Category: Handy Tips

Usefull Tips for the everyday cyclist

Night Riding Fever

There is one night a week (every week) that my wife knows not to make any arrangements. No dinners, no events, no movies. Thursday morning is different. First I check the evening’s weather, not that it matters, but I need

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Buy your bike, buy your shop

When you buy your bicycle you should also ‘buy’ the shop. In other words, your choice of shop and bike brand should be influenced by the shop you feel most comfortable in. Not only are you investing in a bike

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What’s the price YOU pay?

The phone rings. Friendly, enthusiastic greeting. Exchange names. Customer: ‘How much is your Superfast Lightweight Softail XC 2013?’ Me: ‘Good choice. Light as a feather – 9.99 KGS. RRP is R30 000’ Customer: ‘Yeah, I know, but what discount do

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Drivetrain Wear… it happens

Cranks turn, cogs wear, chains stretch; that is the story with all bicycles. But it is often a misunderstood reality of cycling. Everything the chain touches will wear due to friction. The chain too will wear (stretch) causing the teeth on

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Predictions for 2014

The biggest prediction for 2014, and this won’t be a surprise to most readers, is the official death of 26ers. The 2 largest bicycle manufacturers have decided to replace their 26er line-up. Along with their current very successful 29er range

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Our Nightmare… Noises

Its a dark and gloomy night, I find myself manning the shop alone, well after normal office hours. Strange vagrants wonder past the shop front, as the dim store lights flicker and hum. In walks a customer wheeling in their

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Trends for the Argus Cycle Tour 2013

This is what we expect to see at the Argus Cycle Tour Aero Road bikes …. such as Specialized Venge and the Felt AR Series More crazies will be riding single-speed bikes with events like Moonlight Mass getting more of

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How to Correctly Lube a Bicycle Chain

This article explains how to properly lube a bicycle chain to make it perform better and last longer.

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Buyer’s Guide to Disc Brakes

By Guy Kesteven, WMB & MBUK | Tuesday, Mar 1, 2011 | Posted on BikeRadar.com   Hydraulic disc brakes are now coming as standard on most mountain bikes, but what should you be looking for when it comes to shopping

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