We are a worker owned and collectively run bicycle sales and repair shop in lovely South East Portland, Oregon. We proudly sell Raleigh Bicycles! Now stocking Endura Cycling Apparel! Come to us for full bike repair services, wheel building, and internal gear servicing.
It's finally here! We've been waiting for this to arrive. Come check it out.
Merit 3 (In Stock!)
Bicycle that can basically do anything you need. With comfort at the
forefront, this bike can do long days in the saddle on roads, gravel, or
dirt with ease. Aluminum frame and a carbon fork(with thru axles!!!)
with all the necessary mounts for fenders and a rear rack, so commuting
is a breeze. TRP disc brakes mean predictable stopping power in all
conditions. Micro-elastomer stem and seatpost, so road buzz is reduced
without sacrificing stiffness. Did I mention an 11 speed Shimano 105
drivetrain?!Seems to good to be true? Come and see for yourself.
Lightweight alloy frame with thru axles
Anti shock stem and seat post absorbs bumps resulting in a more enjoyable ride
Shimano 105 11sp Drivetrain is the hardest working groupo available
When customers ask us about sourcing bikes on Craigslist, we always recommend they have those bikes checked out by a bike shop (or a competent mechanic) before they make a purchase. While there are often some good deals on Craigslist, there are also plenty of not so good deals:
Sometimes bikes are in decent working order, but need enough repair parts and labor costs to make them cost more than a brand new bike.
Sometimes bikes are put together by people who don't know enough about bicycles in order to properly assemble them. Non-compatible components are often 'slapped together' into a bicycle that will end up costing the buyer a lot of money to get into working order.
Other times, critically damaged and/or unprofessionally repaired frames and components are hacked together by someone who is fully aware that what they're doing is wrong, and couldn't care less about the safety of the person they're selling it to. Case in point:
A 1" threaded fork whose steerer was too short to fit this frame. Solution? Chop off another fork's 1" threadless steer, weld it together, and grind down the weld. The joint is sleeved with a tiny piece of some other bike's steer. The steerer is crooked regardless.
Random star nut, also welded into the steerer tube.
A headset made out of: two different cups, no bearings on the top assembly, a 1" to 1-1/8" stem shim made out of a small chunk of steerer tube, and a cassette lockring ground out to act as some sort of spacer.
-Indexed downtube shifter boss drilled out perpendiculary to act as a cable stop.
-Rear brake cable housing made out of a bunch of pieces of SIS housing.
-Brake pads installed upside down.
-8 speed trigger shifter on a seven speed cassette.
-A front brake caliper that had insufficient reach to grab the rim properly.
The price for this bicycle-shaped-object? $300. Upon contacting the original seller, the buyer was told, "I don't know what you're talking about; that bike rides great".
Raleigh USA has made some great changes to their lineup for 2016. We are proud to say that we are a Stocking Raleigh dealer. Please visit raleighusa.com to see the exciting direction the Raleigh brand is taking. We will be looking forward to getting more people riding fun and comfortable bikes by way of the new and improved Raleigh bikes! Stay tuned for more.
In celebration of our one year anniversary since our last blog post, We will be closed Friday, May 1st. This is also in celebration of International Worker's Day. Normal hours resume Saturday, May 2nd.