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FREE Bike Check @ Halfords
Was looking for a quick check for my bike... At the moment Halfords is doing a free one. It's not a comprehensive one, but if you don't have major complaints, it's great to make sure that your bike is safe to ride.

The check covers the following areas:
- The handlebars
- The wheels, tyres, and hubs
- The drivetrain: the gears, chain, and bottom bracket
- The brakes
- The saddle

You can also check if your council does Dr. Bike events, but they only happen once or twice a month (if at all).

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Do they adjust breaks ect for you? Or do they just check it only?

buzymum

Do they adjust breaks ect for you? Or do they just check it only?



I would imagine it's a free check and any work would be chargeable.
Similar to how some garages offer a "free" MOT, but then find heaps wrong with your motor.

Atleast its a start

I wouldn't let any Halfords employee touch a bike. They are likely to ruin it.

termite

I wouldn't let any Halfords employee touch a bike. They are likely to … I wouldn't let any Halfords employee touch a bike. They are likely to ruin it.


Well, some might not (how do you tell) but I wouldn't take that chance either.

You may as well take your bike to your local Indian takeaway, the chef in there will likely be a better bike mechanic than your average Halfords employee.

buzymum

Do they adjust breaks ect for you? Or do they just check it only?


No, but they might check the brakes.

Echo the comments on trusting halfords. Most local bike shops would have a quick look at tell you what needs done.

Most people with a pair of eyes could check these things... It would take more effort to take the bike to Halfords than to just spend 5 minutes checking it yourself.

Halfords Bike check:
Halfords spotty youth: Urrr your bikes knackered. Let me sell you a new one...

my local Halfords there's 2 lads I trust with my bikes and 3 others I wouldn't trust to find their own **** even if they sat on their hands..

Every bike shop does a free check?

Apocc

You may as well take your bike to your local Indian takeaway, the chef in … You may as well take your bike to your local Indian takeaway, the chef in there will likely be a better bike mechanic than your average Halfords employee.


Can also cook you a decent curry whilst you get your bike fixed.:D

Worst place to take your bike for servicing!
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