Built to Order

Ari had the idea. Eric did the design. Printed at VGKids on dark black AA tees.

Available in M, L, XL in very limited qtys (we count them using one hand).

$19+$4 S&H.

Call 815.758.2403 or email tobie@nccdk.com to get yours.



Final Build on Kristopher’s Troll:



And Kristopher, in a thoughtful act of gratitude, made use of a felled tree by carving us a shop log:

Which is pretty incredible on any day, but today it’s simply mind-blowing because I, too, just brought in a Shop Log:


Every shop has a shop blog, but find me another shop with a Shop Log, let alone TWO shop logs. I love a good adianoeta, but this is incredible.



Gunnar Ruffian w/ Surly Karate Monkey fork painted to match. Sold!

Here are a few Gunnar builds we’ve done since last fall.

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Salsa bikes have a unique sizing structure which can be pretty confusing, even to the people that talk about it all day every day. You can often overhear one of us on the phone saying “you’re looking for a 56? you mean a 55? no? oh, you want the equivalent of a 56, so you need a 53. yes. trust me”.

Good thing Salsa’s new website is amazing…

Pick your bike, tab through the geometry and fit charts. They are very well done. We’re trying to keep a few sizes of the our popular models in stock so you can actually ride them before you buy them (novel, eh?). We’re expecting the new Casseroll doubles in today, and we’re building up the rest of our Vayas and Chilis soon. A test ride trumps a fit chart anyday, but the fit chart is a great start.

Sometimes they expound on the more unique bikes, as they did yesterday with the Fargo: http://salsacycles.com/culture/how_to_pick_the_proper_size_fargo/

Ari's Fargo v1.1

We needed a 52cm Vaya and Salsa was fresh out. The good people up there whipped up a custom build for us and shipped it as a whole box full of fun. Ari put it together and this is what came out. It’s gorgeous.

This is how this bike is supposed to roll!


We’ve been tackling a few of our winter projects this month and starting so see some results.

We added a fancy flat screen so we can help design Project One and custom Gunnar bikes in the store. We’re connecting our Tacx Bushido to it so we can virtually escape to Mt. Ventoux pretty soon. We shuffled some of the bikes around to give the different categories their own space and, in the process, added some wall space for other fun stuff. The BMX basement was in desperate need of some love, so it got a makeover. We also planted some wheatgrass in the Civia Loring so we could be reminded that all of life is not grey and slushy.


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