New Shimano Ultegra chainring to replace the worn out one.
Not only better rotors but colour coordinated.
Nice new floating rotors fitted for better heat dissipation.
Time to upgrade the hydraulic disc brake rotors.
The new and the old
The new and the old
Part of the cassette.
This chainring is just as bad as the cassette.
Badly worn out casette.
New colour coordinated outer gear cables.
Rear derailleur ready to be cleaned in the ultrasonic cleaner.
Bottom Bracket Service
This bottom bracket is in need of a bit of cleaning.
Bottom Bracket Service
Bottom bracket parts all cleaned up with new caged bearings ready to be refitted with lots of grease.
A damaged piston in a hydraulic brake caliper.
This shows the damaged piston bending the brake pad.
The worn brake pads caused by the damaged piston.
Resulting wear to the disc rotor due to the faulty caliper.
Due to the damaged piston contaminates were able to get into the hydraulic brake fluid. The fluid in the funnel should be pink. The fluid had to be completely flush through the system.
With the piston removed from the cailper, the fragments broken off from the piston can be seen still inside the caliper.
All the problems caused to the braking system were as a result of the damage caused to the ceramic piston.
Fitting new internal cables
This is the access point below the bottom bracket on a Canyon road bike for feeding brake and gear cables into the frame.
Truing a wheel with a through axle, hence the axle adaptors on the stand
Giant Conduct Hydraulic Brake Conversion Kit
This kit allows shifters for cable brakes to be used with hydraulic brake calipers.
Calibrating the wheel truing stand
Out door work station for the hot weather
Cassette cleaned in the ultrasonic cleaner
Bit of damage to the chainrings
Time for new chainrings
Special tool for removing sealed bottom bracket bearings from the frame
Special bearing press tool pressing bottom bracket sealed bearings into the frame
Broken crank need a new one
New bearings getting pressed into a hub
Rear wheel hub stripped down
Tyre liners fitted to protect the inner tube and hopefully prevent punctures.
Bit of an issue with this seat dropper
This rear derailleur hanger forms part of the frame which the rear gear cable passes through.
Hanger fitted with gear cable passing through it
All back together with cable through hanger
Shimano Ultegra R8000 Front Derailleur
Fork stripped down
Fork stripped ready for cleaning and a few new seals before rebuild.
In need of attention
This frame needs a bit of work before a new bottom bracket can be fitted.
Bottom bracket facing & tapping tool in action
In this configuration the tool is re-tapping the frame bottom bracket threads.
Bottom bracket facing & tapping set
This tool is used to re-tap the BB threads in the frame and ensure the lip of the frame is cut perfectly square.
Now ready for a new bottom bracket
Threads and facing cleaned up.
New Cartridge Bottom Bracket
New BB ready to be fitted.
Frame cleaned and ready for new bottom bracket
Cutting down the steering tube
Front fork ready to cut off excess steering tube.
Bearings being pressed into the bottom bracket.
New handle bars
Bike fitted with new handlebars, they look good with internal cabling.
An Easton rear wheel hub minus the freehub.
Replacing some broken spokes today with a bit of truing and dishing!
This damage to the frame has been caused by the rear tyre wearing on the chainstay because the rear wheel wasn't aligned correctly. In this case the axle in the rear hub was broken.
An axle from a rear wheel hub of a mountain bike that's somehow been broken and the new one ready to be fitted.
A broken hydraulic seat post dropper
The broken RockShox Reverb Remote End Hose Barb with resulting detached hose.
The start line - Wales on one day
Wales in one day sportive. July 2018
Temporary workshop in one of the changing rooms at Caernarfon Rugby Club, for the 'Wales in a day' sportive.
Team Bike Spanner ride
Training ride by Killington Reservoir, Cumbria. June 2018.
Tuning a wheel
Hot day in the workshop
June 2018, the fan was on full blast!
Out and about again
House call to Windermere Road, Kendal
Mechanical Support - Between Hardknot Pass and Wrynose Pass
C2C in one day
Having a chat with one of the riders the night before the big ride.
Bikes ready for the C2C
Seascale Primary School
Preparation for the C2C 2018
Out and about
Repairing some bikes at Heversham, Cumbria
Cycle Trade Warehouse
Ultrasonic Cleaning Bath
On the lathe
At Kendal College making drifts for replacing hub bearings
Cold ride in March 2018
Riding to Kirkby Lonsdale
Lovely day out in November 2017
Updating shifters - Before and after
Bike Mechanical Support
'Coast to Coast in a day' start Seascale
Stored bikes prior to the 'C2C in a day' at Seascale Primary School
'TEAM BIKE SPANNER'
Ready for the Stonehaven Sportive
The summit of Cairn O'Mount
Midsummer Beer Happening
Celebrating completion of the sportive at the Stonehaven Beer Festival
Riders and support team
Great ride to Sedburgh 2 April 2017
All sizes catered for!
I should have never said I would collect the bike for a service. (Spot the business card) — in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
A day in the lakes servicing a family's fleet of bikes.
Another good day at Lakeland Segway, Cartmel. Just fine tuning one of the e-bikes. www.lakelandsegway.co.uk July 2016
Lyth Valley, Cumbria December 2015
Cyclists’ heaven – Trade distribution depot Manchester Jan 2015
The Revolution race series at the Manchester Velodrome 3 Jan 2015
Kendal Triathlon 28 Sept 2014
Kendal Tri Sept 2014
The Struggle, Ambleside 20 Aug 2014
Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 - Track Cycling
Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 - Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome - 26 July 2014
Coniston Standard Triathlon 31 May 2014
Servicing a fleet of mountain bikes at a local school.
Kendal Triathlon 27 April 2014
The Bike Spanner riding at the Velodrome Manchester 17 Feb 2014
Great day at the Kendal Triathlon (2) 29 Sept 2013
Cheeky smile from Alistair Brownlee whilst warming up before the start of the 2013 Triathlon World Championship, Hyde Park London. The Bike Spanner and family were in the grandstand.
1 to 1 tuition session at client's garage.
World Police & Fire Games, Standard Distance Triathlon 4 August 2013
World Police & Fire Games 2013 with Dame Mary Peters
Women's Only Triathlon - 23 June 2013 - Capernwray Dive Centre.
Lancashire Cycle Challenge 22 June 2013
Capernwray Evening Triathlon Series 2 June 2013
Coniston Standard Triathlon 1 June 2013 – Last minute repair keeps relay team in the event. Great weather, great day.
The Bike Spanner's first event. Kendal Triathlon 28 April 2013.
Cumbria Christmas Cracker 2012