When Soho Bikes closed at the end of January there were a few cries from mountain bikers who were disappointed to find they’d no longer have somewhere in central London to take their bikes for fettling and fixing. Or should that just be fixing – does anyone fettle outside of Yorkshire? Anyway, for the Londoner who likes to avoid home spannering, a new solution presents itself as the following press release has just landed:
‘We are pleased to announce that Look mum no hands! (LMNH) will start offering the specialist mountain bike workshop services that were available at Soho Bikes. These include suspension fork and shock servicing, frame bearing replacement, brake bleeding, tubeless set-up, custom bike builds and Invisiframe application… As well as all the regular repairs and fixes.
‘Sam Humpheson, founder of LMNH, commented on the move: “We are really excited to be taking on Soho Bikes’ head mechanic, Mariusz, and to start offering the quality, specialist mountain bike services that Soho Bikes were famous for. By moving the entire Soho Bikes workshop set-up from Berwick Street to Old Street, the aim is to provide as much continuity as possible for customers. If you used to go to Soho Bikes you can now come to LMNH for a very similar experience and range of services.”
‘Nick Hawker, former manager of Soho Bikes added: “The workshop was the heart of our bike business in Soho and it’s fantastic this will be continued. LMNH already have an established workshop and cater for all types of cyclists, so they are well positioned to become the place in central London to have your mountain bike serviced and repaired. I’m sure our great customers from Soho will find they are very well looked after on Old Street.”‘