As an ad boy myself, I’ve always loved a good pun – and this one is right up there. A craft beer from Belgium called ‘Malteni’. No idea if it tastes any good, mind you. But 10/10 for the name. I hope Mr Merckx has been given a lifetime supply… http://www.maltenibeer.com/
A New Year means a new season. Which, of course, means a new kit for the UCI WorldTour teams to wear in on-road combat and, far more importantly, flog to us punters. Here’s a peak at most of the 2014 offerings and my (admittedly irrelevant) views. KATUSHA: Subtle changes from 2013, nothing too crazy or … More Kit and kaboodle
I was having a conversation with a relative newcomer to cycling on the weekend, a guy by the name Michael. Specifically, he was recounting his rather patronising experiences at two different bike shops in the last few weeks, each of whom seemed far more interested in selling him something quickly, than actually helping him with … More Noobie, yes. Idiot, no.
Have a spare 800 Euros? Then why not sate your appetite for yet another bike with a flat-pack Sandwichbike made from German beech plywood and aluminium ‘smart cyclinders’? As Warrick said when he sent the link a little earlier today, “It’s quite cool. 17kg…mmm… maybe that’s not TOO heavy…for skinny hipsters to carry up the … More How come Ikea didn’t think of it first?
More retro awesomeness. These were huge on the Gold Coast when I was a kid. Probably still are!
Any idea (or guesses) what this is about? Nude female cyclist flicking twin birds to help promote some kind of bike race?
Having recently reviewed my first-ever Bianchi I must say this old advert made me smile. Celeste #227 isn’t my favourite colour, either. Nice bikes though.
One very good reason why we don’t always ride on the extreme left. That’s gonna hurt, pal.
They don’t make ’em like they used to. Love these old bike ads. Yee-harrr!
Given we can’t all up and move to the Netherlands, improving on-road safety for Australian cyclists is a complicated issue. With decades of cultural inertia and car-focussed infrastructure to be overcome, there is no silver bullet. No one thing will solve all the problems; certainly not one that can be implemented quickly and inexpensively in … More Selling understanding