The first fixed gear web store in the UK!
HUBJUB was launched in 2003 to meet the needs of the UK's growing fixed gear community. "In those days it was hard to source any US or Japanese kit apart from MTB or roadie 27spd stuff," said founder Will Meister. "We filled an obvious gap in the market." Building on an initial purchase of £1500 stock, the business ran from a bedroom until the fixed gear boom that kicked off in 2007 prompted a move to an industrial estate and the hire of support staff.
Over the years to come, HUBJUB would stay true to its niche heritage, acquiring a reputation as the place to go for specialist custom orders, especially of NJS keirin racer kit and the Phil Wood range of hubs and bottom brackets. Sadly towards the end of the noughties rapacious commercialisation of the fixed wheel bicycle market occurred which turned into a glut when those who were simply followers of fashion moved on. Hubjub was almost a victim of the bloodbath which followed but luckily in 2012 found a new home with Heart of Wales Bikes. Here it continued to serve (as it always did) the discerning touring rider and vintage bike enthusiast just as much as our core "track-bike-for-the-road" customer base.
At the beginning of 2018 Hubjub was on the move again, this time to the cycling Mecca of North Yorkshire. Still owned and run by real cyclists and still doing our best to stay true to the “fixed” values of simplicity, aesthetics and fun. We’ve got lots of cool things planned for the next stage of the journey but as always we’re always open to new ideas. So if there’s something you’d see on the site, a hard to find product or brand you like to get hold of, or information you need, then get in touch and we’ll see what we can do.
How we do business
Hubjub is still a small operation and we all ride "proper" bikes: steel framed, most with fixed drivechain, some (whisper it) with manageable simple gearing. So we can mostly advise from experience what you need to make your bike work!
We sell stuff over the website because that is what many of our customers are used to. But we are also nice chatty people and we like to hear what our customers are up to so feel free to call or email, of course the other advantage of discussing your purchase is that it often also saves the inconvenience of having to make returns!
Hubjub is now more than 15 years old - and many of our first customers are still with us! For many riders who live where there is no singlespeed cycling community, we are their local bike shop. Enjoy the Ride!