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I’ve just been having a kind of conversation with Simon, of Honor Cycles. It went like this….. So you’ve started a new bike servicing business. Tell me the basics – what’s it called and where do you operate? Honor Cycles is … Continue reading
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You might have heard of Dr Bike, or even have a Dr Bike leaflet thrust into your hand as I did a while back. I think that must have been somewhere on the local Busway when Dr Bike’s assistants were … Continue reading
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When a friend of mine popped around with his girlfriend’s bike which needed some TLC, I ought to have been wary when I saw the labels ‘Professional’ and ‘Cycle King’ on the same machine. Is this someone’s pride and joy? … Continue reading
In contrast to yesterday’s post where I praised some thoughtful behaviour on a canal towpath, I thought this was worth highlighting as an appalling example of road maintenance in Central Bedfordshire. I have noticed before examples of painting over blocked … Continue reading
You might wonder whether these pre-glued puncture repair patches are any good. I have tried quite a few different brands and these are the ones I like the best : Park Tools Super Patch. In the grand scheme of things, … Continue reading
Some friends of ours asked if I could fix the hub on their daughter’s bike. That was done without too much fuss by cleaning, greasing and replacing the correct number of 3/16th ball bearings along with adjusting the cones to … Continue reading
The 4th Rule of Saturday Cycling is “Remember the multi-tool and share the Nakd truth” For today’s cycle ride I decided to go alone and have a gentle ride. Quite a breezy day, mostly dry and neither too hot or … Continue reading
Today has been a real cycling medley. I’ve taken a days’ annual leave to catch up on a few things at home. Naturally cycling features amongst my ‘pottering’ around and what a strange mixture of cycling related things today! After … Continue reading
2nd Saturday cycle ride rule: when dealing with a flat tyre, always have a supply of nakd wholefoods gluten free handy This is about the next nakd (handle) bar and another puncture. It is just as well I am not … Continue reading
I have had two punctures in the last month while commuting. Repairing punctures on the roadside is a necessary reality for every cyclist sooner or later and makes the difference between a 10 minute delay and being totally stranded. I … Continue reading
Changing the battery in a wireless Cateye Strada is a fiddly task which normally needs doing about once a year. Having said that, this is now the second time this year – either crap batteries from Wiggle or the … Continue reading
Please note – this is not the website for The Hub cycle cafe in Redbourn. If you’re trying to make contact with this wonderful place, please follow this link – click here Go into any “normal” bike shop and you … Continue reading
If you ride a bike, you’ll almost certainly get a puncture at some point (no pun intended). Just a reality of cycling I guess but there are things you can do to minimise this downer (is that another pun?). Preparation … Continue reading