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The EU Referendum

The EU Referendum

To say that this is not what we wanted is an understatement – as a company, Kinetics imports from Europe and exports to Europe all the time, we are European. Working together benefits us...

Scottish Independence

Scottish Independence

As I’m sure most people have noticed, there’s a wee referendum going on in Scotland on September. BikeBiz magazine, the trade paper for the UK bike trade, published an article about the issue with...

Bike Parts By Drone

Proving yet again that Kinetics is at the cutting edge of bicycle technology, we are proud to announce that we are the first bike shop in the World to offer parts delivery by drone!*...

The Kinetics Library 0

The Kinetics Library

I’ve got a very comprehensive library in the shop, free for browsing (and occasionally borrowing) – but if you can’t make it into the shop I’ve done the next best thing and listed a...

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Other derailleurs

Huret Champion: The oldest derailleur in the museum at the moment – this Champion from the early fifties has a sliding coil spring to move the cage, operated by a toggle chain like a...

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Shimano derailleurs

Shimano Positron Preselect (PPS): The first indexed gearing system to appear on a significant number of bikes – the first version in 1975 used two pull cables, the second in 1976 (this one) used...

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Suntour Derailleurs

Superbe Tech: Probably Suntour’s most innovative and beautiful derailleur – and the company’s first glorious failure. The 1983 Tech has a completely enclosed linkage instead of the open parallelogram other mechs use. The cable...