My husband is currently serving a 6 month detachment in Afghanistan and as a surprise for him I am trying to have his bike resprayed and some elements upgraded. (New bottom bracket, carbon bars and seat post and new brakes).
I emailed 3 bike shops in my area (Cosford/Shrewsbury). None of the shops replied to my email. After a week I phoned each of the shops and they all found the email!
I have received some information back from the shops regarding rough prices for the respray but when I asked for more information on parts and prices, I am still waiting.
I work out that the total cost will be between £600-£800, I thought any bike shop would be interested in the work.
I think if I had been a bloke looking for this work done I would have been taken more seriously.