Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Fitting BB30 bearings

So the Bike Shed has been very busy since my return from the USA with a number of pre holiday bookings  being completed and new customers wanting work carried out. We had a nice old school Ladies Raleigh Chiltern in for a service which although a bit rusty in places was still a nice bike to work on and is now running smooth.
I also had a phone call from a customer who had recently returned from the Pyrenees and wanted a full strip down and rebuild to his Cannondale Synapse Save. It was certainly well travelled and below are some photos of press fitting new BB30 bearings into the bottom bracket shell. Interestingly the worn right hand bearing had seized onto the crank and proved problematic to remove  but with a little patience and a little perspiration we had the bearing removed and the new BB30 bearings pressed into place.

BB30 bearings in place with press tool being put together 

All ready to press into place

Both hands were used 

BB30 Bearings fully  pressed into the  bottom bracket shell

Anti sieze applied to BB30 bearing interfaces 

Right hand crank fitted 

Lefthand side prior to fitting crank

The completed rebuild ready to be retuned to the customer

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

The Sheds Travels

An old french design, very cool indeed

So Bobs bike shed recently took a holiday on the West Coast of America which was a trip of a lifetime,  I couldn't keep away from from Bicycles though and visited a number of shops where  the main theme seemed to be road cycling however there were a considerable amount of these Cruiser Bikes flying around especially along the beach cycle paths. Some really cool hardware which is just beginning to be visible in the UK Would you buy one, ride one?  Check these out from Felt (when your in their website click on the cruiser tab at the top) http://www.feltbicycles.com/USA.aspx/  let me know and lets see if we can start a real wave of laid back cycling in the UK