Wednesday, October 31, 2007

hats, hats, and more hats

I just invested heavily in handmade cycling caps from Grovecraft. Holly there makes great hats out of discarded and second-hand fabrics. At this time of the year she makes winter hats out of various sweaters and similar warmer fabrics. Like fingerprints, they are all unique and no two are alike. A variety of colors, styles, and patterns are available. The winter hats are $40/ea and what we have left of the summer hats are $25/ea. Stop in to check them out.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

more stuff you might want

We obtained a couple more of the Duluth Pack bags. At the moment we have the small saddle bag formerly known as the Little Joe and the large handlebar bag formerly known as the Hobo bag.

Also, I just discovered a small stash of black 32h Velocity Synergy 650B rims. They are $130/set (front symmetrical, rear O/C). Everybody needs black 650B rims, right?

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Friday night ride!

From Mark Stonich:

I'm planning to lead a Hunter's Moon Ride leaving the shop at 8:00 PM Friday night Oct 26th.

Planning to go around the airport
Through Fort Snelling Park, with a bit of easy off-road
Up the trail to M'Haha Falls & across the Ford bridge
Through Hidden Falls and Crosby Lake parks.
Then stop at Bakers Square on Ford Parkway for a snack and to warm up.

Forecast is for cool & cloudy with a slight chance of rain.

Mark's night rides were really fun and well attended earlier this summer. Now that things are settling into Fall, I am glad to have another opportunity to have a moonlight group ride. I hope you can make it.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Duluth Pack bags on the way

After much anticipation, it looks like we are finally going to be getting the last of the Duluth Pack bike bags, which were formerly known as the Baggins bags sold by Rivendell. Kevin and I, between us, bought pretty much the entire line of Baggins bags for our own personal use long before we started HC, and we love them. I don't know the whole story here, but I believe these were excess stock that Duluth Pack had the last time they stopped being the supplier of the Baggins bags. Now the present ownership of Duluth Pack wants to make room in the warehouse for other fine merchandise by selling them to us. The examples I've seen have a leather Duluth Pack seal on them and are not identified with any other brand. In any case, the bags we are getting are as follows:

Bar tube (formerly known as the candy bar bag): $40 - quantity available: 1

Small transverse saddle bag (formerly Little Joe): $100 - quantity available: 3

Medium/Large transverse saddle bag (formerly Adam): $140

Seat bag (formerly Banana Bag): $95 - quantity available: 3

Large handlebar bag (formerly Hobo): $120 - quantity available: 2
We are just getting a few of each, and given the past popularity of these bags, I'm pretty sure they won't last long. Call to order.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Nice Used Rides

I just listed two very nice bikes we took in as trade-ins. Check them out on our home page.

1) Bianchi Volpe -- 58 cm; $550

2) 1970's vintage Fuji Grand Tourer -- 25"; $150 SOLD

Call or stop by to check them out.