Ten-Second Takeaway

With bicycles, essential gear, repairs and even customisation of bikes, Crankmeister Bicycle Works in Frazer Town is a one-stop destination for cyclists in the city.

Pedalling On

When Pavan Muthanna and Nikhil Ram Mohan {both avid cyclists} decided to start Crankmeister Bicycle Works {earlier known as Cyclists For Life}, they were driven by the lack of knowledge about good bikes and repair capability. Which is why it’s not just bikes and gear that you’ll find in their charming store. Beginners to experienced riders, this is where you can get all your repairs, customisation and bike fits {optimising the bike according to the rider’s dimensions and needs} done with expert guidance. From restoring a 1980-model GT mountain bike to customising bikes for racing, they do it all.

Gear Up


Be it the blue and white facade of the old home {which houses the store} or the pleasant vibes inside, Crankmeister Bicycle Works is nothing like your regular bicycle shop. Venture in and you’ll get to meet someone from the five-member team, or even run into Penny, their pet cat. Apart from the well-equipped workspace where the repairs happen, there are quite a few sturdy bikes and an array of cycling gear all around.

Whether you’re looking for basics like helmets, shoes, saddle bags and gloves or cycle accessories like cushion grips, bar tapes, body cages and chain tools, there’s enough here to get you kitted out for any ride. We even spotted cool merch like USB rechargeable lights and compressed carbon dioxide canisters {to pump up those tires in seconds!}. Need some help choosing the right products? The group’s always at hand with advice and suggestions.


Keep an eye out for the occasional basic mechanic workshops they host, with tips on everything from how to fix a flat to cleaning your bike.

Where: 2, Frazer Town, 124, MM Road, Pulikeshi Nagar

Price: INR 25,000 upwards for a mountain bike, INR 300 upwards for gear {a starting gear kit costs INR 3,000-5,000} and INR 500 upwards for repairs

Contact: +91 8861544666

Timings: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-7pm, and Saturday-Sunday, 11am-6pm

Find them on Facebook here.

Photos: Crankmeister Bicycle Works


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