I had the back wheel of my bike nicked the other day. I went to Evans on the Cut and they couldn't fit me in until 2 April. I went round the corner to London Bicycle repairs on Hatfields and they were really friendly and offered to do it while I waited. Other times when I've been into Evans they have been snooty. Also all their bikes seem to cost vast amounts. I've decided never to go there again. Have others had similar experiences and who else apart from London Bicycle repair Co and Recycling at the Elephant are friendly/helpful/inexpensive?
P.S. Since then, one of my neighbours has found his bike, which was nicked at the same time, and my wheel at a stall on Brick Lane market. With the help of the Police he got both back. So, if your bike gets nicked in SE1, you might want to go up to E1 and have a look for it.
No. I thought you'd have guessed this from my lack of reference to the decor. Re-reading my message it does sound a bit petulant about an SE1 institution, what I was trying to find out was other people's experience of bicycle shops in SE1. For instance what's the one near London Bridge like and isn't there one somewhere on the Albert embankment?