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£25 for a gear service.

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by spindrift, 22 Oct 2007.

  1. spindrift

    spindrift New Member

    Chain's slipping in any gear, worried I'll chew the sprocket so booked it into On Your Bike- the shop's been revamped and re-laid out so they cunningly make you walk the length of the shop to get to the service counter, past amazing tourers and an intriguing bar bag plastic rigid frame system, discounted claothes and light fittings (I need a cheap LED for the backpack after the clocks go back this wknd. £6.99. Job's a good 'un).


    Their full service is £55 which I think is taking the pee a bit. Ok, the staff's on £6 an hour and the overheads of a large SE1 shop must be large but that seems...steep.
     
  2. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    Location:
    S Yorks
    Not something you could do yourself?
     
  3. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    But what exactly did they do for the £55 ?

    Cassette, chain, chainrings ?....any or all of them..or none ????
     
  4. OP
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    spindrift

    spindrift New Member

    £55 is the delux service- a full on check over. I have mixed feelings about that place- Daycocks on Bethnal Green Road do a £25 full service and I like the chirpy cockney types in there more than the staff in On Your Bike because some of them are filthy colonials, and I got some attitude of a girl who excalimed at how dirty my bike was- I do fifteen miles a day and ride the tow path you cheeky madam.

    I think OYB is more for couriers and wealthy city types on their Williers.
     
  5. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    Better than the £125 Evans delux servie!!!
     
  6. Youve already chewed the sprocket.

    Used to really piss me off when people whinged about the cost of servicing. Especially people who dont have the good manners to clean the damn thing before they bring it in. No-one is making a fortune servicing bikes in this country, learn to do it yourself or quit your moaning.
     
  7. well put you beat me to it.
     
  8. OP
    OP
    spindrift

    spindrift New Member

    Who's moaning?
     
  9. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    Location:
    S Yorks
    Could have got a copy of 'zinn' for that
     
  10. OP
    OP
    spindrift

    spindrift New Member

    Could have got a copy of 'zinn' for that

    Couple of gronks at least.
     
  11. that you could thats if you wish to read A People's History of the united states? and not have a working bike or you could put the money into finding out how to do the service your self..... ha thas a good one.
     
  12. OP
    OP
    spindrift

    spindrift New Member

    I'll do what I like with my money thanks. Why are people being arses, it's only a question.
     
  13. OP
    OP
    spindrift

    spindrift New Member

    £25, plus they charged £3 for a cable tie for the Airzound, the bottom gears still slip, I couldn't hit top speed all the way home. Bike's 6 months old.
     
  14. habibi

    habibi New Member

    Location:
    Inverkeithing
    that's the usual scenario if you replace the chain, but not the cassette.
     
  15. OP
    OP
    spindrift

    spindrift New Member

    Nothing's replaced. I immediately ease off when it slips, it's only done it half a dozen times.