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The UMass Lowell Bike Shop offers something for every bike. We have fee based tune-ups and repair services by our student mechanics as well as free do it yourself stand time.

Services

The UMass Lowell Bike Shop offers something for every bike. We have fee based tune-ups and repair services by our student mechanics as well as free do it yourself stand time. Come on in and see what we can do for you!


FREE ASSESSMENTS

Mechanics perform a complete assessment on every bike that comes into the shop for repairs. Assessments are free, and an essential part of the repair process. Often times, one problem or one broken part can impact many other parts. When we assess and understand the function of the bike as a whole, we can provide a better and longer lasting repair service.

Mechanics will assess all bikes for condition of parts including but not limited to:

  • Pedals and Crank Arms
    Damage and Wear
  • Chain
    Damage, Dirt, Breakage
  • Shifting
    Hanger & Derailleurs, Cable Wear, Ease of Shifting
  • Bottom Bracket
    Grinding or Looseness
  • Frame & Seat
    Breakage, Bends, or Rust
  • Wheels & Tires
    Punctures, Rot, Debris, Warp, Wobble, or Grinding
  • Brakes
    Cable & Pad Wear and Adjustment, Lever Damage

Whether you have a specific concern or just want to know the condition of your bike, we can assess all aspects of your bike and give you a repair estimate at any time.


TUNE-UPS

Bicycle tune-ups are recommended on an annual basis or every 500-700 miles. For those who ride in the winter, a spring tune up is important no matter how many miles you've ridden, salt, grime, and moisture can cause rust to build up throughout your bike. Tune ups help maintain your bike’s level of function. Our tune-up options are listed below.

Ride Prep: $20.00 (UMass Lowell Student, Staff, Faculty), $35 (Public)

  • Brakes: Inspected, Adjusted, and Lubricated
  • Shifters: Inspected, Adjusted, and Lubricated
  • Chain: Lubricated
  • Safety Inspection: Major bolts checked for torque

Full Tune-Up: $45.00 (UMass Lowell Student, Staff, Faculty), $65 (Public)

Full Tune-Up includes All Services in Ride Prep with the Addition of:

  • Wheels: Both wheels trued
  • Frame: Cleaned

Full drivetrain cleaning can be added to Full Tune Up for an additional $25.

INDIVIDUAL SERVICE LABOR RATES (NOT INCLUDING PARTS)

Service UMass Lowell Price Public Price
Wheels and Tires
Flat Fix $3 $5
Wheel True $10-15 $20-25
Replace Spoke $15-20 $25-30
Adjust Hub $10 $15
Overhaul Hub $15-20 $20-25
Brakes
Brake Adjust $5 $7
New Pads Install $7 $10
New Lever Install $10 $15
New Cable and Housing $7 $10
Drivetrain
Shift Adjust $5 $7
Replace Chain $5 $7
New Derailleur Install $10 $15
New Shifter Install $10 $15
New Cable and Housing $7 $10
Bottom Bracket / Headset
Adjust Bottom Bracket $5 $10
Overhaul Bottom Bracket $15 $25
Install Bottom Bracket $10 $20
Adjust Headset $5 $10
Overhaul Headset $15 $25
Tune Ups
Ride Prep $20 $35
Tune Up $45 $65
Tune Up and Drivetrain Cleaning $70 $90

DO IT YOURSELF STAND TIME

We offer free do it yourself stand time during our open hours to UMass Lowell students, faculty and staff during our normal business hours. DIY stand time is a great way to gain hands on mechanical experience on your bike when you need it as well as save some money on repairs. Bike shop staff will help you perform an initial assessment and help you get oriented to the shop. Mechanics are present for occasional consultation and limited basic instruction. In the event that you need a bike shop mechanic to do the work or give you their attention though the entire repair we will charge the normal labor rate for that service. We are happy to teach and we also need to maintain a functional and efficient bike shop. Ultimately by offering do it yourself stand time in the Bike Shop we hope to promote learning and foster a growing community of bicyclists at UMass Lowell.

Please review our DIY Policies before using the shop.


TURNAROUND TIMES

Turn-around times for services varies based on the season. Times are greater in April, May & September. Flat tires can be fixed in about a half hour. Small repairs and tune-ups can typically be completed within a day. Major repairs or specific parts replacement generally takes multiple days. We will let you know the expected wait time when you bring your bike into the shop. 

For questions please contact us at 978-934-6797 or email: freewheelers@uml.edu.