Blog Category: Maintenance

Must have accessories for beginner motorcycle riders
4 June 2018

Must have accessories for beginner motorcycle riders

In this blog we're taking a look at some of the most useful accessories any new motorcycle rider should think about getting.

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Cycling: Ceramic bearings are they worth it?
29 May 2018

Cycling: Ceramic bearings are they worth it?

First of all, let's start with the obvious question most cyclists ask about bearings, what makes ceramic bearings better than standard steel bearings? Well, they are more corrosion resistant, longer lasting, require less lubrication and also, they have less drag than standard steel bearings because they handle heat much better.

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5 easy scooter maintenance tasks for the average rider
25 January 2018

5 easy scooter maintenance tasks for the average rider

Keeping your own scooter or bike working and reliable isn’t exactly rocket science but there are some things you can do at home to help keep it running and also to keep you safe.

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Protect your bike through the winter months
23 January 2018

Protect your bike through the winter months

With the roads being wet and dirty this time of year grime and dirt sticks to your bike, this can damage the paint work on your frame and if not protected it can also effect the performance of your bikes component’s.

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Top Cycling Maintenance Tips From Ernie Feargrieve
31 August 2017

Top Cycling Maintenance Tips From Ernie Feargrieve

In this blog I have been lucky enough to get some tops tips from none other than Ernie Feargrieve, whom for the past 19 years has worked for the British Cycling Team, where he is currently the head mechanic.

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IN: CycleMaintenance
25 August 2017

Cycling Nuts and Bolts:Getting the torque right

With carbon frames and carbon parts, combined with light weight nuts and bolts, it’s very important to make sure they are at the right torque, to prevent over tightening, which can lead to damage.

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6 Expert tips for maintaining your bike
7 August 2017

6 Expert tips for maintaining your bike

Invest a little time in maintaining your bike and you will be rewarded.

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Cycling Top Tips: PowerLinks
27 March 2017

Cycling Top Tips: PowerLinks

PowerLinks are an essential bit of kit for most seasoned cyclists, and have undoubtedly saved thousands from issues over the years.

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Buyers Guide to Second-hand Carbon Wheels
27 March 2017

Buyers Guide to Second-hand Carbon Wheels

Carbon wheels not only make your bike look the part, but make your bike go faster.

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Buyers Guide To Scooter Tyres
5 August 2016

Buyers Guide To Scooter Tyres

How big are yours?

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Scooter Maintenance: What is a torque wrench?
5 May 2016

Scooter Maintenance: What is a torque wrench?

According to an online dictionary, torque is "something that produces or tends to produce torsion or rotation; the moment of a force or system of forces tending to cause rotation.

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Tubeless Vespa Wheels
8 April 2016

Tubeless Vespa Wheels

If like me you're still riding around on an old Vespa, complete with 2-stroke engine and a manually operated gearbox, then tubeless tyres may not mean much to you.

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IN: ScooterMaintenance
24 December 2015

Keep your bike clean through those winter months

Cleaning your bike in the winter is a pain, but if you don’t keep on top of it then in the long term it will cost you! Your chain and cassette will wear out much quicker due to the wet roads and dirt.

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Vespa GTS exhaust gasket replacement
7 October 2015

Vespa GTS exhaust gasket replacement

Although the Vespa GTS is a fantastic long distance mile-munching scooter it still has the odd weak spot.

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Bike care
12 June 2015

Bike care

Keeping your bike clean and tidy not only protects it from corrosion but also helps to make it more valuable when you come to sell it.

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