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Build Your Bike

Posted in Bike Maintenance by Olaf O'Moore

March 14, 2018

It's NEW and it’s totally EXCLUSIVE to Funked Up Bikes! Build Your Own Bike and Understand How Every Part Works. We now offer you the chance to get your hands dirty in building your own bike assisted by one of our expert bike mechanics. How it works: You organise a time that suits you to come in to our Dublin 8 bike store and workshop. One of our fully trained and expert mechanics will guide you through what needs to be done in and in what order and take...
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Top 3 Bicycle Maintenance Tips

Posted in Keep Your Bike Safe by Olaf O'Moore

March 5, 2018

These maintenance tips are especially relevant if you are taking your bike out for the first time in awhile. They are applicable for all types of bikes, from hybrid to road bike and of course your fixie or single speed.   1. Tyre Pressure: This is an obvious one but make sure that there is a sufficient amount of air in your tyre. Problems caused - A flat or punctured tyre. Soft tyres are much more likely to puncture than hard ones. Punctures happen sometimes and nobody likes them, but you can minimize your...
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How to keep your new bike safe!

Posted in Keep Your Bike Safe by Olaf O'Moore

January 23, 2018

You have bought your brand new Funked Up bike, it is shiny, it is new and you are in love with it. But You don't want to have it stolen! We recently spoke to Amanda Wilks of MountainBikeReviewed, to find out what are her top tips for keeping your bike safe in Dublin or any big cities. Here are her top 5: Unfortunately, bike theft has become increasingly common nowadays due to the vehicles being perceived as an easy prey. And yours actually is if you don’t take a few extra...
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Come in and Check Us Out

Posted in Funky Bike by Olaf O'Moore

December 16, 2017

Our Brand New Shop (Funked Up Brick & Mortar) You will find us on the corner of Francis Street and Dean Street, Dublin 8. (Opposite Fallons Pub, right beside Two Pups Cafe) Opening Hours are from 10am - 7pm (Mon to Sat) & 11am - 4pm (Sundays)   It has been one hell of a week. Within just 7 days we managed to turn an abandonded retail space into Europe's newest and definitely funkiest bike shop around. You can now come in and see...
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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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