Sunday, January 30, 2011

Remodel complete

While it still just looks like the mechanic area of a bike repair shop, we're real proud of our mini-winter-remodel a couple of weeks ago.

Stuff that was piled on Ian's floor, piled on Ian's bench.
Aaron and Clinton moved most/all of the other stuff that was taking up floor space. 

Where'd all the stuff go? Down on the sales floor, one of the many reasons we had to close for the process.

We all met Monday morning, caffeine in hand, to tackle the carpet removal.

With everything moved, it became so much easier to see just how disgusting the carpet had become over 3 years of mechanickery.

 It's so satisfying to see a transformation like this, tearing up the carpet and padding and tack bars and staples and all, ah. . . accomplishment!

 And suddenly a ninja appeared.

 Pry bars and hammers were necessary to get all the tack bars detached.

 After dozens of rounds of sweeping, Ian and Clinton decided the floor was sufficiently prepped for the floor sealer, which meant it was time to don shoe booties to avoid tracking any dust/dirt upstairs.

 Everything's back in place and we added some shelving units. And hopefully the new shelves will aide in better organization versus just more stuff.

Shelves! Oh, btw those stacked rims are all tubular rims that we would l-o-v-e to sell. Get in touch if you're interested ABetterCycle [at] gmail [dot] com.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Closed for mild remodeling next week.

We're redoing the mechanics' flooring upstairs, and it's going to be a giant project of tearing up old carpet, sealing, waiting, sealing and waiting. At the end, it will be worth it, but we're going to need some time to work and then let it all air out so:

we will be
for mild remodeling
MON Jan 17
TUE Jan 18
WED Jan 19

normal hours will resume
(if everything goes as planned)
THUR Jan 20

We are sorry for the inconvenience

Sunday, January 9, 2011

New Product! M.U.T.s from Randi Jo Fabrications

Check these out. A multi-use tote (M.U.T.) for storing bits and bobbles, cans or bottles. The most awesome feature is the versatility of mounting.

photos courtesy of Randi Jo Fabrications

You can: 
A// slide it into an unused water bottle cage (a special pocket slides over the bottle cage lip to help secure in place)
B// use the velcro straps to mount it under your saddle, or
C// mount it on your top tube (secure to your head tube to keep in place).

Rachel's favorite is a tie between the turquoise and red, and the teal and orange.

Handmade, storage goodness is yours for just $24 ea. Made lovingly by hand in Cottage Grove, Oregon.