Bike Maintenance

Bike Shop

Self-Service Maintenance

Located in the Laker Village south community center office (LVS).  The LVS office currently serves as our bicycle rental and maintenance headquarters.  The Bike Shop holds regular hours for self-service bike maintenance.  During our open hours, the GVSU community is welcome to utilize our tools & stands for your bike's maintenance needs. An apprentice or shop mechanic will be on-hand & will be able to guide you through most maintenance tasks if you need assistance.

Beginning Wednesday, June 21, we will begin selling basic bike parts!  We are working towards being able to provide for-pay maintenance as well. Our mechanics are not yet able do the work for you but are happy to guide you through the process of completing most tasks yourself.

Click here to view our Self-Service Guidelines.

Hours of Self-Service Maintenance

 


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Parts and Repairs

These services are only available to GVSU students, faculty, & staff.  If you have your own bike on campus, the Bike Shop now has basic parts for sale.   We are still finalizing details regarding a for-pay maintenance service which we hope to be offering before Fall 2017.  This will include tube and tire patching or replacement, chain, tire, saddle, shifter and brake adjustments and replacements. Bring in your bike during open hours and speak with a staff member to help find the best solution. After we diagnose the issue, we will provide you with an estimated repair cost. If you are simply in need of a basic tune up, you will be able to drop off your bike for a small service fee.  

Our supply of parts include common items:

  • Brake Pads
  • Cables & Housing
  • Chains
  • Tubes
  • Tires
  • Grips & Tape

The Bike Shop currently only accepts payment by Cash or Check.


Rental Bike

Rental Bike Maintenance

If you experience mechanical issues with your GVSU rental bike or it simply isn't riding as smoothly as you feel it should, feel free to stop by the bike shop, located at the Laker Village south community center (LVS) during any of our scheduled hours of operation.  Our trained mechanics are happy get your bike riding smoothly again as soon as possible.  If you are unable to get your rental bike to the LVS office due to the severity of the issue, please contact the Bike Shop with the following information: your name, a detailed description of what is wrong, & where your bike is located.  We will dispatch a mechanic as soon as possible to assess extent of the issue and get your bike rolling again.  If repairs cannot be made in a timely manner, a different rental bike will be offered, if available, until the work is completed.


Bike Amenities

Bike Shop is located at Laker Village South community center through October 1, 2017

When the Bike Shop is Closed

The Allendale & Pew Campuses have a variety of amenities to support your biking needs when our shop is closed!

Dero Fixit Station - At the covered bike rack between Stafford & Swanson Living Centers.  Each station contains basic tools, repair stand, air pump, & QR code that will open a series of instructional maintenance videos on your phone!

Click below to see a map of the Pew Campus Dero Fixit locations & bike racks.
Pew Campus Dero Stations

Compressed Air - The Connection (east side) & South Utilities Building (north side).  Pressure up to 80 psi. Not Presta valve compatible.

Showers - Located inside the Recreation Center

 




Page last modified August 31, 2017