Steve's Road Frame Part 1 09/02/16

Steve McCaw, mechanic here at Eastside, asked me to build a frame for him after he realised that his Specialized Tarmac didn't fit him as well as it used to. His position has changed due to a bad back, probably caused by years of training and racing in this position.

Steve wanted a bike that handled very much like his Tarmac, but with higher handlebars and a slacker seat tube angle – his position has basically rotated around the bottom bracket. He wanted it to feel like the classic steel bikes of his youth under pedaling. We decided to use Columbus Zona main tubes with 22mm round-taper...

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Snow Trails 25/01/16

Happy New Year!

We've decided to reactivate our blog to let you in on some of the interesting things that happen in the shop, rides, bike builds, things like that. This week none of us have been doing much riding beyond the occasional commute, but I managed a quick evening thrash on Saturday to test my snow bike.

I fitted some Schwalbe Marathon Winter tyres to a singlespeed GT Timberline that a friend of the shop gave me. No­ one else wanted his weird retro drop-bar 1 gear bike, but I like doing bad things to old GTs! The tyres grip ice fantastically well, turning sheet ice into a...

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Freewheel Removers Competition 07/02/14

Sometimes we get asked if we have the right tool to remove _X_ type of freewheel. The answer is yes and we don't even need to check!

Freewheel removers are used less and less with the continued rise of cassette rear wheels.

£10 in Eastside Bikes vouchers if you can name them all! Good luck

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Christmas Opening Hours 18/12/13

This Christmas and New Year we'll be open;

Monday 23rd 1000-1900

Tuesday 24th 1000-1730

Saturday 28th 1000-1730

Friday 3rd 1000-1900

Happy holiday wishes from everyone here at Eastside Bikes :)

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Bike2Work & Cycle Scheme 07/09/13

Eastside Bikes are now a partner store with both the Cycle2Work and the Cycle Scheme initiatives.

Drop by and find out how you can make huge tax free savings on new bikes.

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