Now entering year three, Dave’ Bike Shed has established itself as a trustworthy and great value for money cycle repair and maintenance provider to Fife, Lothians, Edinburgh and beyond.
Thanks to all who continued to support the Shed in its second year, your repeat business and friendship is greatly appreciated - thanks for spreading the word about Dave and his expertise and care in looking after your bike. To my new customers; my thanks for your business again, see you in 2013 for the regular maintenance your bike needs to keep it tip top and giving you the performance it should.
Second hand bike sales! A satisfied customer writes.....
Many thanks for the 'Giant' bike for riding on my rollers inside in this winter weather, it is now being used daily.
Dave delivered my bike fully prepped and ready to ride, he even had the saddle at the right height before he saw me!
I was on the waiting list for a used bike for about a month before Dave came up with a choice of 2 suitable bikes.
I went for a Giant hybrid with 700c wheels which has proved perfect.
Thanks again J
Sara gets her handlebar height adjusted and comfortable cycling returns:
Had the bike out for a long run on Saturday & the new handle bar stem was spot-on ! I didn't get any of the usual shoulder pain & it felt much more comfortable - it didnt even need adjusted.
Just wanted to say thanks :)
A new cyclist, appreciates their bike purchase and after care service.
Dave took time to make sure I got the bike I wanted (not just the colour I liked!) and then talked me through using it for the first time. His care during the first year of ownership meant I didn't have to worry about the bike, just concentrate on using it and enjoying it. Thanks Dave.
John McT, Aberdour says:
"Dave has been fixing my bikes for about three years now. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. There’s nothing about bikes Dave doesn’t know and he seems to fix anything! Dave takes real pleasure in his work and a pride in doing the best job for you. Service and value is unrivalled. If your bike needs anything, take it to Dave!"
Welcome to virtual Dave’s Bike Shed - year 3!
The real thing is run by me, David Seaman from
23 Morayvale, Aberdour, Fife, Scotland, KY3 0XE
Tel: 01383 860199
Mob: 07772 948568
New for 2012 and now 2013!!
Wheel building news
I plan to always have in stock handbuilt (by me) Ambrosio rims and hubs road bike wheel sets, with Shimano and Campag freehubs, front and rear 32 spoke with stainless steel double butted spokes and retail for £350. A 36 rear, if you need it, or a 28 front and rear if you can safely use it will be options as well.
Hope brakes, wheels, headsets, bottom brackets etc etc
Whats New: May 2013
Writing this more than half way through May, haven't stopped! April was my busiest month yet, so thanks for all the business and to those who recommended me: it really is a fantastic feeling when that happens and a new customer tells me that their pal/family member/work colleague got such a good service. Appreciated!
Bikeability finished at Donibristle and ongoing at Aberdour helped by Ralph of mtbflo a superb bike handler himself. Private cycling lessons also in demand with my service tailored to the client ensuring more confident cyclists.
Welcome to you if your coming to the shed, real or virtual, via the Dalgety Bay Diary and my advert therein. Dont hestitate to get in touch whatever your bike or whatever your cycling needs. Pick up and drop off for Bay residents; not a problem, a pleasure.
Wheel building - steady flow of jobs for road bikes and a few more commuter wheels being built. Got a Hope pro 3 with a Campag freehub paired with a Shimano front Dynohub onto Mavic Open Pros, coming onto the jig! My first ever of this hub combination - Edinburgh based commuter seeking practical, hard wearing and sturdy wheels.
Vintage rebuild. Ever heard of FH Scott (55 South Ealing Road, London) frames, neither had I! Just restored a 1950s one with Chater Lea bottom bracket and "brampton" style headset. Turned out the Bottom bracket was no good so had to source special threaded shells in order to fit a modern one. 26x1 3/8 inch rims and Sturmey Archer track hubs and crank, set off the frame beautifully and the black Velox cloth tape was a nice finish to the original Reynolds, made in Britain alloy drop bars!
HOPE TECHNOLOGY - I love Hope brakes and hubs, they are quite simply the most affordable well engineered brakes and hubs available and they are all designed, manufactured and distributed here in the UK. I am now an official Hope Dealer and can supply you with everything they make. I have an immense selection of spares for hubs - bearings, pawl springs - and brakes - all seals, O rings, caps, olives etc - and a full Hope tool kit to correctly remove and replace all your worn components; no oddly sized sockets used to knock out bearings - thats not the way to do it! Get in touch to discuss overhauling your brakes - Mono Minis! superb!!!- and hubs.
Remember if you replace your chain before its totally worn out you should get at least 2 chains to 1 cassette, thus saving you money in the long run. How many miles does a chain last for? This is dependant upon how clean and how well lubricated you keep it. The cleaner the better and oil only into the rollers, chains covered in oil just wear out more quickly as they pick up all the dust and grit.