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Middleton Cycle

6641 University Ave., Middleton, WI 53562
Phone: (608) 831.7433
Spring Hours: M - F: 10am-630pm, SAT: 9-5, SUN: By Appt.
 
 
 
 
 
 

You're Ready To Ride! But... Is Your Bike?

Winter conditions can be harsh on your bike. Have Middleton Cycle's expert mechanics get your bike ready for Spring!It happens every season...
you know you need to get a tune-up for your bike, but just don't get around to it until you realize you want to go ride now! But by then the backlog of tune-ups can put a delay on your ride.

So, don't wait -- bring your bike in now!

Give Middleton Cycle a call or just drop off your bike any time!
We have an outstanding Service Department - Middleton Cycle is the Bicycle Service Pros!

 

Need a Car Rack?

We've got a wide selection of car racks!
We're your one-stop shop for all your car rack needs. Check out the Saris brand car racks, which are made right here in Madison, WI!  We have both trunk and hitch-mount racks made by Saris. Plus we have a wide selection of accessories and carriers for all your cycling and sporting gear. Stop by the shop and we'll set you up with the perfect rack system!

 

Don't Despair When Your Bike Needs Repair!

Don't let missing tools and parts deter your bicycle-repair projects. We've got the special bike tools and parts you need.

And, if you're just not sure what to do next, leave it to our technicians can help put Humpty Dumpty back together again. Drop off your bike any time -- no appointment necessary.

Bike repair's easy with the right tools!

Bike repair's easy with the right tools!

Today's Bicycle Tip From Middleton Cycle

Valve Nuts? - A common question with Presta valves is whether or not it's important to install the valve nuts (there are two types: nuts and rings with knurled edges). Not all Presta valves are threaded from top to bottom. But, if yours are threaded, there's a good chance that there are valve nuts on them. These can make it easier to inflate the tire because they hold the valve proud of the rim making it easier to get the pump head on them. Be sure not to tighten them too much, however, or they'll be difficult to remove by hand when you have to fix a flat on the road or trail. Over tightening the nut can also put pressure on the valve/tube junction where it passes through the rim, possibly causing a flat. Also, when fixing a flat, install the valve nut after the tire and tube have been installed (just before inflating).

Cycling Glossary - Word of the Day

singlespeed
An off-road bike with one gear. Some races have singlespeed cross-country events. Singlespeeders like the simplicity of the bikes and the demands of racing without gears (if a hill's too steep, they walk).