Bike shop pedals into Five Points
(By John Terhune/Journal & Courier)
Old Skool Cycles is the newest business in the Five Points area, on the eastern fringe of downtown Lafayette.
John Price opened the shop two months ago, selling BMX, mountain bikes, single speeds and cruisers.
“I’m meeting the sales goal that I set for the slow time,” said Price, who anticipates he will be even busier when the weather is more accommodating to riding or racing bicycles. “I’ve been involved with bicycles my whole life. I did some mountain bike racing when I lived in Idaho.
“I started this business at home, doing repairs for friends and neighbors and for quite some time I’ve wanted to have my own bike shop.”
This month, Price is offering free ground shipping on all DK, Hoffman and Fit BMX bikes and all BMX frames.
He also offers free estimates on bicycle repairs and sells skateboards.
Old Skool Cycles
22 1/2 S. 16th St
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Price also sells used bicycles, some which have come from the West Coast.
“I do have good, quality used bikes. I’ve taken a couple in on trade,” he said. “I also bought some (online) from a police auction in California.”
3 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Hours will change when the weather gets warmer.