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Years ago, there were many neighborhood bicycle shops across America. They were typically staffed by the owner, with perhaps 1 or 2 trusted employees. In addition to selling bikes, they provided quality repair service, ordered special items which they didn't stock, and always gave good, unbiased advice. Sadly, many neighborhood bicycle shops have been replaced by much larger stores. These big stores offer impressive selections of bicycles, but sometimes don't seem interested in helping you with finding replacement parts or ordering special items.

If you are fortunate enough to have a good neighborhood bike shop in your area, we recommend that you continue to patronize it. If you don't have one, then think of us as your neighborhood shop, even if you're miles away from us.

We're always happy to order special items for you, although we do require deposits (payable by PayPal or credit card) in most cases. If you're looking for some hard to find item, give us a call at 1-800-793-7801 and we will see if we can find it in our database. Please note that there are some items that our dealer contracts do not allow us to sell by mail.

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Our Staff

Bill Hannah - Store Manager

Bill

Bill graduated from Purdue University with a degree in accounting. He worked as an accountant for a while, before deciding that the bicycling business would be more fun, even if it was less financially rewarding. He joined us as assistant manager in January of 2005. Before joining us he was the bicycle manager at the southside Galyan's here in Indianapolis, before they were bought out by Dick's Sporting Goods. Prior to that he operated a mobile bicycle repair business called "The Bike Wright". If you have been on TRIRI (Touring Ride in Rural Indiana) you may have seen him working there as a volunteer mechanic. Bill became store manager in January of 2014.

Rick - Head Mechanic

Rick

Rick is our head mechanic and our BMX expert. In the photo to the left he has a challenging job trying to true a wheel that's slightly out of round. He used to be in the printing business before computers put craftsmen like him out of work. He has always had an interest in BMX and had worked part time for us and at the old Greenwood Schwinn before joining us full time in the fall of 2013. Rick is also a talented musician and model rocket enthusiast.

Caitlin - Mail Order Sales Manager

Caitlin

Caitlin handles all of our Internet orders. You can see how dedicated she is from the photo - Still on the job despite an injured arm. She graduated from Indianapolis University with a degree in criminal justice, but decided she didn't like working with criminals.

Roy Keller - Store Manager & Co-Owner

Roy

Roy is co-owner and part time mechanic. He has over 30 years inn the cycling business and was our store manager until stepping down in January of 2014. He worked his way through Indianapolis University (Indiana Central back then) by working as a bike mechanic at our store, then known as Supreme Schwinn. Although he graduated with a degree in education, he decided to stay in the bicycle business. If you're looking for old parts, Roy might be able to help you, especially if you are looking for old Schwinn parts. As our friend Karl says:

"If Roy can't find parts for it, you might as well throw it away"



Ed Pope - Co-Owner, Bookkeeper & Webmaster

Ed

Ed is co-owner, bookkeeper and webmaster. He graduated from Purdue with a degree in engineering and worked at Rolls-Royce for thirty years. He now works part time for a small engineering company called VEXTEC in addition to working at the store. Ed is a touring cyclist and likes to go on CIBA camping rides. In the photo he is on a week-long tour of Southern Indiana. That's St. Meinrad in the background.

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