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.
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.
We shall be closed, for holidays, from 6pm on Saturday 8th September, until 9am on Monday 17th September. Any outstanding Internet orders, from Friday and Saturday 7/8th, will be collected by DPD Local on Monday 10th. The website will reopen on the afternoon of Friday 14th.
Published Saturday 18 August 2018
DPD Local News - Deliveries impacted this weekend by events in London and other key road closures
**UPDATED This weekend many London roads were closed due to the BikeLondon event, whilst Saturday also saw long tailbacks both sides of the Thames river following a fire in the Blackwall Tunnel. On Sunday we also saw the M6 closed, junction 13 to 14, due to a major traffic incident.
Published Monday 30 July 2018, Updated Monday 30 July 2018
Old bike for sale.
**UPDATED A Mr Keith Whitelock called to the shop. He is looking to sell a 1950s Harry Ferris road bike, that he has owned since the 1950s. I’ve not seen the bike but if anyone is interested, Mr Whitelock can be contacted on 07761 752124.
Published Friday 29 June 2018, Updated Friday 29 June 2018
**UPDATED It looks as though DPD Local weren't able to dispatch parcels from the local depot last night and it seems next deliveries are Tuesday. This effectively becomes based on Monday collection (There is no collection today and very little is moving). For those, who can get to us, the shop is open.
Published Friday 2 March 2018, Updated Friday 2 March 2018
**UPDATED The shop is open as normal, 9-1 & 2-6. This will be the case tomorrow and Saturday. DPD Local are experiencing some problems with deliveries.
Published Thursday 1 March 2018, Updated Thursday 1 March 2018
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