Repair your bike using your iPhone

Bike Doctor Logo“I’ve never really wanted to mess with my bike but thing’s have started playing up and I don’t know where to start”. My friend Daniel is one of many new cyclists who’ve fallen in love with cycling. Just over 14 months ago he purchased a Marin bike and has been riding to work since. But recently a few bits have been getting a bit squeaky and the brakes aren’t quite stopping him as promptly as he would like. He doesn’t know whether to take it in for an expensive £99 full bike service or to look at it himself.

In July I released a bike repair iPhone app that is really useful to someone like my good friend who would like to save some money and do a few basic bike repairs himself. In-fact it’s also useful to someone who already knows how to do various bike repairs but sometimes forgets some of the details and can use a friendly reminder.

Yesterday, we majorly updated the bike repair app to Version 1.1 so I thought it would be a good time to mention it again.

Screenshot of the iPhone app showing the categories of repairFrom the simple bike repairs that makes a big difference to the common but slightly more complex..

The iPhone app now contains 24 bike repairs. It will show you some of the simple stuff that makes a huge difference such as how to keep your bike clean. It will also take you through some of the more advanced repairs such as stopping gears from skipping. It aims to do so in a simple to understand way that anyone can follow.

Is your bike safe to ride?

It can be pretty useful to know the answer to this question. Therefore, we’ve added a bike safety check to our bike repair iPhone app to help you quickly run through the different parts of your bike to check they are okay and don’t need any attention.

Unforeseen emergency repairs

When you are out cycling it can be incredibly useful to have the information to repair your bike to hand. Even something simple like a puncture repair can be a little bit daunting to a beginner. The app is always there in your pocket, like a humble servant, ready to spring to life when you need it.

Save money and don’t be scared of looking after your bike

The app is part of a bit of a personal mission I have to show people that looking after your own bike needn’t be something to be scared of or to think that it is only the realm of heavy enthusiasts. I think a squeaky half broken bike ruins the fun of cycling. Anyone can be proud to repair their bike themselves, enjoying cycling fully and saving a ton of money in the mean time!

I wanted to extend a big thank you for everyone who’s downloaded the iPhone bike repair app Bike Doctor. I’ll be putting in many more hours to add more repairs and updates that will make it even more useful. It is thanks to you guys the app has been so well received and recognised.

Download Bike Doctor for the iPhone or iPod Touch

Get your very own pocket bike mechanic who is always available! Download Bike Doctor from the link below:

Get the app to repair your bike on your iPhone

Download link:
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/bike-doctor-2/id541404972?mt=8

Android Bike Doctor

Bike Doctor is now available on the Android.

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6 Responses to Repair your bike using your iPhone

  1. Craig 22/09/2010 at 6:57 pm #

    all very well until you hit a pot hole and you iPhone falls out and breaks (as happened to a friend recently), so the question is can we launch an app to get your bike to fix your iPhone? :)

  2. Vlad 29/09/2010 at 2:24 pm #

    I do not doubt that the app is nice; however, £2.99? There should at least be a lite version so that I can see what I am going to get in the full version.

    • Andreas 05/10/2010 at 9:58 am #

      I understand this sounds like a lot compared to most iPhone apps but remember most bike maintenance manuals cost about £10 and a simple bike repair such as fixing a puncture in a bike shop costs £10-£15. So you’re going to save a lot of money and fast ;)

      • Angus 03/12/2010 at 2:13 pm #

        The reviews on iTunes are a bit lukewarm. It would indeed be worth seeing a lite version to see what it’s like.

        Re maintenance books, you can always see what’s on offer down your local public library, use ‘em or lose ‘em.

  3. Andreas 05/10/2010 at 9:57 am #

    Just a quick note to say the app is now available on the Android too!

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