Comments on: Bicycle Maintenance http://chrisvernon.co.uk/2012/01/bicycle-maintenance/ Mon, 04 Apr 2016 19:58:37 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.12 By: Sam Harris http://chrisvernon.co.uk/2012/01/bicycle-maintenance/comment-page-1/#comment-2258 Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:29:57 +0000 http://chrisvernon.co.uk/?p=967#comment-2258 Keen on doing any guest blogs at all for us?

Going to set up a dedicated section all about biking on the future website to alongside the general news and happenings of ‘pedal power’ stuff

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By: Will Stewart http://chrisvernon.co.uk/2012/01/bicycle-maintenance/comment-page-1/#comment-2238 Wed, 25 Jan 2012 01:16:23 +0000 http://chrisvernon.co.uk/?p=967#comment-2238 Bike mechanic demand will continue to rise as more and more people realize the savings, especially as prices continue to rise this year. Taking the class was a great long term strategy.

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By: Chris Vernon http://chrisvernon.co.uk/2012/01/bicycle-maintenance/comment-page-1/#comment-2236 Tue, 24 Jan 2012 23:09:34 +0000 http://chrisvernon.co.uk/?p=967#comment-2236 Good to hear from you Ben – your setup in Totnes looks fantastic! I should come down for a Saturday this year and give you a hand. 🙂

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By: Ben Brangwyn http://chrisvernon.co.uk/2012/01/bicycle-maintenance/comment-page-1/#comment-2235 Tue, 24 Jan 2012 22:43:13 +0000 http://chrisvernon.co.uk/?p=967#comment-2235 Chris, good to read your bike bloggage. Like you, I’ve got my C&G and I thought I’d mention to you that there are homespun headset presses on ebay for not much money. You don’t really need a star nut insertion tool in my opinion and frame prep tools cost a fortune. I have a Park stand and it’s absolutely brilliant (PCS10). I think that the tool you don’t see much that’s worth its weight is the gear hanger alignment tool – so many times that’s bent and screws with the gear changing. The other really useful one is the dropout alignment tool (I have a pair of these http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=42818) and it can be used on forks as well. Misaligned wheels suck energy from the rider.

Be good to hear how the framebuilding course goes. I’ve been tempted and having worked on a Dave Yates custom frame, I know just how good he is.

Incidentally, check out http://www.doctorbike.org for my exploits in the Totnes market – encouraging the gift economy.

Cheers. Ben.

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