Friday, October 14, 2005

No. 51, Vol. 4 - New Direction, New Hours, New News

The braintrust that is Cycles Gaansari had a strategic planning session all day Wednesday, October 12, to determine `Where are we going, and how do we get there?' Our brands, Gaansari and SKIDSTRONG, are growing in strength and the demands on our time to feed that growth has moved into the forefront of our business. That, and the fact that we need to focus on our strengths as well as acknowledge the current state of bike shop retail.

The result? We've decided to jettison some bike brands from the retail floor, re-allocate funds for more Gaansari branding and product development, shrink our retail store hours, expand our mail order business, offer mail order phone hours, shuffle personnel, and, in the astute words of Larry the Cable Guy, "git-r-done!"

We're also having a Great Big Sale to clear bike inventory: all remaining Jamis, Brompton, Co-Motion, Orbea, and DK models are marked down considerably. Sale applies to in-store sales only - call or stop by to see what's available. We'll honor our service commitment to all bikes models sold prior to this change, rest assured. Our retail floor anchor brand will continue to be Bianchi.

New Business Hours
Beginning Monday, October 17, our new Retail Store Hours are Mondays and Fridays only, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST, Saturdays 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST. Our new Mail Order Phone Hours are Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST.

Personnel Shuffle
Effective immediately, Justin Kellermeier is our new SKIDSTRONG brand manager, in addition to being the best skidder, trackstanding clown, and world-class wheelbuilder we know. He can be reached at

Whether you're a new customer, long-time supporter, or just a curious onlooker, we appreciate your interest in Cycles Gaansari and look forward to many years of two-wheeled fellowship. Thanks for supporting us.

~ Gary & Jean


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