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.
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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.
**UPDATED Although our postal address is Crickhowell, we have suffered no damage during the recent floods (Indeed, bad as it is, only a small part of Crickhowell was flooded). The Usk bridge, at Crickhowell, remains closed but the bridge, at Llangynidr, has remained open. The B4558 is now fully open.
Published Tuesday 18 February 2020, Updated Wednesday 19 February 2020
Advanced notice of funeral.
**UPDATED My late grandmother's youngest sister died recently, aged 97 and provisionally it looks as if the funeral will be on 5th March. As she lived some distance away, the shop will not be open that day.
Published Friday 7 February 2020, Updated Friday 7 February 2020
**UPDATED DPD Local have sent us a newsletter concerning Brexit. Whilst most of our customers are in the UK, we have some in Europe and this will be of interest to them.
Published Tuesday 4 February 2020, Updated Tuesday 4 February 2020
Christmas & New Year.
**UPDATED As usual, aside from where normal working days coincide with Bank Holidays (In which case we shall be closed), we shall be open normal hours. DPD Local, contrary to previous advice, now advise that they won't be collecting on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.
Published Saturday 7 December 2019, Updated Tuesday 17 December 2019
Notice of holiday closure
**UPDATED cyclebasket will be closed, for a week, from the close of business on Saturday 21st, to 9am on Monday 30th September. The website will be down from Sunday 22nd, to the afternoon of Friday 27th September. All outstanding orders, from the end of next week, will be collected by DPD Local, on Monday 23rd September.
Published Saturday 14 September 2019, Updated Sunday 22 September 2019
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