What? You still go to a bike shop for repairs? How very 90’s of you. When I put up a post about how much you should pay for bike repair in a bike shop a number of the responses surprised me. Quite a few people are removing the bike shop part of the formula. Instead opting to have repairs done in the comfort of their own home. For that matter it doesn’t have to be at home. It could be anywhere.
You simply call or text the mobile bike repair company and they come to you.
This is incredibly convenient and the prices I’ve looked at either match or beat bike shops. For example Bike Ade which Ruth mentioned will do a full bike service for £20 + parts. As long as you can convince a couple more people in your office to get their bike serviced at the same time.
In the world of “I’m too busy to do that” these services will no doubt become more commonplace. Here are 5 mobile bike repair companies I’ve been recommended. As always feel free to add your own recommendations to the comments.
London’s mobile bike repair companies
A puncture repair is £12 which sounds a little steep until you remember they come all the way over to wherever you are. The bike tune-up they offer is really good value. Ade covers zones 1-4.
Working from 9am to 8pm on Monday to Friday. Mobile Cycle Service is a little more expensive than Bike Ade but worth bearing in mind.
Cycledelik also offer membership options for those expecting a lot of bike breakdowns! The call out fee starts at £5 for zone 1 but rises to £35 if you are all the way out in Zone 6.
MobeOne is available within the M25. They do all sorts of bike services such setting up your new bike.
Bikes R Us cover North London up to 15 miles around Southgate.
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