Russell’s Bicycle Shed

Specialists in Cycling

Are you a Sinner or a Saint when it come to keeping your bike maintained?

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Riding a bicycle is just like using any other machine, the more you use it, the worse the conditions you use it in the more maintenance it will need. It's a simple fact of life that machines don't last for ever.

The average sort of rider, someone who uses their bike 3-4 times a week for up to 10 miles a journey in any weather should expect to need 2 services a year to keep their bike in tip top condition, from brake pads wearing out to the grease in your wheel hubs getting washed out by the rain all these little bits contribute to the wear and tear on your bike and if not kept on top of will result in new expensive parts being fitted every year or worse a catastrophic failure resulting in some pain and a potentially unusable bike.

If you are an average rider then you need to budget on paying £1 per day on maintenance, £365 per year. this should cover a new set of tyres, two services and a multitude of other bits and bobs you'll need fitting to your bike as they wear out, from brake pads to bottom brackets they will all need replacing eventually.

Now I'm sure you've been told a million times by your local bike mechanic to keep your bike clean but if you keep on top of things like washing your bike every now and then and getting parts changed before they become a problem you can save a heck of a lot of money over the year.

Saving money and keeping you riding is what we are all about. We don't care what bike you ride, so long as it's a bicycle and you have to pedal we want you to stay riding on the road or trail or flying down a cliff (each to their own). So we created Russell's Bicycle Club.

What is this Club of ours, well quite simply its a maintenance club, you pay monthly and you get various servicing with no labour charges, just like British Gas Boiler Care, we'll service your bicycle twice a year and you'll get various other jobs done throughout the year free of labour charges like replacing brake pads or fixing a puncture or replacing your tyres. You'll obviously have to pay for the parts but the savings can soon add up.

For only £9.75 per month or £117.00 per year you get two services worth £130.00 (Saving already), we'll tell you when they are due and all you have to do is drop off your bicycle.

During the year you might need:
Tyres replacing - save £12.00
Brake pads replacing - save £8.00
Gears adjusting - save £9.00
and so forth......

.....the savings can really add up over the year. Oh and you can get your bike fixed at any of our shops.

So if you think this is a good deal why not sign up and take advantage.

Click here for more details and how to sign up or pop into one of our shops and we can get it set up for you.

Christmas Opening Times

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It's Christmas of course and we all need a break to be with our families and enjoy some festive cheer so here are our opening times over the festive period.

Sheffield and Nottingham:

Friday 22nd - 7am - 1pm

Saturday 23rd - Closed

Sunday 24th - Closed

Monday 25th - Closed (Come on it’s Christmas Day)

Tuesday 26th - Closed (Attempting to cycle off the turkey and mince pies)

Wednesday 27th - Closed (Still trying to cycle off the mince pies while believing I could do the Rapha Festive 500)

Thursday 28th - Closed (There is always another mince pie, need some big hills to cycle up.)

Friday 29th - Closed (Realise that I now have to cycle 400km in two days to achieve Rapha Festive 500)

Saturday 30th - Closed (More mince pies, the extra weight, cold and snow means no Strava KOM’s for me today)

Sunday 31st - Closed (Hey it’s New Year tomorrow! Time for a glass of Champagne)

Monday 1st - Closed (Too many glasses of Champagne)

Tuesday 2nd - 7am - 7pm

 

Neepsend:

Friday 22nd - 8am - 1pm

Saturday 23rd - Closed

Sunday 24th - Closed

Monday 25th - Closed (Come on it’s Christmas Day)

Tuesday 26th - Closed (Attempting to cycle off the turkey and mince pies)

Wednesday 27th - Closed (Still trying to cycle off the mince pies while believing I could do the Rapha Festive 500)

Thursday 28th - Closed (There is always another mince pie, need some big hills to cycle up.)

Friday 29th - Closed (Realise that I now have to cycle 400km in two days to achieve Rapha Festive 500)

Saturday 30th - Closed (More mince pies, the extra weight, cold and snow means no Strava KOM’s for me today)

Sunday 31st - Closed (Hey it’s New Year tomorrow! Time for a glass of Champagne)

Monday 1st - Closed (Too many glasses of Champagne)

Tuesday 2nd - Closed

Wednesday 3rd - 8am - 4pm

 

Enjoy your Christmas Break, I’m sure we will and we’ll see you all in 2018!

One week to go.....

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It'll all be over next week, the wrapping paper will be off, the turkey will be in the oven and the snow falling softly outside......Christmas is but a week away.

If you're still looking for a gift for those that cycle in your life or you want to drop some hints here are our top picks:

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  • Why not sign up for our Club, at only £9.25 per month or £111.00 annually you can keep your bicycle serviced and maintained all year round without paying for labour, no matter how many times you use it. More useful than a magazine subscription and it's the gift that just keeps giving.
  • If you're looking for stocking fillers how about a smart bicycle pump with wooden handle, stylish and useful (£17.00). We've also got big ding-dong bells for those that love to ring out while they ride (£10.00). For the hands-on practical cyclist we also have a handy pocket guide to bicycle maintenance (£9.99)
  • If you really want to splash out then why not take a look at our bicycles, we are currently selling off our hire bike fleet for only £300.00 each, a capable, fast and comfortable commuting bike with mudguards and lock.

There's lots more to see in our shops so why not visit Sheffield, Nottingham or Neepsend before the festivities really begin.

Shop Small & Eat Mince Pies

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Small Business Saturday is here this weekend. As a small business we appreciate all the help we can get, our business benefits from having a small group of people working together with the same goal and having great customers like you.

It wouldn't be the same here at Sheffield or Neepsend if a corporate entity was running the shop. Same products, same service. We like to be different and that's why we try to offer different, with niche brands of bikes like Foffa, The Light Blue and Ritchey down to some of the quirkier things like the pink Christmas tree, folding bicycle helmets and lime green solid tyres. Shop Small is about supporting those businesses that create a varied and exciting feel to our city centres and not allowing them to become clone cities.

So leading up to Christmas why not support small businesses in Sheffield and Neepsend by shopping small and keeping choice as varied as possible.

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We'll have mince pies and coffee available at both shops and we'll be asking for donations going to The Salvation Army to give others the opportunity to have a nice Christmas. So come on down, it's Peddler Market too at Neepsend so there'll be hot food and beer available from the shed next door.

From December 2nd - 17th if you use your American Express card in our Sheffield or Neepsend shops and spend £10 or more American Express will give you £5 back. Just enrol here to benefit.

Black Friday Deals

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What the heck lets give you lovely people some deals this Black Friday.

Nail Trail
800.00 1,000.00
Kings Tiagra 20
1,200.00 1,500.00

Limited stock and sizes so be quick.

We're open 7am - 7pm this Friday. Buy online or in our shop from noon on 23rd until 4pm 25th

Shop Small

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Small Business Saturday is on the horizon. As a small business we appreciate all the help we can get, our business benefits from having a small group of people working together with the same goal and having great customers like you.

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It wouldn't be the same here at Sheffield or Nottingham Station if a corporate entity was running the shop. Same products, same service. We like to be different and that's why we try to offer different, with niche brands of bikes like Foffa, The Light Blue and Ritchey down to some of the quirkier things like the pink Christmas tree, folding bicycle helmets and lime green solid tyres. Shop Small is about supporting those businesses that create a varied and exciting feel to our city centres and not allowing them to become clone cities.

So leading up to christmas why not support small businesses in Sheffield and Nottingham by shopping small and keeping choice as varied as possible.

From December 2nd - 17th if you use your American Express card in our Sheffield or Neepsend shops and spend £10 or more American Express will give you £5 back. Just enrol here to benefit.

One Gear, No Idea? Update!

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The single-speed has become the ubiquitous ‘cool bike’ for zipping around cities. However, many people are put off considering single-speed bikes when things get hilly, despite the fact that they are as common in San Francisco as they are in somewhere flat like London or New York. Read about how we can help you enjoy the freedom of Single Speed.