BIKE REPAIR SAN FRANCISCO
Bike Repair or Bike Tune up in San Francisco means Columbus Cyclery !
Looking for an Affordable and Professional Bicycle Repair or Tune Up in San Francisco? Come to our Bike Shop today! No appointment needed. We are Open 7 Days a week from 8am to 8pm. We offer Full Service Bicycle Repair, Bike Assembly or Disassembly, National and International Shipping.
If you are unsure about the condition of your bicycle, we offer a Free Bike Check-Up. Bring your bicycle over and we’ll look at it together and will give you an assessment of its condition within minutes, as well as a free estimate of repairs if needed.
For a bicycle that is routinely maintained, a bike tune up will probably suffice. As you add up miles on your bike, because of your weight and the irregularities in the surface of the road, the wheels tend to start wobbling a little bit. Nothing alarming, it’s normal. Slightly untrue wheels will be straightened up during a regular tune-up. This is done by adjusting the tension of the spokes that make up the wheel. Additionally, the cables that activate the brakes and the gears also tend to stretch somehow, and the braking and gear shifting will feel different as more miles are added on the bike. Again, a tune up will take care of that. Cables will be tightened (or replaced if they are frayed), derailleurs readjusted as needed. Nothing bad, nothing difficult. If the bicycle is used a lot, brake pads might need replacement while near the wear line. Part of the tune up too.
So, what’s left? The more serious stuff i.e. the needed repair. Some basic bike repairs could be replacing a broken spoke (or two) which really makes the wheel wobble, replacing a worn chain or set of gears that make the pedaling slipping and skipping when enough pressure is put on the pedals, straightening up a bent rear derailleur which makes the gears skip, replacing/fixing a broken shifter or brake lever, etc. Plenty of things actually, but relatively basic in essence. As long as the bicycle frame is good, everything else can be either repaired or replaced.
Bicycle Tune Up
At our San Francisco bike repair shop, we can tune up your bike in 24 to 48 hours, or even same day if our workload allows it. In a matter of minutes, we can go over the bike with you, and quickly figure out what needs to be done. A bicycle is simple mechanics, and chances are that if your bike was running fine the last time you used it, we can tune it up without any parts to be replaced. Maybe a few cables and some worn out brake pads. Our professional tune-up will put your bicycle safely back on the road. We’ll check your rims, gears, chain, brakes, steering, tire condition and pressure levels. We do not leave anything behind. Additionally, all our work comes with a 30-day warranty, parts and labor.
Check our price list below for tune-ups.
At Columbus Cyclery, we have tools and parts to rebuild any bike or even build one from scratch. If you need a new chain or gears, a new crank or bottom bracket, we can take care of it. Bring your bicycle over for a quick free estimate. We can also do some emergency repairs at our shop if the work load allows it. You are also covered by our 30-day warranty, parts and labor.
Our Services & Labor Rates
- Rideability/Safety Check : $45 [Brakes, Gears, Headset, Tire Pressure]. Add $3 per cable/housing needing replacement.
- Pro Tune-up : $99 Safety Check + Wheels Trueing + Bottom Bracket tightening + Gears & Chain cleaning.
- Brakes Adjustment : $15 Front or Rear. $25 for both. Add cost of pads and/or cable ($3) if needed.
- Gears Adjustment : $15 Front or Rear. $25 for both. Add cost of new cable ($3) if needed.
- Tire or Tube Change: $10. Labor only.
- Seatpost shortening : $10
- Wheel Trueing : $20 per wheel. $30 for two wheels.
- Spoke replacement : $23 for the first spoke. $3 each for additional spokes. Includes trueing of the wheel.
- Headset installation : $30. Labor only.
- Bottom Bracket Overhaul/Replacement: $30. Labor only.
- Front or Rear Hub Overhaul/Replacement: $20 Front. $25 Rear. Labor only.
- Chain Sizing & Installation: $15. Labor only.
- Derailleur Installation Front or Rear : $20. Labor only. Add Derailleur and Cable ($3).
- Bike Assembly & Tune Up : $89.00
- Bike Disassembly : $65 for bare bike. $85 for Bikes with accessories and gears. Box & Packing materials included.
- Pedals/Grips/U-lock Mount/Handlebar bags/Lights installation: $10. Free with in house purchase.
- Rear rack installation: $15. Labor only. Free with in house purchase.
- Fenders Installation : $30. Labor only. $10 with in house purchase
- Storage fee : All bikes are held Ten (10) for free after repair is completed. $3.00 fee/day applied after 10 days.
We store bicycles at our store for $3.00/day and are open every day of the week from 8am to 8pm.
8/3/2015 – Victor I.
Im new to cycling so this is the first time I’ve ever had to take my bike for a tune up. I called a few times and each person I spoke with pleasantly answered each of my questions and thanked me for calling. In addition, they are conveniently open 7 days a week until 8pm! When I dropped my bike off they said it would be ready in 48/72hours, imagine my surprise when they called me early the next day and said it was ready! They cleaned my bike up and made it all shiny and the best part is that it rides like new again!! I will definitely return!
1/12/2014 – Zhen C.
Picked up my bike today that I brought in just a day before! Brought it in for a professional tune up. Bike and gears are now squeaky clean. Brakes were adjusted and wheels trued. Such friendly and quick service staff. Glad I found this place that will take care of my bike in an honest way. Be sure to check them out!
I bought a bike from Giantnerd and after handling the basic assembly I needed some help with the fine tuning. I had a short window of time to work with and the other shops that I frequent in the neighborhood were booked solid for the day. What to do, what to do? Well, for one, Columbus Cyclery is open at 8am on Saturdays, which is unreal. I came in and decided on their $80 tune up package. They told me they would honor the promotion currently on Groupon for $39 so already I was ahead of the game. They turned it around in less than 3 hours and no complaints on the tuning. Wheels are true, the derailleur is solid and the brakes are tight. If you get in on the promo price this is absolutely the best price in SF. And even if you don’t , this is a small mom & pop shop that is deserving of our community’s support.
Love them! Brought my Bianchi in for a tune up. They were friendly and just lovely: the guy who worked on my bike showed me his own bike and we talked about our wheels like they were old friends. He clearly loves and takes pride in what he does. Also, the shop owner called me later that evening to tell me that while balancing the day’s books, he noticed there had been another charge on the register when they rang me up, and that they accidentally added that to my bill….to come back tomorrow to get the overcharge back. Wow. Seriously, I wish they worked on cars as well!
I was able to get my hands on another bike, a road bike this time. I took it here for a tune-up, handle rewrap, and pedals and received more great customer service and another good deal. It’s nice to be a customer at a place where you can tell the employees actually like their job.
9/20/2013 – Emile C.
Excellent shop! They sell new parts and resell old parts for cheap. Tune up was affordable and the service is great. Guy named Abel fitted my bike for a 200 mile ride up to Kelseyville this week.