Ever since we’ve opened our doors, we’ve wanted to host a Tiny Bikeshop Concert with our pals, the Banjo Brothers. As we are a miniature local cycling establishment, it was only a matter of time before they folded to our persistent and terrible nagging.
On Saturday, November 29th we will be hosting Mr. Ben Weaver of ‘I’d Rather Be A Buffalo’ fame. Fresh from his ‘It’s All The River’ Bike Tour, Ben will be around for questions and chats before taking the ‘stage’ at 7 PM. We’ll have wine from local shop Solo Vino, treats from Great Harvest Bakery and our friends from Olive You, Fleur de Lis, St. Paul Women on Bikes and CorAzoN will be joining us as well.
We’ll have more information as the show gets closer. Come join us for what is sure to be one heck of a time!
We were stoked when Twin Six, local cycling clothier, invited us to promote one of the #TNCX evenings we jumped at the idea. Never in our wildest dreams did we imagine that big of a party.
Thanks for coming out and making it a great time. We love ya.
You can see some more awesome shots on our Facebook Page.
[Photos courtesy of Erik Bahr, who's a super cool dude]
Tomorrow! Come join us at Aquila Park for a sick evening of Cross action. For all the info you need, check out this.
See you tomorrow night, Speed Racers.
We’ll have a lot more about what’s in store for 2015 from our favorite brands, but in the meantime enjoy this teaser gallery on the Facebooks – Here.
We prepare for slick off-camber turns. For mud up to your shins and beyond. For grabbing tiny cups out of the hand of strangers and awkwardly enjoying their offering. For the long nights spent cleaning a bicycle which was pristine only a few hours earlier. For huddling by a propane heater in a drafty tent on days when most sane school administrators would shut their doors.
We prepare, of course, for Cyclocross.
Let us celebrate our Track and welcome the Cyclocross with the traditional rights of SONDERKROSSEN. With food, merriment and funtimes for all we will ring in the changing of the seasons.
We begin at 6PM on September the 19th and continue until we simply cannot anymore. At 7 PM we will have a guest from Seven Cycles (a Mr. John Lewis) come in and chat with us about all the best Seven has to offer. I’m particularly excited about that one.
Furthermore – any Track and Cyclocross items (including BIKES, excluding Tiemeyer framesets) will be 20% off. This includes new 2015 Cyclocross rigs, so if you’re looking to get stoked on cross and need a new bike, we’ll have one for you here at a ridiculous price.
See you there, speed racers.
UPDATE : We will now have preregistration for our #TNCX evening this Friday at SONDERKROSSEN! It’s still just $15, but you’ll be able to avoid all sorts of lines and stuff that generally people find annoying! So swing on by anytime during the evening and prereg and maybe have some free drink on us.
Driving us crazy over here, Norco! Some really exciting stuff coming down our way from our friends to the north!
This is to say, we’re in a bit of a funk.
And the best way to get rid of a funk? Make things funky.
We’re gonna blast funk music all day long, drink and have FREE TACOS for anyone who’s up for beating the funk with us this August 23rd.
But that’s not all. How about 10% off a select few objects in the store?
You’re right, not exciting, but you know what is? 20% OFF OF EVERY SINGLE THING IN THE STORE!
So we’ll see you August 23rd because I know, and you know, that together we can beat this funk.
Did I mention free tacos?
We’re getting a whole heck of a lot of rain, which means the trails haven’t been open as much as we’d like but this is a great way to get your MTB stoke even when it’s too wet to play.
Video by Brendan Lauer.
Bike computers aren’t exciting. They don’t get to be exciting. They sit on your stem/handlebar and tick off the miles. You set them up with the tiniest zip ties in the world (try not to break one of these), diddle around with the settings and don’t think about it again until it stops working. Just all around a boring, frustrating endeavor.
CATEYE has long been a purveyor of sensible bicycling products and their Strada series of computers has long set the bar the rest of the industry. With it’s one button system, relatively easy set-up and large screen for it’s diminutive size, it was an unobtrusive joy to work with. So when they came out with the new ‘Slim’ version, it was with relatively little fanfare. In an age of GPS based cycle computers to release an update on an older wireless system seemed a little out of place, but I kid you not when I tell you this is the only bike computer I’ve ever loved. Let me tell you why :
1. Easy to set up. And when I say easy, like ‘Plug and Play’ easy. No more zip ties, we now have super easy to use rubber bands. No more ridiculous button combinations, just a few clicks and it’s set up. The sensor zone is well marked. Just everything is a dream to work with.
2. It’s way smaller. Like WAY smaller. Look at how small that is. But the display? Bigger. Nuts.
3. Everything you need to know and nothing you don’t. And as opposed to its newer, shinier GPS cousins, when you go under a tree it doesn’t spend five minutes figuring out where the heck you’ve gone.
Somehow, with all of the wizbang GPS units coming left and right, CATEYE stuck to what they know best and produced the most exciting thing to happen to bike computers in a long time. And bike computers aren’t exciting, but this time they get to be.
We love bike racing and when it shows up in our own backyard, we take notice. This Wednesday evening at 6:15 PM, some of the best will line up and rip up our cobbled and not-so-cobbled streets in Downtown St. Paul. We’re all about that. So this Wednesday at 5 PM, we’ll be lighting up our grill, pouring some drinks and handing out the good vibes. Come 6 PM, we’ll hop on our bicycles, ride down the hill and get ready to watch some racing.
If that sounds good to you, we’ll see you Wednesday evening.