January 2012

Paul Smith Designed Stamps

by Adam on 30, January, 2012

We at The Guvnors’ Assembly are rather keen on Mr Smith’s offerings, a well-dressed gentleman with a penchant for bikes, a kindred spirit if ever there was one. We will however be the first to admit that his offerings can be a little pricey in these austere times.

The more astute amongst you may have realised by now that a fairly large sporting jolly is taking place this year in our Capital, to celebrate this bash the Isle of Man Post Office, no doubt chivvied along by the fact that the island boasts a chap who apparently is fairly handy on a bicycle, have commissioned a range of stamps from Mr Smith.

Seven different events are depicted on the stamps, however it is of course (in our humble opinion) the one depicting a bicycle that makes the collection a worthwhile purchase.

The compendium is available from the Isle of Man Post Office Website starting at a very reasonable £4.92 all the way up to £50 for the Special Collectors Book. The book is also available from the Paul Smith website.

So for the price of a couple of pints of London Pride, a philatelist can avail himself of a little artwork from a quintessential British designer.


Guvnor Country

by The Cycling Photographer on 24, January, 2012


The Bike Snob Notebook

by Adam on 23, January, 2012

In today’s’ digital age it is occasionally possible to lose sight that a Gentlemen still needs a way of recording his thoughts and musing whilst out on his travels. I will happily embrace technology, but the thought of removing an iPad from ones musette at a café stop fair makes me shiver.

Of course the de-facto Moleskine notebook will always be sure to receive a nod of approval, however we chaps at The Assembly occasionally like to do things a little differently, to this end I would like to draw to your attention the Bike Snob notebook.

A quick glance at the cover will explain why my attention was drawn to this notebook, while inside a variety of bicycle related paraphernalia illustrate the pages. The over all feel of the book is sure to put a smile on any cycle chaps face.

Well I’m off to pen some original thoughts, where was I? “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”


Win a Woody’s Chopped Chort Fender

January 19, 2012 Accessories

Or one of Mr McF’s to be specific. A few of the more eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed in Mr McF’s little review he mentioned that Mr Woody had popped an extra “fender” into the post. In a jolly kind and generous offer Mr McF has suggested that we could offer it as a prize in […]

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Woody’s Fenders

January 16, 2012 Accessories

Mr McF has been kind enough to provide a little write up and information about the Wood’s Fenders he has recently added to his Guvnor: Adam asked if I would write up my new Woody’s Fenders fenders, or mudguards in the Queen’s English!  A pleasure. Keen/obsessive Forum followers will have seen my clarion call for a group […]

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Limited Edition Tweed Carradice Saddlebags

January 12, 2012 Accessories

This delicious limited edition bag has came to my attention today, what can I say? Produced from a limited edition beeswax-proofed Harris Tweed, so not only good for transporting one’s essentials but a quick rub and a Gentleman’s moustache can be brought under control (although I am a little unsure what this would look like […]

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The Guvnors’ Assembly Holly Run Part II

January 8, 2012 Jollies

  The riders from the Assembly are now home, most of the bikes have been cleaned so what was the day like? The weather gods were well and truly smiling us as we gathered at Wilmslow train station for the beginning of our little jaunt into Cheshire. Unfortunately Mr Martin’s day turned out to be […]

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