Century Cycles
Issue: 12
December 11, 2008
In This Issue
Holiday Hours
TechTalk: Beginner's Guide to Headsets
Hot Deals for Cold Days
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Happy Holidays!
Scott Cowan Greetings! 
The other day, a grandfather came in to the Rocky River store to buy a bicycle for his granddaughter. As he picked out a bell and a basket, I was wishing I could see her face on Christmas Day. It's times like these - when bikes help build the special memories of the holidays and childhood - that I'm reminded of how truly special a bike can be.

We're coming to the end of an amazing 2008 for Century Cycles. We had a record sales year, which is particularly gratifying after over 16 years in business. And a year ago, who could have ever predicted this past year's spike in gas prices and the rise of bicycle commuting? There has never been a better time to be a bicyclist!

Even though this may not be prime cycling season here in Northeast Ohio, that doesn't stop many of our dedicted riders and their local clubs from planning some great events. Start your new year off right with Ohio's #1 New Year's Day bicycle ride, the Medina County Bicycle Club's ABCDEFGHIJ! Ride. Or, join the Cleveland Area Mountain Bike Association for their annual New Year's Day Poker Run.

I hope your holidays are filled with happiness - and maybe even a special surprise under the tree, just like that little girl!


Scott Cowan, Owner
Century Cycles

Holiday Hours

If you're planning to pick up any items on layaway or other last-minute items, please note our hours for the holiday season:

Wed. Dec. 24: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Thu. Dec. 25: CLOSED
Wed. Dec. 31: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Thu. Jan. 1: CLOSED

We will be open for our normal hours on all other days. Our normal hours of operation are listed on our web site at centurycycles.com/find/hours.

If you still need gift ideas, don't forget about our Top 5 Gifts for Cyclists, Top 5 Gifts for Bicycle Commuters, and Top 5 Gifts for Bicycling Families! Don't forget that we offer Gift Cards with no expiration date or service fees, and free storage for gift bikes until Dec. 24th!

TechTalk: Beginner's Guide to Headsets

Have you ever taken your bike in for some service, and while looking at it, the mechanic said "Your headset is loose"? Hopefully, you trusted that he or she took care of it, even if you had no idea what they were talking about.

So what is a headset, and what do you need to know about it? Find out with this latest in the TechTalk series of articles on our blog, the Beginner's Guide to Headsets.

If you want some hands-on experience with headsets and the rest of your bike, sign up for one of
our Bicycle Maintenance Classes!

Hot Deals for Cold Days

Check out the coupons below for our Holiday Season specials, including one that is exclusive just for YOU, our eNewsletter subscribers!

Plus, stayed tuned...Every Wednesday in January and February, Century Cycles will e-mail an amazing deal for 50% off a name-brand bike accessory! Only eNewsletter subscribers will be notified of these half-price specials!

10% OFF
All bicycles!

Print this coupon and present to cashier for in-store purchases only. Cannot be combined with any other offers.

Cashier: Please enter item number 010101 at the register.
Offer Expires: 12/31/08
15% OFF
All bicycle accessories and clothing!

Print this coupong and present to cashier for in-store purchases only. Cannot be combined with any other offers.

Cashier: Please enter item number 010101 at the register. 
Offer Expires: 12/31/08
FREE "Define Your Life" Item with $150 Purchase
Exclusive offer for our subscribers of the Century Cycles eNewsletter!

Make any in-store purchase totaling $150 or more, and get one of our "Define Your Life. Ride a Bike." slogan items for free!

Offer Expires: 12/31/08


Define Your life. Ride a bike.
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