3rd birthdayThe Skull Bicycle Club cordially invite you to join us on a short but very merry jaunt through hackneys towpaths and parks.

The ride will be leaving from the shop at 5pm on Saturday the 18th of August and will include a arduous 5 mile cycle to her majesty’s Olympic Park.

SBC Cycles will be providing some mobile refreshments and sustenance on cargo bikes to keep weary riders fueled and entertainment in the form of games, music and prizes.

Please be advised that we strongly recommend all riders ride within their own limits and thoroughly read the disclaimer below before attending.

By attending the SBC birthday booze cruise I hereby assume all risk of personal injury, including death and damage to
personal property (especially carbon bicycles) sustained during the SBC birthday booze cruise and release SBC cycles, including any
employees or friends 
acting on behalf of the SBC cycles, from any and all liability for any injury, fire damage or death, suffered by the
participant during 
the duration of the booze cruise, whether due to the negligence of SBC cycles, its employees or friends.
I further agree to indemnify SBC cycles, any of its employees, friends from and against any and all actions, suits, claims,
demands, causes of action, proceedings, losses, costs and expenses in any way arising out of, or relating to or connected with, either
directly or indirectly, the participation of the booze cruise. 


We recently had a request for a Rohloff tourer… Ended up building this beast! Great fun to build with sich nice components and we know this will get used to it’s full potential out in the wilderness!

Built up this beast of a 29+ recently for smashing around the woods and bike packing… It’s a tank! I have since upgraded the wheels for Hope Pro 4 Hubs and CX Rays with the same Stans Hugo Rims and it’s now set up tubeless using stans tape and sealant. I drilled the seat tube on the non-drive side near the base of the tube to accommodate internal dropper post routing… The tubes being 4130 butted means they’re plenty strong enough to take a 5mm hole without problems… We’ve figured out that you can run a short cage Zee mech with an 11-42T sunrace 10sp cassette without the need for a longer B-Screw which offers a massive wide range if you want to only run a single ring up front (The Hunt is built to be run single ring only)

Spec below…

Frame/Fork – Hunt 29/29+
Headset – Chris King Inset 7
Stem – 50mm Thomson Elite X4
Bars – Enve Riser 740mm
Grips – ESI Silicone
Brakes – Shimano XT M785 I-Spec-B
Rotors – Shimano XT Ice Tech 6 Bolt
Shifter – Shimano Zee 10sp
Rear Mech – Shimano Zee 10sp Short Cage
Cassette – Sunrace MX3 11-42
Chain – KMC X10.93
Crank – Race Face Deus 104BCD/170mm
Chain Ring – Race Face Wide Narrow 36T
BB – Race Face
Hubs – Novatec D771/772SB
Rims – Stans Hugo 52
Spokes – Sapim Race
Tyres – Panaracer Fat B Nimble 29×3″
Seatpost – KS Lev Integra (Custom drilling to seat tube to accomodate)
Saddle – Fizik Gobi XM
Pedals – Shimano Saint


What it says on the tin… We have a route planned… Click HERE to download the GPX route File for your Garmin…

We also have a Google Map link HERE


We will meet at SBC Cycles at 7pm from SBC Cycles.

ANYONE LIVING WEST: We’ll be riding that way, so we’re gonna do a pick up for anyone not wanting to meet at SBC… The Blue Anchor Pub in Hammersmith. We’ll be there for a quick pint around 9pm then head off around 9.30pm! 

This is an OFF ROAD ride in October so it will no doubt get muddy. You’ll need a suitable knobbly tired bike with mud clearance..

There are a fair few tight tracks, so we suggest no low rider pannier bags. Most of the route is tow path and gravel tracks but the last part of the route may be a bit tougher going.

Bring lights, warm/waterproof clothes and a garmin or OS map if you have one. Also bring beers, whiskey and lots of food. and without doubt some water to stay hydrated!

We’ll bring the black metal/spooky soundtrack and mini rig speakers.

We can all catch the train back to London Victoria after breakfast and some beers… Return train is £14.50 max

We just released a pre-order for a black long sleeve version of our ‘support your local dealer’ collaboration with London’s raddest illustrator Matt Blease.

We got seriously harassed for more of these after the white version sold, out so we’ve gone and done a limited run of some long sleeve jobs just in time for Autumn. This one also caters for all those grease monkeys that need everything in BLACK!

As with the other version this will be a one time press, so bag one while you can by clicking the image below… They’ll be gone before you know it… Only £25
We’ll be shipping around 10th October!




I built this beast to carry my daughter on!… Its a tank! No expense spared! If you’re gonna you might as well go all in right!?

Frame/Fork – Bullitt Cargo
Headset – Chris King NoThreadset
Stem – 80mm ENVE MTB
Bars – ENVE DH Riser
Grips – ODI Lock On
Shifter – Shimano XT M8000 11Sp
Brakes – Shimano Saint
Crank – Shimano XT M8000
Chain Ring – Absolute Black 30T Oval
BB – Chris King
Rear Mech – Shimano XT M8000 GS
Cassette – Shimano 11-42
Chain – Shimano XT
Hubs – Chris King ISO
Front Rim – Halo Sub 4 32H
Rear Rim – DT Swiss EXC4000 Carbon
Spokes – Sapim CX Ray
Front Tyre – Halo MXR 20×1.95
Rear Tyre – Halo Twin Rail 26×2.2
Seatpost – Rock Shox Reverb Dropper
Saddle – WTB Volt
Pedals – Shimano Saint
Panel Bags – Farher

We have recently taken delivery of some Hunt Bikes 29/29+ framesets. These dedicated bike packing frames are without doubt the most detailed and thought out frames on the market and we are one of only 2 shops worldwide to be stocking them!

Super versatile 4130 steel, thru-axle tanks with some god damn style and all the mounts you need for ‘anything’ cages and space to strap those bike packing bags!

Needless to say we are very happy about that!… Please drop by the shop and check them out… They come in brushed chrome and black!

Check out their instagram for some mind blowing adventure vibes and get inspired…





We are proud to announce that we will now be London’s number one dealer for Bullitt Cargo Bikes. Every Bullitt to leave our shop will be a full custom build. Framesets are priced at £1575. Please email shop@sbccycles.com if you are interested in putting together a custom spec. Click HERE for more info!!!


Back in June my friend Mads and I decided to ride to Brighton, the route would be semi-off road (read: bridleways) and would involve one night camping, a perfect opportunity for me to test my newly acquired bike packing gear. Come Saturday morning we set off a bit late (Mads had been out the night before, I am lazy), and headed to the Hampton Ferry (Founded in 1514, it’s one of the oldest companies in the UK). The ferry man said we were lucky to arrive when we did as it had been raining torrentially shortly before, we’d been blissfully unaware in a bubble of sunshine, clearly a good omen. Following the Thames South West for most of the route, we eventually turned due South to camp just below Guildford. We pitched camp, setting up under my tarp, and deciding to go the pub for beer, we were also treated to a free lecture from the landlord on the evils of the EU.

Day two brought a bright morning, and a slug who had decided to have an adventure of his own, into my sleeping bag. Enlivened by beans and hot beverages we packed up and hit the road. Most of the the route followed a disused rail line, until we turned off for lunch in the shadow of the South Downs Way. It came as a welcome break as the path I’d picked to turn off involved a fair portion of riding through waist high nettles and brambles mixed in with long grass which threatened to jam our derailleurs. Once revived we scaled the chalk wall and rode a short section of the South Downs Way before descending into Brighton for some much needed fish and chips.

Ride on Strava – Day 1 and Day 2

Instagram – JackDixDavies and Hulsroy

Hes some photos of a trip I did last weekend up to Northampton to see the Ministry of Bicycles BOMBERDROME and visit Billy no tats and the MNIPN shed.

Full write up on SKULLBIKECLUB

I need to move to the sticks… I vote we knock down all the houses and plant trees and build trails in their place… If only all commutes were like this…


We built this single speed 29er for Mark a while ago and just realized we forgot to blog it!

Surly Karate Monkey Special Ops. Love the orange lacquer over the raw steel!
Gusset 44mm Mix n Match headset so you can run a tapered suspension fork if you want.
Chinese Carbon Bars, Stem and Post. Cheap weight saving if you trust it 😉
Continental X-King Tyres for a bit of an all-rounder
Dt Swiss Wheels M1900
Shimano Deore Brakes
Shimano Zee Crank
KMC Chain
Gusset SS Cog
Madison Flux Saddle

Switch the drop outs and it’ll take a geared drive chain. The 44mm headtube and 1-1/2″ bottom headset cup mean it’ll take a tapered suspension fork easily too.
The wheels also come with interchangeable axles/end caps, so can be switched between QR or Through axle in seconds.

I’ve been getting my sewing skills and materials dialled in for a few weeks now. I’ve started making wallets to sell. I’ve already shipped out four, three to America and one to Ireland.

You can buy them in our web shop

They’re made using recycled Thomson bike parts bags and 1000D Curdura with grosgrain edging and tough polyester thread so they’re built to last!

-Note pocket
-Two bank card pockets
-Zipperless coin holder

The LEGEND Greg Falski featured the shop in his most recent issue of SOFB… We’re P.66 onward but theres loads of other awesome stuff in there… Be sure to have a read!

So we got a sewing machine recently and I’ve been making a few things. All the things I learnt at secondary school, in home economics class have finally come to use…

This is my first attempt at a roll-top rack bag. I made it for Marks Velo Orange Porteur Rack. It turned out pretty sweet! Few things need improvement but I’m pretty happy with it…

Couple of nice features include
Creased seams to give the bag shape.
I used some 5mm brake cable outer inside the top seam to give it some rigidity and make rolling the top easier.
Easy access pockets on the riders side so you can have a few small items or snacks to hand whilst riding
Added female buckles on the side with no pockets so you can use the rack straps from the underside along with extra shoulder straps and turn it in to a crude backpack if you need to…
I sewed in a piece of 6mm yoga matt in to the base to stop your belongings bouncing around or rattling on the rack beneath.

Some parts are a little wonky in places but it just adds to the hand made charm 😉