Monday, November 30, 2009

Fitting fortune cookie

This morning at the bike shop our QBP order showed up with a little suprise in the box. There at the bottom, all crunched up, was a fortune cookie! Georgia found it and threw it in the trash, then had a second can't throw away a fortune cookie before you read the fortune! This is what it said:

"Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world."


Heavy Wal-mart bikes

 I was wondering why those bikes are so dang heavy!!!

Marijuana Concealed in Bicycle Tires

Updated: Saturday, 28 Nov 2009, 4:20 PM MST
Published : Saturday, 28 Nov 2009, 4:20 PM MST
DOUGLAS, Ariz. - Customs and Border Protection officers have seized about $11,000 worth of marijuana after it was found stuffed in the tires of two bicycles.
Friday, CBP officers spotted two 15-year-old Mexican boys on bicycles approaching the border.
Officers searched the bicycles and found that the tires of both bicycles were loaded with seven pounds of marijuana.

The boys were questioned and released to their parents.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Blue Clay Sunday morning

"This is the group that talks the talk AND rides the ride!" Brian was there but his photo is lost in cyber space somewhere ! Sorry Brian.  jim

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Billy tuning his "new fangled" derraileur !!

I do not know who took this pic, but I found it on the camera. Enjoy, jim

Old school derr and brakes

 This bike was in the shop the other day with some cool "old school" parts. The rear derraileur is the Paul Component Engineering 1995 Powerglide in blue and green. These were all CNC machined in Chico ,CA in a low volume high quality American made mentality. Paul Components are still alive and well today, however they do not make the derraileurs any more.

The other neat part on the bike was the Avid Tri Align cantilever brakes.

As Billy said these mementos need to be saved so here is a memory! Enjoy ! jim

Monday, November 23, 2009

Rickshaw guy - Sean Robinson @ our shop!

Today at the shop we opened the front door to find a man and his dog hanging out on the front porch with a HUGE pile of stuff. Turns out he is Sean Robinson from New York City, and his dog is Cooper. The two of them are riding a rickshaw around the perimeter of the continental US, just for fun!

They were at the shop because we received a new bike for him, which came fully assembled in a massive crate on a freight truck. Apparently his old bike was a 700lbs 3 speed...he literally pushed it up hills, as you can imagine! The new bike is a mountain bike style 21 speed, with a much more efficient geometry, and "only" 350lbs. Sean was stoked on it! And Cooper had a comfy new set up in the back. (He also got a new squeaky toy, gift from TWD!)

Sean's plan is to escape the fast life of being a chef in NYC and pedal until hes ready to go home. From Wilmington he is heading to Charleston, Atlanta and then spending Christmas in New Orleans.

You can follow him and Cooper on their journey at

- Kim

Lance and Alberto Super Bikes!!!!

These bikes were on display at the Trek factory in Waterloo.
I couldnt help think " If these bikes could talk"

"Red Derosa"

This bike came through the shop last summer for complete overhaul.
very beautiful work!

1964 Scwhinn 3spd Traveler

Stacy brought this in last week in a box. He didn't want to see it thrown in the trash. so here is the finished bike. Somebody will enjoy this ride!!!!!!!

"Seaside Shuffle Crew"


Here is the shop crew running at the" Seaside Shuffle" on Sunday........... Great job everybody!