Founded in 1987 by Jaime Rosenbluth, Montreal’s Bicycletterie JR on rue Rachel has become one of the city’s premier bicycle shops for repairs, troubleshooting, custom and made-to-order bicycles, hand-built wheels and hard-to-find parts. As a neighborhood bike shop, we also offer winter bicycle storage as well as a full fleet of 50 brand-new rental bikes at competitive rates, so that visitors to Montreal can enjoy our city—the bicycle path outside our door, incidentally, is connected to the city-wide network and leads right to the top of Mount Royal.
What sets Bicycletterie JR apart from most bike shops is the fact that we will work on just about any bike and actually fix it, if at all possible. We’ve heard hundreds of times from our customers that other shops have told them that their bike could not be fixed, that it was time for a replacement, and hundreds of times we have fixed those very same bikes. So bring us your bike and we will give it a thorough inspection to see if it can indeed be fixed. We’ll give you a detailed repair cost estimate so you can decide whether it should be repaired or replaced.
We pride ourselves on our honesty, reliability, and the quality of our work is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. In the rare instance that a bike isn’t repaired to a customer’s satisfaction, we will do the work over again and make it right, or else explain why it can’t be done.
We carry a huge inventory of repair parts, tires and accessories for nearly any bike in the market. Since recycling is a cornerstone of our operating philosophy, we try to re-use any parts that still have any utility. As a result, in addition to our stock of new parts, we also have an enormous collection of used, rare, and obscure parts that aid us in our daily problem-solving efforts. In keeping with our Earth conscious philosophy, we strive to find and use local recycling programs to decrease our environmental footprint. This includes, but is not limited to, recycling all of our paper, cardboard, steel, aluminum, rubber and chemical waste. Note that we do this out of genuine concern for the environment and not for the financial benefit of recycling, since there is still little incentive for this.
We also pride ourselves on our ability to read, use and order from catalogs— definitely a lost art in the bicycle shop business! Many times we’ll hear from our customers that they were told certain parts are no longer available, when that often isn’t the case. If we don’t have a part that you need in stock, we’ll be happy to order it for you.