“After a mere 15 minutes of looking through the bike repair how-to guides included in Bike Doctor 2.0, I decided that the app was worth the $5 I paid for it. Normally, I’m a tight-fisted miser disinclined to spend even 99 cents for an app, so paying five times that much represents an extraordinary leap of faith. But I happen to be a fairly obsessive cyclist who always feels guilty about not doing enough of my own bike maintenance. $5 to put me on the track to doing some of my own bike repairs? For a guy who already owns three sets of riding gloves? What was I waiting for?”
I just put together this short video that shows the Bike Doctor app in action on the iPad mini. The app is now available to download!
We were voted “Best for fixing your bike” in London Cyclist magazine Xmas 2010.
Thanks guys! The text:
Few of us are organised enough (or we’re too much like weight weenies) to carry a maintenance manual in our panniers, but now you don’t have to. Using photos and text, this neat little app walks you through over 20 repairs. Most of them – such as truing a wheel or replacing disc brake pads – aren’t things you’d do in an emergency (punctures are an exception), but for under a couple of quid Bike Doctor is a mine of information for those days when your bike’s crocked and you’re stuck on the bus.
We’re getting plenty of great coverage at the moment of Bike Doctor. Here’s a quick shoutout to the guys that are mentioning us..
If you find yourself stuck, facing a repair that you are not quite sure how to complete, help is instantly at hand:
"You load up the app. Tap the part of your bike with a problem and follow the step by step instructions. In under 10 minutes you’re good to go and you make it home in time, just before the rain starts coming down."
Read full: Mobile bike repair
Another review today from the nice people over at Simple Review of Bike Doctor. They gave it 4 out of 5 stars. I’m sure when we add some updates we’ll achieve that 5 star rating!
We have a new mention today on Macworld UK – and we will be delivering on the promise to get the repairs from 20 to 30!
Just a quick shoutout to Darren Alff of Bicycle Touring Pro who yesterday mentioned our app on his blog. What a great endorcement! Thank you Darren
“Just imagine. You’re out on a bike ride and you get a flat tire. What do you do? If you are unfamiliar with how to install a new tube or patch the existing one, the Bike Doctor is there to save the day! Just pull out your iPhone or iPod touch, open the Bike Doctor application, and when the picture of a bike shows up on the screen just hit the part of the bike that you are having troubles with… and BAM! – the Bike Doctor will tell you everything you need to know in order to fix your flat tire.”
“Bike Doctor is the latest cycling application which shows you how to repair a bicycle part from your iPhone or iPod Touch. Created to quelch that fear of not knowing what to do should your bicycle break down, the Bike Doctor shows you all the things you need to know to make sure your ride is kept in working order.”
This review was both highly entertaining and also highly informing. Definitely have a read through and rest assured we will be adding more roadie bike repairs in the near future!
Road Cycling UK
“A new app for the iPhone and iPod Touch, Bike Doctor is intended as the equivalent of having a bike mechanic in your pocket ready to spring to action whenever it’s needed.”
“Today, our friend Andreas at London Cyclist released a new iPhone app, Bike Doctor 1.0. Developed to help you diagnose what ails your bike, you simply click on the location of the problem on your bike (brakes making funny noises, broken spoke, punctured inner tube, etc.) and it guides you through the process of fixing it.”
“The Bike Doctor App basically shows you how to maintain your bike (similarly to my free eBook).”
“A new iPhone app from the blogger behind the London Cyclist Blog aims to take the pain out of bike maintenance for cyclists on the move by given a step-by-step guide to repairs that its creator says “even a beginner can follow.”