Old Town’s Wheels in Motion bike shop closing

The Wheels in Motion bike shop has been on the corner of Old Town Shopping Center (Lovers and Greenville) between Border’s and Tom Thumb for as long as I can remember, so I was surprised when I drove by today and saw the “store closing” banners. My wife and I went inside (me to find out what’s up and she to consider buying a discounted bike), and the staff didn’t have much information about the situation. I asked if someone else had already leased the space, and the only comment was: “I heard some restaurants are interested.”

As for the bike and accessories sale, from what I could tell, just about everything is marked off by about 10 percent, and as of today, the store is still full of inventory. The personnel weren’t sure when the sale would end or if/when prices would drop further. My wife test-drove a couple of bikes, with the caveat that I needed to pull my old Schwinn out of the backyard storage room to ride around the lake with her. When I couldn’t promise that would happen, we left empty-handed, with one of us in a more surly mood than when we entered.


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  • Joanne

    Liz is spot on! The customer service was non-existent in the store. And their prices are through the roof.

    10% off going out of business sale–pretty much tells the story.

    Good ridence.

  • paul

    i tried to purchase a tire gauge there.
    their response was “we don’t carry them, but we can order a 50.00 gauge for you”.
    stupid….

  • Angus Ranger

    Too bad. This was a good bike shop. I bought a helmet in there once and about 2 years later the strap broke, I took it back looking to see if they could fix the strap and they gave me a new one, no quesitons asked. Always very helpful.

  • liz

    I have to say I won’t miss them. Several years ago, my husband and I took my daughter (then in kindergarten) in to buy her a bicycle. I asked about bikes for children. The one employee pointed to one, the rest ignored us (we were the only customers there), and that was the extent of their customer service. I know that isn’t their specialty, but since their kid bikes were twice as much as Toys R Us, we had mistakenly assumed that some level of help would be involved.

  • Christy Robinson

    Remember: When the wife’s not happy, nobody’s happy.