The days have been full – world domination ain’t easy. I am going to condense the last 10 days into this post and try not to bore anyone to tears. Don’t worry, there will be many pictures for you ADD folks (who, according to my website analytics, are the ONLY ones that read this blog).
Last weekend, Ari, Jay, and I went up to MPLS to attend Frostbike, the yearly product seduction hosted by QBP. Our shop, as a whole, has flaming man-crush on QBP – they are an inspirational company in many ways. They also house some incredible brands, Surly, Civia, and Salsa among them. After a day of seminars on Friday, we had the pleasure of visiting the One on One Studio for a plastic pint. That place, jeez…
It was good to reach out and touch face with the Surly guys. I would include a picture, but those giraffes are too tall for the rangefinder on my camera.
We also had a great time talking with PJ and Scott from Civia. They have some good plans for their company, and we are pretty humbled to be a part of it. PJ has a salt n pepper beard and Scott speaks German; highly trustworthy traits.
One of the missions we had in going to Frostbike was to talk with Salsa and see about bringing their bikes in at NCC. A few of us have owned or own a Salsa, and their bikes are always top notch. Their road, city, and cross bikes will give our visitors some delicious choices to consider this spring. Stay tuned for new arrivals soon.
You can read Ari’s frostbike rant here, if you so desire.
Now, on to the new stuff.
First off, we got new stools; further proving that NCC is not a place to go, but the place to be. I work here, and not even I can resist these stools. You have to sit down. And, if you ask nicely, espresso will present itself before you. It’s an amazing process. I have a feeling that once the weather breaks, it will be tough to find one of these stools without cheeks on it.
The lucky owner of this bike is B. Wells. I think he’ll be pretty wells now that he owns this puppy. New Surly Creamroller, Teak Deep-Vs, Honey B17, Salsa tape – Built with love and lubricated with drool, no lie.
We restocked some Brooks saddles this week. It’s like taking a deep breath, every time you see this section.
Back in stock: Green B17 Special, Honey B17 Standard, Black B17-S Standard, Pre-Aged B17.
New Arrival: Brooks Team Pro Classic – Honey.