Category Archives: Local Bike Shop

Drivetrain Maintenance. Part 1: The WIPE

Drivetrain Maintenance. Part 1: The WIPE Let’s not kid ourselves this cycling hobby can get expensive.  Top end bikes can run tens of thousands of dollars.  Whether you spend hundreds or thousands on your bike, any cyclist should be able to perform routine maintenance on their ride.  It prevents costly repairs and can catch potential problems before you find yourself stranded. Over my many years of bike ownership, I have… Read More »

Local Bike Shop: Velo Bike Shop, Seattle

Local Bike Shop: Velo Bike Shop, Seattle I have been riding for quite a while.  Most maintenance tasks I can handle on my own.  I can do anything from adjusting my brakes to truing a wheel.  I am even getting the hang of derailleur adjustment.  Even so I still rely on my local bike shop for a second opinion, advice or the projects I don’t feel comfortable tackling on my own.… Read More »

Local Bike Shop, BPA Seattle

This weekend was the annual Fremont Solstice Parade.  I had really been looking forward to it.  If you are not familiar with the Solstice parade, it is truly a one of a kind event.  Located in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, the solstice parade celebrates the summer solstice.  All of the floats are human powered, edgy and very creative.  There are all different types of music.  The crowning touch of… Read More »