Monday, November 10, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Bike Friendly Durham

This past Monday Steve Clark, Bicycle Friendly Community Specialist with the League of American Bicyclists, visited Durham (currently a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community). As part of this visit we had the privilege of joining Steve for a group bike ride with representatives from Bike Durham, the East Coast Greenway AllianceDurham Community Trail WatchDowntown Durham Inc., the Durham City Transportation Dept.Duke University, the Durham Bike Co-Op, the Durham Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and City Councilman Steve Schewel for a hands-on technical assessment of Durham’s bicycle infrastructure. Following the ride, Steve made a public presentation ( to discuss best practices from across the country and provide feedback on how Durham can improve upon its bicycling infrastructure and culture. Durham has lots of room for that improvement, and lots of people interested in working towards it. Thanks @bfc_Steve for your time and insight.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Waaay Back In June...

A while back one of our best customers was selected by New Belgium Brewing to swap her car (and a years worth of driving) for a bike at the New Belgium Tour de Fat. We built her up a custom Straggler from the folks over at Surly. This is what it looks like.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014


Some of you may have heard of a little thing called the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. Many of you probably have not. To some in the bicycle industry it is a big deal, and it's held annually in a different city each year. This year it's happening in Charlotte so (here's where you need to pay attention) we're going to go check it out. Which means the shop will be closed Friday and Saturday. If you like bikes you should come on out. Friend Of The Shop and Charlotte local Dicky has written a little guide to his hometown. See you there, or Tuesday. Tuesday!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

"Life Is Like Riding A Bicycle..."

Who are we to argue with Albert Einstein? If you've been to the shop recently you know we're moving, if not then you need to stop by more often and have a beer with us (or get your bike fixed). This will be our last week in the Holland Building basement, on Tuesday March Fourth (!) we'll be operating out of our new and forever home around the corner at 104 West Parrish St. Sewing aficionados everywhere will  recognize this address as being that of the wonderful Sew Crafty, but don't worry they just moved upstairs to the second floor. Our new storefront at the corner of Parrish and Orange will include such amenities as a door that can be opened from the outside, a window and lights. Oh, and plumbing. We're also strategically located in the middle of a triangle formed by Scratch Baking to our north, Loaf Bakery and the new kid coffee shop/bar on the block Intrepid Life to the west, and Monuts and Bull City Burger and Brewery on the same street to our east. Thankfully, we can still see the Parlour from where we are, too. Pretty sweet.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


We may or may not be open the next day or two, check our social medias for the latestish.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Happy Saturnalia!

12/21 is the last day we'll be open for ... a while. Like all the way until January 7th. As we bid adieu to ol' twentythirteen we leave you with these suggestions to keep yourselves entertained this xmas. See you next year!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Turkey Day

Wednesday and Thursday we'll be closed, reopening on Black (Metal) Friday w/ regular hours.