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...

Front gear repair with a twig when your gear cable snaps.

This guide is to show you how to complete a front gear repair with a twig when your gear cable snaps. Your front gear cable could fail for any reason and the mechanism will shift the chain to the smallest chainring. This annoying problem won’t end your ride. It...

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Terms and conditions of service Physical or verbal abuse directed towards other customers, staff or the premises and all property within it will not be tolerated and will result in police involvement and legal prosecution. Perlie Rides staff reserve the right to...

Grilled Bear Bike Repair bodge jobs in emergencies

  Grilled Bear Bike Repair bodge jobs for emergencies. When things go wrong when you’re out and about on your bike it doesn’t always have to be the end of your day. Some problems like the ones listed below can be ‘bodged’ in the short term...

Grilled Bear Puncture repair with mud and clothing

Grilled Bear Puncture repair with mud, grass, water bottles and clothing. This is a very handy piece of knowledge to have. The idea is to replace the volume that is normally occupied by air in the tyre with something else. When you puncture the air escapes. If you...