Tuesday, 29 January 2008


So you've probably guessed I haven't moved to Amsterdam yet and I'm still working my office job at the DWP..gutted. The job overseas is still on the cards but just a matter of waiting for it to come up. I'm actually moving to North Shields next month as my flatmate has bought an apartment down there, that will be my new base for all my shit when I eventually start the new job.
There has been a few dry and mild days of late and it has been good to get out there and ride, can't wait for the summer months! T-shirt and shorts weather, lazing on the grass.. good times.
I've got a Jo Oliphant interview coming up over the next 2 weeks, Jo is from Whitley Bay and is really good. I promise to document some new spots soon as well.
Rock the Kasbah.

Monday, 28 January 2008

whats in a name??

I was thinking that the web address for this blog is too long and difficult to remember. www.streetspotsnewcastle.blogspot.com doesn't really have a ring to it if you know what I mean. Any ideas for shorter names would be greatly appreciated.

Thursday, 24 January 2008

Bike Check

I've been off work all week with the flu so in my boredom I thought I'd do a bike check.
Frame: Fly KP Tierra 20.6"
Fork: Fly KP Tierra
Stem: Fly Malaga (coffee)
Headset: FSA sealed internal
Bars: Fly KP Tierra (un cut)
Brake lever: Odyssey
Grips: Fly Ruben (black)
Brake cable: Odyssey
Seat clamp: Fly built in
Seat Post: Fit
Seat: Profile
Cranks: Profile 175mm w/ Ti Axle
BB: Fly
Pedals: Odyssey Jim C's sealed/magnesium
Sprocket: Fly 28 T
Brake: Fly
Front wheel: Odyssey Vandero hub on Odyssey Hazard Lite
Front Tire: Odyssey Path 2.10
Rear Wheel: Odyssey Hazard cassette w/ 1 piece 10 T driver on G-Sport Ribcage
Rear Tire Odyssey Frequency 1.85
Chain: KMC 510
Pegs: (sometimes) Front T1, rear Odyssey J Peg Lite

Mods: I cut the axles down on the wheels, cut the seatpost down, sprayed my front wheel and sprocket brown and thats it. Its low, light and quick.. really good to ride.