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Workshop Prices

 

We are a walk-in bicycle repair workshop concentrating on quality of workmanship.

Our engineering background
enables us to fix your bike
rather than routinely fit
new parts.

Our workshop is probably the best-equipped in Leeds - we can undertake almost any kind of work.

You can participate in the diagnostic assessment of your bike to help you make informed decisions re repairs, servicing and upgrades.

Re-Cycle Engineering Tools

Punctures
fixed whilst
you wait.

All our works are test-ridden (often twice) for your safety, peace of mind and assuredness.

We are conscious of the fact that
we you will be on a budget and therefore aim to give you range
of price options to suit.

If you have any problems with our work, just bring your bike back to us - we'll sort it!

 


 

NO SERVICE CHARGES!!!

 

Unlike other shops we don't have fixed service charges - we only charge for the jobs which need doing and have been authorised by yourself! Your bike will have its own and particular maintenance needs.

 

Some shops will charge you (say) £30 for a "Basic Service" to do a few basic checks and change the brake blocks. They may then tell you that there are other essential works which need doing. Some customers may feel obliged to have these other works done whilst their bike is at that shop. If the "basic service" components didn't need changing, then the value of those products (could and) should have been spent on the essential works.

 

Changing components unnecessarily is a way of quickly parting you from your money and further degrading our environment!

 


 

Parts & Labour charges quoted below are typical examples and for parts & accessories bought from us.


Please allow for variations in designs, technical complexity, seized components and price fluctuations.

 

Updated: 2010-10-26

 

Item:

Parts

from
£:

Labour
from
£:

For:

Notes:

Accident Assessment and
Report

n/a

35.00

Post-accident assessment and
report.

We check over 50 items (e.g. frame alignment, spokes, tyres, wheels, every link in the chain, every tooth on each cog, brakes & gears, etc.). Most insurance companies will need an independent assessment for a claim. We will only provide an objective and independent analysis of out findings. Please do not ride your bike until the assessment has been completed. For those who may want help in making a claim, we have access to a group of solicitors who only deal in cycle-related claims.

Assemble - from box

n/a

40.00

Built, set AND 1st full service.

Full build - check all nuts & bolts, bearings, spokes, tyres, true wheels, every link in the chain, every tooth on each cog, set brakes & gears AND includes a full service after your first 20 to 40 hours of riding or 1 month (whichever is sooner). Children's bikes/BMXs and single-speed are charged from £30. A deduction £10.00 will be made for bikes bought from us.

Assemble - from frame

n/a

60.00

Fitting and setting of all necessary
components AND 1st service.

For those wanting a bespoken, individual and unique machine. Check out our prices after you've window-shopped elsewhere and before you've paid for anything! Also includes a full service after your first 100 miles or within a month  (whichever is sooner).

Basket - new

14.00

4.00

Front (hang-on) or rear
basket and secure ('zip'-
tied to frame and
handlebars.

Always handy for keeping an eye on goods (handbags, shopping etc.). Although the baskets are on a quick-release system, most people want these to be secured (so as to avoid their theft).

Bell - new

2.50

Free

Fitting.

A must-have safety item (pedestrians appreciate them).

Bikeability Preparedness

n/a

25.00

Bikeability Test preparedness.

Ideal for children's' bikes in readiness for their test. Check all nuts & bolts, spokes, tyres, true wheels, every link in the chain, every tooth on each cog, brakes & gears. Brakes are set for the smaller hands.

Bottom bracket (the
bearings and spindle
between the pedal arms)
- new

6.00

15.00

Removal of old & fitting of
new.

Where possible, our minimum quality bottom bracket is a Shimano UN54 for £20 (rrp. £25). A cheaper alternative is the Shimano UN26 for £14 (only comes in limited sizes). Fitted using anti-seize  grease to avoid future seizure.

Bottom bracket - removal

n/a

5.00

Removal only.

Occasionally, this component becomes seized due to improper fitting. We are probably the only cycle workshops in Leeds who will, not only attempt to remove this item, but succeed 99% of the time! Price may vary depending on the technique required. This procedure will save your bike/frame and make future removal cheap.

Brake - disc pads - new

10.00

6.00

Front or rear.

Huge range of models available.

Brake (hydraulic)
- bleed

1.00

14.00

Front or rear.

Complete replacement of relevant fluid.

Brake (hydraulic) - hose
- new

12.00

18.00

Front or rear.

Hose, olives , fitting and bleeding.

Brake (hydraulic) - hose
- shorten

4.00

18.00

Front or rear.

New olives/fittings and hydraulic fluid.

Brake blocks/pads - new

3.50

4.00

Fitting per front or rear and
minor truing of wheel.

Your wheel may need to be trued for effective braking.

Brake cable - new

4.00

5.00

Fitting of both inner & outer
cabling & setting per front or
rear.

A range of inner cables is available (Shimano/Campagnolo, galvanised/Teflon/stainless steel) for road and MTB. Outer cabling is available in black, white, grey, pink, green, red or silver.

Brake service

n/a

8.00

Fitting and servicing front or
rear.

For effective and efficient operation, the brake callipers occasionally need to be serviced (i.e. removed, complete disassembled, degreased, cleaned, lubricated, reassembled and set).

Cassette - new (rear cogs)

14.00

5.00

Fit and set rear gears.

A (part) worn cassette will often require the replacement of the chain and/or chainset. Rear gears are also set

Chain (1/8") - new

5.00

6.00

Cutting to length, fitting to
correct tension.

Usually used on BMXs, fixed/single gear and older wheeled bikes. Chain tension is also optimised.

Chain (3/32") - new

10.00

5.00

Cutting to correct length,
fitting and set gears.

Note that a worn chain will often require the replacement of the cassette/freewheel and/or chainset/chainring(s). Rear gears are also set.

Chain (9/10/11spd) - new

16.00

5.00

Cutting to correct length,
fitting ands set gears.

Note that a worn chain will often require the replacement of the cassette/freewheel and/or chainset/chainring(s). Rear gears are also set.

Chainring - new

5.00

9.00

Fitting.

A huge range of sizes in stock.

Chainset/Crankset - new
(front cogs)

6.00

12.00

Clean, fit and set the front
derailleur

'Any old' chainset will not do or fit - we will advise as to size, teeth numbers, crank lengths, profile, etc. Each bike/transmission system will need its own range of compatible products.

Child seats - new

20.00

8.00

Fitting

A range of top tube and rack-mounted models are available. A demonstration will be given after fitting.

Clean

1.00

9.00

Bike.

Full bike clean using an environmentally-friendly 'MultiClean' in our purpose-built cleaning station, hand-drying and transmission lubrication. Sometimes we will insist on cleaning a bike if it is particularly dirty/greasy or required for diagnosis and/or effective working.

Clean and degrease
individual transmission
components and bike

3.00

27.00

Bike and transmission.

As above but each component (front derailleur, rear derailleur, chain, cassette/freewheel and chainset) is cleaned individually.

Clean and transmission
degrease clean and bike

2.00

23.00

Bike and transmission.

As above with full transmission (i.e. front & rear derailleur, chain, chainset and cassette/freewheel) degreasing, cleaning and re-lubrication.

Computer/Speedometer
- new

6.00

8.00

Fitting and setting.

For keeping a track of your speed, distance, etc.

Data-Tag Electronic
Security OEM

25.00

Free

Fitting within the frame and
registering.

Datatag is a very simple idea -€“ it makes your vehicles and property identifiable to the Police in such a way that is extremely difficult for the thief to overcome, and so the risk level becomes unacceptably high. Datatag has made a major impact on reducing theft and has 100% successful prosecution rate. Datatag is Thatcham Q Listed and is the winner of the International Frontline Award for Security. Datatag offers a multi-layer approach to identification that makes life difficult for even professional thieves! The kit is simple to fit and includes both visible and hidden identifiers including a Datatag transponder that gives your bike a unique electronic finger print. Importantly Datatag works with the Police to back up the product and provides free scanning equipment, database access on a 24/7 basis as well as technical training. Owners of Datatagged cycles also benefit from reduced premiums from the major insurers. See their website here (http://www.datatag.co.uk/).

Derailleur - front - new

10.00

8.00

Fitting.

Available in varying seat tube sizes, seat tube angle, and speeds (double/triple). Often requires new gear cabling.

Derailleur - rear - new

12.00

8.00

Fitting and setting.

A new (inner & outer) gear cabling is often required.

Forks - new

12.00

18.00

Fitting (brakes refitted & set).

Price of forks will vary depending on sizes (20" to 700C) and types (rigid/suspension). Each is cut to the customer's specification (A-Head forks may need additional spacers).

Forks - suspension service

n/a

20.00

Suspension service.

High quality suspension forks should only be serviced by the appropriate Service Centre (which we can arrange at a trade-discounted rate). Disassembly and assembly is charged @ £15.00.

Freehub body - new

12.00

16.00

Fitting.

The whole of the rear wheel axle needs to be disassembled - we'll also service the hub (new bearings) in this price.

Freewheel (multiple rear
cogs) - new

15.00

5.00

Fitting.

The rear derailleur is also set.

Freewheel (single rear
cogs, e.g. BMX) - new

8.00

5.00

Fitting.

The chain tension is also set. Both 1/8" and 3.32" available

Full Check

n/a

20.00

Full check.

Unlike the larger chain shops who claim to carry out a full safety check, we actually do! Ideal for new & used bought bicycles and for annual checks. We check EVERY nut & bolt, all bearings, spokes, tyres, wheels, every link in the chain, every tooth on each cog, frames, brakes & gears.

Gear cable - new

4.00

6.00

Fitting of inner & outer cabling
and setting per front or rear.

A range of cables are available (Shimano/Campagnolo, galvanised/Teflon/stainless steel). Outer cabling in available in black, grey, white or silver.

Gear shifters - new

5.00

5.00

Fitting and setting.

As ever, a full range of styles and types. Note: a new inner and out gear cable is usually needed and recommended.

Handlebar stems - new

8.00

5.00

Fitting and aligning.

We have, probably, the largest range of parts to suit your needs for reach and height. Stem extenders (to raise the handlebars even higher) are also available.

Handlebar tape - new

9.00

10.00

Fitting.

This is a lengthy and detailed procedure. We use double-sided tape to secure and keep in place the bar tape.

Handlebars - conversion

30.00

20.00

Fitting of handlebars,
brake/gear levers & relevant
cabling and setting.

Never a cheap option - usually needs a new handlebar, brake levers & cable, and gear shifters & cables.

Handlebars - new

5.00

10.00

Fitting.

A huge range of handlebars is available.

Handlebars - shortening

n/a

10.00

Shortening.

Cut down to your requirements.

Headset (the bearings between the forks and the frame) - adjustment

n/a

4.00

Adjustment to take up
wear'n'tear.

An essential maintenance job to increase the longevity of this major bearing.

Headset - new

6.00

12.00

Fitting.

A large range of prices and types (1", 1 1/8", threaded & threadless) are always available.

Headset - service/new
bearings

3.00

12.00

Clean, replace bearing, lubricate,
set, fit forks, fit
wheel and fit brakes.

If the headset isn't worn, it may be possible to replace just the bearings rather than the whole unit.

Inner tube - new

3.00

3.50
and
4.50

Fitting - front
and
fitting - rear.

We only use good quality tubes (rrp £6.00). Available in Presta, Schrader (Auto) and Woods valves. Long valves for deep section are also available. Puncture- resistant and 'slime'-filled tubes are also available. Pram and wheelchair tubes are also stocked.

Lights - new

6.00

Free

Per light.

Huge range of front and/or rear lights in stock. Dynamo systems also available.

Lock - new

4.00

3.00

Per lock.

Vast range of locks always available. Emphasis is placed on, and encouraged, on 'Sold Secure'-rated locks (approved by the insurance industry, The Home Office, The Police and The Master Locksmiths Association).

Mudguards - new

8.00

5.00

Per pair.

Mudguards (20" to 700C). We recycle the nuts & bolts which come with the mudguards and instead, use our stainless steel & high-tensile nuts ((Nyloc), washers and bolts. We also secure the fittings so that they wont loosen with road vibrations.

Many other varieties of mudguards available.

Pannier Bags - new

10.00

Free

Per pair.

From £10 to £80 per set. Saddlebags, handlebar bags, waterproof, laptop, attaché and security boxes also available.

Pedals - new

5.00

5.00

Per pair.

Fitted using anti-seize grease to avoid future seizure. Range of sizes, style and qualities always in stock.

Rack (car) - new

45.00

5.00

Per rack.

We only use the highest quality, legal and 6-point fitting racks.

Rack (pannier) - new

11.00

8.00

Per rack.

Fitted using our own high-tensile stainless-steel bolts, washers, locknuts and lock-washers. Suspension forks and frames without suitable lugs are also caterer for.

Saddle - new

7.00

3.00

Fitting.

Your bum will tell you what's good for it. Women-specific (i.e. due to pelvic bones' dimensions) saddles always in stock.

Seatpost - new

8.00

4.00

Fitting.

Seatpost vary in diameter by increments of 0.2mm. Not only do we stock all the widths, but also many lengths and saddle fitting brackets. Fitted using anti-seize grease to avoid future seizure.

Seatpost - removal

n/a

5.00

Removal only.

Occasionally, this component becomes seized due to improper fitting. We are one of the few cycle workshops in Leeds who will not only attempt to remove this item, but succeed 99% of the time. Price may vary depending on the technique required. This procedure will save your bike/frame.

Shipping - prepare

3.00

22.00

Prepare/box bike for
transporting.

If you to transport your bike by land, air or sea, or are posting it to a buyer, we can safely and securely pack it in a box for you. A description of how to re-assemble it at the other end is also included.

Stabilisers - new

10.00

9.00

Fitting.

Available for 12 to 20" wheels.

Stolen bikes - reporting

n/a

Free

Registering your stolen bike.

Too many cyclists are the victim of bicycle thieves. Register your stolen bike with the Police (tel: 0845 60 60 60 6) and then let us know. If the thief tries to sell it to us or have it repaired by us, we'll contact the Police. We've caught many of the crooks. Always, always get a good lock and use it properly.

Transmission - lubricate

n/a

Free

Lubricating chain, front &
rear derailleurs.

We charged £1 when done as the sole activity.

Tyre - inflation

n/a

Free

Pair.

We charged £1 when done as the sole activity.

Tyre - new

8.00

3.50
and
4.50

Fitting - front
and
fitting - rear.

A huge range of tyre sizes (12" to 700C), makes (Continental, Dutch Perfect, Michelin, Schwalbe, Vittoria, etc.) and qualities are available. Pram and wheelchair tyres are available.

Tyres - new (our highest
puncture-resistance
- "Dutch Perfect")

30.00

3.50
and
4.50

Fitting - front
and
fitting - rear.

We are probably the only cycle workshop in Leeds to stock the highest puncture-resistant types ('Dutch Perfect Tyres') on the market (20" to 700C) - it's not in most shops interests to sell these - we do so for the sake of our customers. Ideal for commuters who need to get to their destination on time and clean. Your chances of a puncture is as good as, if not better than, a car tyre. We recommend the inclusion of a brand-new inner tube. We've been providing these for over a decade. See their website here.

Wheel - build

30.00

25.00

Build - front or rear

For those of you need/want a wheel built, we will advise on hubs, spokes and rims for your individual purposes. All types of wheels (including fixed and single-speed) catered for.

Wheel - hub - service

3.00

9.00
and
13.00

Front
and
rear.

All hub components are removed, degreased, individually cleaned, new bearings inserted, lubricated and assembled. Often the bearing surfaces in the spindle/cones and/or in the hub are cratered/pitted - therefore a hub service is a cheap, remedial and temporary repair. If this is the case, we will advise on a permanent alternative - usually a wheel replacement.

Wheel - hub/cone/bearing
- adjustment

n/a

4.00
and
7.00

Front
and
rear.

Adjustment to take up wear'n'tear. This is another essential and regular maintenance job for the longevity of this bearing. All bearings should be 'snug' (not too tight nor too loose). A loose or tight bearing WILL accelerate wear by a factor of 6 or more.

Wheel - new

14.00
and
18.00

5.00
and
12.00

Front - fit tyre/tube/rim tape and
set brakes and
rear
- fit tyre/tube/rim tape/
freewheel, set brakes and gears.

This wheel price is for a standard 26" screw-on mountain bike wheel - we have a huge range of sizes (12" to 700C, inc. 27 x 1¼"), prices, types (e.g. BMX, racing, hybrid, screw-on, cassette fit, etc.) and hub & rim qualities.

Wheel - re-tension all
spokes

n/a

10.00

Per wheel.

Due to age, usage and bedding-in, spokes can become slack. This can make a wheel weak and prone to damage and bad braking. To maintain wheel strength and longevity it is necessary to re-tension all the spokes.

Wheel - spoke replacement

n/a

10.00
and
14.00

Front
and
rear.

Often spokes break due to age, uneven stresses and damage. This price includes 2 double-butted spokes and nipples.

Wheel - true

n/a

4.00

True for straightness and
concentricity as best, per
wheel

Truing the wheel ensures effective braking and wheel longevity and integrity.