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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:12 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Am working on a little something and and would like the following answered (copy and paste if you can):

How much would you pay someone to do:

Full service 'Gold service'? (EVERYTHING - full strip down, parts replaced as required)

Partial service 'Silver service'? (a near rebuild - parts replaced as required, could lead to a Gold service if required)

Minor service 'Bronze service'? (brakes & gears checked, bolts checked, tyres pumped up)

Puncture repair/ tyre replacement

Wheel straighten

Fork swap out



Feel free to add some more and change the names of the services if you think they are too cheesy.

For those already embarking on this adventure, please feel free to add/ borrow/ steal as you see fit.

Cheers!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:22 pm 
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LGF, I guy local to where I used to list offers the following services:

http://medwaycyclerepairs.com/Service-I ... Prices.php

Might be worthwhile 'borrowing' this list..


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:30 pm 
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a guy local to me seems to be the best price in the area

http://www.cyclefix.co.uk/services.htm

he dosen't sell bikes just fixes them and has a few parts to keep people on the road


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:30 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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stevec1975 wrote:
LGF, I guy local to where I used to list offers the following services:

http://medwaycyclerepairs.com/Service-I ... Prices.php

Might be worthwhile 'borrowing' this list..



Ooh Thank you!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:36 pm 
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Full service 'Gold service'? (EVERYTHING - full strip down, parts replaced as required) £50-£60

Partial service 'Silver service'? (a near rebuild - parts replaced as required, could lead to a Gold service if required) £30

Minor service 'Bronze service'? (brakes & gears checked, bolts checked, tyres pumped up) £20

Puncture repair/ tyre replacement £10

Wheel straighten £10-£12

Fork swap out £15


My opinions, good value is something important to me, but MOST important is the level of quality, enthusiasm and customer value. Too often recently i have had to take bikes back because the cables were not put through the botton bracket cable guide etc - simple stuff.


If you are local, ill use you :D


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:06 pm 
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I was about to cut and paste, but I think Widowmaker^^^^ nailed it.

And as said, enthusiasm and helpfulness are king. Being condescending will have me heading for the door, even if you offered to do it for free. The Americans really can teach us Brits a thing or two about customer service.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:59 pm 
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Other places you may want to find out what they can get
https://sites.google.com/site/yorkshire ... kerepairs/ (nice chap, probably willing to tell you some info)

This 'outfit' is another one that may be good to have a chat with, prices to.
http://www.rideandrepair.co.uk/

Could try this funny looking chap also
http://www.thecycledoctor.co.uk/

No idea of this outfit but website looks pretty good and they also have a 'build a BSO service from Tesco/Asda/..' from a quick look
http://www.expertbikerepair.co.uk/


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:15 pm 
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Highly regarded guy in Glasgow

http://www.bicyclerepair.co.uk/price-list.htm


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:19 pm 
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Location: Mansfield Woodhouse, Nott's.
Full service 'Gold service'? (EVERYTHING - full strip down, parts replaced as required)...£50

Partial service 'Silver service'? (a near rebuild - parts replaced as required, could lead to a Gold service if required)...£30

Minor service 'Bronze service'? (brakes & gears checked, bolts checked, tyres pumped up)...£15

Puncture repair....£5. tyre replacement....£FREE

Wheel straighten... £8

Fork swap out.... £15-£25 depending on if anything is seized


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:21 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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legrandefromage wrote:

Feel free to add some more and change the names of the services if you think they are too cheesy.


Not cheesy enough ! Not sure on prices but couldn't resist the opportunity :lol:

Full service 'Double Gloucester service'? (EVERYTHING - full strip down, parts replaced as required)

Partial service 'Parmesan service'? (a near rebuild - parts replaced as required, could lead to a Double Gloucester service if required)

Minor service 'Dairlylea service'? (brakes & gears checked, bolts checked, tyres pumped up)

Cheers

GM 8)


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