Skunk River Cycles

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Ames' best full-service bicycle shop.
308 Main St. Ames, IA. 515-232-0322
Monday-Saturday 10-6, Thursday 10-8

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Chain "stretch" is a problem! Compare the new chain on the top to the extremely worn out chain on the bottom. The pins line up at first, but by a few inches in it's a half link off! Imagine what the teeth on the gears were experiencing...If you ride your bike daily, make sure you get your chain checked periodically. A worn chain left alone for too long can lead to costly repairs. Keep your chain clean, and dont over-lube it, either (yes, thats a thing!) Stop down today to avoid premature drivetrain replacement. #chainwear #chainstretch
Here at Skunk River Cycles we can make your bike go to 11! We just completed this custom 1x11 Surly Karate Monkey build for a new customer. The sky's the limit when it comes to bike customization. Let us know what you want and we can probably make  it happen. #surly #karatemonkey #1x11
Another refurbishment completed! Kayla's vintage Trek 640 received a full overhaul, as well as brand new 700c wheel builds using her original, fully-rebuilt Campagnolo hubs. We love doing projects like this in the winter. If you have an old bike that needs some love, bring it down any time for a free estimate. #trek640 #campagnolo #reynolds531
Marin 2018 models are rolling in the door at Skunk River Cycles!  These big units are freshly assembled and ready to get shreddy! Stop by and say hello to the new Nail Trail 6, Four Corners, and Pine Mountain. #marinbikes #skunkrivercycles #650b #shreddy
We love working on old bikes every bit as much as brand new ones! This all-original 80-year-old Schwinn is a current favorite, in for servicing. If it's a bike, we will work on it! Any brand, any year. Stop down with your ride for a free estimate. #schwinn
Solid color? Camo pattern? BOOOORRRIINNG!!!!!! Spice up your bike for next year with some of our brand new Serfas woven and ribbon bar tape! Show 'em how funky and creative you can get! Available TODAY! For an additional ten smackers, we'll even install it for ya. Get 'em while they're HOT! #serfas #bartape #good #nice #bike #bicycle #bartape #skunkrivercycles
Keep your fanny happy!  Don't let discomfort keep you off your bike.  Stop by and ask us about our huge variety of saddles, cycling shorts, and chamois creams.  #fanny #bluerub #chamoisbuttr #hooharideglide #fabricsaddles #serfas #wtb #endura #saddlesores #goodphotography
Bell yeah!  We have Knog Oi Bells in stock, but they won't last long! The Oi Bell takes up about 1cm of space on your handlebar and has a lovely tone. They are offered in four colors and two size ranges.  #oibell #knog #bellyeah #boglin
Ditch your scummy old handlebar tape and come get dazzled by our array of options! #dazzled
@hammernutrition Rover getting pumped off his Hammer Gel!
Special delivery for @campuscycleames 21 Schwinn AC Performance + with Carbon Blue spin bikes!
Spotted this local miscreant riding his new namesake bike! Schwinn Miscreant now available, single-speed cruiser with 24x3" tires! Come give it a spin today! #skunkrivercycles #schwinn #schwinnmiscreant #24plus