The answer is simple: just ask.
There are literally hundreds of bike repair shops across the United States that are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In fact, the number of bike shops has increased by about 80% since the last census, according to the Bicycle Coalition.
As a result, it’s easy to get into trouble if you’re caught shoplifting or not paying your bills on time.
“We have bike repair companies that charge a lot of money,” says Robyn Fagan, director of community outreach for the Bicycle Alliance.
“But when you have a small business that’s willing to pay a little extra to have their repair staff out on the shop floor, they’re the ones that really make a difference.”
A quick search of the Bicycle coalition’s searchable database shows that some of the best deals on bike repair are found in the South and Midwest.
For instance, in Minnesota, you can get a replacement seat for about $600, while in Minnesota City, a bike shop near the Twin Cities airport, a full-sized bike frame and saddle can cost about $1.25, plus a $100 insurance deductible.
If you’re looking for a great deal on your new bike, check out the list below: