This course is all about building confidence in exploring further on your bike.
We go through pre ride safety and comfort checks along with regular service tips to give you peace of mind that your bike is ready for action.
After that, we run through a series of common road and trail side fixes that will get you riding again. We will help with tool and spares you may want to carry, and some tips to get you out of even the most catastrophic problems.
This will include things like:
The course will generally start at 9:30 am, at lunch time there will be some time to practice and fettle with the skills you learnt in the morning. In the afternoon we put the bikes on the turbo trainers and will run through adjustments you can make to your riding position to be more comfortable. We aim to wrap things up around 3pm
We will launch a series of dates for these soon, but for now please simply get in touch with some ideas of suitable dates. We need a minimum of 2 people to run this course, and a maximum of 4.
£15.00 GBP £15.00 GBP
Treat you and your bike to a full deep clean and fresh lube. Perfect for; looking pro, preserving your bike, and avoiding that 4th Cat Tat on your right calf.
To complete the 'as new' pro feeling, add new bar tape or gear inner cables as an optional extra. We fit a standard black tape worth about £10. You can also choose something more colourful or comfortable and bring it with you, or shop from our selection of Fabric bar tapes.View full product details
£18.00 GBP £18.00 GBP
Our Independant workshop exists only to repair and service bikes. We don't rely on selling parts to run our business. We encourage you to find great deals online for your parts or upgrades, and leave us to fit them professionally and safely. We can of course do this for you, and we promise to price match an in stock UK price.
We offer a range of off the shelf services, or can quote for any job you have in mind. Use these options as a guide of what to expect for your service investment
We will ensure these new parts are set up and adjusted correctly. This can also include setting up tubeless tyres and glueing tubular tyres. If more than 2 consumables need replacing we will recommend our next service level up and ensure your bike leaves us roadworthy and reliable.
We will ensure these new parts are set up and adjusted correctly. We can source parts for you via Lakes Cycles, or you shop online for a bargain and deliver the parts to us directly. Just ask if you need help with part numbers and dimensions.
A great option for a tune up, lube and safety check.
We will run through a full 'M-Check' with you and highlight any work we think needs doing. If a lot of work is required it may be worth going straight to a full service.
This is also a great option for building a bike that may have been purchased online, or for checking over a 2nd hand purchace, giving you peace of mind that it is roadworthy and safe.
For high performance bikes we recommended this service once a year. We strip both frame and wheels for a thorough clean and degrease. When we reassemble your bike we will fit fresh gear and brake cables included in the price (you can choose to upgrade to high performance cables if you choose). This service leaves your bike looking and feeling like new and includes everything below:
Parts at extra cost if needed. We are happy to price match, or let you source your own parts. This service does not include frame pivot bolts, suspension servicing or wheel building from scratch.
We can adjust the cost of this service to suit the parts on your bike, for instance you may not run tubeless tyres, or your wheels might be brand new and not in need of a service.
For Hardtail Mountain Bikes just add a suspension fork service to the 'Full Service' option.
£40.00 GBP £40.00 GBP
Keeping good care of your Shocks and Forks can prevent costly repairs and keep your ride smooth and your confidence high. Our suspension service options are to help you keep up with preventative and performance maintenance in a more cost effective way.
Level 1 - A lower leg clean and lube service. The lower legs are removed, the wiper seals, and the lubrication oil is replaced. We remove and clean out adjustment dials and lock outs too. Perfect if you ride in muddy conditions a lot, and crave top performance for every ride.
Level 2 - A more involved service that includes everything in level 1, but also inspects parts, replaces seals and lubricates the moving parts in the upper legs of the fork. Oil in damper units will be replaced and bled. Air spring piston seals replaced and lubricated. This is the same as a recommended annual service.
Level 3 - For when a service inspection reveals damage that we are unable to fix without specialist tools and parts from the manufacturer. We will always call you to talk through options before proceeding, but this will likely involve sending your forks away to a suspension specialist. (price will be as quoted)
Rear Shock - Air can removed, seals replaced and lubricated. Damper bled if applicable. Bushings can also be replaced if required.
You love working on your own bike, we get that, we do too. It's even more fun when you have a workshop to hand with all the tools and little bits and pieces you need to get the job done. Plus, there is a friendly mechanic just next door who can keep you straight and maybe prevent any mistakes.
For an hour booking, which you can make with your membership you will have a workstand all to yourself, and a high quality selection of all the most common tools.
Any other tool you can borrow except for bleed kits and frame taps.
Use of the Rozone eco parts washer for an additional fee of just £10.
Consumable parts like inner cables, end caps, brake pads, etc can all be purchased on site meaning that you will be able to complete any task you set out to do.
For a full service or complete bike build you should probably allow 3-4 hours.
To build a bike from a box as supplied from an internet purchase you should allow about an hour.
If you would like us to conduct a full safety check of your work, we can run through a PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection) for an additional £10. Otherwise we cannot take any responsibility or liability for the safety or condition of your bicycle.
Please note, that due to the extra risks involved in servicing suspension, seatposts and hydraulic disc brakes we insist that this work is carried out by our own mechanics. We will quote a price for this type of work as required.