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Halfords lose the GT bike Brand! now to be distributed only thro' Independant Cycle Shops! more info' click link below:
We Are Now Stocking GT & Mongoose Bikes!
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BBC Watchdog to focus on BSO''s
3 Nov 2009
The BBC''s Watchdog consumer affairs programme will be focusing on flat-pack "bicycle shaped objects" in a programme to be broadcast this Thursday (5th November) on BBC 1 between 8pm - 9pm.
Filmed last Friday five "regular cyclists" were asked to build flat-pack bikes from:
Asda, Argos, Halfords, Tesco & Toys R Us.
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Hosted by Radio 4''s John Humphries, a keen cyclist, the bike building feature also includes John Stephenson, editor of cycling publications at Future Publishing and Paul Topham from bike maintenance company Southcoast Bikes, who was on hand to provide expert mechanical advice.
The aim of the feature is to test whether such bikes can be built safely and the ride quality and experience they offer to customers.
PUBLIC REPLY TO "WATCHDOG"
Yamaha Future e-Bikes?
Yamaha Sets Course for Future in e-Bikes
TOKYO, Japan – Yamaha, the company that over a decade ago pioneered in e-Bikes with its PAS system, is once again taking the lead in technological developments for electric bicycles. The company is showing at the Tokyo Motor Show (October 24 – November 4) the ‘PASer’; a Star Trek looking e-Bike that features dual motor assist.
One is mounted in the front hub, the other centrally in the bottom bracket and is integrated in the carbon frame. That also houses front & rear suspension. Remarkable detail: sensors pick up the rider’s heartbeat and adjust the power to match. All that is combined with an automatic transmission with electronic shifting. According to Yamaha’s R&D chief Yuki Hosoi it will not take long before a production version is offered
Giro & Bell, One-Step kidsí helmets
Of interest to parents is going to be the Giro (and Bell…) One-Step kids’ helmet. According to their research, Bell Sports has found that the distance between the bottom of the ear and the top of the head doesn’t change very much in children as they grow, therefore, they’ve stitched the under-ear helmet strap junction solid so that the only adjustment on the helmet is the chin strap. Combined with the elastic Roc-Loc rear retention system, it means that a kids’ helmet can be plonked on a child, chin strap adjusted and they can be on their way in seconds – very important when trying to get a child to wear a Skidlid…