Here are the bikes currently owned by the Highway Cycling Group:
Accessories include a small antique leather case as a saddlebag and a Rivendell Bicycle Works water bottle. The pedals have been adapted with ALE leather toestraps (with shoe protectors), and French built steel clips made by Lapize.
Bought by my family for my birthday when I needed to cycle from Bradford on Avon to Trowbridge, catch the train then cycle from Salisbury station to work. A marvellous bike that I still use when I want to pootle somewhere. The great thing is the pressure is off to ride fast, it just can’t be done. It can also carry a lot of stuff.
3) Saracen Powertrax:
I got this bike in ’96 and it’s done me proud, though it’s all rigid forks and about 28lbs without kit on. It has a WTB saddle and tyres (Velociraptors) and a mixture of Respro and Mint Sauce decals.
4) Alpine 10:
This is the only surviving bike from my teenage years. I think it belonged to my Dad first, but I can’t really remember. In this picture it’s just been pulled from a pile of wood and straw in my mother’s shed. It was initially white and a ten speed, I refitted all the parts (including rebuilding the bottom bracket and cottered cranks, no mean feat) converted it to a twelve speed, and sprayed it yellow. Now I’m currently rebuilding it as a six speed tourer using parts bought on ebay and from Rivendell Bicycle Works, it will live again, but not for a while. It’s a slow moving project and I’ll post regularly as I restore it.