Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm
J, M, Z at Essex St.
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Bike Works NYC is the bike shop other bike mechanics bring their toughest cases to. More than half of the cramped space is reserved for its expert repair services; flat tires and bent frames are easy fixes for the adept staff here. The store also outfits Lower East Side cyclists with new road, track, and touring bikes from makers like Surly, Pake, and Waterford. A small inventory of frames and wheels dangles above the shop’s entrance, while a myriad of accessories such as gel seats, shiny bells, handlebar grips, and repair tools hangs from the shop’s large pegboard wall. Using an on-site Fit Master sizing cycle, the staff can take a client’s exact measurements and build a custom frame for maximum comfort on rough city streets.