We are proud to announce that our Principal Mechanic Kiro has completed the Campagnolo Technical Training provided by Greame Freestone King from Velotech in Stoke-on-Trent.
Graeme is currently the UK’s mechanical consultant and warranty manager for Campagnolo SRL, a role that he has enjoyed since 2008. His relationship with Campagnolo goes back to 1987.
The training covered the 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 speed mechanical gear systems, the electronic shifting with EPS, hydraulic disc brakes and the G3 Campagnolo wheels.
Campagnolo may be an expensive choice to go for when choosing components for your bike, but in our opinion the quality of parts and systems is well worth the investment. We were particularly impressed with the ability to rebuild the mechanical shifters and replace the individual components instead of replacing the whole unit. This will overall lower the price of ownership of Campagnolo components and justify the initial investment.
We are now happy to receive Campagnolo equipped bicycles in our workshop.
You have been training for 6 months, both on and off the bike, got everything packed the night before, drove 2 hours to the race, unpacked, did final checks, and finally left the bike off to be checked.
Through a combination of measuring jig and inclinometer, the judges find your bike non-compliant with UCI Road Bike Regulations.
Such an anti-climax! None bigger.
If only you had read the 54 page UCI Equipment Compliance document to find out if your bike is legal – not high on anyone’s agenda.
Even Thomas fell asleep the first time he read it (but don’t tell him we told you that).
That sentence either filled you with dread or brought a great amount of joy!
If your friend or family member is an avid cyclist and you are struggling for a gift, then bike fitting is one of the best options. We will treat your loved one to a proper good 2 or 3 hour service where we will make them more comfortable, faster and riding more enjoyable. We will identify strengths and weaknesses and optimise technique.
It is with great excitement that we are introducing you to Fulcycle.
Fulcycle, run by Kiro, Thomas and Bryan, will become Oxford’s premier bike repair and fitting centre.
Our aim is to provide you with a level of personalised service that you have never experienced before in Oxford. We will make you a better rider either by fitting you correctly on the bike, or making the bike zing as it rolls along the pavement after one of our premium repairs.
Kiro Principal Mechanic
Thomas Principal Bike Fitter
Bryan Consultant Bike Fitter
Kiro is the foreman. Our most experienced mechanic who has worked on road, MTB, commuter, e-bikes and even bamboo bikes! With the mightiest of hands and his natural bike wisdom, Kiro guides us poor mortals through every cog and crank, ensuring that all the nuts and bolts are in the right place.
Thomas is the finisher. An eagle eye for low seat posts and bad fitting saddles, Thomas loves (yes, that does say loves) spending hours laser tracking a wobbly knee to achieve that perfect knee over pedal axle position. Good for you the customer but bad for us, as he waxes lyrical about the latest cleat theory. His most cherished possession?… the workshop sizing stem – infinite possbilities?!
Bryan is the artist. Having seen over 3000 bums on saddles up close on his bike fitting turbo trainer, he silently and stealthily corrects any pain or niggle with just the slight twist of the stem, or raise of the seatpost. He wanders around the workshop with coffee in one hand, and 4 mm allen key in the other, much like a paintbrush of a master.
If you are interested in learning more please check out our services, book a service or contact us – we are a very friendly bunch and love a cup of coffee over a bike.
After weeks and months of searching we have finally found the right space for our workshop and studio. Wheatley is a small and beautiful village located about 5 miles east of Oxford. There is a regular bus service from Oxford and Thame and it is easily reached by car or by bicycle.
Wheatley Business Centre, where our workshop is located, is shared by a selection of small businesses and we are very proud to mention one of them – our friends at Velovixen who are the leaders in women specific cycling clothing and equipment
The centre has ample free parking for our clients and a very friendly and professional atmosphere. It is located right next to the A40 leading to Oxford, near J8 on M40.
Please come and see us in our workshop. And you may have already guessed – we will be more than happy to talk bikes!