Had a double puncture (the 2nd one a pinch due to my incompetent tyre change!) on Ginger Hill at Pyecombe but was fortunate to have John stop and come to my rescue!He generously gave me his spare tube,fitted my tyre and pumped it up.Can’t thank him enough and would not hesitate to recommend him.Thanks for the help it was very much appreciated.
26 January 2018
A month ago today, I had an bike accident on the A24, in which I was knocked unconscious, suffered facial injuries and broke my hand. Whilst recovering on the roadside, John and his brother were cycling by and came to my assistance, by recovering my bike and taking it home whilst I waited for the ambulance.
John, thank you very much for coming to my assistance, and storing my bike until I was well enough to collect it.
19 October 2017
Thanks for your help at Stan’s bike shack last week when I came in with a damaged rear tyre, I got home safely, and the replacement tyre was a big improvement on the original.
17 August 2017
I would like to thank John at Bike Buddy for the work he did on my Canyon road bike. This was the second time I have used Bike Buddy and on both occasions I have been delighted with the work that was carried out. I am of the opinion that John provides a far more personalised service than you receive from many bike shops in the area. He took the time to talk me through all the work that had been completed and even gave me some useful tips on how to maintain certain aspects of my bike. I left with my bike looking as good as new and riding beautifully. I will be recommending John to my cycling friends and will definitely be back in the future. Thanks again. Andy
05 July 2017
hi i would just like too say thanks very much for yesterday i come in with a bent hanger on my boardman mtb and you fixed it for me the gears are working ever better now once again thanks very much steve smits
19 June 2017
This was the first time I have used John’s services and I have been delighted. I gave John quite an unusual challenge in that I had converted my mountain bike into a high power e-Bike, but had some snags that I was unable to resolve and needed help. John was brilliant; exceptional customer service and great updates along the way. John was able to resolve my rear wheel alignment, and brake disc alignment, reposition and re-span my levers, check and adjust my gear mechs (front and rear) and also fit new higher gearing better matched to the bikes cruising speed. The bike now rides fantastically! I have never used a bike mechanic before, but now I consider Bike Buddy to to be my go-to place. Thank you!
29 April 2017
Just used Bike Buddy for the first time – friendly and very efficient service. Went out of his way to get the service done as quickly as possible for us. Would highly recommend John!
17 April 2017
John at Bike Buddy is without doubt the best bike mechanic is West Sussex. I ride 10 hours a week, and have used a variety of bike mechanics, but in my opinion nobody can match the diligence, care and quality of work that Bike Buddy consistently delivers time after time. After taking (or having collected) your bike to John for the first time you will be set up for the rest of your cycling life!
15 January 2017
Thank you for your hard work/skill. The bike is brilliant and looks like new again amazed with it😀👍. Road bike (which is loved and kept warm in the house) coming your way early next year. Massive thanks and what a great service.
See you soon 👍
15 November 2016
John, thanks so much for being a good samaritan today and picking me and my bike up by Steyning Bowl.
It was really good to meet you and share some time together.
I was undone by a tiny piece of flint, and the tyre was wrecked – but meeting you and sampling your superb service made the day all the more enjoyable.
All the best for you and the business.
29 October 2016
John’s service is always amazing – non-patronising and explanatory on what is required to solve the problem. My Argon 18 Nitrogen always comes back purring when John has serviced the bike, in fact I would say John goes the extra mile to make the bike operate at its best capacity and resolve the issue. Incorporating a super useful the pickup and drop off service makes using Bike Buddy a no-brainer.
26 September 2016
Many thanks for your message and your amazingly helpful service yesterday. Yes, we made it to Guildford without any further mishap!
I will certainly recommend your services to others who might be cycling in the West Sussex area.
And finally thanks for your concern as shown by your follow up enquiry – you are very kind, as well as being an excellent mechanic!
All the best
18 August 2016
I took my Bobcat out for a spin the other evening.
Wow, what a profound difference you have made to it. It rides better now that when I bought it brand new.
I didn’t realise, unbeknown to me, over the years, how much of a ‘fight’ it had become riding it.
It runs so smooth now.
It’s no wonder you (& the Mrs.) are winning ‘all’ the local road races now – with this ’secret advantage’ !
When you get a mo. perhaps you could collect my Mount Vision & work your same ‘Midas’ touch on it.
Thanks again & all the best.
15 August 2016
John took my son’s bike & serviced it so it is working well again. He also came & checked my bike before I completed Ride London 46 at the weekend. He did a great job & my bike stood the test! Many thanks.
01 August 2016
John at Bike Buddy took my 20+ year old Gary Fisher mountain bike and has worked his magic.
It’s like new again, the level of workmanship is a credit to Bike Buddy. I genuinely can’t believe it’s the same bike, everything has been done with such care and attention. Johns passion for bikes is clear to see in the service he provides along with the quality overhaul he completed.
Bike buddy is now my Go to Bike mechanic!
YNM Fitness training Worthing
15 July 2016
Really pleased with the speed & quality of the service that John provided. My bike looks like new & I can’t wait to test it out properly. Efficient & caring. Much appreciated.
12 July 2016
My beloved Pinarello is beautiful again! It had become dirty and worn through plenty of use and I just didn’t have the time or skill to sort it myself, so having heard great things about John’s work, I asked him to give the bike some TLC for me. Within half an hour of having collected it, I had a call to let me know what was needed to bring it back to life. I gave the go-ahead to renew the chain, wheel bearings etc and within a couple of days I had my machine back in pristine condition. The quality of the ride was phenomenal – thank you so much! John has a wealth of experience in cycling, both riding and maintenance, so also offers advice on how your bike’s setup and ways you may improve the ride. Cheers to the Bike Buddy!
14 May 2016
If you want top level care and attention to detail then John at Bike Buddy is your man. He has worked wonders on my winter Condor and my Colnagos. He is a great source of sound advice and seems to treat every bike in his care as if it were his own, never rushing and prioritising a quality job. Thanks John.
05 May 2016
John is a very knowledgeable bike mechanic. He has both serviced and carried out various upgrades and repairs to my De Rosa Superking and I would have no hesitation in recommending his services to other cyclists. I particularly value his thoroughness and attention to detail.
03 May 2016
John did a brilliant job building my new Colnago M10. Not only did he guide me in choosing the the right parts, but then built the bike with great care and attention to detail. A super job and I look forward to many great rides on it. Thanks Bike Buddy.
30 April 2016