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Well, it has been a while since my last post. Things have been rather hectic in Sweat ‘n Gears land, but I am now making the time to try and post something on a regular basis.

So this morning while on Facebook, I saw an awesome video from the guys at Vittoria. And hats off to them for showing the hardships the pro riders need to go through, especially in what we are referring to as Spring.



Knog's Porno Patches

Knog's Porno Patches

So it’s been a full year since I was at the Cycle Show and showed you some of the coolest racing bikes on earth. Man, time really does fly past. I do wish it would slow down a bit, or maybe I’m just doing too much.

The Cycle Show in London opened today (well, actually yesterday but that was for the the trade). We (The Tour of Britain) have a stand there too this year and opposite us are the guys and gals from Moore Large, distributers in the UK for amongst other things, Basso Bikes and Knog. More on Basso to come over the course of this weekend, but for now I’ll tell you about Knog.

Knog are not your conventional type of cycling equipment manufacturer. Not by any means!  I saw a few months back the press they were getting about their ‘Porno Patches’ – see image above – due to them calling their puncture repair kit a porno patch. Serioulsy clever marketing as it had every one talking about it.

Anyway, so thanks to the guys at Moore Large, I was able to get my hands on a Porno Patch. Even the packing makes it look like it’s a condom. That was also the first thing my wife said when she saw me with it – “what are you doing with a condom?”

The best part of the packing is the text on the back. It says:

A lab test revealed that if you give these kinky self -adhesive patches to girls they’ll fix their bike puncture quick smart and ride away with a bike as sexy on the inside as the outside, and that if you give them to boys they’ll stick them on their nipples. Nuff said.

So if you want to get your own Porno Patch and see what the fuss is all about, get down to the Cycle Show and visit the Moore Large stand. And I’m sure if you ask nicely, you might even be able to get your hands on Knog’s Skankers 2009 (see image below). Now you’ll have to get your own to see what these are about 🙂

Knog Skankers

Knog Skankers