Dedicated Bike Specialists


Bike Servicing



These days bikes come in all shapes and sizes and the range of components such as suspension forks, brakes and gear change systems can be a little daunting .  Equally the number of special tools needed to properly service and repair your bike is growing and constantly changing.

It is therefore important to keep your ride well maintained and running smoothly by a qualified and experienced mechanic.

At Gawler Cycles we can take care of all your servicing and repair needs.  Whether you want to upgrade your current ride with some of the latest equipment on offer, or have your faithful old bike given a bit (or a lot) of TLC we will get the job done in a timely and professional way. 


People often ask how much it is going to cost to service their bike and it can be difficult to give an exact figure even after a thorough  examination of a bike,  Parts vary/fluctuate in price and somethings can not be seen without removing something else first.  We can however offer a three levels of services which provide guidelines as to how in-depth a service should be and therefore provide a guide as to how much a service might cost.  

It is always our practice to inspect a bike upon arrival, ask questions about your needs and listen carefully to what you want to get out of a service.  This way we can suggest which service is most appropriate.

Alternatively we can carry out specific repairs without the need for a full "service" in which case a price per individual service element or part replacement can be estimated prior to the work being carried out.


In addition, all geared bikes purchased from Gawler Cycles receive a free first service at between four and six weeks from date of purchase.  It's a great opportunity to ensure that any small problems are rectified before they develop into larger ones and it's a chance to adjust gear, brakes and other things that tend to "settle in" during this period.

Following this free service, we recommend that you have your bike serviced on a regular basis. 

Servicing your bike regularly greatly enhances the cycling experience as well as increasing the reliability and longevity of your machine.

Remember, the better your bike runs the more likely you will ride it and that's what it's all about. 

Standard Service
Geared bike      $119 (+ parts)
BMX:                 $89 (+ parts)
E-Bike:             $159 (+ parts)

The following takes place during a standard service.

  •  Clean bike.  (bikes that are muddy or excessively greasy may incur an extra cleaning charge.)

  •  Lubricate chain and other working parts.

  •  Check brakes, brake cables/hoses, brake levers, pads etc.  Adjust as required.

  • Check gears, gear cables and adjust as required.

  •  Check headset adjustment.

  •  Check bottom bracket adjustment.

  •  True wheels (minor true on bike only)

  •  Check tyre pressure, and condition.

  •  Check all nuts, bolts, allen keys, quick release levers etc are tight.

  •  Check operation of suspension if applicable.

  • Test ride.

Standard Service Plus
The "Standard service plus"  Includes all the elements of the Standard ServicePLUS other elements as required each of which have a separate albeit reduced labour cost.

Examples of additional servicing elements not covered by a standard service could include :

  • Bleeding Hydraulic Brakes

  • Overhauling bottom Brackets

  • Overhauling gear shifters

  • Overhauling headset

  • Tubeless tyre conversions

For pricing relating to these additional service elements please phone or call in to discuss, or simply mention during the booking in of your bike for the service.

Deluxe Service
Minimum Price $299*  ( Plus Parts)

The "Deluxe Service" covers all the elements of our "Standard Service" and "Standard Service Plus" but also involves a complete strip down of your bike, dismantling, cleaning, and reinstalling each part.

During the Deluxe Service all cables will be replaced (at no extra cost)  and for road bikes this will also involve replacing the handlebar tape with the tape of your choice.  The price of bar tapes vary, so this should be discussed at the time of booking the service.

*The price of a Deluxe service may vary depending on complexity.  Elements such as Internal cable routing, electronic drive-train/shifting firmware upgrades, replacement of bearings in linkages on dual suspension bikes and other complications are examples of areas that would likely affect the price of the Deluxe Service.

*A Deluxe Service does not include suspension overhauls.


Replacement of parts during service

It will be assumed that minor parts that are worn and need replacement will be replaced without notification. Parts that fall into this category would include, but not be limited to, cables, brake pads, grips and other low cost items,

If a major part needs replacement or the total of the parts that need replacement is significant, we will contact you prior undertaking the work.

It may become apparent during the course of a service that a major part or parts may need to be replaced,  If after discussing the additional cost it is decided not to proceed any further with the service, a pro-rata service charge will be applied for work that has already been carried out.