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Bike Servicing

When your bike comes to our workshop, we assess its condition and areas of concern. Once we have assessed and quoted your bike, we will contact you with these details. All this ensures your bike is repaired correctly and returned to you on time. If our mechanics find an unexpected problem or area of concern with your bike, we call you first before carrying out any extra expensive repairs.

We send an sms notification or phone call to keep you up to date at all the stages of the process, ensuring efficiency and saving you time and most importantly, keeping repairs within budget!

Marie and the team are all cyclists, who love riding their bikes.. We are happy to share our tips and tricks with you in order to help you enjoy your own cycling journey.

We have put together the following chart to help give you an idea of when and what kind of attention your bike may need. Drop in to see us if you think your bicycle requires some professional attention.

EVERY RIDE

  • Check tyre pressure and inflate to the recommended PSI located on tyres.
  • Check tyre tread for wear and debris such as glass or thorns which could cause a flat tyre at some stage.
  • Check that the quick releases on wheels are tight and that the wheels are secure in the bike frame.
  • Spin wheels to identify any buckles in the wheel. This may indicate your wheel needs to be trued.
  • Squeeze front and rear brakes to ensure they are engaging well and check the brake pads are in good condition. Brakes should be grabbing hold of the rim of the wheel not the tyre.
  • Check chain for lubrication. Apply specific bicycle lube if chain appears dry. Wipe down with clean dry rag first.
  • Ensure you have a spare tube, pump and tools on every ride to assist any issues that you may encounter on a ride.

MONTHLY

  • Clean and inspect bike by wiping down bike with soapy water if dirty. Look out for signs of wear such as cracks in the frame.
  • Check that spokes on wheels are not loose and that no spokes are missing off the wheels.
  • Wipe down chain and cassette with a clean dry rag and/or with a friendly degreaser and relubricate components.
  • Test the tightness of crank arms, pedals, chainring bolts, seat bolt, seatpost bolt, stem bolts and all accessory mount screws.
  • Lubricate brakes, derailleurs and clipless pedal pivot points. Also lubricate all cables to stop binding and check for cable fraying and rusting. Replace if necessary.
  • Check clipless pedals and cleats for loose screws and bolts and tighten if necessary.
  • Maintain and lubricate suspension components according to the owner’s manual.

SIX MONTHS

  • Clean and wax frame to protect paint. Inspect bike for cracks or damage in frame or fork.
  • Check and replace tires if needed. Check spares kit to ensure all repair equipment is present and in working order.
  • Check hubs, bottom bracket, headset, adjust and/or overhaul as needed.
  • Check all cables and housings for fraying, breaks, rust and corrosion and replace if necessary.
  • Check for worn brake pads and replace if needed.
  • Check for chain, cassette and chainring wear and replace or clean. Clean rear and front derailleurs as well.
  • Maintain and lubricate suspension components according to the owner’s manual.

YEARLY

  • Check all bearing systems, hubs, bottom bracket, headset and pedals. Adjust or overhaul headset as needed
  • Check all cables and housings for fraying, breaks, rust and corrosion and replace if necessary.
  • Check for worn brake pads and replace if needed.
  • Clean and inspect wheels for worn sidewalls or cracks.
  • Inspect hubs, bottom bracket, headset and adjust or overhaul if needed.
  • Overhaul pedals to check bearings and add new grease if required.
  • Maintain and lubricate suspension components according to the owner’s manual.
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