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Your gear hanger is your friend

So far this week I’ve had four bikes in with bent gear hangers. One owner knew the hanger was bent, another complained of a bad gear change, the other two were unaware.

LOOK at me now

A poorly LOOK 585 is now resplendent with a Dura-Ace C24 wheelset, new rear dérailleur, cassette and KMC chain following a full strip down and rebuild.

Spring causes changing problems

My wife rides a nice little black carbon number equipped with a Shimano 105 groupset. She’s recently been complaining that changing gear with the front dérailleur has been getting increasingly difficult.

TdY TV gremlins

You may have been as disappointed as me when the Tour de Yorkshire TV coverage failed on Saturday. It’s a miracle of technology that we get the pictures at all!

The Workshop client area is launched

“The Workshop” is available to clients by logging into our website. All clients receive an invitation by e-mail.

We’ve re-opened!

Following a major workshop refit The Cycle Mechanic is back in business to serve the needs of serious road cyclists in north Lancashire and south Cumbria.

It’s the wrong grease Grommit!

Yet another bottom bracket assembled using the wrong type of grease. In addition the bottom bracket had not been serviced for some time and was seized. Of course this one used plastic cups both sides and the plastic had deteriorated and lost its strength.

You’ll be having a cup of tea?

No it’s not an April Fool! You’ll be very welcome to a brew of your choice when you visit The Cycle Mechanic as every problem is aided by a cup of tea. The cat’s not part of the deal though!

Workshop nearing completion

Workshop refurbishment nearing completion

It doesn’t look like much has happened here but good progress has been made with the refurbishment. The workshop has been insulated and decorated.

Industry qualifications

City & Guilds Qualified Bicycle Mechanic and Workplace Trainer & Assessor

Friendly, personal approach

We work by strict appointment so we have time to fully understand your requirements.

Fully insured

The Cycle Mechanic is fully insured so your bike is safe in our care.

Excellent customer service

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