Rohloff overhaul/love/repair and stuff

Yesterday I went out to Albany (just north of Berkeley) to see Neil from Cycle Monkey.  I had a damaged tool interface on my Rohloff Speedhub and needed to have it replaced. Cycle Monkey is the sole service center for Rohloff hubs in North America.  Neil had my hub apart in no time, and I […]

Ever wonder what happens at a bike touring meetup?

Yeah, I was wondering too.  So last night I went to the Northern California Bike Touring and Camping social meetup to find out. Just as I thought! a bunch of crazy people climbing up the walls!  It was actually a lot of fun, I got to meet other like-minded people and heard about past and […]

This Week.

Haven’t been riding as much in December as I normally would, but here are a few pics from fun things I’ve done. Bike Polo in the mission These guys play every week, and have some really neat bikes adapted specifically to their purposes.  Super low gears, almost exclusively single speed or fixed gear, upright bars, […]

Meet Nathan Haley.

The other day a nice British fellow named Nathan stopped by the shop. He’s in the middle of a multi-year, 25,000 mile bicycle tour from Alaska to the tip of South America. He stopped by for a new saddle and we invited him to our shop Christmas party which happened to be that same night. […]

New Touring Tires

After using primarily Schwalbe tires for the last several years, I recently was given a set of Continental TopContact tires from the German sales rep to try out.  These are Continental’s most advanced touring tires.  My pair are 26×1.9″, or a claimed 50mm wide in a folding bead and 800 grams, or about 140 grams […]