Tag: Leeds

Cycle Routes in Leeds ideal for Electric Bikes

Paul from our Leeds shop has come up with a few cycle routes in Leeds and surrounding areas for all cyclists, but especially good for electric bikes. Roundhay to Temple Newsam Distance: 10 miles Description: An easy ride of approx 10 miles. Quite flat and on quiet roads or cycle lanes for the vast majority of it.… Read more »

Mech of the Week – week three

Mavic 851 SSC

For week three, we feature the Mavic 851 SS3 derailleur, which is currently on display in our Sheffield shop. This Mavic mech is just like the one Greg Lemond used in 1989 when he overturned a 50-second deficit on Tour leader Laurent Fignon on the 24.5km final stage time trial to win by the shortest margin in Tour history – 8 seconds.

Mech of the Week – week two

Simplex Champion Du Monde Rear Derailleur

For week two, we feature the Simplex Champion Du Monde derailleur, which is currently on display in our Leeds shop. Despite its primitive appearance, this is the mech Jean Robic relied on when he won the first post-war Tour of 1947.

Mech of the Week – week one

Campagnolo Nuovo Record Rear Derailleur

From now till the Tour finale we will be featuring one of the derailleurs on view in our ‘mech museums’ – the displays of rare derailleurs we have installed in both our Leeds and Sheffield shops as part of our Countdown to Paris celebrations.