Mad Man Cycling… Part Three!

John Slater’s newsletter on his crazy, bohemian cycle-ride… from Birmingham Uk to Asia!

I’ve given the bike new Schwalbe tyres, Shimano pedals (one of the old ones was broken) and a good washing. It’s likely to have its photo taken on Thursday. It’s never going to look its best again, much like myself, but it’s not too embarrassing now.
I just realised I’ve had it for 10 years. I bought it on 30th July 2012 and three days later set off from Birmingham to Edinburgh. My first multi-day bike ride. Took me a week.
It had a new Brookes B17 saddle a couple of years ago so I reckon the new parts and accessories have now cost more than the new bike.

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