Fran's Friday Five

This week I have been liking...

The shop's new Moulton SST 11

Our Moulton SST 11's Airforce Blue frame is lighter than the TSR frame due to a redesigned rear triangle. Combined with the stainless steel drop outs front and rear, Brooks B17 Special Titanium in Honey, matching Brooks Slender grips and the MKS Promenade quick release pedals, this makes for a very good looking bike. I really like the slick-shifting Shimano Alfine 11 speed hub with disk brake too.

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Putting the finishing touches to my Moulton APB restoration

It's taken a while but it's nearly finished. I need to get the miles in now to make sure it's fully sorted before I attempt to ride 500 miles through Scotland in September.

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The A45 Coventry by-pass central reservation

A bit of a strange one this. Whilst stuck in traffic there last week (next to one of the 1930s protected bike lanes Carlton Reid is currently trying to revive on Kickstarter), I photographed the wildflower-filled central reservation. If only all central reservations and verges could be this beautiful.

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The Spokesman Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Carlton Reid's The Spokesman Cycling Roundtable Podcast this week features a fascinating in-depth conversation with Pashley CEO Adrian Williams. If you're interested in Pashley's history, the development of the Guv'nor and other Pashley-related things then give it a listen. There's also 5 minutes of me talking to Carlton at the end. Listen here.

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Fleet Foxes - If You Need To, Keep Time on Me

Another mellow classic tune for perfect weekend listening. Listen here.

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