Monday, 30 April 2012

Wooden wheels anyone!!!!! These wheels spotted in Condor Cycles in london and yes Bobs Bike shed can build you a set of wooden wheels for your Bicycle now hows that for different!

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Beating the hosepipe ban with my Nomad 18v portable washer. Sits very nicely in the van so now I can wash customers bikes before beginning a service.

Friday, 27 April 2012

And we have completion

Front end

So here is the On One Carbon 456 completed build fitted with Dt swiss EXM130 forks, Halo wheels shod with shwalbe Nobby nic tyres, On One bars, stem and seatpost, Superstar Components tapered headset and chain device, Tektro Orion disc brakes, Shimano SLX cranks cassette 10 speed rear mech and changer and On One Thinny pedals. 
                                                  Another top build from Bobs Bike Shed!   

Monday, 23 April 2012

Bottom bracket shell

Right hand Bottom bracket bearing installed with Chain device mounting arm  in place

Left hand bottom bracket bearing ready to be screwed into place

Shimano SLX crank installed with an FSA 34 tooth chain ring

Rear gear mech and cassette with chain installed

1 x 10 drivetrain in place

So the 456 build continues with all the drive train components in place, very neat. Super components chain device a doodle to fit and line up. Inner tube wrapped around the chain stay to offer some protection for the frame.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

On One Carbon 456 Frame

Fitted with some DT swiss EXM 130 Forks

On one Bars and stem with a Superstar components  tapered headset 

So here is the latest build to come out of the Shed. A nice 'On One' 465 carbon framed hard tail with a long travel fork. The frame didn't  get the best of write ups in a recent issue of MBUK but  rider comments on the On One website still have this bike as a nice ride so we shall see. Its being built as a 1x10 speed AM bike and  as always more photos and thoughts to come.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Bianchi Strada 100

Ready for delivery back to the customer

Just completed a full service on this customers Bianchi Strada 100. It's a sweet bike and completed with a very nice set of Easton wheels. A pleasure to work on and I'm sure a pleasure to ride, especially after its complete strip down and rebuild.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

The completed Mercian Vincitore

Front end

It looks good from any angle.
So as promised heres the completed Mercian. We were going for a classic look with modern equipment and I have to say it doesn't matter what angle your view it from, its just gorgeous.
So the full build comprises of a Mercian Vincitore frame in reynolds 725 tubing with hand cut lugs and vertical dropouts. A full Campagnolo Athena 11 speed group set and Chris King headset. Wheels comprise of british manufactured  Royce hubs, laced on to Mavic Open Pro rims with Sapim double butted stainless spokes. The wheels are shod the Challenge Criterium tyres and latex tubes. To finish I've fitted Ritchey 'Classic' bars and stem, a Miche seat post and a Koobi saddle. Oh yes and Time RXS first pedals.

So its been taken out on its first shake down ride and first impressions are good, no lets make that superb. The 753 tubing makes for a compliant yet sprightly ride with good feedback from the road coupled with decent accleration. It descends with ease and doesn't demonstrate any signs of  skittishness so you always feel in control. As to climbing well I need to examine this a bit more to give an accurate view but lets just say all the signs are good. Dialling in the Campag Athena 11 speed gears was reasonably straight forward and changing is clean and precise. The Challenege tyres are departure for me as I have always used Vittoria tyres in the past and again they haven't disappointed good rolling resistance at 8 bar pressure means the whole bike sings along very nicely.

Will let you know of any further thoughts as the miles unfold but if your interested in building something similar or want to discuss options why not give me a call on 07917031850 or email me at