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Mobile shop Beeline Bikes is driving into new markets in AZ, CA & CO

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Looks like this is a trend we’ll keep seeing expand. Just as we saw Velofix expand into more USA and Canadian markets, now Beeline Bikes has let us know about their growing territory as well in the western US. Their first franchise owned and operated mobile shop, outside of their home LA market, hit the streets fixing bikes in the East Bay area of San Fransisco in late 2015. And now they’ve trained and outfitted Brad Levan, the new owner of the next shop-in-a-van headed to Phoenix, AZ who’s already taking appointments from next week. Check out where they are headed next after the jump…

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Levan actually already runs two brick-and-mortar shops in Phoenix, and actually has 6 mobile shops in the works to reach even more Arizona customers. So now you can find Beeline in and around Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Phoenix. We’re told that soon after that will be followed by their vans prowling the streets of Denver and Boulder, Colorado as well as more coverage in California in the Marin, Napa, and Sonoma areas. Beeline’s co-founder Pete Buhl seems pretty excited that not only has there been interest from bike customers, but the franchise operators are jumping on the idea too, and several are planning to run more than one mobile shop so they can serve a broader area than just one city.
Looks like mobile bike shop access will be coming soon to a lot of our North American readers!

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Charlie Best
Charlie Best
7 years ago

From the Beeline site: “While there are thousands of small, independently owned bike shops across the country and in bike-friendly cities like San Francisco, it’s still a pain to bring your bike in for a tune-up.”

Sigh…first world problems.

Ck
Ck
7 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Best

Yes, but there is definitely a demand for it. Where I live is a booming place for triathletes to train and there are a few mobile bike shops that cater specifically to these people, offering the ability to maintain the bike while the athlete is out training their other disciplines.

crybabychris
crybabychris
7 years ago

Mobile Bike Shops die a quick death in Colorado.

JBikes
JBikes
7 years ago

Count me as one that is amazed there is enough profit in this business model to buy, modify and run the vans, yet alone the people in them. But maybe its really not much more (maybe less) than storefront rent.

Greg
Greg
7 years ago

Those of you who can’t service your own bike should probably learn.

Gareth
Gareth
7 years ago
Reply to  Greg

In my 10 years fixing bikes i have met alot of people who “know” how to “service” their own bike and dont get me wrong i probably never meet the ones who actually can but they are by far not the majority

Also i know how to service my own car doesnt meen i have time to do it

Jack
Jack
7 years ago

How much to have a van swing by and fix a flat? Oh, and while you’re here can I borrow an allen wrench for a second to raise my seat? /eyeroll

Ben Russell
7 years ago

The original, and the best, from across the pond: http://www.beelinebicycles.co.uk/

Erik
7 years ago

I’ve been a mobile shop for 28 years. The concept works and the income for an independent owner is very good. I’m not sure about paying franchise fees instead of simply buying your own truck and tools but I’m watching

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