28 October 2013
We are partners with the mobilecycleservice.co.uk who make sure our bikes are in good shape and fit for the COG warranty we provide. They start with a basic safety check. Even if the bike is given to us as 'brand new' we still give it the once over. These are the steps we go through, and are essential checks for anyone buying a used or pre-owned bike.
If faulty parts are discovered we assess the economics of replacing or fixing versus the re-sale value before going ahead. A bargain buy quickly becomes an almighty duff purchase if the safety check isn't done and money needs to be spent making the bike good, or even worse it's not road worthy.
We wouldn't fix cracks to carbon parts as that's a specialist job that only a few people in the country are capable of doing adequately. We think the cost and hassle of fixing carbon cracks is rarely worth it.
Check our pricing page and you can see why it can make a lot of sense to use LCE to access the second hand market for performance bikes.