Monday, February 24, 2014

Spring Cleaning

It's a little optimistic to call this post "spring" cleaning, as it seems winter might never end, but we do have some cleaning out to do. We need to make space for new goods coming in, so all Bern helmets in stock are 30% off. 

This is good until what we have is gone. Right now we have a pretty good stock in just about every size, so jump on it.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

For Sale: Fat Bike

It's true. It's time to find a new home for the Moonlander. I've got another fat bike project in the works and I have to make room.

The deal is- it's a bit of a frankenbike. All good parts, but none of it stock.

Here is the full parts list:

Surly Moonlander frame and fork- Small (16)
Crank Bros. Colbalt Directset Headset
Truvativ Hussafelt stem
Salsa Bend 2 handlebar
Alloy seatpost w/ old school style
Avid SD 7 brake levers
Avid BB7 brakes, with compressionless housing 
Surly OD Crank 36/22, 170mm 
Front wheel- Weinmann double wall, 100mm rim/Surly disc hub
Surly Larry 3.8 front tire
Surly Endomorph 3.7 rear tire
Rear wheel- Surly Rolling Darryl/Shimano Deore disc hub
Gripshift Rocket 9spd shifter
SLX rear derailleur

includes Evo Two Faces Pedal, and a basic saddle

It does not include a front derailleur, but it does have two chain rings and the adapter to install a direct mount derailleur. Just so you know.

If you or anyone you know has an insatiable need for a snow bike, it can be yours for $1150 or best offer. Give a call to the shop or shoot me an email if you're interested/want a test ride/have questions.

Monday, February 10, 2014


Ahh, winter. This winter has been cold and snowy, as expected, but also extra salty. I do appreciate that the extra attention paid to roads has made them safer to ride and drive, but it takes a toll on the machines that ride and drive on them.

Bicycles don't require a ton of regular maintenance. I didn't say they require NO maintenance, just a little bit. If you've been riding through this winter, there are two things you should do.


I've gone over this before, but to review:

                   1. Coat the entire length of the chain with a bicycle-specific chain lube. We're using Pedro's in the shop these days.
                   2. Back pedal a bit to let the lube work itself into the chain. Or let it sit for a while (15min- 1hr). Or both.
                   3. Wipe off the extra with a rag.


Bikes made of all types of materials are subject to corrosion. The chemicals used to treat winter roads speeds up that corrosion. You want to get that stuff off your bike.

A bike specific cleaner would be best- something that's going to be safe on all of the parts of the bike (we use Green Fizz in the shop). If you don't have that handy, a couple drops of mild dish soap in warm water will work. Either way- be careful around brakes and braking surfaces. No bike cleaner, and you don't like soap? At the very least, brush the salt off when it dries with a dry rag.


Just doing those two things, should take 10-15 minutes, tops, and will make your ride last longer, and pedal smoother.