Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Schaeffer Mclean - sponsored skater update

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How cool is our little dude?!

If you didn't get the chance to meet him at the recent opening of the new Glastobury Skate Park & want to meet the mini miracle in person, Schaeffer will be at the NASS (National Action Sports Show) at the Bath and West Showground in July. He says "I am looking forward to skating the street course and ramps and as part of the Route One Riders Team".

Schaeffer's Mum has given us all a real boost, by telling us "He is always telling other kids about SMB bearings and they frequently ask to see his bearings in action. He usually kicks down on his wheels very hard and shows them how long they spin for. They even have competitions to see whose wheels spin the longest and his always win!! As you can imagine he is very proud of being sponsored by you."

A big thank you to you both, we're really pleased & proud to be your sponsors!


We want YOU! If you fish, that is...

Yes - it's true - We want you!
Or, more specifically (before we start getting too many dubious offers) we'd love to hear your fishing reports, tips, stories, favourite spots/least favourite spots, biggest catch etc.

If you'd like to share anything, please contact us (email to so that we can dispense your fishing wisdom to the world at large!
We're keen to make regular updates to our blog & our website about your adventures, so any stories, videos or pictures will be considered (except for the nudie ones...).

If you're into your rigs & kit, then why not visit for information on our high spec reel bearings and our EMQ2 low vibration bearings, with oil lubrication, which spin freely and quietly.

We hope to hear from you soon!

Friday, 15 May 2009

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

SHOCKING! How to replace your bike's bearings

Cycling to work, minding your own business...
and then some disastrous/frankly moronic road planning sends you tumbling.
Cyclists take heart, Britain's roads may seem out to get you but
if they do, never fear - we can help you replace damaged bike bearings quickly & easily.
All kinds of things can cause a bike's bearings to fail - to name but a few, see:
  • Shock load (a sudden increase in load on a bearing, causing it to deform) from falling down a road-grille for example...
  • Dirt - a bearing's nemesis.
  • Over-enthusiastic jet washing of your pride & joy at the weekend - you know who you are!
  • Poor fit - you hear that rattling noise? That's probably your bearings vibrating, before they collapse under the strain. As Mum said, just because it fits doesn't mean you should always wear it...

We can't fix road-planners or mud for you, but if you click on the title of this post it will take you to an article showing you how to replace your bearings in a jiffy!

Good luck & happy, safe cycling.