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[…]
I have been given four more bikes to refurb. #keepingbusy
Sometimes a quick tune-up is all a bike needs to get back on the road after being in the garage for a few years.
With gears that were mud-packed and not working and in need of a new tyre, this Giant Escape had a tune-up the parts sorted and was back on the road.
This Apollo XC.26 is the first bicycle that I have been given to refurb and resell. It isn’t economic to pay for a mechanic to do the work as the cost is usually more than the bike will be worth afterwards. However putting my time in for free will hopefully save another bike from heading Read more about Apollo Refurb Ready For Sale[…]
This is the first single armed bike I have had a chance to work on. Not only that, it is also a folder. Double the fun.
Apollo 11 was the first spaceflight that landed humans on the Moon. The Apollo II (2) just got serviced. #badpun
A pair of Merida Crossway 20 cycles arrived for a Tune-up service. The Black one was fine but the white one’s rear brake just wouldn’t grip the disc. It had all the stopping power of a pat of butter. A process of elimination, from changing the pads to swapping the callipers around ensued. The only Read more about Merida Double[…]
Cube – = + = I spent a very pleasant sunny day taking off all the old components on this 2013 Cube Agree and replacing them with a full Shimano Ultegra 6800 groupset. A subsequent test ride showed a great improvement especially in the braking department. Another bike ready to tackle the 2016 Velothon in Read more about Ultegra Cube Equation[…]
Not every bike is expensive or made of carbon, but every bike deserves a service…and a new inner tube now and then…