Repairs

Repairs

We undertake all repair work including frame repairs and modifications on steel, such as fitting disc mounts and replacing dropouts – the frame jig is in the basement!

We carry out routine servicing, restoration, wheel building, disc brake and suspension fork overhaul.

We are happy to advise on improvements to any bike – from a high roller to a midnight special.
Sometimes a single item is holding a bike back – especially tyres, forks, bars, even the saddle…

We have a lot of parts for and knowledge about older quality bikes, as well as huge amounts of stock for current stuff from tourney up to Ultegra and XT, some SRAM and Campy, and a whole lot of other parts we don’t see much of.

We usually take the view that everything can be repaired. Unfortunately, on a low value bike, that sometimes means that something else will break almost immediately once one part is fixed. This can ruin the economy of repairing, but this problem can usually be traced back to the low quality of the machine in the first place. Those bikes that cost well under £200 when new are often the most expensive to ride, although we did lately have a bike whose racing groupset needed £300 of parts due to winter wear through only a few thousand miles of riding. I think the lesson is that it’s best to avoid salted roads with record and dura-ace.

Prices listed below are indicative – we may charge less if the job is unusually straightforward, and may charge more if it involves several members of staff, unusual tools, specialist safety equipment, dirty wheels and transmission, loud noises or the risk of personal injury.

 

 

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