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Best Bike Repair In Washington DC

March 23, 2013 8:00 AM

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There’s nothing quite like the feeling of sunshine and cool breezes as you whip around town on a bicycle. If it has been a while since you took your Schwinn for a spin, then consider stopping by one of these best bicycle repair shops in DC. They have all the tools and professional experience you need to ensure the safety and longevity of your favorite bicycle.

Bike and Roll

50 Massachusetts Ave. N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 962-0206
www.bikethesites.com

Although known as a bike rental and guided tour company, Bike and Roll also offers top-notch full bicycle repair services at its Union Station location. The repair shop offers a variety of service packages plus “a la carte” items such as brake adjustments, chain replacements and pedal installation. Service packages include brake and derailleur adjustments, disassembly, cleaning and reassembly of the bicycle and meticulous cleaning of all bicycle parts. Not sure what’s wrong with your bike? Bike and Roll also features professionally trained bicycle mechanics who will determine exactly what your bike needs to get back on the road.

The Bike Rack
1412 Q St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 387-2453
www.thebikerackdc.com

The Bike Rack is an independent, full-service bicycle repair shop that offers a variety of bicycle repair services as well as bike maintenance clinics, group ride programs, nutrition and fitness guidance and other community-based programs. Bicycle repair services include shifting, braking, steering and wheel adjustments, detailed drivetrain cleaning, thoroughly cleaned, inspected and greased bearing systems and bicycle disassembly/reassembly. The Bike Rack also offers warrantee extensions and product, part and accessories protection as well as supports a variety of community-focused programs including free yoga, triathlon training, basic bicycle maintenance clinics and women’s riding programs.

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Capitol Hill Bikes
719 8th St. S.E.
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 544-4234
www.capitolhillbikes.com

Recognized as the service provider for the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department, Capitol Hill Bikes provides bicycle repair services for local area citizens as well. Bring your bike in for a free estimate or speak with a bicycle maintenance professional about any bicycle-related problems. Bicycle repair services include safety check-ups, basic tune-ups, brake adjustments, flat tire replacements, rack/fender installations and handlebar wraps. Capitol Hill Bikes also provides a variety of specialty services including new bike assembly and disassembly of a bike and shipping to a new location. Capitol Hill Bikes also provides a variety of basic maintenance clinics plus offers bicycles, clothing and accessories for sale. Walk-ins are welcome.

The Bike House
1240 Upshur St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 248-6423
www.thebikehouse.org

If you are more of the do-it-yourself type, then bring your bike to the Bike House, where you will learn how to fix common bicycle conundrums, including flat tire repairs, thanks to the help of professional bicycle maintenance volunteers. The non-profit organization offers two weekly bicycle repair clinics plus beginner and advanced bicycle maintenance classes. The Bike House also provides mobile bicycle repair clinics throughout DC, with a focus on Wards 7 and 8 in the city, and hosts a variety of community-based programs including its popular Coldest Day of the Year community bike ride and the annual coffee crawl, where participants ride to various coffee shops throughout the city.

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District Hardware and The Bike Shop
1108 24th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 659-8686
www.thebikeshopdc.com

Whether you’re looking to repair a 1960′s era Schwinn or searching for a new two-wheeled ride, The Bike Shop has it all. Repair services include general repairs and tune-ups plus complete bicycle overhauls and full restoration of older bicycles. The Bike Shop also offers frame painting, custom bike builds and even wheelchair repair services. If you’re in the market for a new bicycle, the Bike Shop offers a wide selection of well-known bicycles in its store including Raleigh Bicycles, Public Bikes and Quintana Roo. The Bike Shop also offers a bicycle seat demo program, bicycle rentals and products and services for your home.

Susan Diranian is a freelance writer living in Ashburn, VA. She is covering Travel & Outdoors. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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