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Cleaning a bike outside our Camden bike shop

Lunar Cycles is within easy reach of Camden, Tufnell Park, Chalk Farm, Hampstead and Holloway. If you live or work in these areas, then come and visit us!

Here are the six ways we believe our bike shop provides the best possible experience for the customer.

Best bike service in Camden

For cyclists who haven’t given their bike any maintenance attention over the past year or two – our bike service will be the perfect remedy for all problems. Over the course of time, bikes will gather a lot of dirt from all the road muck in London. This causes squeaks, damages components and slows you down.

Our £65 service will involve stripping down your bike to the frame, cleaning everything and then re-lubricating and putting everything back together again. If we spot any components that have been worn out, we can replace them with your permission.

We believe our service is one of the most thorough in London.

Watch us repair your bike

You can either head off down to the Camden Brewery, which is just down the corner from Lunar Cycles and grab yourself a drink, or if we are not too busy, you are welcome to sit down and watch your bike being repaired. Our open plan workshop is perfect for this.

This is great for someone who has interest in what happens when you hand over your bike for repair.

Free courtesy bike

If your bike repair will take us a few days to complete, we know you won’t want to be without a bike. We are happy to let you borrow one of our courtesy bikes, free of charge.

Helpful advice

We are happy to take the time to talk you through your bike and cycling needs. Therefore, if you’ve got any questions about what repairs are needed or what upgrades you’d like to make – feel free to throw the question out there and we can offer advice from our years of experience. Our bike shop sells all the accessories we thoroughly recommend. For example, we sell the Schwalbe London tyres which is what we use on our bikes for puncture free riding and we thoroughly recommend it to our customers.

Custom bike builds

Looking for something a little more special and customised to your needs? We have a long history in custom bike builds. This is perfect for those looking for a bike they’ll love to ride every day.

Hub gear repairs (This is one for the Brompton owners!)

We are one of the few bike shops in London that have the experience and knowledge to service hub gears. If that’s what your bike uses, then you are in safe hands when you visit our bike shop.

Whether you are in Camden, Hampstead, Holloway, Chalk Farm or Tufnell Park – come and visit our bike shop and we’ll be happy to take on any repairs you need, provide advice and offer our carefully selected range of bike accessories.

How to find us

Bike shop based in Kentish town and very near to Camden, Chalk Farm and Tufnell Park
Arch 66 Wilkin St Mews

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  1. Russell
    July 30, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    Hi Guys – wondering if you fully service a Brompton bike?

    • Hanry
      July 30, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

      Hi Russell,

      We certainly can.



  2. Layla
    August 13, 2012 at 10:57 am #

    Do you sell second hand bikes? (namely womens large frame hybrids)

    • Hanry
      August 13, 2012 at 11:01 am #

      Hi Layla,

      We don’t have any second hand bikes at the moment.
      May well have some more in the next few months but none at the moment.


  3. Louisa
    September 7, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    I have an lovely old frame that needs the seat tube replaced. Do you do that sort of repair?

    • Hanry
      September 7, 2012 at 10:38 am #

      Hi Louisa,

      We would send the frame to our local framebuilder and he would carry out the repair.



      • Name (required)
        April 22, 2013 at 11:24 am #


        The frame of my pram broke in one spot.. Would they or you be able to rejoin that, please? It looks very straight forward if one has the machinery.



        • Lunar Cycles
          April 22, 2013 at 12:55 pm #

          Hi Heini,

          We do not have any equipment for repairing frames.

          Kind Regards,


  4. Ruth
    October 25, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

    Do you have car parking?

    • Hanry
      October 25, 2012 at 7:49 pm #

      Hi Ruth,

      Yes you can park outside our workshop.



  5. Ash
    February 17, 2013 at 3:02 pm #


    I need some help making a road bike a little more comfortable. Main issue is my reach to the breaks (i have very small hands) is over stretched, and going down a steep hill I actually can’t fully stop! As not used to drops I don’t really like using them that much and find them not great for London Traffic. Have thought about cross levers, replacing drops with moustache handle bar or flat handle bar like the Specialized Sirrus. Maybe the breaks just need some adjusting?

    Also want to add clip in pedals but as never used them before need some help there too. I have the pedals and shoes ready to go.

    Can you help with these issues?


    • Lunar Cycles
      February 17, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

      Hi Ash,

      We can certainly help, we have recently converted a few drop handlebar bikes for customers and they have been very happy with the results, we fitted riser bars and that transforms the riding position, flat bars is another option.

      Why not pop into the workshop next week and we can have a chat about this, we can also get your pedals fitted for you.



      • Ash
        February 19, 2013 at 8:28 am #

        Awesomes :) See you very soon!

  6. Ade
    June 21, 2013 at 7:24 pm #

    Could you tell me if you could repaint my bike and how much it would cost?

    • Lunar Cycles
      June 21, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

      Hi Adriana,

      We can send the frame off to be painted for you, the cost of stripping down the bike, painting the frame and then rebuilding the bike is £200+.

      Kind Regards,


  7. Damo
    September 2, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

    Hi do you guys buy second hand low rider bikes? Or know any where that would in the Camden area ? Thanks

    • Lunar Cycles
      September 2, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

      Hi Jessie, We don’t, and unfortunately I don’t know who does. Regards, Hanry

  8. Dan
    January 2, 2014 at 5:37 pm #


    What are your prices for a full service for a road bike? Or does it differ per bike and what is necessary?


    • Lunar Cycles
      January 2, 2014 at 5:57 pm #

      Hi Dan,

      A full service is £79 and includes a full clean and degrease of the frame, wheels and the drive components. The wheels are then trued and adjusted as needed. The headset is also adjusted, and the bottom bracket is removed, cleaned and greased and re-fitted.
      A complete rebuild is £129 and includes all previously mentioned with the addition of both wheel hubs being stripped and re-greased, and the headset also being stripped and re-greased.

      Kind Regards,


  9. Alfie b
    February 5, 2014 at 9:07 pm #

    How much is it to fix back and front brakes on a GT

    • Lunar Cycles
      February 6, 2014 at 8:23 am #

      Hi Alfie,

      We would need to see the bike to have an idea of what is wrong and how much it might cost to fix them.
      Pop into the workshop with the bike and we can give you a quote.

      Kind Regards,


  10. Fresh Cycle
    August 5, 2014 at 10:30 am #


    I have a Rockrider gents mountain bike; is it possible to alter/change the handle bars to allow an upright ride? Is this a service you offer, if so can you give me an indication of the prices involved?


  11. Ché
    October 23, 2014 at 11:02 am #


    So you buy secondhand carbon road bikes? Etched black frame, fulcrum racing 7 wheels, masi carbon seat post, Crane Creek brake set, ultegra 105 group set.



    • Lunar Cycles
      October 23, 2014 at 12:30 pm #


      We do not buy or sell bikes. We just do repairs.

      Kind Regards,



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