Forestside

Tues - Fri: 12-8
Saturday: 10-5
Closed Sun/Mon
07979 362020

Popup Bike Shop

Now Open At Forestside

Perfect Presents For The Cyclist In Your Life

From £10 - £100
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    • What We Do
      • Service & repair bikes
      • Diagnose faults
      • Supply quality parts
      • Build internet bikes
      • Fix punctures
      • Maintenance courses

      Conveniently located at Forestside Shopping Centre we're easy to find with ample free parking.

      We are open when you need us, 12-8 week days and all day Saturday.

    • Why Us
      • Pro grade servicing & repairs
      • Online booking form
      • Transparent pricing
      • Detailed job sheets via email
      • Fastest turnarounds
      • Insured and guaranteed

      Most shops just want to sell you a new bike and many home mechanics lack the tools and know-how.

      In our professionally fitted workshops we don't sell bikes, we only fix them.

    • How It Work
      • Choose your service level
      • Book your bike
      • Drop bike off for inspection
      • Receive full assessment via email
      • Agree work and price
      • Receive full report once complete
    Winter Service
    Get your bike ready now
    Christmas Bike?
    We can build & store it
    Early Rider
    In stock at Forestside
    • Booked my bike in for a tune up, but on inspection I could see it needed far more work. Nonetheless they had it turned around in super fast time and it now feels like new again. Thanks!
      David, Belfast.
    • Bike Spanner have been looking after my bikes since I got in to riding. Could never fault their work. Easy to pay too ;-)
      Chris, Lisburn.
    • Great news that you're now local to me, no more trekking out to Temple to have my pride and joy fettled. Good luck at Forestside.
      Paula, Belfast.
    • Went for the full service, not cheap, but worth it. Bike cost me thousands and now rides like it did the day I got it.
      Michael, Belfast.
    • Great service and fast turnarounds too, had my MTB back to me same day after giving it a service. They cleaned it too which was a bonus.
      Gavin, Saintfield.
    • After three shops failed to sort it out, Bike Spanner finally cured by clicking bike! I’m back in stealth mode on the TT’s now :)
      Mike, Carryduff.
    • Love how organised they are. Book in online. Email sent to me when I dropped the bike off, then completed job sheet detailing everything they did and the cost once completed. Pure professionalism.
      Karen, Knockbracken.
    • Wouldn’t trust anyone else. You just know they’ll do the job right. Better than these home garage boyos who always seem to be fobbing you off with inferior parts.
      Malcolm, Antrim.
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    FAQ

    • Should I book my bike in?
      YES! Booking your bike in via our booking form or phone is the only way to ensure a fast turnaround. We’ve limited space so if you just turn up with your bike we can’t guarantee to be able to take it in immediately.
    • Do I need to clean my bike first?
      YES! We simply can not and will not work on dirty bikes. To do so would not only put our mechanics health at risk (dog poo on tyres, yuk!) but means we can't fix things too. So clean it, properly, before you bring it in.

      If you really REALLY can't clean it, we will, but we charge £15 per bike (includes a drivetrain degrease) and doing so will delay your turnaround as we only open the cleaning station a couple of days a week.
    • Can I trust you to do the job right?
      100% yes. We exist today only because our attention to detail and honesty have gained us hundreds of regular customers over the years. Whilst our new trading name, Bike Spanner, is fairly new our parent company, Real Cycles, has operated in NI for nearly 20 years and is very well known as being honest and trustworthy. Ask your cycling friends.

      We're only human though, and sometimes we have a brain fade, but we stand over EVERYTHING we do. Got a problem with something we've done? Get in touch and we'll sort it.
    • Do you take card payment?
      Yes. All the usual, but not Amex.
    • I’ve an emergency, can you sort it “while I wait”?
      Very often, yes. But, and this is crucial, you MUST contact us first. Just turning up with your bike for an emergency repair won’t work. Email or call us first to arrange an emergency spot of the daily schedule.
    • Will you fit parts sourced online?
      Absolutely! It’s a big part of our service. Most of our regulars order items online for delivery direct to us, then they drop their bike in for fitment.
    • Do you use good quality genuine parts?
      Always! We have accounts with all the main suppliers and will only ever use genuine parts. We carry a range of SRAM and Shimano spares, and source most other things as required.

      We will never fit cheaper "no name" parts. It's just not cost effective to do so.
    • I've bought a bike online, can you build it?
      Absolutely! It’s a big part of our service. You can even have it delivered to us if you want. We will then build it and have it ready for collection. Please contact us beforehand though.
    • Can you fix my bike?
      We get asked this a lot, and the simple answer is without seeing it, we can’t say. Some bikes are beyond fixing, some too cheap too be economically viable, but without first being able to inspect the bike, it’s impossible to say.
    • Is my bike worth fixing?
      That depends. If it’s a cheap bike, chances are no. If it’s a good bike that is just really old and/or in a really bad way, again, chances are no.

      What do we consider cheap? We’re not bike snobs, but the reality is if it’s less than five years old and cost less than a couple of hundred pounds, it’s a cheap bike. We’ve nothing against cheap bikes but the reality is they’re often not cost effective to repair.

      Likewise, once great bikes that are now very old (over ten years) or in a bad way are often not cost effective to repair. Bike technology moves super fast and the chances are if it’s over ten years getting the parts might be a challenge.
    • Do you fix punctures?
      Yes. Well, we don't actually fix punctures, we replace tubes, but yes, we do it, and normally while you wait. Just call ahead to warn us your on the way and then drop in.

      Typically it costs £15 including the tubes. If it's a non standard bike, where the wheels are more time consuming to remove, this price will increase.
    • Do you fix electric bikes?
      As yet, no. Electric bikes require specialist equipment and more space than "normal" bikes, our workshop is not suitable for such bikes, so for now, sorry, we can't help. Sorry.
    • Do you fix kids bikes?
      Normally not. Experience has taught us that many kids bikes are simply not made to be repairable or serviceable, they’re made to be cheap. Nothing wrong with that, it’s just that it’s often not cost effective to fix them, so we tend not too.
    • Do you sell stuff?
      Other than the parts we fit when fixing or servicing bikes, no. We can get most items for you special order, but we have to question why you’d bother, being that everything is available cheap online. But, if you really want us to supply something, we’re happy to order it in.
    • Can I drop my bike to the Ballynahinch workshop?
      No. The Forestside workshop opens late till 8 most evenings, so it’s easy to drop and collect from there.
    • Can I watch you repair my bike?
      Your welcome to watch from the other side of the glass, but we can’t allow you into the workshop as we work.
    • Are you insured?
      Good question, and yes, we are insured with one of the countries leading cycle shop insurers.

      Why do we think this is a good question? Because most don't ask it, and many workshops are simply not insured. This means if you get a serious problem, or worse, the repair causes an incident, you have no recourse.
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