Bike Servicing & Repairs

A bike just like any other machine with moving parts. In order for it to work efficiently it needs to be cared for and maintained on a regular basis. At VO Cycles we have a fully qualified road and mountain-bike mechanic trained to the highest industry standard for bike maintenance service (CYTECH 3).

You can be assured that your bike will be looked after when you have it serviced with us. The type of bike you ride and your usage will dictate the frequency of servicing, although an annual check over and service is best done at least annually. We recommend that before every ride you give your bike a visual check-over to make sure that there are no loose parts, frayed cables, splits in tyres or obstructions in the wheels.

If you are in any doubt or you feel the bike could do with a more stringent inspection and treatment, give us a call. Feel free to discuss your bike and what type of repair or service that your bike would benefit from.

For ease and simplicity there are 3 types of services available, but we will be happy to discuss an appropriate bespoke package aimed at your own situation.

Bronze Service £35

Great if your bike has been in the shed for a while or if you want peace of mind prior to a big ride or sportive. It includes all of the following:

  • Frame and forks checked for damage
  • Brakes adjusted
  • Gears adjusted
  • Bolts checked and tightened
  • Headset, bottom bracket, wheel bearings checked for free movement
  • Any further work recommended for the future

Silver Service £65

An mid-season service and great to have every 6 months or so. Including the following:

  • Includes all of the following:
  • Frame & forks wiped down and checked for alignment
  • Drive-train removed, de-greased, cleaned, checked for wear and re-lubricated
  • Headset checked for free movement and adjusted if required
  • Bottom Bracket checked for free movement and adjusted if required
  • Allen bolts checked and tightened to correct torque
  • External adjustment of all bearings
  • Lubrication of chain, mechs & cables
  • Adjustment of brakes and gears
  • Wheel hubs and rims checked for damage and wear and trued if required
  • Pump and inspect tyres for wear and tear
  • Safety check (all fittings / mudguards / racks etc. are securely fastened)
  • Brakes checked for effective operation and adjusted

(Does not include parts or servicing of suspension and hydraulic brakes)

Gold Service £95

The full service offers you a thorough overhaul, with the aim of restoring your bike to how it worked when it was brand new. It includes all of the following:

  • Bike stripped down to the frame, then cleaned and checked for alignment and damage. All threads cleaned and checked.
  • Hubs disassembled, cleaned, inspected, then rebuilt with fresh grease, refitted & checked for movement
  • Bottom Bracket removed, cleaned, inspected, then rebuilt with fresh grease, refitted & checked for movement
  • Headset removed, cleaned, inspected, then rebuilt with fresh grease, refitted & checked for movement
  • All other fittings removed, checked for wear, cleaned and re-lubricated replacing all cables and housings
  • Brake blocks / disc pads checked and replaced if required
  • Replacement of any other worn parts if required
  • Safety check (all fittings / mudguards / racks etc. are securely fastened)
  • Chain cleaned and lubricated, gears set up

(Does not include parts or servicing of suspension and hydraulic brakes)

 

Suspension Servicing

Fork or rear suspension charged according to external servicing agent + £30 handling fee for removal of unit, postage, refitting and adjustment.

General Maintenance

A wide range of maintenance jobs can also be carried out.  Consult VO Cycles for our competitive prices. 

  • Puncture repair
  • Replace chain and rear cassette
  • Gears/brakes adjustment
  • True wheel/build wheel
  • Fit new wheel, tube or tyre
  • Hydraulic brake bleeding and servicing

Book Your Service

If you are in any doubt or you feel the bike could do with a more stringent inspection and treatment, make a booking with us.  Feel free to give us a call and discuss your bike maintenance service and what type of repair or service that your bike would benefit from.  For ease and simplicity there are 3 types of services available, but we will be happy to discuss an appropriate bespoke package aimed at your requirements.