First: Where is Standard Bike Repair?
Second: What is Standard Bike Repair?
- A bike shop run by Ryan Kelley out of a unique cottage home near central Boulder specializing in Watch/Help/Learn style bike repair.
- Would you like to learn how to fix your bike 1-on-1 with a professional mechanic?
- Do you want to drop your bike off and pick it up later?
Third: What do we do?
- We fix bikes with you, the customer, in a Watch/Help/Learn fashion.
- We build bike shops and bike repair stations.
- We build bikes from scratch with you.
- We offer wheel building services.
- Do we have new bike parts for sale at the shop? Yes.
- We carry one of all “standard” bike parts. If your bike is “somewhat normal”, we probably have the replacement part if need be.
- Do we have used bike parts? Yes.
- Ryan spends a lot of time categorizing and keeping track of various vintages and types of bike parts. Call or stop by for current part selection.
- Can we fix your bike “on-the-spot”? Yes
- Best to set up a time in advance, call or email Ryan
- (720) 837 – 8984
- Best to set up a time in advance, call or email Ryan
- Standard Posted Hours: Monday through Friday 11am to 5pm.
- Saturdays from 11am to 3pm. Closed on Sundays.
- For the “real story” on the hours, click here to read a blurb about how it is possinle to be a sole proprietor, literally live at the bike shop, and be the only mechanic.
Value of Watch/Help/Learn
- Ryan is willing to fix all types of bikes.
- He is willing to fix the bike “on-the-spot” with you.
- When you participate in a Watch/Help/Learn, it is cheaper than dropping it off, because Ryan prices it that way. He realized that he can more bikes in a week “on-the-spot” than a “long queue of bikes”. Thus, it is “more efficient” to offer repair in the form of Watch/Help/Learn. And if it is “more efficient”, it means “less expensive for you”.
- When you fix “on-the-spot”, you don’t need to wait a week for your bike.
- When he started the bike shop, six years ago, he didn’t know how to fix bikes. He learned the hard way: lots of practice as an adult. As such, he has been humbled. This translates into a friendlier experience at a bike shop than the “bike snobbery” that has plagued potentially great bike shops.
- He is willing to teach you. Some things are easy to remember.
- By participating, you will have a “healthier understanding” of “what can go wrong on a bike”. Some of it is easy to fix. Some of it, is simply “knowing when to take it into the mechanic”.
- If you only need “one or two things”, paying by the hour, is even more economical than a “standard drop-off tune-up”.
- If you participate, Ryan will ask you questions about “how you use the bike”. Ryan will tailor the bike’s tune-up to your needs.
- Standard Bike Repair is about participating in the tune-up to make your bike better.
- It is also easier “to control the price of your tune-up” when you participate.
- There are “hours” for Standard Bike Repair, but really “anything is game” when you make an appointment in advance.
- You won’t remember everything that happens in a Watch/Help/Learn, but you will remember enough for you to feel better about your bike. You will have greater command of your bicycle.
- You will learn how a bike is “supposed to feel”. A well-tuned bike is pleasant to ride.
- Knowing about your bike: allows you to have a better bike riding session, because you will not tolerate things that are not working anymore. Once you see the simple measures that Ryan takes to make your bike run better, you will be able to spot problems. Even the “most novice” Watch/Help/Learners remember a fix or two. If it is something that you have not learned or have the tools for, you will know enough that particular problem is “pretty simple” for a professional bicycle mechanic. Understanding your bike makes it “more practical” for leisure and utilitarian purposes.
Synopsis of Standard Bike Repair’s methodology to fix bikes via Watch/Help/Learn
- Ryan, the owner and professional mechanic will work with you to repair your bike @ $60 per hour.
- We “fix the worst things first” together and “keep going from there”.
- You and Ryan converse and work within your desired time budget and “things you want to learn”.
- Watch/Help/Learn is not only a learning experience but an efficient way to get your bike repaired.
- It is a method that teaches the client “what went wrong” since their last tune-up and balances the “cost of the tune-up” equally between business and customer.
- “Things done in the back” don’t have to be mysterious. Nothing will happen on the bike that you don’t know about or pay for.
- A “standard bike parts” room adjoins the workshop for all the parts we might need.
- The better the conversation between you and Ryan, the better your bike will be.
- We will discuss your bike’s service needs, where you plan to ride it, the budget, and the “main goal of today’s tune-up”.
- What we do within the time-frame of your bike repair will make a “big difference” on your bike for a reasonable cost.
- Ryan has set up Standard Bike Repair to efficiently use time and space.
- Watch/Help/Learn personifies “efficient use of resources”, thus “it is a relatively inexpensive way” to get your bike fixed.
- Ryan has designed the shop to make it easy to reach for tools.
- SBR carries 80% of “standard bike parts”.
- Watch/Help/Learn is a conversation and “bike fixing session”.
- Prepare to “know more than ever” about your bike.