11 July 2012

Cheap bicycle repairs and second hand bike parts in Bristol

I prefer to keep old things running by making small repairs rather than replace the whole thing at the first sign of wear. I also hate bullshit sales patter and prefer a down-to-earth talker. This is why I was so happy with THE BUNKER in Bristol. It's a small red brick building on the north bank of the river, right next to the pedestrian bridge by the Create centre. With just a chalk board for a sign and an outdoor workshop that ceases to exist when it rains, the proprietor, Harvey (seen here replacing a headset), has unwavering dedication to recycling and good bike maintenance.

I bought a second-hand pannier rack for £15 and 2 sets of brake pads for £5 each. He lent me his tools and let me fit it all there and then. Exactly the price and level of service I was after. I couldn't be happier. Go there next time you need a fix.

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