See the light!
Dark nights are no reason not to cycle!! With lights like the Smart LAM 700USB, you can see all that you need to see, at a price that won't break the bank. What's more, despite it's low price, this light has an excellent reliability record (Unblemished so far as we are concerned)!!
For the ultimate in performance, we have the Light & Motion range. Don't be fooled by figures that some claim for their lights!! Some will claim more lumens than Light & Motion, yet their lights will not be as bright and what's more, output will soon drop. Light & Motion deliver at least what they claim to deliver and with staying power!!
Still hard to beat!!
A properly built traditional wheel still has much to commend it, particularly for the cyclist who has to fund his or her own sport. Each spoke costs pence, rather than pounds and is also easy to get. Traditional spokes are still much as they have been for many years, simply being available in varying gauges and lengths.
Few, if any, minimal spoke, factory wheels are as completely round as a traditional 32 or 36 hole wheel. The reduction in the number of spokes results in the need for a heavier rim, which is able to tolerate being supported in fewer places. In quite a few cases, this results overall in a heavier wheel.
The Mavic Open Pro rim, built around a Shimano 105 hub, is a good balance of lightness, reliability, serviceability and value.
Click Here to read a review of our wheels.
Don't get in the middle of a bad chain reaction.
Get the most out of your chain but not at the expense of your sprockets and chainrings. A chain wear gauge will tell you when you need to renew the chain. We offer two types, the more sophisticated being the Park Tools version, whilst the VAR chain checker is a simple go/no go gauge, that is a lot cheaper.
Are you a magician?
If so, maybe you can align your rear gear hanger, by eye, with a Mole grips.
All cyclists should have a rear gear hanger alignment tool!
If your gear hanger is out of line, it is IMPOSSIBLE to set up your gears properly! This tool allows you to easily and quickly check and correct gear hanger alignment.
Unless the rear gear hanger is aligned correctly, the gear system will never function as intended by the manufacturers.
One fall is enough to cause a problem.
Holidays at cyclebasket.com
We shall be closed for one week, starting four weeks from today (Monday 19 September). The website will be closed from Saturday 17th until Saturday 24th September. Interlink Express will collect parcels from us on Monday 19th September.
Published Monday 22 August 2016
Closed Saturday 9th July.
The shop will be closed on Saturday 9 July, as we have to attend a family funeral. It is some distance away, so is going to take the whole day. We regret that this falls on a Saturday and apologise for any inconvenience to calling customers but hope that giving this much notice will minimise the number of customers affected.
Published Thursday 30 June 2016
Due to a problem with a new server, our emails are not working properly at the moment, so if you need to get in touch please phone or try emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
Published Tuesday 21 June 2016
**UPDATED We will be closed for holidays the whole week of 19 - 25 September. The one off event, mentioned for 14th May, has fallen through, so the shop will be open as usual.
Published Tuesday 12 April 2016, Updated Thursday 5 May 2016
A date for the diary - Saturday 4th June 2016.
**UPDATED St David's Hospice Care are running the Acorn Dalmatian charity cycle ride. There is a choice of a 20 or 40 mile route. See www.dalmatianbikeride.com .
Published Saturday 12 March 2016, Updated Saturday 12 March 2016
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