Standards, standards, standards. Standards rule. Or do they? The idea of a standard in bicycle manufacture is that an agreed design is commonly adopted amongst manufacturers such that common tooling can be developed and parts can be interchanged between bikes easily. With the plethora of standards now competing, there is no longer any such thing […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Handbuilt Bicycle show presents the work some of the UK’s (and world’s) best custom bicycle frame builders, and plays host to some of the best component manufacturers from around the globe. It’s a festival of bicycle fanaticism and, if you love bikes and engineering, then there’s not a show in the country that can […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
1. You can’t fix your brakes because you’ve forgotten to pack a syringe. 2. You have to wait at the end of every descent because one of your group is still riding 26″. 3. You’ve just stolen an awesome KOM but you’re unable to make your Strava ride public as you’ve ridden too many “off-piste” […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
One of the best things about working in a bike shop is being able to blow off the cobwebs after work with the guys you work with. One of the best things about working in a bike shop in North Wales is that the rides after work can be properly epic. Yesterday’s “Shop Ride” was […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I can clearly remember learning to ride a bike: I first pedalled unaided in a small park in a small town in the midlands when I was about 4 or 5 years old. I might not be able to recall the exact time or location, but I can picture it in my mind like I […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
There has been much controversy and plenty of debate over the last weeks and months over the varying wheel sizes available in the sport of mountain biking. Once upon a time everywhere you looked there was standardisation: everyone was riding 26″ wheels. Then, thanks in no small part to the perseverance of Gary Fisher, 29″ […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I get paid about £10 an hour. (Bike trade!) That’s £2.50 for every 15 minutes. This morning I got up 15 minutes early, which meant that by the time I’d climbed the Bwlch I had enough spare time to face this choice: carry on down into Dolgellau on the main road with all the traffic, […]Continue Reading... 5 Comments.
I’ve added several new dates for MTB skills coaching and bike maintenance courses for March and April 2012 -check out the calendar for full details. As per last summer I’ll be running some basic skills short courses on Saturday evenings at Coed y Brenin, and these will start this spring and run throughout the year. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I’ve been off the bike for too long. A bad cold followed by a week away snowboarding, swiftly followed by a heavy bout of flu has left the bike(s) festering in the shed. That said, the forced absence from the saddle has provided the opportunity to actually get in the shed and do some long […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
If you’ve missed the post and you’re still stuck for a Christmas present for that special person, why not consider a Wheelism MTB Skills Coaching Gift Voucher? The vouchers can be for any of our courses (MTB Skills, bike maintenance, or guiding), for any amount (how much do you love them?), and can be sent […]Continue Reading... No Comments.