In 1992 I started as a service technician for a large retailer. This is where I learned customer service. For next 22 years I worked in my customers homes working on small engine equipment and appliances. I love solving problems and taking an upset customer and get there problem solved. I had many regular customers. And many new ones. I treated every customer the same reguardless of of the situation and how many times they were rescheduled by the routing department. I earned several customer service awards for the way I ran my route. When I was 14 I worked in a small mom and pop schwinn shop in florissant and had continued working on them the most of my life. And in 2012 after retirement I started a small bike shop and ran it out of my garage. The bike shop grew at a pretty good rate with a few ads on craigslist , a facebook page. In 2011 we incorporated the business. In 2012 I took the business full time and built this website. In 2013 we got into painting I learned to paint at an early age started building hot rods at 17 so the skills transfered over to bicycles from building show cars for the show circuit. And building a custom gmc sonoma for my son So i have a pretty good idea of what looks good. For the next 4 years the business grew 15 to 20% each year. Today I moved the shop to the basement where i have a full service and fabrication shop
So thats our story up to now.
Ive spent the last 35 years with my best friend and wife Kathy. We live happely here in st peters we have been in the area for 30 years. We raised 2 kids here put then trough college. One is married and one is not but they both have good careers and doing well.
So God Willing and The Creeks dont rise I hope to be here another 30
Our hobbies are RV Glamping (i think thats what they call it now. And riding our E-bikes.
Im just a small bikeshop that wont try to sell you anything you dont need.
And im fair and honest.
I want you to be safe while riding. I only do repairs the correct way. So if you bring and old wallmart bike i'll more than likley tell you to go buy another bike. When your talking that low of quality Its get to expensive to repair and usally exceeds the value and its not worth doing.
Thanks for reading our story and I hope to see you soon!!!!!
Rick & Kathy Knobelock
Ricks Bicycle shop LLC