• How to change your single speed to fixed gear

    If you're new to the single speed / fixed gear scene then you've probably heard a pile of different terms chucked around and wondered if they're the same thing. You may even be second guessing what you've bought, what it is, and what it's capable of. If you haven't already, check out our post on how single speed [...] Continue Reading
  • Win a Hawkins & Brimble Single Speed or Luxury Hawkins & Brimble Gift Set

    We've teamed up with new British men's grooming brand Hawkins & Brimble to celebrate their launch by giving away a Custom Single Speed and three luxury Hawkins & Brimble gift sets. There are 5 ways to enter. The more ways you enter, the more likely you are to win! Hawkins & Brimble UK launch competition Continue Reading
  • Kriss Kyle Backflips an Original Single Speed

    It's safe to say that nobody else should attempt this, these are bikes are certainly not made for backflips. Kris is crazy skilled. Continue Reading
  • Bike Theft Prevention

    In London alone, figures from the Police suggest that around 20,000 bikes are reported stolen each year. However, this figure could be closer to 70,000 as the "Crime Survey for England & Wales" suggests that only one in four thefts are reported to the police. There are always going to be a few bad apples out there willing [...] Continue Reading
  • Bike Serial Numbers

    Every bike frame that leaves our factory is engraved with a unique serial number on the underside of the bottom bracket shell. If you ever need to file a police report for a missing bike, or wish to collect a bike that's been recovered, it's this serial number that you'll need to provide.   Where can [...] Continue Reading
  • First Ride Checks

    Before your first ride, there are few important checks that you should carry out. These ensure that your bike is safe to ride, will perform as it should, and make sure that you’re not voiding the warranty.   Does it look right? This first point is a bit more serious than it sounds. All of the [...] Continue Reading
  • Quick Fix: Gear Tuning Part 1

    Adjusting your gears isn’t as tricky as you might think. Sure, there’s some technical terminology, but bear with us… it will make sense. GLOSSARY Chainring: These are the front gears, that are connected to the crank Cassette: The cassette is the block of gears at the back, attached to the rear wheel Chain: Duh Derailleur: [...] Continue Reading
  • How do Single Speed bikes work?

    What is a single speed bike? A single speed bike is type of bicycle that has only one gear ratio, with no shifters or derailleur hangers. While these days it's common for "single speed" lingo to simply refer to a single speed road bike, there are in fact many types of single speed bikes—BMX bikes, track [...] Continue Reading
  • Meet the team – Matt

    Matt joined our team as an apprentice, having just completed his Cytech level 2 training. Chances are if you've ordered from us in the last 6 months then Matt's has played a key role in building your bike. When he's not building bikes Matt can be found training for the next marathon, or scoring ridiculously [...] Continue Reading
  • How to quick-clean your Mango like a pro

    During these winter months there's no escaping it. What starts as a lovely ride inevitably ends up as a sweaty, muddy mess, and the last thing you want to do when you get home is clean the bike. Unfortunately, shortly after your ride is probably going to be the best time to clean your bike, however [...] Continue Reading