Bike repair shop Germany

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1. Posted by Muskana (First Time Poster 1 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Hey everybody!

I’m cycling through Europe and I’m about to cross from Sweden to Germany. I’ll need to make some adjustments to my bicycle before I reach the mountains (change tires and gear wheels).

Can anyone tell me a good bike shop where I could do this quickly? Maybe even book in advance to make it quicker? I’ll be cycling from Zislow (Germany) to Nancy (France) and one of the big cities I’m going through is Bielefeld, so that would be the ideal place to do this.

Appreciate your time and answers!

Thanks ✌️

2. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 1622 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

From a simple Google search:

Lucky Bike Sunderweg 2, 33649 Bielefeld. +49 521 26090980

https://www.lucky-bike.de/fahrrad-bielefeld/

and

Fahrradgarage Axel Weiß Drögestraße 11, 33613 Bielefeld +49 521 3849893

No website.

and

Fahrradfachgeschäft Bega-Bike
Jöllenbecker Str. 204, 33613 Bielefeld +49 521 39957893

https://www.bega-bike.de/

and

Radhaus Heepen - Bike & More Salzufler Str. 25, 33719 Bielefeld +49 521 93441755

No website.

There are several more possibilities in Bielefeld.

Best to phone first and make an appointment?

[ Edit: Edited on 05-Oct-2020, 07:19 GMT by leics2 ]

3. Posted by Psamathe (Budding Member 42 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Last summer, when I got to Germany or part way through Germany) after a day on rather dusty/gritty track the bike gears and chain needed a big clean (they were really clogged with dust/grit). I was camping in Großenbaum (not near your route) and on arrival found 2 bike shops. One failed to open 30 mins after the door sign said it would, other was open, really helpful (big shop), interrupted their ongoing service work, with no wait thoroughly cleaned the drive train and charged me "put something in the tip jar if you like".

But, if you are after parts and want more specific gear and don't want to stop in a town for a few days (for parts delivery) I'd definitely phone ahead to somewhere to check they have the parts. Of the two bike shops I found where I was, one would probably not have had tyres (yes, it looked useless so good job it stayed closed) and other looked like it had extensive stocks.

Generally through France, Belgium, Germany & Netherlands I've found bike shops very helpful if you arrive with full loaded panniers on tour - invariably interrupting other jobs mid way through to get you sorted there and then. That said, your need for more specific part (I assume you are after granny gears) I'd definitely be checking in advance. I've had delays getting small cassettes in excellent bike shops in the UK). Also, if you are after tyres are you 700c of 26 (which might affect availability).

[ Edit: Edited on 06-Oct-2020, 10:18 GMT by Psamathe ]

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