Dead Rats Cycles take great pride in making your bike work perfectly and look beautiful.  The emphasis is on repairing your bike, not selling you stuff.  No two bikes are identical so there are no fixed rates for jobs.  Quotes are free, labour is £35 per hour and you’re charged to the nearest minute. 

New parts are only fitted if absolutely necessary, unless you request otherwise.  You may buy your own parts online and have them delivered here by prior arrangement.  You will be charged for cleaning if your bike’s really dirty, otherwise it’s impossible to work on precisely.

A replacement ‘courtesy bike’ can be hired for a £50 deposit during the time your bike’s in my workshop.  You will always be contacted in the event of work going over our agreed budget/dealine and reminded to return when it’s time for a new part/work.

Regularly serviced bikes are cleaner, greener, safer, nicer to ride and save you money!  Dead Rats Cycles can advise you in regard to a simple, cost-effective safety and maintenance routine.





Derailleur gears full clean & service – £20 front or rear mech (£35 both)

Cable brake full clean & service – £20 per brake (£35 both)

Cable replacement, clean & tune-up – £15 (more for internal routing)

Fork replacement – £35 (includes headset service & front brake tune-up)

Bottom bracket overhaul or replacement – £15-20

Chase or tap bottom bracket shell – £15+

Face bottom bracket shell – £10+

Headset adjustment – £7

Headset fitting – £12+

Headset clean & service or replacement – £20-25

Wheel truing – £12 per wheel (£20 pair)

Tyre fitting – £6

Puncture repair – £14 (more for hubs gears, drum brakes, chainguard)

Wheel bearing clean & service – £15 per wheel (£25 pair)

Wheel bearing adjustment – £6+

Freehub replacement – £20+

Freehub servicing – £20+

Re-tap frame threads – £6+

Frame transplant – POA

Prepare mail order bike – POA


Custom Build

Vintage Restoration


Powdercoating / Respray

Leather Saddle Recovering

Singlespeed / Fixed Wheel Conversion

Internal Hub Gear Servicing

Eroica Bike Preparation

Handlebar Conversion

Need something else?  Contact Alex for a chat.

Want to learn to repair bikes?  Contact Alex to organise Dead Rats Cycles Bike Clinic workshops.