Thursday, December 11, 2014

Xmas opening and closing



CHRISTMAS OPENING DATES AND TIMES

WEDNESDAY 24TH DECEMBER CLOSED
CHRISTMAS DAY 25TH DECEMBER CLOSED
FRIDAY 26TH DECEMBER CLOSED
SATURDAY 27TH DECEMBER 9am-5pm
SUNDAY 28TH DECEMBER  CLOSED
MONDAY 29TH DECEMBER 9am-5:00pm
TUESDAY 30TH DECEMBER 9am-5:00pm
WEDNESDAY 31ST DECEMBER CLOSED
THURSDAY 1ST JANUARY  CLOSED
FRIDAY 2ND JANUARY 9am-5:30pm
OPEN AS USUAL THEREAFTER


MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Postage of frames to us for work

We have been asked a few times how to get the frame to us. The links below is a service which we find to be very handy indeed. Just follow the easy to follow instructions and hay presto we get your frame. Please remember when sending the frame to put something between the dropouts to support the frame in transit and tape your frame instructions to the frame NOT the box.

So here is a link to the renovation sheet which needs to be placed with the frame
http://www.merciancycles.co.uk/files/documents/1405602981-6661.pdf

The delivery web site can be found here
http://www.interparcel.com/


Monday, December 08, 2014

Mercian

Just a few scribbling about us, how we work and what we can / can’t do.

I’ve been told by the shop team to let you lot know about our work, we still get people contacting us at our shop who don’t know the full extent of our services.

It’s no good nowadays advertising in newspapers or magazines, people read them less and less, it’s all about sitting at home with a gadget. I feel people think we are just Mercian only.

First of all – the workshop. Our team at the works on Ascot Drive are builders and sprayers of frames first and foremost, but do repair work on any steel frame where possible, from a 1920’s Sunbeam right up todays works of art.
Braze on cable stops, guides etc, fitting and removal are a doddle, and new tubes can be accommodated as well. (Turnaround on tubes replacement takes longer as it’s the same framebuilders who repair the frames as well as build new Mercians, and it’s a long and tricky job taking a tube out and putting in a new one), so if you’re unfortunate to have a spill – don’t throw it away, it’s possible we can get it back on the road again.

People still believe we only work on Mercians, this is not the case, so pop that frame over to us – in a few weeks time it will be back in your hands looking very sparkly, then it’s up to you if it’s going to be used or just put in your collection to ogle.

A few of our renovated frames can be seen at our Pinterest site.

Box lining is a dark art and has now been embraced by our sprayshop, and is now available.

Transfers may seem difficult to replace for some customers, but we are able to source 90% of sets for renovations. We also have old stocks of transfers for some obscure bikes makes, plus we can manufacturer transfers in our workshop too, ie club names, nicknames etc, giving your steed that one-off we all seem to want today, so leave it to us and we’ll get the right quality of transfers for you. 

Winter time is the best time for that renovation work: dark cold nights, rain, snow, ice – all make for unpleasant enjoyment :)

All frame prices and respray work can be found on our website. http://www.merciancycles.co.uk/renovation

The Shop, Shardlow Road

This is the shiny side where the frames are sent to be built into complete bikes or to be collected by their owner. The lads there have god-knows how many years of experience, so the thought of turning a job away to them is alien. We can fix almost anything. And again, people believe that because it’s a Mercian shop – they don’t touch any other bike, of course this is utter madness. We want as many people out on their bikes as possible and that means that any make or model of bike can be repaired. Usually turnaround is just a few days, depending on how busy we are.

Prices start from just a few pounds to get that bike sorted, so there’s no excuse not to get it fettled and ready for use.

Famous for our wealth of knowledge when Campagnolo is concerned and the amount of spares we have means we are able to help on 90% of your problems.We have more spares in stock than Campagnolo, I’m positive of that :)

Ergo lever repairs are possible to various degrees – depending on age of lever. All items we have can be sent by mail to wherever you reside. It’s no problem if it’s a 5mm nut or a complete bike (although we prefer to have you collect in person, so we can set up your position). We are working very hard to get our shop online – honest! I know you’ve been waiting for years, but believe me it’s coming and coming soon.

So in a nutshell our team are here to help, we are bike mad and want you to enjoy your bike. So please even just have a mooch about the shop, just call in a see us.
All the best
Grant


Friday, December 05, 2014

Grab a Bargain

Small Business Saturday 


We're having a Sale! A rare event... and starting tomorrow there will be 25% off all stock items in the shop - frames, accessories, stock bikes including Mercians.

BUT - to celebrate the Small Business Saturday we are going one better....... I'm going to tweet a code. Show or phone that code to the shop lads and you will get 35% off most items in the shop on Saturday 6th December 2014 only. This discount does NOT include Mercian frames and bikes but there is 25% discount on these items anyway. 

So cruise over to the shop and take in all the goodies up for grabs. The sale of 25% is only on for a while so get in there. 

And we've got an offer on our spray shop! Starting from 6th December for a short time we are offering a 10% discount on spray (renovation) work AND free delivery back to you ( UK mainland only ). Be quick and get your frame to us quick sharp :) This offer is not going to last long. 

Merry Xmas 

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Shop access road now open

Great news the shop access road has recently been opened. Theres just a few slabs to be laid but cars can now park with ease. Originally the work was to take 6 weeks but took 8.