Planetary 14 Bikes is an independent business serving North Northumberland and the Eastern Scottish Borders.

We service and repair bicycles. We also supply new hub gear bicycles and new E-bikes.

The owner, Norman Gauld, celebrates 31 years of cycle trade experience in 2022 having worked in various shops (including a national giant) so you may be confident that he knows a thing or two about bicycles, especially what does and does not work.

If you just need a simple repair or a full blown rebuild, then P14B can help.

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Your assurance of quality work.

We’re on Facebook. Search ‘Planetary 14 Bikes’ and ‘Northman Board Games’…

News and recent developments.

December 2021 – I’ve spoken to a few people lately who want to buy an e-bike but are not sure of the laws pertaining to them. Have a look at this, it’s straight from the horses mouth…

All e-bikes supplied by us comply with these regulations. Just so you know, an e-bike which is outside of these regulations is legally classified as a motorcycle. If you ride one and are stopped by the Police or are involved in an accident, you risk hefty fines and points on your driving licence. And certainly don’t get caught on one whilst full of beer…

January 2022. – Many spare parts for bicycles (especially chains, cogs, inner tubes, tyres, cables) remain in short supply at this point in time. However, some parts are starting to get through now. Should you need any of these items fitted to your bike, please call us as we do have limited stocks and we may just have the bits you need. If we don’t, we’ll try very hard to get the stuff but please be understanding if it doesn’t turn up. It’s not our fault.

January 2022. – We have a few new e-bikes in stock for you to view and try. Contact us to arrange an appointment at your home. Click on to see them.

Electric assisted mountain bikes for hire. Our friends Tristan and Martin over at GoElectric have proper mountain e-bikes to hire so you can go and explore the hills and trails of Northumberland.

Being the Splendid Chaps they are, they will deliver the e-bikes to you, explain how they work, and then pick them up when you have completed your ride – Easy Peasy.

They have bases both in Wooler and Seahouses.

Click on to go to their web page for lots more information and to make a booking…

21st December 2021 – Another Rohloff Discovery get released into the wild…

20″ Dawes Discovery 201

We aim to make life easier for you.

The P14B service van.

Are you short of time? Is it a hassle cramming a bike into your small car? Rather not get your nice upholstery spoiled by dirt and oil?

For your convenience, P14B operates a pick up and drop off service.

We’ll come to you and make an assessment of your bike to find out what work needs to be done. We’ll provide you with an estimate there and then and, if the cost is acceptable, we’ll take the bike away to do that work.

Once completed, we’ll contact you to arrange its return to you.

To cover our vehicle costs, we make a charge for this service.

Very occasionally, some repairs and adjustments can be made immediately at your home but that depends on the complexity of the job and whether or not we have the appropriate parts and tools in the van.

Call or text us on 07546 937700 to arrange a pick up at your convenience

Sometimes, we can’t answer straight away. We’re either driving or up to the eyes in technical bike stuff. If that’s the case, please leave a voicemail or send a text message and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can…

Just so you know, we don’t have any space to which the public has access. Google says we have a shop but, actually, we don’t. We’ve told them a few times but they don’t seem to want to believe it. We operate using our van, a workshop and a secure storage facility situated out in the countryside...

Electric Bikes

Finding hills a bit of a struggle? Want to explore further afield for the same effort? Just plain lazy?

P14B is also the authorised supplier and service agent for Wisper Electric Bikes and also Volt Electric Bikes. We cover North Northumberland and the Eastern Scottish Borders.

Prices currently start from a very reasonable £1,349.00 but, unfortunately, it appears that there will be price rises in the not too distant future.

We have a couple of demonstrator e-bikes that we will bring for you to try at home.

Seriously, you’ll be amazed…

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Bikes fitted with hub gears.

For those people who don’t get on with derailleur gears, or simply want something better that is easier to clean, more reliable in operation and needs much less maintenance, we at P14B assemble bikes fitted with an internal gear hub system called the Rohloff Speedhub. It is superb German engineering, mighty fancy stuff and quite excellent.

Other companies assemble bikes fitted with them too but, because of the way we do it, ours generally have a price tag £400-£500 less than theirs…

Our Rohloff bikes are priced from £1,999.

These Rohloff equipped bikes used to be priced on a par with high end derailleur bikes but as time has gone on and the price of those has reached in our opinion, silly levels, they are now priced on a par with much lesser specc’ed derailleur bikes. Consequently, ours are now very good value for money.

We have many years experience in servicing Speedhubs so oil changes, cable replacement, sprocket changes, rim replacement – not a problem. All done with genuine parts to Rohloff specification.

A Rohloff Speedhub is a planetary gear system with 14 speeds.

Click to see the relevant page.

Sturmey Archer.

We’re currently (December 2021) looking into fitting bikes with Sturmey Archer hub gears and hub brakes. They will be priced a fair bit below the Rohloff offerings, making a low maintenance, easy to use bike that is even more affordable. It’ll likely be Springtime before we have a working demonstrator as, frustratingly, there are still shortages which are holding up the conversion. More news on this as it develops.

Just so you know – We’ve heard on the grapevine that here’s the possibility of price rises before long with the Rohloff stuff as well, so, if you’re thinking about it don’t put off too long. We currently have a few hubs in stock at today’s prices but we can promise nothing about the next batch…

Traditional board games.

2nd April 2022EXCITING NEWS!! Go and have a look at the board games page…

Our sister business is on a mission… to think up ways of getting people young and old alike to put their phones down, sit around a table, then talk to each other and share a pizza.

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Pizza is optional – having fun is unavoidable…