Inner Tubes

Quality branded inner tubes

Standard or self-sealing tubes available in many sizes and some with normal or long valve stems.

FREE POST on packs of 5 tubes

If you’re not sure which size you need call or email and we’ll help you choose the correct tubes for your bike. Read More …

Stunning Eddy Merckx single speed bike. All BRAND NEW except frame, bars & stem

Built using all new and good quality components. Frame, handlebars (which are in excellent condition) and handlebar stem (also in good condition) are the only non-new parts.

Built around a lovely steel Eddy Mercx* frame with stylish lugs. Nicely aged and in excellent condition I did consider a respray but it would be a shame to lose its patina. The old frame looks fantastic with all new parts fitted and it rides superbly well, it’s a comfortable and very cool bike which draws admiring looks from everyone who sees it.

  • Brand New sealed bearing large flange wheelset with flip/flop rear hub
  • Brand New Schwalbe Lugano tyres
  • Brand New inner tubes
  • Brand New rim tapes
  • Brand New 18t freewheel
  • Brand New 16t Fixed Wheel cog
  • Brand New polished Ambrosio single crankset
  • Brand New 48t chainring
  • Brand New chain
  • Brand New bottom bracket
  • Brand New headset (actually the lower cup is not new, everything else is including upper and lower bearings)
  • Brand New polished seatpost
  • Brand New seatpost bolt
  • Brand New Saddle
  • Brand New polished Tektro dual pivot brake calipers
  • Brand New Tektro ergonomic brake levers
  • Brand New stainless inner brake cables
  • Brand New outer brake cables
  • Brand New Gecko Grip bar tape
  • Original handlebars in excellent condition
  • Original handlebar stem in excellent condition

Please note: I can replace the handlebars and stem with new items if preferred for an extra £25 but both are in really nice condition so I didn’t feel the need to do so for this conversion.

* The frame is old and badged as an Eddy Mercx but I have no way of confirming if this is actually the case. I can see no reason why it wouldn’t be, it’s nicely made and came to me in original geared configuration. All the original components are available to  the buyer of this bike at no extra cost if required.

Unridden apart from a 100 metre test ride since being built. I build lots of bikes to this specification and they ride really well. Chainline is spot on and with all new components you can be confident this bike will last and continue to ride perfectly for many miles.

If this one is not for you but you have a frame you’d like converted in the same way please contact me for details and price. Read More …

September 14-15: proAV Cotswolds 2012

Day 1 – Henley-on-Thames to Cheltenham This is the big one! In 2011 Ride2Raise managed an incredible, and emotional, ride for professional audio-visual providers proAV. It was memorable in many ways and will remain as one of our favourite challenges. Read More …

The WMC Commuter

We can convert an old bike to The WMC Commuter, a  simple and convenient bike designed to be perfect for leaving at the station while you go to work, an easy way to ride to the shops or pub, a reliable bike for exercise or just a great way to get out in the fresh air, either alone or with friends and family.

It is effectively a brand new bike – built around the perfectly serviceable frame and forks of an old, neglected or poorly maintained bike.

  • Do you have a bike which hasn’t been used for a while?
  • Maybe it’s been rusting away in the shed or garage for years?
  • Been given a bike which is in poor condition?
  • Is your current bike unreliable or hard to ride?

The WMC Commuter is the perfect solution.

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*SOLD* Giant Defy 5 road bike. Small frame.

Light, lively entry level road bike, perfectly balanced between performance and comfort.

Good used condition. Cost when new was around £500.

2013 Giant Defy was voted the best road bike in countless magazine tests. Brought to you by the world’s leading aluminium frame engineers, Defy redefines the performance possibilities of an entry-level road bike. Made from premium lightweight aluminium tubes and produced in Giant’s own tubing facility, it climbs, corners and sprints better than bikes costing much more.

Features:

  • Shimano 2300 8-speed shifters and derailleurs
  • FSA Tempo compact chainset
  • Tektro dual pivot brakes
  • Giant Sport alloy seatpost, handlebar and stem
  • Giant S-R2 double wall rims
  • Giant hubs with Stainless Steel spokes.

Measurements:

  • Small frame
  • Seat tube 47cm c-t
  • Top tube 52cm c-c
  • Standover height 76cm

 

Chain wear indicator shows little or no strectch on the chain which also indictes the rest of the drive train has very little wear.

The bike is fully serviced by us and ready to ride. Read More …

Buying Kids Bikes

How to buy a children’s bike that will last Children will tolerate, even enjoy, almost any bike… However, if you get them a good one they’ll keep using it after the initial thrill of having a new bike has faded. Read More …