A Friendly Bike Shop in the North of Cambridge City (Girton)

Chris's Bikes is on Thornton Way, 5 minutes from Cambridge City centre. We have great deals on new bikes by Fahrrad Manufaktur, Giant, Dawes and Dahon as well as on accessories and clothing. We've been in business since September 1992 and are known for excellent quality service and repair work. We also hire bikes to individuals and to organisations.

We now offer bikes and equipment TAX FREE with the Cycle to Work (C2W) Scheme

Please note, though, that some of our special offers may not be available through this scheme due to extra costs involved but with the tax free element you will probably significantly beat the special offer price anyway!

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VSF Fahrrad TX Randonneur.

The respiro is an awesome saddle. I love it on all bikes !
Great quality CrM04 steel frame
Tubus rack....the best in the world.
Full hub dynamo lighting system and B&M LumotecIQ CYO TR senso plus and  standlight at rear.
Quality Elite bottle cage as standard
Fantastic value for money.

Tubus front low rider as standard.
Bell is quality Japanese and will not break after 2 weeks !

Eat your heart out modern day Dawes Galaxy /Ridgeback variants etc etc. Here is a really outstanding proper quality tourer---the VSF Fahrradmanufaktur TX Randonneur.

Take a look at the pics and see for yourself. If you want to look at it in real life and ride it then pop into the shop.If you want to know more detail then call me.

Price £1499

Latest Deals on Bikes, Clothing, Parts and Accessories

We work hard to get hold of some incredible deals for our customers on New Bikes, Cycling Clothing and Parts and Accessories. Here are just some of the latest offers.


Friday, February 9, 2018

Fahrrad Manufaktur

If you need a really good quality commuter or touring bike then look at my article on Fahrrad Manufaktur bikes under bike reviews.You cannot beat these bikes for quality and value.I have many bikes in stock with many different configurations-------some hub geared 7 or 8 speed sachs or shimano.Some have coaster brake as well as v brakes,some do not.Some have fully enclosed chainglider chainguards,some do not.Others are multigeared with many different specs.Some have Magura hydraulic brakes.If you are 7' tall they will make a bike that fits you. I could go on and on.Just remember you can not buy a bike of this quality from major manufacturers at anything like as good a price.

I have quite a few pics and reports on these bikes throughout the site---take a look at another model here----T300 8 speed with magura hydraulic brakes.A mouthwatering ride fantastic quality!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Giant Anthem. 2011.

Giant Anthem sale 2011.

Anthem Advanced SL 0. 2011. large. RRP £6750. My price £2999.

Giant Defy Composite 2012 /2013

Giant Defy Composite 1 . 2013   £1899. My price £1399.Only 1 X/L left

Giant TCR Advanced Womens. 2012.

Giant TCR Advanced W. 2012.Full Advanced frame,fork and steerer. Full Sram Force running gear.

Medium only.

RRP £2999

My price £1500.One available.

Only one left now. This  is a gorgeous bike and a true bargain !!

Giant SCR C0 frameset.

Giant SCR C0 frameset.Brand new.Era is 2008, 2009ish. Medium (50cms ).

This is a handmade frame from T700 or T800 carbon.I have included the correct full carbon (carbon steerer) forks.I have also added a brand new headset,both derailleur hangers and seat post clamp.Therefore all the tricky bits are included for you.

This is a beautiful frameset which when clothed was full Dura ace.Infact it deserves nothing less !

I will sell for £500.

Giant XTC composite 29er 0 £1500

Giant XTC Composite 29er 0. 2012. Brand new. X large .

RRP £2499

My price £1500.

Only one .

Giant TCR Advanced SL ISP frame.Brand new.L.2010.

Giant TCR Advanced SL ISP frameset.Brand new. 2010. Large.

In 2010 this was (apart from the Time Trial machine)the most expensive bike Giant had ever had for sale.The RRP for the bike with this frameset was £8500.

This is your chance to own this same frameset.It is brand new uncut and all the fiddly bits such as seatpost clamps ,derailleur hangers,headset, press fit BB will all be there for you !!

Price £1500.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Giant TCR Advanced and Advanced SL offers 2013 bikes

Giant TCR Advanced and Advanced SL offers  2013

Giant TCR Advanced 2 RRP £2499. Offer price £1800. M/L only SOLD

Giant TCR Advanced 1 2013. RRP £2499  Offer price £1799. 1  M/L only ( 1 Large £1699)

Giant TCR Advanced SL0 2013. RRP £6999. Offer price £4750.  Medium/large .( 1 left) SOLD

Giant TCR Advanced SL1 2013 RRP £4999. Offer price £2999. Medium

Giant TCR Advanced SL2 RRP £4999. Offer price £2999 Sizes  m/l This is a bargain.............I am riding one of these at the moment and it is an amazing machine and my price believe it or not really is a bargain !! This bike sold now

John Boultbee 1866 Birmingham Jersey 2014     (6.1.16)

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John Boultbee 1866 Birmingham Jersey 2014. Medium,large and x large
RRP £130
My price £80

John Boultbee 1866 L'Eroica Jersey 2013     (6.1.16)

John Boultbee 1866 L'Eroica Jersey 2013. Large and x Large.
RRP £130
My price £80

Altura neoprene womens windproof cycling gloves.     (6.1.16)

Altura neoprene womens windproof cycling gloves. Medium and large. Pink and black.

RRP £30

My price £10

John Boultbee 1866 Birmingham Jersey 2012.     (6.1.16)

My price £801866 Wool Birmingham Jersey1866 Wool Birmingham Jersey

John Boultbee 1866 Birmingham Jersey 2012.Large and Xlarge.
RRP £130Read more about John Boultbee »

Altura Womens windproof cycling gloves     (12.12.15)

Altura womens windproof cycling gloves . Small, medium and large.

Colours are either red or black.

RRP £30

My price £10

Altura Dryline waterproof shorts     (22.4.14)

Altura dryline waterproof shorts.

Medium/large/x large

RRP £49.99

My price £25

Only a few left now.

Altura Synergy Windproof jackets.£29     (22.4.14)

Altura Synergy Windproof jackets. 2011.

Sizes 8 and 16.

RRP £69.99

My price £29.

Colour is graphite with reflective trim.

Altura progel asymetrix mitts £12.     (22.4.14)

Altura progel asymetrix mitts.White

Small and x large.

RRP £24.99

My price £12 or £15 posted.

Also red in small.

Altura ergofit bib tights with insert.£49     (22.4.14)

Altura ergofit bibtights with insert . X large only at this bargain price ( Can obviously get all other sizes and beat your best deal !)

These are great value bib tights and extremely comfortable. I know that as I use them all the time.

RRP £79.99

My price £49 or £53 posted.

Giro mele tri shoe     (22.4.14)

Giro mele tri shoe. carbon soled (Easton EC70 )

All sizes at present. Silver colour as pictured and also black and green.

RRP £149.99

My price £99.

Giro factor carbon soled shoes     (22.4.14)

Giro factor carbon soled ( easton EC 90 !! ) race shoes.

One pair 45 and one of 47 left.

Only red and white or white.

RRP £224.99

My price £125.

Really lovely comfortable high end shoe. I am currently using the Prolight SLX version and can vouch for them . I really love Giro shoes.....the quality of finish is amazing.

Altura ladies Sirius waterproof jackets.£59     (22.4.14)

Altura ladies Sirius waterproof jackets in black. 1 10 1 14 RRP £99.99 My price £59.

FSA headset spacers.£3     (22.4.14)

FSA headset spacers. Various sizes from 5mm up.

RRP £4.50

My price £3

Prologo choice saddle cover.£9.     (22.4.14)

Prologo choice saddle cover in white.

RRP £24.99

My price £9.

Only 3.

Altura Neostream overshoes     (22.4.14)

Altura neostream overshoes.Neoprene material in black/grey.

Only small available(5-7)

RRP £19.99.

My price £9

Altura Transfer short sleeve base layer     (22.4.14)

Altura Transfer short sleeve base layer in graphite/black.(close fitting summer base layer essential for aiding moisture transfer.)

sizes gents medium/large/x large.

ladies 10 and 12.

RRP £19.99.

My price £10.

Altura cascade waterproof ladies trousers (size 10) - £19     (22.4.14)

Altura cascade ladies waterproof trousers.(Waterproof,breathable,windproof.) Size 10 only. In black. These were 'best buy' in Cycling Plus when tested at a price of £44.99. My price. £19.

Altura ladies synchro gloves.£9     (22.4.14)

Altura ladies synchro gloves.Small and medium sizes.Long and short finger.All colours. RRP from £14.99-19.99 My price £9

Altura Mayhem long sleeved tee.XXL.£39.99.£19.     (22.4.14)

Altura Mayhem long sleeved tee. XXL.£39.99 My price £19.Trail inspired tee with high wicking quick dry coolon fabric.

Altura ladies Mistral w/proof jkt.£29.99     (22.4.14)

Altura Mistral w/proof jacket.brand new. Red in 8 10 16 Pink 8 Black 10 12 RRP £69.99 My price £29.99 for red and pink £35 for black. Fantastic jacket.Bargain! Pink sold

Milano W/proof jacket.Blue colour RRP£49.99 £30.     (22.4.14)

Milano W/proof jacket.Lovely quality cycling specific jacket.Look on the Fisher webpage for details.I have these in small  and xxlarge.RRP £49.99.My price £30.Another bargain!

Altura Gloves - £10 per pair (usual RRP £20-£30)     (22.4.14)

Yes these are the same gloves you are paying between £ 20-30! for.So stock up now for next winter.Limited on sizes now.

Absolute bargain at £10.

Update on these as of 05/10/12.
I have several pairs of ladies gloves available .
In gents most sizes left are X.large or XX.large.

Altura night vision flite waterproof jacket     (3.12.13)

Altura night vision flite waterproof jacket.

Brand new. Hi vis yellow.

Only small.

RRP £79.99

My price £49

Milano Neoprene overshoe XS M L XL RRP£19.99.£9     (26.11.13)

Milano Neoprene Overshoe.XS M L XL.RRP £19.99 My price £9.Don't hesitate I have about 10 pairs of these but like all my deals they will go quickly!

Limited sizes left now.Infact only 37-39 available now

Altura Crosslite jacket in red.£59.     (20.3.13)

Altura Crosslite jacket in red.  1 X large. RRP £89.99 My price £59.

Abus helmets     (20.3.13)

Abus helmets.These helmets range in price from £27.99 to £54.99 RRP.

I have adult and childrens available.Selection of colours

Price £20 ea

You can't buy this quality cheaper !

Altura ergofit bib shorts. £69     (20.3.13)

Altura ergofit bib shorts. Black/white/red.

RRP £99

My price £69.

Altura ergofit shorts.£49     (5.10.12)

Altura ergofit shorts.

RRP £69.99

My price £49

large and X/Large.

Altura Ergofit windproof top.£49.     (5.10.12)

Altura ergofit windproof top.Fantastic quality.I have 2 in yellow, X Large.

RRP £99.99.

My price £49.

Altura Synergy shorts.£19.     (5.10.12)

Altura Synergy shorts.Size 16 only.

10 panel ladies specific ergonomic fit.

Premium product

RRP £49.99.

My price £19.

Altura kinetic and cresta gloves     (5.10.12)

Altura kinetic and cresta gloves.
Kinetic in small

Cresta in small and x small.

Bargains !!

Cresta RRP £19.99

Kinetic RRP £24.99

My price £10

Winter is coming.Most of the Kinetics sold but have several Crestas left.

Abus Bordo folding lock.     (23.2.12)

Abus Bordo folding lock.

RRP £69.99

My price £39.

Altura ergofit windproof bib tights. £49.     (29.3.11)

Altura ergofit windproof bib tights.1 pair in large.Fantastic quality.

RRP £89.

My price £49.

Sold now .

Altura mayhem short sleeve Tee     (29.3.11)

altura mayhem short sleeve Tee in green.Coolon high wicking quick dry fabric.

Sizes X Large.

RRP £24.99.

My price £12

Altura Etape overshoes.     (9.2.18)

Altura Etape overshoes in medium and large. Brand new.

My price £15

Fizik Tundra.     (8.2.18)

Fizik Tundra saddle. Black and white. Handmade in Italy. Brand new. Perfect.

RRP £119.99

My price £50

Altura Arran workstation Briefcase.£39.     (8.2.18)

Altura Arran Workstation briefcase.Brand new.

RRP £59.95

My price £ 39.

If posted £45.

Fizik Tundra 2 Red/black     (8.2.18)

Fizik Tundra 2 . Fizik's lightest weight mountain bike saddle. red/black

RRP £119.99

My price £50

Tundra 2

Giant Defy Advanced seatpost     (8.2.18)

Giant Defy Advanced seatposts. Always in stock.

RRP £149

My price £89

Great deals on Abus and Altura products.     (8.2.18)

Abus Steel o flex 950.In 2 sizes 80 or 100 cms long.

RRP £44.99 £49.99 respectively.

My price £29 and £35.
Altura Night vision panniers.In black or high vis yellow.You all know these fantastic panniers so it is only price you are now interested in.

RRP £54.99.
My price £35.
These are all sold now.Waiting for more!!-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Altura gloves.still have many left in big sizes.recent additions are

Cresta xs / small RRP £19.99.
My price £10.

Kinetic small RRP £24.99
My price £10


Altura airstream gloves short finger.
many sizes in red or blue
Few left as of 11/05/10. a few in medium blue and red in medium /large/x large.
RRP £14.99
My price £9

Ladies winter cruiser.
These classic casual unrestrictive tights are ever popular.3 seasons.
Ladies size 8 only.

RRP £24.99
My price £15.

Somewhat more unusual bike bits one may need     (8.2.18)

Here are a few of the more unusual spares I have which you may think are hard to find normally.

Jokapi rucksacks.great quality and you can see the attachment which allows the rucksack to be carried on the rear rack! Great for kids cycling to school.
RRP £95

My price £35 or £30 depending on size.

Colours red,blue and black.

Many different types of skirt guards !!

Many different options on butterfly bars.!!

Pletscher bifold centre stand.I have several more centre stands to suit different bikes.

Roofbox Hire!     (8.2.18)

I have several good quality roofboxes which are available for hire.Most of them made by Atera.
You will need your own roofrack .

I realise this is only useful for local people.

1 week £35

2 weeks£45

Giant carbon forks. Canti compatibility.     (8.2.18)

Giant carbon forks. Canti compatibility. Silver with pink stripe.

Brand new and uncut.

Price £50

Packed and posted £60

Altura Mountain Pipe hand pump with CO2 inflator     (8.2.18)

Altura Mountain Pipe with CO2 inflator.

Brand new. White.

RRP £34.99

My price £15 or £19posted.

Brooks saddles on offer.................Colt and World Traveller.     (8.2.18)

Brooks saddles on offer.............Colt and World Traveller.

Special Edition Brooks World Traveller on offer at £120

Brooks Colt on offer at £85. This is violet. Turquoise and Raspberry also available.

Touring wheels.DT Swiss/Shimano XT.     (20.3.16)

Do you fancy some quality touring wheels.I have some DT Swiss double walled rims, plain gauge stainless spoked XT hubbed wheelsets.

RRP £269.98

Will sell for £199.

Campagnolo cassettes.     (20.3.16)

At the moment I have supply of BBB cassettes suitable for both shimano and campagnolo at great prices.From 7 speed to 10 speed .

FSA Energy front derailleur     (20.3.16)

FSA Energy front derailleur.Braze on.10 speed compatible.Ideally suited to compact chainsets.

RRP £64.95

My price £2

Ergon BX3 cycling rucksack. RRP. £99.99 My price £75. Small.     (6.1.16)


Mid Sized Mountain Bike Pack. Includes expandable main compartment from 14, to 16 litres, bladder compartment, rain cover, helmet retainer and front and side pockets. The volume and functional compartment mix make this an ideal pack for long days in the saddle, or even the daily commute. For added visibility the pack has HiLumen reflectors.
  • Large main compartment
  • Bladder compartment
  • Rain cover
  • Helmet retainer
  • Organisation compartment
  • Made from super light, rip-stop nylon
  • Water resistant zips
  • Max load up to 9kg
  • Includes 3L hydration bladder

Ergon BX3
1. Adjustable: Self-correcting, free moving shoulder straps find the correct angle automatically regardless of body shape.
3. Everything is to hand: Easy to reach pockets for tools, and energy bars.
4. Rider focused: Bladder hose routing on the left or right stap.
5. 4 zone climate control: Optimized air-circulation and load distribution thanks to large open mesh SpacerFabric back pads.
6. Tailored fit: 4 position back length adjustment - simply done with a few hand movements.
Size GuideSmall - Height upto 175 cm & Clothing Size XS-M
Large - Height over 175 cm & Clothing Size M-XXL

MSRP Price List

Stock CodeColourSizeStockMSRPYour Price / QtyQty
EG45000330 BlackSmallIn stock£99.99
EG45000331 BlackLargeBack Order£

Ergon BE2 enduro cycling rucksack.RRP £114.99. My price £79     (6.1.16)

Ergon BE2 enduro cycling rucksack.RRP £114.99. My price £79. Small and large.


The BE2 features all of the great features found on the BE1, but with the addition of 3 litres of extra load capacity and 2 additional storage straps for leg or arm protection. Developed with legend and engineer, Fabien Barel. A slim profile combined with Ergon's famous 'Perfect Fit' harness system ensures the BE2 fits just right and and stays put until you reach the finish line.
  • Storage compartment
  • Horizontal hydration bladder, sits at the waist for lower centre of gravity and increased stability
  • Bladder compartment
  • Full face helmet carrier system
  • Contructed from Nylon and Polyester
  • Water resistant zips
  • Foam back pad (also compatible with BP100 back protector - not included)
  • BH150 hydration bladder included
  • Capacity: 6.5 Litres
  • Small: 1055g, Large: 1070g
Size Guide
Small - Height upto 175 cm & Clothing Size XS-M
Large - Height over 175 cm & Clothing Size M-XXL


Fizik Arione R3 Kium test saddle. £49.....plus Gobi,Tundra, Aliante,Thar etc     (6.1.16)

Fizik Arione R3 Kium test saddle.
RRP £129.99
My price £49Arione R3 Kium Test SaddleGobi,Thar,Aliante Tundra test saddles all available at £49. Call for details..................

Fizik Antares braided.     (6.1.16)

Fizik Antares Braided. Black and white.
RRP £279.99
My price £179Antares 00 BraidedAntares 00 Black

Fizik Arione Braided. White.£179     (6.1.16)

Fizik Arione braided . White.
RRP £279.99
My price £179

Arione 00 Whitehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpbzEHH6nEY&feature=player_embeddedArione 00 White

Brooks B17 World Traveller Select LTD Edition.     (12.12.15)

Pics of the B17 World Traveller Select LTD Edition saddle. I tend to be a sucker for all these Ltd Edition leather saddles..............

If anybody wants one let me know. Remember I sell all the Brooks saddles and have lots in stock.Would be nice to sell some instead of always seeing them 3 months later on all the VSF bikes I have sold.................!!

Fizik Ares Kium.     (12.12.15)

Fizik Ares Kium. |Red and black. Time trial saddle.

RRP £139.99

My price £99

Tubus racks.     (12.12.15)

Tubus racks always available.the most popular rear rack and THE touring rack is the cargo-pictured here.Find your best price first and then contact me .I will give you the best deal.All Tubus racks available.

FSA 0S-150 stem carbon cap 100mm.     (12.12.15)

FSA OS-150 stem.Carbon cap 100mm.

RRP £59.95

My price £39

Giant carbon forks. Trinity.     (12.12.15)

Giant Trinity carbon forks.

Red pair new and unused but cut to 235mm. Price £60

packed and posted £70

Silver pair new and uncut.Price £80

Packed and posted £90.This pair now sold

Fizik saddlesAll Fizik saddles     (2.7.15)

All Fizik saddles available. Contact me if there is anything you need.Various models on offer at different times. Or maybe you might actually buy something off me which isn't on offer ...............!!

Fizik Arione CX Carbon.     (12.7.14)

Arione CX Carbon KiumFizik Arione CX Carbon. Black.

RRP £239.99

My price ££149

Giant TCR carbon forks     (22.4.14)

Giant TCR carbon forks. I think these are unused as no brake caliper has been fitted. They are however cut to 250mm and there are a couple of blemishes. But fine for using in your bike !!

Price £75 posted SOLD