See the light!
Dark nights are no reason not to cycle!! With lights like the Smart LAM 700USB, you can see all that you need to see, at a price that won't break the bank. What's more, despite it's low price, this light has an excellent reliability record (Unblemished so far as we are concerned)!!
For the ultimate in performance, we have the Light & Motion range. Don't be fooled by figures that some claim for their lights!! Some will claim more lumens than Light & Motion, yet their lights will not be as bright and what's more, output will soon drop. Light & Motion deliver at least what they claim to deliver and with staying power!!
Still hard to beat!!
A properly built traditional wheel still has much to commend it, particularly for the cyclist who has to fund his or her own sport. Each spoke costs pence, rather than pounds and is also easy to get. Traditional spokes are still much as they have been for many years, simply being available in varying gauges and lengths.
Few, if any, minimal spoke, factory wheels are as completely round as a traditional 32 or 36 hole wheel. The reduction in the number of spokes results in the need for a heavier rim, which is able to tolerate being supported in fewer places. In quite a few cases, this results overall in a heavier wheel.
The Mavic Open Pro rim, built around a Shimano 105 hub, is a good balance of lightness, reliability, serviceability and value.
Click Here to read a review of our wheels.
Don't get in the middle of a bad chain reaction.
Get the most out of your chain but not at the expense of your sprockets and chainrings. A chain wear gauge will tell you when you need to renew the chain. We offer two types, the more sophisticated being the Park Tools version, whilst the VAR chain checker is a simple go/no go gauge, that is a lot cheaper.
Are you a magician?
If so, maybe you can align your rear gear hanger by eye with a Mole grips.
All cyclists should have a rear gear hanger alignment tool!
If your gear hanger is out of line, it is IMPOSSIBLE to set up your gears properly! This tool allows you to easily and quickly check and correct gear hanger alignment.
Unless the rear gear hanger is aligned correctly, the gear system will never function as intended by the manufacturers.
One fall is enough to cause a problem.
Whilst we try not to start celebrating Chritstmas in September, we have had notification from Interlink Express, concerning deliveries. Please see http://www.interlinkexpress.com/content/about/delivery_schedule.jsp . So far as the shop is concerned, we are closed only for Bank Holidays, plus the normal Sunday & Wednesday. We will be open 9 - & 2 -6 on Tuesday 29th December.
Published Tuesday 17 November 2015
It appears that spammers have hijacked the cyclebasket email domain and used firstname.lastname@example.org to send spam, many emails to addresses in Germany. We wish to make it perfectly clear that we don't use such an email address and that the emails are regretably beyond our control. It is s shame the individuals concerned don't have better things to do and I would suggest they "Get a life"!
Published Saturday 14 November 2015
We shall be closed from 14th to 21st September, for holidays. I apologise for the short notice but nothing was certain and it all depended on a large order for bikes being completed this week!
Published Friday 11 September 2015
News from cyclebasket.com
**UPDATED We shall be closed for part of next Tuesday (11th) and next Friday (14th) for funerals (Neither of the deceased are connected to cyclebasket). On Tuesday, the closure will be around lunchtime and early afternoon. On Friday, times have yet to be confirmed.
Update - The shop will not now be closing on Friday, since the funeral is to be a private one, just for immediate family of the deceased.
Published Thursday 6 August 2015, Updated Tuesday 11 August 2015
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