Charity Ride Support at Cycle Tech Oldham

Charity Ride Support at Cycle Tech Oldham

Yesterday afternoon Elliot from Cycle Tech Oldham delivered a brand new Orbea Avant road bike to Tom Matley at Oldham Athletic Football Club.

Oldham Athletic contacted us a few weeks ago asking if we could help Tom on his Charity ride.  Tom will be riding from Barnsley via Hull to Amsterdam raising money for Prostate Cancer UK.  As this is such a good cause we decided to supply him with a  bike to use.  In addition we also gave Tom a full bike fit to make sure he will be as comfortable as possible for his ride.

Tom is very close to his target of £1,000 but still requires further donations to get him over the line. Please support a fellow cyclist, dig deep and donate what you can.

To donate, please visit www.justgiving.com/oafcf2a and follow the on-screen instructions.

You can follow Tom’s story and keep updated, see https://www.oldhamathletic.co.uk/news/2017/may/19052017-tom-matley-bike-ride/

 

BBB Echelon seats at Cycle Tech Oldham

Echelon Seats

We now stock the fantastic BBB Echelon and BBB Spectrum seats at Cycle Tech Oldham.

Plus to make sure you get the correct size saddle we are also offering free sit bone measuring with every BBB Saddle sold

 

 

Anyone who says size doesn’t matter, is wrong. At least when it’s about saddles. And we’re talking saddles at BBB Cycling. Our dedicated saddle developers made it clear that the width of a saddle adds more comfort to your ride than any other feature on your bike. That’s the reason behind the development of the Echelon. With three width options, the Echelon is suited for all sit bone widths. Furthermore, the comfort is enhanced by a unique oversized cut-out, to relieve the pressure in the pubic area. With the Echelon there’s a choice for every rider, because no one deserves an uncomfortable ride. Now, who said size doesn’t matter? The Echelon combines ultimate performance with ultimate comfort. The large cut-out eliminates pressure points in the perineal area and keeps the blood flow intact, even in the most inclined riding positions. The hard density Lightfoam provides good support on longer rides.

 

Features & Specs

  • High performance Road/MTB saddle for competitive cycling posture.
  • Large pressure relieving hole which keeps the blood flow intact and eliminates pressure points under the pubic arch.
  • Size: 155 x 265 mm (WxL). Also available: 145 x 265 mm (BSD-141) and 165 x 265 mm (BSD-143).
  • Unisex saddle.
  • Weight: 283 grams.
  • Lightweight hollow CrMo rail with adjustment scale.
  • Carbon reinforced shell.
  • Superlight foam with hard density for good support on long rides.
  • Durable synthetic cover.
  • Waterproof.
  • Colours: black and white.
  • Unisex fitting

 

 

Contact us below for further details or just call into the shop. Alternatively why not replace your seat as part of a full bike fit in our Bike Fit Studio

 

Contact us here

 

Bike Fit at Cycle Tech Oldham

Bike Fitting

We are very proud to announce that we are the first Bike Fit studio in the UK to use the Velogicfit Bike Fit system. The Velogicfit 3D system will enhance the system we currently use and will work along side it.  Giving our customers the best and most accurate fit possible.

 

In Velogicfit’s words “Every Cyclist Deserves to be Comfortable”.  This is a statement that we have adopted and take seriously.

 

The position of your cycling contact points is crucial. Everybody’s feet, hands, leg and arm length, flexibility and even how they sit is different.  As are any old injuries you may have picked up doing another activity can affect how you ride.

These differences can affect the type, size and style of bike you ride so its important to get it right

In our Bike Fit studio we listen to you, its your fit and we need to know about you.  We fit your bike to you and for you.  Not by blindly following what a computer tells us to do.  The computer helps us to quickly see dynamically what is happening and with our knowledge and experience we can decipher that information to assist us to get you in the best position possible.

How it works

  • After booking a fit with us we will send a Google form link so we can find out all about you, previous injuries and what your cycling goals are
  • At the Bike Fit session we go though your replies and tailor the fit to you based on your information
  • Now its time for a ride on your bike on the trainer so we can get an idea of your initial position and how it feels
  • Your bike is now measured and recorded
  • We now position your cleats into the correct position.  Cleats can move backwards & forwards, side ways, rotated and we can wedge the cleats depending on your foot angle.
  • Once the cleats are in the correct position we set your saddle height and fore/aft position
  • When happy with your saddle position we will fit an adjustable head stem which will assist us in obtaining the best stem length / angle and handle bar position
  • Second to last job is for you to ride your bike for your feedback
  • When your happy we measure your bike again for a comparison to the original set up

Throughout the process we are asking for your feedback as well as recording your body position and what adjustments have been made.  You will be given a full report on completion

Approximately after 3 weeks we will speak again to see how its going.  However if you have any issues before then we advise contacting us asap so we can look at that area again.

 

If you would like to discuss a bike fit with our Bike Fit Consultant contact us below or alternatively book a fit on the Book Now button

 

 

Contact us here

 

 


Bike Expo 2017

Bike Expo and Tri Expo 2017

We will be at the Bike Expo and Tri Expo this weekend at Event City, Manchester with our friends from Orbea Bikes.

We have also been making some big changes at Cycle Tech Oldham in 2017

  • New bigger workshop facility which will enable us to offer maintenance classes and turn bike repairs around a lot faster.
  • New Dedicated Fork and Suspension service area. Our aim is to turn repairs around within a few days.
  • New Bike Fit room.  Using the Torke fitting system we are offering full bike fits, Cleat Fitting and bike sizing.

Come and see us at Event City for a chat

 

Orbea Orca M20I at Cycle Tech Oldham

Happy customer collecting his new Orbea Orca M20I at Cycle Tech Oldham

We like happy customers at Cycle Tech Oldham, especially customers who are picking up their new Orca Dream Machine.

The Orbea M20i is an amazing full carbon, 11 Speed Ultegra Di2 weighing in at just over 8kg.  With a choice of four colours to choose from.  Or upgrade to Orbea Myo and you can paint it the colours of your choice.

If you are looking for a new “Dream Machine” then you wont go wrong choosing a bike from the Orbea Range

 

 

See the full range here at Orbea.com

 

Contact us to Order Your new Dream Machine

 

 

Open Sundays up until Christmas

We are open Sundays in December

At Cycle Tech Oldham and Tameside we like to listen to our customers and as a result we will be Open Sundays until Christmas

Our Sunday opening hours are 10am till 2pm

The workshop will also be open for any quick repairs you may require sorting on the day.  Or drop your bike off for a repair or service to be done in the week.

We have a wide range of bikes for all ages, Bumper, Raleigh and Frog bike for kids.  Orbea and Raleigh for bigger kids (or adults as we are sometimes called)

If your looking for a Turbo trainer we have the Elite range in stock, complete with training mats, wheel blocks and lap top stands

We have a large range of accessories.  Madison clothing, lights, helmets, mudguards and many more items that make great stocking fillers.

 

Contact us here

 

Winter Ready drop in session at Cycle Tech Oldham

Are you “Winter Ready”?

Don’t let the cold weather and longer nights put you off cycling.  You can keep the wheels turning all year with the right preparation and gear. To help you through the winter months TfGM is teaming up with Cycle Tech-Oldham on December 3rd from 9am -4pm, to offer a free “Winter Ready” drop in session. Shop representatives and TfGM instructors (peak times only) will be on hand to share winter specific maintenance advice.  Provide safety & visibility tips and offer guidance on local cycle routes.

To help you get the most out of your visit we will also be giving people the opportunity to:

  •  Receive a free bike maintenance check
  •  Take advantage of an exclusive shop discount for that day only
  •  Sign up to free cycle training including maintenance programmes
  •  Receive a Police Bike Register tag to mark your bike with a unique ID number.

Another reason to come along is the free prize draw!. TfGM have ten bags packed with cycling goodies to give away – just quote ‘Winter Ready campaign’ when you arrive and you will be entered into the draw.

To take advantage of this fantastic offer all you need to do is turn up on the advertised day between the recommended times quoting the “Winter Ready campaign”. We expect an average drop in session receiving a bike maintenance check to last approximately 30 minutes.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know about other Winter Ready events across Greater Manchester please feel free to contact the cycling team on 0161 244 1000 or email cycling@tfgm.com

Alternatively contact Cycle Tech Oldham on 0161 652 7566 or email paul@cycletecholdham.co.uk

Bike building at Cycle Tech Oldham

Bike Building

Buy your new bike online and have it fully assembled by a professional Cycle Technician.

If you have bought a bike online It is very important to have your new bicycle built/set-up correctly, for safety reasons, for brakes and gears to work correctly/smoothly and to give you years of enjoyment. 
Many bicycles are now brought on the Internet and are delivered in a box.  Some require more building up than other, we have come across road bikes that require the handlebars taping and bikes with brakes not set to UK standards.
Cycle Tech Oldham recommends bike building is carried out by a Trained and qualified Bicycle Technician, as our staff are to British Standards 6102

Cycle Tech Oldham Bike Build Service Includes: 

  1. Remove bike from box and put bike in work-stand-Dispose of the box and packaging
  2. Correctly position bars, stem and tighten to correct torque settings
  3. Adjust bar levers position
  4. Pedal threads greased and fitted
  5. Ensure tyres seating correct and fitted with correct rotational direction
  6. Inflate tyres to correct pressure
  7. Check spoke tension and wheel trueness, ensure wheels are securely attached
  8. Wheel hubs rotate freely and no side play
  9. Check and adjust headset free play
  10. Check cable routing (with UK brake position)
  11. Ensure seat and seat post are adjusted to rider and secure
  12. Check crank bolts, where applicable
  13. Check chainring bolts, where applicable
  14. Set front and rear derailleur limit screws
  15. Adjust cable tension to ensure smooth indexing of gears
  16. Set up brakes in line with manufacturers recommendations
  17. Check pad alignment and adjust as necessary
  18. Check cables for smooth running, lubricate, as necessary
  19. Any suspension bikes correctly set to rider’s weight/style and pivot bolts torqued
  20. Fit reflectors and bell
  21. Fit and adjust any additional components, as necessary
  22. Torque all additional bolts to correct Torque
  23. Fit Bar tape if required
  24. Test ride and riding position fine tuned, any functions explained
  25. Manual / tools / instructions presented and bike signed for

 

PDI Check Sheet on completion, that you can save for warranty and service history. 
PDI conforms to BS6102 Part 1 & 2 and the relevant EN safety standard, as applicable.

Pricing:

  • Childs bike- Single Speed, upto and including 20″ wheel – £15.00
  • Adult Bikes, MTB, Hybrid & Commuter £30.00
  • Road Bike (to include bar tape wrapping if required) £30.00
  • Electric Bikes – POA
  • Di2 equipped bikes £40.00

 

If you pre-book your bike build in with us, we can normally do it whilst you wait or have a look around the local Village town centre

 

New Bigger shop at Cycle Tech Oldham

Following our move just over a month ago to a fantastic new and bigger 1000 square foot unit in Lees, we finally have the internet working (phones still an issue but we are getting there) and starting to find parts and tools in the various boxes we still need to unpack

With the workshop being a lot bigger we can now repair and service customers bikes a lot quicker and best of all, Elliot and myself are not falling over each other when trying to work

The retail area is also a lot bigger giving us the opportunity to carry a wider range of bikes, accessories and with the extra space we are now stocking Madison clothing, Continental tyres and tubes.

We also decided to go with the Orbea Brand of bikes rather than stock lots of different makes at the new shop, we feel Orbea have a fantastic range of bikes, the warranty and back up is first class and on price comparison they are extremely competitively priced.

Bikes bought from us can be bought in many ways now, cash, card, cycle to work scheme, interest free finance over 12 months or longer terms with finance

We hope our existing  customers will continue to use us and hopefully new customers will come and see us for a look around, plus don’t forget we have free coffee and tea for all customers

Call or use the contact form below, We are always happy to give advice and talk bikes with our customers

 

 

Ride it Away Finance available at Cycle Tech Oldham

Ride it away

 

Never a dull moment at Cycle Tech Oldham, we have just joined forces with V12 Retail Finance and can now offer up to 12 month interest free finance on all bikes bought from Cycle Tech Oldham

This is on top of all the Cycle to work schemes we are partnered with, Ideal4 Finance who offer up to 5 years finance, Christmas club and of course card and cash payments

In our new shop, which we move into Monday 15th August we will have a larger selection of Road bikes, Mountain bikes, Hybrid, Electric bikes and Kids bikes to choose from, as with over 5 different ways to pay for your bike we could not make it easier

As well as using interest free finance to purchase a new bike, you can also use it for:

  • Turbo trainers
  • Group-set upgrades
  • Wheels
  • DI2 Upgrades
  • Or anything from £250.00 up to £15000.00

Contact us below for further information