Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving Hours

Thanksgiving Day -- closed.
Friday -- 12-6
Saturday -- closed

Like the sun rising in the east, the Saturday ride will occur as always. 8AM from the shop. Be there!


Black Friday Sale and store hours

We'll be closed on Thanksgiving, but we'll be open on Friday to finish up our Black Friday sale, which starts now. Then we'll be closed again until Tuesday, December 2.

During the sale, everything in the store will be at least 10% off the regular price. Prices on some items will be reduced even more. For example:
  • All non-studded tires are 20% off (studded tires are already on sale).
  • All DLumotec generator-powered oval LED headlights are 20% off.
  • All Planet Bike generator-powered headlights are 50% off ($10)
  • All Arkel products are 20% off.
  • Brooks brand saddle covers 50% off ($5).
  • All Soma yellow cork handlebar tape 50% off ($7).
  • All Topeak Explorer racks are 20% off ($32).
  • All Jandd racks are 20% off.
  • All Topeak "Master Blaster" frame pumps are 33% off ($20).
  • All Kryptonite locks are 20% off.
  • All rims are 20% off
  • All 40h and 48h rims are 30% off.
  • Pre-built dynamo wheels in 26" or 700C are $120.
  • SRAM i-motion 3sp hubs $85
  • SRAM i-light dynamo hub, 36h, $50
  • We also have a number of bikes and frames on the floor that will be available for favorable prices. We don't want to keep them all winter.
These prices are available in-store or for online/phone orders, and are limited to what we have in stock at the time of purchase. These prices do not include labor or installation, if applicable.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Studded tire sale prices (update)

Sooner or later, we're going to be getting snow and ice, and studded tires will start to seem like a good idea. A few people have asked if we still have a special price. We charge MSRP for individual tires, but offer a deal if you buy a pair. Note that some of the prices may have changed since last time I posted.

Schwalbe Marathon Winter, 26x1.75, 700x35, 700x40: $78 each or a pair for $140

Nokian Hakkapellitta, 700x35, $50 each or a pair for $90

Nokian Mount & Ground, 26x1.9, $65 each or a pair for $120

Kenda Klondike, 700x35, $65 each or a pair for $100

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Saturday Nature Ride

This Saturday's ride will be a Nature Ride. Nothing too technical or difficult, but not recommended for skinny-tire racing bikes either. We ride out as usual at 8 AM.

Cippiollini has suggested a train component to the ride so we can bypass the previously hazardous environs of Richfield. We'll see how it goes.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Winter Projects Anyone?

In case any of our readers are looking for a winter project for next year's 3 Speed Tour, I found a few candidates at Express Bike today.

Dunelt -- ladies 3 speed; blue; it appears to be complete; $90

Gazelle -- 25.5 inch frame; chain and skirt guard, ring lock, front and rear lights powered by a sidewall dynamo; black paint in fair shape; it looks complete and big frames are hard to find; $140


Saturday, November 8, 2008

Moving On Up

After almost three years in business,we have decided to hire a Fashion Director. We hope he can help us continue to be at the forefront in setting trends for all things cycling.

After many interviews and auditions, we have chosen Paul "Cippiollini" Smith for this important role. Here he is trying out HC's new Lawrence of Arabia winter head gear line.

Please join us in welcoming Paul to the HC family!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

The Fun Stuff

One of the great things about working in the bike business is having the opportunity to see bicycles that have some history. A friend of mine brought in a bike that her brother had bought in Thailand on his way back from Vietnam in the early 1970's. It is branded "Skyway", and has some very early Suntour derailleurs. I have been unable to find out much about it so if anyone knows anything about these bikes, let us know.

It's basically not been ridden in all those years and needed some tires and a basic tune up. Mark was able to get everything working again, including those awesome headlamps.

We hope Lill enjoys many, many miles on her new old bike.