Wednesday 23 April 2014 10.46am
(I've looked through the old threads on bike servicing, but they're all quite old and there are some mixed reviews, so I'm starting a new thread. Hope that's OK.)
I have a 20+yr old unicycle and a (circa 10 yr old) Brompton that I want to get back on the road.
I've seen good reviews on here for the London Bicycle Repair Shop in Hatfields
, but the reviews are quite old. Also, I'm not sure of the extent to which servicing a Brompton is different from servicing a regular bike.
(Of course), the Brompton website tells me that they're unique and benefit from being taken to specialists who work on them regularly. I can sympathise with that to a certain extent, but my inner sceptic also tells me that it's a marketing ploy to get me to go to somewhere like the (expensive) Brompton service centre in Long Acre, or On Your Bike in Tooley St (which I've read mixed reviews from on here in the past).
The unicycle (imho) should be relatively simple, so I'd hope to take it to wherever I end up taking the Brompton and get them both done together.
Does anyone have any experience of getting a Brompton serviced in SE1? Any places to embrace/avoid?
Thanks a lot for any help you can offer.
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