Pedal Revolution will be closed from December 24th through January 3rd. We will re-open for business on January 4th.
If you’d like to pick up any holiday gifts for friends and family stop by the shop to check out great deals on new and used bikes, bike parts and accessories. If you aren’t sure what sort of cycling gift to buy you can opt for a Pedal Revolution gift certificate instead. Below are a few suggestions for gifts:
– Locking Skewer sets. If you’ve had a wheel stolen off of your bike you know the frustration and the significant cost of replacing it. Locking skewers are a great investment in protecting your wheels. These are almost as important as a good quality lock. We sell a few different brands at different price points but the best we’ve worked with are the Pitlock Skewers and the Onguard Skewers. They aren’t cheap, but then neither is the cost of a wheel replacement.
–Lights. It gets dark early this time of year and a good set of lights is crucial for safety. The latest development in commuter lights are USB rechargeable lighting. The benefit of a USB light is no more worrying about batteries. Plug these into your desktop or laptop, charge them up and you’re good to go for a few weeks. We have a number of options available at the shop.
-Baskets and/or racks are another great gift idea. Ride bikes, carry stuff and let your bike do the carrying duty. A simple rear rack or front basket can make a huge improvement in comfort, practicality and functionality for a city bike. Stop by for a suggestion of what would work best for your style of bike. We have a bunch of options and price points available.
-Basic bike emergency tool. Every cyclist should have one of these and know how to use it. Need to straighten your stem/handlebar? This tool will do it. Need to tighten your brake cable? Here you go. Want to install your new basket or rack? this is your new best friend. A small allen wrench tool set can help you out of about 50% of minor bike drama that you may come across on a ride (flat tire fixes and a little know how being the other 40%, the remaining 10% leave to the pros unless you have a fair amount of time on your hands).