A certain camp lead in search of
Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service & Piano Bar
Arne -- an actual professional bicycle
technician! No wonder we have a reputation
for repairs that stay repaired.
Bicycle Services Page
2016 camp in pre-dawn hours.
photo by Ed
Edward repairs bike on Tuesday.
Q; How do we know this was Tuesday?
A; Tutu Tuesday!
Hoot and his web-footed customer collaborate.
Bicycle Services --
-- We Repair
-- You repair
Bicycle Repair -- Full Service
Our main gig is bicycle repair. Daily from Noon to 6 p.m.,
we fix broken bicycles, of which there is an endless supply
We bring a correspondingly goodly supply of parts, with
inner-tubes at the top of the list. We're talking hundreds
of new tubes here, and most of those are the thick "thorn
resistant" kind, which hold pressure longer and resist
puncture better than cheap tubes.
We also go thru a lot of pedals, and we always buy metal
ones, not plastic.
The quality of our parts is very much worth the extra silver.
On Playa, where every minute is precious, no avoidable
breakdown is acceptable.
On that note... we urge you to put us out of business by
bringing only bikes in good mechanical condition. Don't
worry -- we will find something else fun to do!
Do-It-Yourself Bicycle Repair
Both during and outside of shop hours, Burners can get their bikes fixed...
by doing it themselves. We have a work station with a pretty complete set
of tools available 24/8. This was new in 2014, and the experience was
entirely positive. Not only did bikes get fixed, but the activity generated a
non-stop cooperative community.
Did we lose any tools? Not a one. In fact, we gained several, donated by
customers to the common cause. There is hope.
We provide a small number of inner-tubes and pedals on the D-I-Y table.
But please bring your own parts if at all possible. In fact, we encourage
all Burners to include spare inner-tubes for their bikes when they pack
for Burning Man.
Guidance and advice may be available. But please avoid interrupting
mechanics who are in the middle of other work.