Sunday 24 December 2023

Merry Christmas everybody

Merry Christmas to all our readers and followers. We shall be trying to post more in 2024 & also the new addition shall be making an appearance soon. 

Much love from me, The Legend & +1

till the next ride, bee safe.....

Wednesday 3 May 2023

Keeping under pressure with Cycplus Electric Tire Pump A3

What a shocker, a post that’s to do with cycling. Don’t worry folks the legend is still alive and kicking keeping the human healthy. In fact this month (May 2023) the Legend may have a sibling….. 

Anyways on with this little review…

I have had this electric air pump on my list for many yrs.  I have a very good track pump that has served me well since i first got the legend. Early last year I pumped up my tired up just before going to work. By the time i got there my tyre was flat. Thinking it was a puncture I took the inner tube out looking for a hole. Didn’t find one til I got to the value. Seemed when I pumped my tire up I damaged the value. I always have problems with my track pump and the big value attachment on The Legends small wheels and tight spokes.

So I got myself an electric air pump. This pump can basically do any kind of value. Dunlop, Schrader & Presta are covered.

It’s a pretty easy to use. You turn it on, set the pressure you want with the clear digital read out. Attach the value and push the power button. It will pump your tire up to the set pressure and automatically shut down. It’s fully rechargeable via USB and comes with its own charging cable and even a little pouch bag.

It maybe alittle heavy (500grams) to take on a ride cause rechargeable batteries are notoriously heavy, but do able.

 I’m impressed by how quick it topped up my Marathon + tires to 100psi from about 60psi this morning.

Always keep your tyres pumped to proper pressures as marked on the sidewall. When at the proper pressure you get less punctures, less rolling resistance meaning you travel faster, longer with less wasted energy. Only down side is that you will feel the bumps alittle more but thats what padded cycling shorts are made for right.

till the next ride, bee safe.....

Friday 24 February 2023

New Bumble Bee from Brompton

 They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. 

Brompton has recently released a “Bumble Bee” Brompton C line (not sure I’ll get used to the new model codes). Brompton stopped the yellow paint a few years ago but now as been released again for the new line. Haven’t seen one in person to see if it’s the exact shade of yellow the legend is.   

From what I have seen the basic colour coordination is what I have been working on for many years with custom parts for the legend and perfected years ago. Black seat post, crank, wheel rims, spokes & brake callipers.

Looking forward to seeing one in the flesh and will give further thoughts afterwards. 

Remember folks, there is only one true legend…….

till the next ride, bee safe.....

Friday 10 February 2023

Support your local bike shops

After the snow and rain of the last few months it was time for the legend to get a service. I have known Przemek for many years and has always been the legends fav surgeon  mechanic.

He has personally over seen pretty much ALL of the Legends major upgrades over the years and an all round top bloke. Always good banter whenever i visit.

All the years i have known him he has always expressed that he wanted his own bike shop, so finally he did it and Broda Cycle was born.

So the legend is all serviced and riding smooth as silk. Hopefully will get some rides in this year and see some of you folks too.


till the next ride, bee safe.....