Personal and Professional Bicycle Repair in Peterborough
I don't sell them, but I do fix them.
205 Wilson Street, 3 blocks south of the Memorial Centre
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What Bike Riders Want To Know
1. How do I keep my bike chain from falling off?
Typically, a chain that is falling off of a front or rear gear is due to a derailleur being poorly set, bent or from other reasons such as a damaged chain.
To fix it, attention should be paid to the limit screws (high and low) on the derailleur. For example, if the chain comes off of the rear gears and wedges against the wheel, the low limit screw (L) needs to be turned clockwise a tiny bit until the derailleur can no longer travel past the largest cog.
Turn the screw and try turning the crank and shifting beyond the lowest gear (largest cog).
There are other reasons of course. So please talk to a competent mechanic if you can't solve the issue.
Since I work from home, I can leave at anytime to pick up parts or serve a client. Please call, email or text for an appointment. Drop-ins are by chance.
ATTENTION: I am now able to accept e-Transfer and Credit Cards as payment and my service remains TAX FREE.
"Not only was he friendly, and informative, he fixed and tuned up pretty much everything on the bike.." Melissa Jones
New clients this spring include: David, Natasha, Christina , Jenn, Jason, Richard, Charles, Peter, Caroline, Jackie, Mary, Kirsty, Scott, Jon, Mike, Greg, Joe, Vanessa, Tom, Barry, Matt, Stephanie, Brian, Luky, Glen, Brett, Kat, Troy, Sue, Sandy, Rob, Chris, Michael, Tyler, Brian, Michelle, Brealy. Welcome one and all to Mike Fix My Bike..... I appreciate your business and will endeavour to take very good care of you and your bike.
2. How do you true a bike wheel?
Teaching a person to straighten wheels is about as simple as teaching a baby how to walk. It takes practice and an incredible amount of patience to get it right.
I would suggest getting some one-to-one time with an experienced mechanic. Reading about it can help, but putting a wheel in your hand is truly the best way to learn and get the feel for straightening wheels.
It will also afford you the skill to know when a wheel can NOT be straightened. This in itself is a huge time saver. From there you could learn how to build wheels, an art in itself.
Hands on practice is always the best way. Ask any baby.
"Quickly fixed our 2 bikes and got them into premium shape." Chris Dobbs
A few of my satisfied clients here at Mike Fix My Bike
205 Wilson Street, Peterborough ON 705-931-9623
What Bike Riders Want To Know
3. How do I fix a slipped bike chain?
Normally a chain slips because of one of two conditions.
Either the chain is worn out, and should be replaced, and/or the cog it is slipping off of is worn out. Both can be determined by a good mechanic and the proper tools.
Chains and gears very in price depending on application, manufacture, quality level etc. Typically, a chain for a multi-speed bicycle will run around $24, but that can change as quality goes up or down.
Special tools are required to replace chains on multiple speed bikes, as well as tools to replace the gears on the front and rear of the bike. Talk to a good mechanic and get it done right.
I've started a YouTube channel that has short videos of some of the more interesting projects. I hope to post some "how-to" videos over the winter, so please be sure to check that out, and don't forget to "share".
"I brought my bikes and my wife's bikes to him for tune up and repair.
6 in total, each job was excellent" David L
Quick question, did you find me through Google? Maybe you typed in the search phrase: bike repair Peterborough. About 90% of my new clients do exactly that.
Please let me know how you found me when you stop in.
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