Grease Monkey Cycles is an Edinburgh based bicycle services company operating throughout the central belt of Scotland focused on convenience.
Our business was born out of the need for hassle free cycle maintenance in a world with increasingly busy lives and little free time. People want to enjoy their precious spare time as much as possible, the ‘weekend warriors’ mountain biking at the weekend, the ‘mamils’ getting as many road miles in as possible when the weather permits and of course those who just rely on their bike as their main mode of transport. No one enjoys having to take a sick or injured bike to have it fixed, let alone having to take time off from work, put it into the car, and drive it there.
Our bike servicing packages include free collection and delivery of your bike from your place of work or home between 9am and 9pm, 6 days per week. We have a fleet of courtesy bikes, which can be borrowed if required, and we guarantee a turn around within 48 hours.
If we were cut in two this is what it would say in the middle;
Integrity – We take pride in providing efficient, professional service on a timescale that fits around your busy life.
Empathy – We love riding as much as you, so we understand the need to get you back in the saddle as quickly as possible.
Authenticity – Face to face or over the phone we’ll be there for you and your bike from start to finish. We’re honest, upfront and professional, if it ain’t broke, we wont fix it.
Maintenance options – Simple Service, The Norm, Full Bhuna or odd jobs
Suspension Servicing – when the bo-ing is gone from your bounce
Emergency – for when you need a quick fix
Open Surgery – drop in clinic open all weekend
Spanner School – learn to DIY
David irons his shirts and loves to cook. However when he is not being domestic, he also has a thing for palindromes and has found them strangely successful in choosing habitation. His favorite bicycle was one owned when he was a kid, complete with rear hub break meaning he could easily do the longest skid in his village.
Since then, his tastes have somewhat refined and his cycling areas of expertise have expanded to back country and bike packing. Other hobbies of his include a “wee bit of everything”. This entails skiing, sailing, climbing- generally anything outdoors!
Stuart drinks only Ribena, no hot beverages will cut it. He enjoying digging bike trails as much as riding them and owns a collection of shovels for such occasions. His areas of cycling expertise being skids and wheelies, his favorite bike to do so on was a 2006 Specialized P1. Aside from cycling, he loves camping and walking .
Joe eats porridge every day for breakfast. He has a scar on his chin (not visible in the photo) that the lead singer of arcade fire gave him, and one on his arm caused by a rabbit warren. His areas of expertise are in single track and fixing wheels. His favorite bicycle he ever owned is his new one, an on-one inbred. Steel frame, 29″ wheels, one gear, carbon fork and light. Apart from riding he also loves climbing, trail running, reading and growing his beard.
Alex is the newest addition to the team. Almost always an early riser she however never has time to put matching laces in her shoes. Her expertise is in touring, having toured on four continents in the last six years. Her favorite bike was a green custom build touring bicycle owned for a brief two months and her other hobbies include juggling random objects and playing guitar.
Rory dances worse that most peoples dads. Fact. He can also eat a scary amount of chicken. His areas of biking expertise are in downhill, all mountain and cross country. His first downhill bicycle was a black Santa Cruz V10 called Vanessa. Sadly she snapped when Rory hit a tree during an emergency horizontal stop and he has never quite gotten over her. When he’s not biking he plays American football for the Napier University Knights and East Kilbride Pirates.
Vicky loves the great outdoors with an ideal weekend involving taking her bike, a bivvy bag and climbing gear into the hills. She loves a good single track trail, either at a trail centre or through exploration in pastures new. Her favourite bike is currently her Specialized Rumor mountain bike. Vickys happiness increases exponentially when eating chocolate, cake or flapjack.
Jamie has been a cross country mountain bike racer for over 7 years but has recently been getting slow due to ‘uni life’. He loves wild adventures and eating sandwiches.
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