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916 NW 21st Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209


21st Avenue Bicycles specializes in road bike sales, service and repairs. Located in NW Portland, Oregon, the shop can help you find the perfect bike for your ride. Bike commuting, road biking, racing or the casual cruise. 


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Steel Wheel Deal is Real!

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Steel is real.  And in the rain, steel rims are real slippery! Noisy and inconsistent wet weather brake action can be symptoms related to the widespread scourge of steel rims on older bikes.  Holler at us all you 70's and 80's Schwinn, Peugeot and Raleigh riders!  Those vintage bike manufacturers and many others once offered aluminum (AKA Alloy) rims as major upgrade to cheaper steel rims on basic wheelsets.  Today, the lighter weight and better brake action of aluminum rim surfaces are standard features on almost all new bikes of decent quality.

As a service to our vintage bike riders who need better brake action, we are discounting labor to upgrade to a new set of alloy wheels and fresh brake pads!  Dropping the pounds (yes, in many cases making your bike pounds lighter) by ditching your old steel wheels for an alloy wheelset will improve handling and acceleration.  In short, alloy wheels are the best possible safety and performance upgrade you can make to any vintage ride with steel rims!  Stop in for us to check out your bike and give you a full estimate for this great deal.


The Fine Print: Our "Steel Wheel Deal" is 25 bucks (normally $40) and covers installation and adjustment of a new alloy wheelset plus the installation and adjustment of wet weather specific brake pads (if available).  Labor charge does NOT include parts.  The offer only applies to replacement of both front and rear wheels and cannot be applied individually or split between two bikes.  Must be present to win.