Archive for November, 2010

Buying a Secondhand Dutch Bike

Secondhand dutch bikes from Heavens are unpretentious, bomb-proof, and cheap. They are certainly cheaper and better than the gas-piping (this is a derogatory term for inferior quality steel products) available from manufacturers like Bobbin. We offer a two-month warranty (excluding tires) on all the bikes we sell, and we only really sell high-end bikes from […]

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For Sale: Gios Carbon Fibre

Sometimes it seems more appropriate that our stock go into a museum than onto Broadway Market for £350. And this is an example of the sort of rare bicycle which would be at equally at home on the concourse as on the road. Bonded carbon-fibre tubing (aluminium lugs) Sachs ‘New Success’ groupset Fir/Mavic MA40 rims, […]

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Guide to Buying a Secondhand Road Bike – Part 1

This is really all about working out how much money (if any) you are going to have to spend on your bike in the future, and when. Part 1 of this guide is to focus on wheels and tires. Check your tires. These can be easily replaced, but will cost you £25 plus. Knackered old […]

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Buying Secondhand Road Racing Bicycles

Racing Bikes (or more properly Road Bikes) operate at the dynamic edge of cycling, allowing you to go ever further and ever faster. This is the point for anybody who has ever considered or even admired professional cycling. Not that everybody does of course. For some people professional cyclists are just drug-addled perverts in tights/who […]

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