Exciting changes at Chris’s Cycles
We are currently going through some changes and a bit of a refurb in the barn display area so that we can get things better organised. Once the mezzanine floor is in and finished the whole ground floor will be all bike stuff instead of all the other junk that was in there, so should make things a lot easier.
We’ve still got quite a bit to do so bear with us – the main steel structure is up but we need to get the floor down and organise lighting and electrics (something that was previously lacking in all honesty) but when it is all finished it will be so much better.
We will still have the same fantastic selection of fully serviced and refurbished used bikes, 4 different makes of new electric bikes VOLT, Gepida, Byocycles and Roodog (as well as used examples) and the Claud Butler / Dawes range of bikes. We also stock a good range of bike parts and accessories to keep your bike going.
A lot of you have heard our advert that is running on Sunshine Radio (Ludlow) and this should get even wider coverage when (if) they get the new transmitter up and running! We also did a leaflet drop around local postcodes, with some 15,000 leaflets being delivered by Royal Mail. Both of these things have really helped raise awareness of Chris’s Cycles and the word is spreading – we may be a little ‘out of the way’ but it is definitely worth the trip to see us.
Parts and Accessories
We stock a wide range of selected parts and accessories for your bike, to enhance your cycling experience or add more comfort and practicality to your bike. All items can be fitted if required, but there may be additional charges for this depending on what is involved.
Repairs, servicing and maintenance
Buying a bicycle is only the start of it – to keep it in peak condition you need to maintain it regularly.
Our service department is equipped to deal with all aspects of repair, service or maintenance; whether you just need a quick adjustment, a cable replaced, new brakes or tyres – the list is endless, but you can rest assured that all work carried out on your bicycle is not only very competitively priced, it is carried out by a cycle mechanic with over 40 years experience. We are also an authorised BOSCH service & repair centre.
All work is fully insured and you can choose how much you want to spend depending on the level of work required. Anything from a simple replacement of parts to a full-blown stripdown service is possible, and you can ask for a free estimate or quote before any work is carried out.
You will be advised by the mechanic as to likely repair charges, but if you decide that you cannot warrant spending too much on an old bicycle, why not have a look at our fully serviced second hand bicycles? You can sometimes buy one of these for less than the cost of extensive repairs on your own bike.
We try to keep turnaround times as quick as possible on repairs, but obviously this will depend on how many we have in at any one time. Our aim is to complete repairs within 2-3 days for minor or medium works, or within a week for bigger jobs. If it is a quick easy job we can very often do this while you wait.
Payment is accepted by cash or card (sorry, no cheques) and should be made on collection of your bicycle.
We have in stock a selection of electric bikes VOLT, Gepida, Byocycles and Roodog as well as bicycles from Claud Butler and Dawes, ranging from a small childs balance bike, through small bikes with 16”/18” wheels and stabilisers, childrens bikes with 20”/24”/26” wheels right up to adult Mountain / Hybrid / Touring / Road bikes. If we do not have the bike you want in the required size, they can be ordered in on short deliveries (carriage charges may apply).
These are not available on mail order as we prefer to sell properly assembled and checked bicycles for collection by the buyer. We can then be sure that the bicycle is safe for you to ride and we offer a free safety check / first service on it after 10-12 weeks of ownership to make any slight adjustments that may be necessary as things settle in.
We feel this gives a better service than selling bikes in boxes, which you then have to either set up yourself or pay someone else to do it for you. The price we charge is competitive with the online ‘boxed bike’ sellers but is for a fully assembled and checked bicycle, giving you peace of mind that it safe to ride.
Payment can be made by cash or card when you collect your bicycle (sorry, we are unable to accept cheques).
Good Choice Of New, Used and 2nd Hand Bikes In Stock
The 2nd Hand Bikes for sale have been stripped down to the bare frame, so everything can be checked – the bearings and bearing races, the integrity of the frame, function of all parts and if the frame is tatty, it is prepped and repainted.
All parts are checked for usability and replaced if they are beyond help (chain, cables, tyres, bearings, brakes, grips, gear shifters, etc.), then the wheels are checked for true alignment and adjusted where necessary, with spokes replaced if needed and hubs stripped out to check bearings and axles. After everything is given a good clean the bike is reassembled with new grease in all of the bearings, then everything is adjusted to perform as it should. Once that is done the bike is test ridden and advertised for sale.
A Note From Our Workshop
Whilst our 2nd hand bikes may not be cosmetically perfect, we can reassure you that when they leave here they will be mechanically sound and functional. All will have some signs of use in varying degrees, which will be reflected in the price you pay. They are not usually around for long at our prices, so you’ll need to get in quick!
We also have many new and used bikes as well as this 2nd hand bike awaiting assessment in our workshop, so if you can’t see what you are looking for under USED bikes for sale, please ask, or just come and browse through our stock.
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Location distances (check how far we are from you on AA AutoRoute)…..postcode LD8 2SA
Including Powys, Wales, Herefordshire and Shropshire: Presteigne 4.1 miles; Knighton 7 miles; Kington 6.1 miles; Hay-on-Wye 16.7 miles; Llandrindod Wells 18.6 miles; Newtown 37.3 miles; Craven Arms 21.3 miles; Ludlow 25 miles; Leominster 19.4 miles; Hereford 26.4 miles; Builth Wells 18.7 miles; Brecon 32.3 miles; Tenbury Wells 25.6 miles; Shrewsbury 42.5 miles; Bromyard 31.6 miles; Eardisley 11.1 miles; Wigmore 16.4 miles; Kingsland 14.2 miles; Crossgates 15.4 miles; Clun 14.3 miles; Bishop’s Castle 19.9 miles.
Payment methods accepted at Chris’s Cycles: Cash, Paypal or credit card (sorry no cheques).