Welcome to Bike Works NYC
106 Ridge St., NYC 10002
212-388-1077

Home Page
Bikes & Frames For Sale
Wheels, Parts & Accessories
Cycling Clothing
Wheel & Gear Sizing Charts
Archive Bicycles
Chainwheel Kalidescope
Chainring Archive
Saddle Archive
Bike Racing Rollers
Bike Cult Resource


Bike Works NYC
Lower East Side
Cycling Center

HOME OF RIDGE STREET WRENCHES
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Bike Works NYC



Bikes for Cyclists
Bicycles make a better world. We want more people on bikes, to make bikes work as best as possible, and to nurture bicycle culture in our community.
Shop Hours
Open 7 Days a Week!

Monday to Saturday
11 AM to 6 PM.
Sundays 12 to 5 PM.
Cash, cheques, Pay Pal, Visa, MC, and Amex are accepted. Gift certificates available and discounts for activist members of cycling groups.

About Bike Works
Since 1997 Bike Works NYC has been providing full-service repairs, custom-assembled bikes, fittings, components, hard-to-find parts and customer care. Our current staff includes Dave, Ben, and Feliks.

Where's 106 Ridge Street?
Bike Works NYC is located at 106 Ridge Street, New York, N.Y. 10002. Between Rivington Street and Stanton St., across from PS 140. Lower East Side, south of Houston St. north of Delancey St. at Williamsburg Bridge. Contact us at bikeworks@bikecult.com.
106 Ridge St.

Bike Shop of the Year 2000
"Mad as Hatters, But They Know Their Stuff." --NY Press.

Best Bike Shops in NYC 2011
"The mechanics at this laid-back, 13-year-old shop have a reputation as experts." --Time Out New York.

Products & Services


Velo Orange Campeur
Bicycles & Frames

Bike Works sells touring, road, track, urban, unique and classic bicycles. Our makes include Surly, Pake, Soma, Velo Orange, and Euro-Asia. We also offer our custom make, Benjamin Cycles. We seek to offer bicycles with the best fit, form, function and price.
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Wheels, Parts & Accessories

Bike Works offers all the wheels, components, handlebars, saddles, pedals, racks, fenders and lighting for a customized bicycle. Our specialty is wheel building: Dave has over 35 years experience, beginning with Jobst Brandt and the Wheelsmith brothers. We offer a select variety of rims, hubs and spokes, for all kinds of bikes: touring, road, track, folding, recumbents, cargo trikes, etc. Striving for perfection, our tools include Phil Wood spoke cut and thread machine, truing dial guages, spoke tensiometers and tuning forks.
Professional Repairs
Bike Works offers expert repairs on most makes at reasonable rates. Flats fixed $16-$30. Tune-ups $55-$75 plus parts. Overhauls $75-$150 plus parts. Hub gear repairs, including vintage Sturmey-Archer, $35-$50 plus parts. Steel frame and fork alignment repairs $25 and up. Frame welding repairs $75 and up. We want to hear you sing: My Bike Works!
Custom Bike Painting
We offer custom refinishing of frames, forks, parts and accesssories. Depending on your project, wet enamel paint or powder coat paint is available. Basic frameset with one color costs $235. Typical start-to-finish assembly costs $35 to $125.

Bike Fit
Making the bike fit you and your ideal cycling position makes life better. We offer fittings by appointment. To find the size of your bike frame and components, to solve any physical or technical problems, to improve your ability and performance. Our tools include Fitstick, Waterford Fitmaster cycle, Bike Fit Systems Goniometer.

Cycling Clothing

We have a variety of cycling t-shirts, caps, gloves, helmets and our own Bike Works NYC - Bicycle Paintings jerseys & jackets, with the smiley bike logo on front and Taliah Lempert's track bike painting on back.

Picture Archives



Archive Bicycles

Hundreds of bicycles documented every year since 2000. Some call it bike geek porn. Bikes we've assembled, overhauled, tuned-up, or just looked at. Owned by our customers, friends, family and others.

Chainring Archive

Two pages of chainrings and chainwheels to see, plus the Chainwheel Kalidescope. We like them al dente and round as Pi.

Saddle Archive

Welcome bicycle seat sniffers! A collection of leather, anatomic, banana, carbon, plastic, titanium and hard-to-find bicycle seats from past to present.

Photo credit: Ruth Fremson/The New York Times
Women with Wrenches
The New York Times Sunday Metro Section "Spokes" blog featured our past and present wrenches: Arone, KT and Katlyn.

Zagat Rated


Village Voice
Best of New York City 2003

"Best Bench: Bike Works NYC"

Among all the wonderful public places to sit in New York City, the self-proclaimed "capitol of the world," the best one in 2003 is here, but only when we're open.

What's New


Roller Race: Thrills, Spills, Phil
Thrills, Spills & Phil!
Daredevil Bicycle Roller Racing at 230 Fifth Avenue with nyvelocity! Saturday Nov 15th 7PM.
Bike Cult Show
Bike Cult Show 2014
2dn Annual Hand-Built Bicycle Show!
WE BIKE NYC
We Bike NYC

We support this group, founded by former Bike Works NYC wrench, Liz Jose: Womens Empowerment Through Bicycles!

Events Seen

Some of the fantastic events we witnessed.
Bikecult Super Quiz
Bikecult Super Quiz

Bicycle Culture



Bike Cult Book

Bike Works is home to Dave Perry, author of Bike Cult. (New York: Four Walls Eight Windows, 1995)
Competition Bicycle Rollers
Our roller races benefit for CRCA Juniors was a success. See the coverage by New York Times and cyclingnews.com

Bicycle Paintings

Taliah Lempert makes bicycle paintings, prints, and custom bicycle portraits. Visit her studio page to see what she's working on now.

Dave Perry's Cycling History

Look into Dave's life of bikes...

NY Velocity Interview

Dave's interview for John Campo, on a tasty local website, nyvelocity.com.