6 Places to Buy & Repair Bicycles in 2022.

By Janani Vithanage

With the Sri Lankan fuel crisis still in full swing, with the nearest petrol shipments being weeks away, our lives remain disrupted. Things as simple and everyday as going to work, attending school or college and visiting friends and family have become almost impossible, especially as even public transport has been crippled by the prolonged fuel shortages. We have only one option available to us: the bicycle. Until a few months ago, a bicycle was simply a tool for recreation or keeping fit, but has now become not only a necessity, but a luxury. 

If you’re looking for a place to buy a new bicycle, or even to repair and service the old bicycle that’s been lying unused in your garage for years, you may find this list useful. 

1. Tomahawk Bicycles – Bambalapitiya

This chain of bicycle stores sells bikes made in Sri Lanka, with an impressive warranty of eleven years. 

Price: LKR 85,000 – 265,000

Servicing: LKR 4000

Repairs available (price varies).

Address: 245/B, Galle Road, Colombo 5

Contact number: 0112 507 307

Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

You can find them on Facebook here.  

2. Suriyage Bike Shop – Maradana 

Suriyage has over five decades of experience in importing bicycles from Japan, Spain, Italy, the USA and India. Brands available include Bianchi, Shimaro, Minoura, Panaracer and Allen Carrier. They also have a range of apparel, accessories and bicycle components. 

Price: LKR 50,000 upwards

Address: 524, Maradana Road, Colombo 1

Contact number: 0112 691 505

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM

                          Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Check out their website or find them on Facebook here

3. Pata Trading – Boralesgamuwa

Pata trading offers bikes that are all imported from Japan. 

Price: LKR 35,000 upwards

Servicing: LKR 3000

Address: 80, Colombo-Horana Road, Boralesgamuwa

Contact number: 077 280 6270

Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Check them out on Facebook here

4. Spinner Cycling – Thalawathugoda

Spinner offers you both brand new or used bikes of high quality. They also have a little cafe, so you can enjoy a quick meal or a drink before you take your bicycle back home. 

Price: LKR 100,000 upwards

Repairs can be done.

Servicing: LKR 4000

Address: 479, Hokandara Road, Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte

Contact number: 070 244 4444

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Look up their website here or find their Facebook page here.   

5. Open Road Equipe – Thimbirigasyaya

This store offers high-end bicycles like Trek and Skott, as well as Wilier Triestina, so is on the pricier side of the spectrum. They also sell tires, helmets and bicycle lubricant. 

Price: LKR 500,000 upwards

Servicing: LKR 5500

Address: 3, Fife Road, Colombo 5

Contact number: 0017 268 877

Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 AM to 6:30 AM

You can find them on Facebook here

6. Saho Gifts

This is a super-convenient online store that offers a range of bicycles for kids and adults. Their website is very user-friendly and lists the specifications of each bicycle. If you have any further questions, there’s a Whatsapp link for each model that allows you to get straight into contact with a member of their team. They even have a variety of installment plans depending on which bank you use!

Price range: LKR 39,500 – 125,000

General contact number – 0112 569 569Check out their website here or find them on Facebook here

Remember, bicycles sell like hot cakes during these trying times, so make sure to call and check for availability before making the journey to buy one!

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