Man with bicycle wheel and pump

New Courses!

Starting in September I will offering basic bicycle maintenance courses for both absolute beginners and regular riders. Designed to be fun, family friendly and informative I am running two levels of bicycle maintenance courses for small groups: Bicycle Maintenance For Absolute Beginners Bicycle Maintenance For Regular Riders Bicycle Maintenance For Absolute Beginners is aimed at people Read more about New Courses![…]

Charge Cooker Mountain Bike

Variety Is the Spice of Life

I was just taking a quick look back through my workshop records at some of the bikes I have worked on recently and was once again, amazed at the variety of even a small sample. They include: Bianchi Nirone 7 Boardman Road Comp Boardman Sport DRC Cannondale Adventure 400 Cannondale Synapse Carrera Subway Charge Cooker Read more about Variety Is the Spice of Life[…]

Rear of Man Fixing a Bicycle

Do You Need An Event Mechanic?

I spent a lovely sunny afternoon yesterday helping out and checking over the bikes for the Magor & Undy Sponsored Charity Family Bike Ride 2019. All the money raised went to Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice and Prostate Cymru. I have done many Charity events now, mainly with St Davids Hospice, but also with commercial events and Read more about Do You Need An Event Mechanic?[…]

Cycle with Wheelchair attached to side

Adapted Cycling

A first for me. The National Star College at Hereford – a college designed for people with complex and multiple learning disabilities – asked me to help get some adapted cycles they discovered in storage, restored and safe for reuse. I didn’t know much about this arrangement, or the advantages and pitfalls, and could find very Read more about Adapted Cycling[…]

Wilier Escape Bicycle

Wilier Escapes

This Wilier was looking rather tired after being left outside for a while. The bar tape had faded and the tyres had cracked and perished. The Campagnolo components were rusty and the brakes and chain were beyond saving. New Campagnolo Veloce replacements were fitted. After a service,  good clean and replacing the cables and outers, Read more about Wilier Escapes[…]

Mongoose Hybrid Bicycle

Stop The Mongoose

This mongoose wasn’t stopping and upon inspection of the front Promax brake caliper, it was immediately obvious that the caliper return spring had snapped in half. Checking the bike over as part of a Tune-up service showed that the chain and cassette also needed replacing. I replaced the broken caliper with a Clarks CMD-17, fitted Read more about Stop The Mongoose[…]