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Old 08-17-19, 06:35 PM
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Bike Rescue Mobile Van

I was a part of a Bike Tour today and I saw the strangest thing, a mobile bike repair shop. I swear I thought of the idea of this years ago but someone actually has done it. This is great for us NY'ers.
https://www.bikerescue.nyc/
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There are a few of those in the SF Bay Area. With the cost of retail space so high, a mobile service makes a lot of business sense.

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I see these vans here in SoCal.

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Old 08-18-19, 08:47 AM
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I have seen a mobile bike repair van in the Eastview parking which is right off the South County Trail in Westchester NY.
I never had the idea for a mobile bike repair van but I thought it would be great if there was an AAA for bicycles (BAA). There is, but it's called the AAA. The Northeast region allows you two service calls a year which do not count against your auto service calls limit. I believe there is another organization that does it, but I don't know their name.
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Originally Posted by LarryS View Post
I have seen a mobile bike repair van in the Eastview parking which is right off the South County Trail in Westchester NY.
I never had the idea for a mobile bike repair van but I thought it would be great if there was an AAA for bicycles (BAA). There is, but it's called the AAA. The Northeast region allows you two service calls a year which do not count against your auto service calls limit. I believe there is another organization that does it, but I don't know their name.
Better Bike World offers this. I subscribed to them with the same terms
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Originally Posted by LarryS View Post
I have seen a mobile bike repair van in the Eastview parking which is right off the South County Trail in Westchester NY.
I never had the idea for a mobile bike repair van but I thought it would be great if there was an AAA for bicycles (BAA). There is, but it's called the AAA. The Northeast region allows you two service calls a year which do not count against your auto service calls limit. I believe there is another organization that does it, but I don't know their name.
So far as I can tell, AAA takes you ("tows") up to 5 miles to home or a local bike shop (further if you have a premium membership). They don't pay to fix the bike.
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So far as I can tell, AAA takes you ("tows") up to 5 miles to home or a local bike shop (further if you have a premium membership). They don't pay to fix the bike.
I apologize if I gave the impression that they did repairs, it is strictly a towing service. The comment about the AAA had nothing to do with the mobile repair service other than being another emergency bailout service.
The Northeast region allows 10 free towing miles per call before additional per mile charges apply. You also have to be in a location accessible by car, van or truck.
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No misimpression claimed - I was curious about the AAA benefit and reporting back for others (looks like Mid-Atlantic is stingier at 5 miles, compared to NE at 10, though).
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Mobile repair

I saw something similar in Essex and Hudson Counties in NJ, they might even do NYC. The vehicle looked like Ford Freestyle, if I recall correctly the business was called “ I hate Bike shops” .
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I've seen that van parked in my neighborhood, around the corner from my house. But you know what, NYC has a bike rescue service that covers 4 of the 5 boroughs and will transport you to any of the 4 from wherever you are. They charge $2.75 for the service and will discount you if you pay for bulk usage in advance.
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