-Servicing Toronto for the past 10 years, the least experienced of the mechanics on the team has more than 8 years exp. the rest of us 13-20 years exp. Often people assume because its a mobile service we are less capable of accomplishing work required on a Bicycle. Untrue, the only work we don't do is Electronic shifting tuning, changing the size of hydraulic housing and Clipless bike fits. Not all spoke sizes are always on hand and some replacements require two visits such as Fork/crank/bottom brackets.
If you just want your bicycle fixed in a convenient and economical manner then:you contact, pass your info and book. A mechanic shows up wherever needed to resuscitate your beloved Bicycle/s.
If you like the idea of having a seasoned cyclist and mechanic arrive at your door and be able to be and act as more of a 1-1 bicycle consultant for fit/gear/mechanic education/safety cycling ed. and generally just give you a more personalised and informative hour or so with and about your bike than you may have ever experienced before. Than this service is also for you.
Regularly the range of work is Etobicoke east till the Beaches and Lakeshore till York Mills (ish). However I do go farther for premium travel fee or group tune ups or events. We NOW, have a mechanic who serves the whole GTA from his car aside from the team of us on cargo bikes in downtown Toronto. the “Live video chat services” internationally so.
-Bicycle Repair/Tune ups etc.
- Electric bicycle conversions/Repairs
- Live Video chat "Do-it-Yourself" assistance for simple repairs and diagnosis wherein a mechanic will guide your hands.Or also a means in which to book a mechanics time to discuss Cycling Safety/ebikes/Touring etc. (but free info is on youtube channel to that regard also)
- Group repairs - Basic Mechanics workshops - Safe Cycling Courses - Bicycle Touring prep/guidance - Parts Sales
Residential $60/hour plus varying travel fee, tune up average is $80-$130 for 1-3 bikes.Depending on their state.
Events pay a little more.
Large groups can have their travel fee divided amongst them to lower costs for everyone.
If you want to ensure your bike is being looked after by someone who truly cares about both your safety/comfort and your bicycle's longevity and precise performance. Or learn anything from our experience that you‘re keen on, let us know.
always happy to help :)
There are no "service packages"
We simply diagnose the things that are deemed in the best interest of the Bicycle and the type of riding its seeing. Then you will receive a quote and the Mechanic's thoughts, and you can either put a cap on the time/$$ spent or we do it all ’til it’s done.
$60/hour plus varying travel fee avg. is $25-60. For Residential. Commercial/Event services pay $100/hour
The Checklist employed when looking at a Bicycle however are the following:
derailleur limiting screws; wheels connected tight; stem/handlebar connection;brake integrity
Precise functionality and appropriate performance; cable/pad replacement as needed
cleaned;oiled;chain guage check for wear; replacement as needed
Trueness;tensioned;tight axles;remove glass from tire tread; ensure rim tape is in good state; pumped; ON TIGHT!
All pivoting points receive penetrating oil; spoke heads; derailleur joints; brake joints; bolts under 5mm.
If there are no evident signs of disrepair from the internals such as your bottom bracket, wheel hubs or headset but if you still wish to open them up and regrease etc, then you need to inform the mechanic
Great way to continue to get the exercise you love, while riding faster and farther. Purchasing a premade Ebike can work just fine, but it can be difficult if the company goes out of business, when it comes time you want to upgrade etc. Converting your own bike not only saves you space as well as allowing you to keep the bike you love, but also leaves you with more flexibility to upgrade with the industry.
Conversion kits - $1300--$2000 or more depending. or purchase the kit yourself of course.
You will be surprised, happily so, by how much one with little or no knowledge can accomplish with simply a guiding set of eyes and ears and some direction.
For $1/minute a mechanic can go on video chat either on Facebook or Facetime/Zoom
The Educative Topics discussed below also can be discussed over video chat if its something that doesn't require physical illustration/practice etc.
In the *Safe Cycling Education* page and the *General Cycling Education* page it goes into more detail on the topics we give workshops on. They are;
-Urban Cycling Safety
-Long distance bicycle touring strategy/safety/gear
-Electric Bicycle conversion ed.
-Bicycle Mechanic workshops