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Chain Cleaning and Lubing

Gordon from our Bruntsfield shop reveals his technique for cleaning what’s usually the muckiest part of any bike – the drivetrain – with minimum fuss.

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TLC for your A to B

One of the pleasures of working at The Bike Co-op is that we get to meet so many interesting characters. One such person is Doug McIntosh from Westhill who is a legend with our Aberdeen shop staff.

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Win a Deluxe Service Competition

We are running a competition to win a deluxe service worth £90. As a further bonus, we will supply any parts required to carry out the service free of charge up to the value of £200.

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Get some TLC for your A to B

A customer recently picked up her repaired bicycle and kindly commented, ‘It works better than new. You should advertise your repair service better and let everyone know how good it is.’

‘Good shout,’ we thought, especially at this time of year when our workshops tend to be less busy, and same-day servicing is the norm rather than the exception.

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The Best Climbs of Summer make for Winter Inspiration

Our Alan Nestor (who has conquered some of these cols) urges you to check out the Col Collective’s series of videos where Mike Cotty (Cannondale and Mavic’s UK brand ambassador) tackles some of the most famous climbs of Le Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a España.

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More Sale Highlights

The trouble with hosting a sale with hundreds of offers is that we fear you might miss out on a bargain.

Here, we showcase a hand picked selection of just 15 items, focusing on a varied selection of bags. Then, looking forward to next season, we highlight some of our best buys in shorts, track mitts and gloves.

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Work off the xmas excess with a top quality commuting bike

This week’s sale highlights include our exclusive, limited edition versions of Whyte’s disc brake-equipped drop bar commuter bikes with upgraded Hy/Rd disc brakes. Prefer a lightweight hybrid with flat bars? Check out the deep discounts on Marin Fairfax and San Anselmo models.

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Rob’s son Francis riding around Leeds on a #space4cycling ride organised by Leeds Cycling Campaign in December 2014. Photo credit: Steve Jones, Leeds Cycling Campaign http://www.leedscyclingcampaign.co.uk

Car-Free In Leeds

One of our customers from Leeds – a place that once billed itself as The Motorway City of the 70s – sent us this inspiring piece about learning to live without the convenience of car ownership.

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January Sale Highlights

From cycling essentials, such as locks, lights and pumps, to pro quality cycling jerseys – all at mouth-watering prices – here is this week’s pick of some of the best bargains in our January Sale.

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