The Golden Wrench

A blog about bicycle repair and maintenance by the mechanics at Freewheel Bike.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Shockspital's new digs/New rental shop/Rental road bikes!

No, no, we (Shockspital) haven't moved again. We're just revamping our space in the Freewheel Midtown Bike Center. Until now we were tucked back in a corner with no great way to talk with our local customers when they stopped in. But now we have a counter! And retail parts displays! Check it out:
Super-pro suspension shop setup
It's hard to see in the photo, but we also reconfigured our benches to better harness the chi in the room. Next time you stop by, be sure to refer to our workspace as The Lab. It makes us feel smart(er).

In addition, Freewheel Midtown now has a New Bike Showroom, which is behind the camera in the above photo, where the public rental shop used to be. We actually have bikes for sale! We don't have as large a selection as West Bank and Eden Prairie (not enough room), but we have a dozen or so hand-picked steeds for your perusal.

But don't worry, the public shop is still here. We moved it into the big back room, which has been used for many things (Nice Ride service department, Free Bikes for Kids service department, Freewheel Winter Bike Expo), but is now lookin' sharp as the new home of the rental shop.

And, as a bonus side-note, Freewheel Midtown now has a fleet of rental Cannondale CAAD10 road bikes. These babies are hot!
...and they've been popular. Next time you want to rent a fast bike to take out on the Midtown Greenway Drag Strip, this is your rocket ship. Just make sure you slow down in front of our door--there's a lot of folks coming in and out of there who don't want to get run over.