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Tune Up Now!

Friday, November 21st, 2014
Getting the full treatment

Getting the full treatment

There is no doubt. A carefully adjusted and well maintained bicycle is a safe and efficient bicycle.

Most regular cyclists recognize the need to keep their bike in good condition. For a regularly used bicycle, about once a year should do it unless it’s being used for all-weather commuting or engaged in really high mileage.

Bicycles for occasional use may only require a tune up every couple of years or so. Don’t forget your old grandad’s bike which has languished in the garage for years. They require a tune up more than anything to check for rotten tires and dangerous corrosion.

Now, speaking as someone who regularly helps out in a full-service bike shop, nothing says the good weather’s coming like on the Friday before the first 60F+ weekend in April than having a queue of customers who need their bike tuned up “by tomorrow.”

Look. We’re keen to help out, but there’s a limit to what can be done in 24 hours when workshop turnaround time is, at that time of year, seven to ten working days, more if specific parts are needed.

It just so happens that the next two or three months are an excellent time to bring your favorite road bike or mountain-bike, hybrid, cruiser into Halter’s and give them the spa treatment. And, unless your bike requires some obscure replacement part, get your bike back in a couple of days. Or less.

Items included in a Halter’s Tune Up include:

frame wipe down; gear hanger alignment checked and adjusted as required; wheels checked and trued; adjust, lube/grease wheel hubs as required; tires examined and condition noted; brake cables checked, lubricated and adjusted; gear cables checked, lubricated and adjusted; adjust, lube/grease bottom bracket as required

So. Don’t get caught out by the first sign of warm blue skies in 2015. Give your bike the luxury treatment now and be prepared.


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Alan That British Bloke


Back on the Blog

Monday, November 10th, 2014

So, it’s been a while. But the big move is over and we’re well settled in.

If you haven’t dropped in to see us yet come on down and see one of the best ranges of bikes and bike gear anywhere. Yes, anywhere.

Halter's new shop at Skillman, Montgomery, NJ

Halter’s new shop at Skillman, Montgomery, NJ


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Alan That British Bloke


Okay … We’re In!!!

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

So, yes … here we are.

Take a quick tour of the store:

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Halter's new shop at Skillman, Montgomery, NJ

Halter’s new shop at Skillman, Montgomery, NJ

Be seeing you …


Halter’s Cycles : Skillman, Montgomery, NJ

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Welcome to our new shop!

Open for business Tuesday, 2nd September 2014

Address:

Halter’s Cycles
Suite #29
Route 206N
Montgomery
NJ

Tel: 609 924 7433
Web: www.halterscycles.com
Email: info@halterscycles.com

Halter's new shop at Skillman, Montgomery, NJ

Halter’s new shop at Skillman, Montgomery, NJ

Getting there: Route 1S / Promenade Rd/ Route 27S to Kingston / Kingston-Rocky Hill Rd to Rocky Hill / 518W to 206 ...

Getting there: Route 1S / Promenade Rd/ Route 27S to Kingston / Kingston-Rocky Hill Rd to Rocky Hill / 518W to 206 …


The Halter’s Seal of Approval

Friday, January 10th, 2014
Shop Local

Shop Local

Halter’s is an Independent Bicycle Retailer and proud of it.

Of course, we are associated with a few major brands, but we are not a brand boutique.

We only sell stuff which we use and which we have found to be of great design, quality, reliability and value.

If we sell it, it's because we use it and like it ...

If we sell it, it’s because we use it and like it …

Between us we’ve ridden BMX and pump-track, toured on most continents and crossed one or two. Raced on track, road and mountain and crashed in triathlon transition zones.

We’ve cruised on The Shore, climbed The Tourmalet, ridden in New York, London, Paris and Munich.

And we know what it’s like to flat in the cold and wet and be let down by poor equipment or have our life saved by good stuff.

We’ve fallen off and usually got back on again. And if we haven’t done it, for sure many of our customers have and have come back to tell us what works … and what doesn’t.

So, no one tells us what to sell.

"I say, let's pop down to Halter's ..."

“I say, let’s pop down to Halter’s …”

Every item in Halter’s is here because we like it and customers like it.

Sure we have disagreements, but each one of our guys/gals is prepared to duke it out to advise you what’s the best solution for you. Heck, we’re even prepared to listen to what you think’s best.

And if it doesn’t work for you, we can sort it out and find a solution.

So, shop local for good advice and good service.

In addition, most of the money you spend in your local store stays to build your local economy.

Sending money to a website offering lower prices exports resources from your neighborhood, risks getting grey, or even counterfeit, goods and parts.

Frequently it turns out to be the wrong part anyway.

Besides, you won’t get to meet the characters and reprobates you’d meet in any good local bike store. And goodness knows Halter’s has plenty of those.

A happy new year from all @ Halter’s.

Looking forward to seeing old friends and new ones soon …


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Alan That British Bloke | OldCranksCC Forum


Happy New Year!!!

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

New year! New bike? Well, that would be nice, but not absolutely necessary …

Our experienced team of expert bike mechanics

Our experienced team of expert bike mechanics

Now is a good time to get your bike in for a tune-up.

Thinking about it when the nice weather hits will leave you queuing around the block to get your bike in the workshop and a long wait before you get your rail back on the road.

Your bike deserves professional attention

Your bike deserves professional attention

A full tune up includes; a full frame wipe down; truing wheels (as required) and checking tires; adjusting/ greasing/ lubing bearings as required – hubs/drive train; adjusting brakes, gears and lubing cables; checking and, if required, adjustment of gear hanger and frame alignment; adjusting steering/ headset bearings. In fact, just about everything possible to get your bike riding like new.

Replacement parts are not included in the cost. Our guys will call you if there’s a significant cost implication.

A full overhaul service is also available which will dismantle your bike down to its component parts and rebuild. This will almost always involve fitting new cables and handlebar wrap which are not included in the cost.

Halter’s is happy to work on any quality, specialist bicycle retailer bought bike.

Bicycles bought from big box discount retailers and the internet do not respond well to a full service and we reserve the right to decline to service this quality of bicycle.

... or on the road ... ride a happy bicycle

… or on the road … ride a happy bicycle

So, we wish you a happy and safe cycling new year. As usual we will continue to support cycling and cyclists in the central New Jersey area. And remember, the only thing better than a freshly serviced bicycle is a brand new one … we can help there too.

Halter’s will resume our regular winter hours at 11.00am, Thursday 2 January, 2014.

Happy New Year!!!


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Alan That British Bloke | OldCranksCC Forum


 
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