This is where our mechanics get to do what they do best – make bikes hum like the day they were bought. You’ll find a friendly head and a helpful, albeit potentially greasy hand to help fix any hint of mechanical faltering. Drop in for a bike chat and a service soon or simply click below to book online. We pride ourselves on quality work and fast turnarounds because we know you need your bike every day.
We are the workshop for Wellingtonians who love to ride every day. We pride ourselves on doing the right fix that will ensure the best value and enjoyment over time from your bicycle. We offer a wide array of services for all types of bicycles that are aimed at keeping your bike riding like new for years to come. Best of all, for most jobs we’ll get your bike back to you the same day you drop it off. This is because we know you rely on your bike every day, not just the weekend.
MEET THE MECHANICS
Bike / Specialized Como
Grant is an old friend of Dan's from way back, who previously worked as a coffee machine technician. You'll find him opening shop first thing in the morning, ready to help you with whatever. He's always cracking jokes and has a peculiar taste in music, making the mornings here at the shop always entertaining.
Bike / Riese & Muller Load 75
Ilya is a Norwegian trained bike mechanic who lived a past life in the corporate world. Luckily for us, he’s found a home here in our workshop. He’s one seriously skilled and thorough fella, with a deep knowledge and care for bikes. He’s also a serious asset when it comes to dealing with cafe left-overs.
Bike / Genesis Fugio
Greg developed a passion for road-racing and touring on bikes way back when! His attention to detail is unparalleled, making him our go to for your next custom build. Four years ago he arrived in New Zealand for a quick summer’s exploration and needless to say, we’re glad he stuck around.
A BIT ABOUT SERVICING
Yes we do! Our workshop services all types of bikes, including electric, cargo and sometimes even penny farthing. We are also the authorised service centre for several e-bike systems, including Bosch, Impulse, Lekkie, Specialized Brose and Shimano Steps.
The recommended service interval for most bikes is 1000km or 6 month for “regular” use (daily commuters), and 12 months for “light” use (occasional rides). If you use your bike regularly, your bike will need regular servicing. In between services, it will sometimes be necessary to do minor work (for example, pumping tires, check brake pads for wear, and cleaning and lubing the chain). If you use your bike lots, we can help you to learn these basics yourself so that you can save the services for the more significant work.
Bring it here. We aim to make it as simple as possible to have your bike serviced. You can drop your bike off anytime within our opening hours. We aim to complete most work with a day (for more detail on this, see our FAQ: How long will my service take?). You do not have to book in with us beforehand; however, you may wish to book in during the busier times (summer). This will allow us to reserve workshop time for you bike, so that you spend less time waiting. You can book through our website, or give us a call at the shop (here are our contact details).When leaving your bike with us for a service, it is a good idea to remove your helmet, pannier bags, lights and other bulky or fragile detachables. We do take care to keep your bike and your things from being bumped around; however, our space is limited and we are grateful for all bikes that come without extras.
"My regular ride is an early morning commute to work at the hospital from Island Bay. I use the team at Bicycle Junction regularly. They're friendly, helpful and efficient and can even translate their technical jargon into language us mere mortals understand. They tolerate my son's interest in what they’re doing in the back and make a mean fluffy. I recommend them unconditionally"
Cindy Towns - Daily commuter and Mum Extraordinaire!
01. Lube your chain
A clean lubricated chain is a happy chain. Nobody wants a noisy bicycle and a dry chain is a serious offender, apply some chain lube to the inside links of your chain and wipe the excess with a rag.
02. Check your brake pads
It's important to be able to stop sometimes. Take note of what a new brake pad looks like and every week or two have a quick peek to make sure there is plenty of material left on yours. Come and see us if you're unsure.
03. Pump your tires
Keeping tires at the correct pressure is key to a comfortable efficient ride. Check your tires weekly and take note of the recommended pressure written on the sidewall.