Resources

“Already know what the problem is with your bike? Reduce your repair time by first watching the appropriate link(s) below. Maybe even take a stab at it yourself on one the main campus repair stations! Our library is also full of industry leading bike repair books.”

FAQ’s:

Q: What can I fix at the Bike Coop?

A: We can help you with everything from basic tune-ups including flat tire help, brakes, shifting, and chains, to more complicated maintenance of the bottom bracket, wheel hubs, headset, and wheel truing.

Q: Do you sell bikes?

A: Not yet, check out Cycle Salvation for budget friendly used bicycles.

Q: Can I build a bike at the Bike Coop?

A: Yes, but it will take 10-20 hours depending on your skill level, available, parts, and if you paint your frame here. We can help you all the way.

Q: Can I paint my bike here?

A: Yes! Just supply your own metal-safe spray paint from Canadian Tire, Home Hardware, or Walmart.

Q: What if you don’t have a part I need?

A: If we don’t have the part in stock, we can order it for you through our Catalogue. We place the order every Tuesday at 12:30pm. We don’t charge tax or shipping!

Q: Can I leave my bike here?

A: Yes for up to a month, only if you are currently fixing it or building a bike. You must attach a tag with your name, the date, and a phone number. We do not store bikes over the winter.

Catalogue:

“If what you need is not in stock at the Coop, you can order parts & tools from our Babac Catalogue. As we don’t charge tax or shipping, it’s often the cheapest way in the city to get new stuff! We send orders out weekly on Tuesdays at 12:30pm, and they arrive from Montreal 1-2 days after. You must pay up front when we place your order. Some things you can order: Shimano parts, helmet, gloves, tools, pump, bike stand, tires, wheels, handlebars, frames, and many more. Some things we always have in stock at the Coop, check out our price list.

  • Advice – Free
  • Cable- $1
  • Housing – $1/meter
  • Light – $7
  • Bell – $2
  • Tube – $5-$7
  • U-lock – $25
  • Chain – $10-$15
  • Single speed cog – $20
  • Brake pads – $5-$10
  • Rim tape – $2
  • Pedals – $3
  • Cotter pin – $1
  • Caged bearings – $1
  • Spoke+nipple – $0.50

POS Machine:

“No cash? No problem! We now take Credit & Debit for in stock and catalogue purchases. All cards except AMEX are welcome. Returns only accepted if paid in cash.”

Links:

uOttawa secure bike parking: https://www.uottawa.ca/parking/cycling/bike-parking

Facebook groups:

 

Neighbourhood Bike shops

If we’re closed and you need help, check out these nearby shops

Phat Moose Cycles: (613) 231-2427, 98 Hawthorne Ave.

Monday 10am – 7pm
Tuesday 10am – 7pm
Wednesday 12pm – 5pm
Thursday 10am – 7pm
Friday 10am – 7pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday Closed

Cyco’s: 613-567-8180, 5 Hawthorne Ave.

Monday-Wednesday 9am-7pm
Thursday-Friday 9am-8pm
Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 10aam-5pm

Cycle Salvation:  (613) 288-1454 , 473 Bronson Ave (used bikes & parts)

Tuesday-Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday-Monday closed

Re-Cycles: 473 Bronson Ave. (DIY shop)

Monday: noon – 5pm
Open for sales and donations, and volunteers with at least basic skills. DIY repair is not assisted.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 6pm – 9:30pm
Open for sales, donations, volunteering (all levels), and assisted Do-It-Yourself repair.

The shop is also open during Cycle Salvation’s hours, but only for sales and donations – no DIY repair or volunteering.