Wednesday, 30 May 2012

We all Love Titanium!

We have got a few Van Nicholas Custom builds coming though now so keep looking on the blog for more pictures but here is a sneak peek of the latest one.

We have Ti Demo bikes and various models in store so pop in for more information.


Tuesday, 29 May 2012

No.1 Window Display

We have been thinking about the new window display heading towards the Jubilee weekend for some time now. But we never imagined it could look this good. 

Many thanks to Shannon Cree from Headmasters (also on Clemens Street). This display now looks awesome!

As you well know we have 2 windows and the other one is in progress but why not come down and have a look at the vintage themed window display.

Items in the window included items from Pashley, Brompton, Raleigh and Brooks.


Saturday, 26 May 2012

Summer is here, book your Workshop time now!

As to be expected, the Sun comes out and the servicing begins. 

We also have the Bank Holiday coming up so even more reason to get those bikes booked in for workshop time. 

We have 3 fully trained mechanics that are here to get those bikes back on (or off) the road. Sow whether its a road bike, MTB or kids bike, make sure its safe and fun to ride. Book it in NOW!


Friday, 25 May 2012

A picture from last months drought..

This made me laugh. I have never tried riding a bike in water this deep but i imagine is wasnt easy...

This is classic UK drought weather. ;-)

Also, how do they know he was riding on a footpath?.. 

Well that sums up April really but this was Wednesday's weather:

Cheered me up anyway. More of that please.


Thursday, 24 May 2012

So what do we all think of 650B?

Because 559 and 622 isn't enough..

Its a bit decision these days choosing the wheel size of your bike and its not to be taken light-heartedly. Although more and more people are making these different parts, it can still be difficult to find a shop when you are in the middle of nowhere that supports the 'new' sizes. Of course there have been dabbles with the non 26" wheels in the past and some of them are only just becoming popular. 29ers are a prime example. They have come and gone and now they are back to stay. The great thing about all this is that you have the choice. I cant see the 650B craze kicking off properly for another couple of years but its coming...

This is a great illustration from

There is also an interesting timeline and more information here:

For more information on wheel sizes or if you are looking to upgrade you need to come and have a chat with us in store. We can talk you through the different options and we are here to help. Feel free to call also, on 01926 430211


Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Custom Yeti 575 Anniversary. Yummy!

Its a Marmite bike I think but I can safely say I think it looks great!

This is a modern bike with a retro theme and it is very brave to try and get the yellows and the blues to mach from all the different suppliers. Again, I think it looks spot on!

With only 250 of these frames being made you may never see one of these out and about but you will certainly know if you see this one! :-)

Products from:
Chris King,
Race Face.

For more information on our servicing or custom builds please call on 01926 430211

Remember, you don't need to start from a bare frame to get a custom bike. We can order factory bikes and change the parts to make your perfect bike!


Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Custom Colnago Master X-Lite.

This is beautiful.

Custom Spec-ed and built here in store!

This bike has all sorts of lovely polished goodies hanging off it, where do we start??

Well lets start with the frame and fork. As to be expected with the Master, formed tubing and chrome lugs with hand pained gold detailing and the same can be said for the fork. Wheels where hand built in store. Chris King hubs on DT spokes and Halo polished rim. Classic looks with modern strength and performance. Stem, bars and seatpost from Ritchey's Classic Range. Again giving a quality, modern aspect to the bike. Silver Campagnolo parts finish the build with the retro feel. 

This bike can stand next to retro bikes and fit in a treat. All new and nothing that will be difficult to replace or outdated. 

There are soooooo many little details on this bike I am sure there will be some people looking at these pictures for a while.. :-)

Any more information on custom builds, restorations or any other servicing inquiries call on 01926 430211


Monday, 21 May 2012

Could these make it to bikes?

Or have they already? Have I missed it?

It looks like a tidy idea but I would like to know what they do to the handling of the vehicle.. I am sure twisting the 'tyre' will not do it any good. 

Anyway, look cool if nothing else ;-)


Sunday, 20 May 2012

These should be standard on bikes these days!

I think we need more wine and more bikes!

I am sure this idea can be adapted for bottles of cherry-ade for the young'uns.

Fact of the day: Most cats are left pawed..


Saturday, 19 May 2012

Quality Bike Photos.

This is a site I keep in my bookmarks! Its great if you have a new minutes to check out some great riding photos. There is always something new and exciting on there. 

Check it out!


Friday, 18 May 2012

Super Awesome Blog!

After this blog ;-) there is another bike shop that I have been interested in for a long time now, Milltown Cycles. 

This blog is filled with super cool bikes and super cool people. A lot of the brands they carry we also stock, its funny to see the same bikes in a very different environment!

Give it a read and let me know what you think. They are also on Facebook so make sure you 'like' both Milltown cycles and Kinetic Rush / John Atkins Cycles. :-)

Fact of the day: Bamboo can grow up to 3 ft in 24 hours.. and is good for making bikes.


Thursday, 17 May 2012

Ohh this is just cool!

Saw this, now I want one!

Its a 'euro' skateboard. 

Must be a nightmare to ride..

Quote of the Day: "Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines"


Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Ouch, that's going to hurt...

... but look how strong the brake is!

This is a nasty crash in anyone's book but the Hope brake is super strong!

We have been stocking and servicing Hope brakes and other components since the dawn of time so pop down and see the guys that use, ride and sell Hope kit!

I run this model of brake on my bike and now I know they are stronger than me :-)

(There are some fairly graphic pictures on the link, just a warning.)


Saturday, 12 May 2012

Work For the NHS?

Then you may have seen this...

...We offer this finance option in store!

We have been doing 'Ride it Away' finance for a while now and there are loads of customers out there with a new bike on a package that suits them. From as little as 0% you can select to pay over 12 months for example. This is a great way to get on the road or trails on a quality bike.

This is open to all customers (select sale bikes are excluded) and you can pay for the entire purchase with the finance deal so you can have all the accessories you need at the same time. 

For more information about finance deals in store come down to our store or call us on 01926 430211 where our knowledgeable staff can help.


Friday, 11 May 2012

Jubilee Brompton Bikes and S-Bags

Oh yes!

We have 2 of this limited run of Jubilee Brompton Bikes and Bags.

We are so excited to see some of the limited editions coming out of the Brompton Factory and even more excited to have 2 in stock for sale today!

They are only 500 of these in the world! Brompton say that they all allocated within 24 hours. So to get your hands on one get in touch today! 01926 430211

RRP - £1200 including the bag.