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UPDATE: 

We’re down to about 20 refurbished bikes available as of April 23, 2019.

Here is a link to our first official Catalog of refurbished bikes! We will be adding pages weekly so keep an eye out for updates!

Our used (& new) bikes come with a 30-day/ 100 mi. free check over and free MSU Bikes logo blinky lights too!

Below is an example of the refurbished bikes that we fixed up over the winter:

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Welcome to our New Head Mechanic

Introducing our new head mechanic, Aubrey Hoermann, to the MSU bicycling community.

Aubrey with some of our refurbs outside the Center.

I’d like to introduce our new head mechanic, Aubrey Hoermann, to the campus bicycling community.

He joins our team after many years of working on and with bikes. He worked as a bike messenger in Detroit and San Francisco and later owned his own bike shop (Refried Cycles) in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood for 5 years, which developed a dedicated and devoted following. He specialized in refurbishing and updating higher-quality older bikes for commuters and daily riders, which attracted him to this core service of MSU Bikes.

This self-introduction sums up his passion for bikes:

“I love steel frames & forks, chubby tires, handlebars (at least) as high as the saddle, and enough gears (not too many, and not too high). I love helping people get on the right bike, or turn theirs into the right one. I figure that 85% of people need an ’80-’90s steel mountain bike (no suspension!) with upright handlebars for 95% of their riding. And, hey, put a basket on it! Read Grant Petersen!”

 

1-on-1 Bike Commuter Service

Last week we piloted a new service with a few Spartans: 1-on-1 bike commuter help, and it seemed to hit the mark!

 

 

The class was really well received with the participants who came in with a number of concerns related to commuting to campus and home by bike, most of which were quickly resolved after some brief discussion.

We moved on to specific route concerns between their neighborhood and campus and we were able to offer some small changes to their routes to find lower-stress solutions.

We’ve decided to offer this as a new complimentary service of MSU Bikes.  You can either call the Center (517-432-3414) to schedule a time to sit down with Tim to review your concerns and routes or if a personal visit isn’t convenient for you email him and he’ll answer as best as possible via email or you can schedule a session.

For those of you just too busy to take advantage of this personalized service we’ve assembled this page summarizing all of the bike commuter benefits we can think of.  You can also stop by for a free hard-copy of the TCBA Crosstown Map booklet which is a great way to learn about most of the nicer, safer ways to get around the county.

IMG_2417-croppedA word about your concierge: 
Tim has been riding around the Greater Lansing area for transportation for more years than he cares to remember, and he’s happy to share his street knowledge with anyone.