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Welcome to our Reigate bike shop and workshop (formerly Finch & Son)

Words by Balfes Bikes

on 22/12/2020 09:01:00


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Store Address

Balfe's Bikes
43 Bell Street
Reigate
RH2 7AQ

Telephone: 01737 242163
Email: reigate@balfesbikes.co.uk          
Click and Collect available

Store Opening Hours

Monday:  9am-6:00pm (BH 10-5)
Tuesday:  9am-6:00pm
Wednesday:  9am-6:00pm
Thursday:  9am-8:00pm
Friday:  9am-6:00pm (BH 10-5) 
Saturday:  9am-6:00pm
Sunday: 10am-5:00pm

Parking & Directions

Free Parking (1-hour limit) is generally available on Bell Street 100 yards up the hill from the store. There is also a pay and display car park at 83 Bell Street also 100 yards from the store £1.40/hour

Nearest Train Station: Reigate approximately a 10-minute walk away

Find our Reigate Store (formerly Finch & Son) 

Reigate is our 3rd store. We were very pleased to acquire the store from the Finch family following Chris Finch’s retirement in 2019. The location has been a bike shop since the 1930’s and is well renowned and respected by Reigate residents and those living within the neighbouring towns and villages.

Whilst we will bring a modern twist to the store with a computerized stock control system, open plan workshop and modernized retail environment, we very much aim to operate the store as the trusted local family bike shop.

Within our Reigate store you will find an array of products and brands to cater for all types of cyclists. We always have around 120 bikes on display available for immediate delivery.

Our bike ranges are tailored towards our local customers who often ride to work, school ride for leisure in the wonderful North Downs countryside whether that be, by road, mountain bike, hybrid bike or electric bike.

When visiting our store, you will find a comprehensive range of hybrid bikes covering all prices points, Brompton folding bikes for immediate collection in an array of specifications and custom colours. We always have a wide selection of Squish & Frog kids bikes on display and for most models we also have demo bikes available for your little ones to test. For road we stock a comprehensive range of bikes suitable for recreational and sportive riders. Our gravel road bike range is continuing to expand as an increasing number of our customers like the flexibility and durability which gravel road bikes offer, especially with the seemingly ever deteriorating road conditions!

Accessory-wise, we stock a good selection of all those essential parts you need to cycle through the year.

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Our workshop is locally renowned and much respected by our loyal customers whom we have kept riding for many years. We are an accredited Shimano Service Centre and accredited to service Bosch and Shimano Electric Bikes.

Whilst your bike is being repaired or serviced, we utilize a Rozone Bike Parts Washer to clean the moving parts. Rozone Bike Washers use a natural cleaning process called bioremediation to clean and degrease your bike which avoids the need for using non-environmentally solvents.

We service & repair all types of bikes, all ages shapes and sizes and even the occasional unicycle. Whilst we encourage booking online, equally we will always do our best to keep you riding and complete those on the spot emergency punctures and repairs whenever possible.

Electric Bike Demo Fleet

Our electric bike demo fleet is available to book at our Reigate store, there are always a large number of bikes available to demonstrate, whether that be a short guided ride in the nearby Reigate Priority Park or on the hills out of Reigate with one of or colleagues or for a longer period where you may want to use a mountain bike on your favourite trails.

Orange Bikes Demo Fleet

We have a fleet of Orange Bikes which are available by appointment. Our current fleet of 2021 bikes includes: Alpine 6 Pro, Stage Evo RS, Charger Pro, Surge RS, Phase Pro, Five Evo Pro, Stages 6 Factory, Switch 6 Factory. Please contact the store should you wish to book a test ride.

Brands Stocked

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Meet the Manager

Store Manager: Chris   

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Chris is new to Balfe’s but not to the industry and he and his team will be happy to share their knowledge and experience with customers visiting the Reigate store. He has been cycling for about 10 years, seriously for 7. It all started off for fitness but quickly became a bigger part of his life, whether it be out on a 50-mile ride on his Giant Propel or a leisurely ride on his Brompton to escape the norm and pursue his love of photography. Not content with this, he has set his sights on one day conquering Lands End to John O'Groats.

Workshop Manager: Rob

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Rob's bike mechanic life started in his teenage years when he was keen to be able to fix his own bikes rather than always rely on the local bike shop and this has never stopped.  Spannering his own bikes to Elite competition level - Rob has risen through the ranks to compete at the highest national level in both Mountain Bike Gravity Enduro and Dirt Jumping.
More recently he has been head mechanic and cycle guide for a holiday company in Greece showing holiday makers the best on road and off road routes whilst also keeping the fleet of bikes running in tip top condition.
Rob has a great breadth of knowledge and experiences that he will be more than happy to share with you whilst getting your bike back to health or tuned up ready for your next two-wheeled adventure.

                        

       

                     

Specialist Services Offered


  • Electric bike servicing and updates
  • Shimano Di2 servicing and programming
  • Wheel building
  • Safety checks for cycling proficiency tests
  • Hydraulic disc brake servicing
  • Suspension servicing
  • Custom bike builds
  • Brompton servicing

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