|Bike Fitting||Bike Repair||Frame Alignment||Packing & Shipping||XC Ski Tuning & Mounting||Gift Certificates|
Need a bike? We have road, mountain and comfort hybrid rental bikes for adults, and can sometimes accommodate your kids. Need cross-country skis, or snow shoes? Click here for all our rental details.
It's all about finding the sweet spot on your bike!
Every bike rider deserves a professional bike fit. How you sit and how you fit on
your bike determines how comfortable and how efficient you are. Muscles work
best in an optimum range of motion. Outside that range, body tissues are strained, power decreased, and discomfort or injury more likely.
We can adjust your existing bike, size you for a new bike, or design a custom bike so
that you're within the ideal range of motion for your muscles and within the limits of your flexibility. The result will be optimum comfort, efficiency and safety. A bike that fits well is just easier to ride.
Our bike fits are done by Todd Miller, PT, and Diny Sweitzer. Todd Miller is a physical therapist and athletic trainer with a Master of Science in human performance (exercise physiology and biomechanics). Todd has worked with cyclists since the late 1980s, including several National Champions, two Olympians and a World Champion.
We have two levels of bike fitting: Standard and Comprehensive.
Standard Fit $85
Comprehensive Fit $175
Call the shop at 802-387-5718 or email us to discuss your bike fitting needs or schedule an appointment.
We pride ourselves on our in- depth knowledge and expertise of our repair shop mechanics. Our full-service repair shop can handle any type of tune-up or repair
for any type of bike, whether old or new.
Full Basic Tune-Up plus...
Custom wheel building: Wheel builds are one of our specialties, whether it is for the repair of a busted wheel or the creation of a brand new wheel set. We are willing to talk to you about what will be best for the terrain, riding style, and performance you need. You name the combination and we have probably done it.
Suspension services: We have experience with Rock Shox, Manitou and Marzocchi. We can do many jobs in-house, with major rebuilds sent to a suspension service center for more advanced service.
Fabrication: Got a Chinese three-speed that needs a clamp for the mechanical brake and you're having trouble finding the part? Well, we made one out of some old Universal brake parts once for a customer. We've done many other clever fabrications also. And if we can't do it here, we know someone who can.
Wheelchair repair: Yes, we service wheelchairs, and if they need welding, we can get that done for you as well.
Frame Alignment: Got a new frame? You want to make sure it is straight before it gets built up? Or maybe you crashed your old steel friend and you find that now you can't take your hands off the bars without veering off into the puckerbrush? We can put it on our alignment table and give it the treatment. Warning - miracles are not guaranteed. But send your problems to us, and we will do our best to return them to the straight and narrow.
Bike Packing and Shipping: Have a student going to school here (Putney School, Landmark College, Greenwood, SIT, Vermont Academy) and no room to bring the bicycle along - or need to ship it home at the end of the term? We will carefully pack your bicycle in a box we provide, and ship it via our daily UPS shipment. Packing costs, including materials, is $57 (we know it may seem like a lot, but you wouldn't think so if you've ever seen a poorly packed bicycle with smashed front fork or damaged rims) plus the actual UPS costs of shipment. Please specify the amount of insurance desired. If you have a bike shipped to us, and you come pick up the box, there's no charge.
If you want us to assemble it, we will build your bike and make all the basic adjustments for $57 (and dispose of the packing materials, unless you want them). If you buy a new bike elsewhere and want us to build it, it's $57 minimum (more for some bikes, such as those with hydraulic brakes).
Bike Case: If you are traveling and want to take your bike with you, we will rent you a hard shell travel case for $5 per day. If you would like us to pack your bike in the case, it's $43 (faster than packing in a box!).
Ski Tuning & Mounting
Some of us were cross-country skiers before we were cyclists. You can benefit from our passion for the wintertime sports. We know what will work best for your skis, whether it's a hot wax base prep for a race, a klister application for kick at 40 plus degrees, or a pine tar job on your old wood skis.
We have lots of experience at cross-country ski binding installation, whether 3-pin bindings from the old days, the latest telemark bindings, or current Nordic classic and skate bindings. Most jobs are done while you wait. Skis and bindings from elsewhere are welcome, too.
Base prep and waxing:
Proper base preparation is essential before using new skis. Old skis can be rejuvenated with our base preparation. We love working on skis, whether they are Nordic race, touring or telemark.
We have all the edge tuning equipment needed to put a beveled, sharpened edge on your back-country and telemark skis.
Hot Box Services
We now offer hot boxing for skis. The Hot Box operates essentially like a convection oven, allowing for even heating, from tip to tail, over a specified duration of time. The slow heated wax is able to penetrate into the sintered structure of the polyethylene base material at safer temperatures (lower than a waxing iron).
Basic Treatment (Storage/Travel) - $14.25:
Recommended for all skis during summer storage or during travel to protect bases from physical damage and oxidation.
Full Treatment (2-step) - $33.25:
Recommended for all new skis and for the re-conditioning of used skis.
Race Ready Treatment (3-step) - $52.25:
Recommended to get skis ready for race day glide wax application.
To properly fit you to the correct size classic or skate ski, we use the Fischer flex board. Using our knowledge of each ski brand and your individual technique and skill level, we will help select skis that match your weight, technique, and experience.
Nordic ski and snowshoe rental:
We rent Salomon touring skis and boots, and TSL snowshoes. By the 24-hour day or week. Ask us where to ski or snowshoe - we'll help you find the perfect spot. Click here for rental info.
You can select whatever amount you want. The perfect gift - good for one year! Can be used for any product we carry or any service we offer, such as ski tuning or bike repair. When you check out, tell us the name of the person you are purchasing the gift certificate for, and give the mailing address you wish us to send it to.
Call with any questions: 802-387-5718 or email us.