Service

Things we can do for you...


Here at College Cyclery we combine traditional old-world methods and modern technology to create the perfect shopping experience. With a combined experience of nearly sixty years in the bicycle industry, our extraordinarily competent technicians are here to assist you with all your cycling needs. The services we offer can be divided into two departments; Sales and Repairs.


Randy in the showroomSales:

     Led by the intrepid Randy Collins, the sales staff at College Cyclery can help guide you through the often confusing process of purchasing a new bicycle. In todays highly segmented and niche-oriented marketplace deciding which bicycle is the right one for you can be a daunting task. The secret to our success over the last three decades has been to listen to our customers. How can we sell you the right bicycle if we don't know what your cycling history is and where you want to take you riding in the future? Not everyone needs the latest 6" travel-freeride bike or a custom sized carbon/titanium road racer.


Mountain and Road

Which bike should I buy?

     Buying a bicycle is no longer as simple as it used to be back in the good-old days. The modern bicycle is more than just the Schwinn cruiser, that the Beav delivered newspapers with. They are just as specialized as any other product. The images to the right illustrate the various styles of bicycle that we most commonly carry.

 

Cruiser and Comfort— Mountain bikes are designed to be ridden on trails and more rugged terrain, though they are also a good choice for city commuting because of their inherent durability.

Road bikes are designed to be incredibly efficient on paved roads. They are easily able to cover lots of miles very quickly.

— Cruisers are the perfect bicycle for "cruising"around the neighborhood or to the corner store for a pack of cigarettes.

Comfort bikes are a relatively new phenomenon. They're the perfect answer for someone who wants something more versatile than a cruiser, but is unwilling to make the compromises in comfort that are inherent with both road and mountain bikes

     Regardless of which bike you choose it is important to us that you are happy with your purchase and the best way to do that is to make sure the bike fits you properly. Impulse buying accessories also fills most customers with a sense of well-being and makes them very happy.


Chad in the shopRepairs:

     The heart of most bike shops is the shop itself, where all the mysterious and dirty work gets done. College Cyclery's highly trained and poorly medicated mechanics have a combined experience of over half a century and a genuine love of bicycles, no matter how old or unusual.

     We do our best to provide speedy high quality service. Most repairs have a one or two day turn around and some things, like flat tires, can be performed while you wait or on the same day depending on how busy we are.

     Generally during the summer months we are busy and you should plan on leaving your bicycle for about a week.

     If you're in a hurry, it is usually best to make an appointment to drop off your bicycle in the morning and pick it up before closing that same day. With an appointment we can allocate the day to you and pre-order the parts that might be required to get you back on the road in a timely manner.


Chad in the shopWhat can we do in the shop?

     As a fully equipped shop we can do just about anything you might want. Updating a classic older bike with modern components, rebuilding worn out suspension forks, or building a custom set of tandem wheels; all of these things and more are easily within our abilities. Below is a list of our most common repairs.

Please contact us for prices or stop by the shop for an estimate.


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