Welcome to Cranky Bikes, independent bike repairs based in Malvern, Worcestershire.
Cranky Bikes was started by myself, Mark Russell in May 2020, during lockdown restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
I’m a passionate cyclist, mostly road cycling, some gravel biking and occasional mountain biking. I also have a collection of novelty bicycles including many unicycles, a stilts bike and a penny farthing. These bikes are used in my other job which is a circus skills entertainer. Information on my performances can be found here www.solocircus.co.uk
Cranky Bikes holds public liability insurance and is a City & Guilds level 2 qualified bicycle mechanic.
All types of bicycles are welcome at Cranky Bikes. I repair road bikes, mountain bikes, gravel bikes, hybrids, tourers, kids bikes and unicycles! I also work on the mechanical aspects of electric bikes.
Cranky Bikes doesn’t sell bikes; Cranky Bikes is not an actual bike shop with items for sale, I just repair, service and upgrade bicycles from my home workshop. I do however keep a stock of items for carrying out servicing and repairs including tyres, inner tubes, cables, grips, chains, cassettes, freewheels, bearings etc etc.
Service is by appointment, please get in touch to arrange a convenient time for you to drop off your bicycle.
Servicing, repairs & upgrades
Cranky bikes provides services from puncture repairs to full bicycle services.
A basic bike service includes a full safety check, cleaning of bicycle, inspection of drive train, gear and brake adjustments; bottom bracket, headset and wheel bearings are checked and adjusted. Every nut and bolt is checked and all relevant bicycle components are lubricated. Bikes are given a pre-service assessment to determine if any extra parts and labour are needed in addition to the service. Customers are given an estimate cost before work is started. Other levels of service are also available.
Bicycles brought in for particular repairs will also undergo an inspection to ensure safety and to offer advice on repairs that may be needed.
Cranky Bikes are happy to provide advice and carry out upgrades to your bike. Upgrades might include new improved wheelsets, clip in pedals, better braking or fitting lower gear ratios to make cycling uphill that bit easier.
Please see the repair prices page for more information or give me a call.