Saturday, 18 February 2012

Hub Geared Bikes

There has been a trend in recent years towards fixed geared bikes which provide an uncluttered 'clean' look as well has being light.  These are fine for flat places like London but if you live in a hilly place then fixies are more problematic.
The next bicycle renaissance will be for hub gears as Sturmey Archer provide a range of alternatives up to 8sp, there is Shimano Nexus 8sp and Alphine 11sp.  The  gold standard in Rohloff 14sp which are used by many round the world riders.  The big advantage is their durability.
The bike below is a Dawes 531st frame (possibly a Galaxy) with a Sturmey Archer 8sp hub which was built by Spindles at the end of 2011 for a local customer.  We upgraded the bar end changer to an American design to give superior performance.    Price was £350.

Our next project is a Dawes Jaguar with a Sturmey Archer 5sp, deep section rims and hub brakes.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Spindles Is moving to the Community Centre

Our tenure at the Pound Arts will finish in February 2012.  We have had a good two and a half years at the Pound and the space has provided us with the ability to develop the project as a cost effective cycle maintenance facility for Corsham.
We have now secured a space at Corsham Community Centre (see map below).  The process of moving will take a couple of weeks so we will not be operating out of the community centre until March

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As you may be aware the Community Centre will be demolished next year (2013) to make way for Corsham Community Campus so we will still be on the lookout for more permanent premesis

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