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Cycling, Exercise & CORONAVIRUS COVID-19

SUSTRANS KEEP ON CYCLING CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 ADVICE
  • If you can run you can ride, balance isn’t your problem… & Loo Roll isn’t the answer
  • Fear is a really powerful motivator, are you that sick already?

If you’re thinking of getting a bike for any reason, now is a great time to accelerate that decision and reap some healthy & financial rewards as the weather improves or local transport closes down

In 2015, dementia overtook heart disease and stroke as the UK’s biggest cause of death. This graph shows the percentage of all UK deaths from the top four leading causes in 2017. These were dementia, heart disease, stroke and lung cancer.

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/blog/research-dementia-UK-biggest-killer-on-the-rise

It won’t be much surprise to you that compared to other ailments and things that might kill you, we’ve faced worse, and there are still bigger issues to consider going forward through this crisis, as a nation are we fit enough to survive, I’m not intending on spending it all sat down that’s for sure.

A new study from Imperial College London found the death rate from heart disease fell dramatically between 2005 and 2015, from 80 deaths per 100,000 people to 46 per 100,000.

Experts said fewer people smoking had fuelled the drop but warned that obesity, Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure kept the death rates too high.

Heart disease still caused double the deaths from lung cancer (the second biggest killer) in 2015 and 18 times the number of deaths caused by road traffic accidents.

– Press Association

Whilst Self Isolation may be vital for the coming weeks, it’s not for everybody, and won’t be forever, but in the short term it will prove successful if people take the time to consider their actions wisely. If your plan is to eat yourself into a food coma with netflix for a companion for 14 days it’s not going to make you any less mortal than surviving a game of cluedo, however if you get your heart racing against a competitor in a game it’s actually proven to help boost your bodies systems and prove to be a great distraction from time for a while at least,but too much of a good thing can also be bad; so don’t forget to get up and stretch, eat sleep etc… Try a little socialising with those folks called your family, even if it is just a video or phone call.

CYCLING: The Tour de Yorkshire, scheduled to take place between 30 April and 3 May, is postponed with no new date yet announced.

Feeling a little lonely I posted this the other day encouraging people not to forget about the power of hugging, and we’re not all in the at risk groups but to some of us this isn’t appropriate for now, but there are going to be loads of people feeling strained over this and we spend so much of our time trying to distance ourselves that we may forget this is only a brief period. But if tensions are running high and you’re all couped up for a long period you’d be surprised what a hug can fix, you don’t have sneeze all over them though to pass it on so use some judgement and be considerate.

Please use your time and body wisely for the next few weeks it's crucial to keep a bit of distance, consider keeping a diary of anybody you can name as being close to you in the last few weeks before now if you can, you never know who it may help in the future. 

Getting back to the point of all this, it’s a great time to consider giving up a few unhealthy habits, dusting off that exercise bike or treadmill you put away 2 weeks into the New Years Resolution and work off those snacks you’ve already depleted (from what it turns out was meant for week two rations… Am I right?) Let’s face it the gym is out of the question for now, and if you’re stuck inside so is actually cycling for your average person.
Take a look around the world at what’s happening right now, if you’ve not been glued to it already, it’s quite simply amazing to see how fast nature can recover from humans malpractice in our own environments, theirs too mind you!

There’s a story gone viral about the canals in a certain Venetian setting, created for self amusement in India, and I hate to drop the spoiler alerts but it’s fake news, debunked, there are no Dolphins there, and the swans live there anyway, the fish are now visible but the water’s by no means clear…

National Geographic, Fake animal news abounds on social media as coronavirus upends life

There’s exciting things on the horizon don’t forget, we all have things we wanted to do, but plans change, develop further and change again and we do it all the time year on year keeping the machine running, until you guessed it!

This will and already is the year for Electricity, cars bikes and even now scooters and the likes so if you’re scared of putting in too much effort (good if you’ve been told not to over exert yourself by a physician), fancy a little luxury or new technology there will be something to get you interested, if you’re in certain zones around the world there are grants and loans to convert you to e-bikes for both business and personal reasons, there are more benefits than than I could squeeze into a thesis or dissertation and there are enough people who’ve already done that…

If 2020 is anything it’s been long predicted to be then we are in for some change!

If you’ve been paying attention to the state of the planet none of this should surprise you, XR gave shot across the bow of the commercial world, and TESLA going from strength to strength, some things will change, we can now ride small electric scooters in certain parts of the UK and with cities around the world shutting down for the longest sustained periods in modern history urban people have seen pollution drop considerably in certain locales, if we can sustain this change alone the air quality will improve many peoples chances of surviving this and many other viruses to come (and believe me there will be more and more if we don’t)…

People are by and large it seems trying to adopt a work from home or more localised approach to solving this problem, and it’s going to have many benefits for some, for others I can safely assume you don’t get out for much in the way of exercise and your commute was never of the active sort to raise that heart rate at all, well some of the younger generations didn’t have your youthful pursuits of yesteryear and have already grown fat and in active with more years of screen time in their youth than some of these middle aged types have in their working lives, so you have to wonder where is your health heading?

With the youngest victim being only 21 in Spain and 45 in the UK for the Coronavirus and the larger at risk group being not too far ahead of that, there could be a lot of children growing up without parents and grandparents sooner than expected so this change of habits could really last a lifetime if we take the time of consideration before we start to spring from our nests, which could by a short stretch take us well into the summer as schools start closing for unknown periods and exams, and most reasons to leave the house get cancelled…

The lists of cancellations now stretching further and further ahead the events industry is being obliterated taking many sports out of play and I’m hoping at a long shot maybe that this might actually promote more active participations in activities linked to all these events you love to watch… It’s going to take a while to master it for sure but it’s the taking part that really counts in heart beats not points or prize cups but tangible improvements with less pollution could be easy to achieve with a bit more cycling in our lives.

Why start cycling now?

The health benefits of getting out are hardly understated, by the time you’ve realised it’ll already be the summer, and then what are you going to do with all that sun and no cheap flights… This is a great activity for the family to enjoy, it could probably cost less to buy some bikes rather than pay for a summer holiday that might be spent at school anyway at this rate…

If you have a bike, it’ll probably work given a little wash and some air in the tyres, a drop of oil on the chain, etc etc if that sounds like to much trouble you could always get in touch with your local bike shop and see what they can do to help you or take a little time to learn how to fix it yourself.
Your local bike shop may even offer collections or delivery for your repairs at this time to help keep movement outside the house to a minimum, if they don’t please suggest it to them…

Fixing what you’ve got already can be a great way to get back into something with little outlay, a second hand bike with a bit spent on it can be upgraded and given a new lease of life. It’s won’t cost the earth, it’s an investment in it and in your future health too. Simple Services often range from a simple check over to full replacements of parts like the complete drive train and will make your bike feel like new.

Consider selling your old bike now, it’ll help someone in need, apart from the famous n+1 paradox your average person doesn’t really need or want to keep the old bike they’ve grown out of and probably won’t return to using it but someone else out there will still love it for years to come possibly getting a great deal more from it than you did.
If your confining yourself to the house, it might be a good time to start sorting out things like that pile covering everything in the garage, the shed you can’t get in, maybe with Spring here your garden’s overgrown the bike storage, it’s time for clean anyway whilst your going around disinfecting indoors (is anyone?) take the time to if you’re not, stop worrying about somebody else’s sh!t unless your sewers blocked with it that is (don’t flush those wipes & kitchen roll etc)…


If you’re thinking of getting a bike for any reason, now is a great time to accelerate that decision and reap some healthy & financial rewards as the weather improves or local transport closes down (I wonder which happens first, TFL is already reducing services) . They have more payoffs than I can be bothered to get into right now and if you’re not convinced already just even a little bit more not even for your kids sake (if they don’t have one, they’re gonna want one if they’re kept off school for the next 12 weeks and you’re stuck in a bed!)

Kids bikes are actually getting a whole load better, the more ergonomically designed ones cost a bit more but they pay off in miles of enjoyment you’d never have thought possible on a basic model you maybe grew up with.

Adults bikes are more amazing than ever the more you spend the more you get certainly applies to the quality of metals and workmanship available these days.
If you’re lucky enough to qualify for a discount like cycle to work or the cargo bikes loan in Scotland it’d be worth taking the option.

I’m going to write a post about what I think is reasonable to spend on a new bike, it will vary, there are scales of difference but for a guide your average MTB or Road Cyclist may ascribe to the following rule of x=20% of salary or +£100 p/year of age, x=n+1, but for commuting or simple exercise this isn’t necessarily a good formula for those on a pushed budget or space constraint.

Other Stuff

So what on the way then? Here’s a few things to keep you excited for 2020 there’s enough gloom for most to survive with for a while…

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Smart Superflash 1/2 Watt Rear LED Light – Fix intermittent and Dim Lights

Push switch is mounted too close to the case, this will need gently bending to move it inwards.

Tools required
Long nose pliers
Stanley Knife
2d or 2p to open the case
Drinks can, or suitably small thin washers
Cut a small chip from the top of a drinks can, you need to size this to fit behind the batteries positive contact to force it forward towards the battery.

You’ll need to use the knife to move the contact forward to give you space.

Here I used a chip from the can
Here I used a washer, but I only had the one…

Next you’re going to need to close up the gaps a little and use the pliers to crimp the battery terminals a little tighter to give the +ve terminal a bit of room to make contact without binding on the case

The switch will need gently bending to move it over just enough to stop it automatically triggering on the case.
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Listings, the Before and After: Cleaning & Servicing

Bike servicing made easy, looks simple doesn’t it… So why does it more often than not look like this…

Do you have a cloth and a can of oil? Got an old tooth brush, better a brass one though!

Cleaning goes a long way to making a bike rideable and pleasantly doing so, but a dirty bike falls short and grinds it’s way around lacking in stopping power and pulling efficiency too, you’ll put more power in to move a dirty bike. Over zelouly using a Hose or Jetwash will only aid corrosions access to those impossible to see areas inside your bearings driving in dirt whilst it washes out your grease.

Before… (or as listed)

We quite often list bikes on ebay and our website before we’ve even done more than a cursey clean, sometimes not even that and this is one of those examples.

Here’s a list of typical faux pas of your Halfords Apollo specials, this also applies to most bikes built from a box at home, this is only going of whats in front of me with this bike so it’s not comprehensive but actually quite minimal.

  • No Grease used, so a rusty seatpost / stem and pedals that would’ve either rusted in place but most likely fallen out as loose…
  • Loose B/B & Headset bearings, these are not fully adjusted often from the factory and also require bedding in (ergo your 6 week service)…
  • Stiff Brakes due to low manufacturing tolerances and corrosion due to no grease!
  • Little to no oil on the chain, it’s got nothing left of the factory oil.

This one sold locally so we treated it to the service it doesn’t deserve, and just started with a wire brush, slowly addressing the debris, dirt and corrosion goes a long way we came across most problems you’ll regularly see above, the adjustments in all honesty were not as bad as they could be.

After Servicing

Find out about our service prices here

Servicing starts with a good clean and that’s half the battle with bikes, they’ve got so many angles dirt can get in and stop everything running smoothly, now it’s looking good it runs better too.
Knocking noises dealt with in simple adjustments, and stiff brakes aided with modifications to the finish, the bike’s sounding solid again like it should do.

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Wheel Sizes Explained, ETRTO, Imperial, & Radius

Size Markings

What do the various size markings on bicycle tires mean?

Nowadays, bicycle tire sizes are all marked according to ETRTO (European Tire and Rim Technical Organization) European standard.However, older English and French tire size dimensions are still used as well.

The ETRTO size specification 37-622 indicates the width of 37 mm and the tire inner diameter of 622 mm. This dimension is clear and allows for precise classification of the rim size.

Inch Marking (e.g. 28 x 1.40) states the approximate outer diameter (28 inches) and the tire width (1.40 inches). Inch marking such as 28 x 1 5/8 x 1 3/8 (approximate outer diameter x tire height x tire width) is also common
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Inch sizes are not precise and lack accuracy.
For example, diameters 559 mm (MTB), 571 mm (Triathlon) and 590 mm (Touring) are all classified as 26 inch.
Tires with diameters 622 mm and 635 mm are both classified as 28-inch.
Oddly enough, tires with an inner diameter of 630 mm are classified as 27-inch.

These classifications originate from the time of tire brakes. In those days, the exact outer diameter of the tire was defined by the brake.
Depending on tire width, various standards for the inner diameter applied.

Inch dimensions are widely used in both MTB sport and English language countries. Therefore, we will continue to use these specifications for all tires. In the future, only inch decimal measurements will be used e.g. 26 x 2.25.
Experience tells us that nowadays very few users are familiar with the classical fractional inch dimensions such as, 28 x 1 5/8 x 1 3/8.

When the 29 inch MTB tire size was introduced a few years ago it had the same inner diameter of 622mm, known as 28″ in Europe.

French size markings (e.g. 700 x 35C) give the approximate tire outer diameter (700 mm) and width (35mm). The letter at the end indicates the inner diameter of the tire. In this case, C stands for 622 mm.

French size markings are not used for all tire sizes, so, for example, it is not used for MTB sizes.

Size Designations Overview          
  ETRTO     Inch French
Size designation 37-622     28 x 1.40″ 700x35c
    28 x 1 5/8 x 1 3/8″
Outer diameter     Approx. 28″ Approx. 700mm
Inner diameter 622 mm    
Tire section width Approx. 37mm     Approx. 1.40″ Approx. 35 mm
    Approx. 1 3/8″
Tire section height     Approx. 1 5/8″
           
           
How many tire sizes are there?          
           
The following table shows all common tire sizes This table lists, where applicable, a corresponding ETRTO-size for virtually every tire size.          

 

  ETRTO ETRTO Width ETRTO Bead Ø Inch French Approx. Radius (inc.Tyre) Approx. Maximum Radius (inc.Tyre) (+3mm) Req. Fork Clearance Min/Max Sizes Approx. Diameter Approx. Max Diameter Approx. Min Circumference Approx. Max Circumference
            EBD Ø / 2 + ETW = RIT + 3 =   RIT x 2 = AMR x 2 = AD x 3.14 = AMD x 3.14 =
              3          
    ETW EBD     RIT AMR   AD AMD AMC AMC
7″ 47-93 47 93 7 x 1 3/4   93.5 96.5 99.5mm 187 193 587.18 589.02
8″ 47-94 47 94 20 x 47-50 8 x 2   94 97   188 194 590.32 592.16
50-94 50 94 200 x 50   97 100   194 200 609.16 611
54-110 54 110 8 x 2 1/8 8 1/2 x 2   109 112   218 224 684.52 686.36
32-137 32 137 8 x 1 1/4   100.5 103.5   201 207 631.14 632.98
10″ 54-152 44-194     10 x 2 10 x 1 5/8   0 3   0 6 0 1.84
11″ 47-222 47 222 11 x 13/4   158 161   316 322 992.24 994.08
12″ 47-203 47 203 12 1/2 x 1.75 12 1/2 x 1.90   148.5 151.5   297 303 932.58 934.42
54-203 54 203 12 x 1.95   155.5 158.5   311 317 976.54 978.38
57-203 57 203 12 1/2 x 2 1/4 R   158.5 161.5   317 323 995.38 997.22
62-203 62 203 12 1/2 x 2 1/4   163.5 166.5   327 333 1026.78 1028.62
32-239 32 239 12 1/2 x 1 3/8 x 1 1/4 300 x 32A 151.5 154.5   303 309 951.42 953.26
57-239 57 239 12 1/2 x 2 1/4 300 x 55A 176.5 179.5   353 359 1108.42 1110.26
14″ 57-251 57 251 14 1/2 x 2 1/4 300 x 55A 182.5 185.5   365 371 1146.1 1147.94
47-254 47 254 14 x 1.75 14 x 1.90   174 177   348 354 1092.72 1094.56
40-279 40 279 14 x 11/2 350 x 38B 179.5 182.5   359 365 1127.26 1129.1
37-288 37 288 14 x 1 5/8 x 1 3/8 350A Confort 350A Ballon 350A 1/2Ballon 350 x 32A 181 184   362 368 1136.68 1138.52
40-288 40 288 14 x 1 5/8 350 x 38A 184 187   368 374 1155.52 1157.36
44-288 44 288 14 x 1 5/8 x 1 3/8 350A 350 x 42A 188 191   376 382 1180.64 1182.48
32-298 32 298 14 x 1 1/4 350A 350 x 32A 181 184   362 368 1136.68 1138.52
16″ 40-305 40 305 16 x 1.50   192.5 195.5   385 391 1208.9 1210.74
47-305 47 305 16 x 1.75 16 x 1.90   199.5 202.5   399 405 1252.86 1254.7
54-305 54 305 16 x 1.95 16 x 2.00   206.5 209.5   413 419 1296.82 1298.66
57-305 57 305 16 x 2.125   209.5 212.5   419 425 1315.66 1317.5
40-330 40 330 16 x 1 1/2 400 x 38B 205 208   410 416 1287.4 1289.24
28-340 28 340   400 x 30A 198 201   396 402 1243.44 1245.28
32-340 32 340 16 x 1 3/8 x 1 1/4 400A 400 x 32A 202 205   404 410 1268.56 1270.4
37-340 37 340 16 x 1 3/8 x 1 1/4 400 x 35A 400A Confort 400A Ballon 400A 1/2 Ballon 207 210   414 420 1299.96 1301.8
44-340 44 340 16 x 1 5/8   214 217   428 434 1343.92 1345.76
28-349 28 349 16 x 11/8   202.5 205.5   405 411 1271.7 1273.54
32-349 32 349 16 x 11/4 NL   206.5 209.5   413 419 1296.82 1298.66
37-349 37 349 16 x 1 3/8   211.5 214.5   423 429 1328.22 1330.06
17″ 32-357 32 357 17 x 1 1/4   210.5 213.5   421 427 1321.94 1323.78
37-369 37 369 17 x 1 1/4   221.5 224.5   443 449 1391.02 1392.86
18″ 28-355 28 355 18 x 1 1/8   205.5 208.5   411 417 1290.54 1292.38
40-355 40 355 18 x 1.50   217.5 220.5   435 441 1365.9 1367.74
47-355 47 355 18 x 1.75 18 x 1.90   224.5 227.5   449 455 1409.86 1411.7
37-387 37 387 18 x 1 3/8   230.5 233.5   461 467 1447.54 1449.38
40-387 40 387 18 x 1 1/2   233.5 236.5   467 473 1466.38 1468.22
28-390 28 390 18 x 1 1/8 450 x 28A 450A 223 226   446 452 1400.44 1402.28
37-390 37 390 18 x 1 3/8 450 x 35A 450A 450A Confort 450A Ballon 450A 1/2Ballon 232 235   464 470 1456.96 1458.8
55-390 55 390   450 x 55A 250 253   500 506 1570 1571.84
57-390 57 390   450 x 55A 450A 252 255   504 510 1582.56 1584.4
37-400 37 400 18 x 1 3/8   237 240   474 480 1488.36 1490.2
20″ 54-400 54 400 20 x 2 x 1 3/4 20 x 2F4J   254 257   508 514 1595.12 1596.96
28-406 28 406 20 x 1 1/8   231 234   462 468 1450.68 1452.52
32-406 32 406 20 x 1.25   235 238   470 476 1475.8 1477.64
35-406 35 406 20 x 1.35   238 241   476 482 1494.64 1496.48
37-406 37 406 20 x 1 3/8   240 243   480 486 1507.2 1509.04
40-406 40 406 20 x 1.50   243 246   486 492 1526.04 1527.88
44-406 44 406 20 x 1.625   247 250   494 500 1551.16 1553
47-406 47 406 20 x 1.75 20 x 1.90   250 253   500 506 1570 1571.84
50-406 50 406 20 x 2.00   253 256   506 512 1588.84 1590.68
54-406 54 406 20 x 2.00   257 260   514 520 1613.96 1615.8
57-406 57 406 20 x 2.125   260 263 266mm 520 526 1632.8 1634.64
60-406 60 406 20 x 2.35   263 266 269mm 526 532 Err:522 1653.48
54-428 54 428 20 x 2.00   268 271   536 542 1683.04 1684.88
40-432 40 432 20 x 1 1/2   256 259   512 518 1607.68 1609.52
37-438 37 438 20 x 1 3/8 500A 256 259   512 518 1607.68 1609.52
40-438 40 438 20 x 1 3/8 500 x 38A 259 262   518 524 1626.52 1628.36
28-440 28 440   500 x 28A 500A 500A Standard 248 251   496 502 1557.44 1559.28
40-440 40 440 20 x 1 1/2NL 500 x 38A 260 263   520 526 1632.8 1634.64
28-451 28 451 20 x 1 1/8   253.5 256.5   507 513 1591.98 1593.82
37-451 37 451 20 x 1 3/8 B.S.   262.5 265.5 268.5mm 525 531 1648.5 1650.34
22″ 44-484 44 484 22 x 15/8 x 11/2   286 289   572 578 1796.08 1797.92
25-489 25 489 22 x 1.00   269.5 272.5   539 545 1692.46 1694.3
37-489 37 489 22 x 1 3/8 NL   281.5 284.5   563 569 1767.82 1769.66
40-489 40 489 22 x 1 3/8 x 1 1/2   284.5 287.5   569 575 1786.66 1788.5
50-489 50 489 22 x 2.00   294.5 297.5   589 595 1849.46 1851.3
28-490 28 490   550 x 28A 550A 550A Standard 273 276   546 552 1714.44 1716.28
32-490 32 490 22 x 1 3/8 x 1 1/4 550 x 32A 550A 277 280   554 560 1739.56 1741.4
37-490 37 490 22 x 13/8 550 x 35A 550A Confort 550A Ballon 550A 1/2 Ballon 282 285   564 570 1770.96 1772.8
37-498 37 498 22 x 1 3/8 x 1 1/4   286 289   572 578 1796.08 1797.92
32-501 32 501 22 x 1 1/4   282.5 285.5   565 571 1774.1 1775.94
37-501 37 501 22 x 1 3/8   287.5 290.5   575 581 1805.5 1807.34
24″ 40-507 40 507 24 x 1.50   293.5 296.5   587 593 1843.18 1845.02
44-507 44 507 24 x 1.625 24 x 1.75   297.5 300.5   595 601 1868.3 1870.14
47-507 47 507 24 x 1.75 24 x 1.85/1.90   300.5 303.5   601 607 1887.14 1888.98
49-507 49 507 24 x 1.85   302.5 305.5   605 611 1899.7 1901.54
50-507 50 507 24 x 1.90/2.00 24 x 2.00 24 x 2.125   303.5 306.5   607 613 1905.98 1907.82
54-507 54 507 24 x 2.10   307.5 310.5   615 621 1931.1 1932.94
57-507 57 507 24 x 2.125 24 x 2.00   310.5 313.5   621 627 1949.94 1951.78
60-507 60 507 24 x 2.35   313.5 316.5   627 633 1968.78 1970.62
44-531 44 531 24 x 1 5/8 x 1 1/2   309.5 312.5   619 625 1943.66 1945.5
40-534 40 534 24 x 1 1/2   307 310   614 620 1927.96 1929.8
25-540 25 540 24 x 1.00   295 298   590 596 1852.6 1854.44
32-540 32 540 24 x 1 3/8 x 1 1/4 24 x 1 3/8   302 305   604 610 1896.56 1898.4
37-540 37 540 24 x 1 3/8   307 310   614 620 1927.96 1929.8
40-540 40 540 24 x 1 3/8 x 1 1/2   310 313   620 626 1946.8 1948.64
22-541 22 541     292.5 295.5   585 591 1836.9 1838.74
25-541 25 541   600 x 25A 295.5 298.5   591 597 1855.74 1857.58
28-541 28 541   600 x 28A 600A 600A Standard 298.5 301.5   597 603 1874.58 1876.42
32-541 32 541 24 x 1 3/8 x 1 1/4 N4 600 x 32A 302.5 305.5   605 611 1899.7 1901.54
37-541 37 541   600 x 35A 600A Confort 600A Ballon 600A 1/2 Ballon 307.5 310.5   615 621 1931.1 1932.94
26″ 25-559 25 559 26 x 1.00   304.5 307.5   609 615 1912.26 1914.1
35-559 35 559 26 x 1.35   314.5 317.5   629 635 1975.06 1976.9
37-559 37 559 26 x 1 5/8 x 1 3/8 26 x 1.40   316.5 319.5   633 639 1987.62 1989.46
40-559 40 559 26 x 1.50   319.5 322.5   639 645 2006.46 2008.3
44-559 44 559 26 x 1.625 26 x 1.50/1.75   323.5 326.5   647 653 2031.58 2033.42
47-559 47 559 26 x 1.75 26 x 1.85/1.90   326.5 329.5   653 659 2050.42 2052.26
50-559 50 559 26 x 1.90 26 x 1.95 26 x 1.90/2.00 26 x 2.00/2.10   329.5 332.5   659 665 2069.26 2071.1
54-559 54 559 26 x 1.95 26 x 2.10 26 x 2.125   333.5 336.5   667 673 2094.38 2096.22
57-559 57 559 26 x 2.125 26 x 2.20/2.25   336.5 339.5   673 679 2113.22 2115.06
60-559 60 559 26 x 2.35   339.5 342.5   679 685 2132.06 2133.9
62-559 62 559 26 x 2.50   341.5 344.5   683 689 2144.62 2146.46
20-571 20 571 26 x 3/4 650 x 20C 305.5 308.5   611 617 1918.54 1920.38
23-571 23 571 26 x 7/8 650 x 22C 308.5 311.5   617 623 1937.38 1939.22
40-571 40 571 26 x 1 1/2 CS 26 x 1 3/8 x 1 1/2 NL 26 x 1 5/8 x 1 1/2 650 x 35C 650 x 38C 325.5 328.5   651 657 2044.14 2045.98
47-571 47 571 26 x 1 3/4 650 CS confort 650 x 45C 332.5 335.5   665 671 2088.1 2089.94
54-571 54 571 26 x 2 x 1 3/4 650 x 50C 339.5 342.5   679 685 2132.06 2133.9
28-584 28 584 26 x 1 1/8 x 1 1/2 650 x 28B 320 323   640 646 2009.6 2011.44
32-584 32 584   650 x 32B 324 327   648 654 2034.72 2036.56
35-584 35 584 26 x 1 3/8 x 1 1/2 650 x 35B 650B Standard 327 330   654 660 2053.56 2055.4
37-584 37 584 26 x 1 1/2 x 1 3/8 26 x 1 1/2 650 x 35B 329 332   658 664 2066.12 2067.96
40-584 40 584 26 x 1 5/8 x 1 1/2 650 x 42B 650B Semi-Confort 650B 1/2 Ballon 332 335   664 670 2084.96 2086.8
20-590 20 590   650 x 20A 315 318   630 636 1978.2 1980.04
25-590 25 590 26 x 1 1/8, 1 1/4 26 x 1 3/8 – 1 1/4 650 x 32A 320 323   640 646 2009.6 2011.44
28-590 28 590 26 x 1 1/8 650 x 28A 323 326   646 652 2028.44 2030.28
32-590 32 590 26 x 1 1/4 26 x 1 3/8 x1 1/4 650 x 32A 327 330   654 660 2053.56 2055.4
35-590 35 590 26 x 1 3/8 650 x 35A 330 333   660 666 2072.4 2074.24
37-590 37 590 26 x 1 3/8 650 x 35A 650A 332 335   664 670 2084.96 2086.8
40-590 40 590 26 x 1.50 28 x 1 3/8 x 1 1/2 650 x 38A 335 338   670 676 2103.8 2105.64
44-590 44 590     339 342   678 684 2128.92 2130.76
32-597 32 597 26 x 1 1/4   330.5 333.5   661 667 2075.54 2077.38
27″ 40-609 40 609 27 x 1 1/2   344.5 347.5 341 689 695 2163.46 2165.3
20-630 20 630 27 x 3/4   335 338   670 676 2103.8 2105.64
22-630 22 630 27 x 7/8   337 340   674 680 2116.36 2118.2
25-630 25 630 27 x 1.00 27 x 1 1/16   340 343   680 686 2135.2 2137.04
28-630 28 630 27 x 1 1/8 27 x 1 1/4 Fifty 27 x 1 1/4   343 346   686 692 2154.04 2155.88
32-630 32 630 27 x 1 1/4   347 350   694 700 2179.16 2181
28/32-630 28 630 27 x 1 1/4   343 346   686 692 2154.04 2155.88
35-630 35 630 27 x 1 3/8   350 353   700 706 2198 2199.84
28″ 18-622 18 622 28 x 3/4 700 x 18C 329 332 335 658 664 2066.12 2067.96
19-622 19 622   700 x 19C 330 333   660 666 2072.4 2074.24
20-622 20 622 28 x 3/4 700 x 20C 331 334   662 668 2078.68 2080.52
22-622 22 622 28 x 7/8 700 x 22C 333 336   666 672 2091.24 2093.08
23-622 23 622 28 x 7/8 700 x 23C 334 337   668 674 2097.52 2099.36
25-622 25 622 28 x 1.00, 1 1/16 700 x 25C 336 339   672 678 2110.08 2111.92
30-622 30 622 28 x 1.20 700 x 28C 341 344   682 688 2141.48 2143.32
28-622 28 622 28 x 1 5/8 x 1 1/8 700 x 30C 339 342   678 684 2128.92 2130.76
32-622 32 622 28 x 15/8 x 11/4 700 x 32C 700C COURSE 343 346   686 692 2154.04 2155.88
35-622 35 622 28 x 15/8 x 13/8 700 x 35C 346 349   692 698 2172.88 2174.72
37-622 37 622 28 x 1 5/8 x 1 3/8 700 x 35C 348 351   696 702 2185.44 2187.28
40-622 40 622 28 x 1.50 28 x 1 5/8 x 1 1/2 700 x 38C 351 354   702 708 2204.28 2206.12
42-622 42 622 28 x 1.60 700 x 40C 353 356   706 712 2216.84 2218.68
44-622 44 622 28 x 1.625 700 x 42C 355 358   710 716 2229.4 2231.24
47-622 47 622 28 x 1.75 700 x 45C 358 361   716 722 2248.24 2250.08
50-622 50 622 28 x 1.90 28 x 2.00   361 364   722 728 2267.08 2268.92
60-622 60 622 28 x 2.35   371 374   742 748 2329.88 2331.72
32-635 32 635 28 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/8 770 x 28B 700 x 28B 770B COURSE 349.5 352.5   699 705 2194.86 2196.7
40-635 40 635 28 x 1 1/2 28 x 1 1/2 x 1 3/8 700 x 38B 700 x 35B 700 Standard 700B Standard 357.5 360.5   715 721 2245.1 2246.94
44-635 44 635 28 x 15/8 x 11/2 700 x 40/42B 361.5 364.5   723 729 2270.22 2272.06
28-642 28 642 28 x 1 3/8 x 1 1/8 700 x 28A 349 352   698 704 2191.72 2193.56
37-642 37 642 28 x 1 3/8 700 x 35A 358 361 377mm 716 722 2248.24 2250.08
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Valves – Schrader Presta Woods Caps and Lock-nuts

Valves come in many shapes and sizes, but mainly you”ll find either Schrader or Presta valves that fit.

The Schrader valve (also called American valve[1]) The Schrader valve consists of a valve stem into which a valve core is threaded, and is used on virtually all automobile tires and motorcycle tires and most wider rimmed bicycle tires. The valve core is a poppet valve assisted by a spring and has a larger diameter (8 mm)
Schrader Valves are often found on Air Sprung Suspension Units, although some older models may require OEM adaptors (Marzocchi)

The Presta valve (also called Sclaverand valve[1] or French valve) is a valve commonly found in high pressure road style and some mountain bicycle inner tubes
The outer valve stem is manufactured in various lengths for different applications, and has a narrower diameter (6 mm)

Valve stem length varies especially with Deep-section Aero Rims and you’ll possibly need an angled valve for a push-chair wheel.

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Dr Bike – Booking a Mechanic to come to you…

Dr Bike – Booking a Mechanic to come to you…

Many people refer to this service as Dr Bike but we offer more than just a simple bike health check, PDI or MOT if you’d like to think of it as that. Alongside a full safety inspection we will do minor repairs, adjustments, adapt your bike to suit you and advise you on how to look after your own bike to keep you running smoothly.

To book a experienced mechanic to come to your organisation or find out more about them, call 07771745110 or email kit@getmefixed.co.uk

What are the benefits

Bike health checks and minor repairs are a great way of attracting people to any event. Getting bikes in good condition is a great way to get people cycling for leisure or commuting. It’s amazing how many bikes sit in people’s shed that just need a quick tune-up to get them roadworthy again

As well as fixing up bikes our mechanics will explain how to keep bikes maintained and working. It’s amazing how many bikes on the road aren’t properly maintained, which is why these services are so popular.

Our professional mechanic arrives at your workplace or event fully equipped, and effortlessly fixes as many bikes as they can in the time provided, making sure everyone goes home happier and safer.

Why use us?

We’ve been running maintenance courses across for some time now, and in the industry for over a decade, and know just how confusing mechanics can be to the uninitiated.

We use all our experience to make sure our courses are clear, educational and fun. We already work with schools, bike clubs, businesses, charities, local councils all across London.

What do we provide?

Everything! You just give us a time and a location, and mechanic will be there.

Bikes can either be dropped off and left for the mechanic to work on or the mechanic can spend around 10 minutes with each client, adjusting their bike’s brakes and gears to make sure their bike runs super smoothly.

In the course of the ‘examination’, they give every bike an effective safety check and can also offer impartial advice if they spot more serious problems.

Typically a mechanic will, if necessary:

  • adjust and clean brakes and gears
  • replace brake cables and blocks
  • replace gear cables
  • clean and lubricate
  • check and inflate tyres
  • check headset and bottom bracket for play
  • replace missing bar and cable ends
  • advise on any further work that is needed

All spares listed above are included in the price. If further work is needed the mechanic will advise on the problem and what to ask for in a bike shop.

Want to Learn as well?

Our professional Mechanics can teach groups in your organisation about how a bike works and how to keep it in good shape. This activity is often run alongside a bike check session, bike club, events (although they can be booked independently) and can be tailored to your organisation. At workplaces these sessions are often referred to as a ‘lunchtime maintenance class’.

How much does it all cost?

Hiring a professional GetMeFixed bike mechanic costs £75 per hour with a minimum booking of three hours (for approximately 12-14 bike checks).  If you want more than one mechanic, we offer a discounted rate for the second (or more) mechanic: £55 per hour.

GMF offers discounted rates for community groups and schools, please get in touch to discuss how we can help your community event.

We can also link you up with our local cycling groups and community projects in your area who may be able to support your event.

 

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Look HSC 4 LD 1 1/8″ ‘Cut’ Steerer Carbon Bicycle Fork – Red & Black

Look HSC 4 LD 1 1/8″ ‘Cut’ Steerer Carbon Bicycle Fork – Red & Black

 

 

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Kore Road Handlebar Stem

Kore Road Handlebar Stem – 1-1/8″ Steerer – 25.4mm BC
Current price:
£9.99
Postage & Packing: £2
Price correct at time of publishing




Product details;
Silver Anodised Aluminium

Weight only: 149 grams

Dimensions – 95mm Reach
10 Degrees Negative Drop
1-1/8 Steerer clamp (Double Bolt Pinch Clamp)
25.4mm Bar clamp (Single Bolt Pinch Clamp)

This item has been used and has some small marks and scratches to the Logo’d Stickers