Ridley X-Bow

I do love a Ridley Bikes (yes, I am biased), and this one had developed an annoying squeak. Hubs – tickPedals – tickSeatpost – tickBottom bracket – oh heck! Out with the old, and in with the new Shimano-Road Hollowtech cups and it’s now silent. Now shredding in a woods near you.

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FSA PressFit bottom bracket

PressFit bottom brackets, love ’em or hate ’em, there are plenty of them about. This Giant Bicycles Defy needed a new FULL SPEED AHEAD bottom bracket. Out came the old cups, bottom bracket shell thoroughly cleaned and prep’d (Fizzy was positively riveted as you can see), then the new cups fitted using Park Tool’s tried and trusted bearing press.

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Claud Butler Milano

It may not be a no-expense spared road bike, but its’ owner was more than happy to invest in its’ rescue. Out went the worn/broken Shimano-Road 3300 kit to be replaced by Claris kit. Shifters, derailleurs, chainset, chain, cassette, bottom bracket and pedals all new. Shout out to BETD Components Ltd for providing the new gear hanger too.

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Giant TCX – update

The Giant Bicycles TCX had a wonderful time at Dukes Weekender in Aberfoyle. However, it was overdue some essential components, so SRAM MTB took care of the cassette, chain and bar tape, whilst airevelobearings.com provided the headset bearings. Running even more sweetly now.

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