Why Your next bike should come from LakeShore Bicycles
Thinking of buying a new bicycle? One of your first choices, and not necessarily an easy one, will be where to shop. It can be a challenge because there are a myriad of stores that carry two-wheelers, from specialty retailers, to giant department stores, to backyard garage operations.
Where you buy, however, has everything to do with what you get. You see, bicycles aren't like toasters or suitcases. Bikes are shipped broken down in boxes and they must be assembled and tuned. There are many types, too, and you shouldn't buy unless you have a good idea what you will like. Measurements and adjustments are required to ensure the frame is the correct size and that the seat and handlebars are properly positioned. And, every new bicycle requires a minor tune-up after several weeks of use.
What's more, people can be hard on bikes and a quality two-wheeler, carefully assembled and fitted, will be the safest, most durable and fun bicycle to ride.
That's why we strongly recommend shopping at LakeShore Bicycles. At LakeShore Bicycles you'll find competent salespeople and expert mechanics who'll ensure that you get the right bike and a quality machine.
Here are the top advantages of buying from LakeShore Bicycles:
LakeShore Bicycles offers a wide selection of bikes for different uses. This means there's a great chance for one-stop shopping. Or, if the bike you want isn't in stock, we can order and get it quickly. Also, the people here at the shop are experts ready to answer all your questions. If the new bike is to be a surprise, we will even help you keep it hidden.
Bicycles come in different sizes. And they're very adjustable. The staff here at LakeShore Bicycles will help you find the right frame size and then dial in the fit by positioning the seat and handlebars to your dimensions. This ensures optimum comfort and complete control for safe rides.
You might be surprised to learn that bicycles are not completely assembled at the factory. They come disassembled and in a box, and our mechanics spend about an hour assembling, tuning and testing the bike (at no additional charge to you). What's more, our shop technicians are happy to make adjustments and provide advice should you need assistance during a purchase or after a sale.
All bicycles require maintenance. And, the most important service is the first tune-up, which is due after you have ridden your new bike for a few weeks. During this time, the new cables stretch, spokes loosen and adjustments change. For the new bike to ride right and last as long as possible, LakeShore Bicycles provides a free thirty day check over and one year of free service. This free service includes safety inspections, brake and derailleur adjustments, minor wheel truing, and drivetrain lubrication. The free service does not cover replacement parts (tubes, tires) or the cost of installation.
LakeShore Bicycles stand behind every bike we sell. If something goes wrong, bring it in and we will be happy to deal with it. In the rare event of a breakdown, there's also a manufacturer's warranty protecting your purchase. In addition to the one year of free service we offer with every bicycle purchase, all of our bicycles come with a lifetime warranty on the frame and a one year (sometimes more) warranty on the parts.
Bicycles purchased at retail bike shops last longer and hold their resale value better than those purchased at department stores. This is a nice feature when it comes time to purchase the next one, because instead of discarding the bicycle, you'll be able to sell it and make money towards the new machine. There are many outlets for selling your old bike including craigslist and e-bay. Our staff will be more than happy to assist you in pricing your used bike.
Cycling's more fun when you have the right gear to go along with that new bike. LakeShore Bicycles is loaded with top-quality accessories and equipment such as helmets, locks, pumps, hydration systems, computers, and plenty of other goodies designed to help you enjoy riding. Plus, our employees have the expertise to help you make the best selection.
Finally, perhaps the best reason to buy from a bicycle store is that they're staffed by knowledgeable and enthusiastic cyclists who love to share their expertise. As you get into cycling, there's a lot to learn and having a helpful friend at the shop is the best way to get the advice you need.