Bike Assembly

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If your mail-order bike arrives flat-packed in a box, we can help

Modern bikes are assembled on huge industrial mass-production lines and then boxed up and dispatched without even being adjusted or test-ridden. Someone else has to not only finish the assembly, but also grease the headset bearings, true the wheels and adjust the brakes and gears. Normally this would be the job of the bike shop, but when you buy a bike on the internet it misses out on this crucial stage of preparation and servicing, and simply arrives at your door in its factory box. In our experience, even websites that claim to check or adjust bikes before dispatch don't do a very thorough job, and certainly don't hand-finish the wheels or re-grease any bearings! So unfortunately, rarely is it enough to just attach the pedals and adjust the handlebars; the brakes may not be safe, and pretty quickly the bike will go out of tune if it's ridden.

 

We offer two levels of bike assembly:

 

£30 assembly and basic service: we fit the wheels, pedals, handlebars, saddle etc.; adjust and tune the gears and brakes; check and torque all nuts and bolts; inflate the tyres and do a full safety-check.

 

£60 disassembly and rebuild: in addition to the assembly and service above, we will also:

  • disassemble, lubricate and adjust front and rear wheel bearings to ensure smooth operation and longer life

  • remove, grease and refit bottom bracket and cranks to prevent corrosion and eliminate the possibility of them working loose

  • disassemble, lubricate and adjust headset bearings to ensure correct adjustment and longer life

  • retrue both wheels and hand-finish spoke tensions to provide wobble-free rims and safeguard against broken spokes (a real problem with factory-built wheels)

 

Just contact us to book yours in for assembly, and if you prefer we're happy for you to arrange for your new bike to be shipped straight to us from your supplier.




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