Some of you may already have heard that Bill Stevenson was laid off from The Bike Stand last Friday. This was a sad event for us. Bill was the first employee of shop in 1971. He spent thirty years of his life working there. That said, it came as little surprise, given that the shop has been struggling and the parent business has shrunken over the past few years from 55 employees to six today.
Leaving the shop is a blow after such a long association, but it also marks an opportunity. Over the last year we have been working to grow our own business, Stevenson Custom Bicycles. Our focus is and will remain building custom bikes and doing frame repairs and restorations. However, there are many other areas where we would like to and are able to do business, but have chosen not to in order to avoid a conflict of interest with Bill’s work at The Bike Stand.
Starting today we are expanding our operation to include bicycle repairs, wheelbuilding, and parts and accessories sales. We have accounts with all of the major suppliers and can quickly and efficiently order whatever you might need to meet you cycling needs. We will also be offering a pickup and delivery service for repairs.
If you would like to place an order, schedule a repair, or have any questions we can be reached by phone at (360) 402-2234 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep an eye out here and on our web site at stevensoncustombikes.com.
Thanks for your support.