Fellow Cyclists, to those of you who haven't visited Victory Cycle Works located in Burnt Hills, New York, may I suggest you give Nick Engelson a call. I recently visited with Nick Engelson at his shop, Victory Cycle Works, which he owns and operates with his wife, Erin Engelson. They are located in the Burnt Hills Shopping Center in Burnt Hills, NY. Nick offers professional bicycle repair and fit services for cyclists of all abilities in the greater Capital District. He has over 25 years experience in the bicycle industry and is committed to the success of all of his customers and the advocacy of bicycling in Upstate New York.
I had the pleasure of meeting with Nick at his shop in Burnt Hills. He was very gracious with his time as he explained to me his cycling passion; to serve the Capitol Region cyclists. It is an understatement to say Nick loves cycling and bikes, because this is all he has done for years. He started in the Capital District at the Downtube in Albany, and then moved to neighbor with VeloWatts in Clifton Park. Finally, after years of patience, the opportunity to go out on his own happened this summer. Since July 1st, he has been at his new location: 772 Route 50 Burnt Hills,NY 12027; Phone Number: (518)-982-7315.
When you first walk-in, you may think to yourself, "Where are all the bikes?" Nick explained to me, "This shop is not about selling bikes, although I can do that with the Guru brand and a couple of other brands, it's about providing a unique service." He continued, "I am not a high pressured salesman, and for that reason I don't have a full line of inventory on the floor. I have compu-trainers for those cyclists who want to learn how to get the most out of their cycling." He added, "When I'm not working with cyclists, or on bikes, I am at home with my family."
The next time you need a repair, no matter how small, give Nick a call. He is one of the area's premier bike mechanics, and easy to talk to. If he doesn't know the answer to a bike related question, he certainly will go out of his way to find it for you. And, if you are traveling on Route 50 through Burnt Hills, stop by and say hello.
Victory Cycle Works offers a full-line of services:
General and custom bicycle repairs
Custom wheel building
Certified bicycle fitting
Bicycle race and ride support
CompuTrainer Studio indoor cycling
USA Cycling Certified Race Mechanic
USA Cycling Certified Race Official