In the AStA’s (General Students’ Committee) self-help bicycle workshop, you can fix your bicycle by yourself, supervised by an experienced mechanic. Here you can patch your flat tire, adjust your brakes, or accomplish more complicated projects. In the course of this you can access all kinds of (special) tools and get consultation and help. The use for students is completely free. Other users are asked for a small donation. The use of grease, oil, detergent, and lubricant is completely free as well. However, we do not take commissioned work, so you should not be afraid to get your hands dirty. But don’t worry: of course, we also offer soap and running water!
The bicycle self-help workshop is run by the student body. At the given opening hours, an experienced mechanic awaits you. He or she will assist you at best and perhaps even lend you a hand sometimes. If the workshop is well visited at a certain time, we would like to ask for a little bit of patience. Our supervisors are trying to help every user as well and as competently as possible.
Where and when?
The workshop is located in the center of the campus and you can find it right next to the main library, in the so-called “glass box”.
Opening hours: Wednesdays 11am-1pm & 2-6pm
Expected to open on April 20th (or whenever university opens again)
E-mail: fahrradwerkstatt [at] asta-bochum.de
By the way!
With us, you can find common spare and wear parts, like tubes, cables, chains etc., which you can use at an affordable cost price. The same goes for used parts, which you can use for a voluntary donation. Of course, we are not a commercial workshop, so we have no right to completeness. But our experienced mechanics usually take care of provisioning the most common parts.
Of course, we also like to accept donated items, which we gladly put back into circulation, wherever they are needed the most. So, if you have old bicycles or parts getting dusty in your basement and you don’t have anything to do with them, we’re always happy about growth in our inventory. However, the parts still have to be usable.
Our premises are located in the “glass box” near the main university library, between STA Travel and the Spardabank. In order to get there, you leave the U35 at the station “Ruhr-Universität” and enter the campus using the U35-bridge. Then you walk straight ahead towards the library and on the right-hand side you already see the “glass box”. Here’s a map:
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Any questions left? Contact us via e-mail!
fahrradwerkstatt [at] asta-bochum.de
Or book an appointment in our booking calendar