Full Cycle

★★★☆☆
  • 1795 Pearl St

    Boulder, CO 80302

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  • 303-440-1002

About Full Cycle

Hours
Sun 11am-5pm, Mon-Sat 10am-6pm

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super awesomeness! the staff is honest and fun! Yes there are other shops in Boulder but none as fun and the Women's Venus de Miles Bike Club ROCKS IT!!

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super awesomeness! the staff is honest and fun! Yes there are other shops in Boulder but none as fun and the Women's Venus de Miles Bike Club ROCKS IT!!

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Destination for cruiser bikes since sports garage stopped carrying them. Pretty decent selection of other bikes too.

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Destination for cruiser bikes since sports garage stopped carrying them. Pretty decent selection of other bikes too.

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Located in the old hippee coffee shop, it's about time we have a bicycle shop right in downtown on Pearl Street for our quick needs!

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Located in the old hippee coffee shop, it's about time we have a bicycle shop right in downtown on Pearl Street for our quick needs!

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A bike shop that's been in business 22 years that's doing things right!

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A bike shop that's been in business 22 years that's doing things right!

Pros: Treating people right

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My son, a freshman at CU, broke a spoke on his rear wheel and took his bike to Full Cycle near University Hill. Instead of replacing the spoke (worth $.50-$1.25 plus labor) they told him that spokes were not available and they would have to replace the entire wheel and charged him approximately $70.00. I would have shopped around, or at least waited for them to order a spoke (the bike was still rideable), but he??s a teenager and his only transportation in Boulder was his bike so he ??fell? for their disingenuous offer. The wheel they replaced didn??t even match the color of the original wheel (silver spokes instead of black spokes)!

Now that my son is home for summer break I had the opportunity to see Fool Cycle??s work when I went to inflate his bike??s tires. Unbeknownst to my son there are two different valve stem types used on bike inner tubes: Schrader, used on most American bikes, and Presta, found on most European bikes. My son??s bike had Schrader valves but Fool Cycle replaced his rear wheel with a Presta type so now he had Schrader in the front and Presta in the rear. A typical bicycle tire pump is made for Schrader so I was unable to inflate his rear tire. I removed the incompatible inner tube to replace it with a Schrader type tube but the two different valve types have different diameters. The hole in the rim of the wheel that Full Cycle unnecessarily replaced was too small to accommodate a Schrader valve so it had to be drilled out. Additionally, I discovered that the inner tube that Fool Cycle installed on the new wheel was even the incorrect size: they installed a tube for a skinny wheel touring/road bike (700x28c) instead of for his wider tire trail bike (700x40c).

It is inconceivable that the Fool Cycle ??mechanic? was not aware of all of this! Unfortunately too much time has passed since the deed was done until I discovered what a poor and perhaps dishonest job they had done so it??s too late to go back and ask for a proper repair.

I just want future nave bicycle owners warned about being victimized by Fool Cycle; I??m not seeking restitution since it was my failure to challenge their original estimate and to audit the quality of their completed work since my son lacked experience. It??s too bad that they would take advantage of someone like that!

I have, however, filed complaint #75089109 with Boulder's Better Biz Bureau. Full Cycle, by the way, is not a Better Biz Bureau member.

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★☆☆☆☆

My son, a freshman at CU, broke a spoke on his rear wheel and took his bike to Full Cycle near University Hill. Instead of replacing the spoke (worth $.50-$1.25 plus labor) they told him that spokes were not available and they would have to replace the entire wheel and charged him approximately $70.00. I would have shopped around, or at least waited for them to order a spoke (the bike was still rideable), but he??s a teenager and his only transportation in Boulder was his bike so he ??fell? for their disingenuous offer. The wheel they replaced didn??t even match the color of the original wheel (silver spokes instead of black spokes)!

Now that my son is home for summer break I had the opportunity to see Fool Cycle??s work when I went to inflate his bike??s tires. Unbeknownst to my son there are two different valve stem types used on bike inner tubes: Schrader, used on most American bikes, and Presta, found on most European bikes. My son??s bike had Schrader valves but Fool Cycle replaced his rear wheel with a Presta type so now he had Schrader in the front and Presta in the rear. A typical bicycle tire pump is made for Schrader so I was unable to inflate his rear tire. I removed the incompatible inner tube to replace it with a Schrader type tube but the two different valve types have different diameters. The hole in the rim of the wheel that Full Cycle unnecessarily replaced was too small to accommodate a Schrader valve so it had to be drilled out. Additionally, I discovered that the inner tube that Fool Cycle installed on the new wheel was even the incorrect size: they installed a tube for a skinny wheel touring/road bike (700x28c) instead of for his wider tire trail bike (700x40c).

It is inconceivable that the Fool Cycle ??mechanic? was not aware of all of this! Unfortunately too much time has passed since the deed was done until I discovered what a poor and perhaps dishonest job they had done so it??s too late to go back and ask for a proper repair.

I just want future nave bicycle owners warned about being victimized by Fool Cycle; I??m not seeking restitution since it was my failure to challenge their original estimate and to audit the quality of their completed work since my son lacked experience. It??s too bad that they would take advantage of someone like that!

I have, however, filed complaint #75089109 with Boulder's Better Biz Bureau. Full Cycle, by the way, is not a Better Biz Bureau member.

Cons: Fool Cycle takes advantage of naive repair customers

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Took a 1 year old bike there with some noise problems they replaced $80 worth of parts, the problem was still there. So I took it back they told me it ??needed to be cleaned tore down and refurbished?.

So throw another $100 at the bike and still have the original problem?

Well it was a waste of $80 took the bike to Westminster and they fixed the noise with adjusting a bolt, for free.

Full Cycle will scam you.. go some where else..

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★☆☆☆☆

Took a 1 year old bike there with some noise problems they replaced $80 worth of parts, the problem was still there. So I took it back they told me it ??needed to be cleaned tore down and refurbished?.

So throw another $100 at the bike and still have the original problem?

Well it was a waste of $80 took the bike to Westminster and they fixed the noise with adjusting a bolt, for free.

Full Cycle will scam you.. go some where else..

Pros: none

Cons: They are a scam and will take as much $ as they can

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okay, so you go into buy a bike. You know just enough to sound like you don't know anything. A sales person starts to help you. Before you know it you are having fun and learning all sorts of cool stuff about bikes. You test ride 3 different bikes. You trust the guy and buy the one he suggests and lucky you listen to him and get new SIDI shoes too. You go home and get ready for a great road ride. You love your bike, you love living in the coolest bike town ever and you love your new bike shop! BTW - your bike, a Felt F55.

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★★★★★

okay, so you go into buy a bike. You know just enough to sound like you don't know anything. A sales person starts to help you. Before you know it you are having fun and learning all sorts of cool stuff about bikes. You test ride 3 different bikes. You trust the guy and buy the one he suggests and lucky you listen to him and get new SIDI shoes too. You go home and get ready for a great road ride. You love your bike, you love living in the coolest bike town ever and you love your new bike shop! BTW - your bike, a Felt F55.

Pros: cool staff that is truely helpful

Cons: yea, can't think of any

 

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