Bike Servicing and Maintenance
BIKE SERVICING AND MAINTENANCE
How To Keep Your Bike In Tip Top Condition
There is nothing worse than looking forward to a ride, getting out on your bike and then having to catch the train home due to a mechanical failure. Regular bike maintenance will go a long way to ensuring your bike won’t let you down and will keep you rolling for longer, safely and at optimum performance. Here at Cycle Surgery we offer a range of bike servicing options from basic check overs through to complete bike strip downs as well as specialist tuning services and general repairs.
Cytech Certified Mechanics
Rest assured that your beloved two wheeled steed is in safe hands and will be looked after by our skilled bike workshop mechanics who are Cytech Certified. Cytech is a world renowned bike technician training and accreditation scheme providing high class certification in a variety of bike mechanic skills from basic servicing through to fitting the very best in cycling technology.
How Often to Service Your Bike
Before you set off on any ride it’s best to give your bike a quick check over to make sure there aren’t any loose parts, frayed cables or splits in the tyres and that your gears and brakes are working well. You should also get your bike professionally serviced periodically to make sure everything is working efficiently and that there are no signs of breakages that may ruin future rides. We are often asked how often a bike should be serviced and this generally comes down to how often, how far and how aggressively you are riding. As a general rule of thumb though, we would recommend a full service at least once a year for a standard level of riding or our Ultimate Advantage total strip down bike service if you are putting lots of miles in.
Bike Servicing and Maintenance Options:
FREE VISUAL HEALTH CHECK
Bring your bike into any one of our stores and we will run a free visual health check to identify and potential problems you might have.
BIKE CHECK OVER AND TUNE
We’ll give your bike a basic check over to make sure all of the major components including your gears and brakes are working efficiently and performing at their best before you hit the road or trail.
This service includes:
- Inspection of the frame and forks for damage
- Brakes adjustment
- Gears adjustment
- Bolts checked and tightened
- Headset, bottom bracket and wheel bearings checked for free movement
- Recommendations for any future work
GENERAL BIKE SERVICE
Our general bike service includes a good clean of the bike, degreasing and re-alignment of your gears, brakes, frame and forks to make sure your bike keeps rolling on more efficiently and for longer.
This services includes:
- Frame and forks wiped down and alignment checked
- Wheels and drivetrain degreased and re-greased
- Brakes and gears cleaned and re-aligned
FULL BIKE SERVICE
Our full bike service is something we recommend you do at least once a year to help keep your bike working well and to help prevent any unforeseen breakages that may ruin your day’s riding.
This service includes:
- Drivetrain removed, cleaned, refitted and set up
- Wheels cleaned and trued, hubs adjusted for play if necessary
- Brakes cleaned and re-aligned
- Bottom bracket, headset and seatpost removed, checked and refitted with fresh grease
ULTIMATE ADVANTAGE BIKE SERVICE
If you are really putting in the miles and need a bike that you can rely on through and through, our Ultimate Advantage Bike Service includes a complete bike strip down and re-build.
This services includes everything in the Full Bike Service above plus:
- Hubs stripped down and rebuilt with fresh grease
- Full cables (inner and outer) fitted
- New bar tape fitted on road bikes
- Hydraulic brakes bled
SAME DAY SERVICING
We aim to offer same day bike services whenever possible, but if we do need to spend more time on your bike to make sure it’s ready to roll, we’ll give you a call to let you know. Please be aware that our bike workshops are busy hubs of activity so all bike services and maintenance must be booked in advance to avoid disappointment.
BIKE SUSPENSION SERVICE
Keep your suspension forks and rear shocks working at their best with regular servicing. We will remove your forks, send them away for servicing by an appropriate partner or manufacturer and refit them for you. This service is charged in line with the external servicing agent fee plus £30 for removal of unit, postage, refitting and adjustment.
GENERAL BIKE MAINTENANCE
As well as bike servicing, our Cytech mechanics can carry out a wide range of general bike maintenance jobs, no matter how big or small. From Gear Cable Fitting and Brake Bleeding to Headset Replacements and Pannier Rack fitting we’ll make sure your bike is ready for your next adventure whether it’s a commute to work, a leisurely ride in the hills or a grueling bike race.
Our Cytech trained mechanics are able to build bicycle wheels to fit your exact requirements. Standard wheel building prices are listed on the Workshop Services Price Guide, however prices may vary for specialist wheels (e.g. aero, downhill, BMX, Brompton etc.). Please Note - Additional labour will be charged for removal, fitting the wheel to the bike and any necessary brake and gear adjustment. Wheels built involving custom spoke cutting are priced by arrangement.
BIKE SERVICING AND REPAIR:
We offer basic bike servicing from as little as £30 and general parts fitting from £15. Check out our Bike Workshop Price Guide for more information.
Our bike workshops are a bit limited on space so we kindly ask you to collect your bike on the day that the service or repair is completed. Alternatively you can pay a storage charge of £10 per day, calculated from the day of repair to the day of collection.
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