I recently bought a vintage steel Davidson bike on eBay for my vacation home in the desert. I have a similar bike at home in Seattle and felt I would stick with what I liked. The bike arrived in Palm Desert and I was disappointed. It hadn’t been well cared for and needed a lot of rehabilitation. All the bike shops were booked up for weeks but someone gave me Joel’s name and he could get me in and out in days. He was enthusiastic and clearly cared about doing his job well. He was upset by the bike’s condition and wanted to make it right. He got rid of all the rust, trued the wheels ,adjusted the brakes and derailleur an put in a stem extender that I had given him to install since I have a stiff post op back. I was pleased with the results but after two weeks I realized the cassette was geared to hard for me. He had already replaced the brake cables and bar tape and now he installed a cassette geared to my specifications along with a proper derailleur and chain to fit. The smoothness and quiet of my shifting is impressive. He was able to keep the quality of parts up and the price down. He even got me a seat virtually unused for 1/3 retail price.
Joel radiates enthusiasm and shared his knowledge of local rides and riding groups with me along with invitations to join him and his groups. I would have except they start before I wake up and at 7 am it’s really chilly and I’m here for warmth. I highly recommend Joel and The Bike Shop for all bike repairs. He did my extender without batting an eye. Two people I had asked to do the install were afraid to even try it. Joel is fast and reliable, and knows bikes really well. Thanks!
— Ed Freeman
The Best Bike Shop in the whole valley. Joe knows how to take care of my precious . Great service, fast and reliable. Since I bought this bike he has been working on it. I really appreciate your commitment to do it.
— Jherson Sanchez
Honest, knowledgeable, fair pricing and really good work! Did a build up on a Surly Karate Monkey and the bike is gorgeous and one of my favorites! Will definitely be a repeat customer!
— Ron Jones
Joe loves bikes and loves working on them because of these reasons he puts a lot of detail and care into his work. He has worked on multiple bikes for me and not once have I been disappointed of his work. I highly recommend him. The price of his bike pampering is extremely fair.
— Carlos Martinez
Joel really knows his stuff when it comes to bikes. I have been a costumer of his for years. The updates on his work are unparalleled. I love seeing the pictures of the work as it is being done. He is fast, reasonable and reliable. I highly recommend his shop.
— Justin Reckard