Kiddimoto wooden bikes are made from natural birch plywood and are both very safe and fun. They make the perfect gift for any toddler, boy or girl, aged around 2 years to 6 years old, and are designed in Britain to the very highest standards. Balance bikes are also called Ride On or Pedal-less bikes … Read moreKiddimoto Balance Bikes
The original Raleigh Chopper was patented in the UK in 1967 and the US in 1968. With the option of a single speed hub, or a 3- speed or 5- speed Sturmey Archer Gear Hub, it was marketed in the 1970’s as the cool kids bike of the decade. Surprisingly to note, the first designs … Read moreRaleigh Choppers
If you hear a scraping sound when you brake, braking is becoming sticky, the grooves in the brake pads have worn away or your braking is simply no longer as effective as it was- replace your brake pads! Keeping your brake pads fresh is safer, more efficient and keeps both rims and brakes in better shape … Read moreBicycle care tip of the week- inspect your brake pads!
Yesterday Grease Monkey Cycles held our first focus group with a random selection of customers, during which many interesting and insightful questions and tips were fired across the table. It was a fun evening, opening with everybody introducing themselves, outlining our cycling history, ambitions and preferred type of riding… and of course a couple of … Read moreFirst focus group- Successful!
Clocks go back on the 26th October!! Therefore the tip for this week is all about staying visible. Remember to pack for all eventuality- the weather in Edinburgh can be very unpredictable. Waterproofs, a high viz vest and lights, lights, lights! Coincidentally… we have just launched online and have a couple of these funky … Read moreBicycle tip of the week- be visible and stay dry!!!
Whilst we can’t suggest the perfect number of pedal rotations for every individual, working out a good cadence for yourself and pushing yourself at a slightly higher cadence and improving on this helps efficiency and overall riding performance. Some say a cadence of around 90 rpm (revolutions per minute) is ideal especially for those going … Read moreBicycle tip of the week- work on cadence!