Custodians of our environment

We just need to be a bit more considerate as custodians of our environment. Before I start, the intention of this post is not to vilify and rant against electric bike riders, dog owners and picnic makers. My intention is to raise awareness of our collective absent...

Easter opening hours for April 2019

Happy Easter to all the Hackney cyclists! This year we will close on Thursday the 18th of April at 18:30pm. We will reopen on Saturday the 20th at 10:00am. If you need to get in contact over the holiday please send an email to bikes@perlierides.co.uk  Happy holidays...

Tyre blown fix with a rag wrapped around the tube

Roadside tyre repairs can sometimes be achieved with cloth or a rag or any other stretch resistant membrane or fabric. A puncture can’t always be fixed with just a patch! Occasionally it can be the case that the fabric structure of the tyre has ripped or failed...

Snapped derailleur gear hanger roadside repair solutions

This is the snapped derailleur gear hanger tutorial to complement our growing list of emergency roadside repair solutions. If you snap your gear hanger, the mechanism that changes the gears will dangle off the back of the bike. The chain will no longer track the rear...

Snapped spoke roadside repair without spare parts

Using simple tools you can make a roadside repair without spare parts so a snapped spoke wont stop your ride. By loosening the apposing spoke with either pliers, a screw driver or a spoke key you can balance the wheel laterally. This will allow the wheel to roll...

The carbon footprint of bike manufacture and repair.

How many miles would I need to substitute a bike for my car before I’ve gone “carbon neutral” and what is its legacy once it has passed its service life? The future for green cycling surely is for us all to know a bit more about the carbon footprint of bike...

Dawes Espoir junior CycloCross bike – Special offer

Dawes Espoir 26 inch junior cyclocross bike for 2012. Now on special offer for £270. We have one junior CX bike left with a 26 inch wheel! Perfect for younger or smaller enthusiasts in the Cyclo-Cross discipline. Would be suitable for 5 foot tall riders. The Dawes...