74 episodes

Hop on board our tandem pod: It's Captain Alex and Jenni the Stoker! Join us as we navigate the wild and wonderful world of wheels. Comin atcha from London Bike Kitchen's DIY Bike Workshop, we're here to pull back the curtain on the industry and showcase a glorious smorgasbord of hidden cycling delights. Coz cycling's not just for roadies...or MAMILS...or Freds...plum smugglers...lycra louts..... ~ Work handles ~ London Bike Kitchen www.lbk.org.uk/ ~ Our personal handles ~ Alex Davis twitter.com/Singyamatokun Jenni Gwiazdowski twitter.com/money_melon ~ Illustration ~ Korinna Mei Veropoulou https://korinnamei.myportfolio.com/
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Wheel Suckers Podcast London Bike Kitchen

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    • 4.8 • 63 Ratings

Hop on board our tandem pod: It's Captain Alex and Jenni the Stoker! Join us as we navigate the wild and wonderful world of wheels. Comin atcha from London Bike Kitchen's DIY Bike Workshop, we're here to pull back the curtain on the industry and showcase a glorious smorgasbord of hidden cycling delights. Coz cycling's not just for roadies...or MAMILS...or Freds...plum smugglers...lycra louts..... ~ Work handles ~ London Bike Kitchen www.lbk.org.uk/ ~ Our personal handles ~ Alex Davis twitter.com/Singyamatokun Jenni Gwiazdowski twitter.com/money_melon ~ Illustration ~ Korinna Mei Veropoulou https://korinnamei.myportfolio.com/
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    Crumb Culture & Bike Medicine with Christina Torres of Cyclista Zine

    Crumb Culture & Bike Medicine with Christina Torres of Cyclista Zine

    An interview with the one and only Christina Torres of Cyclista Zine!
    This episode was recorded in the summer of 2021 - due to circumstances beyond our control (i.e. LIFE) we are releasing it now.
    Listen along as we discuss chocolate chip cookie activism, the Land Back Movement, performative activism, and zines as tools for freedom.
    Things we mention:
    Name the Change Campaign: https://www.change.org/p/dirty-kanza-name-the-change-dk
    Name the Change article: https://www.cxmagazine.com/campaign-petition-launched-to-change-dirty-kanza-gravel-race-dk200
    Birb TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/discover/Bird-tiktok?lang=en
    BrattyXBre tiny zine earrings: https://www.brestinyprintshop.com/ https://www.instagram.com/brattyxbre_/
    Muchachas fanzine: https://www.muchachafanzine.com/
    No more Patreon, get a subscription via the Cyclista Zine website: https://www.cyclistazine.com/
    Insta: @cyclista_zine
    Jenni Gwiazdowski: @money_melon
    Alex Davis: @singyamatokun
    This episode was edited by Mathew Jones: mgjprofessional@gmail.com

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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Save The Rim Brake - Maintenance Minisode

    Save The Rim Brake - Maintenance Minisode

    Do you trust your brakes? The poor, neglected rim brake deserves your full attention - ignore at your peril! Listen to Jenni and Alex for a full "brake" down on how to care for your rim brakes. #savetherimbrake
    Wanna get motivated for regular maintenance? Join London Bike Kitchen's Hex Club! Hex Club is an online weekly fix-a-long, where we tackle maintenance as a team. Join a small group of students under the care and guidance of Jenni Gwiazdowski as we navigate the wonderful world of home maintenance. Every week we will be building good habits, making maintenance second nature, keeping our bikes in top condition, saving money, and feeling empowered.
    https://lbk.org.uk/collections/online-fix-a-longs
    This episode is brought to you by our 3rd Wheels - wanna support the Wheel Suckers? You too can be a 3rd Wheel and keep us going!
    Click here for more >> https://www.wheelsuckerspodcast.com/
    You'll be in good company with these 3rd Wheels:
    Aurelija Venclovaite!
    Kerena Fussell!
    Kirsty Chestnutt!
    Sally Bremner!
    Jonathan Rothwell!
    Aine MacCarthy!
    Max Maier!
    Bence Balla!
    Luc Rocher!
    Jenny Raphael!
    Cyclista Zine!
    Ella Borrie!
    Kirwan Lyster!
    Benjamin Irving Fields!

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    • 43 min
    Cycling for All with Isabelle Clement

    Cycling for All with Isabelle Clement

    Isabelle Clement is the director of Wheels for Wellbeing, a disability led charity in London challenging people to think "beyond the bicycle".
    Guest
    Isabelle Clement
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/IsabelleClement
    Wheels for Wellbeing
    https://wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Wheels4Well
    Support us and become our 3rd Wheel!
    Give us a little push today: https://www.wheelsuckerspodcast.com/support-us
    Recorded via Clean Feed: https://cleanfeed.net/
    Edited by Wardour Studios Elisha! Thank you! http://wardourstudios.co.uk  
    Women of Colour Cycling Collective UK https://womenofcolourcycling.org/
    The London Bike Kitchen www.lbk.org.uk

    Intro Track
    Evangelion - A Cruel Angel's Thesis: Bike Horn Cover www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUamHEvVQy0Sounds
    Work handles
    London Bike Kitchen www.lbk.org.uk
    Our personal handles
    Alex Davis twitter.com/Singyamatokun
    Jenni Gwiazdowski twitter.com/money_melon
    Follow us
    Twitter @WheelSuckersPod
    Instagram @wheelsuckerspod

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    • 53 min
    Constant speed and long distances with Vedangi Kulkarni

    Constant speed and long distances with Vedangi Kulkarni

    In 2018 Vedangi Kulkarni was the youngest woman to attempt circumnavigating the globe by bicycle. We discuss confidence, visas and cycling adventures.
    Guest
    Vedangi Kulkarni
    https://www.vedangikulkarni.com/
    “Wheels and words”
    https://www.instagram.com/wheelsandwords/
    https://twitter.com/wheelsandwords
    Founder of The Adventure Shed https://www.theadventureshed.com/
    !Content warning! from 9:48 Vedangi talks about being mugged at knife point 
    Support us and become our 3rd Wheel!
    Give us a little push today: https://www.wheelsuckerspodcast.com/support-us
    Topics
    The Adventure Shed https://www.theadventureshed.com/
    The Silk Road mountain race https://www.silkroadmountainrace.cc/
    Visas
    It happens when it happens 
    1,000km bike ride in the southwest UK
    Sponsorship 
    Marc Randolph “That will never work” https://twitter.com/mbrandolph
    Adventure Traveller Eva zu Beck https://www.youtube.com/c/EvazuBeckOfficial
    https://www.instagram.com/evazubeck/?hl=en
    Recorded via Clean Feed: https://cleanfeed.net/
    Edited by Wardour Studios Elisha! Thank you! http://wardourstudios.co.uk 
    Women of Colour Cycling Collective UK https://womenofcolourcycling.org/
    The London Bike Kitchen www.lbk.org.uk
    Photo of Vedangi by @woodark
    https://www.instagram.com/woodark/?hl=en
    Intro Track
    Evangelion - A Cruel Angel's Thesis: Bike Horn Cover www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUamHEvVQy0Sounds
    Work handles
    London Bike Kitchen www.lbk.org.uk
    Our personal handles
    Alex Davis twitter.com/Singyamatokun
    Jenni Gwiazdowski twitter.com/money_melon
    Follow us
    Twitter @WheelSuckersPod
    Instagram @wheelsuckerspod

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    • 43 min
    Ciclovía! Open the streets and cycle with your cat with Tiffany Lam

    Ciclovía! Open the streets and cycle with your cat with Tiffany Lam

    We talk to our first three-peat guest, discussing intersectionality and gender in cycling with Tiffany Lam.
    Guest: Tiffany Lam
    https://tiffanylam.me/
    https://twitter.com/tiffany_frances
    Listen to previous interviews with Tiffany:
    The Right to the city: https://www.wheelsuckerspodcast.com/podcast/episode/200f89ce/the-right-to-the-city-with-tiffany-lam
    Mind the cycling gender gap:
    https://www.wheelsuckerspodcast.com/podcast/episode/c1684827/mind-the-cycling-gender-gap-with-tiffany-lam
    Recorded via Clean Feed: https://cleanfeed.net/
    Edited by Wardour Studios Elisha! Thank you! http://wardourstudios.co.uk 
    Support us and become our 3rd Wheel!
    Give us a little push today: https://www.wheelsuckerspodcast.com/support-us
    Women of Colour Cycling Collective UK https://womenofcolourcycling.org/
    The London Bike Kitchen www.lbk.org.uk
    Topics!
    Kimberle Crenshaw
    The Study of Gender and Cycling in Bogota, using the Ciclo Alameda de Medio Milenio as a pilot
    “Currently, only 25% of cyclists in Bogota are female” 
    The CAMM - the new Ciclo Alameda Medio Milenio - CAMM cycle lane. 
    “Women make up 26% of cycling trips in London” 
    Ciclovía https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ciclov%C3%ADa
    Independent workers of Great Britain
    The rise of Uber Eats gang masters is tearing the gig economy apart
    https://www.wired.co.uk/article/uber-eats-italy
    The forgotten frontline 
    https://tribunemag.co.uk/2021/02/britains-other-frontline
    LTN! Low traffic networks!
    Milly we love you!
    Jun’s kitchen: 
    Stephanie Kelton's Twitter handle: @StephanieKelton 
    Kate Raworth's Twitter handle: @KateRaworth
    The Reductress Minute: https://reductress.com/podcasts/ 
    BUY Mind the Cycling Gender Gap Zine!
    Online via Microcosm Publishing https://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/zines/9549
    In London at Pages of Hackney https://pagesofhackney.co.uk
    Artwordss Shoreditch + Broadway Market https://www.artwords.co.uk/
    Broken Spoke Co-op http://bsbcoop.org/
    Intro Track
    Evangelion - A Cruel Angel's Thesis: Bike Horn Cover www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUamHEvVQy0Sounds
    Work handles
    London Bike Kitchen www.lbk.org.uk
    Our personal handles ~
    Alex Davis twitter.com/Singyamatokun
    Jenni Gwiazdowski twitter.com/money_melon
    Follow us
    Twitter @WheelSuckersPod
    Instagram @wheelsuckerspod

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    • 52 min
    Sacrificial Chain - Maintenance Minisode

    Sacrificial Chain - Maintenance Minisode

    Maintain your bike and your bike will maintain you. Absorb essential bicycle maintenance advice thanks to your Captain Jenni, Director of the London Bike Kitchen.
    Watch how to take your chain off thanks to the LBK Online Class membership: https://lbk.org.uk/pages/online-class-library
    Today's topic: How to clean your chain!
    Part of our bike maintenance minisodes, listen to more!
    Lube https://play.acast.com/s/wheel-suckers-podcast/lube-ydube-ydo-maintenanceminisode
    How to pump up your tyres https://play.acast.com/s/wheel-suckers-podcast/pumpinguptyres-maintenanceminisode
    Recorded via Clean Feed: https://cleanfeed.net/
    Edited by Wardour Studios Elisha! Thank you!
    http://wardourstudios.co.uk 
    ~ Support us and become our 3rd Wheel! ~
    Give us a little push today: https://www.wheelsuckerspodcast.com/support-us
    You'll be in good company with these friends
    Aurelija Venclovaite!
    Kerena Fussell!
    Kirsty Chestnutt!
    Kate Thompson!
    Sally Bremner!
    Jonathan Rothwell!
    Ella Green!
    Áine MacCarthy
    Max Maier!
    "The chain is a sacrificial part. Bless the chain so we may ride again." 
    Clean before you lube!
    Prolong the life of your bike!
    What is a chain?
    Diagram!
    Rough prices
    8 speed chain £13
    11 speed £20
    8 speed cassette £30
    11 speed cassette £50
    Chainrings a pound a tooth
    A brief moment with Richard. We welcome to return of our beloved bicycle guru Richard Ballentine https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Ballantine
    The sock on the hand! We love you!
    Intro Track
    Evangelion - A Cruel Angel's Thesis: Bike Horn Cover www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUamHEvVQy0Sounds
    Work handles
    London Bike Kitchen www.lbk.org.uk
    Our personal handles ~
    Alex Davis twitter.com/Singyamatokun
    Jenni Gwiazdowski twitter.com/money_melon
    Follow us
    Twitter @WheelSuckersPod
    Instagram @wheelsuckerspod

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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

FolkLikeYou ,

Great to have you back in our ears!

You’ve been missed

AureliaV ,

Info and jokes

One of my favourite podcasts. I look forward to every episode (but sometimes save them up for a long indoor training ride!). Some episodes are more informational, others more story-telling focused. But all are presented with empathy, humour and expertise that obviously comes from many years of knowing and being cyclists. My absolute favourite about this pod is the opening tune. I wish I had it as a ringtone - whenever I hear it I know something good is to come.

Thomas Mouse ,

This pod keeps getting better!

Hey guys, keep up the good work. I’ve been loving this pod, even the chain lube episode. Really enjoyed the latest one, excellent chatting. Thanks!

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