Mech Hanger of the Week

Posted by on Jun 5, 2013 in Bikes, Interesting Things, Reader's Rides | No Comments
Mech Hanger of the Week

What!! We see some shocking home mechanic bodges and this was no different. Need a new mech hanger? Cut it off the back of your mums old shopper and you’re off.

Thurston’s Custom Cruiser

Posted by on Sep 30, 2010 in Bikes, Interesting Things, Projects, Reader's Rides | One Comment

How nice is this? *click on the photo for more images* Mate of mine Mark Thurston (and custom tool maker for the shoppe) has built this beautiful cruiser for his missis to pootle around the VW shows they frequent. Parts have been sourced from a variety of places like Ridelow in Manchester, the internet and […]

Johnboy’s Single Speed Pub Ride

Posted by on Apr 3, 2009 in Bikes, Reader's Rides | 6 Comments

I promised Baz I’d do a blog post about the singlespeed we put together. ###What’s It For? Mrs Walker and I moved out of town last year. We live about a mile from the nearest village. My vintage Bontrager Race-Lite cross-country bike is obviously entirely unsuitable for cycling into the village for milk, bread, sausages […]

Pete & Dave do africa

Two good friends of the shoppe and Team Bad members have gone to Africa to cycle 5500 miles across it. Pete & Dave set off on Saturday 10th January to Addis Abeba in Ethipoia to begin their 3 month adventure but it didn’t start well! You can learn about that and other stories from their […]

CRUNCH Pictures

Happy New Year all. We get loads of broken bikes through the workshop and sometimes they look like this poor thing: Whether mangled by the elements or chewed up by the owner there’s something about the destruction that fascinates us, it’s like rubbernecking (Generally, any act of observation in a manner considered unduly overt or […]

New blog post – woo hoo!

Posted by on Sep 21, 2008 in Bikes, Mountain Bikes, News, Reader's Rides, Shop | No Comments

Yeah I know it’s been a long time since my last post but I’ve been a bit busy what with getting married, going on honeymoon, having a hectic summer of repairs and …err…oh, only three things then. Well maybe it’s true, I have been neglecting the blog but I’m back now and there’ll be more […]

Dave does it for CHARITY!

Posted by on Jun 21, 2008 in Bikes, Events, Interesting Things, News, Reader's Rides | No Comments

Close friend, former colleague, all round nice guy and fellow mountain biker Dave ‘Dangerous’ Mitchell is giving up his time to cycle from Riga in Latvia to Tallinn in Estonia in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. He’s doing it at the end of August and needs your help to raise some vital funds. The […]

PACE Air Force 1 Refurb

Click on the picture for a few more shots… We were so impressed with the recon job done on these PACE Air Force forks that we thought we should tell you all about it. These beauties belong to Mr John Walker and are usually attached to his 1996 Bontrager Race Light which is currently in […]

Recumbent fun

Posted by on Jan 15, 2008 in Bikes, Interesting Things, News, Reader's Rides | No Comments

2007 ended in style when an interesting pair of recumbents came into the workshop for customers Dave and Helen Hart. Specially ordered from [ICE (Inspired Cycle Engineering)][ICE], the ‘Trice T’ models are an ultra-comfortable touring recumbent trike with rear suspension and the ability to fold up and fit in the boot!  As with all build-ups we […]