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    Flat Harry's Cyclery
    31 High Street, Cookham, Maidenhead, SL6 9SJ. View the map
  • Who are we?

    A bit about us

    Flat Harry's mission is to be the best local bike shop in the Thames Valley area, our customer base is broad, attracting cyclists from all the towns and villages around Cookham; in a radius around us that passes through Lane End, High Wycombe and Beaconsfield, onto the Chalfonts, Gerrards Cross, Uxbridge, Windsor and Eton, through Taplow, Maidenhead, Bray and Holyport, and over to Marlow and Henley, our customers are happy to travel to find us, knowing we cater for every and any cyclist. We're mad about cycling and love it when anyone shares our enthusiasm, be they an aspiring fan of the sport, a tech hungry hard rider spinning their best speed machine, a thrill hungry mud lover, a hardened commuter battling the traffic, or a leisurely rider on a modest budget looking to have fun and relax on their bike.

    Whether it's serving coffee and flapjack on the mid-ride break, fixing your tusty steed, performing a bike-fitting or providing you with the right gear for your ride, we do it all and a lot more at Flat Harry's. We are proudly independent and thus only stock parts and brands that we are passionately proud of, and believe are the most suited for cyclists coping with the flint strewn roads and trails in our area.

    Our obsessive temperament, collective knowledge, engineering expertise, focus on quality and debunking of fads are what distinguish our shop, and make our customers return time and time again. Building trusting long term relationships with our customers is really important to us. Simply put, we want to be the place you trust above all others to do the right thing for you. Some folk might try and take advantage of our good nature, but we believe what goes around comes around and we want you to value our approach.

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  • Key Information!

  • Key Brands

    At Flat Harry's we put a lot of effort into sourcing and stocking products that we truly believe in. This sentiment applies to everything we sell from whole bikes to individual tyres, brake blocks, cables and energy bars. We're even highly selective within the brands we like, making sure we stock and recommend products that are most suitable to our stores area and customer needs. It's with this philosophy in mind that we have settled on the products present in the store. Arguably the most important item to stock in any bicycle store, we have three main bicycle brands and a couple of frameset manufacturers who all bring different things to the table.

    Whyte is a stellar example of a British bicycle brand, designing award winning mountain bikes, specifically for the British climate and trails and creating innovative road and commuting bikes around typical British road conditions, for optimal performance in real life scenarios.

    Orro is another brand we love, they are are a relatively new British bicycle brand which burst onto the road cycling scene in 2014, with their excellent value for money performance road bikes, built with high quality 3T, Campagnolo, FSA, Fulcrum and Shimano components, amongst others.

    Our newest addition, Quebec based Argon-18 are a pro-level manufacturer, producing some really incredible high performance road, TT and triathlon bikes and continually impressing us with their engineering ingenuity. A good number of our customers have already had special spec custom built Argon-18's each built into a true superbike capable of riding and competing at the highest level.

    We already stocked 3T for their brilliant handlebars, stems and seatposts, but now 3T have started to produce bicycle frames which we're very proud to build into beautiful custom bikes. 3T's mind bending Exploro frameset builds into the highest performing gravel bike on the market. It’s no surprise to understand that 3T have Gerard Vroomen at their helm leading their R&D team to develop such exciting machines.

    Last but not least is one of the most exciting frame builders currently manufacturing, Caren Hartley. Caren builds award winning designs and is a true artisan frame builder. Working with the finest steel and stainless steel tubing, Caren lovingly crafts exquisite custom painted bicycle frames and forks, tailored to fit the buyers personal geometry, for wonderful ride characteristics and comfort. We work with you to design and specify your requirements, and then we work with Caren to turn that into a bespoke frameset, which we then build into your dream bike.

    Any good bicycle store is about far more than just the bicycles and frames it stocks, so we have put just as much thought into the other products available in store.

    Fulcrum wheels have long been a staple of Flat Harry's due to their excellent durability in British conditions and their overall brilliant performance, as well as their well structured range catering to different budgets and needs. A good set of wheels is only as good as the tyres and as far as we are concerned we stock the two best tyres brands in the world. Vittoria make the best road tyres going and Maxxis have dominated the off-road scene for longer than Cris can recall. For contact points, we carefully chose Fi'zi:k, as they have simply the best saddles and shoes, and their understanding of the needs of different physiques ties perfectly with Cris’ own bike fitting philosophy, thus he finds their saddle and shoe range are best able to meet your needs. For any classicists we stock the always classy Brooks range of saddles and bags. We sell Kask helmets and their KOO branded eyewear, as they always impress us with their ability to deliver safety, performance and comfort all in one. Tacx are our go to for all turbo trainer needs with their excellent range, from humble rollers and manually adjusted trainers to their fully interactive and impressively accurate direct drive trainers. Tacx's smart trainers are capable of connecting to online virtual reality riding systems such as Zwift, to help you maintain fitness through the wet and cold months. We're even obsessive about which socks, lights, cleaning products and nutritional products we stock. Defeet, Cygolite, Muc Off and Clif fulfil these roles brilliantly within our store. To conclude there's nothing for sale in Flat Harry's by coincidence, we're totally in control of the selection process of which brands we choose to represent our store, because put simply, it means an awful lot to us.

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