Repair Options & Packages


We will strive to get our customers back in the saddle within 24 - 48 hours of dropping off your bike*, and unlike other shops, we don't charge you extra. If we can fix it on the spot, we will.  This is our commitment to all of our customers as we want to get you back in the saddle a soon as possible! We can fix your flat tire and have you back "on the road" in under 30 minutes for about $20, which includes the new tube. Just drop by anytime - it might only take 5 minutes!

* The only delay one may expect would be availability of parts required for your repair.  If the parts are in stock, it won't be a problem, and we do stock the largest inventory of bicycle components in Atlantic Canada, so the odds are pretty good.  If we don't have the parts, we will order them ASAP so as to not hold up your repair.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us via email or call us at 902-425-1756.

We also offer free air and a repair station outside our store 24/7 - The Schraeder chuck is set to 65psi. If you need a presta adapter or more than 65psi, then come on in.


Our technicians and service writers have over 100 years of combined experience in bicycle repair, earning us a reputation for quality and trustworthiness. Each technician has their own work station, furnished with a full complement of bicycle specific tools, allowing them to devote their attention to the repairs at hand.

When you bring in your bike for service, we always start with a free, no-obligation estimate of the work that's needed. One of our service writers will discuss your bicycle with you and carefully explain what we recommend, always respecting your choices and budget

Tune ups and Overhaul Packages

Maintenance packages 


(Tune Up 1)


(Tune Up 2)


(Drive train)




(Major Overhaul)

Adjust hubs


Overhaul hubs *





Adjust bottom bracket


Overhaul bottom bracket*





Adjust headset


Overhaul headset*





True wheels laterally



True wheels (lateral and radial), tension and dish




Lightly clean and lubricate drivetrain

Thoroughly clean and lubricate drivetrain (cranks, chain, cassette)



Lightly clean bike, inspect frame and fork

Polish/wax bike frame





Remove derailleur cables, inspect inner wires and housing, lubricate


Remove brake cables, inspect inner wires and housing, lubricate



Adjust derailleurs, align derailleur hanger

Disassemble and clean derailleurs



Check tires for wear and damage, correct mounting and inflation

Adjust brakes, resurface pads and rims if necessary


Install accessories




Perform complete safety inspection, torque all bolts to spec







* Includes fresh grease and new loose ball bearings in cup and cone style headset, hubs or BB


The labour charges listed above do not include any parts which may be necessary to complete your bike's maintenance. When your bike is dropped off, a service writer will perform a check-over of your bike, and inform you of any possible parts that may need to be replaced. Should an issue come up during the maintenance process, you will be contacted regarding any possible increase in cost.

If you wish to schedule an appointment, call or use this form. You may need to drop by with the bike in any case, so we can assess the repair properly, especially during the spring/summer when our technicians are quite busy.


Having difficulties getting time to bring your bike in for service, or have no way to bring your bike to the shop?  We have your answer.  We can pick up your bike(s) with our service truck outfitted with Thule racks, and deliver to you the next day.  Cost is $20 plus tax for the Halifax Peninsula; call or email for other parts of HRM.

Drop us a line if you have a question or want to schedule a pick up or call us at 902-425-1756.


The following services may be added at the time of the service to the above labour packages, if not already included.

  • Install shift cable & housing install: $20-25/ea. (parts included)
  • Install brake cable & housing install: $20-25/ea. (parts included)
  • Install brake pads (rim brakes only): $15-25/pair. (parts included)
  • Install tube: $10/ea. (parts included)
  • Install chain & cassette/freewheel: $20. (parts extra)
  • Install frame parts (BB, headset): $15/ea. (parts extra)


We love building wheels, and with thousands of wheelsets worth of experience, we're really good at it too! Come in for a consultation and see how we can tailor a wheelset to your specific needs at a lower price, and at less weight than the prebuilt competition!

Wheel builds are done at a flat rate of $60 each.


Our service writers and technicians are professionally trained and certified to quote for Insurance Claims on all bicycle makes and models, not just the ones we sell. We can offer direct billing to the insurance provider so the client can get out on their bike as quickly as possible; we charge $50 for this service.


Advanced level work is performed on a case by case basis at an hourly rate of $60. This allows us to provide our customers with accurate and honest pricing based on the actual amount of time invested in servicing their bike. Examples of work that would be charged at this rate would be projects, overhauls, restorations, problem solving, custom work, and fabrication (less the cost of materials).

We also specialize in suspension and hydraulic service, such as brake bleeding, pivot replacement, or damper overhauls. We encourage proper hydraulic maintenance; it will keep your bike running smooth and safely over a prolonged period of time, and save you expensive future repair costs!

Our service staff is professionally trained and certified to work on all bicycle makes and models, not just the ones we sell. And every member of our service team participates in training sessions with factory service techs several times each year. So, whether it’s a minor tune-up or a major overhaul, you can count on us to do the job right the first time, every time. 

Services and Rates


Cyclesmith 30 day new bike check-up and tune
Cyclesmith work on warranty
Minimum labour charge

Wheel Work

Install new tire and/or tube
Install downhill tire and/or tube requiring DH tire levers$14
Install rear tire on chaincase bike or BMX bike with pegs$20
Install tubular tire (glue extra)
True wheel
Install spoke & true
Build new wheel$60
Install new front wheel (includes tire install)$15
Install new rear wheel (includes cassette or freewheel & tire installation)$20
Tubeless conversion (per wheel, does not includes valve, rim strip or sealant)$25


Adjust front hub
Adjust rear hub
Overhaul hub* (replace bearings, hub axle or freehub body)
$20 Front, $25 Rear
Overhaul coaster brake or 3 speed hub*


Adjust brakes (includes labour to replace pads)
Bleed disk brakes
$40 ea


Road shifters install (pair), includes retaping
Mountain shifters install (pair)


Adjust gears
$20 front or rear
Install / replace chain$ 10
Adjust bottom bracket$12
Re-pack bottom bracket (may require extra labour for seized parts extra or other issues)$30
Install bottom bracket (cartridge, includes removal of old BB)$10-$25


Adjust headset
Overhaul headset*
Install headset
Face & ream headtube


Install fork
Overhaul suspension fork
Oil change for air/oil open-bath fork
$30 ea
Cut fork steerer tube
Align fork ends or frame dropouts

Accessory Installation

Install computer
Install computer with cadence
Install computer with power sensor (Garmin, etc.)
Install rack
Install clip-on fenders
Install full-wrap fenders
Install kickstand
Install training wheels
Install road bike handlebar & wrap handlebars
Install grips
$ 5
Install handlebar tape
Install bar ends
Install toe clips & straps
Install pedal cleats

Other Repair Services

Assemble shipped bike
Assemble new bike (Pro build)
Assemble kit bike
Swap frames
Rebuild suspension frame pivots
Check frame alignment
$25 - $50
Rustcheck with bottom bracket/headset overhaul$45
Rustcheck frame only$15
Pack bike for shipping