Curbside Enthusiasm – VeloFix, the Concierge Bike Shop
BY DEBBY SIEGEL
You’re a cyclist. You understand the thrill of balancing on two wheels with a destination in mind, and that connection your bike gives you to a community, its streets and people. You also know that minimally you need to get that bike tuned up and parts replaced once a year. This means finding a bike shop you trust and feel comfortable going into, getting your bicycle to the bike shop, dropping it off, waiting for the call back with an estimate, and then waiting for the subsequent work and of course paying for it and picking it up.
But what if you could eliminate many of these steps and have your bike mechanic come to you? That’s just what we did when Francesca DeRanzo of VeloFix St. Louis visited us this past week. I needed my trusty old time trial bike tuned up for an upcoming triathlon. Michelle had a new custom Stanridge Speed bike shipped to St. Louis and needed it assembled. We accomplished our goals while continuing to work. Francesca (ok, the owner-operator-mechanic is a girl, and the ONLY ONE so far… YES) came to my home and had everything I needed in her MBZ Sprinter van to put my bike on the road last weekend. Tire, chain, and Cateye battery all installed, Francesca showed me the chunks missing from my tire and demonstrated with her Chain Check tool how the chain links had been stretched too far for the bike to operate optimally. It was the easiest bike tune up & repair yet for this dinosaur Quintana Roo.
Michelle’s new custom cyclocross bike built and shipped from Stanridge Speed Cycles in Ohio arrived this week. She needed it assembled. How nice to have this service show up at her office and have her new stead put together expertly while Michelle was able to continue working.
And the second best part? VeloFix was on par with repair costs of local shops. We checked. VeloFix provides tune-ups, bike builds, travel case rentals/bike packing and everything in between from a certified mechanic. To learn more, call (855) 835-6349 or visit velofix.com/locations/st-louis/ and follow them on social media: Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.
You must be logged in to post a comment.