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Fitting new internal cables

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.

Wheel Truing

Wheel Truing

Truing a wheel with a through axle, hence the axle adaptors on the stand

Giant Conduct Hydraulic Brake Conversion Kit

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

Calibrating the wheel truing stand

Out door work station for the hot weather

Out door work station for the hot weather

Cassette cleaned in the ultrasonic cleaner

Cassette cleaned in the ultrasonic cleaner

Bit of damage to the chainrings

Bit of damage to the chainrings

Accident damage

Accident damage

Time for new chainrings

Special tool for removing sealed bottom bracket bearings from the frame

Special tool for removing sealed bottom bracket bearings from the frame

Special bearing press tool pressing bottom bracket sealed bearings into the frame

Special bearing press tool pressing bottom bracket sealed bearings into the frame

Broken crank need a new one

Broken crank need a new one

New bearings getting pressed into a hub

New bearings getting pressed into a hub

Rear wheel hub stripped down

Rear wheel hub stripped down

Tyre Liners

Tyre Liners

Tyre liners fitted to protect the inner tube and hopefully prevent punctures.

Bit of an issue with this seat dropper

Bit of an issue with this seat dropper

Interesting Hanger

Interesting Hanger

This rear derailleur hanger forms part of the frame which the rear gear cable passes through.

Hanger fitted with gear cable passing through it

Hanger fitted with gear cable passing through it

All back together with cable through hanger

All back together with cable through hanger

Shimano Ultegra R8000 Front Derailleur

Shimano Ultegra R8000 Front Derailleur

Fork stripped down

Fork stripped down

Fork stripped ready for cleaning and a few new seals before rebuild.

In need of attention

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

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

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

Now ready for a new bottom bracket

Threads and facing cleaned up.

New Cartridge Bottom Bracket

New Cartridge Bottom Bracket

New BB ready to be fitted.

Frame cleaned and ready for new bottom bracket

Frame cleaned and ready for new bottom bracket

Cutting down the steering tube

Cutting down the steering tube

Front fork ready to cut off excess steering tube.

Bearing Press

Bearing Press

Bearings being pressed into the bottom bracket.

New handle bars

New handle bars

Bike fitted with new handlebars, they look good with internal cabling.

Easton Hub

Easton Hub

An Easton rear wheel hub minus the freehub.

Broken Spoke

Broken Spoke

Replacing some broken spokes today with a bit of truing and dishing!

Damaged Frame

Damaged Frame

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.

Broken Axle

Broken Axle

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

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

The start line - Wales on one day

Wales in one day sportive. July 2018

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

Team Bike Spanner ride

Training ride by Killington Reservoir, Cumbria. June 2018.

Tuning a wheel

Tuning a wheel

Hot day in the workshop

Hot day in the workshop

June 2018, the fan was on full blast!

Out and about again

Out and about again

House call to Windermere Road, Kendal

C2C

C2C

Mechanical Support - Between Hardknot Pass and Wrynose Pass

C2C in one day

C2C in one day

Having a chat with one of the riders the night before the big ride.

Bikes ready for the C2C

Bikes ready for the C2C

Seascale Primary School

Seascale Primary School

Preparation for the C2C 2018

Out and about

Out and about

Repairing some bikes at Heversham, Cumbria

Cycle Trade Warehouse

Cycle Trade Warehouse

Ultrasonic Cleaning Bath

Ultrasonic Cleaning Bath

On the lathe

On the lathe

At Kendal College making drifts for replacing hub bearings

Cold ride in March 2018

Cold ride in March 2018

Riding to Kirkby Lonsdale

Lovely day out in November 2017

Lovely day out in November 2017

Updating shifters - Before and after

Updating shifters - Before and after

Bike Mechanical Support

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'

'TEAM BIKE SPANNER'

Ready for the Stonehaven Sportive

Ready for the Stonehaven Sportive

The summit of Cairn O'Mount

The summit of Cairn O'Mount

Midsummer Beer Happening

Midsummer Beer Happening

Celebrating completion of the sportive at the Stonehaven Beer Festival

Riders and support team

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

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