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Ask Boris: Cable Stretch

I’ve heard that after a tune-up/new cable install, the cables can stretch and my shifting quality will deteriorate. How can I avoid this or fix this when it happens? Cable stretch…that infamous cable stretch. What is it? What effect does it have? How can I avoid it? There probably isn’t a mechanic that hasn’t been asked these questions before. I know I certainly have been! Before we can really talk about how to avoid and fix “cable stretch” when it happens, it is important to understand what that phrase really means…there is more to it than meets the eye. What happens? Cable stretch tends to occur shortly after a new bike has been ridden a few times OR when your existing bike has had any of… Read More

August Rider Profile – Patrick Kings

Every month velofix will be featuring a rider who has had their bike serviced with us.  We are passionate about cycling, and so are our Clients. Save Time. Ride More… Read More

Fondo Fun: Tips for a Great Fondo

You may have already got in your Fondo Fun for this summer – or you may be an expert Fondo-er. However, if you’re still getting ready for your first Fondo (maybe GranFondo Banff, GranFondo Whistler or the Centurion), we have a few tips to help you enjoy the experience. Pick your start corral wisely. Don’t undersell or oversell yourself. Undersell yourself – and you’ll find that you’re stuck in traffic, trying to weave through the slower riders to find your group. Oversell yourself and you might end up in no man’s land between the fast groups and the one you want to be in. Do some research on the course and try to accurately guess what your finish time will be on an average day. Pick that start… Read More

Job Opening: Western US Manager

As we expand in the US market we need a person who is passionate about cycling and the Mobile Bike Shop business model. The Bike industry is changing rapidly and we are looking for an individual who can help drive that change. Business development responsibilities will include: Franchise sales Identifying and pre-qualifying Franchise partners Working with Franchise partners to develop their individual business plans Working with the corporate team to develop the overall business Developing relationships with suppliers and industry leaders Driving awareness for velofix services Developing an Ambassador Team of cyclists in key markets Media relations Attending trade shows to foster industry relationships and further franchise development Grassroots brand development responsibilities will be aimed at fostering relationships with the general cycling community and being an ambassador for… Read More

July Rider Profile – Michael Milic

Every month velofix will be featuring a rider who has had their bike serviced with us.  We are passionate about cycling, and so are our Clients. Save Time. Ride More… Read More