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do it yourself bike repair shop in Zurich?

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The derailleur on my bike snapped off today and I was wondering if there are any bike shops that loan out tools and allow you to work on your own bike.
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Old 09.06.2008, 21:57
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Re: do it yourself bike repair shop in Zurich?

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The derailleur on my bike snapped off today and I was wondering if there are any bike shops that loan out tools and allow you to work on your own bike.
Thanks in advance!
-William
VeloPlus have a customer workshop on the premises with all the tools.

they are in Wetzikon, Zuri oberland
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Re: do it yourself bike repair shop in Zurich?

thanks for the replies. i guess it is kind of far away from where I am.
Maybe does anyone who lives in Zurich have a chain-break they could lend me?
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Re: do it yourself bike repair shop in Zurich?

Velo Elsener on Seefeldstrasse has an area with free to use tools, and enough people to come out and laugh at you if you're doing it wrong :-)
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thanks for the replies. i guess it is kind of far away from where I am.
Maybe does anyone who lives in Zurich have a chain-break they could lend me?
Veloplus has a great workshop, all tools available and very helpful staff.

But to go there by train with your broken bike will cost you CHF 10-15 for the bike plus your own ticket.

But If you only need one tool maybe the best is just to buy it. I've seen chain tools at the migros SportXX for CHF 12.-

I went twice to their shop and will go again this saturday to put the Ultegra 6500 set I took out of my bike to my other older bike that has a Shimano 600 group on it.

And I was wondering if it wasn't worth to buy the tools ( cassette tools is 10 each ( you need 2 ), crankset tools are also 12, plus the chain tool 12 more ) I'd have paid that price with what I spent on train tickets for the bike.

But it is really worth to go there if you need to do a bigger job as you have expert people and also they have a full stock of parts in case you need an spacer or something breaks, you can just go to the shop, get it and finish the job.
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Re: do it yourself bike repair shop in Zurich?

I like to have the tools to hand just in case I need to do something in a Hurry. You can get cheap kits from the main Superstores. they do the job, but if I was doing this all hte time would spend more on better tools. Obviously there are some 'specialised' tools which are not worth buying just for a once off. But chain link remover, Crank pullers etc.. are worth having.
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thanks for the replies. i guess it is kind of far away from where I am.
Maybe does anyone who lives in Zurich have a chain-break they could lend me?
Wetzikon is about 15 minutes on the train from Stadelhofen, easy.
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Old 10.06.2008, 10:08
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Wetzikon is about 15 minutes on the train from Stadelhofen, easy.
Yes, only 2 stops with the S5, and the Veloplus is just to the side of the train station.
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I like to have the tools to hand just in case I need to do something in a Hurry. You can get cheap kits from the main Superstores. they do the job, but if I was doing this all hte time would spend more on better tools. Obviously there are some 'specialised' tools which are not worth buying just for a once off. But chain link remover, Crank pullers etc.. are worth having.
Strangely enough, this offer just arrived in my inbox. A great starting point.
http://actionsports.de/Fun%20Works%2...fID=newsletter
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Strangely enough, this offer just arrived in my inbox. A great starting point.
http://actionsports.de/Fun%20Works%2...fID=newsletter
Oooh, they have even used the same colour of blue as Ice Tools, the cheeky little munchkins.
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Re: do it yourself bike repair shop in Zurich?

Hello Willedue
Considering your post is old I still thought that I would give you a good tip -
Gemeinschaftszentren GZ Bachwiesen Holzwerkstatt has a complete set of bike tools and the shop director Christoph is very friendly and willing to give a hand if you first don't succeed yourself. I'm up there quite often myself. http://www.gz-zh.ch/oeffnungszeiten/index.php?gz=3
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