First things first, as of the 20th November The London Cycle Workshop is five years old! It’s massive milestone and a huge achievement for us, one that we have only been able to achieve thanks to the support of all of our customers. You. So thank you all, it’s been a pleasure to meet you all, and to service and repair your bikes! From humble beginnings to a team of seven in a shop overflowing with a massive range of parts and accessories it’s been quite a journey. And there’s plenty more to come…
As a small thank you, we will be offering free Winter safety checks for the whole of December. The checks will be a quick once while you wait, if work needs doing we can discuss from there. At least you will have inflated tyres and a lubricated chain!
Wheel building is a great way to keep occupied when the workshop board starts to thin out. Although many of our fair weather cycling customers have put their bike back in the shed / bush / river / garden, many keep commuting and training all year round. And for those of you wanting to get out on the road during the harsher months rather than sitting the bike on a turbo, we have been building a great selection of winter training wheels.
We have a mainly been using Shimano 105 and Ultegra hubs with either Mavic or H+Son rims. The pair above are Ultegra 6800 11 speed compatible hubs with H+Son Archetype rims and Sapim Laser spokes. As well as our custom wheel sets, we are still a premium Mavic dealer, and we continue to fit any of our wheels for free, including setting up gears and brakes. Ask any of the staff for more details.
The courtesy bikes have all had a make over for winter this year. We have fitted mudguards, pannier racks and lights and given them all a good service, including replacing the old suspension forks with rigid forks. They are free to borrow when we are servicing your bike. If you need to borrow a lock just ask. During the week the shop is open 7am to 7pm, so you can drop in on your way to work, swap your bike for a free courtesy bike, and swap back in the evening. No booking required. Couldn’t be easier…
With Winter in the air, we have been rotating the shop stock to reflect the changing seasons. We have a great new range of lights, loads of mudguard options, a great selection of pannier racks and bags, and lots of gloves, overshoes and head and neck warmers in all the sizes. We have also been expanding our helmet range with new models from Giro and Kask with a selection of sizes and colours to suite everyone, including the ever popular fluorescent yellow!
One more thing… For those of you wondering how Cheddar is doing, he’s fine and well in The New Forest, and turned two last month!
And a quick reminder, that you can stay up to date with all of the goings on at The London Cycle Workshop by following us on Twitter… @TLCWorkshop.