Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Day Ride

Start the year off right with a pleasant bicycle ride with the usual hooligans from HC. We'll roll at 10 AM from the shop. Everybody is welcome.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Need an easy project?

Kevin has drunk the 26" wheel Trucker Koolaid so is now offering his 700c trucker for sale. It includes:

58 cm -- frame, stem and fenders are powder coated -- color is called Merlot

Thill built wheels -- Deore hubs; 36 hole; Delgado rims; Schwalbe Marathon tires
Berthoud stainless fenders

FSA Orbit headset

It needs:
drivetrain -- chain, bottom bracket, front and rear derailleurs and cassette
brakes and levers
seatpost and saddle

You probably have the parts laying around to complete this. Be ready for the spring touring season.

Asking $650. It can be seen at HC.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Open Christmas Eve, Christmas ride

We will be open today, Tuesday, December 21, until 5:30 PM. For the rest of this week: 3-6 PM Wednesday-Friday, or by appointment. We are closed on Christmas Day, but there will be a Christmas Day ride leaving the shop at noon. Please come on the ride for food and fun.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Winter Pub Crawl, Sunday, January 30

In what is now rightfully described as a tradition, we present the 2011 Winter Pub Crawl, co-sponsored by HC, for your winter riding/pub-hopping pleasure. The date has been set: Sunday, January 30, and the plan is to tour some of the finest beer pubs in Minneapolis. Details are still sketchy, but it's safe to say you can expect great beer, new and old friends, fabulous prizes, cool and unusual bikes, innumerable surprises, and uproarious hilarity. As usual, the lion's share of the organizational work and motivation for the pub crawl is being shouldered by the esteemed Mr Lanny Hoff, Belgian beer magnate (and good friend), so you know it will be a quality experience. I don't even drink, and I LOVE the pub crawl: sausage sampler platters, sneering/busty bartender ladies, and riding my bike with a large number of slightly buzzed friends, are reasons enough.

Anyway, the point is: Save the date, Sunday, January 30, 2011.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Last chance to get posters

We still have a small number of HC posters from Adam Turman, and this will be the last chance to get one of these for yourself or for the cyclist on your holiday gift list:

They are 18x24", printed by Adam Turman on top-quality poster paper. $25 plus applicable tax. S/h anywhere in the US is $5. Order here.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Some screaming clearance deals

We have a few Schwalbe Marathon Winter tires left, 700x40 and 26x1.75. $60/each (reg $80), which is a great deal for these fantastic winter tires.

Schwalbe Marathon Surpreme 700x40 folding, $54/each (reg $70). Perfect for your 700C Long Haul Trucker, Cross-Check, Sam Hillborne, Atlantis, etc.

Ortlieb Backroller-Plus panniers, black, pair, $160 (reg $200)
Ortlieb Frontroller-Plus panniers, black, pair, $120 (reg $160)

All in-stock bikes and frames, 20% off (or more, in some cases).

All in-stock bags 25% off.

Tune-up and labor special. Tune-up labor $50 (reg $85). All other labor 20% off the usual rates.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

HC work shirts

These just in, various sizes, and any color you want as long as it's black or this blue striped pattern (slimming).

Stylish, high quality, and just $40.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wheelbuilding class, December 18

I have recently received a few requests for another wheelbuilding class, and the last one filled up quickly. Building and riding your own wheels can be a satisfying experience on its own, provides a valuable home-mechanic skill (truing), and usually results in excellent quality wheels.
I will hold the class Saturday, December 18, 8am-Noon. The registration fee is $60, which is required to reserve your spot. We will provide a workspace equipped with a truing stand and spoke wrench for you to use during the class. Most people are able to build one wheel during the class, but others try to build a pair of wheels. You can supply your own rim(s), hub(s), and/or spokes, or you can get those items from HC for a discounted price with class registration. If you don't know which wheel components suit your needs, tastes, and budget, we will help with that, too. Call 612-727-2565 or stop in to register and discuss options for your new wheels.