September 5, 2012
This week in Tuesday Treats, we visit 559 Bikes in Chepstow, whose U.S.P. is something we get asked for all the time – small-sized demo bikes…
Your regular dose of pre-humpday goodness wouldn’t be complete without serving up a quality competition. Up for grabs in this week’s prize draw is one set of Endura Humvee shorts and jersey, worth over £80.
Don’t forget that even if you don’t win a prize then you’re still a winner by subscribing, because your Premier Member’s Card entitles you to all sorts of discounts and other good things at any of our Premier Dealers. There’s a special time-limited offer for our loyal subscribers from 559 Bikes, too. Read on to find out more…
This week, we introduce 559 Bikes of Chepstow:
Give us an introduction to your company – who owns/manages it, when was it set up, how many staff, where are you located?
We are an all round town bike shop based in Chepstow for over 10 years. Run by owner/manager/workshop technician/tea lady Sarah, for the last four years. We have two other part time members of staff and we specialise in small-sized demonstration mountain and road bikes, Santa Cruz and Specialized. Our motto is buy the Right bike the First time round.
What’s your current best-selling/hottest product?
Following after the owner’s stomach the new flavours of Clif bar are proving a hit. Endura Humvee shorts are a top seller with Pak-a-jackets coming in a close second. (After all the boring inner tube sales.)
Which product/brand does every staff member have on their bike?
Everybody runs Hope hubs so we can be heard coming and Shimano brakes for the easy pad changes on the trail (which are frequent with all the mud this year!). The Specialized Command Post is our newest toy, with two out of three staff dropping their saddles with wild abandon.
What was the last custom build you did?
A Santa Cruz Carbon Blur XC with full XT 10-speed transmission and Hope Evo wheels. Amazingly it looked just as good after all the mud at Mayhem!
Tell us something about your shop/staff that no-one knows…
Jan the Saturday girl holds the 3 peaks Cyclocross record for mountain bikes from 1986 on a fully rigid steel bike, keeping it real. (This was the last year before they banned mountain bikes in the event.)
Is there a regular shop ride or forthcoming event you think our readership should know about?
The first and third Tuesdays of each month are shop ride nights where we ride off road around the Wye valley, fuelled by Clif shots. It is a social ride followed by beer in any weather. See our Facebook page and web site for more info.
What do Singletrack Subscribers get from 559 Bikes?
Spend over £15.00 and get a free bottle of No Toil bike wash, RRP £6.99. The offer runs until Monday 17th September 2012 (in store only).
Premier Subscribers can enter our 559 Bikes prize draw. This week’s prize:
We have a Endura Humvee shorts and jersey, making the prize pot worth over £80.
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The result of last week’s Tuesday Treats 5: Cycle Geezer prize draw:
Winner 1: UK-FLATLANDER
Winner 1: Mad Pierre
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