July Update - Workshop lead time down to next day! 2017 Bike Sale, Food and Drink, Custom Builds, New Products and Refit Finishing.
It's been a while since we updated this site. Sorry about that but we have been working really hard to get the store changes finished and get caught up with our workshop jobs so we can get the lead time down to a reasonable time. So here is a little update with all the things going on.
Store changes - The Tour starts on Saturday so we've been getting our middle room finished so we can offer you a place to wait and watch the worlds biggest bike race whilst your own bike is being worked on. There is still a little bit of decorating to do and some cycling related art that needs framing and putting up but the important bits are done, the sofa is in and the TV is tuned and ready to go!
Workshop - The book-in lead time for the workshop is currently around 24 hours (next working day) and we endeavour to get your bike turned around on the day it is booked in for (parts availability allowing) although as always we will try and do small jobs (punctures and small adjustments) there and then without the need to book your bike in. Inevitably when the summer holidays start we will get really busy again and our lead time will increase, so now is the time to get your bike turned around quickly so you can be out enjoying the nice weather when it kicks back in.
Custom Builds - We can do a custom build on Trek or Kinesis frames, just come and have a chat! We have the new Kinesis Tripster AT frame on order for one customer and Paul's Trek Crockett is just waiting on some free time to get built up. Keep an eye out in the shop for when its built, it'll probably be here a lot!
Food and Drink - We now have a small selection of cold drinks and snacks available from our fridge. Bottles are £1 and snacks start at 35p as well as the range of Torq products we have stocked from day one.
New Brands and better merchandising - We are now stockists of Giro and Bell helmets and carry a range of sizes and styles at various price points. Giro are one of the leading helmet manufacturers and have always produced excellent products. All three of us are using Giro helmets so we are really excited to get the brand in-store. The second Endura display stand is now here allowing us to properly display the clothing range that we have, and remember anything we don't carry in stock we can always order for you (for example when we have our summer range in but mother nature decides that June/July are still winter months and you need a new set of arm warmers or a jacket!).
2018 Bikes and 2017 Sale - Next years bikes are incoming fast (most should be here by mid July) and we need to make some space for them, so we have marked down our remaining 2017 models, we only have a few so pop in and check them out before they are gone!
That's it for now, we are aiming for monthly (at least) updates on here so check back to see what else we are up to!
Graham, Paul and Simon