Full service carried out to very high standard…friendly and full of knowledge
Great guy Jonathan, very knowledgable, professional and yet friendly.
Like to support the smaller local businesses and he’s worth chatting to for advice etc.
A little tricky too find him but worth it.
Serviced my winter bike, efficiently and within an agreed price and with free delivery! Give him a call 👍
First proper run out on the bike this year, just short of 8 and a half miles, putting the new back wheel and mech through it’s paces after having it all rebuilt by “Steel Town Cycles”, who did an absolutely brilliant job.
Got up to 30mph on some points, felt good to be able to put it into top gear again without wondering if anything was going to break 🙂
If your cycling through the area on the coast to coast, or just need some work on your bike, steeltown will give you an honest assessment.
Peter Shaw – Consett
Jonathan’s excellent impartial advice helped me select my daughter’s first geared bike which she is delighted with. Thank you for ensuring it was built to her requirements and for your excellent service.
Steel Town Cycles were asked by Stuart to prepare his bike for the Keilder Chiller 24hrs MTB marathon.
He asked if we’d check the bike for anything that would prevent him from finishing the event. In particular he was concerned about a noise and strange feel to the suspension fork. At Steel Town Cycles one of our favourite jobs is building custom bikes from the frame up. The advantage being a customer gets the exact bike he/she wants with their choice of components.
So for Stuart’s bike we stripped down the bike to the frame and meticulously cleaned everything, degreased the drivetrain and front derailleur. We performed an inspection of the bottom bracket and Headset and reassembled with fresh grease. We then got on with a full 200hr fork service checking and replacing any worn seals and reassembling with appropriate fluids.
Now we had a clean drivetrain this was restored to the bike. Spoke tensions on the 27.5er wheelset was checked and adjusted as required. The bike was nearly back together now. On completion a coat of polish was applied to finish the bike off
Here is what Stuart said on completing the event with a fantastic 13th place in the solo class.
So my daughter needed an urgent repair to one of her wheels before the National road race. He did a lovely job at short notice and even opened up on his day off Weds to ensure we had it back in time! Lovely friendly and competent service. My daughter won silver in the U23 category btw!
John Henderson – June 2018
I heartily recommend STC. Great service, quick response and people who care about your bike. I’ll definitely be back.
Gez – Blackhall Mill, March 2018
I can thoroughly recommend Jonathan at Steel Town Cycles. He gives sound advice and a great service. I called in for chat about appropriate tyres for my hybrid for an upcoming ‘ride the night’ through London. There’s no attempt to ‘upsell’, just good, honest advice. After our chat I had no hesitation for Jonathan to do the work required. I dropped my bike off the next day and had a call within a couple of hours to say the bike was ready. Couldn’t feel more confident that my bike will do the business. Thank you!
Jan – Consett, April 2018
I am bowled over by the knowledge and cycling joy Jonathan has. As a novice I was a little nervous but I was offered, promised and delivered a great service of my “new” old bike so that I can now have no excuses not to go for a “ride” for the first time in 35 years. Dont be shy do get in contact with him for any cycling needs
Richard – Leadgate, April 2018
I found out about Steel Town Cycles from Facebook and thought I’d pop down after my gears started to jump and slip. Supplied and fitted a new chain, cassette and cable to my mountain bike. Friendly and helpful advice with different price points suggested for replacement parts. Back pedalling again now, thank you! – Gordon, Consett – November 2017