Keeping your hands clean and other good reasons to go tubeless

Richard Roberts | October 13, 2019

For over a century most bicycles have used a system of tyres with tubes in them to keep them rolling along – and this has generally worked very well. I’ve never really been an early adopter of new technology. The exception was when tubeless systems began to be discussed for bicycles about 15 years ago. […]

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10 Myths About Cycle Lanes

Steve Ranger | September 10, 2019

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/bike-blog/2019/jul/03/ten-common-myths-about-bike-lanes-and-why-theyre-wrong We just saw this in The Guardian, so thanks to them for doing the legwork! Much better to read the article on their website… 1. Cycle lanes increase congestion (and thus pollution) This is perhaps the most common myth, possibly because critics confuse what feels like it’s true with what actually is true: the assumption that if you […]

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Looking after your disc brakes and avoiding the howl

Richard Roberts | June 26, 2019

Working in the bike shop, one of the questions we get asked most frequently is: “why are my disc brakes sooooo noisy?” Here I’m going to try and explain how to take care of them and why they can become real howlers. Disc brakes on bikes are a relatively new phenomenon to a lot of […]

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Jellyfish and the cycles of transformation

Richard Roberts | June 12, 2019

As Peter Cook, in character as EL Wisty used to drone in his nasal way “Do you want to know an interesting fact?” and he would go on to tell his fact regardless. Well, I’m going to tell you one… Around about 80 million years ago, when Lewes was at the bottom of a tropical […]

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eBike trial day 23rd March 2019 – come and try one

Richard Roberts | March 16, 2019

We’re running an eBike trial day on 23rd March 2019. Come and try one – allow yourself to be impressed! More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2167226483312742/   Six reasons why an eBike would be perfect for you. As a long-term ‘traditional’ cyclist I used to be sniffy about eBikes. Before moving to Lewes, I had only seen them at mountain […]

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We Clean Your Parts Sustainably!

Steve Ranger | February 5, 2019

Have you ever thought of what happens to the muck that comes off of your bike? Yes – your bike! All that grease and dirty oil, dirt from the road contaminated with ‘stuff’. Well, it doesn’t go down the drain, thanks to the environmentally friendly Rozone system. Rozone uses a microbial system to digest the […]

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The Dark Peaks: Love, death and cyclocross

Steve Ranger | October 8, 2018

  The Dark Peaks: Love, death and cyclocross I sat down on the grass at the finish line of this year’s peaks, put my head in my hands and wept quietly. In a moment of being utterly spent all of life suddenly caught up with me. It was without question my hardest Peaks, mainly because […]

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Danny Brown’s Utah Trip Diary

Steve Ranger | January 18, 2018

In November 2016 Danny went to Moab, Utah and some other amazing mountain biking spots on a staff trip for Lewes Cycleshack and Deers Leap Bikes. Danny’s trip diary is below and tells a great tale of some fantastic biking…   Cycleshack USA Trip 2016. Day one, Wednesday: of this trip, was a long one. […]

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A Trip Across France – Three Men on a Bike

Steve Ranger | January 12, 2018

The story of a ride from Dieppe to Marseille   Team Benfucci – Cycling around France Three fit young (at heart) men cycled over 850 miles around France to raise money for their chosen charities   Paul Benoy, Cycleshack Director, and two friends undertook a cycle ride across France to raise funds for Help for Heroes and St […]

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Mountain biking on the Downs -this is what it’s all about…

Steve Ranger | March 30, 2017

Here in Lewes we are blessed with trails all around, being in the South Downs National Park. Today was 18C and perfect for mountain biking on the top of the Downs just above Kingston village. 

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