Light Up October 30 2014
This Sunday clocks go back an hour and that, of course, means we lose an hour of what precious little daylight is left during our commutes home. Kinda depressing. But let's just embrace the darkness instead by being well lit. We have an assortment of front and rear lights that will get you noticed at night. From single point battery powered LEDs like the Altair Mini, USB re-chargable front lights like Blackburn's Grid and Cateye's Volt 300 both with high and low beam settings, and fender mount tail lights like the Fenderbot from Portland Design Works. We can also set up your bike with a generator hub and lights. Prices start at $10 for battery powered and $50 for USB rechargable lights. Generator sets with wheel build start around $200.
Starting November 2nd we will be closed on Mondays (in addition to Sundays) for the winter.
It's Raining Again October 11 2014
Yup, it's raining, but don't let that stop you from getting on your bike to go to work or do the shopping. We've got plenty of options to keep you dry so no excuses. Carradice has been making rain gear in England since the 1930s. If there's one thing the English know about (besides tea and pork pie) it's rain and how to stay dry in it. Carradice's classic Duxback Rain Poncho is made of waxed cotton and longer in the front so it not only covers your hands but your legs too. Say goodbye to those sweaty nylon rain pants! If you like something a bit more moderne, their Pro-Route Cycle Cape in high-viz yellow polyester provides the same maximum coverage. So that covers you, but what about your gear or groceries? We have numerous water resistant (for short trips) and waterproof panniers. Basil makes stylish and colorful water-repellent single or double panniers like the Basonyl double bag in hot pink and silver vinyl or the Blossom Botanica single shopper in a black and white pop-art print. Green Guru make their upcycled waterproof bags form old vinyl signs and inner tubes in Boulder, Colorado. And Blackburn does their minimalist waterproof Barrier Rear Pannier with a roll top and their Central Rear Pannier and Saddle bags come in a grey water-resistant fabric with lots of inner pockets and a stowable rain cover. Now that I've told you all about some of our great gear, looks like the rain is stopping. Check our website or call the shop for prices and availability.