Quality Kids Bikes for the Summer

Quality Kids Bikes for the Summer So often people look for a cheap bike for their child's first bike. However cheap bikes are often very heavy and have poor quality components, that soon either brake or don't work correctly, due to the tough life they face. The good news is that Gepida that supply the high quality e bikes we stock also make a great range of high quality children's bikes, including balance bikes. If your interested in one of these get in touch. I would love to help you give your child a great start to their cycling experience so that that cycling together can be easier and more FUN! Gepida AUHA 12" Balance BikeGipida Gilpin 50 24"Gepida Gilpin 50 24"Gepida 500 24"...
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Ruga 29″ E Mtb: Test ride on a muddy Dales trail.

Ruga 29" Emb: Test ride on a muddy Dales trail. Took the Gepida Ruga 29" e Mtb out on some muddy Dales trails this am. Awesome riding the 29", the wheels cut through the mud and the Bosch motor pushed you through and pulled you out at the other end. Got the feeling you get on a great ski run, when things come together. If you would like come on a test ride get in touch. See before and after pictures. ...
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Wild Cat Sighted in the Yorkshire Dales?

Wild Cat Sighted in the Yorkshire Dales? Enjoyed a fab e Mtb ride above Grassington and Hebden last weekend with a Ruga 29 hard tail. Have to say haven't had so much fun on a bike since I was a kid. The Bosch motor provided just the right amount of power as I needed it and pulled me up Moor lane with ease and then the Ruga took off like a big cat across the moor. The 29inch wheels road over the rough tracks with ease and the adjustable front suspension absorbed the bumps. The ride was responsive yet hugged the ground on cornering so I felt confident to let it fly. On the way home there was a vicious head wind but the e-Mtb pushed on as though it had a wind on it till All in all the Ruga 29er is an awesome e Mtb. Get in touch if you would like to a test ride. ...
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Clockwork Orange Reboot

One of the projects I have just completed for a customer is the rebuilding of a Clockwork Orange Mountain Bike. The customer chose to have it resprayed in the classic orange and white with the addition of Clockwork Orange vinyls. Sadly many of the original parts could not be re used but with new wheels, a sealed unit bottom bracket, cassette, derailleur, seat post and the addition of mudguards and Tannus Puncture proof tyres it looks a real stunner and rides really well. The customer was even thinking of christening it with a bottle of champers! If you have an old bike that needs a bit of a reboot then get in touch.  ...
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Tannus Tyres

The theme in the workshop this last couple of weeks has been fitting Tannus puncture proof tyres with sets in green red and black to fit. Tannus tyres come in a number of different sizes and styles.  This weeks crop included a red pair of narrow road tyres and a chunky pair of hybrid tyres for a mountain bikes. These stretched my tyres fitting skills as they were a beast to get over the rim. If you would like to take advantage of  our offer of free fitting until October 2018 so you can enjoy all  and the attributes of these great tyres that don't require pumping up and don't puncture then get in touch via the Contact us form by clicking HERE   Offer is subject to the availability of the tyres and the fitters time available and be may withdrawn at any time.  ...
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Wheels and Puncture Proof Tyres

Wheels and Tyres The theme of  last week in the workshop seems to have been wheels and tyres. With bucked wheels and wheels missing spokes to fix as well as the opportunity to fit a pair of gorgeous melon green Tannus Puncture proof tyres. Tannus tyres are made from a cleaver polymer, which performs like the sole of a running shoe. I.e. it gives support and cushioning like a pneumatic tyres but is made from a solid material, which means it can never puncture and never needs pumping up. The other benefit is that the tyres come in wide range of gorgeous colours including the melon green in this picture.          ...
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Really pleased with my new Bosch T shirt

Really pleased with my new Bosch T shirt Loving my new Bosch T shirt apparently the grey colour is a good match for my hair. It's also very well made, which is just what you expect from Bosch. Great to be working on and selling Bosch powered e-bikes making cycling easier and more fun in Harrogate and Yorkshire. ...
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Do you do house calls?

Do You do House Calls? That was the questions someone asked me last week and as a mobile bike mechanic the answer is of course yes. Interesting little task, the customer had recently purchased a new bike following an insurance claim. As is typical with insurance claims,  the insurance company chose to deal with the a remote bike dealer,  so it wasn't possible for the bike to be returned for a solution to the problem. The customer had opted to have tubeless tyres, but since the bike had arrived the rear tyre had been regularly deflating. It was therefor my role to remove the value add a little more sealant replace the valve and re-inflate the tyre. A very pleasant trip out on a warm Saturday morning; especially as the customer makes excellent fresh coffee. Looking forward to my next visit when the customer has another bike maintenance problem to be fixed.                ...
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Green Commute Initiative providing savings on purchase of a new e-bike

If you are wondering if you can afford one of the lovely Gepida e-bikes the Yorkshire Bike Company are selling. These can be purchased via the Green Commute Initiate This is a salary sacrifice scheme and helps you spread the payments and you will be making savings on the whole value of the bike. For details of the scheme down load the leaflet by clicking Green Commute Initiative Leaflet ...
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