Cowbell bike shop in Burlington

2018 starts a new chapter for bike repair in Burlington Vermont, Cowbell has moved to Burlington and will be offering the same great services that the Upper Valley has enjoyed since I opened in 2016. Get your bike repaired at your location and at your convenience. It’s pretty easy, just contact me for a date and time and I’ll be there with a fully stocked van, I don’t have to use your garage if it’s raining either as all work is performed inside my outfitted Ford Transit van. Whether you are in downtown Burlington or live in Williston, Essex, Colchester, South Burlington or even Montpelier (if you have a little fleet) and yes I’ll still be servicing the Upper Valley.

mobile bike shopWhat does Cowbell have in common with BMW, Zippity, and now Tesla? Great services at your doorstep. Be the wellness director hero and book Cowbell to tune and maintain your employees bikes. This service is no charge to your company and we offer a discount if you round up five bikes or more. Fully insured and mechanically certificated Cowbell will get your bike rolling.

 

 

 

 

 

Earn-A-Bike

Earn-A-Bike at Cowbell bike shop has graduated 6 students so far in it’s first season and currently we have another 5 students in classes now. The goal of this program is to get youth interested in bike repair and to empower them to feel comfortable to ride and repair their bike. Upper Valley residents have been kind enough to donate bikes for this program and students have been really excited to take the classes and learn the skill needed to repair their bike. After a brief orientation we discussed mechanical skills and thread concepts.

flat tire Here is one student fixing a flat tube. On the students bikes we found punctures , pinch flats, broken rim strips and even a cliff bar wrapper in a tire. From there we move on to adjusting hubs and truing wheels.

wheel truing

 

Throughout the class students will adjust all components of the bike and have a working knowledge of derailleurs and brakes.

earn a bike

Most of the students taking EAB get the donated bike but a some fixed up their own bike and some gifting the bike to someone else. At the completion of class students get a lock and a Giro helmet.