Back From The Dead – Retro Dropper Remote

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Before we get going with this issue of Back From The Dead, Dieter has been inventing. Maybe you’d like to have a guess at what it is? Hmm…ponder that and read on! If you read my second hand bike buyer’s guide a few months ago you may have noticed that I have something of an affinity for bikes of a certain 90’s vintage, steel machines with skinny tubes and wild paint jobs. Bikes that aren’t a million miles away geometry and component wise to what the industry is relentlessly pushing as a totally new innovation and the bike you just can’t do without in 2022: a Gravel Bike!  Well it was until recently – the transformation of gravel bikes from half touring, half cyclocross, half XC bike* into refined, sleek and exciting looking bikes that are great fun to ride and infinitely marketable to all echelons of cycling is nothing short of remarkable.  *(I know the maths doesn’t add up but we’re talking about drop bars on mountain bike, oops, sorry, gravel trails here, nothing about...

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  • Premier Icon handbikepacking
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    Brilliant article as ever Dieter. Love the MacGyver blue roll holder!!

    Premier Icon StirlingCrispin
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    Brilliant!

    Thank you.
    That’s cheered me right up 🙂

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