looking for good bicycle repair shop in London

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by ray-ez, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. ray-ez

    ray-ez New Member

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    Hi,

    I'm looking for a good, reasonably priced bicycle repair shop (aren't we all?!) in London (preferably in South London, I live & work between SE5 & SW18)? Can anyone recommend one?

    I'm looking for either a complete service, or perhaps just a chain & cassette replacement. Evans charge £50 plus parts for a complete service, so I thought of going to a LBS, but I'd like to go to one that has been recommended, as they probably vary greatly in quality & price.

    Thanks if you can help,
    Ray
     
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  2. Don Shipp

    Don Shipp New Member

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    FW Evans is as good as any and now has branches all over the place. The original shop near Waterloo Station is still there, is this Sarf enuff for ya?
     
  3. ray-ez

    ray-ez New Member

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    Cheers, deffo sahf enuff for me. Have you used them? How do you think they're prices compare to LBSs?
     
  4. Don Shipp

    Don Shipp New Member

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    I do use Evans for service and quality but I won't pretend they're cheap. They offer discounts to CTC and other official cycling groups, and have sales, offers and bargain bins so you can be lucky sometimes.
    To save money use a mail-order company like Spa or internet like wiggle.com
     
  5. matt23

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    This is late I know but... I'd go to South Bank Cycles on Wandsworth road SW8, the guys there are friendly and will almost certainly do a deal that will match or beat any cycle shop (even Brixton Cycles up the road).
    :)
     
  6. lwedge

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    Here's one in the (almost) South for you. :D

    The Bike Shop
    1109 N. Main Street
    London, Kentucky 40741
    606.877.2453

    http://www.the-bike-shop.com/contact.htm

    :D ;) :D


    Lw
     
  7. exmonkey

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    I have used Evans in the past - but they are pretty expensive....

    When I can deal with the problems myself, I now take my bike to The Bike Shop, Lee High Road, SE13 (near lewisham) - 02088526680

    They're pretty good, and not too costly.

    Marc
     
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