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.
Christmas & New Year.
**UPDATED As usual, aside from where normal working days coincide with Bank Holidays (In which case we shall be closed), we shall be open normal hours. DPD Local, contrary to previous advice, now advise that they won't be collecting on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.
Published Saturday 7 December 2019, Updated Tuesday 17 December 2019
Notice of holiday closure
**UPDATED cyclebasket will be closed, for a week, from the close of business on Saturday 21st, to 9am on Monday 30th September. The website will be down from Sunday 22nd, to the afternoon of Friday 27th September. All outstanding orders, from the end of next week, will be collected by DPD Local, on Monday 23rd September.
Published Saturday 14 September 2019, Updated Sunday 22 September 2019
Tuesday 14th May
**UPDATED We'll be a bit late opening on Tuesday. We hope to be open by 10.30 - 11am. This will not affect our Internet parcels.
Published Monday 13 May 2019, Updated Sunday 22 September 2019
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