Category: Technical and reviews

Steel is real part 2 – the queen of Italy’s eyes.

So off went the frame to Vernon Barker. In fact to Dave Baille, who is now the owner and builder, restorer at Vernon Barker cycles in Dronfield. Gave me a good opportunity to catch up with an old mate who lives in Dronfield, a nice old mining village on the edge of the Peak District

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Steel is real, Part one.

Back in the day, Vernon Barker built some very nice bikes. Indeed he still does. The owner and proprietor of a shop in Dronfield, which is still going, his bikes were popular with club riders and one even won the Milk Race (what is now the Tour of Britain) with the great Malcolm Elliot on

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Speak Well English

Around September time a small group of us spent a very pleasant few hours canoeing down the river at Haye on Wye.  The antics of Dave Cole and John Hitchcock’s son, Joe could easily be the subject of a Hub Ub article on their own.  Maybe another time.  Suffice it to say that Dave’s wife

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