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Bicycle repair - Basel?

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Can anyone recommend an English speaking cycle repair shop in Basel. I think my gears need adjusting since the chain skips when you start peddling too hard (e.g. up hill). The bike itself is fairly new, and nothing looks worn out.

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The shop mentioned in this thread might be good for you.
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Old 20.04.2009, 14:08
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Re: Bicycle repair - Basel?

Or you can do it yourself

it is quite simple to do, but indeed the first time you attempt it, it could look like rocket science

here is a guide

http://sheldonbrown.com/derailer-adjustment.html

and here a video

http://www.expertvillage.com/video/4...ur-bicycle.htm

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Re: Bicycle repair - Basel?

playing around with the derailler isnt to hard for most mechnaically minded people, but i wouldnt suggest doing it yourself unless you are confident with those types of things,

castro does this happen with all gears or just some? a quick check is if u press chain down (from the top) does it have more then 1cm play? if so then the rear wheel is to close to the central cog. to adjust simply undo the 2 bolts holding the rear wheel pull it back with a fair amount of force and redo the bolts. if it isnt becos of this then its the derailler, most common brands such as shimano always have a extra spacer screw for fine tuning at the derailler and also at the gear change mechanism. these can be changed without equipment.

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Re: Bicycle repair - Basel?

If your German skills aren't too good, try Athletikum on Leimgrubenweg - I've found them most helpful and friendly.
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Hi all,

Can anyone recommend an English speaking cycle repair shop in Basel. I think my gears need adjusting since the chain skips when you start peddling too hard (e.g. up hill). The bike itself is fairly new, and nothing looks worn out.

Cheers
I would recommend Jucker Bike on Morgartenring, I had a bike service there about 1.5 yrs ago and its was done well and wasn't too expensive. There is a technician that works there who is fluent in english:
http://www.juckerbike.ch/inhalt/0/fr...ike-start.html

I have also used Gutlin Velo on Binningerstrasse, just by tram 10 stop bottmingermuhle a few times which is quite good but more expensive. The guy who runs it is also fluent in english:
http://www.guetlinvelo.ch/
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castro does this happen with all gears or just some?
It seems to be worse at lower gears, which is naturally what I would select when going up-hill. Its probably worth noting that yesterday I took the bike out after about 4 months sitting in storage (although I did oil all the moving parts prior to laying it up for winter).

Therefore I'm hoping that the cables have simply stretched a little over the months since it was new as of last summer. I think I will take it to the experts this time... but perhaps peer over his shoulder
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Re: Bicycle repair - Basel?

Castro assuming nothing else has changed or damaged and as you say the bike was new then it's only cable adjustment. If you can hang your saddle over a rail so the bike is off the ground have the chain on the smallest cog in the rear and while turning the crank click one gear in the rear, if it just rattles and doesnt change just turn the cable adjuster out a little bit until it changes and goes quiet again, repeat on the next gear until they change nicely up and down, have the chain on the middle ring up front.
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Re: Bicycle repair - Basel?

There's a video and instructions for adjusting your rear derailleur here.
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Re: Bicycle repair - Basel?

I get a really good service, with good humour, from the little bike shop that is at the edge of the SBB and post office corner. The owner speaks French and German, but at least two of his mechanics speak English well enough to be able to fix what ever is wrong with my bike.
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Re: Bicycle repair - Basel?

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My pedal loosened up and fell off, and I believe I might even need a new crank arm.

Any recommendations on an affordable bicycle repair shop in Basel?
Can even be a "private business", if you "know a guy" or something.
Are the guys mentioned above still valid (e.g. SBB-Post corner, as it is closest to my place)?

Thanks
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Re: Bicycle repair - Basel?

Hi there, yes the shop near SBB is still there and I also have really good experience there. Very honest and reasonable prices.

Here's a link

http://www.wenger-2-rad.ch/html3/ort...-reparatur.php
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Re: Bicycle repair - Basel?

Veloplus has a free workshop while the shop is open. You can simply go there and fix your bike yourself (spare parts would have to be bought there or elsewhere), although you might be tripping over hundreds of others doing the same who use the tool you just need.
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