Just a few months ago I had a bike that was:
- Squeaking each time I pedalled up hill
- With brake pads that needed replacing
- A wobbly back wheel
- Full of road muck that I hadn’t found the time to clean off.
Then, I took it in for a visit at Lunar Cycles. Now:
- It runs better than the day I put it together
- It’s clean
- The rust has been scrapped away
- It doesn’t give a single squeak of complaint, whether I’m powering down the road or climbing up a hill
I guess I avoided taking my bike in for a service as I was worried I’d be paying over the odds and that it just wasn’t necessary. The problem was, I just didn’t know what happened behind the scenes. Fortunately, Lunar Cycles allowed me to see my bike being serviced and I even added a full write up with lots of pictures on London Cyclist.
Since then, a number of London Cyclist readers have visited the shop and have been impressed with the service.
In fact, the reviews of Lunar Cycles on Google Maps have been pretty stellar:
“YES! Finally, a PROPER bike repair shop that gives detailed, impartial advice….. They convinced me NOT to buy a new bike (but gave me some tips in case I did anyway). The two guys I saw were both lovely blokes, and it was nice of the technician to take the time to explain what he’d done – I learned a lot from the 15 minutes I spent with these guys. Honestly, can’t recommend them enough. They’re now my go-to guys.”
That’s the sort of review all businesses dream of!
Lunar Cycles recently got in touch with me to see if there would be a good way to work together to bring this level of service to London Cyclist readers. We decided we’d try out a deal, where you guys get an exclusive discount on bike servicing.
Lunar Cycles will take apart your bike, thoroughly clean it and put it back together, indexing and adjusting everything so that it works smoothly. They’ll even true your wheels, to make sure they are running as efficiently as possible.
If any parts need replacing, they’ll get in touch with you to check that you are happy with the cost, before going ahead with the repair.
This really is one of the most comprehensive bike services you’ll find in London. Normally bike shops charge around £70-£85 for a service like this and it isn’t as comprehensive at the one at Lunar Cycles.
The normal fee is £65, however – until next Thursday the 30th, you can get it for £37.90.
All you need to do is buy the service on the London Cyclist website and then call up the shop to book. You do need to buy through London Cyclist before Thursday, but there isn’t a restriction on when you have to take the bike in. If you’ve been meaning to give your bike some tender love and care, then it’s a great opportunity. Most mechanics recommend this sort of service once every six months for a bike. I think that’s a little extreme, but once per year is definitely a good number to aim for.
There are a couple of things that are not included. Obviously, if any components need replacing then these will need to be charged separately. However, Lunar Cycles will check with you first to see if you’d like to go ahead with it.
The service also doesn’t include servicing the hub bearings and headset – however, both of these will be checked for issues and you’ll be contacted to see if you’d like Lunar Cycles to deal with them.
Make sure you hit the “Complete your order” button!
Update: This needs to be redeemed within a year of purchase. Thanks to everyone in the comments who asked for clarification.
Any questions – ask them below. Otherwise, hit the buy button above!
P.S. This is the first time we’ve done this sort of deal on London Cyclist. I’m excited to be able to bring an exclusive discount for a service this comprehensive that I trust on my own bike, to my readers. If you’ve got any feedback on the deal then let me know below.
P.P.S. Lunar Cycles is in North London – you can see a Google Map on their website.
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