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Bike Fit in Aylesbury / Wycombe / Oxford area

fishywebfishyweb Posts: 173
edited March 2010 in Road beginners
I've been gettig problems with a sore hamstring after recent rides, so am thinking a proper bike fit might be the answer. Anyone know where I can get one in the Aylesbury / Wycombe / Oxford areas?
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  • APIIIAPIII Posts: 2,010
    If you can make it a bit further to Stony Stratford (near Milton Keynes) you could try these guys.
    http://www.twenty3c.co.uk/
  • Slow DowncpSlow Downcp Posts: 3,041
    A bit further afield, but a trip to Epic Cycles would be £50 well spent.
    Carlsberg don't make cycle clothing, but if they did it would probably still not be as good as Assos
  • 22-4822-48 Posts: 48
    Rock n Road in Southampton, offer by far the best bike fitting service in the south of England, definitely worth the trip down to them.
  • I'd recommend Twenty3C as mentioned above. I had a fitting a few weeks ago and the service was very good.
  • hammeritehammerite Posts: 3,408
    Spoke to someone who recommended Trisports in Letchworth.

    Also there's Velomotion in MK, but it's a bit pricey.
  • I went to AW Cycles in Reading, v good and inexpensive, alot closer thanks ome of the other alts suggeste here, but there must be several nearer you, several substantial bike shops in Wycombe that I dont know personally but must have something decent to offer or not sure they'd survive as long as they have.
  • fishywebfishyweb Posts: 173
    Thanks for all the above suggestions. I'm actually leaning towards The Bike Whisperer, who I learned about from another source. Not very close, but seems to be impeccably recommended.

    BTW, the only bike shop that I know of still in Wycombe is Cycle Care, but there's nowt about fitting on their web site. The big shop on Oxford Rd (I don't recall its name) closed a few years ago.
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  • HonestAlHonestAl Posts: 406
    I'd give cycle care a call and ask them, the guy who runs it seems a very decent bloke, I can't see any evidence of their having the gear to do a fitting but I'm sure he'd point you in the right direction to get the job done properly

    I'm less enthused than Jane about AW. I had a fitting there prior to buying a bike off them, which was OK (but I've changed the stem since, the one they supplied feels too long to me) but if you try talking to them about your measurements afterwards, they seem to focus on selling you another bike (both myself and my son have independently had the same experience) or you paying more money - they tell me it costs them £50 every time they use their software ...
    "The only absolute statement is that everything is relative" - anon
  • protoproto Posts: 1,476
    fishyweb wrote:
    BTW, the only bike shop that I know of still in Wycombe is Cycle Care, but there's nowt about fitting on their web site. The big shop on Oxford Rd (I don't recall its name) closed a few years ago.


    This one has opened in High Wcombe quite recently

    http://www.freewheelin-bikes.co.uk/index.html

    Owned by Andy Clarke, a very serious road rider in his day. You'd get good advice in there.
  • mrolimroli Posts: 3,622
    Go see the Bike Whisperer in Ealing - Scherrit is a good guy and will look after you well. Dead easy to get to as well.
  • Mike a Bike Dynamics isn't a million miles from you. Have a look at his website. He is very thorough.
  • Tfund1Tfund1 Posts: 12
    +1 for Mike at Bike Dynamics - best money you will spend. saved by knees that man did!!
  • fishywebfishyweb Posts: 173
    I'm now booked in to see Scherrit, The Bike Whisperer next week. From reading various reviews, I have faith that he can whisper my woes away! :)

    (That's not to say that I believe the other suggested people would be unable to help - thanks for all your suggestions).
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