Pick ’n’ Mix

An ex­tra spoon­ful of cy­cling good­ness Words JAMES SPENDER Pho­tog­ra­phy DANNY BIRD

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1 OLFI ONE.FIVE AC­TION CAM

£149.99, olfi.co.uk Olfi stands for ‘One life, film it’, which isn’t nec­es­sar­ily some­thing to take lit­er­ally. For ex­am­ple, in a film about our lives, to­day’s high point would be one per­son mak­ing cof­fee while two peo­ple queued in si­lence be­hind him. Yet for those times when we do jump on a bike the One.five looks to be a well en­dowed ac­tion cam for not a great deal of cash, ready to cap­ture your ad­ven­tures in glo­ri­ous 4K style.

2 SILCA BORSA AMERICANO WAL­LET

£45, sad­dle­back.co.uk Up­cy­cling isn’t just rid­ing up hills – it also means tak­ing some­thing that would have oth­er­wise ended up in land­fill and turn­ing it into some­thing else. In this in­stance that’s old in­ner tubes and wet­suits, which Silca has turned into this weather-re­sis­tant wal­let re­plete with a rather fetch­ing dom­i­na­trix­golfer aes­thetic.

3 RO­MANCE JER­SEY AND CAP

£110, rmnc.cc If we had a flower for ev­ery time we thought of you, dear reader, we could walk through our gar­den for­ever. A de­li­ciously ro­man­tic no­tion, yes, but not as ro­man­tic as the no­tion that all prof­its from these pimpin’ Ro­mance jer­sey and cap bun­dles go di­rectly to World Bi­cy­cle Re­lief, a fan­tas­tic or­gan­i­sa­tion that pro­vides spe­cially de­signed, lo­cally made bi­cy­cles to stu­dents, health­care work­ers and en­trepreneurs across Africa, South Amer­ica and South­east Asia.

4 RO­TOR RVOLVER HUBS

£147 front, £328 rear, sad­dle­back.co.uk

The Bea­tles al­bum Re­volver was very nearly called Abra­cadabra, with other names con­sid­ered Fat Man and Af­ter Ge­og­ra­phy, a Ringo sug­ges­tion in ref­er­ence to the Rolling Stones’ Af­ter­math. In a strange co­in­ci­dence, Ro­tor’s new hubs, at 288g the pair with an all-new ‘float­ing clutch’ free­hub, were nearly called Re­volver, un­til Ro­tor de­cided drop­ping cru­cial vow­els from words was still cl.

5 FUCHS SILKOLENE LUBES

£7.99, silkolene.com Ar­guably the big­gest story to come out of Stoke-on-trent since Ar­mitage merged with Shanks in 1969 to pro­duce the most fa­mous san­i­tary en­gi­neer­ing com­pany in Bri­tain, Pot­ter­ies­based mo­tor­cy­cle oil com­pany Fuchs Silkolene is now mak­ing a range of ‘su­pe­rior, long-last­ing’ lubes for bi­cy­cles. If they’re good enough for 200mph Mo­togp bikes, they’re good enough for us.

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