A selection of Juice Lubes that arrived in the workshop courtesy of Eloise at VeloBrands. Super excited about these products as I’ve been looking to get them on-board for a while. It’s what I use on my own bikes and can honestly say they’re the best I’ve come across.
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We do love an Islabikes to work on, and this was no exception. New gear cable and rear inner tube were required, along with a service and wheel true.
Marin gravel bike
Nice Marin Bikes gravel bike in for an Annual Service. Its owner also picked up some of Pedro’s wet and dry lube, as well as some of their excellent degreaser.
Worn brake pads
“My rear brake’s not stopping me.” Looking at the state of the pads, that’s not entirely surprising. New pads and rotor were required as the old rotor was badly damaged by the pad’s steel backing. Keep an eye on brake pad wear to avoid this kind of thing happening.
More Family Bikes
Another trio of bikes from the same family. The Giant Bicycles Defy needed new running gear (PressFit bottom bracket, chain and cassette) courtesy of Shimano-Road. The Whyte Bikes 605 was in need of something similar from Shimano-MTB along with a Premium Service. The CUBE Bikes little ripper got off fairly lightly with a small service.
A before and after shot now. That rear hub looked like the path to Hades, but after some surreptitious use of degreaser, application of new grease and bearings, it’s in much better shape.
Plenty going on the last few weeks here, hence the lack of updates. First off a family’s collection of bikes that all needed Annual Services after their winter hiatus. A giant Giant Bicycles, Ridgeback Bikes and a perrenial favourite here, Frog Bikes – the lightweight kids’ bike. Other than a few new cables here and there, they were in fine fettle, ready to be used now the fine weather’s back.
Canyon, Giant and Trek bikes
Don’t forget, if you have three bikes or more worked on, you’ll qualify for 10% off the total labour charge. Canyon Grand Canyon, Giant Bicycles Liv Invite and Trek Bicycle Pilot in for some extensive work. Chains, cassettes, headset bearings, bottom brackets, brake pads and rotors replaced where necessary.
Rear derailleur maintenance
Before and after. Build-up of dirt and lube on the rear derailleur jockey wheels will accelerate wear of all your drivetrain components, starting with the chain. A little bit of maintenance goes a long way.
We do like a Kona Bicycles UK here, and this Rove was no exception. New KMC Chain Europe chain, WTB Riddler tyre and an Annual Service.