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Neil Hobbs

Neil Hobbs Known as Obbsie, has been in the cycle industry in Oxford and the surrounding area sinc leaving school, and has raced regularly in both cyclocross and time trials. He started his wheel-building journey back in 1990 building mainly 26x 1 3/8 steel wheels on Sturmey archer hubs for a fleet of 250 hire bikes. He moved on to high-end performance wheels, and on becoming a Campagnolo main dealer he mainly used Campagnolo hubs on Mavic or Assos rims.

He still has the first set of time trial wheels he built for himself in 1992 and they are still running true as good as the day he built them. Mid 90's MTB customers wanted snowflake wheels, so he built a fair few of those too, "good fun trying new things" he says. He passed ATG advanced wheel building Level 3 in 2005 and has built wheels for bikes that have gone around the world fully laden, racing tandems, downhill MTBs, top-level road and time trial bikes, track bikes, and retro classics. He loves nothing more than to be sat at the truing stand building a set of wheels.



TY Cycles provides professional bike sales and workshop services to Chipping Norton and the surrounding area. The TY Cycles team now includes Neil's brother Rob along with a passionate staff offering a great range of new bikes available to buy instore, with a large fleet of hire bikes they deliver across the Cotswolds to tourists wanting to explore the quaint Cotswold villages by bike. Their highly-skilled workshop mechanics are always busy servicing and building stock and custom bikes along with those quick repairs that keep customers out there enjoying their cycling to the full!


Being based in Chipping Norton their shop offers a great service to local the local community "We take a lot of pride in our work and offer a friendly face-to-face and online service to all cyclists of all levels" Contact them if you have any queries, they will be delighted to help you.

Units 39 & 40,
The Spinney,
Elmsfield Industrial Estate, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire,




Locate: TY Cycles

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