Bike Service

I offer three levels of bike service, a Basic service at £35 which is designed to get you back on the road with a bike which is safe, or as an annual MOT to  keep on top of rust, and wear and tear. The first thing I do is take the brake blocks or pads of the bike, and put them to one side. I then soak the bike in penetrating oil and then thicker oil to soak in through the penetrating oil. This is a great investment and will help prevent your bike rusting up, and becoming difficult or even impossible to work on or repair. I  check and adjust the wheel axles, the spokes are then tightened and the wheels trued straight, as best they can be, and the tyres pumped up to the correct pressure. The gears are set up and made to work accurately. The brake blocks/pads are  cleaned up, refitted and set up to work reliably. Then its a full safety check so everything is tight and set up ready for the test ride. This makes sure it works perfectly, and needs nothing else adjusting or fine tuning.

NOTE:  If I find any problems, I have a policy of ringing the customer first, to “sort out a plan” as opposed to turning up on your doorstep with a bill that’s going to leave you ‘surprised’!

The Interim service at £55 includes the above, plus I take out the wheel axles, crank bearings(bottom bracket) and steering bearings (headset) and seat post for re greasing. This is important for bikes that are used in all weathers, as rain etc washes out the grease leaving parts prone to rapid wear and tear or seizing up completely.

The Full service at £85 includes the above, plus replacing all the wiring with new stainless steel inners and new outers casings. This is a very good idea for bikes that still have the original wiring from new, as it is usually galvanised steel stuff that is prone to rusting up. When the bike is stripped down all the oily bits like the chain, cogs, rear derailleur etc, are  put through a parts cleaner, and scrubbed clean, and then blasted with compressed air to make them spotless and shiny. On rim brake bikes, the rims are scrubbed with steel wool to take all the ground in brake dust out of them, and on disc bikes, the rotors are removed and de greased. The wheel hubs and forks are cleaned, the bottom bracket threads are cleaned and re cut if needed, and the whole bike is rebuilt with fresh grease and anti-seize from the ground up. It will look like a new one!

NOTE: As the bike is completely stripped for an Interim or Full service, it is a good time to get things such as headsets, bottom brackets, hub parts, tyres, brake blocks, etc replaced, as it will incur LITTLE OR NO extra labour charges. Smooth move.

The price is inclusive of collection and delivery from a convenient location within the District of Lancaster and Morecambe. If you wish to use my services and live outside of the District then please get in touch and I will advise on any extra costs incurred due to travel.

Please note that Service prices do not include the cost of replacement parts if required.  I will advise and seek agreement from you prior to work being done if replacement parts are required.

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