July 2008

Check it out.



I want one.

From Trek:

Trek Stop

A prototype Trek Stop Cycling Convenience Center was assembled on June 30 just off the bike path in Madison, Wisconsin.

Trek Stop

Trek Stop is a 24/7/365 convenience center for cyclists which provides access to cycling products, information and a safe place to work on your bike. Need a tube at midnight? Need some air on the way to your morning commute? Not sure of the best route to get where you’re going? Need a poncho, some wetwipes, or a power bar?

Trek Stop’s got you covered . This full service vending machine is stocked with bicycle products, food and cold drinks, and features an information center which includes maps, a message board, and advertising space for local events and announcements. There’s also a covered maintenance area with a work stand, free air, and even how-to videos a cyclist can play with the push of a button just in case their having trouble fixing that flat or repairing their chain.

Read full article at: www.isthmus.com

White was the new black this year, but color is more fun. We’ve been having fun with colorful products this year. Check it out.

Iron Nevdal picked up his custom wheels the other day and rode this beautiful creation over to show off the complete project. The Surly 1×1 is designed to run 26″ wheels, but has sufficient clearance for 700c.  Phil built the wheels for Iron on Surly New Hubs and iced the cake with anodized green spoke nipples. Hot stuff.

One of the best parts of working at a bike shop is getting to see the new stuff first. Here are a few new arrivals here at NCC. Enjoy.

The new Gary Fisher Simple City bikes are dreamy. They are designed to be fun and functional – our favorite combination. The new GF Wahoo is a sight to be seen, too. Most of the tubes are hydro-formed, which adds a ton of style.

We finally caved in and ordered a handful of Knog Frogs. These delicious looking lights are a snap to use and keep you visible day or night.

Some Chris King NoThreadSets have found themselves in our case today, too. CK is always worth a mention.

Come In, Ride Away.


Hey Everyone.

We’ve finally got our act together enough to launch a blog. We hope this can be a good platform to share the day-to-day fun we have in the shop. We want to share pics, bikes, and stories about the ever-growing and ever-changing DeKalb cycling community. Stay tuned for fun posts in the coming days. Thanks for your attention – T