Beanie’s Bike Shop at 2101 Trinity Drive has doubled in size. Courtesy photo
Part of the wheel rack at Beanie’s Bike Shop. Courtesy photo
Beanie’s Bike Shop provides a welcoming space for browsing or shopping. Courtesy photo
Some of the tires, accessories and more available at Beanie’s Bike Shop. Courtesy photo
BY MAIRE O’NEILL
Beanie’s Bike Shop at 2101 Trinity Drive, across from Ashley Pond, has now been in business for more than three years and has expanded into the space next door. Owners Ryan McIntyre and Rhiannon Laakso-McIntyre, who named the shop after their cute little brown dog, have taken advantage of the expansion and turned their space into a fascinating bike repair and retail space with a welcoming atmosphere.
With the weather about to change, this may be a good time to wander over to Beanie’s and make plans for this year’s cycling, look at what’s on the shelves, and set up some repair or maintenance services for your bike. If your bike needs suspension work such as a basic rear shock can service or rebuild and depending on parts availability, Beanie’s turnaround time will usually be 24-48 hours. Their website, www.beaniesbikeshop.com, provides lots of advice, information and pricing to help decide what you need.
Ryan has added a new option that allows customers who don’t mind doing a little wrench work to save a few dollars. Beanies will give a $25 per component discount on suspensions where they only deal with the shock or fork and not the whole bike.
“Customers can save $50 per bike this way. In house suspension service is faster and more affordable than you may think,” Ryan said.
While expanding into the new space, the McIntyres revamped their wheel department and customers can now browse through the rack for a hand built wheel or pick a rim and order up a custom build at the counter. Beanie’s also always has the right size replacement spokes because they have a Phil Wood spoke machine and a wide selection of Sapim spoke blanks on hand in both straight pull and J bend. This means customers don’t have to worry about what’s in stock or how long it’s going to take to get there and there’s no need to buy a whole box if only one or two are needed. They also carry a wide selection of sealed cartridge bearings for higher end hubs.
You don’t have to be a serious cyclist to go to Beanies. They have all the basics on hand and are always happy to offer advice and answer questions. And Beanie will be happy to see you.
Beanie’s Bike Shop is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day except Mondays and Tuesdays. Call (505) 695-1206 for more information.