Friday, December 19, 2014

The Year in Review

I know it's a little early for year end reflections, but tonight is our Annual Holiday/Season End/Winter Sabbatical Send Off Party (7pm, stop by!), which for me really signals the end of the year.

2014 started off with some bike riding in Singapore and got more exciting from there. Finding a new (bigger!) location for the shop. Building that new location out. Moving to it. Adding room meant adding services like winter storage, and bike fitting. Team Monster Truck trucking its way to a great CX season! Quietly starting work on Hub Powderworks. Not so quietly unveiling Hub Powderworks. It's been exciting and stressful and so much fun.

Looking forward- I'm going to stay put for my winter sabbatical (staybatical?). I've got bikes to retro-reflectively powder coat. It won't be all work- I am going to don my best winter gear and head out for some rides. I'm setting a goal of 500 miles during my time off. Then we'll be on to the next exciting year in Hub Bicycle history.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Win Retro-Reflectivity for Someone You Care About

Via Hub Powderworks

That's all there is to it.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Hub Powderworks

This is a project I've been working on for a while and I'm so very excited that it's ready to roll: Hub Powderworks!

 Thanks to the Globe for the great article and pics.

I've set up shop in a great industrial space in Charlestown, and am ready to powdercoat your (or anybody else's) bike.

  Not a bad view from the office window.

 It took a little creativity to make the industrial coating work well for bikes, but Halo Coatings' retro reflective powder coat makes so much sense for bikes. It adds another level of visibility (on top of the lights you already have!). It's a great idea that needed to be accessible and available to individual cyclists. Have a bike you love that could use a little more safety?  You can count on the same attention to detail, friendly service, and quick turn around time that folks have come to expect from Hub Bicycle Co. That's the plan.

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