Our drop-in workshop is open on Mondays and Thursdays 4 – 8pm. Know what you’re doing and just need access to a stand and tools? Have a problem with your bike but no idea where to start? Just want to buy some parts? We’re open for you! Drop by and we’ll aim to give you as much guidance as you need so that you can repair your bike. Sometimes we’re full and you might be asked to wait or come back another day. Find out more about what to expect in the workshop.
Along side the drop-ins we have a limited number of pre-bookings / appointments, but this isn’t necessary. An appointment means we’ll save a stand for you; it doesn’t mean we’ll prioritise you for help over people who turn up on the day. If you have an appointment but don’t turn up within 15 minutes then we will make the stand available to others. You can book appointments here.
We’re open on Sundays 12 – 4pm. We ask that you make an appointment if you wish to visit on a Sunday. Please do not turn up without an appointment.
General session information
Pedallers’ Arms is a place where you can work on your own bike and get advice, access to tools and parts. We’re a volunteer-run community bike workshop and we’ve been going for more than 10 years. We encourage you to become a member or you can make a contribution each time you visit. See our membership page for more details.
- Cash or bank transfer only.
- You need to be 18 or over (or be looked after by somebody who is 18 or over.)
- No new jobs after 7.30pm – start finishing off what you’re doing.
- Please come to this learning environment sober.
- Your bike & the work you do here are your responsibility.
- Please be prepared to wear a face mask. Some of our volunteer mechanics will ask that you wear one while you are in the workshop and if you decline they will not be able to assist you with any jobs that require close working (if you are unable to wear a mask for medical reasons then please say and another mechanic will be able to help). If you wish to wear a face mask out of personal choice then this is of course completely fine. If you would like a mechanic to wear a face mask when they are working closely with you then please just say and one of the mechanics on shift will be happy to do so.
See also: General Workshop rules and Membership page to find out more about what it costs to access the workshop.
We’re not able to help with the following:
- hydraulic systems
- suspension servicing
- powered elements of electric bikes, or issues impacted by powered elements
A typical drop-in
We will have a chat and direct you to the most common tools you’re likely to need, such as spanners, pliers, allen keys e.t.c.
If you need other tools then we have a large tool board you can use, all you need to do is ask. If you have any problem then always feel free to ask for help. We will try to show you how the tools work and together make your bike work better.
Tools and Parts
We have truing stands, cassette and freewheel removers, bottom bracket tools, chain tools, chain wear indicators, headset spanners, crown race remover, derailleur alignment tool, bottom bracket taps and facing tool. We don’t have headtube facing or reaming tools or tools for more specialised high-end bikes.
We stock lots of second-hand parts: gear shifters, brake levers, headsets, wheels, cranks, derailleurs, mud guards, pedals, tyres e.t.c. We also have new parts such as brake pads, cables, freewheels, chains, nuts and bolts, bearings, tyres e.t.c.
Public bike repair stand
There is also a public bike stand which we try our best to keep in working order outside our workshop available at all times for free, but if we’re closed (or busy) we wont be able to help you with advice or parts.
For costs please see the membership page.
We were on Dissident Island radio show in Nov 2011, listen to the section here:
hi just found this awesome place called pedallers arms am an im pleased to see a group of people out there who like t give a lil bit of time an effort to help people like me who love to ride an break there bike but havent got a clue how to fix it or the right tools to do the job .not used ur shed or services but will be spreading the word :+)) x
Fixed up my bike here and bought some second hand parts for real cheap great place really nice people any questions they got the answers experienced and I cannot believe how good your doing to say it’s all volunteer work 🙂
Hi. I wondered if you had any cheap bikes for sale? I’d really like a bike to cycle to work on as I only work 8 hours a week and I’m spending most of my wages on getting to work. Lucy
We do have some bikes but not many, you can email try email@example.com, they are connected with Pedallers and sell more bikes.
What a cool idea! I need to replace my rear brake pads but am struggling a bit so may well pop in.
A great place and fantastic people, If you need a hand or a wee bit of advice they are happy to help.
How much is it for drop in sessions.
Hi Nolan, please see above, under ‘membership’. The cost is still the same. Thanks
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