Updated December 1, 2009:Â Was just reading this posting and realised that I never ever received my loyalty program card. Guess I was not considered a loyal customer after all.
February 15, 2009: Had an urgent need for a rear tail light (for some reason I keep loosing them off the bike) and was passing so dropped into Bike Force Fremantle.Â They didn’t have wanted I wanted (Planet Bike Super Flash) but they do now have a loyalty program which is free to join. Once you get your card (takes about five days) you get 15% off parts and accessories at the Fremantle store only.Â Worth signing up for in my view.
As it seems to be getting harder coming across a good bike shop (see this post for my experience with Fleet Cycles as an example) I thought I would give a heads-up to Bike Force in Fremantle. My last experience with Bike Force at Fremantle was in July 2007 when I was shopping for my first bike. Lets just say I was less than impressed and walked off into Fleet Cycles. Maybe that was a mistake.
Today I was riding in Fremantle when I broke a chain. Knowing Bike Force was close, I got on the phone to them and yep they could do the chain straight away, no problems. They where true to their promise, whereÂ quick and friendly while I waited the fix of the chain.
What really impressed me but, was the look of the shop. It has changed hands since I last visited and is really a great looking store with a good range of road bikes including Trek, Masi, Ridley as well as others. The accessories are more suited to roadies from what I saw, which again is a nice change from my local bikes shops (LBS).
As an added bonus it has a little coffee shop attached and they run group rides out of the store on Saturday mornings. December 13, 2009: The coffee shop is no more (more retail space for the bike shop now) and the group rides are now know as Freo Wheelers and now start at the Tropicana Cafe in High Street.
Worth checking out in my view, especially now it has changed hands.