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

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If we have any questions about your issue left, we will call you or send you an e-mail.

Your data will be sent to the bicycle workshop immediately and additionally, your appointment will be saved in the AStA’s appointment database. Personal data like your first and last name, phone number and e-mail address will not be saved. The contact information will only be used for possible appointment shifts. No other data besides the information you entered, and the booking’s date and time will be transferred. No data will be passed on to a third party. Your personal data will be deleted after your appointment.



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Dear bicycle workshop visitors, we are happy that you are interested in our service. We hope to be able to offer you a successful repair and/or maintenance. However, please note: the repair will be done at your own risk! We accept no liability for any damages, which can be caused by the repair or a faulty assembly. Please note that this is a voluntary offer, and that the time frame for the solution of a problem cannot be estimated accurately, so please be prepared for a waiting period under certain circumstances. Also, please be lenient to our helpers, if they cannot solve a problem or if you have to come back another time because a spare part has yet to be bought by you. In general, this is not a free repair service, but a self-help workshop under instruction. So please be prepared to get your hands dirty and learn something – with us.

During my visit I agree to the following hygiene standards:
  • Cancellation of my appointment in case of any sickness
  • Wearing a face mask
  • Disinfection of my hands at the entrance
  • Keeping a distance of at least 1,5 meters (~5 feet) to others
I have also read the following: Corona leaflet for students of the Ruhr Uni.

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