Time to Tune Up

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We’re lucky enough to be able to ride year ’round in Ashland due to the mildness of winter here. Many of you may not agree with that assessment but believe me, after spending decades in the high country of Montana and Colorado, winter in southern Oregon is not as tough. Nevertheless, I know many of you have your bikes in temporary storage while awaiting warmer days. Now is the perfect time to consider a pre-season tune-up to assure that you’re safe and ready to go once the temps reach your comfort zone.

 

Even the most expensive of bikes, whether standard or electric, experience component wear and require periodic maintenance to keep them running smoothly. This will also prevent more costly repairs down the road. Every bike should, at minimum, have a general tune-up performed on it once a year. Items to be addressed include: inspect and adjust brakes, gears, cables, headset, hubs, bottom bracket, and wheel spokes. Tire pressure and tread condition, as well as all bolt tightness should be checked. Chain wear is a key item to be checked; replacing a worn chain is far less expensive than waiting until it wears all the gears as well. Following these guidelines will assure that your first ride of the new season will be safe and secure.

 

Now can also be a great time to invest in any accessories that you’ve been considering to make your riding experience more pleasurable and effective. Baskets, bags, fenders, horns, cell phone holders; all these items can take your riding to the next level.

   

How about your helmet; is it comfortable and you use it, or does it sit at home while you venture into the world unprotected? There’s nothing pretty about a head injury. We’ve been privy to numerous episodes where a helmet has saved a rider from serious injury. Trust me; helmets save lives!

 

OK, now you know what it takes to stay ahead of the curve before the upcoming warm weather riding season. Make an appointment to get your bike in tip top shape now and avoid the rush when everybody else is scrambling to get their bike serviced. Who knows; you may even find yourself adding a few months to your usual riding season, and that’s a good thing for us all.

Podcast and Video Interviews

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I had a couple of opportunities recently to spread the ebike gospel locally here in Ashland.

My good friend Mark Arinsberg and I sat and chatted about all things ebike related and more for his popular podcast, “Citizen 44”. You can hear that interview here:

http://www.arinsberg.com/citizen-44.html

Next, I had the opportunity to sit with Jim Falkenstein and record an episode of his local public television show “Let’s Take This Outside”. You can watch that interview here:

https://archive.org/details/PA7478971

I hope you enjoy them both!

New Season New Bikes New Hours

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Yes, Spring of 2017 is on! We’re back at it with our ‘normal’ hours: Tues-Sat from 11-5:00. We’re also very excited to present all the new bikes we have for this season. We have two models from the extensive lineup at BULLS Bikes out of Germany. These folks are really making an impact on the ebike scene here in the U.S. after many years of success in their homeland and the rest of Europe.

 

 

Next is the new Easy Motion Atom Diamond Wave. Its another Brose Center Drive style commuter with loads of features. Lastly (for now) is the new Surface 604 Fat Electric Bike that’s sure to provide tons of fun in any conditions.

 

Check the individual pages for all the details on each of these great new choices, and have a fabulous Spring. We hope to see you soon!

Winter Hours Begin November 1st

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The weather is quickly shifting, days are getting shorter, and with those changes comes a noticeable drop in bicycling interest here in southern Oregon/northern California. In response we’ve decided to scale back our hours of operation accordingly. Effective November 1st our new hours will be:

Wed-Sat from 12:00-5:00

Thanks for your understanding and continued support. We appreciate every single one of you!

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