Our workshop

little_bakfiets WorkCycles is known the world over as a small-scale builder of unique, top quality bicycles. Amsterdammers also know us as the best address for bike service and upgrades. We’re a workshop full of experience and bike love, equipped to efficiently handle a broad variety of work.

Have your WorkCycles bike cared for properly and honestly in our own shop. When you purchase a bike at WorkCycles a service plan is included: A free 30 day check, and 50% discount on the half-year and one-year services. We hope to spoil you with the daily pleasure of riding a well maintained bike.

Most jobs are performed the same day by appointment. You'll bring your bike between 9.00 and 10.00 in the morning and then pick it up after 17.00 that afternoon. We’re often fully booked, so visit, call or mail to make an appointment. Emergency repair that can't wait? We'll try to help you there too.

Can’t do without your wheels for the day? Loaner bikes are available, even with child seats. Please ask to reserve.

Workshop: 020 522 6001

Not only WorkCycles bikes are welcome here. We build and repair other types of quality bikes too:

  • city bikes
  • transport and cargo bikes
  • antique
  • road, track and touring bikes
  • youth racing bikes

WorkCycles is a full-service workshop that performs jobs both easy and challenging. A few examples:

  • bakfiets repair - we have the space, tools and materials on hand
  • internal gear hubs service and revision - generally avoided elsewhere
  • frame alignment
  • wheelbuilding including making custom length spokes
  • functional restoration of antique (transport) bikes
  • installation of electric assist systems - make your existing bike an e-bike
  • special projects such as bikes for film productions
  • Worth noting: “Quick and Dirty” patching up of badly worn bikes is not our speciality. We’ll recommend repairing your bicycle properly, or not at all if it’s not economically viable.

    Labor rate €60/hour
    Telephone: 020 5226000
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    What can WorkCycles do? Well, a LOT more than most bicycle shops. Here are some examples of WorkCycles' special capabilities, some of which just might be needed for your bike sometime:

    Wheel lacing and tensioning-
    An essential skill that's largely been forgotten in our world of disposable products and shops that just replace entire wheels.

    lijnbaans_morizumiCustom spokes-
    We actually have a special (and very expensive) spoke cutting and thread rolling machine from Japan, so custom spokes can be made in practically any size. That means we always have spokes to fit your bike, no matter how exotic it is.

    Internal Gear Hubs-
    Another important task most shops would rather avoid, our mechanics actually open and service gear hubs on a daily basis. That's good since cleaning and lubricating this expensive mechanism every couple years is critical to keeping it running.

    weldingTIG and MIG welding-
    TIG and MIG welding is very handy for repairing frames and parts that would be too expensive or impossible to replace. Our mechanics have accumulated plenty of experience to make that worth the effort.

    We're no cabinetry shop but we're well equipped for straightforward jobs such as repairing a box panel or installing a doggie door in your cargobike. Actually we can even build complicated things in wood but we try not to.

    A few things to know:
    WorkCycles prices are based on a labor rate of €60/hour or €1/minute. That's a little more than some other shops charge but you'll come out cheaper and happier in the long run with our expert, honest service and focus on regular maintenance.

    We do our best to accommodate but our workshops are busy and can be booked up for the coming week or two. That's why we recommend making an appointment in advance.

    If you purchase a bike at WorkCycles it'll come with a service plan entitling you to a free 30 day check, 50% discount on the half-year and one-year services. That's something to think about when you're ready to purchase your next bike.




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