From John Atkins Cycles, Clemens Street, Leamington Spa.
This is the place to come to find out the latest information on KR and the happenings of both the online store and the Sister Shop, John Atkins Cycles.
Bikes and Banter!
This is a very good video and proves that Brompton's are well made sturdy machines. Although saying that, I'm sure they will be having a few more 'warranty' claims through when other people try and do the same...
At John Atkins Cycles there have been a huge range of different custom builds. We build bikes from the ground up to the spec chosen by the customers who wanted something unique. Whiter it's a DH bike, touring bike or road bike, we build them all. We can even get frames custom built to the riders specific requirements and geometry.
Pictures attached are some examples...
If you are interested in a custom build then get in touch 01926 430211
Just a quick one, here are some up to date pictures of the shop. It's buzzing at the mo with new and exciting products and brands. Another thing, 2012 season starts now and there are some very exciting new products in store right now!
I have been thinking about giving my Pashley roadster a bit of a face lift for a while. There are some simple things that can change the look of a bike in a huge way but not cost the earth.for those of you that know what a Pashley Roadster Classic looks like, let me know what you think of it now...
The changes are...
New stem. This makes the bike a little lower and longer.
New saddle. The double spring brooks was shipped out for a ti and copper special
Brooks grips. Because they are lovely :-)
Removed the rear rack and wheel guards.
Flipped the bars. Turning them over costs no money but transforms the bike from a sit up and beg to a head down racer.
Brooks mud flap. Because it has to be done ;-)
So all in all this is a usable classic looking hand built steel bike from Stratford. Now one of the favorites in my collection
This article from Bike Biz explains how a study has highlighted that there are some people don't cycle more because its 'not normal'. It also continues to explain how local authorities should ignore regular cyclists when designing new cycle infrastructure. Well personally I think that's madness. I can sympathise with people who either don't want to ride or its not possible but when people say its not 'normal', well I think that's a bit much.
There are many interesting points in article and it is a must read:
The CTC are getting together to get in the way of new plans to allow LONGER lorries on the UK roads. If you have ever cycled on the road and found yourself with a massive truck trying to scoot around you, there will be some feelings against this plan to allow even longer lorries on the road!
On the other hand the CTC have created this amusing picture to illustrate what a 'big' and 'bigger' lorry looks like. Make me smile anyway! :-)
"Ahhh that's what a 'bigger lorry' looks like." :-)
Back to business though! Read this and give your support:
Yes we have the start to our 2 Shimano Ultegra Di2 group sets arriving now. We will have one set up on a test bike and the other set will be for sale. This will be attached to one of our demo turbo trainers and will be a great opportunity to test a bike, electric group set and a video/virtual reality turbo trainer!
If you like the sound of this get in touch and we will keep your details and let you know when the bike etc is complete.
If there is an item that you think we can get but we don't list then get in touch! Chances are that there are people just like you wishing we did an item but we don't have it listed on the site. There are many brands that we stock and can get in stock. Whether you want an item from Brook, Chris King, Endura etc etc we may be able to get it if its in stock with them. If you are un-sure whether we deal with a certain brand, again get in touch and we will let you know. If we can get the product you want, we can create a listing on the website and you can purchase the item like any other.
Like this bag? Let us know and we can get it uploaded...
Well well, This January those Campag users can join the Shimano equipped Chris King road riders! It has been a long time coming and it would be great to see some of our Campag users on Chris King items too! King hubs are being built into road bikes more and more because of there reliability and super cool finish. Campag additions to the line up would make for a great winter bike build for example. If you are interested in Chris King Products them pop in store to get your hands on some hubs, BB's and headsets. They will also be appearing online soon!