Summer Special Offer

Summer Special Offer – 20% off Cycle Servicing

All Summer, during August we are offering our Silver cycle service for just £40.00 and out Gold Service for just £100.00.  Saving you a massive 20% on our normal prices

Silver Service:

  • Full Inspection and report
  • Gears adjusted
  • Brakes adjusted
  • Rear Mech. hanger alignment
  • Wheel hubs serviced (where applicable)
  • Wheels trued
  • All nuts and bolts tightened to correct torque
  • Road tested

Minor repair labour included, any parts required will be extra

 

Gold Service:

  • Full Inspection and report
  • Strip bike down to frame
  • Clean all parts of frame
  • Headset service
  • Rebuild with new gear and brake cables
  • Replace hydraulic brake fluid (where applicable)
  • Wheel hubs serviced (where applicable)
  • Wheels trued
  • All nuts and bolts tightened to correct torque
  • Road tested

No extra labour charges for any repairs

Any parts required (except brake and gear cables or brake fluid) will be extra

 

If you would like to take us up on this offer give us a call on 0161 652 7566 or contact us below to book in

 

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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

 

 

Winter Bike Checks with Cycle Tech Oldham

Winter Bike Checks

At any time of the year your bike should be in optimum working condition .
But even more so when the winter conditions put more wear on components and the rider requires performance from tyres and brakes. Many riders store their good bike for the winter and buy a cheaper winter bike.

“Cycling in the snow and ice is hard on your bike”

Winterizing:

 By preparing the frame and components.

Cleaning:
Give your bike a good wash before winter sets in

  • Cycle Tech Oldham does not recommend using a pressure washer to clean your bike.  Or the use of washing up liquid as it contains salt that is corrosive and abrasive. The pressure washer will force water into areas of the bike that it wouldn’t normally find it’s way into eg: cable housing, frame structure, hubs, bottom bracket, headset, therefore washing out all the vital oils and greases. You should use a bike wash like Dirt Wash which can be sprayed on the bike and mixed with hot water in a bucket, and using a brush to wash of mud and dirt. Degreaser may be used on chain and sprockets with a small brush. Use clean water in a watering can to rinse off, all parts should be dried off before lubricating. Note: You should take care with disc brakes, to avoid oils & grease on disc & pads as this will contaminate the pads and cause loss of braking. These parts can be cleaned with specific disc brake cleaners.
  • You could also use a Bike Shield to protect your brakes when you are cleaning the drive chain.
  • Give your bike’s frame and moving parts a blast of aerosol lube. Products like Brunox Turbo Spray or TF2/GF85 are great for loosening rusted, stuck, or stiff metal parts but are not ideal as a lubricant for bike chains, wheel hubs, bottom bracket and headsets. DO NOT SPRAY BRAKE BLOCKS/DISCS OR WHEEL RIMS.

Tyres:
By checking your tyres for wear or splits will reduce your chances of flats! Running your tyres at the correct pressure will not only improve handling, but will also increase the life of the tyre and reduce punctures.

  • Over time tyres will start to wear out and need to be replaced. Remove the tyres from the wheels and do a thorough check for excessive wear, cuts, and embedded objects like flints and glass.
  • Fit only the correct tyres and size for your bike and the type of riding you are doing
  • Inflate to the correct pressure (Front & rear maybe different) and check every month or before a big ride. A little less air will also improve the tyre’s ability to absorb vibrations from riding over rough roads, so you get more comfort too.

Wheels:

Some riders have a set of winter wheels they use to save their expensive ones.

  • Clean and grease hubs, this is also a good time to check bearings and hub for wear
  • Clean and check rim for wear
  • Wheel runs freely between the brake blocks

Brakes:

  • Make sure brake pads have plenty of wear and rim brakes are properly aligned to wheel rim.
  • Check brake wires for fraying and outer cables for splits.
  • Any rain water that can enter the cables can freeze in the winter and brakes will not operate. By placing a drop of oil (Wet lube) or grease on the ends of the brake wire where it enters the outer cable will stop water entering.
  • Cable adjustment is correct.

Drive Chain:

The drive chain can wear much quicker with the grit and grim that is thrown at it.
  • For a longer life of your chain, don’t use de-greaser. Instead use a good quality lubricant, such as Shimano’s PTFE. This needs to be applied by shaking the bottle and applied to the chain along the inside of the rollers while pedaling backwards and then allowed to dry.
  • To clean simply wipe off excess with a rag or for dirty chains spray Brunox Turbo Spray on a rag and wipe the chain then re-lubricate the chain.
  • Expect your chain to take a beating over the winter and be prepared to replace it after the winter season.

Mudguards:
Not only to save yourself from dirt, but to protect your bike

  • Fit good quality mudguards to your bike.
  • Close fitting mudguards can clog up with slush, ice, and snow and impede your progress. Depending on your bike, mudguards that clip on the down tube and seatpost provide good protection and plenty of clearance.

Lights:

Be seen
  • Short days and falling snow or rain can drastically limit a driver’s visibility. Use a powerful, highly visible front light or flashing white LED and at least two bright red flashing LED rear lights. Most winter riders use two bright red flashing rear lights because batteries can fail in cold conditions. We do recommend caring a spare front light in-case of failures.
Lastly don’t forget to protect yourself and make cycling more comfortable
If you are unsure how to look after your bike, please contact us at Cycle Tech Oldham to book a Winter Service now.
Cyclist who live out of the Cycle Tech Oldham area email: service@cycle-tech.co.uk and we will reply with a mechanic within striking distance
In addition this article first published by Cycle Tech UK

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