New staff and Rusty’s departure

Who says you can't braze while wearing a purple cast?

Who says you can’t braze while wearing a purple cast?

With Rusty moving on to mountain biking country in New Mexico, we’ve added Rosanna to the staff at the shop. Not only is she an accomplished bicycle mechanic with nearly a decade of shop experience, she is also a licensed race mechanic and a studied frame builder. So basically, you want her to work on your bike as soon as possible. She has been a great friend of the Comrades for many a year and we’re excited to have her helping out.

Closed for Memorial Day

Hand built corn on the cob miters by Chicago framebuilder Jesse Hautau.

Hand built corn on the cob miters by Chicago framebuilder Jesse Hautau.

We will be closed Monday, May 27th 2013 in observation of Memorial Day. Who knows what we’ll do: cut some corn with a hand saw? Perhaps. Ride our bikes together? Perhaps. We will definitely be getting some much needed rest and relaxation.

Winter Tune Up $175 (unlimited use now through March 1st, 2013 plus free coffee!)

Keep your bike riding smoothly this winter and ensure your parts will last their longest by maintaining your bike regularly with our winter tune up.

If you’re a seasoned winter rider or this will be your first winter in the saddle, this is the maintenance plan for you.

The winter tune up includes:

 

  • 10% off all parts purchased this winter
  • Adjustment of braking and shifting systems, headset, hubs, bottom bracket
  • Full truing and tensioning of both wheels in a truing stand
  • Chain lubrication
  • Tire inflation
  • Safety check
  • Overhaul headset, bottom bracket, hub (sealed cartridge bearings replaced when necessary*)
  • Installation of parts purchased in store (plus 10% off parts)
  • Full drive train and bike cleanings all season
  • Unlimited use of all these services from time of purchase until March 1st, 2013
  • One free bag of Comrade Cycles/Robots Powered by Love Cyclocroast coffee
  • Tips and tricks for safe and comfortable riding all season long

*Prices are labor only and do not include parts. If your bike requires replacement parts, we will consult you before we proceed with the repair.