Gimme a Break

Busy, busy, busy. Not much time for thinking about bikes these last few days.

Computer problems, work problems and tonight the backbox of the exhaust fell off the car on the motorway transforming a normally burbly motor into a TVResque monster. Fortunately my hearing is now recovering.

There’s some nice kit in the latest tech update from Cyclingnews. The Morningstar tools are also tested in the latest issue of Dirtrag.

I’ve been saying it for a long time but here’s the latest doom and gloom.

From: Bikebiz
Subject: Will bike shops be bike shops in summer 2004?

It’s becoming increasingly likely that there’s soon going to be a critical supply and demand problem in bicycle shops around the world. There’s not enough Shimano to go round. Not even the big guys can get their hands on enough of the stuff. For the first time ever, bicycle suppliers are hoping for a damp summer. has been reporting on the Shimano gruppo delays since December 2003 and on the raw materials shortage since February.

Author: Cris Bloomfield

Usually mountain biking in the North.

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