Author Archives: Andy Todd

On One Parkwood

This On-One Bikes Parkwood is dripping with SRAM MTB goodies, but the levers had fallen foul of the sticky piston problem. Both brakes completely bound on. So, new SRAM MTB Guide R levers were ordered, fitted and both brakes fully bled. Not only do the wheels now go round, the brakes stop them as well! #srammtb #ononebikes #brakebleed

Cannondale SL1

This Cannondale SL1 came in with one non-existent brake, and one which would wake the dead. The pads and rotor had been very badly contaminated, so new Shimano-MTB pads and rotors went on front and rear and both brakes got a damn good bleeding. Stopping power recovered, the bike also benefitted from a Shimano-MTB chain to round things off #cannondalebikes #shimanomtb #brakebleed

Cannondale and Raleigh

Having a new born baby in the house invariably means having to re-prioritise things for a while. However, when they’re old enough, it’s time to dust the bikes down and get them roadworthy again. This was the case for these two; a Cannondale and a Raleigh Bikes (complete with WeeRide). New Schwalbe tires Smart Sams for the Cannondale along with some drivetrain goodies from Shimano-MTB. Just a service and inner tube for the Raleigh #cannondalebikes #raleighbikes #shimanomtb #schwalbetires

Frog Bike

We do love a Frog Bikes – the lightweight kids’ bike here at Andy’s Bike Clinic. This one needed a new 彥豪金屬工業股份有限公司 Tektro Technology Corporation brake caliper along with some new Elvedes Bike Components brake and gear cables in readiness for the Cycle to School event a week ago #frogbikes #Tektro #Elvedes


Spiffy Scott bikes in for some TLC next. The chain and cassette were both past their best, so on went some Shimano-Road Ultegra goodness. The front tyre’s bead had really degraded, so we agreed that a Schwalbe tires Pro One Evo be fitted (tubeless). The PressFit bottom bracket was also past its best, so a new one was fitted along with some headset bearings #ShimanoRoad #schwalbetires

Specialized Globe

This Specialized Bicycles Globe was put in for a Premium Service and all the trimmings. The rear wheel rim was heavily worn, so a replacement was sourced with Shimano-MTB Deore hub, DT Swiss spokes and Mavic rim. Shimano-Road took care of the rear derailleur, cassette and new brake pads, whilst KMC Chain Europe provided the chain. Very happy the way this one’s turned out as it’s owner was absolutely spot on #specializedbikes #ShimanoRoad #KMC #dtswiss #mavicwheels

Giant Defy

This Giant Bicycles Defy needed a new gear hanger. Thankfully, the old one had done its job by protecting both the rear derailleur and the bike frame. The chain had been shortened so the bike could serve as an impromptu singlespeed, so a new Shimano-Road Tiagra chain was fitted, along with some super comfy Profile Design bar tape and some replacement cables to boot #giantbikes #ShimanoRoad


This Genesis Bikes came in a little the worse for wear. Shimano-MTB SLX cassette, SRAM road chainset, bottom bracket, rear derailleur pulley set and chain soon got things moving in the right direction. I also had to re-tap one of the caliper mounts as the threads had been crossed #genesisbikes #sramroad #shimanomtb #andysbikeclinic

Specialized Myka

This Specialized Bicycles Myka earns a fair amount of its keep getting its owner to and from the base of hills and mountains. So, it had to be dependable and in good working order. Unfortunately, the front derailleur had received an impact, which meant a replacement was necessary. Fiddly would be one way of describing getting the front derailleur correctly aligned, but we got there in the end! We took the opportunity to switch out the struggling rear derailleur at the same time, so new Shimano-MTB items all round. Replacement cables courtesy of Elvedes Bike Components kept these moving smoothly and accurately. All this was rounded off with a general service and check-over #specializedbikes #shimanomtb #Elvedes