While working on weight loss goals, I decided that bicycling might be a form of exercise that I would enjoy. As a woman in her late 30s who hadn't ridden a bike in 15-20 years, I was worried. Would riding a bike be like...well...riding a bike? I wanted an easy-to-use, comfortable cruiser. I found a great deal on a steel-framed Huffy beach cruiser on Amazon, but felt intimidated by the assembly. My fiancé began calling around to bike shops, asking about bike assembly costs. Most places quoted $60-90. Then we found Mel at Backyard Dog Bicycles. Mel said he would assemble the bike for $35, which would include a professional "fitting" on pick-up and a second adjustment in a few weeks to tighten the chain and fix anything troubling. We shipped directly to him; he had it ready the next day and made the whole process so easy. The bike is very solidly put together and he made several careful adjustments after my first ride to make it perfect for me. He gave me some tips on tire pressure and seat height. He made me feel really comfortable as a returning rider. I rode my bicycle about 3 miles today and LOVE it. I couldn't be more pleased. I feel like a kid again, eager for the opportunity to go ride my bike, again, tomorrow! Mel is friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. He recycles parts and was able to provide a missing bolt that Huffy forgot in the shipping. He sells loads of inexpensive recycled bikes—perfect for those who are trying to get outfitted on the cheap (I think he said any bike for $40). We'll be taking our bikes to Mel at Backyard Dog for a long, long time and telling ALL of our friends. THANKS, MEL!!!!
23. Big Wheel Cycles
4500 N Federal HwyFort Lauderdale, FL 33308
From Business: Carrying all makes of bikes including Cannondale, Electra, Townie, Scott, Raleigh, Nirve & Harro. We also carry a large selection of Accessories, helmets and clot…