Downtown LA Bicycles

Best Bike Repair Shop, August 2013

Location, Location: If your bike needs a basic tune-up, the nearest repair shop can do the job. But when an overhaul is in order, check out one of this shop’s two locations: the grittier, graffiti-covered flagship downtown or its spic-and-span sister store near the beach.

Faith Restored: The pros here can strip down your bike and rebuild it. Rusty gears and chains get face-lifts. Frames are refinished; fenders, pounded out; spokes, replaced; flat tires, fixed.

Spin-offs: Pimp your ride with a new beach cruiser seat, a bell, or a basket for those farmers’ market runs. A top-of-the-line lock and lights will keep you and your ride safe.

Temp Job: Want to get rolling while your wheels are in the shop? Daily and overnight rentals are available, but turnaround is usually quick, with same-day service for many tune-ups and overhauls.