190 episodes

Cycle Systems Academy is a leading bike mechanic training school in Devon, UK and Online with https://www.cyclesystemsonline.com/ our pod has been a search for entertaining ways to educate all lovers of bike tech, with interviews, mechanical expertise and a bit of humour thrown in.

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    • 4.8 • 39 Ratings

Cycle Systems Academy is a leading bike mechanic training school in Devon, UK and Online with https://www.cyclesystemsonline.com/ our pod has been a search for entertaining ways to educate all lovers of bike tech, with interviews, mechanical expertise and a bit of humour thrown in.

    Episode 196: Labour Conditions in the Bike Trade - Worst and Best Cases

    Episode 196: Labour Conditions in the Bike Trade - Worst and Best Cases

    In this episode of the Cycle Systems Online Podcast, host Sean delves into the often-overlooked ethical concerns in the bike manufacturing industry. With a spotlight on the recent investigation into Shimano’s Malaysian factory, he explores issues such as labor exploitation, environmental degradation, and the lack of fair trade standards in bike production. Sean discusses historical parallels to indentured labor and highlights potential solutions by drawing comparisons to the apparel ind...

    • 16 min
    Episode 195: The UK bike industry with Raleigh's Managing Director, Lee Kidger

    Episode 195: The UK bike industry with Raleigh's Managing Director, Lee Kidger

    In this episode of the Cycle Systems Online Podcast, we are joined by Lee Kidger, a prominent figure in the cycling industry who recently transitioned from his role as Managing Director at Raleigh UK to embark on new and exciting ventures. Lee shares his career journey, starting from his early days in a health food store to leading roles in the bike industry, and discusses his latest projects, including his work with The Electric Bike Shop and various consulting and charitable endeavors.

    • 40 min
    EPISODE 194: Warranty work and it's implications for bike shops

    EPISODE 194: Warranty work and it's implications for bike shops

    Warranty work, unless you sell exclusively Pashleys and Bromptons you'll have lots of this. It seems most mainstream manufacturers see warranty cases as a cost of business. However, are they taking their fair share of the hit or does the humble bike shop shoulder the burden instead?

    • 19 min
    EPISODE 191: The Hidden Costs of Internal Routing

    EPISODE 191: The Hidden Costs of Internal Routing

    Internal routing does look cool, but does is equate progress and modernity? Well, if like me, you have been working on these bikes you may have been starting to think maybe not

    • 17 min
    EPISODE 193: Shimano Cranks. When is a recall not a recall?

    EPISODE 193: Shimano Cranks. When is a recall not a recall?

    The long overdue Shimano 11spd crank recall seems to be throwing up as many questions as it is answering. Is this a genuine recall, or an attempt to push as much of the responsibility elsewhere as possible?

    • 21 min
    EPISODE 192: Anthony Foy - The Cycle Tech Start Up

    EPISODE 192: Anthony Foy - The Cycle Tech Start Up

    Cycle Systems Academy Level 3 graduate, Anthony Foy has got years of experience as a product designer, and a hands on mechanic in the bike industry. Here about his new start up at the performance end of things here.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

KP Nutt ,

My go to for Bike Maintenance

I can’t recall how I found Sean’s podcast but after years of listening and becoming more involved with home maintenance, I signed up for the full 2 week course down at CSA HQ in Devon.
The podcast truly inspired me to take the cycle maintenance seriously and I am constantly learning new techniques and tips.
Well worth a listen if you want to get into the industry in any way.

Hinchy1401 ,

Techie - but not too techie

A podcast for people who like to fettle with bikes.

The world's most affable grumpy scotsman John and the equally affable (but not grumpy or Scottish) Sean are both ex bike mechanics who most definately still keep their hands in. Using amusing banter to open the eyes of the masses to all things bike tech.

So far, the show has been a primer on a broad range of topics, but most have been based around bicycles with drop handle bars. Hopefully more MTB related topics will follow.

Less in depth than the equally entertaining Bike Shop Show; Tech 5 is perfect for anyone wishing to dip a toe in the art and science of looking after bikes without worrying about the conversation going over their heads.

Simon S-D ,

Simply Excellent

This is a great show. These guys a) know what they're talking about b) are passionate about it. The content is superb, with excellent explanations and tech at every level. I also appreciate the unbiased (albeit personal) recommendations of good and bad equipment from people who have used it or seen it used. Delivery is relaxed and entertaining (and a little less self-conscious than the guys have become on their other shows since going 'commercial').

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