The Good Old M Check

The Good Old M Check

Welcome to Simon T's second installment of useful tips and tricks relating to all matters bikey! This week I'm going to explain the process of the M check and things to be aware of which may cause problems. It only takes about 4 minutes to do, but can save you hours on a trail or potentially having a accident EQUIPMENT NEEDED….. Two arms and the ability to be able to see your hands in front of you. If you’re an older member of society, have a minor accompany you in this process to aid embarrassment. STEP 1 Starting with the back run your fingers around the wheel-making note of any loose or broken spokes and generally looking for any dinks on the rim. After checking the axle is tight hold the frame and move the wheel laterally to see if there is any play in the wheel indicating bearing damage or something as simple as the cones need tightening. STEP 2 Starting with the rear...
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The Art of Cleaning your Bike

The Art of Cleaning your Bike

There's nothing better than a fresh morning, a hot coffee, porridge made by Mrs Hamish Mcduggle herself and topped off with a freshly oiled and gleaming bike ready to sore through the trails majestically like a goat. But ahh thus in the real world life tends to be a little more bland... burnt toast, cold coffee and a bike looking like it's been cleaned by a blind zoo keeper. So this short blogs aims to help you clean your bike without eating into your time and your pocket, thus keeping that beautiful steed running like new! DIRT IS GOOOOOD...  Bike are supposed to be used so don’t run for the nearest Muckoff every time you get a smidgen of dirt on it. But then again if it’s dirty and it's noisy get it in the tub... HOSE AND BRUSHES I've had a lot of people say "ohhh don’t use high pressure hoses it will destroy the seals", well they are right if you stand...
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