Fran's Friday Five

This week I have been liking...

1. The Bike Show Podcast
I’m ashamed to say I only started listening to The Bike Show recently but I’ve been catching up by downloading the podcasts onto my phone and listening to an episode each morning on the way to work. Already this week presenter Jack Thurston has told me about the history of the Sturmey-Archer hub gear and Chris Boardman’s cycling story and I’m still to find out if cycling killed Kraftwerk!

2. The shop’s new Moulton TSR 22
We took delivery of a Moulton TSR 22 this week. Drop bars and Shimano 105 drivetrain. Add mudguards, custom racks and bags for touring or ride it stripped bare for a sportive. £1995.

3. My Howies Pilot Jacket
Ten years ago, Howies sold the Pilot Jacket. They said it would last ten years, so I bought one. It did.

4. Cyclist Magazine
The current issue of Cyclist magazine has an eight-page article about the Moulton Bicycle Company. Favourite quote: “Tom Simpson said that if he wasn’t contracted to Peugeot, he’d take up the Moulton bike next week.”

5. Listening to To Be Without You by Ryan Adams. 
Watch it here