Mark my words, ladies and everyone else: mobile bicycle repair is the future of bicycle retail. Why it hasn't caught on sooner is beyond me. I used to work at a shop in Appleton, WI that offered to return customer's bikes to them by bicycle and bike trailer. It was a novelty. Today there are actual mobile bicycle repair franchises. Yours Truly has a mobile repair business in Eau Claire; our friends at Broken Spoke Bikes in Green Bay are launching their own mobile repair service; and our next guest has just launched his own mobile bike repair service, My Bike Guy, in Rochester, MN.
It's the future, bike shop owners. Prepare yourselves.
A couple years ago, I got a Facebook message from our guest inquiring about my mobile repair business. He told me he was thinking of starting his own, and asked if I thought it was possible. Anything is possible, my friends! And as Mark's mom says, dreams are free. So Charly and I talked mobile repair and I asked him to stay in touch and keep me posted, and he did! I ran into him at Frostbike this past February and we decided that mobile bike repair was something we needed to talk about on the #MWCPod.
As you'll see, Charly isn't just an innovative bike mechanic and future Uber driver. He's also a man who's dedicated to cycling and being a part of his community. He's done some pretty epic rides and shares some epic tales. And on top of it all, Charly is a fun guy to talk to , and we're really happy he took the time to talk to us.
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