Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Quote of the Day

"The worst things in life come free to us."


Very Clever Cycling Robot.

This Bipedal Robot has been developed to self correct and can even stop itself by putting its feet down.

This brings fixie riding to a new level!

Soon you will see these taking people around London!


Friday, 25 November 2011

Ha Funny Staff Picture!

Must love the mild approach to finding a problem on a bike.

Not sure what the issue was but was funny all the same. 

Mark, the master mechanic assessing the repair work needed on this Eddy Merckx :-)


Rohloff Demo Bike Now Available!

We now have in store our very own custom Van Nicolas Titanium Rohloff Bike for you to demo!

Many people ask about how the Shimano Alfine 11 and the Rohloff 14 Speed hubs feel and work, now we have bikes with both hubs fitted so you can try them and see the difference. 

This Rohloff Bike is also sporting the Kinetic Rush Designed 'Rohlover' so the Rohloff can be used with drop bars. This bike also features our Steel custom forks made my Lee Cooper and disc brakes front and rear. 

The Bike is available now to demo get to book the bike please call 01926 430211 or email

Above: Rohlover.


Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Shocking London Driving. Wear a Helmet Cam!

This is a 10min long video capturing a cyclist getting hit by 2 cars. 
(There is some strong language.) 

We have GoPrp cameas in stock with all the spares and accessories you needfor whether its riding on or off road.


Thursday, 17 November 2011

Nice T-Shirt

I have this T-shirt. Oh and nice bikes...

'Yorkshire Bikes' From Orange Bikes Halifax. Clever.

We still have some in stock too! So pop into John Atkins Cycles!


Dam, Don't you Hate it when this happens!

Luckily they were just empty boxes but is still annoying! 

Helmet boxes everywhere! But as you can see we have Giro and Met Helmets in stock :-)

Lucky we have an Andy to sort them all out :-)


Picture from the Metro - Sonic Attempt

Here is another amusing idea from the Metro Paper.

Love the comment that the loop isn't accessible to pedestrians... really?! What would people do there anyway? Run really fast like Sonic in the hope to make the loop... :-)


Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Shimano Ultegra Di2 Electric Bike

We have just taken delivery of the Shimano Ultegra Di2 Electric Groupset bike. This is a great way to try before you buy. The bike is available via the store and can be borrowed to test this new system.

We are finding that the Ultegra system is more popular as it is much cheaper than the Dura-Ace version but as we know Dura-Ace has some advanced features about just a little weight saving.

If you want to come and try the Di2 bike, come into John Atkins Cycles or email for more information.


Tuesday, 15 November 2011

GoPro - Be a Hero!

We have GoPro Cameras in store and online now!

Most items are online with 5% off and free postage!!!!!

We now have a very professional looking stand for our GoPro items so there has been no better time than now to come and have a look at these great little cameras.

Check it out!!


Photo from the Metro

Here is another great photo from the Metro Paper.

Loving the bike ride and looking down on the clouds. Heaven.


Snow bike now has Anything cages.

We now have the snow bike from Salsa sporting some Anything Cages.

This bike will be great when the snow comes (and it will).

Loving the Salsa Mukluk with Salsa Anything Cages.

If you are interested in snow bikes or fat bikes then let me know on 01926 430211 or email

Anything Cages will be on by the end of the week.


Quote of the Day

"Can Super Mario save the Euro?"


Thursday, 10 November 2011

Mercian Custom Build

Here is a bike we custom built some months ago. There are some nice brands on this bike from Brooks, Nitto, Phil Wood, Campagnolo and some period parts that give the bike the best of both worlds; style and usability.

I will let the pictures do the talking.


I love Yellow paint with Red Flakes!

This is something special...

In the light this bike comes to life and the paint just pops!

Just wanted to share that with you all... :-)


Quote of the day.

"Everything is better with beer, even beer."


Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Pretty Cool Motivational Bike Picture :-)

This is pretty good!

Made me want to buy another bike anyway (not that I take much persuading to buy another bike...)


Just got to Love eBay!

This has been sent around to a few people. Maybe this is a new way of marketing... Sarcasm and shameless over pricing at least gets people talking. Love it :-)


Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Tour de France but not as you know it!

This is... well gorgeous! But you cant get a tow-ball mounted bike rack to fit I'm afraid...


Contrail, Different but I want one!

This is a cool idea and I think it could have more uses that just a novelty product. 

What do you think? The pictures show the trails as appearing quite well and it being quite effective. 

I will let the websites do the details...

I want to see if it will be put into production and sold in the UK, I think I want one!


Quote of the Day

"Don't be defeatist, it's very middle class"


Monday, 7 November 2011

We Like Titanium!

We have a lot of Van Nicholas frames and bikes sold through the shop and the finish on this Amazon model is better than ever.

They make great winter bikes due to their great road compliance, comfort and weather resistance. They are designed with different riding types in mind, there are touring and road racing bikes in their line up that helps the rider know in confidence that the bikes are well thought out machines. 

We love the options list. When you order a Van Nicholas from us you can have pretty much anything you want. We custom build bikes from the frame up or you can buy a specified packed from Holland. Its a great system and for another fee you can get the bike custom built to YOUR geometry. We have done a lot of bikes this way as it is sometimes cheaper to get the bike in titanium than steel these days.

If you want to come and have a look at the great build quality or to try our demo Rohloff Van Nic' (Details coming soon) then call or pop into John Atkins Cycles where we will be happy to show you the lovely bikes.


Saturday, 5 November 2011

Friday, 4 November 2011

Pimp Parts Cabinet!

Andy has done a great job of re-doing our cabinet where we keep all our lovely, shiny things.

Here you can see parts from:

Chris King
Phil Wood
and some more that I fail to remember


Thursday, 3 November 2011

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

New Window Display for the Shop!

We now have 2 matching window displays for the shop. It has been a long time coming but i took this opportunity to take a picture of Andy making the finishing touches. :-)

Proper job!


Pashley Tube Rider for the Ladies

This beautifully crafted bike made just miles down the road in Stratford arrived the other day and has made loads of heads turn when it was placed in the window. 

Come down to John Atkins Cycles to see our range of Pashleys on display.