Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!!

Hey Ya'll,

We will be closing at 4pm today for some festivities but we will be open normal hours again tomorrow. Sorry for any inconvenience, be safe and have fun!!

Cheers,
Tim

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

New Hours For Winter!!!

Hey ya'll,

Starting this Sunday, October 29th, we will be closed on Sundays for the rest of the Winter. We will still be open Monday through Saturday 10am-6pm. Sorry for any inconvenience, our friends at Seven Corners cycle will be open Sundays around the corner at 21st and Powell if you have any emergencies. Thanks for everything everybody, we appreciate you all.

Cheers,
Tim

Monday, July 3, 2017

Howdy ya'll!
We will be closed on Tuesday July 4th for Independence Day. We'll be back to normal business hours on Wednesday July 5th (10am-6pm everyday). Stay safe and have fun everyone!

Cheers,
Tim

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Updated Labor Pricing

Hey all!!
So with the upcoming summer season ahead of us we are starting some updated labor pricing that will be starting in April. Check out the Repair Menu and take a look and see what we can do for you and your bicycle this year. Here's hoping for sunnier days soon!!

Cheers
Timmy

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Winter Hours

Hey Y'all,

We are changing our hours of operation for the coming darkness. We will be open 10am-6pm Seven days a week until further notice. Plan accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience.

-Clinton

Monday, September 28, 2015

Buying bikes off of Craigslist

When customers ask us about sourcing bikes on Craigslist, we always recommend they have those bikes checked out by a bike shop (or a competent mechanic) before they make a purchase. While there are often some good deals on Craigslist, there are also plenty of not so good deals:
  • Sometimes bikes are in decent working order, but need enough repair parts and labor costs to make them cost more than a brand new bike.
  • Sometimes bikes are put together by people who don't know enough about bicycles in order to properly assemble them. Non-compatible components are often 'slapped together' into a bicycle that will end up costing the buyer a lot of money to get into working order.
  • Other times, critically damaged and/or unprofessionally repaired frames and components are hacked together by someone who is fully aware that what they're doing is wrong, and couldn't care less about the safety of the person they're selling it to. Case in point:

A 1" threaded fork whose steerer was too short to fit this frame. Solution? Chop off another fork's 1" threadless steer, weld it together, and grind down the weld. The joint is sleeved with a tiny piece of some other bike's steer. The steerer is crooked regardless.


Random star nut, also welded into the steerer tube. 

 
A headset made out of: two different cups, no bearings on the top assembly, a 1" to 1-1/8" stem shim made out of a small chunk of steerer tube, and a cassette lockring ground out to act as some sort of spacer.


Not pictured:
-Indexed downtube shifter boss drilled out perpendiculary to act as a cable stop.
-Rear brake cable housing made out of a bunch of pieces of SIS housing.
-Brake pads installed upside down.
-8 speed trigger shifter on a seven speed cassette.
-A front brake caliper that had insufficient reach to grab the rim properly.

The price for this bicycle-shaped-object? $300. Upon contacting the original seller, the buyer was told, "I don't know what you're talking about; that bike rides great".

caveat emptor!



Friday, September 4, 2015

Labor day 2015

We will be closed Monday, September 7th for Labor day. We apologize for any inconvenience. Have a great weekend.

Love,
A Better Cycle