Bike Mechanic Takes His Mobile Shop on the Road

By Aimee Caruso 
Valley News Staff Writer Sunday, May 07, 2017

Todd Chewning of Cowbell Mobile Bike Shop looks over the tire of the bike he was tuning in Norwich, Vt., on May 3, 2017. (Valley News – Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

West Lebanon — For more than two decades, bike mechanic Todd Chewning worked in brick-and-mortar stores, repairing and tuning up bicycles as customers brought them in. But last year, he did a 180. Now, he takes the shop to the customers. 

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Cowbell Mobile Bike Shop Makes House Calls With a Van

On The Move Published in Seven Days

By Kymelya Sari

Todd Chewning Photo: James Buck

People try to bring their bicycles to mechanic Todd Chewning’s residence all the time. They don’t have to do that. “I come to your house or your office and tune your bike up,” he tells them. 

A recent Burlington transplant from New Hampshire, Chewning, 48, is the owner of Cowbell Mobile Bike Shop. He works out of his white Ford Transit van, outfitted with a workbench, tools, and racks of bike parts and accessories. 

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