It is no longer a legal requirement, to wear face masks in shops. However, it would be appreciated, if those with "Flu like" symptoms postpone their visits. Despite the relaxing of restrictions, only one customer (Or party), at a time, is allowed to enter the shop. Please wait by the gate, if there is someone in the shop when you arrive (Or join queue if already formed).
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.
Half day closed Monday 10 October
**UPDATED The shop will be closed from 1pm on 10 October, as we going to attend the funeral of a family friend.
Published Friday 7 October 2022, Updated Friday 7 October 2022
Closed for one week 9 - 16 August
**UPDATED The shop will be closed the week of 9 - 16 August, for what could be called a holiday (A few jobs to do at home, where I need a few days at it).
Published Monday 1 August 2022, Updated Monday 1 August 2022
A return to sanity
**UPDATED There are those who feel that bikes have become too much a manifestation of vanity and that they have become complicated beyond reason.
Published Thursday 21 July 2022, Updated Thursday 21 July 2022
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