October 2022 Update
Fall Arrives in DC
Shorter days and cooler nights have us thinking about upgrading lights and putting gloves on for the first time since the spring. In the shop this month are some great USB rechargeable lights from Cygolite and Cateye that are essential for safe riding this time of year. Stop in to ask for our recommendations on the best light for your ride.
Repair Calendar Update
Our booking calendar is about two weeks out for any tunes or larger repairs. This will begin to get shorter as we leave the summer months behind. If you have a larger project or custom build, this would be the time to discuss that. Most small repairs can be handled day-of drop off or within 2 days. Text or call us to see if we can fit you in that day.
New Service options:
Our updated tune up menu is rolled out last month with some new packages. They’re designed around a more holistic approach to bike repair and maintenance. Over several years we have seen thousands of bikes in our stands, and every one is unique. Starting this month, we’ll fit the tune you need with your prior maintenance history along with your goals for riding in the future. We’re also adjusting pricing to sustain our high level of service, while retaining the same great staff our customers have come to trust.
Weekend days are fully reserved for walk-ins. If you have an urgent repair, let us know so we can prioritize getting you back on the road.
Looking for a new job?
If you’re looking for a position in the bike industry, we’re always looking for friendly, technically savvy people to serve in mechanic and retail positions. Send us an email with a resume and a brief message letting us know some things your resume doesn’t express.
October 2022 Bike Stock
Bike inventories continue to improve, but some categories are still in short supply. The ebike category is especially limited, which will continue for the foreseeable future. Standard bikes are more available but still have some size and color shortages.
Several S10 LR and LX models just arrived in the last week of September. These bikes have a more basic chain and derailleur drivetrain, but are just as cargo-capable as the rest of the Tern GSD fleet. New colors debut on these bikes with the S10LR coming in a spicy Tabasco orange, and the S10LX coming in a classic blue-grey. These are limited in number as well, so contact us before dropping by for a test ride.
Several stepthrough Breezer Downtown EX models are in stock right now. These upright town bikes are well suited for utility or casual riding and come equipped with rack and fenders.
BICYCLE PARTS SHORTAGES
If you have been hearing about supply chain issues, know that the bike industry has been hit especially hard. We’re now seeing improvements in some parts and accessory availability. Some higher end parts and new releases are still in short supply. We have very little control over what is available to us and have done what we can to stockpile as many common parts to keep us in service for the season. If we have your bike in for repair we’ll do our best to offer alternatives and prioritize your needs.
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