Some of us at the Exchange are bike users, either for pleasure or for getting around in Birmingham – it’s greener, keeps you fit and saves petrol or bus fares. However, a bike still needs to be maintained to be safe and serviceable and we were discussing the best place to go that provides good quality repairs and servicing at an affordable price. I use a friend who runs his own repair business from home, but he’s quite busy teaching at the moment so can’t take on any more clients. However, he did recommend the Birmingham Bike Foundry and put me in touch with them. Here’s what Nancy from the Foundry has to say:
We are a worker co-op and not-for-profit. As well as repairs we take on donated bikes and fix them up with the aim of making better quality affordable bikes available to our community, and saving bikes from landfills! We also offer maintenance and cycle training as well as a tool club for more experienced mechanics who can subscribe for £10 a year and then use our workshop to do their own repairs every Thursday evening.
Our website is www.birminghambikefoundry.org.”
Maybe we can run a bike clinic at the Exchange if enough people are interested? Comments welcome.