Electric Bike Repair San Diego

Electric Bike Repair 

We work on any brand of electric bike.

At the Tower eBike Repair Shop, in central San Diego, California, our mechanics specialize in eBike electronics, and also have master level experience in traditional, mechanical bike repairs. Our mechanics have over 30 years bike mechanic and bike shop management experience.

While we can do any traditional bike repair service, your local bike shop can also probably do that just fine. We specialize in electric bikes - the stuff your local bike shop can't do, or isn't willing to do, because bicycle mechanics aren't electrical engineers. Most bike shops won't touch e-bikes, so we're your go to when you need a solution for your electric bike. 

Centrally located in the heart of San Diego, the 12,000 square foot Tower eBike repair shop is one minute off the intersection of the Interstate 5 and Interstate 8 freeways. Our address is 3330 Kurtz Street, San Diego, CA 92110. Reach us via phone at (858) 362-4082 or via email at info@towerelectricbikes.com. 

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Electric Bike Repair Services Offered

At Tower in San Diego, we believe in full transparency in the services we offer and our pricing, which we display in great detail below and on the service page of each offering. We always recommend getting an electric bike professionally serviced, but we also want you to know what you are paying for. Understand troubleshooting electrical issues is more akin to working on a laptop than a regular bike, so you're paying for electronics expertise, not someone to just wrench on a bicycle. This is all the reason more it's important to get a quality electric bike in the first place as you don't want to spend $600-$1500 on a cheap eBike (or an Amazon Chinese non-brand) only to have to spend that much again to repair it when it inevitably stops working. Unfortunately, we see this situation all too often. Be aware also that many eBike brands go out of business and/or they just don't have replacement parts, so in some instances even we can't fix some obsolete ebikes

Regardless, we're happy to take a look at all eBike jobs and work on any brand of electric bike. Here's the list of Tower eBike repair shop services and prices. Note these are labor prices only. Parts (if needed) are sold separately.  

Hourly Rates

Bike Repair Labor Per Hour (Mechanical) - $85 per hour

Bike Electronics Labor Per Hour - $110 per hour

Electrical Diagnostic - $85
We do a comprehensive test of the electrical system. We check all the connections first. We then test every electrical component for functionality. Then we test the output of the controller, then the battery, then test whether the motor responds to a known functional controller. If we can fix within 30 minutes of labor and no parts are required, it's a flat $85 fee. Otherwise, we give you a quote to fix and let you decide how to proceed.

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Tune Ups & Safety

Bicycle Tune Up (Standard) - $110
This service includes cleaning the frame and components, removing the wheels to check hub adjustment, spoke tension, and integrity of the wheels. Where necessary, we add lubricant to cables, chain, pulleys, and derailleurs. We check the headset, bottom bracket and frame pivots for proper adjustment, inflate the tires to proper pressure, and adjust the brakes and shifters to remove slack and return bike to a “like new” feel. Lastly, we torque all bolts to specification... See More

Bike Tune Up (Deep Clean) - $175
This is our comprehensive tune up (identical to above) with an added deep cleaning service... See More

Bicycle Safety Checklist Run Through - $55
For this service, we check all nuts and bolts for proper tension. We lubricate the chain and inflate tires to proper pressure... See More

Assembly & Shipping

Bike Assembly (Includes Tune Up) - $129
This service covers assembly and tune up for a boxed new bike as well as disposal of all packaging… See More

Cargo Bike or Trike Assembly - $179
This service covers assembly and tune up for a boxed new cargo bike or trike as well as disposal of all packaging… See More

Bike Delivery Service Add-On to Assembly - $89
Delivery service within 30 miles of our shop after having your bike serviced at Tower… See More

Bike Pick-up Service (for In-Shop Repairs) -$49
Pick-up service within 30 miles of Tower for tune up & assembly customers… See More

Bike Shipping Service - $199
This service covers the cost of shipping your bike to the lower 48 states. Includes the packing, bike box, labor to breakdown, wrap, and box your bike for shipping… See More

Regular Wheel & Tire Service

Bike Tire Repair (Regular Wheel Flat Fix) - $15
Our flat repair service covers removing the wheel, finding the source of the flat, and correcting the problem… See More

Change A Bike Tire (Regular Wheel) - $20
Tire replacement covers removal of the wheel, removal of the tire, inspection of the rim, rim strip, and tube to insure they are good. Then we mount the new tire on your wheel and inflate it to the desired PSI. Everything gets reinstalled onto your bike… See More

Rim Tape Installation (Regular Wheel) - $15
Rim strips can wear out and cause flats. They should be inspected to ensure they are covering all the holes in the rim, and do not have threads or sharp protrusions… See More

Bicycle Hub Adjustment (Regular Wheel) - $25
We will remove the wheel, adjust the bearing tension, set the cone nuts on both side of the axle, and reinstall the wheel… See More

Truing a Bike Wheel (Regular Wheel) - $45
Wheel truing is adjusting and balancing spoke tension, centering the rim over the hub, and maintaining a perfectly round wheel… See More

Replacing Bicycle Spokes (Regular Wheel) - $55
This service involves removal of old spoke and nipple. We measure the spoke length, then cut and thread the new spoke. We then lace in the new spoke bringing it up to a balanced tension, with everything trued… See More

Bike Wheel Building (Regular Wheel) - $110
We calculate spoke lengths for desired lace pattern. Then we lace all spokes into the wheel, stress, and balance the spoke tension, and then true wheel… See More

Tubeless Tire Repair (Regular Wheel) - $50
We seal the rim, install a valve stem, mount the tire, charge it with sealant, and inflate it to the desired PSI… See More

Tubeless Tire Sealant Recharge (Regular Wheel) -$25
We recharge your tubeless tire with new sealant volume appropriate to your tire size, and then inflate it to your desired PSI… See More

Cassette Removal, Install, or Swap Out (Regular Wheel) - $35
We remove the wheel and cassette, and then clean and inspect the freehub body. We then reinstall a new cassette and tighten lock ring to spec. Then we reinstall the wheel… See More

Freewheel Hub Removal, Install, or Swap Out (Regular Wheel) - $35
We remove the wheel from bike, remove the freewheel from the hub. We then inspect and lubricate the freewheel, reinstall it, and reinstall the wheel… See More

Bicycle Dropouts Alignment (Regular Wheel) - $30
We remove the wheel and install special frame and fork end alignment gauges. Then we straighten the dropout and reinstall the wheel… See More

eBike Hub Motor Wheel & Tire Service

Bike Tire Repair (Hub Motor Wheel) - $35
Flat repair covers removing the wheel, finding the source of the flat, and correcting the problem. We inspect the wheel and tire, and replace the tub and inflate it to the correct PSI. Lastly, we reinstall the wheel on the bike. This service is for wheels with hub motors… See More

Bike Tire Replacement (Hub Motor Wheel) - $45
We disconnect the electrical connections and remove the wheel. We then source the cause of the flat, correct the issue, replace the tube, reinstall the wheel, reconnect electrical connections, and secure any loose wiring with zip ties… See More

Bike Rim Tape Installation (Hub Motor Wheel) - $45
We disconnect the electrical connections and remove the tire. We then inspect the rim, tube, and rim strip. We install a new rim strip, reinstall the wheel, reconnect electrical connections, and secure the wiring with zip ties… See More

e-Bike Hub Adjustment (Hub Motor Wheel) - $55
We disconnect electrical wiring and remove the wheel. Then we check the position of hub set nuts and replace washers… See More

Wheel Truing (Hub Motor Wheel) - $55
We disconnect the electrical wiring, then adjust and balance spoke tensioning while centering the rim over the hub to maintain a perfectly round wheel. When complete we reinstall the wheel, electrical wiring, and secure all wires… See More

Replacing Bike Spokes (Hub Motor Wheel) - $60
We disconnect the electrical wiring, remove the wheel, remove the tire, and remove the rim strip. We find the broken spoke(s) and remove, then install new spokes, tension and true the wheel, reinstall the rim strip. Once complete we reinstall the tube and tire, and then reinstall the complete wheel reconnecting and securing all electrical wiring… See More

Build a Bicycle Wheel (Hub Motor Wheel) - $200
We calculate spoke lengths for desired lace pattern, then lace new spokes into the wheel, stress and balance the spoke tension, and true the wheel… See More

Tubeless Bike Tires Repair (Hub Motor Wheel) - $95 We seal the rim, install a valve stem, mount the tire, charge it with sealant, and then inflate it to the desired PSI on the hub motor wheel… See More

Tubeless Sealant Recharge (Hub Motor Wheel) - $25
We recharge your tubeless tire with new sealant volume appropriate to your tire size and inflate it to your desired PSI on hub motor wheel… See More

Bike Cassette Removal, Install, or Swap Out (Hub Motor Wheel) - $60
We disconnect the wiring, remove the wheel, remove the cassette, then clean and inspect the freehub body. We then reinstall a new cassette, tighten the lock ring to spec, reinstall the wheel, and reconnect and secure all the wiring… See More

Freewheel Removal, Install, or Swap Out (Hub Motor Wheel) - $60
We disconnect the wiring, remove the wheel from bike, remove the freewheel from the hub, and inspect. We then lubricate the freewheel, reinstall a freewheel, reinstall the wheel, reconnect the wiring, and secure everything... See More

Bike Dropouts Alignment (Hub Motor Wheel) - $50
We disconnect the wiring and remove the wheel. We then install special frame and fork end alignment gauges and straighten the dropouts. Once everything is good, we reinstall the wheel, and securely reconnect the wiring... See More

Drivetrain & Gearing

Bike Chain Removal, Install, or Swap Out - $25
We remove the old chain, size a new chain, press or install a quick link, and test functionality… See More

Bike Chain Tensioning and Adjustment - $20
We check the chain stretch and resize if needed. We then loosen the axle bolts, adjust the chain tension, and re-torque axle bolts… See More

Derailleur Installation - $35
We remove the chain, disconnect the shifter cable, remove the derailleur from its hanger. We then install a new derailleur, reconnect the shifter cable, re-install the chain, adjust the set screws and cable tension to tune the shifting… See More

Derailleur Adjustment - $20
We adjust the high and low set screws, and then set the cable tension to tune the shifting… See More

Derailleur Hanger Alignment - $30
We detach the derailleur from its hanger, then use a special hanger alignment tool to realign the hanger to plane of the wheel… See More

Bottom Bracket Removal, Install, or Swap Out - $50
We remove the crank arms and bottom bracket. We then reinstall a new bottom bracket, adjust it, and reinstall the cranks arms… See More

Crankset Removal, Install, or Swap Out - $30
We remove the crank arm bolts and press the crank arms off the bottom bracket spindle. We then reinstall the cranks arms and torque the crank arm bolts to spec… See More

Chain Ring Removal, Install, or Swap Out - $30
We remove the drive side crank arm and remove the chain ring bolts. Then we install a new chain ring, torque the chain ring bolts, and reinstall the crank arm… See More

Bike Pedals Removal, Install, or Swap Out - $15
We remove the pedals with a pedal wrench and reinstall… See More

Clipless Pedals Installation & Setup - $50
We install clipless pedals on bike. We also install matching cleats on customer's shoes, adjust the cleat positions to riders liking, and torque cleat bolts to spec… See More

Bike Shifter Installation - $35
We loosen the shifter cable pinch bolt, remove the cable, remove the grip, remove the brake lever, and remove the shifter. Then we install a new shifter, reinstall the controls, torque all the bolts to spec, install a new cable, and tighten the cable pinch bolt. We then adjust the cable tension to tune the shifting… See More

Bicycle Shifter Cleaning & Lubrication - $35
We open the shifter case cover and soak the shifting mechanism with lubricant while operating shifter. We assess and move any stuck mechanisms with special pic tools. We then remove any built up grease with a brush and air pressure, then reassemble the shifter case cover… See More

Steering

Threadless Headset Installation, Removal, or Swap Out - $45
We remove the handlebars, remove the fork, remove the headset bearings, and punch out the headset cups. We press in new headset cups, install bearings, re-install the fork, assemble the spacer stack and top cap, install the handle bars, and then adjust and torque the stem to spec… See More

Aheadset Adjustment (Threadless) - $15
We loosen the handlebar stem bolts and adjust the tension on bearing stack with the top cap bolt. We then align the handlebars, re-tighten the stem bolts, and torque everything to spec… See More

Threadless Stem Installation, Removal, or Swap Out - $20
We loosen the fork side clamp bolts, remove the top cap bolt and cap, remove handlebar clamp bolts, and remove the handlebar stem. Then we install a new stem on the fork, add a top cap and top cap bolt, snug up the bolts, and install the handlebar. Then we adjust tension on headset bearing with the top cap bolt, align all parts, then torque the fork and handlebar bolts to spec… See More

Bike Quill Stem Installation, Removal, or Swap Out - $30
We remove the grips and controls from one end of handlebar, loosen quill stem bolt, and tap into stem. We then loosen the handlebar clamp bolt, pull out the quill stem, and slide the handlebar stem off the handlebar. To reinstall, we just reverse this process… See More

Bicycle Quill Stem Adjustment - $15
We loosen the quill stem bolt, tap into the stem, align the handlebar stem, adjust the height, then tighten the set bolt. Then we loosen the handlebar clamp bolt, adjust the handlebars, and tighten all bolts to spec... See More

Bike Handle Bars Install - $35
We remove the grips and controls from bars. Then we loosen the handlebar clamp bolts on handlebar stem and remove the bar. With everything still open, we install a new handlebar, snug the handle bar clamp bolts, install the controls and grips, and torque all bolts to spec… See More

Handlebar Adjustment - $15
We loosen the handlebar clamp bolts, adjust the handlebar to a desired position, and torque down handle bar clamp bolts. Once that angle is set, we loosen the controls and grips as necessary to a desired position location and torque all bolts to spec… See More

Bike Grips Installation - $10
We remove the old grips from the handlebar. We then clean the handlebar at grip location and install new grips… See More

Handlebar Tape Installation - $30
We removed the old handlebar tape. We clean and inspect the handlebar. Then we rewrap the handlebars with new tape… See More

Mechanical Brake Service

Bicycle Brake Lever Installation (Mechanical) - $25
We loosen the brake cable first, and then remove the brake lever and grip. Then we install the new brake lever, reinstalling the grip and brake cable in tandem. Finally, we adjust the brake cable length… See More

Bike Brake Caliper Installation (Mechanical) - $35
We mount the brake caliper to frame, attach the brake cable, center the caliper on brake rotor, set the inner and outer brake pad adjustment, and then fine tune the cable length… See More

Bike Brake Callipers Adjustment (Mechanical) - $20
We adjust the brake liner pad setting and then adjust the brake cable length to set the outer pad. Then we center caliper on rotor... See More

Bike Brake Pads Installation - $25 per caliper (front or rear)
We remove the caliper from the bike, remove the brake pad cotter pin, and remove the brake pad. Then we replace the brake pad and re-install the caliper on the bike. Then we do a re-alignment and cable adjustments as necessary... See More

Bike Rotor Install (Hub Motor Wheel) - $45
We disconnect the electrical wiring and remove the rear wheel. Then we remove the old rotor, install a new rotor and torque the rotor bolts to spec. Then we reinstall the wheel on ebike and reconnect and secure all the wiring… See More

Disc Brake Rotor Install (Regular Wheel) - $20
We remove the wheel from bike, remove the old rotor, install the new rotor, torque the rotor bolts to spec, and install the wheel on bike… See More

Bicycle Brake Rotor Truing - $15
We use a Park Tool rotor truing tool to straighten out left to right wobble in the rotor and eliminate rotor dragging on the brake… See More

Brake Cable & Housing Install - $20
We remove the old brake cable and housing, and measure. Then we cut a new brake cable housing to size, install the new cable and housing, set the brake cable retainer nut, and tune the adjustment… See More

Hydraulic Brake Service

Hydraulic Brakes Bike Installation - $55
We remove the old brake set (both front and rear brake sets) and reinstall a new set… See More

Hydraulic Brake Bleed (Hub Motor Wheel) - $65
We disconnect the wiring, remove the wheel, remove the brake pads, and purge the old brake fluid or mineral oil with new fluid or oil. We then reinstall the brake pads, reinstall the wheel, and reconnect wiring and secure… See More

Bleeding Bike Brakes (Regular Wheel) - $55
We remove the wheel, remove the brake pads, and then purge the old fluid or mineral oil with new fluid or oil. We then reinstall the brake pads and reinstall the wheel… See More

Hydraulic Hose Replacement
- $65
For this service, we would remove the front wheel, unscrew the old hydraulic hose from the hydraulic brake lever and caliper, and then pull the old cable out and dispose of it. We would then push the new hydraulic hose (with the fittings pre-installed from the factory) into the brake lever and caliper, tighten them into place, and then give the hydraulic system a bleed to account for any fluid loss during the service... See More

Seating

Bike Seat Replacement or Installation - $15
We remove the old seat, and inspect both the seat post and seat guts. Then we install a new seat and adjust it to the rider… See More

Bike Seat Adjustment - $10
We loosen the seat hardware and adjust the position to suit the rider… See More

Frame & Forks

Bike Forks Installation (Front, Threaded) - $40
We remove the front brakes and cabling, remove the quill stem from fork, remove the wheel, unthread the headset, and remove the fork from frame. We then clean and grease headset bearing, install a new fork, thread on the headset race and locknut, install the quill stem, install the brake hardware and cables, and install the front wheel. Once it’s all reassembled, we check the headset adjustment and torque all hardware to spec… See More

Bicycle Front Forks Cut & Installation (Threadless) - $70
We install the fork in frame, assemble the bearing stack, spacers and stem, and mark the steerer tube. Then we remove the fork, cut the steerer tube at our mark, deburr steerer tube, and install the star nut into steerer tube. We then install this into the frame, assemble the bearing stack, spacers, stem, top cap, and top cap bolt. Once it’s all together, we adjust the bearing stack tension with the top cap bolt and torque all bolts to spec… See More

Suspension Fork Setup - $45
We adjust the air pressure, rebound, and compression to tune the suspension sag specifically to the rider’s weight… See More

Bike Shocks Setup (Frame) - $35
We adjust the air pressure and spring tension to tune the suspension sag specifically to the rider’s weight… See More