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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:11 pm 
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Hi all

Just wondering if anyone here is from Worthing or West Sussex area and can recommend what they think is the best bike shop from the following?

The bike Store
Quest Adventure cycles
Southdown bikes

I used to live inn ~Brighton and Hove and always took my bikes to Rayment Cycles who generally did a pretty good job but according to doug (kase) they completely hammered a pair of Rock shox SID forks I serviced before selling to him.

I then took my latest ride to Baker street bikes as they did a excellent job on a new cables and index job but with my latest build they insisted on a complete service (even though It only needed gears, cables and BB tightness checking)

When I got it back after spending £75.00 the Cassette was loose, the BB had not been tightened or looked at and the front mech didn't shift.

I have now moved to Worthing - bought a new cassette and chain and want them fitted and the mech indexed and BB checking.

Which Bike shop to use?

thanks

Gaz


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:53 pm 
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bit out of your way but i have always found the little bike shop in Chichester south street very good and well priced

if you buy the parts from them they said they would fit for nothing including building wheels
got a qoute for an XTR rear mech and they said they would remove, fit and reset up the gears for nought if i bought it from them
cant say fairer than that really.

built a set of wheels for me supplied dt spokes and built up front and back less than £50 its the wheels on my Specialized epic (red hope hubs / MTX33 camo's)

www.hargrovescycles.co.uk


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:04 pm 
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yeah a little bit far to go really. thanks though


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:30 am 
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Quest are good but over priced

Southdown bikes are good, but i have heard of a few horror stories attached to them - talk to TheGreenRabbit

The Bike Store are a very nice bunch of guys, and reasonably priced too, comparatively speaking.

my recommendation goes to the bike shop in chichester - City Cycles, the guy in there is a legend and very well priced.

failing that, have a go yourself ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:27 pm 
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Geared just outside chichester ... he organises rides and know's his onions about cycles.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:30 pm 
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ahh just read the " from the following " .. i'll stay out of it :)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:16 pm 
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Thanks guys. Generally I do have a go at most things but I want my ride to work 100% perfectly and to be as smooth as possible.

Your comment about horror story's from Southdown is worrying. Another friend recommended them so I was going to there


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:53 am 
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Monkeeee01 wrote:
Thanks guys. Generally I do have a go at most things but I want my ride to work 100% perfectly and to be as smooth as possible.

Your comment about horror story's from Southdown is worrying. Another friend recommended them so I was going to there


Avoid Southdown Bikes - I'm another horror story victim!!!

Quest good but expensive as said before
No experience of The Bike Store
Nothing but good stuff to say about Blazing Saddles in Rustington though!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:59 am 
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diy would be my option

plenty tutorials on youtube


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:04 am 
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I would really encourage you to have a go yourself, a chain whip and cassette tool would cost far less than what you'd spend on getting a shop to do it, and then you have the tools to do it again in the future or help others.

If you were closer I'd come and do it for you, those jobs are so easy


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