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This is funny! An advert promoting Fort William as the Outdoor Capital of these isles featuring none other than Mr Jimmy Saville pretending to be Danny Macaskill…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-12579075

Believe it or not both these awesome people have actually been in Bothy Bikes AT THE SAME TIME. Jimmy used to work here as a mechanic and Danny used to come in when he was up promoting the Aviemore walking festival.

I thought Aviemore was Scotland’s Outdoor Capital anyway…

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Transition are calling their Covert bike a “quiver killer”. We don’t think that has anything to do with mad archers, at least we hope not… It’s a good tongue twister anyhow.

http://www.moredirt.co.uk/stories/Transition-Bikes-Covert-Overview/1930/

The more XC orientated amongst us are thinking that honour might go to the new Bandit, or even a rumoured 29er hmm…

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Ever since Bothy Bikes first started I’ve loved opening the boxes of new stock for the shop, especially when they contain something new and exciting.

A consignment might “only” contain a few, some would say mundane, spares for the workshop. But that 68-122.5 Shimano bottom bracket has arrived just in time to get someone’s pride and joy on the road again, and that’s good!

Significantly higher up the excitement scale from a UN54 bottom bracket is a new issue of the Ride Journal.

It’s the glorious smell of soy-based ink that hits you first, followed by the wonderful ilovedust cover illustrations which spirit you away to a strange Princess Mononoke world of cycling.

Inside there’s cornucopia of articles photos and illustrations including one by Billy Childish about this song which you can listen to and then buy:

The Buff Medways – The Medway Wheelers

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