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Posted 28th Mar

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Halfords is offering a free Bike Service for all NHS workers This includes: Brakes and gear adjust and alignment and drivetrain lubrication. It's their bronze service.

Most people can do this themselves but if you live near one will save you some time and effort. I phoned them to make an appointment but they told me to just turn up. Only took 30 minutes.

Thanks for all help for NHS workers in these difficult times
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Only the bronze??
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They still trying to stay open I take it? Lol
Only the bronze??
In Newcastle Kingston park they put a till at the front door and no one goes in. All transaction takes place at the front door. Seems really strange as next door there's Iceland and Pets at home and people are just walking in like usual
Wonder if they say you cant leave because there's x y & z wrong with it?
Edited by: "Kammykay" 29th Mar
y_geordie28/03/2020 16:37

In Newcastle Kingston park they put a till at the front door and no one …In Newcastle Kingston park they put a till at the front door and no one goes in. All transaction takes place at the front door. Seems really strange as next door there's Iceland and Pets at home and people are just walking in like usual


All about maintaining distance to try ensure staff safety. No one needs to go in and browse air fresheners and car shampoo.
shanecr28/03/2020 16:44

All about maintaining distance to try ensure staff safety. No one needs to …All about maintaining distance to try ensure staff safety. No one needs to go in and browse air fresheners and car shampoo.


Who will they blame for nicking the stock now?
craig_alan_rickett28/03/2020 16:36

They still trying to stay open I take it? Lol


Essential bike maintenance.
Did you not know the emergency services and NHS rely on Halfords to get them to work.
So many great NHS Offers! They should do this all year round really though for NHS/Blue Light/Army etc... heat! 🔥
craig_alan_rickett28/03/2020 16:36

They still trying to stay open I take it? Lol


Most car servicing and bike places are still open. People need cars fixed still, but they've introduced distancing measures so you can't just walk round the store. It's more like going to Argos now (a staff member will get the item for you).
Believe me when I say this, it'll still run smoother than before you put in a service at Halfords
jheeks28/03/2020 17:10

So many great NHS Offers! They should do this all year round really though …So many great NHS Offers! They should do this all year round really though for NHS/Blue Light/Army etc... heat! 🔥


Army too?!
If that ever happens, let's hope them pesky Russians don't find out.
They'll make things worse anyway
queenieburns28/03/2020 17:08

Only bronze!!! Shame on you Halfords!!!!!


Better than nothing - they're under no obligation to offer anything at all. That said, the Bronze service itself is a bit naff.
Why not ALL workers that are keeping the country moving, ie Supermarket staff, drivers etc. We need them all.
Wow! free bike bronze service is really amazing.
Sooooo...I know nothing about bikes, bought a 'decent' bike a few years ago with "quad qhd-1" (I think) brakes on them. I rode the bike for about an hour total over the last few years.......recently though went to use it again, I struggled....thinking at first jeez I really am unfit (which I am anyway), but I then noticed the rear brake was basically siezing and very hard to turn (cannot spin by hand) - so like the brake is hard against it now....possibly observed some liquid on the brake lever too (maybe a red herring) - would this bronze service thing sort this? as I'd like to get back into some healthy activity after this has all blown over
Free Bronze bike service you mean.
Feverdawg29/03/2020 23:04

Sooooo...I know nothing about bikes, bought a 'decent' bike a few years …Sooooo...I know nothing about bikes, bought a 'decent' bike a few years ago with "quad qhd-1" (I think) brakes on them. I rode the bike for about an hour total over the last few years.......recently though went to use it again, I struggled....thinking at first jeez I really am unfit (which I am anyway), but I then noticed the rear brake was basically siezing and very hard to turn (cannot spin by hand) - so like the brake is hard against it now....possibly observed some liquid on the brake lever too (maybe a red herring) - would this bronze service thing sort this? as I'd like to get back into some healthy activity after this has all blown over


Is it a mechanical brake (i.e. cable instead of hydraulic)? It's probably just the a case of the the cable needing adjustment if you've ridden it so infrequently.

If that's what it is, then it can be fixed in a few minutes. This bronze service would more than do it if you can get it for free, otherwise just take it to any bike shop and they will adjust the cable for a few quid. Or YouTube it and do it yourself.
Edited by: "edanfalls" 30th Mar
Feverdawg29/03/2020 23:04

Sooooo...I know nothing about bikes, bought a 'decent' bike a few years …Sooooo...I know nothing about bikes, bought a 'decent' bike a few years ago with "quad qhd-1" (I think) brakes on them. I rode the bike for about an hour total over the last few years.......recently though went to use it again, I struggled....thinking at first jeez I really am unfit (which I am anyway), but I then noticed the rear brake was basically siezing and very hard to turn (cannot spin by hand) - so like the brake is hard against it now....possibly observed some liquid on the brake lever too (maybe a red herring) - would this bronze service thing sort this? as I'd like to get back into some healthy activity after this has all blown over


Yes they should be able to fix that. The brake just needs checking and adjusting.
edanfalls30/03/2020 01:36

Is it a mechanical brake (i.e. cable instead of hydraulic)? It's probably …Is it a mechanical brake (i.e. cable instead of hydraulic)? It's probably just the a case of the the cable needing adjustment if you've ridden it so infrequently.If that's what it is, then it can be fixed in a few minutes. This bronze service would more than do it if you can get it for free, otherwise just take it to any bike shop and they will adjust the cable for a few quid. Or YouTube it and do it yourself.



JGav30/03/2020 11:35

Yes they should be able to fix that. The brake just needs checking and …Yes they should be able to fix that. The brake just needs checking and adjusting.


Thanks - its a hydraulic one - I "looked" at it - but completely clueless with bikes so I know how it feels for those that come at me about pcs I tried searching though had limited time on the day, then it got forgotten about, couldn't see anything specific on it - but did worry that the hydraulics could have leaked - must try and get it looked at properly this weekend any luck
Feverdawg30/03/2020 14:00

Thanks - its a hydraulic one - I "looked" at it - but completely clueless …Thanks - its a hydraulic one - I "looked" at it - but completely clueless with bikes so I know how it feels for those that come at me about pcs I tried searching though had limited time on the day, then it got forgotten about, couldn't see anything specific on it - but did worry that the hydraulics could have leaked - must try and get it looked at properly this weekend any luck


Are they Avid brakes by any chance? Always seizing on when left unused a while. They need bleeding, pistons lubricating and if that doesnt work the master piston on the lever needs looking at. At that stage you might as well bin it and buy a budget Shimano unit like a MT200
Should be Gold
BORIS39730/03/2020 14:51

Are they Avid brakes by any chance? Always seizing on when left unused a …Are they Avid brakes by any chance? Always seizing on when left unused a while. They need bleeding, pistons lubricating and if that doesnt work the master piston on the lever needs looking at. At that stage you might as well bin it and buy a budget Shimano unit like a MT200


Quad QHD-1 appears to be what they are, from a sheet I found in the manuals bit on the filing cabinet......small pics on it and terminology that I'd need a rosetta stone to decypher From memory I believe pinching the brake itself would firmly stop that back wheel, and without it could be forcibly pushed, but certainly no free spin at all on it......prob something fixable with a quick glance by the trained eye.....instead I will prod it and poke it and hope for the best....like my love life
Feverdawg30/03/2020 17:40

Quad QHD-1 appears to be what they are, from a sheet I found in the …Quad QHD-1 appears to be what they are, from a sheet I found in the manuals bit on the filing cabinet......small pics on it and terminology that I'd need a rosetta stone to decypher From memory I believe pinching the brake itself would firmly stop that back wheel, and without it could be forcibly pushed, but certainly no free spin at all on it......prob something fixable with a quick glance by the trained eye.....instead I will prod it and poke it and hope for the best....like my love life


Hahaha very good The easiest thing to check is that the calipers are in the right position. There will be 2 allen bolts on the side of the caliper which enables you to slide it back and forwards (closer to the disc or away). I've just googled that model and very scientifically drawn 2 red circles over the bolts in MS Paint:

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edanfalls30/03/2020 21:50

Hahaha very good The easiest thing to check is that the calipers are …Hahaha very good The easiest thing to check is that the calipers are in the right position. There will be 2 allen bolts on the side of the caliper which enables you to slide it back and forwards (closer to the disc or away). I've just googled that model and very scientifically drawn 2 red circles over the bolts in MS Paint:[Image]


That's great, thank you I'll take a look tomorrow after work
fireman128/03/2020 16:52

Essential bike maintenance. Did you not know the emergency services and …Essential bike maintenance. Did you not know the emergency services and NHS rely on Halfords to get them to work.



Not sure if you're being serious or not but just in case - 1000s of NHS staff do rely on our bikes to get to work. For all the obviuos reasons and some extra at the Brighton hospitals I work in eg for more than a year only patients and execs are allowed to parkon site - workface staff are banned whether cleaners , drs , nurses , cooks , radiographers etc .etc. I'm 'lucky' in that I'd bike commute regardless and in being competent at essential maintenance. But a majority aren't. In the same way the majority aren't competent to do even the basics - eg change a wheel, on their car. On the bike service side such shops remaining open is the same as motor garages being allowed to open
I took advantage of this offer today. I really appreciated the guys doing the service on my bike that I purchased second hand yesterday. It gave me the reassurance that it was safe to use. They also changed a tyre on the bike and I got 10% off.
This has meant that when I'm not working I'm able to recharge and social distance away from people.

When I get more confidence in my ability I will potentially also ride it to work.

If you're in the NHS or Emergency Services this is perfect!
Chan270105/04/2020 16:08

I took advantage of this offer today. I really appreciated the guys doing …I took advantage of this offer today. I really appreciated the guys doing the service on my bike that I purchased second hand yesterday. It gave me the reassurance that it was safe to use. They also changed a tyre on the bike and I got 10% off. This has meant that when I'm not working I'm able to recharge and social distance away from people. When I get more confidence in my ability I will potentially also ride it to work.If you're in the NHS or Emergency Services this is perfect!


Is there an expiry date for this offer?
This appears to be a nice gesture, I’ve recently been given a decent enough bike but having gone out on it tonight, the brakes squeak like mad! (Disc brakes)
Think they’ll kindly sort this for me?
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