Santrovélo

Bike Repairs done outside in a park

Santrovélo is a do-it-yourself community bike shop associated with and supported by Santropol Roulant. Our mission is to empower community members and promote active transportation, cycling safety, and eco-sustainability through bike repair. Our volunteer mechanics provide knowledge and access to tools in an enthusiastic, respectful, and inclusive safe space.

Santrovélo is a place of learning, so we won’t fix your bike for you like at a regular bike shop. Instead, the volunteers will teach, guide, and support you as you learn to fix your bike and use the tools yourself.

Appointments

Open hours
Tuesdays (from May 10th)
5:30pm to 7:30pm (by appointment)

DIY drop-ins (to return soon)

To book an appointment, please look at the calendar below. We generally have 4 spots per open day available. Please note that if none appear the spaces have been booked.

Depending on volunteer availability, we are generally open Tuesday evenings from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The per visit fee is $10, or pay-what-you-can.

If the booking tool does not appear, please click this link.

Our current indoor setup features a limited capacity of 3 volunteer mechanics and up to 4 patrons per session.

DIY Services you can do here

  • Flat tires
  • Broken / worn out cables and housing replacement
  • Cleaning and Lubricating the Chain
  • Replacing the chain
  • Replacing Brake Pads/adjusting brake
  • Loose pedals
  • Loose Headsets
  • Gear Indexing/drive train adjustments
  • Minor wheel truing
  • Light general tune-up/safety check + tightening of miscellaneous bolts/screws loose on the bike.
  • Adjustments of axle cones in wheel hubs.
  • This is not an exhaustive list but keep mind the work needs to be done in under two hours
  • Some repairs may be limited due to lack of new/used parts

Services not offered

  • We are not equipped to service disc brakes or high end road bikes.
  • Service of e-bikes

Shop Services and Parts

Clients of the workshop have the ability to buy new or used parts, use the tools, and recycle anything at the end of the session.

We currently are unable to accept bike or parts donations at the workshop.

Join us as a Volunteer

Would you like to join the Santrovélo team as a volunteer and help fix their bikes? Send us a short presentation of yourself: your skillset, availability and things you would like to learn by email to santrovelo@santropolroulant.org and we will let you know when you can visit for an orientation.


To contact us