It's been another really busy week, not only for me, but for the mail men too. Several pairs have wheels have been delivered and fitted, a pair of forks, lots of tyres, disc brake rotors, headsets etc.
Below are some pictures of latest bikes to be repaired and upgraded. Sadly there ain't many action shots as generally I don't have a hand free to take pictures Of me working, especially when I'm upto my eyes in grease & oil too.
The kinesis forks below had to have the steerer tube measured & cut and the star nut installing before they could be fitted to the bike.
Also, prior to that a new superstar grand bambino headset was fitted to reduce the 1.5" headtube of the cannondale down to a standard 1 1/8".
One set of wheels which were delivered this week went on a customers scott scale 30. He'd specified that he wanted a second pair of wheels so he could easily swap between on-road and off road without having to swap tyres all the time.
Below are some pictures of the wheels and bike.
The other wheels went on another customers mountain bike, who had requested good quality strong wheels which could be run tubeless. Again superstar components can't be beaten for quality and price so I placed the order with them. Fitted to them are schwable hans dampf tyres which are good all round tyres suitable for a wide range of conditions and terrain.
Its been another busy few weeks, broken up by 10 relaxing days holiday in Turkey.
Several wheels have been built and lots of bikes have been serviced ready for the summer months.
One of the most interesting and unusual jobs involved a Pace Rc300 bike, which had a 2" crack in the headtube. Having researched the fault and found that other owners had had their bikes repaired I call pace cycles at dalby and they gave me the number of a company in derby that can repair the frames.
Having called Spondon engineering who were very friendly I agreed to drop the bike off and the customer would collect it the next day.
All went well and i received the bike back welded up. They did a great job on it, all that was left was to put the headset back in, rebleed the brakes, fit the new forks and fit the new front brake.
See pictures below.
Another unusual job was the fitting of a wee ride child seat to a tandem.
This required some customization to make it fit, but meant one happy customer.
It's been a busy couple of weeks, hence the lack of blog posts.
Repairs included, fitting a bike with all new gears, a bb30 bottom bracket conversion, wheel rebuild, plenty of services, fitting new tyres etc.
Below are some pictures of what i've been working on.
I am the company founder and a very keen cyclist who has enjoyed cycling since the first day I sat on my first bike. What I love about cycling is the freedom and chance to go places under your own steam. Plus, it keeps you fit and helps to save money on fuel too!