Thursday, 31 May 2018


Ok, so you need a bike just for running to shops, going down the park, yadda, yadda. Nothing fancy, just something to get from A to B. So I've that old Marin Indian Fire Trail frame...just needs a paint, maybe Will can do a bit of airbrush work on it. Now the frame looks very cool, maybe pick out some nicer parts from my bike jumble stock, nothing fancy. But I don't have any forks...those Exotic carbon rigid forks look very nice and they come with an orange sticker that kind of matches the fire nebula airbrush detail. And maybe a pair of orange anodised jockey wheels would just finish it off...nothing fancy.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Vintage Bike Light Desk Lamp

I bought this bike light a few years ago from the massive yearly bike jumble at the National Cycling Centre. It's sat around in the garage for a few years until I decided I needed a bedside lamp and thought it would make an excellent basis for one. I know it says desk lamp but really I can use it anywhere where a little extra, if a tad yellow, light is needed. See the Instructable here

Monday, 17 April 2017


Another bike jumble event in the 2017 City of Culture. It's on Sunday 28th May 2017.
This year we're trying a new venue, Warners Health Club, Pickering Road Hull HU4 6TE. It's bigger with a huge free car park. Refreshments available. Open for traders at 8am and to the public from 9am until 12.30pm. Stalls available from £10, admission to the public £1 (accompanied under 16's free). This is a bring your own table event for traders, although please get in touch if you're really stuck as there may be a limited number available. There's lots of space at this venue, so don't be worried about bringing too much stuff to sell, we have ample space. For more information please email: or contact East Coast Bicycles on 01482 342894. Traders can book and pay for a pitch using the Paypal link below.
Directions to the bike jumble at Warners Health Club:

Monday, 4 April 2016


This project was a warm up to keep me building over the cold months. As it turned out to be not such a bad Winter, it was easy to get out in the garage and get stuck in. I can be a bit of a fair weather bike fan, a big bike Jessie really. I've just uploaded a short film of the build on YouTube
When I saw this Planet X Kaffenback frame I loved the colour combination. I’d never taken much notice of them, but on closer inspection the CNC’d removable rear dropouts, disc brake mounts and really meticulous welding combine to make an exceptionally well finished and handling steel frame single speeder.
After going through my own parts supplies, I came up with the idea of whiting the thing up without going too far.
I’ve always liked Planet X as a brand. They have some really nice bikes and a massive choice. Also, they’re a Yorkshire based company with a headquarters that’s more gentlemen’s outfitters than bike shop. It’s well worth a visit.

Saturday, 15 August 2015