A bicycle has the unique need to be assembled. This might seem very simple, but it is actually very involved. The amount of time and thought put into a new bike's assembly makes a huge difference in the life of your bike. A microwave or television set come to the retailer complete and ready for you to take home. The model you take home usually hasn't even come out of the box yet. Point? No assembly, you get it as the manufacturer has wanted you to get it. Bicycles are just the opposite. No Don't worry, you won't get a bike in a box. All manufacturers require that the dealer assemble the bikes in order to back the warranty.Years of seeing bikes sold come back for service has helped us improve our assembly to the point of preventive maintenance. What this means literally is that we see what types of products wear a specific way and try to tailor our procedures to increasing its life expectancy. We are by no means perfect or beyond human error, but we do our darndest to give you what you paid for.Does this make our bikes better? You bet it does. We also offer a free six month check-up to let us examine your bike after its break-in period to insure all is well. Thanks to this detailed procedure, we find most of our bikes come back for their check-up nearly flawless.
If you have taken the time to read a little about our assembly procedures and are heading into our service section, then you are beginning to see that we are not just a local shop pedaling bikes. I've been to some of the most prestigious bicycle races in this country. At various races over the years, I have been amazed at how many athletes are disappointed with the services available to them at home.This is a common problem that we have a solution for. All the services we perform in-house are available to you via ship-n-fix. You ship us your bike, and we can do an overhaul, full tune-up, build wheels, rebuild your suspension, or whatever necessary. It cost less in the long run to fix it right the first time. And, that is our duty to you.If you would like more information, please feel free to call or e-mail us. If you are in town, stop by and visit. We will tell you how to ship your bike to us, work out a time frame, and explain our basic repair procedures in greater detail. We strongly recommend that if you haven't been attending to your bike's mechanical performance, do the major work before your racing or riding season kicks in full steam. That way you are less likely to deal with major issues when you should be riding.