Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Mayday 2014

Hey Gang! We are closed tomorrow (Thursday, May 1st) in observation of International Workers Day. Also known as Mayday. We are workers, so it makes sense. We hope you tired, blue collar types find a moment of respite as well.

Yours Truly,
A Better Cycle

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tune Up Pricing

Hello All,

We are raising the price of our Full and Light Tune up. We have held the price at $60.00/$40.00 for a few years. We've learned that the level of service most of our tune ups require exceeds what can be done without more time/effort. In order to continue offering the level of quality we feel is necessary, we need to increase our latitude in performing repairs. This coupled with basic cost of living increase, we are overdue for new pricing.

Our new prices will be:

Full Tune Up, $75.00 (not including parts). This includes the installation of wear parts, adjustment and lubrication of all parts of the bicycle, wheel truing, Bearing adjustments, and proper tire inflation.

Light Tune Up, $50.00 (not including parts). If your bicycle does not require the replacement of wear parts, such as cables/housings; cassette/freewheel, or wheel truing, we will recommend the Light Tune Up. This includes, as above, adjustment and lubrication of all parts of the bicycle. We will install a chain, and/or brake pads if needed.

We hope our wonderful clientele, who have helped us realize our dream, and made us the successful shop we are today, will stand behind our decision. We feel this will help us to continue offering the quality of service we have been providing over the years without reducing our quality of life.

This change will take place on May 1st, 2014. Bicycles dropped off for an estimate before that date will be honored at the original price.

Our “ala carte” prices will not be affected by this change.

We thank you for your support in this necessary move. We are so proud of what we've been able to accomplish, and are so grateful to all of you who have made this possible.

Yours truly,
Clinton Garner

A Better Cycle.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Hi everyone!


Long time no post! We have been busy repairing bicycles all spring.

We made it into the PDX approved issue of The Portland Mercury. Look for our tiny ad in there on July 24th. A humongous thanks to everyone who voted for us! we are having a great summer and look forward to fixing your bicycles!

Thanks again,

P.S. We have a shop puppy. He's super cute. Come see him.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The shop will be CLOSED January 28th, 29th, 30th and maybe the 31st so we can finish up our remodeling project.  We will be open the 1st of Febuary and the shop will have had a pretty major makeover in some areas.  All the bikes for sale will be upstairs now and our repair area will be downstairs.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but are looking forward to a smoother operating shop from here on out!  As we move toward spring we are planning on creating a larger area for nicer used parts and moving into consignments of both bicycle and higher end components.  We are also aiming to become an even more full service shop and should be able to start offering an even great array of repair options, including the servicing of all types of disc brakes and rebuilding of shocks etc.  Swing by after the 1st of February and check out the new and improved A Better Cycle!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

We will be closed Thursday, November 22, for Thanksgiving and the following Friday for Buy Nothing Day.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

We need to get rid of all these bikes we haven't sold  yet, so we decided to knock 10% OFF the price of all the bicycles we have.  That means our bikes are anywhere from $45 to $130 cheaper!  Not only that, but you still get 10% off any accessories (racks, fenders, locks, helmets, gloves, etc.); a free tune-up; and a T-Shirt when you buy a bike from us.
We also have a ton of decent frames waiting for custom builds.
These include:
Kona Smoke
Kona Jake the Snake
Razesa - Columbus tubes, Spanish made. These guys built high end frames for Zeus back in the day.
Schroeder Mixte - Handmade in Copenhagen
and a bunch of other cool stuff.
Slow season is on its way for us and I'm sick of looking at all of these beautiful bikes and frames just gathering dust!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

We will be closed Monday, September 3, in observation of the worker's holiday.  See you Tuesday!