Here at East Street Cycles, we understand the importance of keeping your bike in tip-top condition. As we’re in the grips of winter, it’s even more important to make sure your bike is in a roadworthy condition. Our Winter Bike Inspection will make sure your brakes are adjusted, so you can stop safely in wet weather. We’ll also adjust the gears making sure they change smoothly and run smoothly. We’ll also pump up your tyres and inspect them for cuts and remove any debris embedded into the tread.
What does the Winter Bike Inspection include?
Inspect and adjust gears: First of all, we’ll check the wear and tear of your chain, cassette and the chainrings on the chainset. If these parts are within the wear limits we’ll adjust them and where required oil the chain and lubricate the derailleurs. If these parts are worn beyond their maximum wear we’ll advise you to replace these parts with an estimated cost.
Inspect and adjust brakes: We’ll inspect the brake pads for wear and tear and the smoothness of the brake cables. If your brakes are hydraulic we’ll inspect the fluid to make sure it’s not contaminated. If any of the parts are worn beyond their limits, we’ll call you with an estimate to replace these parts.
Check wheels and tyres: Here, there are four areas we check. The first is to make sure the wheel is true and none of the spokes are broken, the second is to check the braking surface are within their wear limits. Thirdly, check the hubs and see if the bearings are running smoothly. Finally, check the tyres are not worn and they are inflated to their recommended pressure.
Tighten all bolts: Our final step to completing the Winter Inspection is to tighten all the nuts and bolts to their specific torque, tighten the headset and bottom bracket if there is any play. Finally, we’ll make sure the stem is in line with the wheel and also adjust the quick releases in the wheels.
When inspecting your bike, we may come across parts which require replacement to make your bike roadworthy. In these cases, we’ll let you know the cost of the parts and any extra labour we may need to charge to fit them. Of course, you don’t have to go ahead with this but have the knowledge that the parts will need replacing with your next service.
Do I need to pre book for a Winter Bike Inspection?
Normally the answer is yes. We have limited slots per day for the Winter Bike Inspection. It’s best to either contact our Farnham or Walton on Thames branches and book in advance. We’re always happy to help and where possible we may be able to accept your bike on the spot.
What other services do you provide?
We have a wide range of services starting from £40.00. Our most popular is the General Service and the General Service plus degrees. These start at £60.00 and increase depending if any part may need replacing. Clicking this link takes you to our service page where you can book your service online.
We can repair and service any brand of bike and easily handle all types of repairs. You can contact us if you require a specific repair. Also, our experienced mechanics have all the latest tools to carry out any work required.