Century Cycles
Issue: 2 February 11, 2008
In This Issue
Spring Training Sale
What's in a Tune-Up?
Staff Retreat Feb. 19-20
Special-Order Those Hard-to-Find Items
Lives Defined
Supercharge your Bike's Braking and Shifting Performance
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Frosty February!
Scott Cowan Greetings! 
Welcome to our latest edition of our new and improved eNewsletter! We hope that you find the information that we provide to you here useful and enjoyable. The temperatures still feel like winter, but we're on the downslope of the season--the days are getting longer, and we'll be enjoying Spring conditions before you know it!
In this issue, you'll find reminders of our ongoing specials and promotions, fun stories, and other tips to help you get ready for a great season of riding.
If there is anything that we can do to help you enjoy your cycling as much as possible, please do not hesitate to call to talk to me or any of our expert staff. As Your Hometown Bicycle Store, we are pledged to provide top-notch service to all of our customers, regardless of budget or ability.

Scott Cowan, Owner
Century Cycles
Spring Training Postcard ImageSpring Training Sale 

Don't forget that our Spring Training Sale is still going on now through February 29. You still have plenty of time to take advantage of these discounts and special offers:

  • 15% Off all accessories, including trainers, clothing, helmets, shoes, and tools.
  • $15 Off of a Standard bicycle Tune-Up (regular price: $54.99). 
  • $20 Off of a Deluxe Tune-Up with Drivetrain Cleaning (regular price: $99.99). 
  • FREE Define your life. Ride a bike." t-shirt, coffee mug, or pub glass with any purchase over $200. 
  • Bonus Bucks - receive a Century Cycles Gift Card worth 10% of the value of the bike, trailer, or tagalong you buy.

Full details and a printable coupon can be found on our web site.

What's in a  Tune-Up?
Gary, one of our expert mechanics in Peninsula, trues a front wheel.The Standard Tune-Up ($54.99) includes the following services:
  • Adjust front and rear derailleurs (shifting)
  • Adjust front and rear brakes
  • Lubricate all moving parts, cables, and chain
  • True wheels and adjust bearings in hubs
  • Adjust bearings in headset and bottom bracket
  • Tighten all other nuts, bolts, and pedals
  • Inflate tires and check for wear
  • Clean and wipe down bike
  • Test ride and safety check

    The Deluxe Tune-Up ($99.99) includes everything in the Standard Tune-Up plus:

  • Remove right side crank arm, chain, cassette, and derailleurs
  • Clean above components in solvent tank
  • Re-install above components

    For $174.99, our Overhaul Tune-Up includes everything in the Deluxe Tune-Up plus:

  • Completely remove and clean all parts in solvent tank
  • Repack all bearings with high quality grease
  • Wax bicycle frame and fork
  • Install 4 new cables (2 brake, 2 derailleur) and up to 12 feet of housing (a $50 value)
    Doug from the Peninsula store listens to Larry from Giant Bicycles during the 2007 Staff Retreat.Staff Retreat Feb. 19-20 
    Part of what helps us serve our customers better is our ongoing committment to staff training and development.
    Our annual Staff Retreat allows us to discuss issues as a group, and see the latest product information from our manufacturer's representatives.
    This year's retreat will be held on Tuesday, February 19 and Wednesday, February 20, 2008. Please note that all three of our stores will be CLOSED on these two days.
    Special-Order Those Hard-to-Find Items

    Got a need for a special part or accessory that we don't have in our store? No worries, we can easily order from any of our manufacturers and distributors, and have what you need in about a week!
    Our online Special Order Catalog is a direct link to one of the largest distributors in the world. You can search or peruse parts, tools, clothing, and more by category or brand name. You can even orde online for pickup in any of our stores, or we can ship it to you!
    Some special-order items of particular interest for this time of year are:

    We deal with several other distributors as well, so if you don't see it here, don't be afraid to ask! And don't forget that we can also order any model of bicycle from the brands that we carry (Raleigh, Diamondback, Giant, Bianchi, Electra, Haro, and DK).

    CC Logo WideLives Defined 
    We come across many interesting people every day who "Define their life. Ride a bike" even before it became our motto. See our Lives Defined page on our web site for links to some of their stories, from John Moss, our friend who rides many thousands of miles around the country every year, to Ray Query, our own Rocky River staff member who has spent most of his life without owning a car or driver's license.
    How does cycling define your life? Do you ride to work or school every day? Are you devoted to riding with your family? Do you ride for a cause that is important to you? We want to hear your story and share it, so drop us a note to: [email protected]
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    Supercharge your Bike's Braking and Shifting Performance 
    Protect your bike's inner workings from the elements with the patented Gore Ride-On cable systems from W.L. Gore & Associates, the same folks who bring you the well-known Gore-Tex material used in outerwear!
    The cable systems are sold as a pair of brake cable sets, or a pair of derailleur (shifter) cable sets, including the inner cables, housing, ferrules, and end caps. The pre-stretched cables are coated with Gore's patented ultra-durable, low-friction material and are protected from harsh conditions on the bike by a continuous liner and a GRUB(tm) seal.
    Compatible with mountain and road bikes, and with Shimano, SRAM, and Campagnolo components, the Gore Ride-On Cables provide smooth, easy braking and quick, precise shifting for many times the life span of traditional cables. A couple of the CC staff have installed these cables on their own bikes, and give them a big thumbs up!
    $64.99 per set; get yours now while you can take advantage of our Spring Training Sale 15% discount!
    Define Your life. Ride a bike. (tm)
    Our Stores:
    1079 N. Court St (Rt 42, K-Mart Plaza)
    Medina, OH  44256
    Phone: 330-722-7119

    1621 Main St (Rt 303)
    Peninsula, OH  44264
    Phone: 800-201-7433

    19955 Detroit Rd (between Wagar and Wooster Roads)
    Rocky River, OH  44116
    Phone: 440-356-5705