In typical upbeat Downtube Bicycle Works fashion, this new slogan appeared on the gutted shop in early May after the earlier disastrous fire.
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The Downtube now has a “full service, pop up” shop in the adjacent motor vehicle bay. If you stop in, you’ll find the same friendly service from a group who has been through hellish times as they move forward to a new and better Downtube Bicycle Works.
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Just now, the gutting is complete and work is underway on the upstairs apartments (the source of the fire) and the shop.
The owner provided the following statement:
Robert, Eric, Adam, and all the Downtubers appreciate everyone’s concern and patience as we continue to recover and rebuild after the fire. We are now offering full bicycle repair service out of our garage next door to the store, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 12 noon – 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We also have the primary essential parts and accessories for immediate sale, and we are special ordering everything bicycle, often with 1-2 day delivery. The renovated store will reopen later this season with new, exciting features. Please stop by and say hello in the meantime.
Stand by for a grand reopening!
This year’s gift idea comes from the talented hands and mind of local artisan, Oliver. You can see and purchase this handsome tree ornament (jacket pull, or necklace) at the Downtube Bicycle Works.
It came as a surprise to find that the Downtube Bicycle Works is now open on Sundays (in the summer). Therefore, if you need a patch kit and an extra water bottle before heading across New York State, you can still leave on Sunday.
But wait! An internet search of nearby bicycle shops reveals that Mad Dog Bicycles and Steiner’s Sports have joined the Downtube in the battle for Sunday dollars. Here’s the lineup (as of 7/16/13):
Broadway Bicycle Company – Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.
CK Cycles – Summer: Monday-Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Thursday – until 8:00 PM, and Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Downtube Bicycle Works – Spring & Summer: Monday-Friday 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Sunday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. (Fall & Winter) Monday-Friday 11:00 AM -6:00 PM and Saturday 10:00 AM -5:00 PM.
Mad Dog Bicycles – Wednesday 3:00 -7:00 PM, Thursday-Friday 3:00 – 7:00 PM, Saturday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Sunday 12:00 – 4:00 PM.
Savile Road – No hours given on website. http://savileroad.com/
Steiner’s Sports (Glenmont) – Monday-Wednesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Thursday-Friday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Sunday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.