Mechanic / bicycle pro shop (367 W Lancaster Ave Suite #1, Haverford, PA 19041) is a newcomer to the local bike shop scene, but this bike shop has quickly entered the community’s radar with its programming and support of local cycling clubs, teams, and advocates. This bike shop has already lent its support to Mainline Greenway advocacy and a screening of Motherload hosted by the Narberth Cycling Club. Mechanic is also hosting an upcoming Lower Merion Family Biking Day.
“Our local cycling community is a mix of folks ranging from very serious competitive athletes to hard-core commuter cyclists with families. It is our mission to treat all kinds of customers with respect,” says Sales Manager Rheannone Ball. For the competitive athletes, Mechanic provides an unbiased space to get advice about the latest technology, gear, and fit. For the commuter community, the shop offers the same level of attention and a completely different product mix. This service-based shop focuses on performing professional repairs and upgrades with a no-nonsense spirit.
“We hope to provide a space where all kinds of cyclists feel welcome enough to ask us for advice, brag about their accomplishments, and develop new relationships with their roads and trails. As a bike shop, we have to focus on the day-to-day goals of a retail business but we feel it is also our duty to be supportive of the efforts of our customers and the Lower Merion cycling community,” says Ball.
Complete with high-end tooling such as an extra large ultrasonic parts washer, and a mechanic that is certified by Bosch, SRAM, and Shimano to service their electronic drive trains and shifting systems, this shop is sure to satisfy gear heads. Whether you’re obsessed with gear or don’t know SRAM from Shimano, you’ll receive a great service experience.
“The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia means a lot to us as cyclists and as a business. Every day in our shop we hand out free Circuit Trails maps to local folks looking for places to safely ride their bikes, and we connect our customers to the Bicycle Coalition’s advocacy. I commute by bicycle to our shop from South Philadelphia and utilize the infrastructure the Bicycle Coalition works tirelessly to build, so I know the importance of local advocacy,” says Ball. “Having opened only 6 months ago, we are still relatively new and we are so excited to see where our partnership with the Bicycle Coalition will lead us.