Archive for Category: Bike Shop

5 hand-crafted balance bikes up for bids – Balance Bike Build-off Auction

By Brianna Harris, Campaign Specialist Every year hundreds of faces light up with joy at the Holiday Bike Drive. Kids smile, laugh, and some of them earn their very first bike. At the Community Cycling Center, we can’t help but smile, and be proud of the work we do. We love the bicycle, we love what […]

Shop Tip: Selecting and adjusting saddles

By Gwen Koon, Service Supervisor PART 1: SELECTION Choosing a saddle that is the correct shape for your body is an important part of making sure that you’ll be comfortable on your bike. It’s also something that a lot of people struggle with. Here are some saddle basics to help you along your way. A […]

Product Review: Cygolite Metro 550

By David Kurushima, Retail Manager There are many things you can learn about the nature and habits of Portland cyclists simply by looking at what they are buying throughout the year. One thing that has stood out to me at our shop in recent years is that, along with fenders (for obvious reasons), higher-end lights […]

Winter Riding Shop-Tip Medley

By Forrest Scott, Service Supervisor Hello Everyone! The first day of fall is just about a week away! Last Thursday’s blustery weather reminded me that it’s time to adjust my bike commuting practice to suite the changing season. And, given that it’s almost fall, we know that: Below is a collection of relevant shop tips […]

Serotta ‘CPI’ track bike frame – Autographed by Ben Serotta

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager Sometimes we truly receive some unique gems donated to our bike shop. Right now, we have a super sweet, custom-built Serotta ‘CPI’ track bike frame autographed by Ben Serotta. Here’s the details: 54cm custom-built Serotta ‘CPI’ track bike in amazing condition. Autographed by Ben Serotta on 3/9/98. Actually […]

Product review: Jandd Frame Pac

By David Kurushima, Retail Manager Do your summer plans include a day ride on your road bike or shredding some trails on your mountain bike? How about a fully-loaded tour or a casual trip across town with nothing but your lock and keys? Well, consider this humble gem of convenience: the Frame Pac(k) by Jandd […]

Shop tip: The exciting world of disc brake maintenance

By Forrest Scott, Mechanic This month’s shop tip covers pad replacement and adjustment for mechanical disc brakes. Since the Avid BB7 model is increasingly common as stock equipment for commuting bikes, I chose to focus on this particular model for this month’s tip. Much of the information below is relevant to other mechanical brake models. […]

Shop tip: fun rides in Portland

By Patrick Loftus, Service Manager For what will be my final shop tip, we’re going to step outside the bike shop and talk about sweet places to ride in Portland. These are just a few of my favorite under two hour rides I like to squeeze in before or after work. They’re all pretty mellow […]

Support local and receive a Community Cycling Center water bottle or bell

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager For the month of May, our bike shop is highlighting locally-owned  companies! Check out our new selection of backpacks and messenger bags from North St., Black Star, and BLAQ. We now carry USB rechargeable lights, The Aether Demon™, from  Portland Design Works. Also, stop by to see our […]

Product review: Skadokeys!

By David Kurushima, Retail Manager Here at our shop, some of our most cherished bike parts are the cheap accessories that get salvaged from inexpensive kids’ bikes. Why? Because kids get all the sweet stuff—sparkly brake housing, frame pads that say “Terror of Demon Storm,” miniature handle-bar mounted bikes for your Barbie and, of course, […]