We Fix Your Bikes!

 Whether it's a tune up or complete overhaul, we can help you get your bike ready to ride and back on the road in no time at all!

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Welcome to Retro-Rides!

During the pandemic, we intend to stay open as guidelines allow and work on the front lines to keep people rolling through our city.

We consider cycling to be essential to personal transportation as well as both mental and physical health. With very necessary restrictions in place there’s no way we can do our normal volume of sales. Your support in purchasing a bicycle, parts & accessories, a gift card or a prepaid tuneup will go a long way.

We look at each bicycle as a rolling piece of functional art, and promise to provide you with the best service.

We will remain open for regular winter hours Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM. Want to be kept in the know? Sign up for our email list, or visit us on Instagram or Facebook!

About Us

In 2013, Jason Komendat took his passion for bicycles and helping others and created Retro-Rides, downtown Ottawa’s full-service bike shop. Since then, customer service has been our top priority.  We will genuinely do our very best every day with every client. We guarantee our work, and back our bicycles with a one year guarantee. Ensuring you have a bike that you love is what’s most important to us. 

Not only do we sell and fix bikes, but we also carry bicycle parts for both modern and vintage bikes. If we don’t have the part you’re looking for don’t worry - we’ll find it! 

Did you know that we also build customer, one-of-a-kind bikes? We also paint and powder coat. We can make even your most wild ideas a reality. 

We Buy Bikes!

Do you have a vintage bike that's collecting dust, or otherwise isn't in use? We'll buy them from you - bikes are the original green machine and we want to give life to as many as possible!

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We are always looking for Vintage Bikes and unique finds. If you have a vintage bike, classic bike, or that rusty barn item or bike in your garage or basement that you just don't know what to do with, give us a call.


If you have an antique or rare bike with a provenance, we are interested in purchasing that bicycle. We specialize in restoring old bikes through slow and careful restoration. All while maintaining the original patina, decals and paint!


If you have very special or unique bike, we are interested in acquiring that bike Whether it is road bike, mountain bike, track bike, folding bike, tandem bike, motorized bike, e-bike or scooter, or anything else. We are interested!

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Our Commitment to You

We look at each bicycle as a rolling piece of functional art, and promise to provide you with the best service and treat your bicycle with the utmost care.

Each of our for-sale bicycles is hand selected by the owner, Jason Komendat. It is then thoroughly safety checked and renewed with care. Each bike receives new tires, tubes, and brake pads. Other parts are replaced as needed. We are preservationists as much as possible!

“When you purchase a bicycle from Retro-Rides, you have my word that we will support your cycling experience for a minimum of one year by providing on the spot service whenever possible to remedy mechanical challenges.” - Jason

We are always happy to see our clients come in for warranty service. It is truly our pleasure to make sure your experience is the best experience possible. We will never ask you for your receipt. We know both our clients and our bicycles, and we love our bicycles and we deeply respect our clients. It is our goal for you to have a beautiful, safe, and rewarding partnership with your new ride!

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79 Sparks St

Ottawa, ON, K1P 1A5

Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm
Saturday, 10am - 4pm
Sunday, 10am - 4pm

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