As spring blossoms open their petals, garage doors crack and well-rested bicycles creak. It’s time for a tune up before gearing up to enjoy bike trails and lakeshore rides in the fantastic DFW spring weather. Here are a few of the best bike repair shops the metroplex has to offer to get you pedaling again.
Dallas Bike Works
4875 W. Lawther Drive
Dallas, TX 75214
Dallas Bike Works earns plenty of bonus points with excellent service and perks for its customers. For those who purchase their bikes at Dallas Bike Works, a free 90 day tune up is awarded with no strings attached. Demonstrating that safety is a priority for riders, they offer free women’s bike maintenance clinics. In these sessions women can bring their own bikes and learn how to do simple maintenance tasks as well as repair a flat tire. Varied service levels are offered starting at $65 for basic tune ups and $149 for a deluxe overhaul.
5125 Granbury Road
Fort Worth, TX 76133
Bicycles Inc guarantees customer satisfaction on all repairs and servicing. Their technicians will work on any bike brand, regardless of where the bicycle was purchased and even give free estimates without an appointment. Services include adjusting and inspecting gears and brakes, cleaning and lubricating the drivetrain and tightening any loose bolts and nuts. Even better, Bicycles Inc has a long list of written tutorials on their website for how to do basic bike fixes DIY style that range from removing and installing pedals, patching a flat tire and even adjusting brakes, so get those tools out and put them to use.
Richardson Bike Mart
1451 W. Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080
Richardson Bike Mart, which reached its mid-century anniversary in 2012, has plenty of reasons to celebrate. Not only does this locale offer leveled tune-ups from basic at $79.99 to deluxe at $149.99, it also does specialized children’s bike tune-ups as well. Richardson Bike Mart encourages cycling independence by offering repair clinics that are BYOB, or Bring Your Own Bike, to help customers take better care of their bikes and do basic maintenance on their own, showing that this bike shop understands that cycling is about freedom, not schedules.
Don Johle’s Bike World Inc.
Garland, TX 75043
An uncommon feature of Don Johle’s Bike World Inc is the intricate and delicate capability to restore and repair vintage bicycles along with standard repair and maintenance tune ups and service. From 1960’s Schwinn models to 1950’s Sonic Flyers, vintage bikes come back to life and regain their original beauty. Modern bikes still have a place at Don Johle’s and can be tweaked and pampered just as well in person for a quote. Express service for urgent repairs is available at an extra charge.
757 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Coppell, TX 75019
In this economy, deals are golden. Bicycles Plus offers a simple tune option for bikes that starts at only $40. Savvy customers who purchase from Bicycles Plus will also get free brake and gear adjustments for life. Basic tune ups begin at $69.99 and major tune ups cost $89.99. The website also features links to helpful Youtube videos about changing tires and seat adjustment.
Kena Sosa is a freelance writer in Dallas. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.