Frequently Asked Questions

This page is here to provide answers to emails we often get sent.  If you have a question that is not covered by this page, please get in touch with us.


Do you accept Cyclescheme vouchers?

We can accept vouchers from the providers listed below.

The one caveat is that there is a surcharge when paying with a voucher.  When we process a voucher, we are charged a fee by the provider and being such a small company we are unable to absorb this cost.  We feel the fairest option is to split this charge 50/50 with the customer.  The charges are as follows:

GCI charge us between 6% and 9%, so the surcharge is 4%
Cyclescheme charge us 10%, so the surcharge is 5%
Cycle2Work charge us 15%, so the surcharge is 7.5%.
Cycle Solutions charge us 12%, so the surcharge is 6%.
Vivup charge us 12.5%, so the surcharge is 6.25%.
Bike 2 Work charge us 10%, so the surcharge is 5%.

The surcharge applies to the value of the voucher not the cost of the bike.

With regards to ordering, you’ll still need to place your order with a deposit through the website.  When the voucher is processed we then refund the deposit minus the surcharge.  If your order is greater than the voucher you can use the deposit and make an additional payment to cover any extra cost.


Can I order my bike without wheels?

No, we cannot sell a bike without wheels.  It is not possible to ship, prepare or build a bike without wheels.


Can I order parts with my frameset?

No, we cannot ship any additional components, e.g. wheels, groupset, handlebars, etc., with a frameset.  The options we offer are a full build or a frameset.


What is the axle thread pitch?

The axle thread pitch is M12 x 1.5mm.  Axles can be purchased from turbo trainer manufacturers if you want to use your Fairlight with a wheel on trainer.


What Bike Trailer Axle do I need?

Our axle length is 169mm excluding the head end of the axle but including the thread. 12mm diameter. Thread pitch 1.5mm. The following axles should work with our bikes, but will require the use of 3 to 4mm of 12mm diameter washers. 

Thule – Axle Part Number 20110734

Burley – Axle Part Number 960121

Other manufacturer’s part numbers are subject to change, so please check these against the manufacturer’s information before ordering.

If in any doubt about the safety of your axle installation, please get it reviewed by a reputable local bicycle shop.


Do you have a mudguard recommendation?

We recommend any of the mudguards offered by SKS.  If you want something a little more special we suggest the Portland Design Works Full Metal Fenders.

As the fittings are standard any mudguards will work.  You will need to create a hole in the mudguard to fit it to the seatstay bridge.

Some mudguards require a small bit of trimming to fit in between the chainstays. 

We cannot fit mudguards to bikes, either sent or collected.


What rack would you recommend?

We would recommend anything from Tubus.  As the mounts for the rack are standard any brand will fit.


How much assembly is required when my Fairlight bike arrives?

All Fairlights are shipped in boxes specifically designed to enable the bike to be safe and protected in transit.  When your bike arrives you will need to fit the front wheel, handlebars and seatpost.  Pedals are not included but will also need to be fitted before its maiden voyage. 


How will my Fairlight frameset arrive?

All Fairlights are shipped in boxes specifically designed to enable safe and protected transportation.  When your frameset is assembled by our mechanics all threads are taped and inspected with bolts fitted where necessary.  The headset cups are installed into the frame and the crown race is fitted to the fork.  The bottom bracket shell is chased and faced ready for a bottom bracket to be fitted with ease.


Do you sell touch up paint?

We do not sell touch up paint but it can be purchased from the links below.  You need to choose Full Gloss (90%).


Deep Grey

Deep Orange

Deep Blue

Flint Grey


Winter Bracken

Woodland Green


What Di2 wire lengths should I use?

The Di2 wire lengths will depend on how the system is setup and what Junction Box A has been used.

For a below stem junction box we recommend:

  • Shifter to junction box – 350mm x 2
  • Junction box to JC41 – 1000mm (61R/61T 1200mm)
  • JC41 to Battery – 750mm
  • JC41 to Front mech – 350mm
  • JC41 to rear mech – 700mm

For a bar end junction box we recommend:

  • Bar end to shifter – 300mm
  • Bar end to other shifter routed internally through the bar – 1000mm (1200mm for 44cm+ bar widths)
  • Shifter to JC41 – 1400mm
  • JC41 to Battery – 750mm
  • JC41 to Front mech – 350mm
  • JC41 to rear mech – 700mm


  • With this bar end junction box setup the rear brake hose and Di2 wire can be heat shrunk together for tidiness.
  • If you want to use sprint/climbing shifters with the bar end junction box setup and Ultegra R8070, an additional JC41 may be required in the bars.