Pre-Spring Tune-up Special!

Through the first day of Spring -- March 20 -- Wheelhouse will be offering our Standard Tune-up for just $35 (Reg. $50).

What's a tune-up? It's a procedure that will get your bike into tip-top shape for the riding season. It includes the adjustment of gears and derailleur; minor (on-bike) wheel true; lube; and we will check/tighten the crank and headset.

We will also offer a commensurate savings of 30% off our Tune-up Plus and Total Overhaul Services!

Tune-up PlusStandard Tune-up + full (off-bike) wheel true + clean bottom bracket and both derailleurs: Reg. $75

Total Overhaul = Tune-up Plus + all parts: Reg. $175

Besides saving a ton of dough, getting your bike in for its annual service now means that it will be available every single time those nice days appear while they are still rare and far between. Plus, turn around times are quick this time of year: if no parts need to be ordered we can typically have your bike back to you the very next day!

No appointment necessary! Just bring your bike by the Hamtramck shop and we'll go over everything with you, check it in and call you when the work is complete! It's that simple. We're open 5 days a week: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 11am - 7pm and Thursday 1 - 9pm.

If getting the bike here is an obstacle, we can arrange pickup and/or delivery! Email us HERE to get it set up.

More info about our service department and staff can be found HERE.


We have a sweet Bargain Bin whose contents are filled with so many goodies. Some of the stuff is just perfectly good old stock, some is random swag and some is slightly damaged.


    •    Incredibell Road Bell (specifically designed to fit Shimano STI* road brake levers). Was $11, Now $7 [5 available. Old Stock]

    •    SKS  Rear Fender Blade. Was $19, now $15 [1 available. No Packaging]

    •    Mob Armour Magnetic Phone Case. Was $45, Now $15 [1 available. May be missing parts]

    •    Bottle Cage (Black Plastic) $1 [Nothing to write home about. 1 available]

    •    Mountain Mirrycle. Was $17.20, now $16 [1 available. Damaged Packaging]

    •    Delta Pedal Cages MD/LG (Black Plastic). $10 [1 available. No Packaging]

    •    Green Guru Clutch Saddle Bag. Was $24.99, Now $5 [1 available. Needs a few stitches]


    •    Bern Thin Shell Winter Knit Helmet Insert. Was $10, Now $5 [4 available S/M/XXL/XXXL. Old Stock]

    •    Metropolis Flip Helmet Mirror. Was $15, Now $7 [2 available. Old Stock]

    •    Water Resistant Saddle Cover. $1 [1 available]

    •    2016 5 Boro Bike Tour Helmet Cover. $3 [1 available]

    •    Sunlite Bicycle Protective Cover. Was $ 20, Now $17 [1 available. Damaged Packaging]

    •    Cycloc Solo Wall Mounted Bike Storage(Black). Was $100, Now $50   [1 available. Old Stock]

    •    William + Bonnie (Made in Hamtown!) Buster Wool Cap. Was $32, Now $25 [1 available. A few white paint splashes.]


    •    Michelin Lithion.2 700 x 25 Folding Tires - Was $45, Now $25. Buy two and get an additional 5 bucks off your total; 2 for $45. [4 available. Old Stock]

    •    Continental Cross Ride 700 x 42 Folding Tire. Was $30, now $15 [1 available. Old Stock]

    •    Vittoria Cross XG Pro 700 x 32 Folding Tire. Was $45, now $25 [1 available. Old Stock]

    •    Michelin 26 x 1.1 - 1.5 40mm Presta Tube. Was $7, now $5 [1 available. Damaged Packaging]

    •    Pyramid 26 x 1.0 (559-25) 32 mm Presta Tube. Was $6, Now $5 [1 available. Old Stock]


Winter Gear Guide

A famous saying we like to parrot goes something like, "There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing." It's probably Scandinavian in origin. 

To that end goal, we've stocked some killer-diller winter gear that can make your cold-weather rides a heck of a lot more enjoyable. And we encourage dog walkers, hikers, XC skiers, etc. to check out our goodies as well! What's warm is warm, right?


Plus, the FANTASTIC Turtlegloves! Michigan-made, these versatile fingerless flip gloves come in midweight ($28.99) and heavyweight ($39.99). Rumor has it Tati has figured out over a dozen ways to wear them. Practical for almost any winter outdoor activity.

Thanks to our photographer Tatiana and our model Tony!

January at the Wheelhouse

Granted, this extra-blustery weather might have you leaning more "under-blanket cuddles" than "suit up and pedal on" but, as we all know, warmer (not warm, but warmer) weather is sure to be on its way. (Right? Right!)

Regardless of the temps, we have a lot going on this month (Oh - by the way - Happy 2018!) so pull your calendar out and read on!

JANUARY 5 / 5-8pm / FIRST FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR: Our winter happy hours have been extra-fun and have raised some decent fundage for great local charities. This month, our roster is extra hot:

All of our holiday sales are being held over, so eat, drink, shop and be merry!

  • Bike the Blizzard / Jan 14 / Midnight to Midnight: BtB aims to raise $20,000 in support of Back Alley Bikes. We aim to help! The shop will be open as a warming station from noon to 6pm. We'll have chili (venison and veggie), hot cocoa, tea and coffee, so we encourage all riders to stop by for a few. We'll also be riding! To support us supporting BAB, donate HERE.
  • MLK Ride / Jan 15 / 10am: This ride celebrates the legacy of Dr. King and the spirit of his "I Have A Dream" speech first delivered right here in Detroit in 1963. It's a 10 mile free ride, but registration is required. You can do so HERE.

We'll be riding as sweepers to assist any riders in need of assistance. If you're interested in joining the support crew, hit us up at

  • Winter Joy Ride / Jan 20 / 9am: Meet up at Wheelhouse Detroit - Hamtramck for a 9am ride start. We'll go anywhere from 12 to 20 miles depending on weather and conditions. The shop opens at 11am, so there's a hard end-time that you can count on. This is a no-drop ride, helmet and spare tube recommended.

WINTER TIME = TINKER TIME - There is no better time than the colder months to work on your bike. That's why we've been offering a Thursday series all winter long! January has 4 Thursdays, so we've got 4 sessions for ya! 

  • Bicycle Maintenance 101 / Jan 4 & 18 / 6-8pm: At these woman-led classes, you'll first learn how to change a flat, about tire and tube sizes and air pressure. We're more than happy to adjust to your needs however, so, if you want to learn about gears or brakes or road safety or layering or anything whatsoever, that's what we're here for! We recommend you bring your bike so that you can familiarize yourself with it but, we've got plenty of bikes you can borrow if needed.
  • Open Shop Hours / Jan 11 & 25 / 6-8pm: Bring in that project bike. We'll share our stands and tools and some knowledge but you get to do all the work yourself! 

2017 Wheelhouse Holiday Gift Guide

We've put together a little gift guide for the cyclist on your shopping list. We 100% guarantee we've got something that is unique, well-made and affordable. Open 5 days a week for your shopping convenience!

Scroll through our gallery of ideas themed by the type of cyclist we think they're suited for. You can click on each and any one for more details and pricing!

Holiday Gift Guide: Kiddo

One of the best things about riding a bike as an adult is that it reminds you what it's like being a kid. So bike-related gifts are a no-brainer for the kids in your life!

  1. Dimension and Sunlite Streamers - Add some swingin’, swayin’ sparkly flair to your kids’ bike. Remember how much we used to (okay, we still do) love ‘em? Some things never change. $5.99-$6.99

  2. Giro Helmet - Protect those growing noggins and help your kids look cool while doing it. Pictured is the Giro Scamp. Also available: Infant and youth helmets in all sizes by Bell and Triple 8; everything from birds to robots! $30-$4

  3. Tire Sparx & Stem Sparx - Simple way to add visibility and fun to any bike. Lights attach directly to valve stem and light up with motion. Tire Sparx available in green, blue, red, red/white/blue. Stem Sparx create 6 different light patterns. $9.99-$18.59

  4. Sunlite Squeeze Horns - Awesome way to let someone know that you’re behind them on the Riverwalk; Available in Aliens(pictured), Sharks, Lions, Parrots, Cows, Tigers, Turtles, Whales, Gators, and even the almighty T-Rex! $9.99

  5. Trick Topz Valve Caps - Another great way to give any bicycle personality. Available in Skulls, Soccer Balls, Grenades, Dice, and more! Makes great stocking stuffers. $7

  6. Peterboro Basket Co. - These tiny baskets are designed and perfect for kids bikes. This New Hampshire company has been crafting the world’s finest handmade baskets since 1854. You’re definitely getting what you pay for. $3

  7. Dimension Bells - A unique staple to any bike lovers stocking; these bells all have their own individual tone and come in an array of exciting items. Soccer Balls, Baseballs, Hot Peppers, Hamburgers, Compasses, and Tea Pots, just to name a few. $6.99-9.99

  8. See ‘Em Mini LED Spoke Lights - Simple snap on and go design, easily replaceable batteries included, and waterproof. 4 included in one package $1

  9. Bluetooth Sonkia Bicycle Speaker - A cool techy gift that won’t break the bank and mounts to any size handlebars. Allows user to connect speaker directly to an mp3 player or phone. Also reads sim cards if ya have an old one lying around from your ancient phone and you want your kids to listen to audiobooks or your favorite 90s albums.  $35.99

  10. Oury Grips - Used by Pros and amateurs alike. Available in a rainbow of colors to fit BMX or any flat/riser handlebars. Made in the USA! $12.99-$14.99

  11. Training Wheels - Have a sweet hand-me-down ride  for your kiddo? Outfit it with a set of training wheels to give them that extra boost of confidence when first starting out. Available in 12”-20”. $15-$30

  12. Kryptonite Cable Combo Lock - A great way to introduce theft protection. 4 digit re-settable combination is perfect for locking up outside of the school or a quick run into the store for candy. $27.45

  13. Black Ops Dual Core & Knurled Pro Axle Pegs - Let’s be real, we all want pegs on our bikes to haul our friends around. If you didn’t have them on your 20” bike, you wanted them so, give the kids what they want. $12-$24

  14. Clean Motion Bike Vase - Awesome accessory for any bike. Flower included or you can use your own fresh cut! $9.99

Gift Guide: Everything Else Including Bikes!

We had a Dickens of a time narrowing down the hundreds of awesome products into our gift guide. Lots of stuff didn't make the cut, but will likely make some gift recipient out there somewhere very, very smiley. And as you probably know, a bicycle under the tree is a time-honored tradtion, and we've made it even more affordable for this to happen for ya.


All of our 2017 in-stock models and Used Bikes are currently 15%+ off through the Holiday. We carry Kona, Haro, Del Sol, Brooklyn Bicycle Co., and Opus. All Detroit Bikes in stock will be $500 with the exception of the C-Type Single Speed being only $450 (that’s anywhere from $150-$250 in savings! Come in today so we can help find the perfect bike for your loved one (in-seam measurement recommended for best fit) or for you!

We also carry an array of items and accessories not pictured in this guide including, trailers from Burley; Baby seats from Ibert and Topeak; Cycling apparel from Hamtramck local designer, William + Bonnie; Fenders from SKS; Saddles from Dimension, Selle Royal, WTB, Origin8, and Terry; Warm and toasty winter riding gear from WeatherneckBar Mitts, Pearl Izumi, Craft, Defeet, Walz Caps, and Michigan Made Turtle Gloves; Cycling inspired books from Microism Publishing; If we don’t have what you’re looking for, we can have it special ordered and in your hands before Christmas!

Gift Guide: The Impossible

Got an obsessive cyclist on your list that researches everything so thoroughly that you know you can't possibly choose the right thing? We got you.


Wheelhouse gift cards can be purchased in any denomination and used on anything and everything we have to offer. Need some service on your bike? Done. Bored on a Sunday morning? Join a tour, meet new friends, and learn a few things while you’re at! Want to ride your date on a tandem to Belle Isle? We got you. Need to purchase a new cassette or lights? We have options. We’ll hook you up with a free sticker and pin with every gift card purchase to make it even more personalized.

If you prefer to buy a gift certificate exclusively for rentals and tours, we have tour and rental gift certificates available through our website HERE. By using our online gift certificate form, you can designate the giftee's email address and even choose a custom delivery date. A unique code is sent that can be input into our reservation system for any tour or rental at the giftee’s convenience, rather than having to contact the shop to reserve with a traditional gift card.

Gift Guide: Adventurer

This is the guy or gal that puts more miles on their bike that you ever thought possible...typically in jeans and a hoodie. To this cyclist, we bring gifts that will make those miles even more pleasurable.

  1. Green Guru Townie Cooler - A great place to store some ice cold bevs or easy to grab tools right on your handlebars when you’re out riding 60 miles a day. Made in the USA out of upcycled materials. $38

  2. Ironweed Orpington - Handmade in Iowa City, this water resistant 100% cotton canvas front bag was designed with the Midwest in mind - more machine shop-esque than fashion top.  Best fitted on a front rack, this roomy bag is equipped with easy on and off side release buckles and has stainless steel D-rings. $105

  3. Cygolite Dash Pro 600 / Hotrod 50 Combo - Engineered for road cyclists, these lights enable an extra wide, long range beam to maximize line of sight, beyond its exceptional night capabilities. USB rechargeable; all weather conditions; 600 lumens; the perfect gift for any touring cyclist in your life. $59.95

  4. Dimension Compass Bells - Rings loud and clear with a built-in accurate compass (not completely accurate if you’re in an area affected by magnetic fields because, science). $6.99-$8.99

  5. Topeak Mini 18 Plus Multi-Tool - 1-piece super lightweight folding tool comes with 18 tools total: 2, 2L, 2.5, 3, 4 (2 each) 5, 6, 8, 10mm Allen wrenches, T25 Torx wrench, 15g/14g spoke wrenches, cast chromoly steel chain tool, super hard anodized aluminum tire lever, Phillips/Flat screwdrivers, steel bottle opener and chain tool with pin breaker. The real deal and a must for anybody commuting long distances. $32.95

  6. Topeak Road Morph G - A touring favorite, this light weight pump mounts onto any frame with its sexy butted aluminum barrel. With its fold-out foot pad, it is a true treasure to any road cyclist.

  7. Cateye Padrone Smart Cycling Computer - Upload your riding data with a press of a button. Bluetooth Smart technology enables riders to view calls, emails, texts, and ride data in real time on one of the largest cycling computer displays available. 1-month of premium Strava membership included with purchase. $90

  8. Nite Ize HandleBand - Universal phone mount that will fit almost any bar diameter and most smartphones. Bonus: it doubles as a bottle-opener! $23.99

  9. Park Tool SW-7.2 - Triple spoke wrench fits perfectly in your hand. Comes in handy when you’re busting spokes out on the road in the middle of nowhere! Just ask Dan. $8.54

  10. Zefal Raider Front Rack - More rack means more stuff you can carry with you on your trip! This ultra-resistant lightweight rack is a great starter and can accommodate up to 40 lbs of camp gear, beer, or whatever your heart desires. $49.99

  11. Saris Bike Racks - Made in the USA with a lifetime warranty; these car racks are not what you’ll find at a department store. Every single rack is designed to accommodate a specific vehicle for a superb and safe fit, this company truly stands behind their brand. Trunk, Hitch, and specialty racks start as low as $150

  12. Saris Bike Beam - Ever wonder how to carry a step-thru bicycle frame on a trunk rack and it not fall off on the highway because you rigged it? Here’s your answer! $40

Gift Guide: Noob

This buddy just got a bike this summer, so the best gifts ever will be geared towards gearing them up!

  1. Lights - Headlights and taillights are an important accessory that every bike rider should have (legally) on their steed. Be seen and be safe! Pictured above is Planet Bike’s Beamer 1 + Blinky 3 durable cycling safety set that you can snag for $30 with a lifetime warranty. We carry both headlights, tail lights, and sets ranging from $10-$139.

  2. Portable Pump - A must have for your tool kit on the bike. If you catch a flat, this (pictured) Crank Bros. Sterling Pump can and will be your best friend. We have an assortment of other portable pumps from Planet Bike, Zefal, and Topeak $24.99-$42.95

  3. Tire Levers - These trusty little levers will help you get them tight tires off without damaging your rim. $3.99-$6.49

  4. Multi-Tools - Perfect in any tool denomination for any biker! These mini multi tools range from 6-18 bike specific tools (e.g. allen wrenches, phillips/flat head screwdrivers, chain tools, etc.). $9.95-32.95

  5. U-Locks - Keep that bike safe! We highly recommend u-locks for urban and suburban riders alike. All of the u-locks we stock come with a theft insurance program that protects your investment anywhere from $500-$4500 with a simple registration on their websites. We carry Kryptonite and OnGuard locks ranging from $26.95-$143.95

  6. Saddle Bags - Commonly referred to as “Seat Bags,” these bags (that fit conveniently under your saddle) make carrying a mini tool kit easy and fun. We stock different brands to fit a ton of personalities: Green Guru, Timbuk2, Jandd, & Sherpani ranging from $16.95-$28

  7. Floor Pumps - Give the gift of less flats and an overall better riding experience! Pumping up is at least a once a week ritual if you plan on riding everyday. If you don’t bike daily and are more of a few times a month kind of rider, we recommend that you inflate before every ride. We carry Joe Blow, Topeak, Park Tool, and Pedros. $34.95-$49.69

  8. Helmets - Brains before beauty! We stock a helmet for everyone’s tastes in a range of different colors and styles (e.g. BMX, retro, sport). $28.99-$99.00