” When I first found my late grandfather’s bicycle underneath a tarp in his barn, I knew I wanted to restore it but had no idea where to start. Fortunately I found Happy Bicycle!
Miguel and Helga can tell you about the many challenges they faced– transporting the bike, finding the appropriate parts, contracting a talented frame painter. Despite all the obstacles, they did not take any shortcuts. They communicated with me through every step of the process (all through email and chat in English). It was nice to be involved in the decision process so I felt like I had some hand in this very sentimental restoration. Helga and Miguel treated the bicycle with much attention and care– as if it was their own family’s heirloom.
The bike now hangs on a wall at my home waiting for my son to grow up and ride it. In the meantime, it is a heartwarming reminder of my childhood summers spent in Portugal riding with my grandfather. Thanks again for all the time and effort you guys spent on this project. Best of luck Happy Bicycle!“
– Mark P. –