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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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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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10 For Simon Continues Through Christmas!!!

Posted in FunkedUp News by Olaf O'Moore

November 28, 2017

Good News for All, The 10 For You and 10 For Simon Campaign will continue right through to the end of 2017! As some of you may know, this year we decided to take a different approach to the Black Friday madness and we decided that it was time to look more towards the community and wider society and move away from the pure commercialism and excessive hype that can be found at this time of the year. With that in mind we created the 10-FOR-SIMON campaign that would...
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10 for You & 10 For Simon

Posted in FunkedUp News by Olaf O'Moore

November 16, 2017

Dear Funked Up family and all cycling enthusiasts, As we approach another Black Friday and Cyber Monday (two of the biggest consumer shopping days of the year), we know that you are thinking generously about your family and friends. You may be focusing your attentions on spoiling them this Christmas with both presents and your presence, and that is truly amazing. However, at Funked Up we believe that Christmas is also about supporting those who are less fortunate than yourself. So this year as a company we are taking a...
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Top European Cycling Cities to Explore this Summer

Posted in FunkedUp News by Colin Hennessy

May 4, 2016

Top European Cycling Cities Summer is well and truly here! And with summertime comes holidays! If you're planning on any breaks away this summer, there is no better way to explore a new destination than on a bike. Cycling Cities are on the rise with bikes that are cheap to rent, you can cover much more ground than walking, all while seeing more of the city and absorbing the local culture. With that in mind, we've picked some of our favourite cycling cities in Europe, so if you're heading to any of...
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Funked Up - Volvo LifePaint

Posted in Cool Video by Graham White

December 15, 2015

Funked Up were recently approached by Volvo to collaborate with them on the Irish launch of their awesome new product LifePaint. With road usage growing at an unprecedented rate in Ireland they wanted to see how LifePaint could make a difference in an urban centre like Dublin. You can see the results in the video below: We're happy to embrace any new idea that can help to improve the safety of cyclists out on the roads, and LifePaint is a simple concept that helps to make us...
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Funked Up Heroes - Bike Messengers

Posted in FunkedUp News by Graham White

September 3, 2015

funked up heroes Following the launch of the first of our ‘Funked Up Heroes’ videos, we wanted to take a closer look at the life of Dublin’s bike messengers; a work hard - play hard group of dedicated urban cyclists who are the invisible lifeblood of the city. Overworked, underpaid and generally looked upon with disdain, they live to ride and take great pride in their profession. But, there’s more than meets the eye with this subculture so it’s worth taking a closer look at who they are and what...
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Funked Up Summer Cycle Tour: Copenhagen

Posted in Cycling by Colin Hennessy

July 8, 2014

As the summertime is cycle season we've decide to showcase some of the best cycling destinations across European cities :-) This week, the Danish capital; Copenhagen Copenhagen This city is often listed as the very best city to cycle in. Not only does it have some of the best bike infrastructure in the world, cycling is ingrained in the culture! 1.2 Million Kilometers are cycled in Copenhagen each day with 36% of people commuting by bike, while there are plans to increase this to 50% by next year. In 1892 the cities very...
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Top City Cycling Spots: London

Posted in Cycling by Colin Hennessy

July 1, 2014

As the summertime is cycle season we've decide to showcase some of the best cycling destinations across European cities :-) This week, we're off to the great city of London. London London is a big city. And can be a great city for cycling but you need to have your wits about you, unlike Berlin, drivers don't take too kindly to cyclists. This said, London has been improving its bike infrastructure over the last number of years. The first four of 12 'Cycle Superhighways' have already been opened with the remaining...
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