Monthly Archives: December 2018

  • Signs that your bike needs servicing

    Posted in on 19th December 2018.

    Some people aren’t aware when their bike needs servicing. Now that winter is dawning on us, it is important to check that everything is in working order, as nobody wants to be stranded on a dark and cold winter’s evening. We’ve helped by putting together some signs to give you a heads up to when your bike will need servicing. Here are some of the signs: The gear shifts are not smooth - It is a relatively intricate system, so as you can ima...

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  • Derailleur Hanger 430

    Posted in on 12th December 2018.

    What is the correct name for a derailleur hanger? Derailleur hangers can also be known as mech hangers, rear mech hangers, dropout hangers, mountain bike hangers, road bike hangers, gear mech hangers, cast hangers… the list is endless. What is a derailleur hanger? Derailleur hangers are small pieces of metal that are designed to bend or snap to protect the frame of a bike and they are usually attached to the rear frame of a bike, near the dera...

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  • How to: change your bike wheels for winter

    Posted in on 5th December 2018.

    Winter is officially here, but so are we with a ‘how to’ on changing bike tyres. Everything you need to know is below. You’re welcome! First, remove your front wheel To do this, you need to open the front brake calliper’s quick release, you can usually allocate this where the cable enters the brake. Follow by flipping the wheel’s quick release lever and unscrew the nut that is at the other end, until the wheel is loose enough to come of...

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