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

 

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

 

Black Friday Sale at Cycle Tech Oldham

Black Friday Sales at Cycle Tech Oldham

On Black Friday we are offering a 15% Discount off everything in our shop, including any item we order in for you.  The sale also includes bikes in stock, bikes we order in for you and Christmas Pre-Order Bikes.

As a lot of customers will be working Friday we will be keeping the sale open Saturday as well

With bikes from Orbea, Forme, Raleigh, Frog and Bumper there will be a bike to suit everyone and all pockets

Plus whilst the weather is bad why not leave your bike with us for a service or repair.  Any bike dropped off Friday and Saturday will have a 15% discount on the final costs

 

Send us a message and see what what deals we have

Note:

Unfortunately we can not offer the full 15% discount on Cycle to work scheme bikes as the providers take a percentage of the price of the bike as a Management charge

Late Night opening at Cycle Tech Oldham

Late night Opening

Late night opening at Cycle Tech Oldham and Tameside.  We know its not always easy to get to a shop during working hours especially if you work during those hours.  At Cycle Tech Oldham and Tameside we will be opening until 8pm every Thursday evening up to Christmas

We have a large range of Kids, Road, Mountain, Hybrid and Electric bikes in stock from Orbea, Bumper, Raleigh & Frog

This year we also have Elite home trainers in stock. Home trainers would make a fantastic Christmas Present for your cycling mad partner (or yourself).

With helmets, lights and tons of other accessories in stock there is a present for everyone

 

See our bike range here

 

Shimano Di2 Firmware updates and diagnostics at cycle tech oldham

Shimano Di2 Updating and Diagnostics

All computers from time to time require updates to keep them working at their best.  Shimano Ultegra and Dura-ace Di2 are the same.

Any bikes with a Shimano Di2 Group set should have the firmware updates carried out by a Shimano trained Technician.

Shimano release updates periodically which range from an increase in battery life, smooth gear change and general updates therefor keeping your bike working as it should.

An advantage of a computer system is the fact it helps you to find a fault.  As a result of this a Technician can diagnose any faults with a Shimano system.  Quick and accurate diagnostics will result in customers saving time and cash.

All Cycle Tech Oldham staff have been on a Shimano training course and we use Shimano equipment.  In addition updates and Diagnostics can be done whilst the customer waits if pre-booked in.

We can convert most bikes to Di2, If you would like a competative quote, or if you would like any further info about updates or repairing any faults you may have please contact us below

 

 

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Madison clothing at Cycle Tech Oldham

With having more retail space we are stocking Madison Cycling clothing & Orbea cycling tops

The Madison winter range is now all in stock with ladies and gents coats, waterproof jackets, shorts, bib-shorts, bib-tights, gloves and overshoes

We will also be adding the Madison clothing to the web site shop over the next month or so

 

 

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