Pedaling a bike doesn’t have to be difficult…

I’ve been getting quite a few compact and triple conversions – four in the last couple weeks. Seems folks aren’t as keen on turning pedals on old 52/42 cranksets or even 53/39. Out here in West Marin, we’ve got our fare share of hills that, except for the exceptionally fit, are nicely tamed with compact […]

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Klunkerz…

The Klunkerz DVD is out and in stock at the shop. I’ve already had to reorder – popular item. It’s a great lesson in the birth of the mountain bike. Lots of super cool footage of the early days. Highly recommended for anyone into bikes – period. I was lucky enough to view the movie […]

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I’m somebody now…

Like Navan R. Johnson says in The Jerk, “I’m somebody now!” I finally got around to getting business cards designed and printed. Janette did a great job on the design and Point Reyes Printing did a bang up job on the printing. And the Phil Wood card holder Gary B. gave me is perfect. “Things […]

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It’s official…

The Tour of California will again pass through Point Reyes Station right in front of the shop. C’mon over for a front row seat on February 18, 2008 to watch the race blow through town faster ‘n one usually drives through.

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This was a fun project…

My friend Amanda brought her Kronan Swedish Army bike in to put on consignment. She bought it in Europe and rode it around over there before bring it back home to West Marin. It was in the shop for a few weeks before someone bought it. The buyer also wanted to replace the single speed […]

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Thank Merckx for places like Pacific Coast Cycles…

I wouldn’t be who/what I am today if it weren’t for Pacific Coast Cycles and Chuck Hoefer. Chuck hired me and paid me the princely sum of $7.50/hour at a time when I was making a very unhappy $40,000/year (and a company car). I knew that bikes were where my life was. I’d only been […]

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Coffee bike…

Tom Ritchey dropped off one of his Project Rwanda Coffee Bikes recently. It’s drawn quite a bit of attention at the shop – good thing I’m familiar with Project Rwanda and the reason why the bike was created. A lot of folks ask me questions about the bike. After explaining how the bike helps coffee […]

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Redline Mono 9…

Part of the chore of opening a bike shop is deciding on lines to carry. This is doubly important as a small shop when some bike lines require you to carry the whole darn shootin’ match. Luckily, I got hooked up with Seattle Bike Supply and their lines of Redline and Batavus. They make it […]

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Limiting factor…

What happens when your low limit screw isn’t adjusted properly? If it’s not backed out enough, you can’t get to your low gear. If it’s backed out too much, you risk shifting the chain into the spokes. What if you have a broken spoke protector, an improperly set limit screw, and a will to get […]

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