We recently refurbished the workshop at the Gray's Inn Road store and dug these little Campagnolo widgets out of a darkened corner.
Can you guess what they do?
There is a legend around Condor towers. He is Mr John Herety, our Rapha Condor Sharp team manager and leader of the men in black from humble beginnings to now UCI Continental team status.
Known as the 'Galloping Gourmet', John, National Road Race champion in '82, rode as a professional for the French Coop-Mercier team.
Assos are recreating the team jerseys so you too can look like the retro champion chef (you may not look exactly like the image above). The rich mix of colours was achieved using a new technology developed in the early eighties by the Swiss brand.
Assos was the first company to introduce both sublimation printing technology, and technically advanced, microfiber polyester fabric blends to the world of cycle clothing. Sublimation printing allowed them to make jerseys multi-colored, and enabled them to perfectly reproduce a team's colours and sponsor logos.
Limited edition Coop-Mercier jersey will be in store for the 2011 spring/summer season.
So, with the cancellation of our 'cross race tomorrow, we need to fill the day with some riding.
We're taking our cyclo-cross bikes to the Surrey Hill, south of London. But we want to know what you got up to.
Send us your phone pics, camera videos, snapshots, snowman pics, turbo views. Our favourites will be posted online and will win a Rouleur 2010 Photo Annual and LCEF 2011 Courier Calendar.
A snow filled velodrome makes for fun riding and racing conditions. However surrounding side roads leading to the race venue and hazardous parking facilities are not ideal. The Met office has issued a weather warning and so we've taken the decision to cancel our cross race.
This Sunday (19th December), we're promoting a round of the London Cyclocross League at Herne Hill Velodrome, in South London, as organised by our Designer Ben.
Massed starts and short courses make for seriously exciting races, and you'll soon find yourself battling with the nearest riders around you. It's one of the few sports where novices get to race with national champions, and where everyone gets to compete, whatever their fitness or skill level.
It's also one of the most family friendly events on the calendar, with kids and younger riders competeing in the morning, and adult and veteran riders in the afternoon.
To race all you need is a mountain bike or a cross bike, and a love of mud.Kaaboom are offering a prize at each event to the 'Rider of the Day'. The winner need not be the fastest but might be awarded to a rider who had ridden well after a crash or a mechanical, or who ran to the finish or simply made the event the better for their presence.
Anyone can race; if you don't have a British Cycling Race License you just have to pay £3 extra on the day.
Mule Bar will be there giving out either bars or gels to riders as they sign on.
More details are also on the league website - just click the link
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