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...

Terms and Conditions of service

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...

Wheel building – The Hub

Wheel building – The Hub Wheel building is a rewarding skill to master. Possibly the simplest way to start is to buy a very cheep wheel from your local shop and use it for practice. By disassembling and then rebuilding it you can learn the basics of wheel lacing...

A white folding electric bike was stolen

A white folding electric bike was stolen from a customer on the 6th January and has been reported to the Police. A white framed Btwin Tilt 500 Folding Electric bike, with a few scratches, and NO BATTERY included as it was taken off before it being stolen. If you...

Bicycle Film Festival Hackney Picturehouse

  The bicycle film festival makes its way to Hackney next week. Screenings will be at the Hackney picture house on Saturday the 24th of November. There will also be bike related shorts screened on Friday the 23rd at Picturehouse Central and at the West Norwood...

Bike jacking in Epping forest and London

     Bike jacking in Epping forest has never really been a problem. Ominous signs indicate the possibly has increased. The popularity of the forest has been booming in recent years In particular with affluent riders and walkers touting expensive enduros,...

Winter is here again

Winter is here again and with it a considerably quieter workshop! now is a great time to get your bike serviced with minimal delays. With the colder damp months your tyres will be struggling to find the grip they were used to in the summer months. As well a a...