Just a few
scribbling about us, how we work and what we can / can’t do.
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.
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.
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
A few of our
renovated frames can be seen at our Pinterest site.
is a dark art and has now been embraced by our sprayshop, and is now available.
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.
is the best time for that renovation work: dark cold nights, rain, snow, ice –
all make for unpleasant enjoyment :)
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.
from just a few pounds to get that bike sorted, so there’s no excuse not to get
it fettled and ready for use.
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 :)
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.