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11/12/2018

We noticed that a lot of people were coming and asking for combinations of the services that we offer but that we did not currently sell in a package form. We always strive to offer convenience and value to our customers and these new packages offer just that for our more demanding customers that want to…

28/11/2018

We love building wheels. It’s one of those jobs in the workshop that our mechanics fight over to do. There is something a bit magical about taking a pile of flimsy spokes, a hub, a handful of brass nipples and a rim and turning that into a strongly built wheel that can take impacts that…

29/10/2018

We really rate the Fox Transfer dropper post here at North East Cycleworks. It’s true enough that the Reverb is still the most commonly seen post through the workshop here in Gateshead, but that might not just be because there’s more of them out there, if you know what I mean. It’s a cable operated…

21/10/2018

It’s fair to say that of all the shiny bike components that you can buy, Chris King make some of the most drool worthy out there. I remember fantasising about owning a pair the moment I first heard that famous ‘Chris King buzz’, a thought that is probably very relatable to anyone that knows about…

21/10/2018

We recently had the pleasure of carrying out a full refurbishment on a customers Commencal Meta 55 that had served many years as a trusty steed and was starting to look a little tired. The brief was to get the paint looking sharp and to bring the fork and shock back to life. That was…

19/02/2017

We were invited to the amazing Kielder Chiller 24 hour mental fest that took place over the weekend of February 11th & 12th where we provided free mechanical assistance to any racers that needed help during the event. It was a total blast to be involved with such a bunch of maniacs and as usual,…

24/01/2017

Why should I have my fork or shock serviced every 100 hours / 6 months / 1 year etc etc…? It’s often a surprise to many people just how often you are recommended to service your suspension or seat post. In fact most people simply don’t bother to keep to anywhere near the recommended service…

29/09/2016

We often get asked by customers if we can repair damaged cranks, specifically where the pedal has stripped the threads from the crank arm. Well we definitely can and regularly do, so we thought we’d put a little blog together for you to see what we do and how the pedal thread repair works. We…

09/08/2016

The phone rings …. …. …. a mechanic, dashingly handsome and hard at work, looks up from the bike that lays stripped on his bench, concentration momentarily broken by the call: ‘Hi, I was just looking at your website and was wondering if you guys service road bikes?’ We get asked this question fairly regularly…

25/02/2016

The Rockshox Reverb (or at least a dropper post of some sort) is now pretty much standard kit in most mountain bikers’ arsenal of toys. Most mid to high end mountain bikes are specced with them out of the box and we see a hell of a lot of them though our doors, looking for…

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