Bike repair shop in Stockton wanted to true a wheel
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Jez



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:37 pm    Post subject: Bike repair shop in Stockton wanted to true a wheel Reply with quote

Any recommendations for a decent bike shop in Stockton who will true a wheel for a reasonable price for me?

Only know of two bike shops, one of which I've been in twice and wasn't too impressed with the service.
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johnc



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i use skinnergate cycles for wheel truing, cost 7 quid a wheel, and they do a good job, my front wheel is in there now, after i snapped a spoke on last weeks forum ride, thats costing me 70p for a new spoke, plus 7 quid for a wheel tru.
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grant



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi jez
there is a proper bike shop in thornaby lanehouse road g.r cycles
gary the shop owner very very good with bikes used him for a number of years so has most of the riders from stockton wheelers has he used to ride for them at one point .
wheel recommended.
grant
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Jez



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

grant wrote:
hi jez
there is a proper bike shop in thornaby lanehouse road g.r cycles
gary the shop owner very very good with bikes used him for a number of years so has most of the riders from stockton wheelers has he used to ride for them at one point .
wheel recommended.
grant


I wasn't impressed with his attitude towards me when on my first (and last) two visits. Rolling Eyes

I went to Skinnergate cycles in the end, really helpful and friendly, however the wheel was beyond repair.
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Gunner



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, but I have to give a big thumbs down to G&R Cycles on Lanehouse Road, Thornaby, as well.

I took a wheel in to be trued and recieved it back with the axle slightly loose creating quite a bit of wobble when seated in the frame. This was clearly not acceptable and I returned the wheel to have it re-adjusted, the guy giving me funny look and saying that all wheels should be like that, a little bit loose. The wheel I got back seemed O.K. but when put on the bike and ridden, after about 1 mile the wheel stopped virtually dead with the axle/q/r etc., etc. all virtually stripped and the threads totally useless Shocked

So I won't use them again

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johnc



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think skinnergates is even better since they moved there shop, got my wheel back the other day, new spoke, and nicely trued for 7.50. Very Happy
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