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New Website

We are in the process of updating this fine old “classic” website. Our own Todd has taken on the task of installing an eleven speed drive train on this old french threaded bi

The Boat Street store is sporting a fres

The Boat Street store is sporting a fresh look. We spent a couple days painting the floor, cleaning walls and chasing down dust bunnies. The place hasn’t looked this good in years. Stop in soon.

Hey, Recycled Cycles customers! The Boat

Hey, Recycled Cycles customers!

The Boat Street/U-District location will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 22 and Thursday, Jan. 23 for maintenance. We apologize in advance for any inconveniences.

With that being said, our Fremont location will be open both days – regular hours (10am-7pm), so be sure to stop in there for any of your cycling needs.

Oh, by the way…….GO HAWKS!!!

Final markdowns set on all remaining 201

Final markdowns set on all remaining 2013 Raleigh and Kona bikes. Quantities are limited so stop in today.

Our Annual Winter Clearance Sale begins

Our Annual Winter Clearance Sale begins Nov. 29th and runs to Christmas Eve. Doors open at the “crack” of 10:00am. Big savings on 2013 Raleigh Bikes, clothing, parts, accessories and tune-ups! http://ow.ly/rfbz7

Recycled Cycles will be CLOSED Thanksgiv

Recycled Cycles will be CLOSED Thanksgiving Day. We are thankful for the Seattle community for supporting Recycled Cycles for close to twenty years! http://ow.ly/i/3OkZu

Used up-

Used up-

Excessive wear on brake pads is a sure way to ruin rim sidewalls. During the winter months when roads are wet, brake pads seem to dissolve before our eyes. The road grit and water combine to make an abrasive that wear out the brake pads more quickly than during dryer riding conditions. Once the pad wears down considerable, the stopping power of our brakes plummets. Another casualty of excessive pad wear comes once all the rubber material is worn away. This exposes the metal base to which the pad material attaches. At that point metal on metal friction occurs every time you apply the brakes. The result is the destruction of the rims sidewall. Once this occurs the rim wall will lose its structure and potentially blow apart from the back pressure on the tires.
Keep an eye on your brake pads and replace them often. They are much cheaper than new wheels.

Guest Post: Beer & Bike Tours

Thanks to Bob Williams from Beer & Bike Tours for the guest post! 

Do you like beer? You obviously like bicycles. Do you like to travel? Why not combine all three?

Beer & Bike Tours is a bicycle tour company based in Fort Collins, Colorado. We offer multi day cycling adventures that end each days riding at a craft brewery for a beer tasting. You could say our tours are from pint to pint.

Beer & Bike tours was founded by Bob Williams after moving back to the United States after 6 years abroad in Japan and Germany. While abroad Bob and a group of friends started Beer & Biking as a way to find new pubs and routes to explore. As the group evolved so did the idea to open a bicycle tour company based on the two greatest things in life.

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Read more…

Even more gift ideas…

Did I mention we’re having a sale? Through Christmas Eve? Stop by and pick something up for yourself or for you favorite cyclist! Here are a few more ideas:

Showers Pass Rogue Hoodie

New from the fine foks at Showers Pass, the Rogue Hoodie is the kind of jacket you’ll want to grab every day. Weather-resistant with a 3-layer waterproof softshell Artex material to keep you cozy when it’s 55 degrees and below – and isn’t that really November – June around here?

Showers Pass Double Century EX

Also from Showers Pass, for the ladies, the Double Century EX is a super light, packable shell with a 2.5-layer waterproof material for a drier next-to-skin feel. While this jacket offers serious protection from serious weather, it still packs right down to tuck into a jersey pocket. Also available for men.

Smartwool HyFi Arm, Knee, and Leg Warmers

Arm warmers are practically a cycling essential in these parts. Here’s what’s awesome about Smartwool’s HyFi fabric: it’s a blend of 45% nylon and 39% Merino wool with a bit of Elastane thrown in, so these arm, knee and leg warmers are super warm and comfortable without sacrificing fit.

Big Sale!

Yes, we’ve got markdowns at both Recycled Cycles locations on way too much stuff to list, from Friday 11/23 through Christmas Eve, so stop by to browse around. Plus this weekend ONLY – Friday, November 23 – Sunday, November 25 – we’ll cover the sales tax on whatever you buy.  It might be a good time to get some holiday shopping done, or stock up on cycling gear for yourself. Just putting it out there!

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