Jump to content

Where to have bicycle fixed?

Recommended Posts

I have a hybrid Carrera Bicycle, nothing fancy, pretty standard bike, but the brakes don't work and has quite a rusty chain beyond lubrication. I wouldn't fancy doing this myself so could anyone recommend somewhere to take it that won't cost the earth?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Always did my own repairs in my cycling days, but anything I didn't have the tools for, or was beyond my abilities, I always went to jf Wilson on city road

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use Bike Rehab next to Devonshire Green. They are reasonably priced and give good service.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bike Rehab are rebuilding a wheel for me soon and a very reasonable price compared to other shops (28 quid plus new spokes if needed)

 

Very popular at the moment. Its fully booked up until early June. I've heard a lot of positive comments about them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bike Rehab are rebuilding a wheel for me soon and a very reasonable price compared to other shops (28 quid plus new spokes if needed)

 

Very popular at the moment. Its fully booked up until early June. I've heard a lot of positive comments about them.

 

I had a couple of wheels rebuilt by Ed at Vernon Barker a couple of years ago. Very good job. I had tandem spokes which help on a 32 hole wheel. I much prefer 36H.

 

I guess it depends on how quickly you need your bike fixing?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wheels on my summer bike built by Vernons and lovely they are to. They also restored my vintage Claud Butler (if you can call 1980 vintage)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Brakes are pretty straight forward. More than likely just need new cables (presuming they’re not hydraulic) and maybe a bit of oil on any moving parts, a simple DIY fix.

Chain again is a simple DIY job with the right tools. A chain link extractor would cost you less than what it’d cost for someone to repair it.

Plenty of how-to YouTube videos to reference to if you’re stuck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the suggestions everyone.

 

---------- Post added 26-05-2018 at 16:48 ----------

 

Everyone is making recomendations,

 

first question though should be.

 

which part of sheffield do you live in. there are lots of bike shops scattered around sheff. no point in sending you miles if theres one closer

 

I'm in S6.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thanks for the suggestions everyone.

 

---------- Post added 26-05-2018 at 16:48 ----------

 

 

I'm in S6.

 

Has to be Butterworths then. Don't expect an email response, phone them or pop in.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

J.E. James Supply Carrera Bikes. They repair them too..:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.

X