professional maintenance & repairs
at reasonable prices
Welcome! I operate a small bicycle repair shop at my home, tucked into the hills of Pomfret,
Vermont. I have been an avid cyclist for over thirty years, and I learned early on how important maintenance is to the enjoyment
While working as an apprentice at the Zuni Café, a restaurant in San Francisco, I could not
afford to pay a mechanic to fix my bike, so I joined a club called "The Freewheel." We had a little garage with
tools, a bike stand, and (fortunately) a mechanic to help out if I got in over my head. I took my bikes apart and learned
about them every day I worked on them. I continue to learn every time I pick up a wrench.
In the early 1990s,
as a mechanic at Tom Mowatt Cycles, I discovered how much I did not yet know. I had wonderful teachers, many of whom still
work in the Upper Valley. For the past 20 years, I have been the Shop Manager for Discovery Bicycle Tours, formerly Bike Vermont
Inc., in charge of keeping the fleet of 300 bicycles, in four countries, in great working condition.
I have low overhead, I can keep my prices low. I charge $35.00 per hour for labor and parts are reasonably priced.
Please note that it is not possible to work on a dirty bike. If your bike needs cleaning, that is the first thing I do.
The average dirty bike takes 20 minutes (or $11.66) to clean - though it can take a lot longer. I love cleaning bikes and
am happy to do yours, but if you want to save some money, send me a clean bike.
I do not have fixed per service rates. I bill my labor by the hour, in 15 minute increments.
I treat your bike as if it were mine. If you bring your bike to me I will give you an assessment of condition
and estimate the cost of repairs. I do not have a huge inventory of parts, and often have to order parts for you. There
sometimes is a shipping charge, usually $5 - 10, but sometimes more. I offer free pick-up and delivery in Pomfret, and
Woodstock. Hanover and Norwich area customers can send me their bikes through the Norwich Bookstore. Call me for
details. I am the only person working on bikes at ABS. This is mostly an advantage, though when I am working at
my two other jobs, sometimes it takes a little longer that I would like to get the work done. I will try to be realistic
with you about time when I give you my estimate. I look forward to meeting you and helping you get the most out
of your bicycles.
Allen Bicycle Services is located at
87 Spooner Road in South Pomfret, VT.
Hours by appointment only.
Free pick-up and delivery for
Pomfret and Woodstock, and for
riders most weekdays
by prior arrangment
(via the Norwich
O. Box 77
South Pomfret, VT 05067