Archive for Category: Bike Shop

Retail Product Reviews: WTB Saddles

By David Kurushima, Retail Manager At the Community Cycling Center, we are all about removing barriers to bicycling—whether it be providing access to affordable bikes and cycling education, or working to remove any of the innumerable cultural, economic or physical barriers that impede one’s ability to enjoy this active and healthful mode of transportation. Here […]


Refurbishment special returns – $100 OFF!

Over the next month, your bike will see the elements Portland commuters have become accustomed to: rain, mud, and the dreaded wintry mix. It could probably use some love. We want to make it easy for you. This February and March, we’ll take $100 off the cost of all bike refurbishments. We’ll put the same […]


Shop tip: tire inflation, valve types, and picking the right tube

By Patrick Loftus, Service Manager This seems like a simple subject, but it’s one of the more common questions we get in our bike shop and it’s surprisingly complicated.  Today’s shop tip will introduce all things tire related: casing, tread, valve types, decoding all those numbers on the side of the tire, picking the right […]


Don’t miss our big HOLIDAY SALE at the bike shop – Save 25%

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager This winter, get bike-friendly gifts for the bike lovers in your life at our bike shop and save big. From November 15th until the end of December, we’re offering three Holiday Gift Packs for you to choose from: kids, commuters, and DIYers. Pick 5 or more items in […]


Shop tip: oil, grease, and solvents, what to use where

By Patrick Loftus, Service Manager The most common question we get in the shop is, “What do I use to oil my chain?”  This month’s shop tip covers different oils, greases, and solvents and their best uses. Light Oil – TriFlow ($5), Phil Wood’s Bio Lube ($10), and Prolink are just a few examples of […]


Reviews of the PDW Spaceship™ 3 and Cosmic Dreadnought

Review #1 of the Spaceship™ 3 By Gwen Koon, Service Mechanic I picked up PDW’s Spaceship™ 3 a couple of months ago, an emotional separation from my old CatEye Opti-Cube from waay back in 2009 (may it rest in peace). The most important factor for me when it comes to headlights is (surprisingly) visibility.  I […]


Our newest social venture

By Jonnie Ling, Director of Operations “What’s your favorite program at the Community Cycling Center?” I’m often asked in interviews and conversations alike. Our community collaborations with New Columbia and Hacienda usually take the #1 spot, but I may soon have a new favorite. Late in 2012, I was asked to lead a truly innovative […]


Product Review: Iris Water Bottle Cages

By David Kurushima, Retail Manager This month, rather than promoting the outstanding merits of a singular product manufactured by a particular company, I would rather recommend to you a type of product, which you may not have ever used – specifically a type of water bottle cage. This type of cage has no universal name, […]


Pack a pannier and save 25%

By Britt Appleton, Social Media Specialist During the month of September, buy a bag or pannier, fill your new bag with any new parts and accessories, and we will give you 25% off everything inside the bag. Also, pro tip, you can put a bag inside a bag, which means you can buy one bag […]


Shop tip: carrying stuff on your bike

Patrick Loftus; Service Manager Figuring out how to comfortably and safely carry stuff on your bike can greatly improve your riding experience. In this shop tip we’ll look at the pros and cons of various commute-friendly ways to carry stuff while riding your bike.   Backpack or messenger bag: This is the easiest and most […]