Abbotsford Cycles' Essential Service goes further than the average bike service.

We believe the parts we work on in the Essential Services are the minimum preventative maintenance a machine like a bike needs on a regular basis.


What do we do in an Essential Service?
  • Clean, lube and adjust derailleurs
  • Clean and lubricate the chain
  • Lube brake and gear cables
  • Adjust brakes and gears
  • Wheel true in the bicycle
  • Grease front hub
  • Clean braking surface of rims/rotors
  • Scrub/face brake blocks
  • Frame wipe down, clean dirt from bearings
  • Tighten mudguards, racks, lights, general fittings etc
  • Inflate tyres
What do we check and advise upon?
  • Inspect bicycle for potential problems, ie frame/fork alignment
  • Check for play in bottom bracket, head and rear hub bearings
  • Check operation of suspension forks
  • Check pedals for wear
  • Inspect tyres for wear, cuts and glass
  • Check both seatpost and headstem (quill) will move in frame and fork
  • Advise on necessary upgrades or helpful accessories
  • Advise of safety issues
What does it cost?

The cost of an Essential Service is $150 inc GST. Additional labour/parts are provided at an additional cost. Abbotsford Cycles will provide a quote prior to starting the work, usually when the bicycle is brought in. We will contact you for your approval where additional costs more than $20 above quote are identified as the work proceeds. You can prearrange a limit on costs.

How long will we need your bicycle?

Our booking system is based on completing the work and returning the bicycle to you by 5pm on the specified day.

If an unforeseen issue arises, you will be alerted about the problem and proposed solutions, and new expected pickup time/day.

A Specialized Stumpjumper dual suspension mountain bike is shown in a workstand in the workshop having an Essential Service performed on it