Next up, a couple of Evans Cycles Pinnacles that needed some work. The first, having completed a gruelling 140 miles and a total of 12,000 feet of climbing the previous week, was in need of a gear service. The second, soon to be found cycling between London and Paris for charity had ended up with its gear hanger being bent. Removal of the rear derailleur, attachment of the Park Tool derailleur hanger alignment gauge meant the hanger could be encouraged back in to line. A subsequent gear service meant that all gears were back where they were supposed to be.
Next up we have a mighty, mighty Pinnacle Ramin. This is one burly bike with full Shimano MTB XT, Shimano MTB SLX hydraulic brakes and Alexrims. New cassette, re-aligned gear hanger, new bottom bracket cups and a trued rear wheel meant it could make it out over the Easter break with accurate, smooth shifting guarantee.
Something a wee bit special now. A brand spanking new Pinnacle Arkose 3. What could possibly need doing to it? Well, its proud new owner thought it’d be a good idea to upgrade the standard wheels to something a shinier (and therefore better). A pair of Kinesis Crosslights were the order of the day, and these were to be shod with Continental’s tried and tested Gatorskin tyres. Eleven speed cassette duly swapped over, along with the fitment of disc rotors and this is one Cross bike that is now equally at home on the tarmac. Its owner will only need to swap the cassette between the two rear wheels allowing him the freedom of road or trail. Lovely, lovely bike.