Stuart Barkley Cycles offer a professional, friendly and efficient cycle repair service. All of our staff are CYTECH qualified with a total of over 40 years experience between them and we are always happy to share our knowledge with you, especially if you bring cake!
We offer a free estimate service before we carry out any repairs and maintain contact throughout the repair so you don't have any surprises upon collection.We have an instant tube and tyre replacement service (may change during busy periods, or if I am having a brew). We always use a new inner tube rather than patching an old one because this is more reliable. We have an extensive list of fixed price options available, these include:
BASIC SERVICE £30 (Cable Brake) £35 (hydraulic Brake) This is a full safety check of your bicycle. Our cycle mechanics will check the operation of the brakes and gears and make any necessary adjustments. All moving parts of the bicycle are assessed for free movement and any excessive wear. The structural condition of the frame is checked over, and all nuts, bolts and wheels are checked for security.
FULL SERVICE £60.00 This includes all of the Basic Service above, plus: The drive train is de greased, cleaned and lubricated. The hubs, headset and bottom bracket are checked and adjusted as required. The wheels are checked for trueness and adjusted as necessary. We strip the headset, wheel hubs and bottom bracket, degrease and thoroughly clean contact surfaces. The seat pin, q/r skewers are cleaned /greased.
Please note the above are labour only, parts will be extra.
A Selection of Individual Repair Prices Tube fitting (each) £3.00Disc brake bleeding (each) £15.00Wheel True ( per wheel) £15.00 We can offer a custom wheel building service to suit every budget please call in to discuss your requirements.
For Suspension Forks and Rear Shocks please contact us for a price
If you are struggling with numbness or backache during your rides we have a Bike Fitting Service which can help pinpoint and alleviate these issues.
How often should i maintain my bicycle?
This depends on where you ride, what conditions you ride in and how much you ride. Here is a small list of things to do before and after every ride as a minimum, and a guide to how often your bike needs to visit our shop BEFORE EVERY RIDE
Check Tire Pressure
Check Shock Pressure
Check Fork Pressure
Inspect Tires For Cracks or Peeling
Check and Make Sure Brakes Are Operational
Check Critical Stem/Braking System Hardware/Bolts for Proper Torque
Check For Loose Parts and Make Sure Bike Does Not RATTLE
Check Chain for Tight Links or Potential Failure Points
AFTER EVERY RIDE
Inspect Tires Again
Clean Drivetrain of Sand and Grime
Clean Frame and Painted Areas of Sand, Grime
Re-lube chain properly and wipe off excess chain lube
SERVICE PERIODS We recommend a FULL SERVICE once a year on every bike. If you ride more you might need more than one service a year.
A BASIC SERVICE should always be considered every 6 months or so on a bike that is used and needs to be considered safe and reliable.
If you have premium equipment, a service is recommended more often to keep your bike and its gear in first class condition.
FEEL FREE TO CALL INTO THE SHOP TO DISCUSS YOUR REQUIREMENTS, IF IT'S A MYSTERY CLICK OR CLUNK OR JUST TO CHAT ABOUT THE LATEST UPGRADES AVAILABLE FOR YOUR BIKE PLEASE COME AND SEE US.