Winter Sale Time
Recycled Cycles Annual Winter Sale
Sale runs from November 22nd until December 31st!
Remaining 2014 Bikes
Models from Marin, Kona and Raleigh!
Save on Gifts for every cyclist on your list.
20-40% Savings on
Cateye Micro Computers
Incredibel Brass Duet Bells
Michelin, Soma and Vittoria Folding Tires
Kryptonite Standard U-Locks
Abus Bordo U-Grip Locks
All Blackburn Lights
DIY Special: Feedback Sport Repair Stands are 20% off.
All Clothing and Shoes are at least 15% off!
Restrictions and exclusions apply see store for details. Prices are only for in stock merchendise and do not apply to special orders.
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Black Friday or Small Business Saturday?
Well we have arrived at that time of year again, the Holidays. This year I am torn “Black Friday”. While I don’t want to get involved in the hype of the whole thing, it is a great opportunity to save money. I like the “Small Business Saturday” idea which encourages people to shop small local […]
It clicks when I pedal
On the way into work a few Saturdays ago I found myself listening to "Car Talk" on NPR. It got me thinking about what a similar bike realted call in show would sound like. In reality, I think, it would be pretty dull. The reason being I feel like about half of the calls would be someone complaining about a clicking sound when they pedal. Usually just under increased torque (climbing, standing, etc). The guys on "Car Talk" might just suggest turning up your iPod, which would work.
However 95% of the time one of the follwoing needs to be tightened or greased:
Some of these things require special tools to remove, inspect, and grease. However most of the time, the chainring bolts just use a 5mm hex wrench. They are also the most likely to be causing the noise, especially if they are the alloy chainring bolts that are very common on higher end cranksets. If you have ten minutes, a 5mm hex wrench, and some grease you can get working on eliminating that click. Pull each bolt in turn, grease the threads, and then grease the hole in the chainring that the bolt sits in. Tighten down and you're ready to go. Now your iPod can be returned to a reasonable volume.
Brad Lewis Memorial Cyclocross Race
Cross at the Creek – the Brad Lewis Memorial Cyclocross Race Sunday, September 14, 2014 Swan Creek Park, Tacoma, WA Mens’ and Womens’ Elite payout: 1st – $150 | 2nd – $100 | 3rd, $50 Supported by: Recycled Cycles | Raleigh | Surefield | Nuun | Efflux Creations | Nikwax Dick’s | Herkimer Coffee | Narrows Brewing | Metro Parks Tacoma This is Race […]