Tuesday, April 24, 2012

More Help Wanted

We're in high gear now! I need more help. Please pass this along...

Hub Bicycle Co., located in beautiful Cambridge, MA, is hiring! Are you a talented mechanic with current bicycle industry experience looking for a small, but growing, service oriented shop to work in? Do you believe that bicycles make the world a better place? Are you comfortable working on the full range of bicycles and components- from big box specials to carbon race rockets? Hydraulic brakes, wheel building, suspension, and three speed hubs? We should talk.

You can expect full time employment, competitive pay based on experience, employee discounts on bikes/parts/stuff, opportunities to participate in advocacy, community education & trail building, a relaxed & positive work environment AND a month of paid vacation during the off season. Please email a cover letter and resume to Emily (emily@hubbicycle.com) if that sounds good to you. Thanks!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

This is a Real Thing

I started working in bike shops in 1995. That year my boss had a retro-style cruiser with a 7 speed internal hub. Oh man, did I covet that bike. Every once in a while I got to use it for shop errands. The one thing I could never figure out was what the hell was going on with the bell on it. It had a floating eyeball in the center- Ok. That's badass, I guess. But around the side were dinosaurs. What???

I always assumed there were a pile of leftover eyeballs and also a pile of leftover dino bells lying around a factory someplace. And maybe someone thought "Hey. let's get rid of these things by just combining them. Maybe nobody will notice how weird it is..."

It turns out my hypothesis was not true. Seventeen years later these weird bells are still available (unless those piles of leftovers were huge). We've got 'em here at Hub, in fact, for $7. I mean, how could I not bring them into the shop. If the dino/eyeball bell doesn't do it for you there's always the 'demon pumpkin' horn...

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Have we got a t-shirt for you.

You've heard of Bike Safe Boston, right? Bike Safe Boston is behind those very smart Bicyclists' Accident Reports (we've got 'em here, come pick up a couple... they're as free as they are smart). Well, this Bike Safe Boston shirt is a biking safety two-fer.

Number one- it's reflective!

The print on the front and back is retroreflective. By day, it looks like regular ol' print, but by night, hit it with a light source and get noticed.

The second 'fer is that 100% of the profits go to local bicycle advocacy. Mass Bike, the Boston Cyclists Union, and Livable Streets help to make the world a safer place for cyclists (and peds, and drivers, and just about everybody who transports).

Sizes S-XL in stock now for $29.