We’re huge fans of utility and practical cycling here at Velophile HQ. Some may be surprised to find out, but converting the humble bicycle into a versatile workhorse that is capable of carrying a week’s worth of groceries really isn’t

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In a number of my other articles I promote the idea of owning your own bicycle-specific tool kit so that you are empowered to undertake basic bicycle repairs, maintenance and upgrades yourself without having to be reliant on your bike store and

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A few weeks ago I decided it was time to replace my Shimano HG53 9-speed chain on my Vivente World Randonneur bike after 22 months of use and about 9,500 km of all-season touring and commuting. To be honest I

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This information was created to be given to participants of bicycle information workshops that I have been running at work and with friends at home. The take-home message here is that it is important to keep your bike in a clean,

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Viva La Resilience is an upcoming festival celebrating community, independence and sustainability. Come down to learn useful skills to save you money and the planet along with great food, music and company. The best part about it is that I will be

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A few months ago I came across a highly readable and practical financial advice blog called Mr Money Mustache (or MMM for short). MMM advocates people to take control of their finances and spending, as well as maximising their return

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As I mentioned in a previous review of my Walz Caps’ moisture wicking cap, I am a big fan of cycling caps due to their multiple benefits while cycling – no matter what type of ride and no matter what type of weather you

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I try my best to eat good quality foods because I understand the logical principle that you only get out what you put into your body. High quality, preferably organic foods are the best way of of supplying your body with the

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Background story (scroll down for the review if you’re not interested): Ever since a friend brought me back a yellow, cotton Colnago cycling cap from Canada a few years ago I have become a massive fan of cycling caps. At first my

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This was filmed on Wednesday 28 November 2012 during my evening commute home from work. Usually the toughest part of my ride home is the fresh afternoon south-westerly breeze. However this day I had to deal with extremely strong, gusty cross/tail winds and salty

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