The easiest way to keep your bicycle running well is regularly checking tire pressure. Properly inflated rubber rides best, lasts longest and resists flats. For high-pressure skinny road tires, check before every ride. For fatter rubber, such as what's on most off-road bikes, once a week is about right. But DON'T head to a service station and use the car-tire compressor! (They can explode a bike tire in seconds.) Do it with your "floor" (home) pump. Here's how:
Get a "floor" pump with built-in gauge for checking inflation. Carry a portable pump for fixing flats on rides.
Founded in 1996, Route 66 Bicycles is dedicated to serving the needs of area cyclists for years to come. Our philosophy is simple: You can't know bikes unless you ride them. Our staff puts years of experience behind every sale or repair. You can trust that we will not steer you off the trail.
At our shop you will find everything from high-end road bikes to affordable comfort bikes, as well as parts and accessories. Our job is to make sure you love your new bike and help you find more ways to ride it more often.
We promote cycling as a sport for everyone to enjoy. From the avid to recreational rider, road, tri, 'cross, or mountain, Route 66 will meet your needs. Shop us online or visit us in Rolla, MO, the gateway to the Mark Twain National Forest.
Our shop is located just east of Kroger at the 63/ Kingshighway Intersection. Please subscribe to our e-mail list to receive current information on cycling in the Rolla area.