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  1. Hey Hubbers Friend of mine started a Cycle shop with a difference.I do not know if this is a new concept in SA but its the first one that I know of.On site Bike repairs and sales just a phone call away. They are in PTA but travel in and around Gauteng. I would like your thoughts and input on this. If you are interested contact Andre 082 551 1868
  2. Hello Hubbers, I have a hole in my Castelli bibshorts after a nasty fall. I would like to ask if anyone has experience with a trustworthy seamstress that can repair high-quality Italian lycra. Due to the cost of this garment, I would like to take it only to a person who you have had a personal experience with, and knows how to work with this material. Appreciate any and all insights. I'm based in Fourways, Johannesburg.
  3. Hi everyone, I bought a used Giant TCR0 and there are scratch marks on the carbon seatpost. It looks like it could have been caused from the seatpost slipping down. I know this can be quite common but i wanted to find out if there is any way to fix these scratches? I have tried rubbing with toothpaste but that hardly made a difference.
  4. Hi Hubbers! I have an aluminium MTB rim which has started to split open at the point where the rim is joined. While the rim tape and tyre hold the rim together well enough, I can't convert to tubeless because of the air leak. Any suggestions for repair centres in CPT? Will it need to be welded? I figure soldering the joint won't hold well enough Please help!
  5. I've kept an eye out for an 'all in one' multi-tool that includes the tubeless repair essentials, i.e. a plugger & blade, and maybe a reamer. No luck. Anyone seen such a thing? If not in a multi-tool style then a plugger, reamer & thin blade in a fold-out format that's safe for riding with and can be carried alongside a mini-multi-tool in a back pocket. Basics (for a compact lightweight mini-multi-tool):~ Plugger + 3x plug storage (tubeless repair).~ Blade, thin to cut excess plug (tubeless repair).~ Allen Keys: 4mm, 5mm, 6mm & 8mm.~ Torx 25.~ Chain tool + quicklink storage. Extras (for a bigger version):~ Screwdriver, flat & philips.~ Reamer (tubeless repair).~ CO2 adaptor.~ Tire leaver.~ Allen Keys: 2mm, 3mm.~ Spoke keys.
  6. Hi everyone So during the week one day when I got home from work, the first thing my kids tell me is that our domestic accidentally knocked over my bike. I didn't think much of it and didn't bother checking if the bike is ok (yes I know, I should be lynched for not checking my baby immediately!). Took it out this morning for a wash and I see this: Obviously it needs to be repaired. What I want to know from the guys that know carbon well, is this now a weak spot in my frame? If I leave it like that and just keep on riding the bike is there a chance of the frame cracking/breaking at some stage? And I don't suppose this is enough to warrant an insurance claim?
  7. So what does everyone carry to repair tubeless tyres out on the trails? There are many new products on the market for tubess repairs, yet I find that some people will never let go of the spare tube as a backup. What works? What not? PS: I tried to search, but only very old posts came up.
  8. So this happened... Anybody tried to weld something like this? Or any other bright ideas? I'm a cheapskate so want to fix it.
  9. The next course is Saturday at 9am at the PwC Bike Park. Places are limited but I have spaces left. For more info visit http://www.buildabikesa.com/product/basic-bicycle-repair/
  10. Hey Is there perhaps anyone that know of someone who does saddle restoration? I got a nasty tear in mine and was wondering if it would work out cheaper to have it re-covered or get a new one? In any area around Blouberg or Bellville if possible Any advice will help - thank you
  11. I'm looking for a place that can repair the buckle of my road shoe. I'm based in Stellenbosch. It's a Suplest Carbon shoe bought from CWC two years ago and I love them... The buckle (and one strap) got ripped clean off in collision with another rider, but I stayed upright!
  12. I've had a search, without satisfactory results. Does anyone know a specialist or has had experience of recovering a saddle? I have a Prologo Scratch Pro which is incredibly comfortable, but now looks pretty scabby. I have tried a bunch of different perches but nothing comes close to the invisibility of the Prologo; i.e. when I ride I don't notice it's there. I'd like to get someone to tidy it up. Furniture/car upholsterers were mentioned in the search, but I was wondering if anyone could recommend someone in the Cape Town area. Any help/advice would be appreciated.
  13. Does anyone know where I could buy one of these? Cyclelab and Cajees do not have at the moment. I believe quite a number of variations so hard to keep stock. The needs to be ready for the weekend so I have a very nervous lady ... (sadly just buying a new bike is not an option at the moment) Have attached a few photo's Thank you in advance
  14. I am hosting the first Basic Bike Repair course on 18 June at the PwC Bike Park. For the price of a service at a bike shop, your bike gets a service and you learn how to do it yourself. For more info and to book click http://www.buildabikesa.com/product/basic-repair-18-june/ The cost is R450 Learn how to service, repair and regularly maintain and care for your bikeLearn ride-saving skills so that you’re less likely to have to miss a ride, or worse, become stranded whilst out riding your bikeSave money on bike services and repairsWhen: 18 June 2016 / 9:00 – 13:00 Where: PwC Bike Park @ the white Build a Bike container What’s included?Full morning of instructionConsumables – gear cablesRefreshments What do you need to bring?Your bike – any road or mountain bikeBasic tools – 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8mm allen keys, flat and star screwdrivers, chain toolOptional tools – cassette lockring tool, chain whip, quick link pliers, spoke wrenchesHand wipe ragAny new parts or spares that you’d like to installTools are available for purchase before commencement of the course – please contact me to enquire. What will you learn? Wheels and tyres:Removing and installing a wheel into your fork/frame – method depends on axle configurationRepairing a puncture & changing a tube and tyreTubeless tyres and checking/adding sealantBasic rim truing for buckled wheelsCO2 cartridge use Drivetrain:Chain cleaning, lube, replacement and maintenanceChecking for chain wearUsing a chain tool and quick linksCassette removal and replacementCrank and chainring components and replacementDiscussion: bottom bracketsReplacing pedalsDiscussion: how to get the most life from your drivetrain componentsBring a replacement chain and cassette if you wish to replace yours during the workshop Gears:Replacing a gear/shift cable (supplied)Setting the gears – limit screws and cable tensionCorrect chain lengthDiscussion: derailleur hanger alignment Brakes:Discussion: types of brakesReplacing brake padsBrake adjustmentBrake disc alignment Other:Headset bearing preloadSeatpost maintenanceSuspension adjustmentQuestions
  15. This is not the ideal plug to have on a bike light, it's just too fiddly. Does anyone know anyone who can repair this? And hopefully change it to a more standard (jack) plug? Much appreciated.
  16. Afternoon hubbers, About 2 years ago I purchased a set of Mavic Crossride MTB wheels from evobikes (see link below) http://www.evobikes.co.za/wheels/wheelsets-mtb/mavic-crossride-disc-29-wheel-set.html The wheels have been absolutely flawless, I have not had to true or even tighten a spoke since the purchase. Unfortunately, day 3 of a recent stage race took a heavy toll on the rear freehub and I now need to replace it. See the video below So, my question to thebikehub hive mind is the best place to find a replacement freehub. I live in Lusaka Zambia and have ordered parts from RSA before but I want to make sure I get the right part and with Mavic you really do need to make sure you have the correct part. I found the following on CRC. http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/zm/en/mavic-freehub-body-ftsl-m11/rp-prod33442 Will this do the trick? If not who do I contact in RSA for the correct freehub? Many thanks, Wesley
  17. Over the weekend I went trail running in Gordons Bay, long story short my 310 got ripped off my arm whilst tumbling down a ravine. I bought it brand new from someone on the hub (so no slips etc) about 4 months ago. Boxed with all accessories, manuals etc. Has anyone got experience with going through Navworld to upgrade to a newer model and pay in some? How would this work? The plastic where the metal pin fits in is now cracked and opened up. Thanks in advance!
  18. It's Friday.. I asked my wife to take my front tyre to the Leigh's Cycle Center at the Pavillion as she was already headed that way and the tyre needed sealant and to be pumped up. Got a phone call back saying it is done and the damage is R209!!! Maybe I am not used to the prices in Durban but last year I got my tyre filled with sealant and pumped up at my LBS in Pretoria East MAHALA! They claim that the bottle of sealant used costs R109 and the labour was R100.. To pump up a tyre! I called them and said that was ridiculous and the guy on the phone replied "OK Cool". I guess I will have to continue my quest to find a LBS in Durban... Maybe It's more worthwhile to trek up the hill to Greg Minaar's in PMB once a month.
  19. Hi, does anybody know of a reputable person in Pretoria to do repairs on a steel frame that is cracked by the lugs?
  20. I'm looking for someone who can do aluminium frame repair in Johannesburg - preferably around Northcliff. I had some bad luck and reversed into something with my bike on the back. The results are not nice to look at - see below pictures. The frame is bent as is the back wheel and disc brake. Bike is a large 2014 Scott Scale 960. Any recommended repairers? Thanks in advance
  21. Our church started outdoor group(Regeneration Outdoor) this year that hikes and MTB together. We will be hosting a free workshop on MTB repair on 20 May 19:00-20:30 in our church hall. This is free to anyone to attend but we only have limited space available. Please RSVP if you would like to attend to arno@bergsigjeug.co.za. The Worshop will be presented by Cycle Lab Tygervalley. Adress: NG Church Durbanville-Bergsig Corner of Boland and Proteaway Durbanville The workshop is free but if you would like to make a donation on the evening you are more than welcome. Regeneration is planning to enter some teams into the 9to5 relay race to ride for a Charity named MES. The entry per team is R2000 and we are currently raising funds to enter. Some info on MES: MES (www.mes.org.za) MES changes the heart of the city by providing opportunities to homeless and destitute communities in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. Activities includes: Grow Job rehabilitation project, Helpdesk, MES Canteen for the homeless, Street outreaches, Skills development programmes , Social work support, Occupational Therapy support and our LECA Social Enterprise. By entering a MES team you will directly support the Grow job rehabilitation project that currently provides 300 shifts for job rehabilitation per month. Teams work within the Bellville, Parow and Brackenfell areas and work includes the cleaning of graffitti, stormwater drains, road maintenance, cleaning of parks and at local public events. Beneficiaries to this project have access to developmental programmes and opportunities to excel towards permanent employment. Activate your heart today, enter a team, and allow your passion for cycling to “Change the heart of the city!” MES is a registered PBO and each entry will receive an 18A Certificate which can be deducted from your income tax.
  22. Our church started outdoor group this year that hikes and MTB together. We will be hosting a free workshop on MTB repair on 20 May 19:00-20:30 in our church hall. This is free to anyone to attend but we only have limited space available. Please RSVP if you would like to attend to arno@bergsigjeug.co.za. The Worshop will be presented by Cycle Lab Tygervalley. The workshop is free but if you would like to make a donation on the evening you are more than welcome. Regeneration is planning to enter some team s into the 9to5 relay race to ride for a Charity named MES. The entry per team is R2000 and we are currently raising funds to enter. Some info on MES: MES (www.mes.org.za) MES changes the heart of the city by providing opportunities to homeless and destitute communities in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. Activities includes: Grow Job rehabilitation project, Helpdesk, MES Canteen for the homeless, Street outreaches, Skills development programmes , Social work support, Occupational Therapy support and our LECA Social Enterprise. By entering a MES team you will directly support the Grow job rehabilitation project that currently provides 300 shifts for job rehabilitation per month. Teams work within the Bellville, Parow and Brackenfell areas and work includes the cleaning of graffitti, stormwater drains, road maintenance, cleaning of parks and at local public events. Beneficiaries to this project have access to developmental programmes and opportunities to excel towards permanent employment. Activate your heart today, enter a team, and allow your passion for cycling to “Change the heart of the city!” MES is a registered PBO and each entry will receive an 18A Certificate which can be deducted from your income tax.
  23. I've searched for this topic and nothing comes up recently so apologies if it has been discussed and I haven't managed to find the thread. I'm looking for the best place to service/repair a MTB in Cape Town please - preferably city centre area but will also look at other Cape suburbs if needed. Any advice based on recent experiences would be great. Thanks a lot.
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