When it comes to repairing your bike, we have as much interest in maintaining new bikes as we do in the old ones. We have a wide variety of customers coming through our doors, and we relish the challenge of catering for all types of cyclist whether you’re an everyday commuter, a road racer, a weekend off-road adventurer, or a fixed-wheel fashionista. No job is too big or too small, and every repair is carried out to the highest possible standard. Please peruse our workshop pricelist, or alternatively swing by or call up to ask us a question; it costs nothing for us to look over your bike, and to let you know of any potential problems.


SERVICING YOU SAY? WHY, WHAT & WHEN?

Why?
If you’re commuting daily by bike, it’s pretty safe to say that you’d like your bike to be as reliable as possible. Regular servicing and maintenance of said bike will save you no end of hassle in the long run, but most importantly, will provide you with a dependable steed which will make your commute just that bit smoother and more enjoyable. Even if you’re not a regular commuter, it’s still a good idea to make sure your bike is checked every once in a while for wear and tear. There are small measures you can undertake yourself to keep wear to a minimum, like making sure brake pads are replaced when they’re worn very low, and keeping your chain cleanish and lubricated.
What?
While undertaking a service, we check and adjust everything necessary to keep your bike running smoothly. The level of service will depend primarily on the condition of your bike, although the ‘Standard’ service is usually sufficient. Some people like to keep their bike in absolute tip-top condition, so may choose to go for a higher spec service that includes replacing a whole bunch of parts, or even a complete strip down and re-build. We will always do our best to recommend the best service for you, especially if there’s a specific budget in mind. We don’t work on commission or anything like that here, so rest assured that we only have your best interest in mind.
When?
A daily commuter should really be expecting to get their bike serviced at least twice a year, with one of those services possibly including things like replacing the cassette and chain, or other wearing parts, like brake pads, cables and tyres. Occasional commuters should really get their bike checked at least once a year. Obviously, the amount of wear and abuse your bike will undergo will depend largely on the amount of miles you’re doing, as well as the state of the weather, or indeed, the time of year. You’re always more than welcome to swing by the shop at any time, just to ask us to cast our eye over your bike and when we think your bike might be due a service, or to check the condition of any parts.



SERVICING

  • Frame & forks wiped down, checked for damage and alignment
  • Brake pads adjusted or replaced where necessary (plus cost of parts)
  • Gears adjusted
  • Both wheels trued and spokes retensioned
  • Tyres checked for wear and inflated to correct pressure
  • All cables lubed and adjusted
  • Headset and Bottom Bracket checked for effective movement and adjusted

  • Frame & forks wiped down, checked for damage and alignment
  • Complete drivetrain strip,clean and refit (chainset, cassette, chain, pedals, wheels and both derailleurs)
  • Brake pads adjusted or replaced where necessary (plus cost of parts)
  • Gears adjusted
  • Both wheels trued and spokes retensioned
  • Tyres checked for wear and inflated to correct pressure
  • All cables lubed and adjusted
  • Headset and Bottom Bracket checked for effective movement and adjusted

  • Bike completely stripped down, frame & forks wiped down, checked for damage and alignment
  • Complete drivetrain strip, clean and refit (chainset, cassette, chain, pedals, wheels and both derailleurs)
  • Brake pads adjusted or replaced where necessary (plus cost of parts)
  • Gears adjusted
  • Both hubs serviced with new bearings where necessary
  • Both wheels trued and spokes retensioned
  • Check for wear/damage to rim and hub
  • Tyres checked for wear and inflated to correct pressure
  • All cables lubed and adjusted
  • Headset and bottom bracket stripped and cleaned with new bearings where necessary

  • Full transmission clean using pro parts washer £30
  • Building up a boxed bike £40
  • Set up assembled bike £30
  • Box up a bike for travel £30
  • Bike Build: Single speed / fixed wheel bike £80
  • Frame Swap: Single speed / fixed wheel bike £100
  • Bike Build: Geared bike with cable brakes £100
  • Frame Swap: Geared bike with cable brakes £120
  • Bike Build: Geared bike with hydraulic brakes £120
  • Frame Swap: Geared bike with hydraulic brakes £140

GENERAL MAINTENANCE


Wheels

  • Tube replacement £10 (plus cost of tube)
  • Tube replacement, rear w/ hub gears £15 (plus cost of tube)
  • Tube replacement, rear w/ enclosed chain £20 (plus cost of tube)
  • True and retension wheel up to £15 (plus £1 per spoke where necessary)
  • Cone adjustment £10 front / £15 rear
  • Hub servicing £15 front / £20 rear (including bearings)
  • Fit complete new wheel £10 front / £15 rear (plus parts, inc. adjustment of brake)

Brakes

  • Adjustment (front and rear) from £10 (plus parts)
  • New cable (inner and outer) £15 per brake
  • Hydraulic rim brake bleed £20 per brake
  • Hydraulic disc brake bleed £25 per brake

Gears

  • Adjustment (front and rear) from £10 (plus parts)
  • New cable (inner and outer) £15
  • Shifter fit £15 (plus parts)
  • Derailleur fit £15 (plus parts)

Transmission

  • Chain and cassette fit £20 (plus parts, includes adjustment of gears)
  • Chainset fit £15 (plus parts)
  • Bottom bracket fit £20 (plus parts)
  • BB fit plus re-threading and facing £30 (plus parts)

Front End

  • Headset fit £20 (plus parts)
  • Headset fit plus facing head tube £30 (plus parts)
  • Fork fit £25 (includes adjustment of brake)
  • Fork fit w/ disc brake £30 (includes adjustment of brake)
  • Handlebar fit £10
  • Handlebar tape wrapping £10 (plus parts)
  • Handlebar shortening £10

Miscellaneous

  • Pannier rack fitting £10
  • Full length mudguards fitting £15
  • Insurance valuation (includes printout) £15

SPECIALIST JOBS


Wheel Building

  • Labour charge for standard lacing £25
  • Dismantle old wheel to re-use old rim and/or hub £10

Spoke prices will depend on options i.e. silver or black spoke, and plain gauge or double butted. Typically, a set of spokes will cost around £20-30 per wheel.
Non-standard lacing patterns are available on request e.g. snowflake, Spanish, crows foot etc P.O.A.
Also, unusual spoke lengths can be cut to length in store.


Frame / Fork Preparation

  • Fork re-threading £15 for first inch (£10 for each inch thereafter)
  • Fork crown race facing £20
  • Head tube facing £20
  • Bottom bracket shell facing £20
  • Bottom bracket shell re-threading/chasing £15
  • Seat tube reaming £15
  • Gear hanger alignment £10

Suspension

Although we don’t have facilities in store to service suspension systems, we can safely remove the forks and/or rear shock and get them sent off to a specialist servicing company. Once the item is returned to us, we can reassemble the bike, making any necessary adjustments to get you back on the road again.


Re-Sprays

Whether you have just a frame or a complete bike to be re-sprayed, we can arrange this for you. In the case that you bring us a complete bike, we can put together a quote for disassembling and reassembling your bike before and after the re-spray, as well as organising transport for your frame to and from the sprayers. Just about anything is possible here in terms of colours, fades, detailing etc. We can even arrange chroming and copper plating for you, plus we have numerous sources for old or new decals.