Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving, and a doorbuster sale

We at Hiawatha Cyclery wish you a happy thanksgiving. The weather may be challenging, but you know after that much "family time", a good bicycle ride will be in order. So get out and ride!

We will be taking some time off for the holiday. The shop will be closed Wednesday through Friday. We'll be back to normal on Saturday.

Starting today and until further notice, take 20% off ANY in stock item, including bikes, frames, tires, lights, bags, parts. Special order items, custom bikes and wheels, and labor may be discounted similarly, but we'll decide what makes sense on a case-by-case basis. If you buy a gift certificate (which could be for yourself...), we will add 20% to whatever you pay. For example, $100 buys you $120 toward some future purchase, for yourself or for a gift.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

New Parking Facilities

at HC. Come try them out.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wheelbuilding class, November 20

I have recently received a few requests for a wheelbuilding class. Building and riding your own wheels can be a satisfying experience on its own, provides a valuable home-mechanic skill (truing), and usually results in excellent quality wheels.
I will hold the class Saturday, November 20, 8am-Noon. The registration fee is $60, which is required to reserve your spot. We will provide a workspace equipped with a truing stand and spoke wrench for you to use during the class. Most people are able to build one wheel during the class, but others try to build a pair of wheels. You can supply your own rim(s), hub(s), and/or spokes, or you can get those items from HC for a discounted price with class registration. If you don't know which wheel components suit your needs, tastes, and budget, we will help with that, too. Call 612-727-2565 or stop in to register and discuss options for your new wheels.

Business is slow, and we miss you

Now that the election is behind us, I sincerely hope that we can turn our attention back to bicycling. Sales are really slow here at HC, even for this time of year, but we have some great products to get you ready for Winter cycling or (hopefully) for a prolonged Fall. We have a good selection of studded tires, lights, and even bicycles that are especially well-suited to winter riding. And if you already have your bike and equipment for the "off-season", chances are it could use a little love before you take it out onto the ice and snow. In any case, come and see us. We miss you.