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Howards Cycles workshop

Our trained technicians are experienced road and mountain bike riders. We cater for all cyclists, from basic maintenance and servicing to upgrades and custom builds.


We will do our best to get you back on your wheels as quickly as possible, in most cases the very same day.


Our technicians are trained and experienced to carry out servicing, repairs and upgrades to all brands of bikes.


Our workshop can get busy at times, so it's a good idea to book ahead, then we can get the job finished the same day.


We can give your bike a free visual assessment so that you know exactly what condition it's in.


  • All external components visually inspected.
  • Brakes checked and adjusted.
  • Gears checked, adjusted and lubricated.
  • Tyre pressures checked and adjusted.
  • All nuts, bolts and accessories checked for tightness.
  • Cables lubed and adjusted.
  • Tyre pressure adjusted


  • All Components visually checked for wear & condition.
  • Gears & drivetrain components removed, cleaned, adjusted and lubricated.
  • Brake Pads checked, cleaned and adjusted, Rotors and wheel rims checked for wear and damage.
  • Control cables checked, lubed & adjusted.
  • Wheel alignment checked, minor wheel truing, hub bearings free-play checked and adjusted, tyres checked and pressures adjusted.
  • Suspension pressures checked and adjusted.
  • Headset and bottom bracket checked and adjusted.
  • All structural components checked and torque settings set to manufacturers recommendations.
  • Frame and wheels wiped clean.


  • All Components visually checked for wear & condition.
  • Wheel hubs stripped, cleaned and lubrication reapplied.
  • Bottom bracket stripped, cleaned and lubricated including frame facing as required.
  • Steering - headset stripped, cleaned, checked for wear and lubricated.
  • Drivetrain components removed and thoroughly cleaned.
  • Seat post removed, cleaned and lubricated to prevent seizing.
  • Pedals removed, threads cleaned and greased to prevent seizing.
  • Update Di2 firmware
  • Frame and external components cleaned.


  • Fault code check.
  • Firmware update.
  • System health report.
  • Motor bolt torque settings.
  • Visual electrical hardware check.
  • Add to any of our three service options.
Type Description (Replacement parts are excluded from price unless stated otherwise) Price
Brake service Brakes checked and adjusted (Cable operated) £25
Hydraulic brake bleed (Pair) Hydraulic fluid replaced & bled From £30
Hydraulic brake bleed (Single) Hydraulic fluid replaced & bled From £20
Brake cable replacement Replacement of brake control cable including adjustment as required £15
Gear Service Remove, check and clean gear components, refit, re-align derailleur hanger and adjust £30
Derailleur Fit Replacement of Front or rear derailleur including adjustment From £15
Gear Cable Replacement Replacement of gear cable, including adjustment as required From £12.50
Bottom bracket Service/Replacement Service existing bottom bracket bearing or replacement as required from £20
Chain and cassette replacement Removal of old parts, fit new parts, adjust and lubricate as required £15
Fit Crankset Removal of existing crankset, fitting of new parts and adjustment as required From £15
Inner tube/tyre replacement Fitting of new inner tube or tyre From £7
Tubeless sealant check Level check per wheel £5
Tubeless tyre fit Level check per wheel From £15
Wheel truing Professional wheel true and tension check From £20
Wheel building Rebuild, tension and true £40
Hub service Strip, clean and re-grease From £20
Headset service Strip, clean and re-grease headset From £20
Fork lower leg service Remove lower legs, clean and inspect stanchions and lower leg internals, replace lubricating rings and wiper seals where necessary From £30
Cycle health check A free visual evaluation Free
Cycle accident health check Full inspection report following an accident £25
Cycle theft insurance quote Insurance quotation following theft £15
E-Bike Firmware update Bosch, Shimano or Giant Firmware update £25
Boxed bike build Labour charge to build and prepare a boxed or new cycle From £60
Bar tape fitting - From £12.50
Mudguard fitting - From £12.50
Di2 Firmware update Shimano Di2 Firmware update From £12.50
Accessory fitting - From £8
Mudguard fitting Labour charge to fit full mudguards From £20
We are happy to fit any parts that are supplied by you however please be aware that additional labour charges may be incurred.