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29th March 2017
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Why we love Fabric cycling accessories

  Fabric bicycle accessories are made by the same British company who build those lovely Charge bikes. In more recent years they have diversified to create some of the best saddles, pumps and tools you’ll find anywhere. FABRIC TOOLS FABRIC CHAMBER-R TOOL You’ve never seen a bike tool like this before. The Fabric Chamber-R cleverly… Read more »

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28th March 2017
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10-minute Yoga for Cyclists

A bit of yoga for cyclists featuring a lazy dachshund on the left. Cycling is great exercise, but as with any repetitive motion over time it can take its toll on the body. Common complaints of the ailing cyclist include tight hamstrings and hips, and a sore lower back. We teamed up with yogi extraordinaire… Read more »

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27th March 2017
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I borrowed an electric bike for a week and my face hurts from all the smiling

The Kalkhoff Pro Connect i8 Women’s Electric Bike Claire is an Edinburgh cyclist and recent electric bike convert after we let her borrow an electric bicycle for a whole week. She runs the Edinburgh Belles on Bikes chapter for women cyclists who want to enjoy days out on bikes with plenty of cake stops. You… Read more »

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27th March 2017
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Viral Cycling Videos for March 2017

Welcome to our monthly round-up of viral cycling videos! If you’ve seen any good ones this March, share a link in the comments below. 1. Now that’s windy 2. A spectacular wipeout Nasty crash for @MatveyMamykin #tirreno🇮🇹 pic.twitter.com/kqHyXyqKGk — CyclingHub (@CyclingHubTV) March 11, 2017 3. Baggage handlers hating bicycles Hey @easyJet – seriously not cool… Read more »

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24th March 2017
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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Cycling Mums

Stumped on what to get Dear Mother for Mother’s Day this Sunday 26th? If she cycles, we’ve got a range of gifts that are just perfect for her. And if she doesn’t cycle, she’s sure to appreciate a gift like the Velo Culture Cake Stop Caddy or the 100% merino wool Findra Betty Neckwarmer. 1.… Read more »

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16th March 2017
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New Roux Bikes from £299, limited offer

Roux are a British bicycle brand founded in 2012. Their bikes are manufactured in the same Strongman factory where most of our own brand Revolution bikes are built, so we can guarantee the quality, strength and reliability of these bicycles. The Roux’s would be equally dandy for charity rides and commuting, and perhaps even entry-level… Read more »

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16th March 2017
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10 Electric bike reviews by 10 electric bike owners

We caught up with some of our electric bike customers over the past year to ask how they’re getting on and what they think of their bikes. The only complaints among them were that people hadn’t found the time to take the bikes out more often. Here’s ten electric bike reviews by ten electric bike… Read more »

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15th March 2017
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I’m an electric bike convert and I am not ashamed

Written by Nick, university professor, Bike Co-op fan and electric bike convert After a lot of soul searching, I bought a Whyte Coniston electric bike from Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative 10 months ago. Since then I’ve clocked up about 3,200 miles on it, mainly on my daily commute, a round trip of 20 miles. For those… Read more »

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15th March 2017
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Normal humans tell us why they want to try an electric bike

Contrary to what many electro-sceptics will have you believe, most people who want an electric bike aren’t fantastically lazy or morbidly obese. We recently heard from over 900 people who wanted to try an electric bike as part of a competition we ran, and several themes kept on coming up again and again. We’ve shared… Read more »

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13th March 2017
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Cycling the Trans America Trail with Martin: Part 3

Martin is a Bicycle Co-op fan and intrepid cyclist who cycled over 3,100 miles from the west coast of America to the east using the Trans America Trail and his trusty bicycle named ‘Lewis & Clark’. He shares the second part of his 70-day journey here. Check out the other parts here. Day 21 Breakfast… Read more »

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8th March 2017
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How to go touring with a folding bike

Written by Co-op member and touring enthusiast Stuart. Check out some his adventures on his site, www.meanwhileontheroad.com. Using a Brompton or other folding bike for touring is a great idea; You can fold the bike up if you need to get in a car or on a plane, pack it away in small hostel rooms… Read more »

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8th March 2017
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5 Reasons to Buy Your Electric Bike from Us

1. You can borrow an electric bike for 2 whole days to try out As with any bike on display in our shops, you can ask to take one of our e-bikes out for a quick spin. Better still, you can arrange to take one away for a full two-day tryout so you can discover… Read more »

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8th March 2017
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New Electric Bike Service and Repairs at the Co-op

Electric bike servicing: We’ve got our best people on it Because your e-bike is so effortless to ride it’s easy to forget that it’s still a bicycle that will require regular servicing to ensure it works to its full potential. Actually, in terms of servicing, an e-bike has a number of special needs, which our… Read more »

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3rd March 2017
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Free Bike Safety Check at the Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative

  Our waiting time for bike repairs and servicing is much shorter at this time of year (spring) than it can be in the height of summer. Same day or next day repairs turnaround is the norm at every branch at the moment. Better yet, we offer a free safety check for every bicycle that… Read more »

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1st March 2017
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Be an electric bike reviewer, win £100

Are you electric-bike-curious, or an electro-sceptic? Either way, we want 3 people to borrow one of our latest commuter/hybrid e-bikes and to write a review. You can be old, young, male, female, athletic or otherwise… We want variety! We’ll need you to pick up and drop off the bike from your local Bike Co-op, and… Read more »

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