A: At least as much as you spent on your television, for starters. Your bicycle can do for you what your television and couch cannot: make you healthy and fit. Seriously, if you spent $350 on your down-time T.V., spend at least as much on your recreational ride. Discern bicycle quality first, rather than brand-names, and then choose.
Comment: The Tricky Trap - You may say, "I'll buy a cheap bike now, and see if I like it first." Of course, most people don't buy the top-of-the-line television, either, but even far fewer buy the cheapest black & white 13" model. That just about insures that you won't like it. I call that bad insurance. Try that, and see how good your next Super Bowl party turns out. The same can be said for your cycling experience. Plus, you can't upgrade junk or put lipstick on a lobster. In fact, the quality has gotten just so low on many department store bicycles recently, that it's as if certain countries are sending us their scrap metal in the mere shape of a bicycle, and I mean it!
Q: What, exactly, is a tune-up, and just what is it that we do? Did you ever ask yourself, or anyone else, that question? Curious minds want to know!
A: We handle every bike, no matter its condition, or value, in the same, caring manner. First, we degrease and clean your bicycle, so that we don't work all the grime in. Then, we re-lubricate and polish it. Next, we straighten, adjust, tighten, and align everything, true the wheels, and, finally, inspect your bicycle for any last minute issues, and note them, if applicable. You receive your calendar-year guarantee on the final product, and we're done.
Comment: No two tune-ups offered by different shops are comparable.Every shop does their own version, so you can't just compare them by calling around, especially on price. Try ours once and you'll never go anywhere else again. You won't have to. If you don't think your bike works better than ever after we finish, we'll do it over until you do. It's guaranteed.
Here is a recent testimonial, among the many, on that one:
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2009 01:12 PM
Subject: Visitor Feedback from Your Website
Comments: I picked up my bike today after you performed a tune up. I took it for a quick ride this afternoon you did a Great Job on the bike it rides amazing, it shifts through the gears smoother than EVER, it brakes cleanly and rides quieter than it has ever ridden. You will have a repeat customer Thanks for doing a professional job at decent price.
So, until next time...
we say, be in love, save the world, and ride your bicycle.
Expertise, Experience, Integrity
It takes the personal experience of the rigor of many years of competitive cycling for a mechanic to understand how a bicycle is truly supposed to feel, and it is this primary qualification that supports everything that I claim and do.
It is just not enough to simply comprehend a bicycle as a mere mechanical object, but also to know of what it is capable, so that the object's impression virtually disappears, and it can become that purely physical expression for each and every rider.
- Peter Di Pietro, Proprietor & Principal
"Eppur' si muove..."
"No matter how much I train, I will never win the rat race."
"Yes, of course I can."
Paolo Bettini winning Liege, 2002
We specifically specialize in:
1. Courteous, prompt, and meticulous bicycle tune-up & repair,
3. Entry-level & mid-range priced,high quality, hard tail mountain bikes,
4. Masi road touring & racing bicycles,entry-level to $10,000.
THE TOP TEN REASONS TO OWN A BICYCLE:
1. They don't come with a monthly bill. 2. Unlike your electronic devices, they always want to go faster than you can. 3. Like a best friend, they're always there for you when you need a lift. 4. As a way not to waste money on gasoline and to reduce the wear and tear on your car. 5. In fact, to just get around, in general. It beats walking. 6. Duh... fitness. It beats running. 7. Because they're cool. 8. Because you can. 9. Just because. 10. Need I really say more?
courtesy Bicycle South Windsor LLC, South Windsor, CT
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