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Jan/15
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Bouncy, Bouncy …

 

Keep your suspension working like new

Keep your suspension working like new

Probably one of the most maintenance intensive areas of a mountain bike is the suspension.

A combination of wanting the lightest weight, maximum performance and receiving the maximum abuse means that bearings, bushes and seals on all suspension units are subject to great stress and wear.

Wear in bushes will quickly evolve into wear which may not be serviceable and leaking seals will ooze suspension fluid leading to loss of efficiency and further wear.

It's not just forks ...

It’s not just forks …

Regular riders should have their suspension inspected and maintained at least once a year, or as recommended by their manufacturer.

Now, oddly enough, this is a great time to get your mountain bike into Halter’s for inspection and maintenance. We have the area’s best and most experienced technicians to work on your pride and joy, and the bike will be ready to shred when the good weather gets here, not sitting around feeling sorry for itself leaking fluid or with seized components just waiting to let you down on your first ride of the season.

So get in here now!

We service and maintain RockShox, Fox and Leftys, as well as Manitou, Marzocchi and other quality brands. Most jobs done on the premises.


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Alan - That British Bloke


 
 
19
Dec/14
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Holiday Hours – 2014-2015

 

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

 
 
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Dec/14
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Then there was light

 
Fits to virtually any seatpost or seat stay

Fits to virtually any seatpost or seat stay

One of the biggest developments in cycling equipment over the past few years has been the evolution of high-power, rechargeable lighting in a compact size.

A rear light which has become a favorite with the guys in the shop is the Cateye Rapid-X.

Plenty of lights in stock ...

Plenty of lights in stock …

Unlike many rear lights the Rapid-X is easy to fit to an aero seatpost or, if seatpost real-estate is lacking, will readily adapt to a rear seat stay. Also, unlike many lights of this type, the Rapid-X has excellent 180 degree visibility, so maintains conspicuity even from the side.

Of course, rechargeable lights do cost more than regular battery lights, but factor in the cost of dozens of Duracell batteries and they don’t seem so expensive.

And finally, a bright year light is also useful in the summer and many’s the time when I’ve dived under the tree canopy along a Sourland country lane, listening to a monster SUV bowling up behind and felt some reassurance that, the driver can see me.

We have a great stock of these lights as well as other fine lights and electronic accessories by Light & Motion and Blackburn as well as Cateye.


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Alan - That British Bloke


 
 
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Nov/14
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Halter’s Black Friday Blow-Out

 

28 November 2014.


 Winter clothing and clothing accessories* – gloves/hats/overshoes : 40% OFF MSRP

 Any other “for sale” item in the store,  including bikes : 20% off MSRP

* 20% off winter shoes


Now the small print. Please read:

 On one day only between 11.00am and 7.00pm.

 This does not include bike fit or substituting/upgrading
 any component.

 If you like the bike you pay the bargain price for it then
 you wheel it out of the store and take it home.

 No returns or exchanges on Black Friday sales.

 All sales are final. That's the deal.

 Offer does not apply to lay-away items or parts/bikes that have
 been specially ordered.

 In other words, the Black Friday deal does not include labor
 charges/fitting charges or any other service item.

 Don't be a cry-baby on Saturday!
Halter's new shop on Route 206 in Montgomery

Halter’s new shop on Route 206 in Montgomery

 
 
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Nov/14
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Thanksgiving 2014

 

No expense spared on the graphic this year, but we are closed for Turkey Day.

We're all spending Thanksgiving in the bosom of our families

We’re all spending Thanksgiving in the bosom of our families

Halter’s Cycles:

Closed this Thanksgiving, Thursday 27 November 2014.

Just waiting for Black Friday.


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Alan - That British Bloke


 
 
21
Nov/14
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Tune Up Now!

 
Getting the full treatment

Getting the full treatment

There is no doubt. A carefully adjusted and well maintained bicycle is a safe and efficient bicycle.

Most regular cyclists recognize the need to keep their bike in good condition. For a regularly used bicycle, about once a year should do it unless it’s being used for all-weather commuting or engaged in really high mileage.

Bicycles for occasional use may only require a tune up every couple of years or so. Don’t forget your old grandad’s bike which has languished in the garage for years. They require a tune up more than anything to check for rotten tires and dangerous corrosion.

Now, speaking as someone who regularly helps out in a full-service bike shop, nothing says the good weather’s coming like on the Friday before the first 60F+ weekend in April than having a queue of customers who need their bike tuned up “by tomorrow.”

Look. We’re keen to help out, but there’s a limit to what can be done in 24 hours when workshop turnaround time is, at that time of year, seven to ten working days, more if specific parts are needed.

It just so happens that the next two or three months are an excellent time to bring your favorite road bike or mountain-bike, hybrid, cruiser into Halter’s and give them the spa treatment. And, unless your bike requires some obscure replacement part, get your bike back in a couple of days. Or less.

Items included in a Halter’s Tune Up include:

frame wipe down; gear hanger alignment checked and adjusted as required; wheels checked and trued; adjust, lube/grease wheel hubs as required; tires examined and condition noted; brake cables checked, lubricated and adjusted; gear cables checked, lubricated and adjusted; adjust, lube/grease bottom bracket as required

So. Don’t get caught out by the first sign of warm blue skies in 2015. Give your bike the luxury treatment now and be prepared.


If you’re seeking information on other topics click on any item in Halter’s Tag Cloud in the right hand column of this blog …


Alan - That British Bloke


 
 

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