Tag: old

The Weirdest Mountain Bikes and Tech Ever Made | GMBN Tech Does Halloween

(logo swooshing) – It’s Halloween so we’re going to take you for a ride through the freak show and check out some of the most bizarre bikes and tech that’s ever happened in the mountain bike world. Some of this stuff is weird. Some of this stuff is horrible. Some of this stuff is hideous. […]

Are E-Bikes For Cool Kids? | EMBN Show Ep. 47

– Chris, did you know that electric bikes have been around way before mountain bikes have? – No, no idea. – Yeah, it goes back to 1881. A Frenchman called Gustave Trouvé. – He’s the guy that invented the electric tricycle, right? – Yeah, guess it was a tricycle. I guess tricycles are for kids, […]

Building A Retro Replica Bike | 1920’s (ish) Giro Challenge Part 1

(logo whooshing) – Now what with it being the Giro d’italia I was having a chat to Si in the office about how tough the riders were back in the 1920s. How they battled over mountains with just two gears on their bikes. One on either side of a flip-flop hub. And I said to […]

Building The Bike | Vintage Replica Bike Build Part 2

(whooshing) – Okay, the time has come to build up this bike into something that loosely resembles what the riders were using about 100 years ago. And while loads of you loved it when I built up that cheap bike to super bike so hopefully this may give some of you an inspiration too. Well, […]

Will Modern Road Bike Wheels Fit A Retro Bike Frame? | GCN Tech Clinic

(whoosh) – Welcome back to another episode of the GCN Tech Clinic, where your problems I try to solve. So if you’ve got one, leave it for me down there in the Comments section below. Right, I’m going to crack on. First question this week comes in from Carlos Martins, who says, “Jon, I’m having […]

Is Suspension On Road Bikes Just A Gimmick? | GCN Tech Show Ep. 68

(bassy explosions) – Welcome to the GCN Tech Show. – This week, we’ve got loads of new tech. New bikes, custom shades, the bike vault, your upgrade, plus our main talking point, is suspension on road bikes just a gimmick? Can of worms, that jon. – It is a can of worms. – Can of […]