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Bike Repair

Your Bike Repair Experts

The heart of most bike shops is the shop itself, where all the mysterious and dirty work gets done. College Cyclery's highly trained mechanics have a combined experience of over half a century and a genuine love of bicycles, no matter how old or unusual.

We do our best to provide speedy high quality service. Most repairs have a one or two day turn around and some things, like flat tires, can be performed while you wait or on the same day depending on how busy we are.

Generally during the summer months we are busy and you should plan on leaving your bicycle for about a week.

If you're in a hurry, it is usually best to make an appointment to drop off your bicycle in the morning and pick it up before closing that same day. With an appointment we can allocate the day to you and pre-order the parts that might be required to get you back on the road in a timely manner.

Tune-Up Package Options

For the most comprehensive service and the best value, we recommend choosing one of our complete tune-up packages. We also offer a la carte bike repairs if you're in need of a minor fix or adjustment. We strive to complete your bike service quickly and accurately. Learn more about our packages and visit us today for your free estimate.

Basic Tune-Up

Wipe & lube drivetrain

Wipe down bike

Adjust bottom bracket

Check crank bolts/chainring bolts

Adjust front and rear derailleurs

Lube brake and gear cables

True wheels

Adjust headset

Adjust brakes

Air tubes and seat tires properly if necessary

Lube and wipe down outer shock stanchions

Thorough test ride

Performance Tune-Up

Basic Tune-Up plus:

Scrub drivetrain

Wash bike and remove surface rust

Adjust handlebar and controls to ideal set positions if necessary

Check and realign derailleur hanger if necessary

Clean and prep braking surfaces

Lube all external pivoting mechanisms, swingarms etc.

 Overhaul Tune-Up

Performance Tune-Up plus:

Complete strip-down of bike

Detail frame and fork

Overhaul/replace all bearing sets, except pedals

Remove rust from frame and parts as needed

Reassemble and complete test ride for any other issues

What can we do in the shop?

As a fully equipped shop we can do just about anything you might want. Updating a classic older bike with modern components, rebuilding worn out suspension forks, or building a custom set of tandem wheels; all of these things and more are easily within our abilities. Below is a list of our most common repairs.

  • Tune-up
  • Performance Tune
  • Wheel truing
  • Spoke replacement
  • Derailleur adjustment
  • Cable replacement
  • Brake adjustment
  • Hydraulic brake bleeding
  • Flat repair
  • Bar and stem swap
  • Drivetrain cleaning
  • Chain replacement
  • Accessory installation
  • Refill tubeless sealant 
  • Install new tubeless valves
  • Set-up tubeless tires/wheels
  • Suspension set up for mountain bikes, electric/non-electric
  • Full suspension and hardtail
  • Front fork, rear shock
  • Correct tube/tire PSI for rider weight

Contact us to schedule your bike service today.