January 19, 2018

Many bicycles were ridden to the works where David had started life as an engineering apprentice. He rode the same machine he used to race at weekends. His meagre income had been invested in it since the day he first got work. The frame was specially measured for him a...

October 17, 2017

The Navigator has set sail onto the sea of books. Rather fortunately, just as one would wish, people have asked me how far the stories are rooted in historical fact. Well, it is a fair enough question. Utterly understandable that people might ask it. However, I am not...

July 10, 2017

Do you find drop outs interesting? The sort your bike wheel nestles in?

Well, so it seems, do quite a few people, including the owner of this old bike. Built when David was an engineering apprentice between 1945 and 1950, the machine has been saved form the garage and w...

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