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Issue: 24
December 10, 2009
In This Issue
Sign Up for one of our Bicycle Maintenance Classes
Our Holiday Sale Continues Through December 31!
TechTalk: Cycling-Specific Clothing
UPDATE on the latest Hot Deals for Cold Days
Riding your bike on New Years Day?
Our Holiday Hours
5 Questions: Adam Falkner
Join Our Mailing List!
Happy Holidays!
Scott Cowan Greetings! 
'Tis the season to be jolly!
Those are the words from a famous Christmas song, but it really could be our motto all year long. If you can't have fun in a bicycle store, where can you have fun?
Speaking of fun, that's what our Crazy Christmas Sweater Saturdays are all about! It started a year ago, when the Rocky River crew wore some pretty crazy Christmas sweaters to our holiday party. That inspired us to wear Christmas sweaters for our store staff pictures on the holiday card, and to wear them each Saturday before Christmas. And now we're sharing the fun with all of YOU! Just wear your Crazy Christmas Sweater into any Century Cycles on December 12 or December 19 and receive a special holiday gift, free with any $10 purchase.  One gift is just for coffee drinkers, the other is for beer drinkers - both are our way of saying "Ho Ho Ho" and thanks for another great (and fun!) year!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Scott Cowan, Owner
Century Cycles

Sign Up for one of our Bicycle Maintenance Classes

Bicycle MaintenanceThere are still plenty of spaces available in our upcoming 2010 Bicycle Maintenace Classes! Call or stop in to one of our stores to register while you still can! For more details, pricing, and the dates offered, follow the links below:
Do you want to learn a special skill, like wheel-building? Or, can't fit one of the above classes into your schedule? Century Cycles now offers CC 1-To-1 just for you. It's a custom training program tailored to YOUR needs and YOUR schedule. Call us to schedule your 1-To-1 training!

Flat TireDon't forget about our FREE Fix-A-Flat Mondays! Century Cycles stores are teaching a free clinic on flat tire repair every Monday in January and February at 7:00pm in Medina and Rocky River (6:00pm in Peninsula). Because it's the #1 bike maintenance skill all bicyclists need to know, we're making it easy for everyone to learn. No registration is necessary, just show up!

Our Holiday Sale Continues Through December 31!

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TechTalk: Cycling-Specific Clothing

Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Elite JerseyIf you're new to cycling, you may have wondered "What's with all the bike clothing?" Is there a reason for the tight spandex and flashy colors?

The world of clothing for cycling is not just all about fashion and vanity. There are good reasons for why bike clothes look and feel the way they do. Cycling-specific clothing is designed to maximize your comfort and performance while riding. Even if you are not a racer looking for maximum speed, cycling clothing still provides benefits that help you get the most enjoyment from your bicycling experience.

Learn more in the latest TechTalk article on our blog.
Electra IndyUPDATE on the latest Hot Deals for Cold Days!

You probably already know about our latest Hot Deal for Cold Days -- an un-heard-of deal of 50% off on a bicycle, the Electra Indy! It's hot red paint job and white balloon tires provide all the vintage flair you can handle.

Electra VinceIn fact, maybe the Indy is too much flair for you. If so, we're extending this 50% off Hot Deal to another classic cruiser from Electra, the Vince! All the same specs as the Indy, including the lightweight aluminum bullet tank frame, plush balloon tires, pinstriped fenders, and comfy seat, except all in black! In fact, you may be tempted to ask, "How much more black could it be?" And the answer would be, "None--none more black!"

Take home either bike for just $339.99 each (regularly $679.99). This Hot Deal is only good in our stores through December 16, 2009, or while supplies last.

And don't forget that both of these bicycles are eligible for a $10 Mail-In Rebate from Electra Bicycles!
Riding your bike on New Years Day?

ABCDEFGHIJ Ride 2009For many people, the New Years Day holiday is a chance to relax, enjoy a parade or sports on TV, and recover from the holiday season mayhem. For others, it's a chance to get a head-start on the new bicycling season!

There are two options for organized rides on New Years Day that have been Northeast Ohio traditions for several years. The Medina County Bicycle Club has A Bi-Cycling Dandy Excuse For Getting Hibernated In January (ABCDEFGHIJ!) ride. It starts at the Town Square in Medina at noon, with options of 2, 12, or 24 miles. See their web site for more details.

The other option is the New Years Day Poker Run in Cleveland, organized by the Cleveland Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA).

Where will you be riding on New Years Day? Click on the image below to take our online poll!

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Our Holiday Hours

All three of our stores will be CLOSED on Christmas Day (December 25) and New Years Day (January 1). Also, we will close at 3:00pm on Christmas Eve (December 24) and New Years Eve (December 31).

We will be open for our regular business hours on all other days during this period:
  • Mondays through Thursdays: 10:00am - 8:00pm
  • Fridays and Saturdays: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sundays: 12:00 - 5:00pm
As always, our current hours of operation can also be found here on our web site.

Don't forget our convenient holiday shopping services:
  • FREE storage and delivery of gift bicycles until 3:00pm on December 24th
  • Convenient payment options, including lay-away and 6 Months Same as Cash
  • Gift Cards with no fees or expiration dates
  • Create a Wish List to suggest your own gift ideas to your family and friends!
5 Questions: Adam Falkner

Adam FalknerHow does being a bass player help land you a job at Century Cycles? Just ask Adam Falkner at the Rocky River store, whose ability to both wrench on bikes and play a mean blues lick impressed General Manager Mike Petcher during a job interview almost seven years ago. Raised on the east side, Adam is now a resident of Fairview Park and happy to call himself a west-sider.

Q: What was your first bike?
A: A Cycle Pro BMX bike. My dad gave it to me in 1985, when I was five years old. I don't have it anymore. A few years ago, I gave the frame to Keith Heffernan.

Q: How many bikes do you currently own?
A: I only have one go-to bike assembled, a Raleigh M50 mountain bike that I converted into a drop bar, single-speed touring bike. It's been called "The Beast." I also have about four or five projects in the basement, plus I have two frames and a big pile of parts.

Q: What do you like about working at Century Cycles?
A: Great people, laid-back job, going out for beers after work. Making things work is always great. When a person brings us something they thought they would never ride again, then they come to pick it up and it rides like new - that's a great feeling.

Q: What do you do when you're not at Century Cycles or riding a bike?
A: I play in a band called Body Massage, which is a funky bluesy-type jazz band. I like to hang out with my girlfriend. I'm always working on cars, either mine or one of my friends' cars.

Q: What's your biggest accomplishment on a bike?
A: A few years ago I lost 70 pounds in six months just riding my bike. It got me healthy.  

You can read the rest of our interview with Adam on our blog.

Define your life. Ride a bike.
Our Stores:
1079 N. Court St. (Rt 42, K-Mart Plaza)
Medina, OH  44256 map
Phone: 330-722-7119

1621 Main St. (Rt 303)
Peninsula, OH  44264 map
Phone: 330-657-2209

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


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