News Archives - Cycling

How do thieves steal bicycles?

A few years back, Kryptonite suffered a bout of bad PR when it was alleged its D-Locks could be opened with a modified Bic Biro. The episode called into question the efficacy of many cylindrical-lock products, however in reality most thieves don’t have the time, patience or skill to pick locks – they prefer to cut, freeze or smash them. A…

Hand soap bicycle hack

If you like tinkering with your bike, but don’t like getting oil stuck under your fingernails what’s the answer? You can use latex gloves, but what if you’re trying to reduce your consumption of single-use plastic? How about scratching at a bar or soap? We can’t claim credit for dreaming up this clever solution, but we’re keen to pass it…

Summertime cycling lights

Now that both ends of the daily commute are blessed with daylight, you can afford to be a little more flexible in your lighting requirements. The USB Light is compact and lightweight, but surprisingly bright. It fits all bicycle handlebars and seat posts and is quick and easy to attach with its rubber band. Its large button on the upper…

ETA bike market

We don’t believe that a bicycle needs to be expensive or new. Many older bikes are well made, cheap to buy and have the added benefit of being less attractive to thieves. We’re great fans of town bikes – a style that’s popular in continental Europe, but largely overlooked here – but pretty much any bicycle, of any age, is…

Neatcleat: Spring clean your cycling gear

It’s the simple things that make life easier. If you regularly get yourself into trouble for leaving cycling gear lying around, salvation may be here in the form of Neatcleat – a small and stylish device to store your cycling shoes. A carabiner makes it easy to store your cycling shoes out of the way in a hall, cupboard or car. The…