We are not a bike shop. We will not fix your bike for you. What we do is teach people to work on their own bikes. Pedallers’ Arms is a place where you can work on your own bike and get advice, access to tools and parts.
Please book an appointment if you want a guaranteed spot. Continue reading for further information and the booking link.
Drop-ins are also welcome on Mondays and Thursdays (not Sundays) but are subject to space in the workshop so if we’re at capacity you might be turned away.
If you want to purchase parts (and you don’t require tools or a place to work) then you do not need to book an appointment but we do suggest you phone just in case (calls are unlikely to be answered unless we are open).
- We will require you to wear a mask covering your nose and mouth while in the workshop (unless you are exempt). This requirement is in accordance with our risk assessment.
- Please take a look at the Membership page to find out more about what it costs to access the workshop.
- We’re not set up to help with hydraulic systems so if you need to bleed your hydraulic disc brakes you’ll need to buy the kit and learn from a video or book it in at a bike shop.
- Please let us know if you are unable to make your appointment for whatever reason.
- We will send a text message reminder 6 hours before your appointment.
- If you do not turn up, and have not cancelled 5 hours before the session then you won’t be able to book for 2 months.
- If you require another person to accompany you to help fix your bike please let us know beforehand.
- Please do not bring food to the workshop.
- Cash or bank transfer only.
- Please don’t be early
- If there is an outbreak we will pass booking info to Track & Trace.
Please see also our General Workshop rules.
Appointment slots become available 3 weeks in advance. If you call or visit, we will only be operating the same online booking form on your behalf.
General session info
A typical drop-in
We will provide you with a set of the most common tools to use, 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.
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.
For costs please see the membership page.
We were on Dissident Island radio show in Nov 2011, listen to the section here: