LBS Swindon

mark barker

New Member
Location
Swindon, Wilts
I dropped my upright off at Mitchells cycles in Swindon this morning, the BB was making some unpleasant noises. They were pretty busy and said they'd take a look and hope to have it sorted by friday. Just had a call, all sorted and ready to go, and much less than the quoted price! Excellent stuff!:becool:
 

Fnaar

Smutmaster General
Location
Thumberland
Cool! Still doesn't make up for Melinda Messenger though (though i'll forgive you Mark Lamarr... he plays good music... and perhaps Melinda has a couple of good points too... her charity work and effervescent personality. :becool:
 

BSRU

A Human Being
Location
Swindon
mark barker said:
I dropped my upright off at Mitchells cycles in Swindon this morning, the BB was making some unpleasant noises. They were pretty busy and said they'd take a look and hope to have it sorted by friday. Just had a call, all sorted and ready to go, and much less than the quoted price! Excellent stuff!;)
Sounds like Mitchells is a good LBS, my rear bike wheel is currently at the Swindon Cycle Superstore as I somehow managed to break my rear axle. Never used them before for repairs so do not really know what they are like, should find out tomorrow when I get it back.
 

e-rider

crappy member
Location
South West
try fixing the bike yourself - you'll save £££s and won't have the hassle of dropping it off, collecting it and the huge bills that are becoming ever more common.

A bicycle is a very simple machine that requires just a few specialist tools for most repairs.

Is Express Cycles on Manchester Road still there? Not that I'm recommending them, just curious - last went there in '88
 

BSRU

A Human Being
Location
Swindon
tundragumski said:
try fixing the bike yourself - you'll save £££s and won't have the hassle of dropping it off, collecting it and the huge bills that are becoming ever more common.

A bicycle is a very simple machine that requires just a few specialist tools for most repairs.

Is Express Cycles on Manchester Road still there? Not that I'm recommending them, just curious - last went there in '88
I would do it myself but I cannot be sure I would have enough time to work on it, until the weekend, also assuming there was no other damage. With the weather being so nice I want to miss as few days as possible.
I have no problem fixing my car and, when I had a motorcycle, my motorcycle, I have worked on my bicycle before just not this time.

I think Express Cycles it is still there.
 
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mark barker

mark barker

New Member
Location
Swindon, Wilts
tundragumski said:
try fixing the bike yourself - you'll save £££s and won't have the hassle of dropping it off, collecting it and the huge bills that are becoming ever more common.

A bicycle is a very simple machine that requires just a few specialist tools for most repairs.

Is Express Cycles on Manchester Road still there? Not that I'm recommending them, just curious - last went there in '88
I normally do fix (and build) my own bikes, but I tend to spend a lot of time taking things apart and at the end of the process still have no idea what was wrong! :smile: Today was more a case of convenience over anything else.

As for Express Cycles, I don't think they're around anymore.
 

BSRU

A Human Being
Location
Swindon
mark barker said:
As for Express Cycles, I don't think they're around anymore.
I found an article from January 2004 stating he was giving up, explains why I do not remember seeing it even though I ride down Manchester Rd. quite often.

http://archive.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/2004/1/27/126907.html
 

Beardie

Well-Known Member
Express Cycles closed some time ago, but there is a smaller cycle shop nearby which has opened since.

BTW, if Melinda Messenger and Mike Lamarr are not to your taste, how about Billie Piper or Diana Dors?
 

BSRU

A Human Being
Location
Swindon
Beardie said:
Express Cycles closed some time ago, but there is a smaller cycle shop nearby which has opened since.

BTW, if Melinda Messenger and Mike Lamarr are not to your taste, how about Billie Piper or Diana Dors?
I used to drink in a pub frequented by some of Billie Pipers ex-school mates, they said she was a complete bitch before she was famous and only got worse.
 
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