Bike Repair – a new iPhone app for the tool in the saddle

Would that I had this app a week ago when brake/alignment/power train troubles rocked my wife’s borrowed steed. We got on well enough, but my inept fixes cost us an hour of time in the saddle. Bike Repair may be categorised ‘Sports’ at the App Store, but I think it occupies a higher niche altogether: a utility/sport/productivity/lifesaving God almighty blessed app. Bikers should love it especially whilst on the road and offline. From kids bikes to Cyclocross racers, just about every contemporary bicycle is covered in its tutorials. So too is all major bicycle maintenance – that is, apart from wireless iPhone bicycle speakers! There are 90 quality images to help you through mundane maintenance and lots of helpful fixing hints.

And thanks be to Colagno, Bike Repair costs a mere 199 pennies and is modelled on good ol’ Canadian bikes from designer, Opus Bike. From one former Opus rider to a current Opus rider, I say thank you Atomic Softwares, this is one hot app.

Bike Repair Atomic Softwares, Bike Repair, 5.5 MB – $1.99
Bike Repair Lite Atomic Softwares, Bike Repair Lite, 1.2 MB – Free

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Are you tired of searching the web to find your solution? Most web site are not well structured and have too much text to read before finding your solution. Then you go to the garage to fix your bike and realize you have forgot half of what you have read online.

Bike Repair on your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad is the solution. You have your reference with you all the time.

Each step contains a few simple phrases/tasks. It goes straight to the point, no long paragraph explaining something that has nothing to do with the repair and that you will forget anyway. The most important thing, we don’t assume you know everything about bicycles. Every term used is simple, if they are technical, we show you what it is on the picture, so you are not left wondering what it is and trying to look for it on your bike.

Here is the list of all bike parts and their repairs/adjustments covered in the application so far:

Wheels
Change the Rim Tape
Change Tire
Change Inner tube (flats)

Hub Adjustment
Rear Derailleur
Adjusting H-Screw
Adjusting L-Screw
Adjusting B-Screw
Index Adjustment

Front Derailleur
Height and Angle Adjustment
Adjusting H-Screw
Adjusting L-Screw
Index Adjustment

Chain
Cleaning
Lubricating
Wear Inspection

Handlebar and Head Set
Align Handlebar
Adjust the Headset

Pedals
Replace Pedals

Cantilever Brake
Brake pads Alignment
Centering the brake
Tension Adjustment

V-Brake
Brake pads Alignment
Centering the brake
Tension Adjustment

Center mount Brake (road bike)
Brake pads Alignment
Centering the brake
Tension Adjustment

Other
Helmet Fitting

  • james thomas

    just got it, i like it!

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