Bike Servicing & Repair

When it comes to repairing your bike, we have as much interest in maintaining new bikes as we do in the old ones. We relish the challenge of catering to all types of cyclists. Whether you’re an everyday commuter, a road racer, a weekend off-road adventurer, or a fixed-wheel fashionista. We also service all kinds of electric bikes.

Our workshops are staffed by some of London's best cycle mechanics, many with decades of experience behind them. Every repair is carried out to the highest possible standard.

If you are looking for a bike service in London, please peruse our servicing and repair price list. Alternatively swing by or call up to ask us a question. It'll cost nothing for us to look over your bike and to let you know of any potential problems.


At Velorution Hackney

281 Mare Street London E8 1GR.
Please call 0207 148 5574 to book, or email [email protected], or please swing by.

At Velorution Islington

123 Essex, London, N1 2SN.
Please call 0207 148 5573 to book, email [email protected], or please swing by.


Bike Servicing

If you’re commuting daily by bike, it’s pretty safe to say that you’d like your bike to be as reliable as possible. Regular servicing and maintenance of said bike will save you no end of hassle in the long run, but most importantly, will provide you with a dependable steed which will make your commute just that bit smoother and more enjoyable. Even if you’re not a regular commuter, it’s still a good idea to make sure your bike is checked every once in a while for wear and tear. There are small measures you can undertake yourself to keep wear to a minimum, like making sure brake pads are replaced when they’re worn very low, and keeping your chain clean and lubricated.


While undertaking a service, we check and adjust everything necessary to keep your bike running smoothly. The level of service will depend primarily on the condition of your bike, although the ‘Silver’ service is usually sufficient. Some people like to keep their bike in absolute tip-top condition, so may choose to go for a higher spec service (like Gold) that includes replacing a whole bunch of parts, or even a complete strip down and re-build. We will always do our best to recommend the best service for you, especially if there’s a specific budget in mind. We don’t work on commission or anything like that here, so rest assured that we only have your best interest in mind.

Servicing Costs









Frame & forks wiped down, checked for damage and alignment  
Brake pads adjusted or replaced where necessary (plus the cost of parts)  
Gears adjusted  
Tyres checked for wear and inflated to correct pressure  
The headset and Bottom Bracket are checked for effective movement and adjusted  
Check for wear/damage to the rim and hub  
Transmission & Wheelset Removed, Cleaned & Refitted (chainset, cassette, chain, wheels and both derailleurs)    
Both wheels are trued and the spokes retensioned    
All cables are lubed and adjusted    
The bike is completely stripped down, the frame & forks cleaned, and checked for damage and alignment      
Both hubs are serviced with new bearings where necessary      
The headset and bottom bracket are stripped and cleaned with new bearings where necessary      


*Pricing does not include parts

We also offer servicing for electric cargo bikes. The equivalent silver service is £100. An e-cargo gold service costs £200.

Bike Repairs

If your bike doesn't require a complete service, just a one-off repair - like a flat tyre or a gear service - then please refer to our general price list below. If your request isn't listed below, don't fear we can sort out almost all bike-related issues. Please note that all costs exclude parts.

Puncture Repair £10
Puncture Repair (Hub geared bike) £25 
Gear Service £25
Brake Service £25
Wheel True £30
Tubeless conversion £45
Wheel Build £60
Bike Build (Not purchased from Velorution) £100
Insurance Assessment £40


Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I get my bike serviced?

A daily commuter should be expecting to get their bike serviced at least twice a year, with one of those services possibly including replacing the cassette and chain, or other wearing parts, like brake pads, cables and tyres. Occasional commuters should get their bike checked at least once a year. The amount of wear and abuse your bike will undergo will depend on the number of miles you’re doing, as well as the state of the weather or indeed the time of year. You’re welcome to swing by the shop at any time to ask us to cast our eye over your bike and when we think your bike might be due a service or to check the condition of any parts.

Do you service electric bikes?

Yes, although it does depend on which system your electric bike has. We service Bosch, Shimano, Ebikemotion, Brompton and Gocycle systems, to name a few.

Do I need to book a service?

Yes. That way we can usually complete the work in 24-48 hours and get you back on the road as soon as possible.

Can I turn up with a bike repair?

For sure. Whilst we'll likely be able to assess your bike right away, we may ask you to book the repair for a future date. This way your bike can be with us for the shortest possible amount of time.

Can I borrow a bike whilst mine is in for repair?

We have a small number of loan bikes available. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

I have an emergency, can you help me?

Pop in and we'll do our best! It's possible we can offer a running repair, enough to get you where you need to be before you return for a proper fix.