Still slogging away at Groupon…

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NOTE: We always reserve some space and manpower for all our regular customers, feel free to bring you bikes in as usual.

If you are waiting for the call to bring your bike in we still have some left on the waiting list. Basically if you waited to call for an appointment until the 23rd of February or later you haven’t been called yet. Soon, I promise.

Thanks again for your patience!


Phone problems…

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UPDATE: Phone is working again!

It is currently 11am on Monday April 11th and the phone is not working at the moment, but I assure you, we are open for our regular hours today!


Your Groupon is expired…

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but you don’t have to let it go to waste. If you wish we will count the price paid for the coupon towards a tune up. You won’t be getting a discounted service anymore but at least the money spent previously will not be lost. If interested please give a call during business hours and we will let you know what the wait time is.

If you called by the 28th you’re on the waiting list and we will be calling you as soon as we have room. You’re groupon will be honored as it was originally intended!

Thanks to everyone who participated and keep an eye out later this year, we may just do another!


Groupon madness!

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We are so full it is hard to get any work done! We literally cannot fit any more bikes in without violating fire code. You still do have time to use your Groupon if you call and get on the waiting list. We will take your name and number and call you as soon as we have room!


So many tuneups!

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A whole pile of Groupon tune-ups and other repairs have been dropped off in the last week. It’s getting hard just to walk in here!

Right now we are not doing set appointments but will probably transition to a waiting list of sorts to keep things organized. With volume like this the situation changes rapidly so please call before you head down!


Your Groupon is expiring!

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If you bought one of our Groupon please note that it expires at the end of next month. We are already seeing a big rush of customers! To insure you don’t miss out please contact us as soon as possible!


50′s bikeway Open House Jan 26th!

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It is exciting to me to see this happening! Once this is eventually put in place it will be a real boon for our area. The details still have to be figured out so if you have any suggestions this is the time to do it!

See you there!

Wednesday Jan. 26th

5pm to 8pm

Our Lady of Sorrows Parish

5329 SE Woodstock Blvd


Winter Vacation!

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We will be closing for the last week of December as usual.  The 24th all the way to January 3rd.  It was our busiest year yet and a little vacation is needed!  As usual thanks to you the customer for supporting us. Have a great holiday and New Year!

If you really need to contact us please email info@meticonbikes.com . The email will be checked daily.


In case you are wondering …

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We will be closed on Thanksgiving day and the following day. Regular hours on Saturday 10am to 5pm.

Enjoy the holiday!


Winter is coming!

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Looks like the wet and the cold are arriving. As usual it’s gotten pretty slow in the shop. Now would be a good time to bring in your bike for service!

Attention Groupon Customers!

We have worked through the whole waiting list we had. At least for now, we won’t even require an appointment. We may be able to process your bike in 24 hours or less!


50′s Bikeway project

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As described here preparation and planning for a new North-South Bikeway is happening. Tonight is the second meeting of the committee. As always these meetings are open to the public, if you have any opinions or just want to learn which options are being considered you should come on out!

Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) Mtg #2: Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 6:30-8:30 PM. Providence Center Cancer Clinic, Conference Room A, at NE 47th Ave and NE Glisan Street


Foster Street Fair

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Every year the Fun on Foster event gets a little bigger and a little more fun! It was actually so busy in the shop that I never had the chance to do the Meticon Bike clinic as planned. Next year  I’ll have to plan on having extra staff to handle the shop.

Laurelwood Park was packed with vendors and people checking out the vendors. By the shop on 60th was a lot of great music and good food from the Rock Bar.

Thanks to everyone who helped put it together and to everyone who came out!


Fun on Foster!

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This Saturday is the annual Fun on Foster event! Numerous events up and down Foster. Much of it is often centered around Laurelwood Park area, but there is stuff happening from 50th down to 82nd.

For example right next to Meticon on 60th Avenue there is a block party happening! Music, food, vendors, a bike clinic put on by the shop, and more!


A conversation about Foster Road on the 14th.

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If you live or work in the area you might want to make time to come down to this event. Focused on traffic safety on Foster it will be a chance to voice any concerns you may have to several of our elected officials.

Come down on Tuesday the 14th at 6:30. The location is Kern Park Church 6828 SE Holgate.

See you there!


Closed for Labor Day

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While we will be open Saturday we will be taking Monday off.

Have a good holiday weekend!


Groupon aftermath

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UPDATE

Wow! We sold 851 tune up coupons by the end of the day… That’s gonna keep us busy for quite a while. We have scheduled appointments already for the next several weeks. At this point if you call we will need to put you on to the waiting list and we will get you in as soon as possible!

If you need any sort of  emergency repairs to tide you over until we can get you in for the full service please give us a call and we will work something out.

A note to our existing regular customers: With the added  volume from Groupon there will be delays but we would never dream of ignoring all of you! We may be a little slower than usual but please continue coming in!

Thanks to everyone for supporting the shop!!!!!


Groupon!!

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Today we are featured with groupon ! Already we have had a great response. Almost 300 have sold and it’s only 10 am.  The deal is a Full Tune-Up ($50 value) for just $25. Go over to the site and buy one, the deal is only available for today. It does stay valid until February 28th

We have a waiting list forming already so once you buy it give us a call and reserve your space!


Ramona Street Fair

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Had a change of plans while I’ll be hitting the Parkways event later right now I’m over at the street fair doing free repairs! Got the whole little portable mechanic setup going. If you’d like some free bike fixing come on down! There is also lots of other vendors and music and food….  good times! I’m Foster and the 205 bike path with the bike parking area. The main part of the Fair is at 92nd and Ramona.


East Sunday Parkways

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This Sunday (July 18th) is the east side parkways tour, another installment this summer series. The streets will be shut down for a route made up of a 4.5-mile loop, connecting Ed Benedict (and the East Portland Exposition), Bloomington and Lents Parks. Food, music and activities are located in the parks and along the route. 10am-3pm, come on out to walk, ride, stroll, skate and schmooze. The weather report is looking good, so we hope to see you there.

for a map of the route, and more info: click here.


Bicycles for Humanity

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A while back you may have noticed that collection we participated in to send unwanted bikes to school children in South Africa. It didn’t go as quickly as hoped, but Jenny the organizer did daily collections for a week. The container was nearly full by the time it shipped out.
A dozen of the bikes came from our part of town through the neighborhood clean up event. If you dropped off a at bike at the cleanup you might be interested to know that didn’t go to a scrap yard…. it went to South Africa! Go here for pics of their arrival


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