See the light!
Dark nights are no reason not to cycle!! With lights like the Electron F650, you can see all that you need to see, at a price that won't break the bank. The F200 is superb value and an ideal back up, urban commute light or head torch.
For the higher outputs,we have the new Raveman range, with units giving up to 1200 lumens.
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.
Christmas & New Year.
**UPDATED We should like to wish our customers the best for the festive season. Our shop opening times are, as usual, normal hours plus closed on the bank holidays - Christmas Day, Boxing Day and 1st January. Our carriers, DPD Local, are closing for the same bank holidays, so orders placed after noon, on Friday 22nd, will be due for collection on Thursday 28 December.
Published Monday 18 December 2017, Updated Monday 18 December 2017
**UPDATED After being postponed twice (Though not announced), we are finally in a position to take a week off, so the shop and website are going to be closed next week. Any outstanding orders will be collected by DPD on Monday. The website will reopen later next week, once the cut off for Friday dispatch has passed. As usual, the prevailing opening times will be displayed at the top of every page on our site. No further closures are planned this year or early next year.
Published Thursday 21 September 2017, Updated Thursday 21 September 2017
Look forward to dark nights!
**UPDATED With September nearly upon us, we have under two months away from the clocks going back. However that's no reason to be worried, as darkness is no longer a reason to curtail your cycling
Published Tuesday 29 August 2017, Updated Tuesday 29 August 2017
Charity cycle rides.
**UPDATED We've had some leaflets detailing an event to take place on 15 October. There are three routes, 30, 50 & 93 miles. See www.castlesandcathedrals.org.uk for more details.
Published Friday 25 August 2017, Updated Friday 25 August 2017
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