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  • Some clarification on Pump-gate

      #PUMPGATE   Some background.  Our shop is located on the corner of 240 Brick Lane and Padbury Court.   Brick Lane at this point, north of Bethnal Green Road, is a quiet residential street with…

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    The singular joy of a custom B.A.R.

    We specialise in custom builds on classic frames here at Isambard’s. This Bates B.A.R. from the end of last year is one of our favourites to date…   The Bates name was established in 1926, when…

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    On the Virtues of Muddy Bicycles

    Somewhere in the dim and still-fading annals of my adolescence, for a birthday which I supposed (about a decade prematurely, I now know) to signal the proximity of my adulthood, I was bought a bicycle which fundamentally changed everything I understood cycling to be about. Like many kids, I’d spent countless formative hours charging round the estate roads and up and down the big hill on the school fields. (Fields now bounded by a secure 10 foot fence. An agonising imponderable this – further liminal angst – who is bounded from what?) Doing myself injuries and discovering thrills. Pleasure and pain, mingling like blood with dirty water.

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