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Bike Management

Choosing the perfect fixed gear bike

Posted in FunkedUp News by Graham White

May 10, 2016

What to look for when choosing a fixed gear bike There's a lot of choice in the world of fixed gear bikes, and making the final decision can be tough: Steel vs. aluminium, what gear ratio? What handlebar style? What wheels? Let's take a look through the main parts of a fixed gear bike and see what suits for what situations. Not all steels are the same You'll see a lot of different terms used for the frame material a bike is made of, but what do they all...
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Winter is coming... let's keep riding!

Posted in Bike Maintenance by Graham White

October 15, 2014

As the evenings draw in and you begin to feel that distinctive chill in the air, it’s time to step back, take stock, and make sure you’re prepared for the months ahead. You want to keep cycling through the winter, right? Well read on for some top tips to make sure you keep rolling till you see those snowdrops start to blossom again. Your Bike Autumn and winter can be tough times for bikes. Rain, sleet, snow and salt, all combine to take their toll on components. An unloved bike...
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General Maintenance for your Bicycle

Posted in Bike Maintenance by Graham White

October 8, 2014

You’re almost ready to head out on the streets and enjoy your FunkedUp bike, but before you do, have one last check to make sure everything on your bike is tightened and in good working order. Here’s a handy guide showing the parts to check, from front to back. This is a good checklist to use for your regular maintenance as it ensures every part of your bike is as it should be. Traditionally known as the ’M’ method, you start at the front wheel of your Funked Up...
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