Over the years I have tried a number of chain lubricants, ranging from Teflon infused sprays, to chain wax and the traditional ‘wet’ chain oils/lubes. However I’ve never really been overjoyed by the performance of these products, plus most of them were …

An environmentally friendly way to keep your bicycle chain smooth and quiet? Introducing Green Oil ‘Ecological Chain Lube’ Read more »

Trangia 27-8 stove - full set up and burning!

Last Friday I received couple of large boxes filled with my recent purchases in preparation for my tour in Europe and cycle commuting in general. As I have been off the bike for the past couple of weeks after having surgery on …

Owner review: Trangia 27-8 UL/HA ‘storm-proof’ stove for cycle touring, camping, hiking and general adventuring! Read more »

Showers Pass Elite 2.0 red jacket

Well I did have a user review of the Showers Pass Elite 2.0 jacket planned, but All Seasons Cyclist has beat me to it! I bought the ‘chilli red‘ version of the Elite 2.0 last year and have been highly …

Owner review: Showers Pass Elite 2.0 Rain Jacket For Cyclists Read more »

2012 Vivente World Randonneur (drop bar STI version) - modified

The Background: (Scroll down to the ‘review’ section below if you aren’t interested in my journey to find the perfect touring and all-season commuting bike) I had been thinking about getting a good quality all-season commuting and long-distance touring bike for …

Owner review: Vivente World Randonneur touring and commuting bicycle (drop bars with STI levers, 2012 version) Read more »