Imagine that you’re cruising down a street after having worked your way up when you suddenly feel like there’s something wrong with your bike. It could be a flat tire, a brake pad rubbing against the rim, a loose pedal or some of your chain rubbing against the front derailleur.
Now you either call a friend or a family member to bail you out of this sticky situation or just walk all the way back home.
But once you get back, you’re most probably going to want to be able to get going on the road again.
If you were wondering how long it would take for a nearby shop to check out your bike or to do a full tune-up before you plan a nice lengthy trip, we’ve done the homework for you.
Given how busy most bike shops are these days, you’re going to have to wait approximately 7 to 10 days for your bike to get fixed or the shop won’t even have the time to pick up your phone call.
That’s not what you’ll experience at Synaptic Cycles. Once we take in your bike, you’ll have it back in no more than 2 days. If you’re either too busy or don’t have a way to get your bike to our shop, we will be able to pick up and drop off your bike in no time.
We have very reasonable rates and we have a solution for most of your repair problems. We are capable of fixing flats, aligning rear derailleur hangers, replacing brake pads and all cables, truing wheels, adjusting headsets, and removing the entire drive train.
As some of your may know, our good friend and graphics guru, Jon Grant, lost his son, Auggie, to leukemia. If you have followed my company’s goings on, you are likely aware of our previous efforts to help Jon and his family raise money to help pay for the hospital costs associated with Auggie’s treatment.
Now, we continue to try to help raise money for CureSearch for Children’s Cancer. This year, we’ve decided it was time to put together designs for a new jersey and matching bib shorts, and of course, I asked Jon to start putting some ideas together. We decided to go for a lighter blue color style with navy and orange accents. The result, we think, is a very nice looking jersey. As we finished up the jersey, I asked Jon to develop designs for bib shorts to go with it. We also placed the CureSearch for Children’s Cancer logo on the left sleeve, along with the words “For Auggie”.
One thing everyone should know about Auggie is that he most wanted to be a super hero, and he wanted everyone to be one with him. Auggie would run around with his cape flowing in the breeze, fighting crime. If you had the pleasure of meeting Auggie in person, there was a good chance that he would hand you a cape and urge you to come help him fight. Even in the hospital, he would sing the theme song from The Avengers television series. We are asking you to buy our cape, in jersey and bibs form, and help us to fight children’s cancer. We are donating $10 for each garment sold to CureSearch for Children’s Cancer. Buy a jersey and bibshorts and we donate $20.
Please, join us in this fight!
The kit is available by pre-order through Squadra only and purchases must be made my July 10th. See the link here: http://synapticcycles.ridesquadra.com
Since we started our business, we have gotten calls for bike rentals in the greater Los Angeles area. Up until now, we have had to charge an additional fee for serving those areas. It was simply too long a drive and too far outside our normal service area to serve without charging for the extra time and mileage.
We are extremely excited to announce that as of the week of May 26th, 2014, we have officially begun to serve the greater Los Angeles area, along with our other service areas of Orange and San Diego Counties. In doing so, we will offer our same great service, along with FREE delivery and pick up within our normal standard service area. Our new service area will be an approximate 30 mile radius from Santa Monica.
To reserve your bike or contact us, check out our designated Los Angeles page. If you use our fillable forms, simply use the pull down menu to specify the area you are interested in. Otherwise, feel free to call us directly. Don’t worry about getting it wrong. We’ll gladly direct you if you’re not sure about what area to choose from the menu!
Greg Donovan will be the day to day manager/owner of Synaptic Cycles Bicycle Rentals in Los Angeles. He has been working hard behind the scenes to learn the business and get set up and ready to go. He will be starting out with incredible road bikes from Focus and Volagi. His Focus offerings will be the Focus Cayo Evo 2.0 with full Ultegra DI2 drivetrain. Additionally, he’ll have several Volagi Liscio 2 bikes with Ultegra 11 speed mechanical or DI2.
Greg approached me around the end of 2013 with a desire to partner up in the Synaptic Cycles venture. He was a former customer and a great guy so I though it would be worth exploring. Since then, he has worked with me to see how I go about the day to day business, attended the United Bicycle Institute courses to learn more about bike mechanics, and shown a willingness and desire to serve customers in a way that our customers have come to expect.
Along with individual bike rentals, Greg will be offering group and corporate event services, just like in our original service area of Orange County and San Diego County. Please, help me welcome Greg to the Synaptic Cycles family and get in touch with him about your bike rental needs in the greater Los Angeles area!