Here is another completed reconditioned Peugeot “super competition” lugged Reynolds 531 tube beauty from the 80’s. A wonderful light blue metallic frame with a chrome fork and complete Campy drivetrain and Modolo speedy brakes.
As much as we love seeing you walk through the door with your bike, there are some basics we all need to know when we’re out on the road or out in the woods. And, especially when we’re playing bike mechanic at home before the big group ride or race.
A quick assessment exemplifies the Raleigh Technium of one method of manufacturing technology that was innovative during the 80’s. The bicycle frame has swaged tubes and bonded with industrial adhesives, somewhat of tinker toys i.e. a frame tube would be inserted into a socket [lug] then an adhesive would be injected through a porthole or […]
The following reconditioning was used on an 85-87 Bianchi SX Sport bicycle. The following photos 617, 618, 619, 621, and 623 display the original condition of the bicycle. We began by removing all the components. This process can get worrisome especially with older bikes that rusted or cold seized. Parts can get stuck. If a […]
Cleaning your bike and pre-ride inspections are basic activities that can help prevent downtime and dangerous malfunctions. We all want to enjoy riding and avoid breakdowns. While you may prefer to trust your bike to a professional, there are some routine preventive maintenance activities you’ll want to make a habit of doing yourself on a […]
Follow these chain care tips & extend the life of your chain How long will my chain last before replacing it? Great question! Chain life varies depending on the following: Day-in, day-out care Different bicycle types, such as mountain bike, road bike and cross bike Exposure to elements during use, such as mud, sand, moisture […]
Well, I guess it’s fall in New Hampshire. That means hours of yard work, cooler temps, KILLER riding, and hunting season. I think about it all the time when I’m out riding this time of year. But today, more than ever, it rang true. Changing a flat out in the woods, we were listening to […]
“We made the shop lean, kept the work in proximity, and decreased human transportation in a big way, with very small changes”, says Garabed, “When I’m working at the repair station with a bicycle on the stand it’s very simple to put down the wrench and pick up the air mouse to page through the repair […]