Sunday, 28 March 2010

Mobile Bicycle Workshops

A network of qualified mobile bicycle mechanics! 
Here you can view independent mobile bicycle repair business. Showing their mobile workshops. 
View the full list of Mobile Bicycle Mechanics Network www.cycletechuk.com When contacting a company please mention. Cycle Tech UK

If you are working from home or have a busy life! And Don't have time or space in your car, to take your bicycle(s) to the shop? And return to collect. And some times have to wait up to 6 weeks for the repair? Then a qualified mobile bicycle mechanic can come to you! Saving you time and money. Dr. Bikes are trained mechanics who perform health checks for bikes at green events and workplaces. They give bikes a safety check and do basic repairs and maintenance such as fixing punctures and adjusting brakes and gears, as well as advising on potential problems and giving tips on looking after bikes. You can even buy parts, accessories, and bicycles from a mobile mechanic. And have a professional mechanic, fit the parts at your home or place of work. From an all in-one mobile bicycle repair shop. 
NOW, HOW GOOD IS THAT?

Mechanic Finder 
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For All Enquires

Email: service@cycle-tech.co.uk
For approved mechanics full contact details, please click link below for your nearest Cycle Technician or for those listed under "CycleFix" please fill out our enquiry form or email your enquiry direct to martin@cycle-tech.co.uk including your postcode to find out if you are in our service area. Then one of our approved Cycle Technician's will contact you back shortly.


When making contact, please help by saying you found them on Cycle Tech's website.
 With over 80 vans on the road across UK & Ireland.





Google Map - Mobile Bicycle Mechanic Finder

Find a mechanic from the largest national network of mobile bicycle mechanics in the UK. Mobile bicycle repair specialists.


It is strongly advisable to check local mobile bicycle repair specialists through word of mouth and any online information about them. Indeed, making contact with such specialists to find out a little more about them before any problem arises is usually sensible.

Furthermore, this would allow the customer to save the mobile bicycle repair specialist`s contact details in their mobile.

Although there are many things that can go wrong with a bicycle, it is important to check with the mobile bicycle repair specialist what services they provide. Indeed, most customers can expect a comprehensive tune-up to include basic frame and component cleaning.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Riding Elite Rollers

Riding Tips Elite Rollers For beginner PART 1
Elite Ghibli Parabolic Rollers: And Cinelli Zydeco bicycle fitted with road tyres.


Sleek , minimalist and compact design.
The cycle can move freely and therefore requires constant balance - giving a more realistic ride/feel indoors, whatever the weather outdoors.
Simple to fold away and transport. Easy to adjust roller in frame to allow all sizes of cycle to be used.


Rollers are best used with smooth tyres.
Slick tyres decreases noise and increases stability.

Adjust the front roller to position the front wheel axle centre of roller.

Always Use rollers on a level surface.

You should look forward. Rather than looking down.
Looking at a fixed object in front of the centre point of rollers

This is the great advantage of rollers over trainers!
They teach you to reduce upper body movmet. As well as to maintain a smooth pedaling style.

Maintaining a high-rpm is essential in helping you to be properly balanced on the rollers.
Start workouts with moderate gearing. Untill you feel comfortable riding the rollers.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Cinelli Zydeco


Cycle Tech Zydeco bike build.
 

Cinelli Cyclocross


07739 614 579


Belgium is the Cyclocross capital of the world and following the suggestions of our friends of the Cinelli Down Under professional cycling team. Cinelli have designed the perfect machine for a gritty amalgam of mud, sweat and victory. Zydeco-Stop and start, Zydeco-jumping Louisana sounds for a world full of rhythm.

Made with Columbus Zonal aluminium tubes

This is a well thought out, high quality frame. On assembly of the frame I was impressed with the precision of the initial manufacture and ease of fitting parts, like the bottom bracket. The designers have really put a lot of thought into the design.


The lightweight design makes for a good competition bike.
Pro Cyclocross geometry: higher bottom bracket, longer wheel base for mud clearance and stable handling, steeper head tube for agile handling and semi-sloping geometry for comfortable handling

Top tube with shaped “Ergo Shoulder Section” for easy carrying over the most challenging parts of a course.

Frame weight: 1530g

Complete Zydeco bicycle from £1299.00 

Frame kit: FSA headset, Cinelli seat post stem, bars and tape RRP £639.99 Chicken Cycles
Shimano Tiagra Group set* RRP £400.00  Madison
Tektro CX Brake Levers RRP £22.99  UpGrade 
Shimano R550 Cantilever bakes RRP £79.98 pair Madison
KMC Chain RRP £28.50 Chicken Cycles
Wheels (For now I have fitted road wheel and tyres. I will use on training rollers)
Tyres
Pedals
Saddle

*
Cassette: 12 - 25 T
Chain set: 34 - 50 T 175mm
Bottom bracket British thread
Front Derailleur: Double braze-on
Rear Derailleur: RD-4500 SS

Prices as of 17/03/2010 Cycle Tech can build and supply all the parts listed

Shimano Tiagra STI levers & Shimano R550 Cantilever bakes

Tektro CX Brake Levers
Tyres
Continental Cyclocross Race Tyres 700 x 35c 85psi


Cyclo Cross covers the whole season of weather conditions. In the early months when the ground is hard and dry riders favour fast rolling tyres with smoother tread to give them enough grip but allow them to utilise the fast conditions. A typical width of tyre for dry conditions ranges from 30-34mm. For wet and slippery conditions in the mud, tyres with extra grip are the preferred choice. With knobbly tread remaining narrow at around 30mm, the narrower the tyre the better it will cut through the mud. The air pressure in a tyre can be vital in order to cope with the conditions and can make a huge difference to the feel and performance of the bicycle. In the dry, higher pressures can be run (typically 65-75PSI) which will roll fast and provide enough grip with the firm ground. However, when the ground is wet the lower the pressure the more grip the tyre will have. The problem that can arise with normal clincher tyres (with a bead that is inflated by and inner tube onto the rim) is that running low pressures can cause the inner to be pinched and puncture. For this reason many who ride in cross races will prefer to use tubular or 'sew ups' as they are a self contained unit glued onto the rim and remove run the danger of pinch punctures. Many who use tubular tyres will run around 50 PSI when the ground is muddy. Tubes can also be ridden on without the tyre rolling, so if the rider does puncture the cycle can be ridden carefully back to the pits for a spare. It is worth spending time looking for the correct tyre and is a worthwhile investment as good quality rubber will perform well, last longer and is less likely to puncture. Above all, mechanical failures can affect the result in these gruelling races, so using the correct equipment is vital.


Room for mudguards.

Front mudguard eye-let.


Rear mudguard eye-let

Cyclo-Cross is a strange mix of off road riding and road cycling. Originating from Belgium the sport pre dates mountain biking and was the original form of off road that riders used during the winter to keep themselves fit, improve strength and increase their bicycle handling skills. The races take place on off road circuits normally of around one mile in length that include a mixture of rough wooded sections, grass areas, technical sections, barriers that have to be run across and sharp slopes to be ridden or run up and then descended. This means that successful riders need to have great bike skills, aerobic endurance, explosive power and the ability to jump on and off the cycle without breaking their rhythm and run. Races last around an hour and are a true test of fitness and skill as anyone who has ridden narrow tyres off road can testify. The season lasts from September through to January which means that the bikers have to cope with all kinds of conditions through the winter from sun and dry ground to snow and ice.

Frames & Forks:


Cyclo Cross bicycles look to the untrained eye just like a standard road bicycle. You might notice the nobbly tyres and the different brake systems, but with drop handlebars, 700c wheels and road components they are hard to differentiate.

Frames:
The fames differ greatly from road versions with geometries that have shorter top tubes for a more upright and controlled position (similar to that on mountain bike). They have higher bottom brackets for clearance when hopping over obstacles and even greater clearance for the pedals from the rough terrain. Frames can be manufactured in a number of materials including steel, aluminium, carbon and titanium but in general they will be heavier than their road alternatives as they are made to be stiff and strong to cope with the high stresses that they have to withstand. The main triangle tends not to include water bottle cages as they interfere with the rider's ability to throw the bike over the shoulder when running. Top tubes also tend to be flat for comfort on the shoulder and the cabling is routed over the top of the top tube so that it cannot be caught on the cyclist or obstacles.
 
Forks:


As with road bikes the forks are rigid and designed for the 700C wheels, however, they differ as they are designed to give increased clearance for wider tyres and mud. They are also designed to allow cantilever brakes to be fitted onto special bosses. Manufacturers produce forks in steel, aluminium and more commonly carbon. Full carbon forks are stiff, lightweight and can cope with the worst that the demanding sport of cross has to offer.

Pedals:

With the amount of running that is involved the preferred choice of pedals and shoes are those used for MTB riding. The pedals such as various SPD systems are good at shedding mud and can be clipped in from both sides which can be essential when jumping on and off the bike. The cleats are small and are recessed into the shoes amongst the tread on the bottom of the footwear so that they do not interfere when running. The shoes are designed with stiff soles that are still flexible enough to be run on with studs and have enough tread to give good grip when running on slippery ground and the steep slopes which are common place.
Gears:


The gear ratios used on the bicycles tend to be easier than on the road in order to cope with the slower terrain and sharp slopes. Typically on a road bike the chainsets run 53/39 on the chainset and 12-25 on the cassette. However, cyclo cross bikes use compact sets typically using 48-36 and 12-27 on the cassette. This will depend on the nature of the course being ridden, but in general these ratios will provide enough range to cope with the challenging terrain that most courses are made up of. Apart from the gearing the gear systems are standard road components from the manufacturer's groupsets ranges from Campagnolo and Shimano. Ten speed is standard with these companies, but many who race cyclo cross still prefer to run older nine speed components as the wider spacing of the gears can be less prone to clog with mud. However the difference is so small that most are moving to ten speed.

Brakes:


Nearly all cyclo cross bikes will run cantilever brakes that work using a simple cable pulley system, although design can vary between manufacturers. They offer great clearance with their minimal look and can cope with the muddiest of conditions as they are designed not to clog up and slow the wheel. These brakes fit onto the bosses that come as standard on cross frames and forks. Some have started to investigate using hydraulic disc brakes as seen on MTB bicycles but the extra weight tends to override the undoubted stopping power and most still use cantilevers. On some designs cyclists use extra brake levers attached to the top of the bars that allow the rider to brake whilst on the tops of the bars. This can provide a lot more control and alternative hand positions, but most riders still prefer to use the standard STI levers.

Alternative Uses:


Cyclo-Cross bicycles have a variety of uses aside from being off-road. The strong frame, easy gear ratios, standard road wheels and upright geometry make them ideal for winter riding, commuting and fast off road leisure riding.
Also giving you a all-round fitness!



Friday, 12 March 2010

Shimano

Cycle tech can supply Shimano parts. With trained staff that will be able to service your bicycle to a professional standard. From a professional mobile workshop. Using park Tools.
And for and the very best advice on anything to do with bicycles.

Cycle Tech's aim is to service/repair your bicycle to a high standard and with your bicycle being of the road for a minimum time. (Fast repairs) Using original Shimano parts & accessories.


View the full range at MADISON The official distributor for Shimano to the bicycle trade.

Shimano Service Centre & Technical Info. Help desk and technical resources:

Spare Parts Diagrams For looking up spare parts, with part numbers

Tech Docs    Tech Tips    Tech Videos     



Park Tools Supplied from Cycle Tech

mailto:martin@cycle-tech.co.uk

Or please call today 07739 614 579










Continental & Schwalbe Tyres

 

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Cinelli fixed bicycles


Cycle Tech can supply and build a Cinelli Fixed Bicycle. 

Please call 07739 614 579 Or e-mail Martin@cycle-tech.co.uk




New frames for 2010



GAZZETTA Frame







VIGORELLI Frame









MASH Frame