Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme

Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme

Have you heard about the Governments 'Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme'? The full details of the scheme can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/…/fix-your-bike-voucher-scheme-apply-for… .....but a far more readable update is here:...

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Brake servicing; there’s no stopping you!

Brake servicing; there’s no stopping you!

Modern bicycle disc brakes have great stopping power in both wet and dry conditions. Previously the tech for mountain bikers, disc brakes are a more and more common sight on road bikes and hybrids.....but they do require regular maintenance.  This fluid came out of a...

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Just how bad is chain wear?

Just how bad is chain wear?

Chain wear; just how bad is it? So a few days ago I was working on a customers MTB, the bike was a full-sus Cannondale with a SRAM Eagle drive-train.  The bike was actually in for a seized bottom bracket (my third SRAM PF30 in as many weeks), but when reassembling the...

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The Beast; why, and how?

The Beast; why, and how?

Well, who doesn't like a challenge?   I can distinctly remember the time I was introduced to 'The Beast', or at least its' existence.  It was a beautiful morning in the Yorkshire Dales; I'd driven up from home to see my best mate, and go for a 'leg-stretch' in the...

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Winter woes….and rusty water!

Winter woes….and rusty water!

As the winter season progresses I'm starting to see a lot more issues with bearings and corrosion; here's just a small example of what's been in the workshop over the past few weeks: Indoor rain??  In fairness, this head-set was a surprise.  The bike was in for seized...

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Skills Get Formalised

Skills Get Formalised

I’ve been working on bikes for years, but like so many home mechanics, we’ve made do with a small tool-box of various implements collected over the years; undoubtedly a jar or two with bits of 5, 6 and 7-speed chain links that’ll probably ‘come in handy one day’ also...

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