Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Escape Pod

Hub is officially on sabbatical. I've already crisscrossed New England to spend time with family- with my new MTB in tow. The nice thing about having the bike is that it's a good excuse to escape the crowd for a little bit. Not that I don't love my family, but I really appreciate a little bit of quiet time.

Monday, December 17, 2012

One Week

This is our last full week before close up shop for a month of bike adventure, recharging, and planning for 2013. There's still time to get a hold of a last minute gift or two for the bike nerd in your life (maybe that nerd is you, I won't judge...). Place an order with us by Weds (12/19) and we'll have it for you by the end of the world Friday (12/21). BTW, that speedy delivery is free (as it always is), yo.

I, myself, and working on a last minute project or two before I head someplace warmer for some cycling. Here's a little peek at my new bike, painted by the very talented fellas at Circle A:

Wimpy 2 Electric Boogaloo

It's the same color as another adventuring vehicle I once had. The pink stripes are a little washed out in this picture, so imagine they're a darker pink. I'll post up a full bike pic when this baby is ready to roll.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Another Non-Bungee Option

Friend of the shop, pickle impersonator, and all around good guy- Trombone Tally stopped by the shop yesterday to recycle a few bicycle bits and pieces. (We'll recycle stuff for you, too if you want. We can take metal, tubes and tires.) He very cleverly bundled up some old (and multiply patched) tubes with some "produce velcro". It's a thin bit of flexible velcro-ish material that sticks to itself along its whole legnth. It used to secure Romaine Lettuce.

You already know I'm against using bungee cords for securing stuff to your bike- and I gave you a couple of not too expensive/free alternatives. This stuff won't be enough to secure a box or bundle of groceries to your rack/basket, but I think it'd work beautifully to secure a lock, or hand pump or some other such accessory.  Trombone Tally mentioned that he uses it as an emergency pant strap as well. If you love reusing/reycling, vegetables, and bikes, keep an eye out for this stuff.