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One of our favorite sayings here in the shop is Ever Forward! Also, the Future Does Not Exist, which is enough to give you a headache if you think on it too long. With that in mind here is a saddle Brooks introduced earlier this year that the 30¢ Squad has been doing extensive townie testing upon this year. We give it a big thumbs up for your butt! Errr, well it’s a nice saddle that feels broken in right out of the box, and has some serious style futuristic retro style.

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Like this 2015 MASI Gran Criterium. Gum wall tires and 11 speed?! Say okay, don’t be a square now. Like us. We switched to Square for our small business (okay – micro business) point of sale cash registering and credit card acceptance needs. No more paper receipts! We can take your Discover card or AmEx even!

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Plus we got to clear all this junk off our counter.

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And we got to get an iPad which is good for Square. And all kinds of other important bike shop stuff.

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Got our first 2 generator wheel orders as the season of the Darkness approaches.

Don’t take it from us, listen to them:

When you’re cycling through the city at night
And you’re dodging these apartment lines
I’ve got my fingers greasy
And you didn’t care
I was fixing your shame

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This is our shame salvaging package deal – no polluting or burnt up batteries for you – handbuilt wheel with a Shimano disc compatible generator hub laced with DT spokes to a Sun rim because <duh> with a Planet Bike blaze generator light to bright that night for $230.

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First two wheels built, time change in about 2 weeks and just as the Darkness say -

Nothing’s gonna stop us!

Cause it doesn’t matter where we are
Oh when you’re the stunt peg
And I’m in the chair
I was pulling a wheely
You were pulling my hair
They’ll never catch us
Cause we’re catching air

 

Get a clue, because it’s neither game nor mystery – a killer bike is fun for the whole family!

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This Handsome Devil complete is an awesome ride and nicely complemented with Handsome’s own Mud Butler fenders.

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And the PDW Take Out Basket will ably carry a six pack and a u lock for when, you know, you have to lock your bike up. Or need to take someone out… on a date.

30¢B:  So let’s get this straight, you’re Aufderheide? What’s that all about?

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BWA: Let Me Google That For You? Like it says on the website, lights, fenders, racks, action.

30¢B: Okay, smartass, we can all see that you are made in the USA by a couple of cool guys out in Portland, OR, and you have not only the best headtube badge in the business but also a custom matching stem and frame pump, but what’s with them shifters?

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BWA: They are super cool right? Also from Portland by the way, Gevanalle is the name and durable comfortable precise braking and shifting is the game.

30¢B: Anything else from Portland to show off? And are you the shiniest bike ever?

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BWA: Funny you should ask, I count on Fenderbot from PDW to light things up behind me. Small, effective and always there when needed, kind of like me. Now as to your shiny question – yes I am the shiniest bike ever. Lots of Velo Orange components and Nitto Racks, hope they don’t hurt your eyes?

30¢B: Okay you brought it up and mentioned small, what size are you anyways?

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BWA: You pig! This interview is over!!

<Aufderheide knocks over Feedback Sports RAKK (which is not easy to do) and storms out the door, bound for anywhere and who knows where>

A couple of shots from around the shop this week.

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All the Bianchi colors lined up and in stock!

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We just finished up this Bianchi Pista build for a customer that opted for bullhorn bars instead of drops. Long and low that is the tempo!

And we got another one a them fad bike things in – oh sorry meant FAT bike.

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10% off too, which brings it just under $50/lb

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We also got in a couple of the Bianchi Via Nirone 7’s for stock and have the fabulous Bianchi Lupo in a wide range of sizes if you have been thinking about giving cyclocross a try. Or, you know, if you just want a kick ass versatile bike. Lots of 2014 bikes on sale now so come in and see if one might be right for you, and meet our fish, too!

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We got a Betta and he is a pretty little guy

 

Nice day out there in Iowa City .

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And here is a nice bike all accessorized and ready to be picked up today.

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Inside we have a nice reorganization of our sales floor.

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And we’re listening to Bon Iver, isn’t that nice?

 

Our floor is orange when it is not too dirty.

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So is this sweet old Schwinn Voyageur. The owner had us add some shine from Velo Orange and Nitto and a touch of honey from Brooks.

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Another orange one, brand new out of a really small box is this Dahon Speed D7 in tangerine. This is the folding bike we sell more than any other because it is simple, strong, and, well – it’s orange!

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In other upgrade news we have gotten in a couple more sets of Retroshifters, now called Gevenalle or however it’s pronounced – one set to help this tandem shift more reliably especially up front on it’s wide range crankset. The other set is for a Breadwinner Aufderheide we are building up, pictures to follow but a bike so nice gets it’s own blog post!

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Another cool upgrade shifter project. We took off dead Shimano trigger shifters here and replaced them with these nicely machined thumb shifters from Microshift. Strong light cheap – pick all three!

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Not orange but sure to make folks green with envy is this decked out Xtracycle Edgerunner with the full family package to haul kids and or cargo – plus a generator wheel powering front and back lights with a USB charger.

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Last thing orange and upgraded we made some major changes to our helmet / clothing / shoe corner. Stop in and take a seat – we do! Carpet is also quite comfortable for naps we hear.

 

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