagged). More to come and a little bit of stuff on Rotor cranks as well.
Grant i have all your info ill get it to you later on.

Skate 3 :) :) :)

Monday, 9 August 2010

2011 Gt's and Cannondales

Today myself and head spanner Szabi visited CSG UK for the official 2011 launch, firstly great place and the guy's and girls there were all really cool. Not all Cannondales were their but what was missing was made up for by a one day only Ian Carvel appearance, top grizzly from Cannondale Europe with all fingers in the right pies ( more on the pies to come) so a plenty chit chatty we had. I took some pics which are up to my usual high standards ( sorry peeps ) which ill plop on tomorrow but don't hold your breath their crap.
 I must say though the one bike apart from the 2 old school Patterson race BMX'S that really made me think bank loan was the GT fury pictured above or below depending on where this random blog thing puts it.
Now as you usual suspects may be thinking " he hasn't winged like an old fart yet what's going on" Winchester services, £3.89 for a pre Ive had the life and every bit of goodness sucked out of me Packed sandwich, P**s off id rather look for crisps under the cars back seats than pay that you tight b******s, what a rip off where I'm from you could eat out for that, remember that ladies i like to show a girl a good time. Any how's ill leave you with pics of the ever youthful Mr Carvel and the Fury but you guess which ones which.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

A true champion

Roel Paulissen not a champion but "THE" champion in many ways, this guy is a true down to earth mtb racer who can even find time to answer questions from me, what a star but his full bio will be up on the Bicycle website shortly and if you want to find out more about the king of socks then try clicking on the coloured words.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Specialized ( not that much)

Take a read of the below link after looking at the above pic which is from the start of 2010 , well done Dan shows them backstabbers for what they are.Now im off to sue Nokia as i just remebered i invented the mobile phone, and arent spesh trying to claim rights to the wheel as they probably thought of that aswell bless em.

Chrissie Wellington what a girl

Well firstly a massive congratulations to Lady Wellington not only for setting a new record at Roth but also for knocking 12 minutes off her time from last year, 12 minutes for god sake that's an amazing difference and if you check her results this year you can see she is on fire. Again another top British athlete setting records every where she goes, i mean she should have her own county or something but no ask a member of the general public who she is and they just draw a blank, now if she spent her time throwing tiny spears at a circle on the wall with fat drunk blokes or had 10 other team members helping her kick a pig's inners around a field of course they would know who she is, this is why our country sucks at sport because it doesn't get the coverage go to the states or Europe and it's a different story. People recognise sport for it's health benefits and general good fun, English citizens cant have fun as it's far to non British, twatting government anyway (happy thoughts) down at the shop which has a new website if i hadn't already mentioned it ( bicycle Richmond dot bla bla) we have been trying compress sports compression garments and i have to say so far it's very good compared to other brands so expect to see our shelves dripping with it as soon as Tim can get round and stock us up. Also Chrissie wears it and loves it so it cant be bad can it, and she rides a Cannondale why what a coincidence the fastest women in the history of tri uses the products we sell how uncanny.

Now come buy some you know where we are because our address is on the website silly.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Web time

Website is live peeps so clear your cache if you need to and drop me some honest feedback, enjoy.
Thanks Francis.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Thieveing Scoundrals

Well first up anyone coming across a 54cm black CAAD9 with dura ace group, Deda finishing kit and SISL chainset going cheap in the clapham area please let me know as it's a friends. He took it in a shop with him that sells gym equipment and the next thing a group of kid's stormed in grabbed it and ran , one of the shop staff chased them but got another bike thrown at him. So like i say anyone coming across it or got info rewards will be given.
Now Above Blue supersix looks sexy and the Jekyl i love, awesome colour but not UK bound I'm afraid. Next Monday I'm at the launch so ill have pics on GT and Mongoose as well, i have all the Dales for the UK and it's a great range maybe a little to black and white in colours but there is grey, blue and of course LIQUIGAS colours in there. The ladies range is great with the Lexi (wmns Rize) and supersix's looking sweet. My powertap bearings are up for change this week so ill do a pic by pic thing but first I'm in for some new ink this week, my ink man (Taurus Tattoo) has some new colours and needs a guinea pig and I'm skint so it's great. Maybe a big green supersix S on my chest or to much you think Hmm.
Music wise Ive been doing that old man thing and listening to music that's way to young for me but that said the new Eminem album ain't to shabby, it's my son's so i did the checking it for language thing and it's a good album 3rd listen in and Ive learnt new naughty words but i wont tell you what they are coz your all my bitchies and that's how i roll mofo's, or something.
New Mavic gear end of the week and the website DUN DUN DUN DAAR should be live tonight, there is a little man in Wandsworth frantically banging fingers to make it happen so he can grab his Flash team that I'm holding ransom so please keep checking peeps and feed back would be good on, enjoy your week people and in the words of the big dog himself Westwood, don't smoke it's a bad look and your gonna die.
Peace out

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Silent Night

What can i say Chrissie Wellington just wooped everything this year didn't she, some say she should be made queen some say she travels through time i say shes just shit quick end of and with this black little number she will be the talk of the town, why doesn't she get the recognition she deserves instead of poncy football players who have to play in a stadium in case they just wondered off and got lost.

Monday, 26 July 2010

I Love custard

Well the Tour is over for another year and i can't say I'm that bothered really after this years Giro the Tour was like a skyride in comparison but that's my view on it and poor old Cav denied a green jersey again even though he was by far the best sprinter there.
Well more 2011 stuff is rolling through the shop at present and as and when i can ill plonk stuff on here but it will be a few more days yet. Cannondale sponsored triathlete Sven Riederer dropped his bike off to us the other day for an emergency frame change the day before the London triathlon at which he came 2Nd (well done Sven) after some one at the airport obviously used it as a ramp for their forklift truck and if you had seen the size of his bodyguard/friend Andreas i reckon he could of broken it just by growling at it, the man was huuuuuge but extremely polite and well mannered don't you know. Slurp slurp custard yellow supersix above with a campy group fitted for a very lucky young mans 21st present and that colour in the flesh is wicked, such a shame it's not around for 2011.
Thins i like this week- hard turbo sessions

Things i don't like this week- hard turbo sessions

Go ride and check this out (look for the guy with no shoes)

Saturday, 17 July 2010


Basso's race bike pictured above looks yummy does it not, nothing new really just very nice. Rumour has it and i have it on very good authority that Liquigas this year are all riding a different carbon layup on the bikes, possibly the the Supersix evo we hoped for this year but now it looks like 2012 bike is what these guys are testing, who knows. Other stuff for 2011 Mavic are running a black braking surface on some of their wheels which will apparently stay black all the way through , there are lots of people asking if its a ceramic coating etc but apparently it's as simple as that but more on Mavic mid August. We are just getting some Castelli stuff in the shop that looks and feels great and at last our website will be up next week. Things to show you guys shortly, new compression gear due shortly and big things on the supplement front but no info yet it's all top secret in it.

Happening- old chili pepper albums, mento and coke rockets (check you tube) and doing shit in the tour

Not so happening- England, my dog snoring and doing shit in the tour

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Pretty in Pink

Dear Mr C.anondale please find the nearest sharp object and poke yourself in the eye with it then once the pain has disappeared and the bleeding stopped reconsider making pink a Japanese model only and then you may sell some Hooligans.
Bubble gum pink CAAD10 anyone, ooo you know ya would.

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Le crash bang wallop

Firstly congrats to Petacchi for today's win aboard his Wilier but how many crashes were there in the last few miles, makes up for 4 very boring hrs of eurosport, roll on the mountains although the misses loved it because i done D.I.Y while it was on, i almost posted pics of my wall papering skills but ill save them for winter peeps you know you want to see them but you ll have to wait.
Above Flash Hi-Mod 1 and 29er carbon 3 both very nice bikes, suits you sir.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Le Tour 2011

Well it's here the 2011 Tour de France begins tomorrow so we can forget about stupid football and typical tennis and spend the next few weeks getting excited about Brad,s first tour win and Cav dropping everyone in the sprint and giving us Brits something to finally celebrate otherwise I'm off,
always said this country was shite "when you get the weather its the best place on earth" they say to which i say "then you've never been to Italy or the Bahamas" stupid island under a rain cloud and this ain't summer it's global warming.

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

More Cannondales

Today's little beauty's are as follows, entry level supersix shes the cheapest of her sisters but don't let that fool you shes still a real lady deep down and knows how to perform and to please, above her we have SuperX shes top of her game and looks super sleek and smooth but likes to be taken out at the weekend and likes it rough and dirty just ask Tim Johnson and on top which is where he likes to be when it comes to podium positions is Scalpel Carbon hes been around the block but with a little surgery this rambling enthusiast kicks ass big style. If you think one of the above is your perfect partner just dial 0800 I NEED A DALE that's 0800 I NEED A DALE and let your cycling needs be fulfilled.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

2011 Dales

Ciao and com i sta, the first of many pics to come people and remember the bikes shown are U.S models the euro colour options may differ slightly but i cant remember exactly which ones they were.
Tech session to follow on the shock setup but enjoy their beauty for now.The bikes above are the Jekyll ultimate and the claymore 1, both due to hit the blighty coast in January and expect prices from £5k claymore to £7.5k jekyll for the models above.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Super X

Go on look at it again and again and again it just gets better, I'm getting one and it's gonna get dirty and then it will still look just as good.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

2011 Cosmic Carbon's

Our 2nd set of 2011 Cosmic carbons arrived the other day but not much to write home about it's basically the same wheel with new big shiny stickers and on Cannondales Liquigas 2011 Supersix they do look awesome. I have also seen a pic or two of some new deeper cosmic elites but ill let you know when i know. Loads of Crank Brothers bit's arriving at present and very nice it is to so pics etc up tomorrow on that stuff if i finish riding early enough. I am now also completely clued up on Cannondale 2011 the UK range and i really cant say much until July 22nd but one thing i will tell you is the Cyclocross range is great but the Super X model just wipes the floor this year with the competition and on looks alone it has serious horn factor but more on that soon.
And if you want to be like Basso you gotta get a Blue hat peeps, it's as simple as that.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

And theres more

Firstly the Scalpel, for 2011 has had the front triangle totally redesigned and what looks like a flash rear end attached to it but i wont dribble on with all the tech stuff as every where else will be doing the sensible bit I'm just gonna say they have totally changed the BB area to a one peace design that looks super cool, as soon as we get one at the shop (your guess is as good as mine) we will give you a full road test report but for now just look at the pretty pictures and ill get some more tomorrow.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Cannondale Super X

2011 Carbon cross bike all i know at the mo other than that theres one on my christmas list :) :)

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Colnago Commuter

Now some people may look at this and think what a waste but personally if i could afford one of these for cruising around in my later years i would get one. The Colnago cross prestige is a full carbon cyclo cross F&F and looks lovely, we had a customer who although in his retirement years wanted a light carbon road bike but did not want drop bars due to flexibility and also wanted to cruise the tow paths of the river Thames in comfort so CX bike it was, had Cannondale already released its carbon one (48hrs to go) it definitely would have been one of those but the Colnago was the only bike that offered looks as well as quality. Ksyrium sl wheels were a must for there general strength and a Sram red and force group with their double tap flat bar shifters and a campy record front mech for a little stiffness.
We are still awaiting arrival of the 50/50 crank brothers pedals and currently running through the fizik demo saddles to find some suitable comfort but one thing that is for sure is the ride quality it glides everywhere and the owner is super stoked with it, another happy customer :)
go ride peeps.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Early Days

Well Mike Cotty (cannondale UK marketing guru) has ridden it, has already had the pic up and now its my turn a lesser spotted 2011 CAAD10 in its photographic flesh. A little to early to give frame mods over CAAD9 but a touch lighter and look at those seat stays, how thin are they but overall not very different which i think is a good thing as the 9 is a wicked peace of tackle regardless of build spec, bring on the others.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

2011 Mavic Ksyrium SR

OK people get your tech heads on because I'm going tech talk crazy, to be honest i was going to use loads of big words and sound real tech guru but with the letters E and R missing from my pance pc keyboard its just not worth the spelling hassle so lets keep it simple, pictured above are an early release wheel from Mavic a rear R-sys and front Ksyrium SL with white bits (must be the same french designers that designed my car, Thrilling really pushing the envelope boys) but there is more to come for 2011 so lets not get to pessimistic to soon. The rear wheel is basically an R-sys giving a lovely light very stiff and comfy wheel, easy to spin up and with Tracomp technology (traction compression) that was the tech bit in case you missed it, basically a lighter and stiffer wheel when it comes to lateral flex over a std spoked wheel but what those clever little frenchies did was pick a box of Ksyriums instead of R-sys for the front giving a more aerodynamic wheel to cut through the air, anyway they look nice in the flesh and if your after a good set of climbers then these should do or you could just get some nuts and man up and pedal a little harder or go for one of Cancelaras engines :)
More crap to come people so please stay tuned.
Today's episode of old man Dave was brought to you by the letters E and R and the number 0
it is a number.