Monday, 28 June 2010

Mobile Bicycle Mechanic On Site Visit

Cycle Tech UK on call!
Cycle Tech UK are friendly, passionate and have trained staff that will be able to service your bicycle to a professional standard. From a fully equipped mobile workshop.

Cycle Tech UK are the new kids on the block. 
Cycle Tech UK are pioneering and revolving the image of the mobile bicycle mechanic. Making the mobile bicycle mechanic very competitive.
Taking the properly organised and well equipped mobile workshop to the job!
This saves the customer time and the inconvenience of taking bikes to a Cycle Shop. And not having to return to collect. Which is also better for the environment.
The customer is also getting a 1 to1 service direct with the mechanic. And for the very best advice on anything to do with bicycles. 

Mobile Bicycle Workshop. On Site Visit Somewhere in Buckinghamshire

It’s not unusual to have 7 or more bicycles to work-on. At any site visit. Which keeps travel to a job time to a minimum.

All work can be carried out in one place. And parts are available, from the mobile workshop.
Cycle Tech UK can work on all types of bicycles. At your home or place of work.

The customer can go about there business, while there bicycles are being serviced. Cycle Tech UK also gives a report of work carried out and any additional work. Cycle Tech UK'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)

Parts from the van

Tea time! Martin Cycle Tech Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire

Martin & Nick from Surrey came for the day

Cycle Tech UK can also cater for
cycle events, sportive, corporate, business, clubs, teams, contract work and cycle fleets.

Service and repair to all types of bicycles:

Replacing bottom bracket  to a Trek with cowhorn handle bars

Road bikes are becoming very popular:

1st service Bianchi C2C

Bianchi B4P

Specialized Transition

Complete overhaul to a LITESPEED before Triathlon

Fuji Cyclo Cross

Sunday Funday BMX

Rocky Mountain

Bearing press using homemade tool

New bearings pressed in.

Pressing Heavy-Duty Mount Kit to rear shock

Dutch Bike

New tyres to tricycle



If you like to be part of the Cycle Tech UK team! Please e-mail

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Bike Biz Wheely Good Bicycles

Laura Pringle Mobile Bicycle Mechanic Wheely Good Bicycles Makes It In The Bike Biz Magazine

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Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Campagnolo Spare Parts

  1. Buying used parts on ebay
  2. Buying N.O.S. (New Old Stock)   
  3. How to look up parts & Third-party suppliers
  4. Chorus Hub spare part numbers
  5. Chorus 11 speed cassette spacer
  6. After Market Parts
  7. Campagnolo Home Mechanics School
  8. Campagnolo Pro Shops
  9. Campagnolo workshop tools
  10. Warranty 
  11. Campagnolo Mobile Repair Workshops and tech videos
  12. Super Record Ultra Shift 11 Speed Ergo Shifter repair unit
  13. Buying Campagnolo from Amazon 

1. Buying used parts on ebay
When looking for a bargain, it is likely these days that you will turn to eBay for used parts. While there are bargains to be had, when buying a second-hand parts, you need to be careful, because you may have a large repair bill to go with the bargain price. Even if the person is not intending to be dishonest, their idea of perfect condition may mean clean but worn out. We see our repairers that have given out bills of well over £100 to make a wheel usable, even though they were described "good as new".

There are a few things you should do when considering buying on eBay:

1) Never pay cash - always use one of the schemes that gives you protection.

When buying wheels:
2) Always collect in person - do not have it posted to you, and do not meet in some car park halfway.
3) Always spin the wheels and feel the hubs for play and smoothness. That the wheel rims are not worn, damaged and that the wheels are not buckled

Some images of typical worn-out parts

Worn cones Campagnolo neutron ultra 

Worn bearing cup Campagnolo neutron ultra.

Using a straightedge to check wear on rim

2. Buying new parts for old bikes
Many shops sell; New Old Stock on ebay, labeled as N.O.S.

3.Spare parts finder
Where to find Campanolo spare parts and information!

Its normally easier to look up parts on a diagram from Campagnolo. Find the part number and then try searching. The workshop manuals go back to 1994

For Campagnolo spare part numbers and diagrams see Spare Parts Documentation 

Campy used parts:

  • Third-party suppliers are in a much better position to supply older parts: Campy Oldy 
  • From my collection of bicycle parts listed on our used parts Blog Bicycle Salvage

4. Chorus Hub 2005 9/10 Speed:

Free-hub body service:

Pawls Qty 3 FH-RE113

Spring Qty 1 FH-RE114

Hub service:

Bearings Qty 2 HB-RE023

Seals Qty 2 HB-RE021

Cones Qty 2 HB-RE022

When replacing parts. Clean and inspect all parts for wear or corrosion and replace if necessary.  

The cones are worn. HB-RE022. The cone to the right is also pitted.

5. Campagnolo chorus 11 speed cassette spacer (2012)
If you are experiencing any poor performance with gear shifting, you will need to remove your Campagnolo cassette and check the spacer between sprockets 6 and 7 to see if it is broken. It will be unusable and need replacing with the correct one. The plastic spacer is different looking than the other 3 or 4 black round spacers, it has 4 lugs on the back of the spacer.
Where to buy one from! It should be under warranty, so first talk with the shop or on-line shop where you brought your cassette. You will need proof of purchase.

11 speed cassette with broken 2.3mm spacer. Due to lock ring being over tightened!
Part No. 2-CS-712

Spacing of 11 speed chorus cassette 

6. After Market Parts
Whilst there are many occasions when a variety of vendors will mix Campagnolo and other manufacturer's parts, Campagnolo are quite specific in their advice that all Campagnolo parts are designed to work as an integrated system. Mixing other manufacturer's components may void warranty.
For :
Cassettes: BBB and Miche
Chains: KMC
Cables: Transfil

7. Campagnolo Home Mechanics School
1/2 Day course available at your home, working on your own bike.
  • Changing chain & cassette  
  • Replacing Brake cable & adjusting brakes
  • Replacing gear cable, setup & adjusting gears
  • Fault finding
  • For more information on cost & locations, see Here   
  • For Pro Shop training . See Here
8. Campagnolo Mobile Repair Workshops & Pro Shops

List of Campagnolo accredited Pro Shop mechanics. See Here

9. Campagnolo workshop tools
View list of campagnolo specialist tools below (Last updated 07/07/14)

10. Campagnolo warranty 
All Campagnolo products are covered under Campagnolo's Limited Warranty, a copy of which can be seen at their website here.
There are four Campagnolo Approved Service Centres in the UK. You can see a full list at the Campagnolo web site.

11. Campagnolo mobile workshops & tech videos
You can find all the technical information on website, they have made everything available:
Videos, Instructions, Tech Data, & More can be found at 

Work carried out from the mobile workshop: 
Also See 

Mavic Open Pro Rim and Chorus Hub

Chours Hub strip down

Parktool - Campagnolo bearing puller for Ultra-Torque cranks

Parktool - Campagnolo bearing installation for Ultra-Torque cranks

Ultra-Torque bottom bracket bearing remove and refit videos

12. Super Record Ultra Shift 11 Speed Ergo Shifter

When the spring and back plate brake, you have to buy the
repair unit 2012 Model Part No, EC-SR100 For Right hand unit. 
See Parts Tech doc here for Left hand unit and full exploded drawing. 

13. Buy Campagnolo products on

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Bicycle Maintenance Contract

Cycle Ops Maintenance Contract. Work carried out by Cycle Tech

Regular maintenance carried out on-site. From a fully equipped mobile workshop, by professional qualified bicycle mechanics.

Cycle Tech can supply fleets of bicycles with back up service and parts. Across the UK.
Contract work to Business, Councils, RAF, Police, Ambiance, Activity Centres, sports centres, gyms and many more large company’s.
Also cycle events and Dr Bike checks carried out, on-site at your company.

With all types of work carried out. From punctures to total rebuilds. Brake Hydraulic Repair Specialist. Brake hose replacements, system overhaul, brake fluid and bleed. Wheel building, gear & brake set ups, chain & sprockets replaced. Service checks, adjustments and lubricants. All done at your location.
cycle tech can carry out repairs on all type's and makes of Bike's such as Mountain Bike's, Road Bike's, Race Bike's, Hybrid Bike's, Tandem's, Trike's, Uni Cycles, Folding Bike's, Trial Bike's, BMX Bike's, Vintage Bike's and Children's Bike's.
Like any machine, a bicycle will work better and last longer if it is properly maintained. And increase the pleasure of your cycling.

Nigel from Sussex came for the day to help out and for the experience.
Maintenance is part of owning any bike, and regular servicing will ensure that you will get years of trouble-free riding. Regular servicing will also reduce the risk of large repair costs!
A properly assembled and maintained bike is more likely to be safe and a lot more fun to ride!

Martin From Cycle Tech High Wycombe Buckinghamshire Cytech 1 & 2 qualified

Brake & resistance knob

Ensure the pad sits parallel to the flywheel. Ensure the pad mimics the curvature of the flywheel.
 NOTE: Brake pads should always be touching the flywheel.