How to Start a Bike Repair Shop Business
No doubt that the use of motor-powered vehicles including a car, motorcycle, etc has increased over time. However, the cycling culture is still alive and most probably will prevail in the coming years as people are constantly admiring initiatives that are environmentally friendly.
People at times get trapped in odd scenarios when their bikes become faulty. There is no getting around it that sometimes pedals might break down, tires or tires might sustain puncture, breaks might fail, etc. Most people who know nothing about repairing need to take their damaged bikes or bicycles to shops where technicians help them restore working order.
If you are a biker or a cyclist who would want interestingly to run a bike repair shop in your town or some other place, here is a comprehensive guide prepared exclusively for you.
1. Learn the necessary skills
There are several bike related damages that can be easily fixed without skills. However, there are many complex faults that demand proper training. You can work in a bike shop located somewhere close to your residence. It is very useful if you obtain a certificate at a bike mechanic school.
2. Find a workspace
Find and pick a shop for rent that provides an ideal environment for bike repair services. The general rule of thumb is that you should choose a shop located on a roadside. But there should be high vehicle traffic passing by on a daily basis and a good space for parking bikes. Make a rental agreement with the shop owner for a year.
3. Buy bike parts
Buy and stock up your newly rented shop with a collection of quality bike parts or components that you will use to replace those parts of your customer’s bike that have no functional life left. You can easily get them from your local dealers. The other way is to buy old or used bikes from locals and dismantle them to remove useful parts.
4. Buy necessary tools
Purchase a kit that contains every tool you require for every necessary bike repair. Some of the mandatory tools include bike repair stand, wrench sets, screwdrivers, chain pin remover, chain pliers, air pump, etc.