Finsbury Cycles

185 Seven Sisters Road, London
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Review Rating from 12 reviews

Address
185 Seven Sisters Road, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3NS

Telephone
020 7263 0007

Region
Finsbury Park

Nearest Station
Finsbury Park (0.24 miles)

Category
Bike Shops

Opening Times
monday Opens 08:30 - Closes 18:30
tuesday Opens 08:30 - Closes 18:30
wednesday Opens 08:30 - Closes 18:30
thursday Opens 08:30 - Closes 18:30
friday Opens 08:30 - Closes 18:30
saturday Opens 08:30 - Closes 18:30
sunday Opens 11:00 - Closes 15:00

User Reviews

Reviewed by Rowan from North London
Without a doubt the worst bike shop I have ever been in. Paid a fortune for a full service, new gears, new rear disc brakes. New brakes are worst than what I took in to them. My bike is now practically unroadworthy. All I got was a series of excuses when I returned to complain. It is dangerous enough cycling in London without incompetent 'mechanics' doing an inferior job on your bike, especially brakes. Their complete disregard for customer's safety would be funny if it wasn't so dangerous. If you value your money but more importantly your LIFE then find another bike

Aug 24, 2015

Reviewed by Aspen from Manor House
These guys are always jolly, helpful and lovely. I've been coming here for 3 years and they just go out of their way to help you PLUS they are cheaper than any central London chain.

I'll keep taking my bike here and reccomend them to anyone!!

Feb 2, 2015

Reviewed by David from Haringey
I've been going here for over five years now. Good, friendly, reliable service. They don't try and sell you stuff you don't need, and have very reasonable rates for repairs. Highly recommended.

Nov 25, 2014

Reviewed by Andrew Goldstone from Crouch End
Popped in a few months ago and realised the owner used to work at Camden Bikes who I regularly used 25 years ago before they closed. Didn't know he'd opened in Finsbury Park. Had a lovely chat and despite the smallish stock, ended up buying 2 new bikes for me and my son at a good price. Went back recently to fix a puncture and a few other bits. Then the owner Len asked whether I'd had my free post-purchase service and I said no so he told me to bring in both bikes even though I was well out of time. Really friendly, helpful and knowledgable. No heavy sales pitch and a real focus on service.

Nov 2, 2014

Reviewed by Susan from London
By giving you a receipt when you hand in the bike. By having a fair pricing structure, by not charging exorbitantly for parts.By having a pricing chart to aid transparency.

Sep 8, 2014

Reviewed by David Lewis from London
Very poor service and customer service extremely lacking. Stopped using them after my dreadful experience.

Aug 6, 2014

Reviewed by Liam from Finsbury Park, London
Been to these guys on three separate occasions now and they have never failed to provide a polite, good humoured and most importantly, effective service. Just as happy to lend tools to adjust a seat or pump up a tyre as undertaking a complete refurbishment of gears. Highly recommend.

Jul 10, 2014

Reviewed by Katy from Finsbury Park
After changing the rear tyre, my bike had a sound like a hive of bees under the mud guard, a huge drag when you tried to pedal and a problem with the free wheel. They didn't listen to a word I said to them, told me I needed new breakpads (I don't) and suggested adjusting the front wheel to solve the problem.

I left £5 poorer for an unnecessary front wheel adjustment, with a still broken bike.

I'm not a good mechanic, but that's the point of a bike shop - to fix things when you can't or just don't have time.

Mar 23, 2014

Reviewed by Mike from North London
I have used these guys three times now and I have been left extremely pleased with the excellent customer service - good old fashioned service without the impression they are desperate to sell you something. Like one review said there is no pressure to make a purchase and their feedback is ostensibly balanced. I can't comment too much on the workmanship because i haven't had any significant work done by them yet, but their prices seem reasonable in this age of inordinate pricing relating to bikes. At this time, I would definitely recommend them.

Jul 16, 2013

Reviewed by KG from N8
Needed to get a puncture fixed at short notice on a bank holiday Monday. Rang Finsbury Cycles, was told to bring the bike in, no problem. Job done in less than 30 minutes (while I went shopping), helpful advice given about tyre pressure and no leaning on me to buy any other service/product from the shop. Very polite, convenient and helpful service - would recommend.

May 27, 2013

Reviewed by Mybad from North London
Beware to check what Evans Cycles are charging for the same kind of bike. I didn't and I ended up being chargd 5% more on a £700 bike.

They have a very small selection of bikes. This is a very small store!

My bike is now due for its first post purchase service which is free. However, since I work out of the area it is proving difficult to arrange a date as the shop refuses to allow me to pick up the next day explaining that they don't have storage facilities. They claim that Evans Cycles charge a £25 babysitting fee for each day a bike is left in their store. I haven't checked out if this is the case.

Overall, why would one shop in a small shop except for the individualised service. This is where the small shop has to excel or die. I gave up with Evans cycles in disgust after repeated very poor service by their in-house bike mechanic. So far I have been happy with this small shop's mechanic but that is all I have been happy with. Is that enough? Time will tell.

Name: Mybad
Location: North London

Mar 11, 2011

Reviewed by Anonymous
Massively, comprehensively unimpressed. Took my fairly high end mountain bike there to get serviced, e.g. gears tuned, disc brakes checked, some noise issues sorted etc. £35 later came out with clean disk brake rotors (which is nice enough),but fu*k all work done to the gears which are still rough and noisy, a NEW noise/vibration issue (goddamnit!) with the front disk brake as they hadn't replaced the disc brake pad properly after cleaning the brake assembly; they hadn't bothered to look at the bearings in the headset which are clearly wrecked, and they couldn't even be bothered to replace or cap the clearly frayed and worn front derailleur cable. My advice - avoid at all costs for high level repairs. They're probably ok for your toddlers' bike though, and they did turn it round in an afternoon.

Jul 17, 2010

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