Bluestem Bicycles

Bluestem Bicycles

Bluestem is a full service bicycle shop selling new and used bikes, parts, and accessories. We take used items on trade or as donations, and we even buy them outright. We will repair any bike, trike, or unicycle we possibly can, but also much more: strollers, trailers, exercise equipment, medical equipment, etc. Air and estimates are always free. We repair on a first come, first served basis - no appointment needed. If you have an urgent need for repair before an event, we will accommodate as best we can.

We are located in the historic “Candy Kitchen” building at 405 Main Ave in downtown Brookings, SD. Bluestem is open Wednesday through Friday from 11am-7pm, and Saturday from 10am-4pm.

Bluestem is a full service bicycle shop selling new and used bikes, parts, and accessories. We take used items on trade or as donations, and we even buy them outright. We will repair any bike, trike, or unicycle we possibly can, but also much more: strollers, trailers, exercise equipment, medical equipment, etc. Air and estimates are always free. We repair on a first come, first served basis - no appointment needed. If you have an urgent need for repair before an event, we will accommodate as best we can.

We are located in the historic “Candy Kitchen” building at 405 Main Ave in downtown Brookings, SD. Bluestem is open Wednesday through Friday from 11am-7pm, and Saturday from 10am-4pm.

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Bluestem Bicycles

Bluestem is a full service bicycle shop selling new and used bikes, parts, and accessories. We take used items on trade or as donations, and we even buy them outright. We will repair any bike, trike, or unicycle we possibly can, but also much more: strollers, trailers, exercise equipment, medical equipment, etc. Air and estimates are always free. We repair on a first come, first served basis - no appointment needed. If you have an urgent need for repair before an event, we will accommodate as best we can.

We are located in the historic “Candy Kitchen” building at 405 Main Ave in downtown Brookings, SD. Bluestem is open Wednesday through Friday from 11am-7pm, and Saturday from 10am-4pm.

Bluestem Bicycles

Bluestem is a full service bicycle shop selling new and used bikes, parts, and accessories. We take used items on trade or as donations, and we even buy them outright. We will repair any bike, trike, or unicycle we possibly can, but also much more: strollers, trailers, exercise equipment, medical equipment, etc. Air and estimates are always free. We repair on a first come, first served basis - no appointment needed. If you have an urgent need for repair before an event, we will accommodate as best we can.

We are located in the historic “Candy Kitchen” building at 405 Main Ave in downtown Brookings, SD. Bluestem is open Wednesday through Friday from 11am-7pm, and Saturday from 10am-4pm. Call us at 605 692 2453(BIKE) or message us at info(at)bluestembicycles.com.

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Q: What’s up?

A: We’ll find out when we get there.

Q: How’s it goin’?

A: Aight. You?

Q: You gonna eat that?

A: Yes, thanks for asking.

Q: When is Bluestem open?

A: 11am-7pm W-F, 10am-4pm Sat

Q: How much would _____ cost to fix?

A: Given the wide variety of bikes and their conditions, we generally need to see an item in person to assess repair costs. Please bring it to us for a free estimate. That said, full tunes average $70-150.

Q: Can Bluestem make my bike more comfortable?

A: Yes, we have a wide variety of saddles, handlebars, stems, stem risers, grips, etc that can help one reach their desired position and comfort on a bike. Also, based on our many years riding, we can recommend positional changes and parts if you don’t know what you need. We will make adjustments you agree upon, watch you try the change, make more adjustments if needed, and repeat the process until you’re content.

Q: I have a bike taking up precious space; will Bluestem take it?

A: Yes, we will take any bike you want to give us. If we can’t use it, we will recycle it or give it to someone who wants it. Just know that sometimes our space is too full to accept any more bikes, so please call ahead to make sure we can take it.

Q: Will Bluestem buy or take my bike on trade?

A: Yes, so long as it is a quality item we would resell, and you accept our offer or counteroffer. One other important note: we will not do this for people under 18 years of age or anyone without a valid ID.

Q: Can I send Bluestem images of items to gauge Bluestem’s interest?

A: Yes, you can email images to info@bluestembicycles.com.

Q: Does Bluestem sell e-bikes?

A: Yes.

Q: Will Bluestem paint my bike?

A: No, we do not offer that service…yet.

Q: Will Bluestem weld my cracked frame or anything else?

A: No, we do not offer that service…yet.

Q: Will Bluestem customize my bike?

A: Absolutely. We dig making custom assemblies.

Q: Why should I buy a bike at Bluestem?

A: We put extensive effort into ensuring any bike that leaves our shop will be reliable, and if something fails when it shouldn’t have, we take care of it. And if you appreciate the local economy, we live here in Brookings and rarely get anywhere else, so what we make mostly stays here.

Q: We know how The Dwarf in the Flask made the Homunculi, but how did someone make The Dwarf in the Flask?

A: Sadly, that remains a mystery to this day. The story’s writer shared that whoever made The Dwarf did so using Van Hohenheim’s blood, but the writer never explained the process.

Q: What’s with the big tires?

A: Larger tires can run on lower pressures, thereby providing more grip and suspension. “Fat” and “plus” tires excel where other tires don’t, such as on sand, in snow, and over really rough terrain, but many people like riding them everywhere, including smooth pavement. Yes, they require a bit more work to propel, especially if they are low quality tires. And yes, they make our harsh winters more fun!

Q: Does Bluestem sell gel seat covers?

A: No, we don’t subscribe to such dark arts, as we believe in using saddles that fit a person rather than trying to fix an ill fit with something that can so easily move around while riding. If you absolutely insist and twist our arms enough, we’ll perform the proper incantations, but you’re better than that, c’mon.

Q: Can Bluestem fix my super old vintage bike?

A: Yes, we will gladly do that, and in many cases, if you’d prefer, we can maybe even replace your old worn parts with the same thing thanks to our extensive used parts supply.

Q: Can Bluestem fix the failed relationship between me and my step-child?

A: Yes, our Saturday Cruise is an excellent time for bringing people together. Shop closes at 4pm, and we ride at 5pm, pedaling from park to park. Beer often accompanies each stop, but we compel nobody and appreciate our sober friends.

Q: My new bike/part/accessory developed problems in short order. How long should new or repaired items function without problems?

A: A perfectly fine bike/part/accessory’s life is contingent upon any possible defects, riding conditions, transport conditions, storage conditions, and riding behavior, so various problems can strike within any period of time if one is not careful or just unfortunate. We can’t know what caused any problem without assessing the item in person, and in some cases causes are unclear. However, if you purchased the item from us, and a defect or our mistake caused your problem, we will fix or replace the item for free.

Q: Why is there nothing to do in Brookings?

A: Only because you don’t see all there is to do in Brookings. Find those who make fun, and you’ll have fun. Make your own fun, and others will likely join you. Riding a bicycle is a fine start to having and making fun. If that’s not good enough, maybe come to our 2nd Saturday music/performance arts and visual arts events, which happen every 2nd Saturday of the month at 8pm, for FREE!

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What’s up?

A: We’ll find out when we get there.

Q: How’s it goin’?

A: Aight. You?

Q: You gonna eat that?

A: Yes, thanks for asking.

Q: When is Bluestem open?

A: 11am-7pm W-F, 10am-4pm Sat

Q: How much would _____ cost to fix?

A: Given the wide variety of bikes and their conditions, we generally need to see an item in person to assess repair costs. Please bring it to us for a free estimate. That said, full tunes average $70-150.

Q: Can Bluestem make my bike more comfortable?

A: Yes, we have a wide variety of saddles, handlebars, stems, stem risers, grips, etc that can help one reach their desired position and comfort on a bike. Also, based on our many years riding, we can recommend positional changes and parts if you don’t know what you need. We will make adjustments you agree upon, watch you try the change, make more adjustments if needed, and repeat the process until you’re content.

Q: I have a bike taking up precious space; will Bluestem take it?

A: Yes, we will take any bike you want to give us. If we can’t use it, we will recycle it or give it to someone who wants it. Just know that sometimes our space is too full to accept any more bikes, so please call ahead to make sure we can take it.

Q: Will Bluestem buy or take my bike on trade?

A: Yes, so long as it is a quality item we would resell, and you accept our offer or counteroffer. One other important note: we will not do this for people under 18 years of age or anyone without a valid ID.

Q: Can I send Bluestem images of items to gauge Bluestem’s interest?

A: Yes, you can email images to info@bluestembicycles.com.

Q: Does Bluestem sell e-bikes?

A: Yes.

Q: Will Bluestem paint my bike?

A: No, we do not offer that service…yet.

Q: Will Bluestem weld my cracked frame or anything else?

A: No, we do not offer that service…yet.

Q: Will Bluestem customize my bike?

A: Absolutely. We dig making custom assemblies.

Q: Why should I buy a bike at Bluestem?

A: We put extensive effort into ensuring any bike that leaves our shop will be reliable, and if something fails when it shouldn’t have, we take care of it. And if you appreciate the local economy, we live here in Brookings and rarely get anywhere else, so what we make mostly stays here.

Q: We know how The Dwarf in the Flask made the Homunculi, but how did someone make The Dwarf in the Flask?

A: Sadly, that remains a mystery to this day. The story’s writer shared that whoever made The Dwarf did so using Van Hohenheim’s blood, but the writer never explained the process.

Q: What’s with the big tires?

A: Larger tires can run on lower pressures, thereby providing more grip and suspension. “Fat” and “plus” tires excel where other tires don’t, such as on sand, in snow, and over really rough terrain, but many people like riding them everywhere, including smooth pavement. Yes, they require a bit more work to propel, especially if they are low quality tires. And yes, they make our harsh winters more fun!

Q: Does Bluestem sell gel seat covers?

A: No, we don’t subscribe to such dark arts, as we believe in using saddles that fit a person rather than trying to fix an ill fit with something that can so easily move around while riding. If you absolutely insist and twist our arms enough, we’ll perform the proper incantations, but you’re better than that, c’mon.

Q: Can Bluestem fix my super old vintage bike?

A: Yes, we will gladly do that, and in many cases, if you’d prefer, we can maybe even replace your old worn parts with the same thing thanks to our extensive used parts supply.

Q: Can Bluestem fix the failed relationship between me and my step-child?

A: Yes, our Saturday Cruise is an excellent time for bringing people together. Shop closes at 4pm, and we ride at 5pm, pedaling from park to park. Beer often accompanies each stop, but we compel nobody and appreciate our sober friends.

Q: My new bike/part/accessory developed problems in short order. How long should new or repaired items function without problems?

A: A perfectly fine bike/part/accessory’s life is contingent upon any possible defects, riding conditions, transport conditions, storage conditions, and riding behavior, so various problems can strike within any period of time if one is not careful or just unfortunate. We can’t know what caused any problem without assessing the item in person, and in some cases causes are unclear. However, if you purchased the item from us, and a defect or our mistake caused your problem, we will fix or replace the item for free.

Q: Why is there nothing to do in Brookings?

A: Only because you don’t see all there is to do in Brookings. Find those who make fun, and you’ll have fun. Make your own fun, and others will likely join you. Riding a bicycle is a fine start to having and making fun. If that’s not good enough, maybe come to our 2nd Saturday music/performance arts and visual arts events, which happen every 2nd Saturday of the month at 8pm, for FREE!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What’s up?

A: We’ll find out when we get there.

Q: How’s it goin’?

A: Aight. You?

Q: You gonna eat that?

A: Yes, thanks for asking.

Q: When is Bluestem open?

A: 11am-7pm W-F, 10am-4pm Sat

Q: How much would _____ cost to fix?

A: Given the wide variety of bikes and their conditions, we generally need to see an item in person to assess repair costs. Please bring it to us for a free estimate. That said, full tunes average $70-150.

Q: Can Bluestem make my bike more comfortable?

A: Yes, we have a wide variety of saddles, handlebars, stems, stem risers, grips, etc that can help one reach their desired position and comfort on a bike. Also, based on our many years riding, we can recommend positional changes and parts if you don’t know what you need. We will make adjustments you agree upon, watch you try the change, make more adjustments if needed, and repeat the process until you’re content.

Q: I have a bike taking up precious space; will Bluestem take it?

A: Yes, we will take any bike you want to give us. If we can’t use it, we will recycle it or give it to someone who wants it. Just know that sometimes our space is too full to accept any more bikes, so please call ahead to make sure we can take it.

Q: Will Bluestem buy or take my bike on trade?

A: Yes, so long as it is a quality item we would resell, and you accept our offer or counteroffer. One other important note: we will not do this for people under 18 years of age or anyone without a valid ID.

Q: Can I send Bluestem images of items to gauge Bluestem’s interest?

A: Yes, you can email images to info@bluestembicycles.com.

Q: Does Bluestem sell e-bikes?

A: Yes.

Q: Will Bluestem paint my bike?

A: No, we do not offer that service…yet.

Q: Will Bluestem weld my cracked frame or anything else?

A: No, we do not offer that service…yet.

Q: Will Bluestem customize my bike?

A: Absolutely. We dig making custom assemblies.

Q: Why should I buy a bike at Bluestem?

A: We put extensive effort into ensuring any bike that leaves our shop will be reliable, and if something fails when it shouldn’t have, we take care of it. And if you appreciate the local economy, we live here in Brookings and rarely get anywhere else, so what we make mostly stays here.

Q: We know how The Dwarf in the Flask made the Homunculi, but how did someone make The Dwarf in the Flask?

A: Sadly, that remains a mystery to this day. The story’s writer shared that whoever made The Dwarf did so using Van Hohenheim’s blood, but the writer never explained the process.

Q: What’s with the big tires?

A: Larger tires can run on lower pressures, thereby providing more grip and suspension. “Fat” and “plus” tires excel where other tires don’t, such as on sand, in snow, and over really rough terrain, but many people like riding them everywhere, including smooth pavement. Yes, they require a bit more work to propel, especially if they are low quality tires. And yes, they make our harsh winters more fun!

Q: Does Bluestem sell gel seat covers?

A: No, we don’t subscribe to such dark arts, as we believe in using saddles that fit a person rather than trying to fix an ill fit with something that can so easily move around while riding. If you absolutely insist and twist our arms enough, we’ll perform the proper incantations, but you’re better than that, c’mon.

Q: Can Bluestem fix my super old vintage bike?

A: Yes, we will gladly do that, and in many cases, if you’d prefer, we can maybe even replace your old worn parts with the same thing thanks to our extensive used parts supply.

Q: Can Bluestem fix the failed relationship between me and my step-child?

A: Yes, our Saturday Cruise is an excellent time for bringing people together. Shop closes at 4pm, and we ride at 5pm, pedaling from park to park. Beer often accompanies each stop, but we compel nobody and appreciate our sober friends.

Q: My new bike/part/accessory developed problems in short order. How long should new or repaired items function without problems?

A: A perfectly fine bike/part/accessory’s life is contingent upon any possible defects, riding conditions, transport conditions, storage conditions, and riding behavior, so various problems can strike within any period of time if one is not careful or just unfortunate. We can’t know what caused any problem without assessing the item in person, and in some cases causes are unclear. However, if you purchased the item from us, and a defect or our mistake caused your problem, we will fix or replace the item for free.

Q: Why is there nothing to do in Brookings?

A: Only because you don’t see all there is to do in Brookings. Find those who make fun, and you’ll have fun. Make your own fun, and others will likely join you. Riding a bicycle is a fine start to having and making fun. If that’s not good enough, maybe come to our 2nd Saturday music/performance arts and visual arts events, which happen every 2nd Saturday of the month at 8pm, for FREE!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What’s up?

A: We’ll find out when we get there.

Q: How’s it goin’?

A: Aight. You?

Q: You gonna eat that?

A: Yes, thanks for asking.

Q: When is Bluestem open?

A: 11am-7pm W-F, 10am-4pm Sat

Q: How much would _____ cost to fix?

A: Given the wide variety of bikes and their conditions, we generally need to see an item in person to assess repair costs. Please bring it to us for a free estimate. That said, full tunes average $70-150.

Q: Can Bluestem make my bike more comfortable?

A: Yes, we have a wide variety of saddles, handlebars, stems, stem risers, grips, etc that can help one reach their desired position and comfort on a bike. Also, based on our many years riding, we can recommend positional changes and parts if you don’t know what you need. We will make adjustments you agree upon, watch you try the change, make more adjustments if needed, and repeat the process until you’re content.

Q: I have a bike taking up precious space; will Bluestem take it?

A: Yes, we will take any bike you want to give us. If we can’t use it, we will recycle it or give it to someone who wants it. Just know that sometimes our space is too full to accept any more bikes, so please call ahead to make sure we can take it.

Q: Will Bluestem buy or take my bike on trade?

A: Yes, so long as it is a quality item we would resell, and you accept our offer or counteroffer. One other important note: we will not do this for people under 18 years of age or anyone without a valid ID.

Q: Can I send Bluestem images of items to gauge Bluestem’s interest?

A: Yes, you can email images to info@bluestembicycles.com.

Q: Does Bluestem sell e-bikes?

A: Yes.

Q: Will Bluestem paint my bike?

A: No, we do not offer that service…yet.

Q: Will Bluestem weld my cracked frame or anything else?

A: No, we do not offer that service…yet.

Q: Will Bluestem customize my bike?

A: Absolutely. We dig making custom assemblies.

Q: Why should I buy a bike at Bluestem?

A: We put extensive effort into ensuring any bike that leaves our shop will be reliable, and if something fails when it shouldn’t have, we take care of it. And if you appreciate the local economy, we live here in Brookings and rarely get anywhere else, so what we make mostly stays here.

Q: We know how The Dwarf in the Flask made the Homunculi, but how did someone make The Dwarf in the Flask?

A: Sadly, that remains a mystery to this day. The story’s writer shared that whoever made The Dwarf did so using Van Hohenheim’s blood, but the writer never explained the process.

Q: What’s with the big tires?

A: Larger tires can run on lower pressures, thereby providing more grip and suspension. “Fat” and “plus” tires excel where other tires don’t, such as on sand, in snow, and over really rough terrain, but many people like riding them everywhere, including smooth pavement. Yes, they require a bit more work to propel, especially if they are low quality tires. And yes, they make our harsh winters more fun!

Q: Does Bluestem sell gel seat covers?

A: No, we don’t subscribe to such dark arts, as we believe in using saddles that fit a person rather than trying to fix an ill fit with something that can so easily move around while riding. If you absolutely insist and twist our arms enough, we’ll perform the proper incantations, but you’re better than that, c’mon.

Q: Can Bluestem fix my super old vintage bike?

A: Yes, we will gladly do that, and in many cases, if you’d prefer, we can maybe even replace your old worn parts with the same thing thanks to our extensive used parts supply.

Q: Can Bluestem fix the failed relationship between me and my step-child?

A: Yes, our Saturday Cruise is an excellent time for bringing people together. Shop closes at 4pm, and we ride at 5pm, pedaling from park to park. Beer often accompanies each stop, but we compel nobody and appreciate our sober friends.

Q: My new bike/part/accessory developed problems in short order. How long should new or repaired items function without problems?

A: A perfectly fine bike/part/accessory’s life is contingent upon any possible defects, riding conditions, transport conditions, storage conditions, and riding behavior, so various problems can strike within any period of time if one is not careful or just unfortunate. We can’t know what caused any problem without assessing the item in person, and in some cases causes are unclear. However, if you purchased the item from us, and a defect or our mistake caused your problem, we will fix or replace the item for free.

Q: Why is there nothing to do in Brookings?

A: Only because you don’t see all there is to do in Brookings. Find those who make fun, and you’ll have fun. Make your own fun, and others will likely join you. Riding a bicycle is a fine start to having and making fun. If that’s not good enough, maybe come to our 2nd Saturday music/performance arts and visual arts events, which happen every 2nd Saturday of the month at 8pm, for FREE!