Sunday, April 23, 2006

Friday, April 21, 2006

The Comeback

The cat 5 ranks have always known that it would happen. Scott Wente, (pictured above shortly before winning the 1921 junior local district C category 5 participant's ribbon) is thinking about racing, or at the very least riding on low wind days. Team Dual Threat is growing. Team members will include: Foosball paul, Ol' one eye, Marty the one man party, Matt "Ricky 'results' Robertson III" Tillinghast, as well as the famous duos "Bump 'N' Grind" and "Heart and Soul. All will attempt to fulfill their need for speed. As a race team we can offer periodic training rides, uniforms (you'll have to pay for those yourselves), a mostly good natured barrage of ridicule for those who try too hard to make themselves better than us, and million excuses of why we are not in shape (mine is school!). Join us.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Demo Day at Swanson

Demo day #2 is fast approaching this upcoming Saturday, April 22nd. This week Chad and Paul will have the bikes out at Swanson Park in Bellevue. The demo will run from 10-2 and you will have the option of riding on your own or you can do a lap with one of our staff if you're not familiar with the trail. They'll also have tools with them along the way if you need to make a suspension setup change. On demo we will have the following bikes.

Trek Fuel 90 19.5"
Trek Fuel EX 8 Women's Specific Design (WSD) 16"
Trek Fuel EX 8 17.5"
Trek Fuel EX 8 19"
Gary Fisher Cake 2 19"
Gary Fisher X-Caliber 29'r 17.5"
Gary Fisher Paragon 29'r 19"
Giant Trance 17.5"

Hope to see you all there.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

A great idea from Timbuk2

If you are looking to buy a gift for someone, this is a great idea. What is a Bag in a Box?
The Timbuk2 Bag in a Box is a great way to give a friend the gift of customization. Inside each Bag in a Box is a $100 gift card that can be redeemed at for a Custom Messenger Bag or any other product of his or her liking. He or she gets to pick out the colors and style, but you get all the credit! It's much more original than giving cash. And, it's far better than picking a bag, only to find out they don't like the colors you've selected. Stop in the shop to check it out.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

A little old School

We had a customer bring this in today. What do you think Lances new ride?

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

We Now Have Timbuk2 bags

Get out and commute more this season withTimbuk2 messenger bags. If you have not tried these bags yet, you should. They are high quality bags that fit great. We also carry Timbuk2 accessories such as saddle bags, strap pads, wallets, etc. They also make great lifestyle bags which we have in stock as well. Stop in and check out our selection.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

George Hincapie at Paris-Roubaix

Discovery Channel Pro cyclist George Hincapie crashed twice yesterday in the famed Paris-Roubaix and was unable to finish. The last crash apparently a result of the first incident happened when his aluminum steer tube broke at the intersection with the stem.

“George was in a crash earlier in the day, but due to race conditions and his comments that everything seemed fine, we did not change to his back up bike” said Johan Bruyneel, Sports Manager of the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team.

At the time of the second crash, George was commenting to team directors that he felt looseness in his steering; he thought his head-set may have come loose as a result of the earlier crash. Team directors were determining when and how to swap to his replacement bike when George entered another rough section of cobbles and crashed.

“I believe that the first crash set the stage for the big crash”, said Bruyneel. “Section after section the vibrations just kept coming until the damaged steerer gave loose. We have been racing and winning on Trek products for the last seven years. We have the utmost confidence in their products, from design, to testing, to manufacturing. We have been very impressed.” Bruyneel continued.

“The cobbles do not discriminate”, said Julien De Vriese, a forty year veteran mechanic and the teams Head Mechanic.

Trek is bringing the fork and the bike back to the United States where they will receive a thorough evaluation.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Some Sweet new bikes

Two nice custom bikes went out this week.

We had a return custom customer at 6'8" custom is your only option in most cases.
Carlo has been waiting for his new Zinn. It arrived just in time for his trip to MOAB! New bike Moab what more could you want?

An Old Friend of mine from McCook picked up his Cervelo P3. One sweet TT bike.

Old Steel

DH and his old Fat Chance Steel is Real!

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Spider Web

A little bling for your seatpost.

Cool Steel

We had a Customer stop in with a piece of cool steel. A custom Rossin that he said is 1 of only 100 made. You gotta love the sloping top tube, pre-school aerobars and SRAMs first set of road shifters.