About Us

Love & Sprockets was started in 2013 when a group of triathletes sat around a table talking about their bikes and how unsure they really were about their bike fits. Realizing the lack of proper bike fitting everyone had Love & Sprockets was born! Bike fitting is what we do best. It is the beginning of your journey whether it’s the local sprint triathlon, a gran fondo or a full 140.6. Your bike experience starts with the fit.

Seasoned triathlete and 4-time Ironman finisher Andrew has fitted more than 100 athletes to their bikes.  F.I.S.T. certified Andrew has fitted pro triathletes, seasoned weekend warriors, and new athletes just getting into triathlon or cycling.

We love our customers and welcome your feedback and suggestions. Use our Contact Us page to tell us what we’re doing right or what we can improve on.

Andrew Thomas

President, Lead Bike Fitter

Andrew, a.k.a, Speedo Man, has worked in the cycling industry for nearly 20 years. A 4-time Ironman finisher (1 finish donning a pink speedo) Andrew is a Fit Institute Slow Twitch certified fitter and has fit thousands of athletes including numerous pro triathletes. Andrew, an English major from Canisius College has a propensity to use big words to justify his educational loan costs and is also a hand-up extraordinaire at the local cyclocross circuit

Rob Taylor

Lead Sales Associate

Rob Taylor, a.k.a. Watt Man, a.k.a. L&S I.T. Man, has been working as a Lead Sales Associate with Love & Sprockets since 2019. He has competed in numerous triathlons and marathons, including 2 Ironmen and the Boston Marathon. Rob is a certified personal trainer, run coach and physical education teacher. He specializes in virtual cycling, triathlon, road, gravel, and kid’s bikes. Visit Love & Sprockets to pick Rob’s brain over the latest tech.

Durwin Stanbro

Bike Mechanic

Hi! My name is Durwin Stanbro, a.k.a Mr. Big Wrench. I’m a bike mechanic at Love and Sprockets. I live in Arcade, NY with my wife and two boys. Prior to working for Andy, I had my own woodworking business.  Working here I’m able to put my mechanical skills and love for fixing things to good use. Next time you’re in the shop be sure to say “Hello!” 

Kara Klaasez

Operations Manager

AKA Irongrl

Kara joins Love & Sprockets in September of 2021. She brings with her over 20 years in retail and salon management and business ownership. Her biggest goal is to help Love & Sprockets grow and expand their business to other areas of WNY.

Kara has over 20 years’ experience in triathlon and has 4 Ironman finishes under her belt. She continues to teach group fitness with a focus on group cycling and the 5 Les Mills programs she teaches, including Body Pump and Body Flow (their yoga-based program). Kara is also an AFAA Certified Personal Trainer.

Come on in and talk to Kara about any of her indoor cycling tips and tricks! She looks forward to meeting you!