Monday, April 28, 2008

Miss the Spring Classics?

Given the value of the dollar now, getting to Belgium to see Liege-Bastogne-Liege or Gent-Wevelgem gets pretty pricey. And let's be honest, given what the weather is there this time of year, you need to suck down a lot of that famous Belgian beer to make it tolerable.

Not to worry. Now all you have to do is pedal your way over to the Bulldog Bar at 2549 South Lyndale the last Tuesday every month. HC good friend and customer Lanny Hoff has the enviable job of being a rep for Artisanal Imports, purveyors of fine Belgian beers.

Starting tomorrow, 4/29, all Artisanal beers are 50% all day. Once the weather improves a bit, we will have an HC ride from the shop to attend, hopefully starting in May.

Stop by and say hi to Lanny and enjoy some great beer.

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Monday, April 21, 2008

When It Rains, It Pours

2 days of gorgeous weather and gas at $3.40/gallon has inspired lots of people to bring their bikes in for tune ups/repairs. And, with the Ironman ride this weekend, lots of folks will want their bikes "dialed in" for the ride.

We say -- bring it on.

But, if you want your bike tuned up in time for the weekend and need parts, you should allow enough time for us to get whatever you need by Friday. So, we would strongly encourage you to bring whatever you're riding in on Tuesday or Wednesday, at the latest.

Ride on.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Ho Hum

Just another day of interesting bicycles landing here on a Saturday afternoon.

Pete's very nice Kuwahara

An absolutely beautiful Glorius. That's an equally beautiful Riv All Rounder behind it.

Eric's new Brompton Folder

Tom's highly customized Bianchi. Note the copper tubing cable guides, homemade fenders and integrated sound system..

And this bike was spotted locked up outside Axman surplus on University Avenue. Nice canvas panniers and what looks like creative use of a 2X4 to hold it all together.

Given the steel our customers ride everyday, seeing a Confente, or a Hetchins would be -- well, no big deal. Oh, I forgot, we have a Hetchins in the shop. Never mind.

And if you want to see what our Saturday morning rides look like, go here. Just ignore the 4th picture down -- the guy with his finger extended is really old and thats the only finger he has left on that hand. Old war injury or something.


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

We'd Give Them Away But Our Wives Won't Let Us

The weather has finally broken here in Snowtown and we have bikes to sell. Oil just broke another record today so ditch the car and get out and ride.

New Bikes

Rambouillet -- 52 cm; no saddle or pedals; $1750

Bleriot -- 59 and 61 cm; no saddle or pedals; $1750

Salsa Casseroll -- 57 cm; 650b wheels, fenders and rack; no saddle or pedals; $1500

Used Bikes

Atlantis -- 58 cm; early model with fancy lugs; Honjo Fenders, Very nicely equipped; almost new; $2700

Surly 1X1 -- 18"; well ridden but lots of character for commuting; $400

Call for details. Stop in for a test ride.