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 Post subject: Shop-Mechanic South London for single chainring conversion
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:49 pm 
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Location: Surrey Quays
Hi all,

I'm thinking of converting my bike from triple to single chainring.
I would keep the original Shimano Deore XT crankset, removing all chainrings and putting a specific one.
At the rear, I would change the derailleur with a shorter one but I'm thinking to keep the original cassette (the bike is new, so no problems of using old stuff with new stuff).

My problem is:
I've just started with "serious" cycling so don't know exactly what parts I should buy and also l don't have all the necessary tools.
I would need someone I can trust not only for the work, but for choosing the most suitable parts as well.
I'm a bit scared about going to an unreliable London shop as I could spend a crazy amount of money (they would want me to buy their components I suppose).
Can anyone recommend a bike shop or mechanic in the South London area that I can trust? I live in Surrey Quays and it would be good for me to find something south of the Thames...
Of course if there's someone in this forum who is an expert and can do the job, I'm happy to pay him-her.

Thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: Shop-Mechanic South London for single chainring conversi
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:56 pm 
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Location: B Stortford
I've heard NickTKS at Pedal-Worx.co.uk is pretty clued up and always does a good job!

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 Post subject: Re: Shop-Mechanic South London for single chainring conversi
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:06 pm 
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Location: Surrey Quays
Thank you, I'll have a look later.
Is that not in North London anyway? During the week it's a bit difficult for me to cycle "far" from South London


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 Post subject: Re: Shop-Mechanic South London for single chainring conversi
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:44 pm 
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Im in Hammersmith and could do all of that for you for pretty cheap. (I used to work as a cycle mechanic).

I've got all the necessary tools etc......drop me a pm if you want to sort something.


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 Post subject: Re: Shop-Mechanic South London for single chainring conversi
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:44 pm 
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NickTKS at Pedal-worx is in Grays, South East london

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 Post subject: Re: Shop-Mechanic South London for single chainring conversi
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:02 pm 
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Location: Surrey Quays
Thank you all, as soon as I'm back from work I'll have a look!


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 Post subject: Re: Shop-Mechanic South London for single chainring conversi
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:26 pm 
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Location: Surrey Quays
Grays looks a bit far to be honest - I forgot to say that I don't have a car so I would need to cycle....and I don't think I can jump on trains with the bike at peak time (which is the only time I'm free). I was looking for a place/someone that I can reach cycling if possible


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 Post subject: Re: Shop-Mechanic South London for single chainring conversi
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:46 pm 
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Its pretty unlikely to be a pedal in and out job.
there is a cycles uk on creek road which is about as close as they come


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135 Creek Road
Greenwich, London SE8 3BU
020 8692 3148

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 Post subject: Re: Shop-Mechanic South London for single chainring conversi
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:54 pm 
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Im in south london and always take my bike to my local at Balfe's Bikes. They have a few shops dotted round in East Dulwich, Kennington and Streatham.

http://www.balfesbikes.co.uk/pages/index.html


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