Saturday, March 28, 2009

New Summer hours

Starting this week, on Tuesday, we'll be switching to the following hours:
M-F 1-7 PM
Sat 12-4 PM

Saturday, March 21, 2009

camping trip?

I'd like to have an extended, overnight version of the HC Saturday ride, including all the food, coffee, and chit-chat you've come to expect. The idea would be to leave on a Saturday afternoon, ride about 30 miles from the shop, camp for the night, and ride back the next day. Nothing super strenuous, but you will have to carry your camping gear and other essentials on your bike. I'm thinking Carver Park Reserve, which is beautiful and an easy bike destination. Sometime in June, or maybe July. If there's interest, we can settle on a date and I'll make campground reservations. This would be a good family trip. The kids will love it.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

store hours this week

Kevin is going somewhere, and I/Jim am going somewhere else, and Mark is going to be left in charge at HCWHQ. Store hours for the next week will be as follows:
Wed 3/11: 3-6 PM
Thu 3/12: 3-6 PM
Fri 3/13: 3-6 PM
Sat 3/14: 12-4 PM
Sun 3/15: closed
Mon 3/16: closed
Tue 3/17: 3-6
Wed 3/18: back to "normal"

We'll start summer hours (TBD) on April 1. That's no joke.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Vintage Velo

In the spirit of helping out the economy, HC also has a nice selection of used/vintage bikes we would like to share with the rest of the cycling world. To keep it interesting, we've created a separate blog called Vintage Velo. You can find it at the top of our main page or link directly from our main blog.

We've already posted a Schwinn Paramount. Check back often.


Stimulate the economy sale

Here at Hiawatha Cyclery we're feeling patriotic, and we want to do what we can to stimulate the economy. It just so happens that we have some new inventory coming in, and we want to make some room for it. What better way to improve the national liquidity and make space on our floor than to have a sale! (the dollars you spend at HC get pumped right back into the economy to create jobs and strengthen the nation; we don't sock it all away in the corporate vault like some banks we won't mention by name.)

Anyway, here are the bikes. Check back for updates.

Here's a fun one:
cross check single speed
Surly Cross-Check, 56 cm, single speed townie, $895 without saddle and pedals. Wheels built by me on Promax cassette hubs and Velocity Aero rims.

This one is fun, too.
rawland olaf
Rawland Olaf single speed, 20" (size M), $1095 without saddle and pedals. Wheels built by me on Rigida Sphinx rims on LX hubs.

A comfortable Euro-styled commuter for a tall person:
redline 530
Redline R530, Nexus 7sp hub, roller brakes, size L, $395 as shown.

Single-speed commuter:
redline 925
Redline 9-2-5, 54 cm (fits like a 57-58 with improved standover clearance). Flip-flop hub, fenders. $425 as shown.

Vintage 3-speed roadster:
raleigh tourist
Classic roadster for a tall person, new(ish) Brooks B66, $325 as shown.

No-nonsense transportation:
giant iguana
Giant Iquana, 19.5" with front rack and SPD/platform pedals. Nice, lightly used condition, $225.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

NAHBS 2009

Kevin and I attended the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Indianapolis this weekend. I started adding photos here, and will add more soon.