Fat, we gotcher fat right here…

NAHBS is right around the corner. Frame builders are busy getting preparing their show pieces. Last year, some of the most popular bikes were road bikes designed to accommodate large tires. In fact, three of the big winners were 700c road type bikes that were fitted with fat road tires and fenders. Best in Show […]

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Merlin titanium mountain bike frame for sale…

Next. Merlin mountain bike frame of unknown vintage. The on-line Merlin serial number lists are unclear on this, but this is likely an 89/90 frame. Here’s some basic information on the frame:Serial number: 1812Head tube length: 6.5″Seat tube: 19″ center to center, 20.5″ center to top and a 27.2 seat post will fitTop tube: 23″ […]

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WTB Phoenix frame for sale…

(Note:  frame has been sold) I’ve got a couple of sweet vintage frames for sale. The first one up is a 1993 WTB Phoenix. The Basic specs are:Serial number: 93167Frame size: 15″Top tube: 22.75″ effectiveHead tube length is 5.25″ and is for 1″ rigid fork (no suspension forks on this one)Rear brake is set for […]

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What is the best…

Being a bike shop in a tourist (reference is to “tourists,” not cyclo-tourists, although both are prevalent) town, I get a lot of folks strolling through the shop who may or may not be cyclists. Sometimes, a guy will walk in proclaiming “I never miss a bike shop,” take a cursory glance around, then walk […]

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A whole lot of Marin for Friday Pt. 2…

Part 2 is something a little older. This Cunningham Racer is slated to make an appearance at an upcoming exhibit at San Francisco International Airport’s International Terminal in March. It’s a great example of some of Charlie’s best work. The Racer model with the optional oversized seat post and sloping top tube was so far […]

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A whole lot of Marin for Friday Pt. 1…

Might as well get this one over will so y’all have something to do over the weekend. Here are two bikes that came through the shop in the past week. Both were here for small miscellaneous things so I wouldn’t necessarily classify them as “repairs” and I’ll explain my reason for noting this later. Regardless, […]

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What’s in the stand…

This Bruce Gordon BLT was recently finished for a rider in Santa Rosa. There really is nothing remarkable about this bike and that is what makes it a very nice bike that will give its owner many, many miles of great riding experiences. All the parts on the bike were chosen for their usefulness and […]

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Your tires are your suspension…

Recently, I’ve been running my 28c tires down at 72psi in front and 75psi out back. I arrived at this a month or so ago. Recently, I thought more about how I arrived at those pressures. One of my favorite rides is from Pt. Reyes Station out to Pierce Point and back. Don’t know how […]

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Want to start the new year off proper…

A few years ago a small clothing company for women cyclists started in Inverness, California. My Alibi makes some great clothing for women cyclists who wanted to cycle in comfort without having to look like they are kitted out in racing gear. I’ve carried their first product in the shop for a few years. The […]

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