Easily accessible by public transportation and with plentiful parking, Western Bikeworks' new 10,000-square-foot shop stocks an array of velocipede-friendly gear and perks up patrons with cups of coffee from the indoor café. Prospective riders can find a fitting frame for their metal steed or outfit themselves with cruising apparel, and accessories from brands such as Axiom, Cannondale, and Felt. Guard heads and vulnerable cantaloupe passengers with the proper helmet, or upgrade a two-wheeler with Avid disk-brake pads ($18.99). The Blackburn Voyager Mars' high-powered LED lights aid riders who prefer to ride under the cover of darkness ($22.99), and a pair of Ryders jolt sunglasses ($38.99 each) guard peepers from wildly whipping wind and meddling sunshine.
21st Avenue Bicycles' knowledgeable staff oversees an inventory of handsome, speedy bikes hand-built with parts from manufacturers such as Raleigh, Dolce, and Vittoria Randonneur. The charming, simple brick-walled shop bustles with activity as mechanics build new wheels with a Phil Wood spoke cutter, show customers through the wooden racks of brand-new rides, and carry out full-service repair overhauls. As they true wheels, fix flats, adjust brakes, and remove hibernating snakes from handlebars, the friendly technicians exude an infectious joy as they work, promoting a workplace atmosphere in which high-fives are liberally doled out and popping wheelies is actively encouraged.
Since 1944 we have been suppling Oregon and SW Washington Athletes with everything they need to be able to compete. We supply uniforms, field supplies, team gear, screen printing, embroidery, tackle twill lettering, and much more. Everything from bats and balls, to complete gym systems including wall padding.
Today’s side deal honors the snowboarding scene in A Few Good Men with snowboard or ski tuning up plus one hand-warmer packet and toasty toes packet at Daddies Board Shop for $15. Recapture your snow equipment's swagger so you can reign supreme on the slopes of victory.
Metropolis is a professional bicycle shop that specializes in road, commuter, and fixed-gear bicycles but offers services for every cyclist, from tandem off-roaders to vodka-sipping mailmen on grocery trikes. A basic tune-up includes truing wheels as well as adjusting the brakes, shifters, headset, and bearings. Metropolis Cycle's fleet of United Bicycle Institute–certified mechanics will also perform a general cleaning and safety check to further facilitate your rediscovered quest for transportational autonomy (parts are not included).
The full bike tune-up begins with a thorough cable and drive-chain cleaning and lubing. Surgical adjustments are made to the tension of the brakes, ensuring riders can stop on a dime, pick it up, and buy a Chiclet without ever dismounting. The drive train is inspected and rebuffed to transform sticky gears into smooth shifters. Wobbly wheels undergo a truing process to increase pedal-pumping efficiency and ease momentum retention. A final overall inspection for safety and security tops off the tune-up, allowing bikes to roll back to their rack or cat condo.