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Bikes are way cool.  One of my favorite things about them is the multitude of simple custom modifications that can be made to them to meet a specific need or purpose.  This example came in for a tuneup this week.


Kickstand not long enough?  Got a stick?  Hose clamp?  Done!


A closer look of the craftspersonship.  The stickstand is super stable and is 100% compostable (except for the hose clamps) and biodegradable but is not sold in stores.  Over the years I have also seen panniers made out of trashcans, fenders made out of tires and hangers, barends out of vice grips (not a very cost effective solution) and aero bars made out of wood.  I can’t wait to see what comes in next.

Tomorrow marks one month since we opened our doors.  It has been a great experience so far and we are finding our rythmn and looking forward to the busy cycling months ahead.  Hope to see you in the shop or out riding!

We sold a couple of Dahon Speed D7s last week.


This was our first look at the tangerine color, pretty schnazzy! We sent a Dahon folder on a mission to Chicago via MegaBus last week also and for the first time it was denied by the bus driver. No amount of bribery or sweet talking could secure passage for the most useful piece of luggage on the planet. Apparently Trailways is not so biased against multi-modal sustainable transportation options and they allowed the trip to proceed. So, if you are a folding biker consider checking Trailways that before booking your trip.

In other exciting foldable thing news, for the first time in 4 years we have a kickstand worthy of the internet:


One upping the stickstand we reported on in May of 2009, the copper pipe kicker extension! Bonus points for matching that frame color.