Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Radar, do you now own my car?

Radar O'Reilly was supposedly from Ottumwa, IA. My hometown of Centerville, IA is about forty miles from Ottumwa. I watched MASH and Radar with special interest to see if Ottumwa would pop up in the dialogue.

Radar kept the 4077 moving. He would shove bunches of paper in front of Henry Blake for him to sign. There was one show after signing a pile of papers that Henry asked Radar --- "do you now own my car".

For bikes@vienna's first nine years we have not asked people to sign lots of forms. We get some surprised reactions during the process of renting a bike when we decline to take a credit card or drivers license as security and ask the important question, "Do you promise to return the bike?" People smiled and answered in the positive. We had very few issues arise from this method of trusting people.

Sadly, we have to change. Beginning in April we will be asking our rental customers to complete a "rental agreement". We will ask each renter over 18 years of age to complete the form which has check lists of our responsibilities and their responsibility for our equipment. It is a standardized form which you can view on our website in the area dealing with rentals. It would be wonderful if you could read through the rental agreement before you visit us for a rental.

I do not aspire to own your car. I'm not excited about the volume of paper that will be generated. I hope that this process can be smooth. I'll try to make it that way.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Six Days A Week

During the winter we close on Tuesday and Wednesday. Beginning next Tuesday, April 3rd we will be open on Tuesdays until November. Yes, we will continue to be closed on Wednesday.

Our hours of operation will be :

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 AM to 7 PM
Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM to 6 PM
Wednesday closed

Remember we are happy to set up an appointment to meet you earlier or stay later than our typical hours. We know sometimes our schedule and your schedule won't match up without some flexibility. We can be flexible.

We are beginning to see the start of the spring rush for service. Now is the time to act on your need for service.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Dahon Sale During March

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Originally uploaded by bikes@vienna.
March weather isn't feeling very Spring like today, but Spring is coming. We're clearing out the 06 Dahon models during March with a sale that gives you nice savings plus opportunities to make your new Dahon easier to use and store. Buy a Dahon 20" Wheel model and we will give you a slip cover which is an $18 value. Buy a 26" Wheel model and we'll sell you a bag for half price ($42.50 instead of $85). Our supply of these covers and bags is limited so act now.

The details for what we have in stock and the sale price are on our home page. Come test ride a Dahon folding bike and be ready for Spring.