Ironbridge Bicycle Specialists invest in the latest workshop technology.
Bicycles By Design, based in Coalport, Ironbridge are among the UK’s / counties leading experts in bicycle sales, building, manufacture and servicing. Their services include the manufacture of handmade, bespoke bicycles, the design and building of Tandems and the sales and servicing of e-bikes (power assisted bikes).
To continually improve the services they offer, Bicycles By Design have purchased a cutting edge / Contemporary electronic bike stand with an investment of £4000. The Park Tools RS 33 bike work station provided by Park Tools, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of bicycle tools is capable of bearing a 120kg load and with the dual electronic arms, it enables the mechanics to work on two bikes simultaneously. The electronically adjusted stand allows the mechanic to effortlessly position the bike, making it easy to work on different aspects of the frame, wheels and componentry. The revamped work shop is now 25m2 and features every necessary tool for all models of mechanical and electric bicycles.
Very few bike shops have this “dual arm facility”, we are the only one in Shropshire.
Bicycles By Design have been in the Ironbridge Gorge since 2006 and in fact a bike shop has existed in the Gorge since the 1800’s, with E B Browns Cycle Works of Dale End, Ironbridge. Bicycles By Design are continuing this heritage of bicycle manufacture, sales and servicing in the area and are pushing it forward into the new millennium as one of Shropshires leading E-bike specialists. (attached image).
E-bikes or power assisted bikes have become increasingly popular over the last 6 years, for health, green, leisure and transport issues. The E-bike market has significantly grown in the county, it is now seen as a viable choice for commuting, travel/ transport and leisure. In fact, many local businesses are now using E-bikes to make local deliveries!
Pete Bird, one of Bicycle By Design’s MDs commented…
“E-bikes are now 30% of our business, we have invested a large amount of capital, time and manpower into the E-bike market locally and this workshop development is an extension of that. We have always been advocates of all things cycling and e-biking is encouraging more cyclists onto the beautiful Shropshire trails and roads. We have always considered ourselves to be a progressive company and with the new investment in the workshop we are able to work even more efficiently on the latest bikes from our leading brands. We have a diagnostic station and full accreditation for servicing both the hardware and software of contemporary E-bikes. Our technicians are Bosch accredited and the workshop is both a Shimano Service Centre and an ACT (Association of Cycle Traders) Gold standard facility. The work stand also works brilliantly with Tandems and conventional / traditional bikes. We are really excited to see the new stand in action, it has modernised the workshop…it’s great to see our company continue to grow”.
Bicycles by Design offer a large variety of services ranging from Tandem and E-Bike experience days, Frame Building Courses, the manufacture of bespoke bicycles and bicycle sales and servicing. With the continued investment in their services, they are the one stop store for all your cycling needs in the Ironbridge area.