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What We Sell

The products that we sell are all products that we use. We are constantly testing new hardware, clothing for all four seasons, energy supplements and training aids. We can offer informed opinions on all these products. Our free service period goes well beyond the factory warranty. Since we must "live with" whatever we sell, we choose not to indulge in some lower price-point bikes. We are happy to service these bikes however, even if bought elsewhere.  

Service Guidelines

Each bike will have its own service requirements based on its usage, rider weight, weather exposure and riding intensity.  The following is only an approximate schedule based on average usage. 

CHAIN LUBE:  We recommend lubing the chain every 300 miles using a quality product (not WD-40). The lube should be directed only at the chain and not at the gear cluster or chain rings. All excess chain lube should be wiped off immediately and the chain should be dry wiped every 80 miles or so. Old socks with terry cloth insides work well for wiping. The rear derailleur jockey wheels should be lubed with a drop of oil every other chain lubing. If caught in a long downpour, the chain and jockey wheels should be lubed immediately upon returning home.  Over lubing and not wiping creates a big mess. 

TUNE-UP:  A tune-up consists of adjusting the brakes, derailleurs, hub, head and crank bearings, truing the wheels and cleaning and lubing the chain and cables.  We recommend this service every year or 1200 miles for pavement bikes, and more often as needed for off-road bikes. This service costs $60. 

OVERHAUL:  An overhaul is a much more thorough service and involves complete disassembly, replacement of bearings, cables, bar tape or grips, and often chain and gear cluster, with a tune-up for the finale. Costs range from $100 to $200 and should be done every 6 years or 5000 miles on average. 

We encourage appointments during the busy season. You can call in advance to schedule a day for your work to be done, and then drop your bike off up to a week ahead of time. Your bike will be worked on and ready to go on your scheduled appointment day. (For those of you who don't want to be without your bike for more than 24 hours you can drop it off the night before, or morning of, your appointment.) Appointments are not needed for flats and other quick repairs. Please give us a call if you need clarification.

The Bikes

The following are just some of the brands represented in our store...please ask us if you have questions about another manufacturer's bicycles:

Giant  (www.giant-bicycles.com)

FUJI (www.fujibikes.com)

SALSA (www.salsacycles.com)

SURLEY (www.surlybikes.com)

QBP (www.qbp.com)


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