Mister Lost Bike Shop actually started as Mister Lost's Mobile Bike Shop. After a 10 year dream of opening up a shop and several maxed out credit cards later, Mister Lost's Mobile Bike Shop was born. We found a sweet retired Uhaul truck, a 1988 Ford E350, and instantly got to work! Two months of blood, sweat, and tears later, our dream mobile bike shop was built. We were now the owners of "The World's Coolest Mobile Bike Shop!"
Our mobile shop was quite successful, and we not only gained great local attention, but we were featured in a magazine article, and also gained global recognition through social media. Our social media following created quite the demand for us to have an online web-store, so we built up a website and started doing not only local sales and repairs, but also started helping customers from around the world source parts for their mountain bikes.
With about 1.5 years of running the mobile shop under our belt, we were so overwhelmed with repairs and inventory that we decided to start looking for a commercial location. In the winter of 2017, we found the perfect space. That entire winter was spent doing demolition and remodeling, all of which was with our hands! Our new shop quickly became so busy that we no longer had time to keep our mobile shop open, so we changed our name to Mister Lost Bike Shop and parked the truck for good.
About the Owner
Born in the flatlands of the Midwest, Mike's love for bicycles began in the early years of his youth. His bicycle took him wherever his legs could pedal as long as it stayed together in one piece. Generally, Mike's bike's in his young life were of a lower quality, and often had mechanical issues. Rather than bringing his bike to a shop and having downtime from the pedals, he learned to fix and maintain his bikes himself. At age 16 Mike got his first job at a local bike shop, and never looked back. After 10 years of wrenching, Mike decided to move his customer service and mechanical skills into his own venture and offer a convenient mobile bicycle service after dreaming it up for over 5 years. Mike's confidence and attention to detail are what makes his mechanical skills stick out in the vast crowd of bike mechanics. Catch Mike at the local trails hanging out in the air or at the shop fiddling with with a haggard derailleur.
Riding Disciplines: Trail+Downhill+Dirt Jumps+BMX
Favorite Trail: Irish Death
Favorite Bicycle Memory: Whistler closing day 2016, mega train down A-Line with ~30 people hootin' & hollerin', doing bar humps and overshooting every jump!
Certifications: SBCU Mechanical
Favorite Bicycle Service to Perform: Tune ups. The end result is always a shiny bike and a happy rider!
Tip recommendation: Something that has peanut butter in it, and a cold La Croix!