Skyline Cycle's Blog
It looks great outside and we are looking forward to a wonderful group road ride this evening. Plan on meeting up at 6:00p.m. in our parking lot and we will leave no later that 6:30p.m..
On another note the repair timeline on the website has not been changed because we have been maintaining about a five day wait time on repairs. If it shortens or gets longer I will change the website, so if you need repairs know that timeline is accurate. See everyone soon, thanks.
I went for one of the best rides I've had this year this morning over on the northern shoreline. It had just rained, the dirt was perfect, and man the smells of spring were everywhere. I did notice something though, it appears that someone, or group of people are removing a lot of rocks on the section of trail from 9th street over to where the canal road ends. I think these people have the best of intentions and don't understand that they are removing rocks that for the most part were left on purpose. Some were left to make riders slow down, some were fun to ride over and in the worst cases the rocks removed actually cause bigger problems than them being left. If any of you run into these folks let them know that their intent to work on the trail is good, its just being done wrong. Have them get a hold of Matt at Skyline because that is our section of trail to maintain and we have lots of projects that they could help us with. I just want to make sure the trails are left fun, safe, yet in some cases challenging.
Guys I am so sorry but the weather is crappy again. We waited until the last minute but its not clearing up and the last thing we want is all of you , and us out in the middle of a storm in the middle of no where. We will give it another try next week and hopefully Mother Nature will cooperate with us. It sure does suck being a weather man. Thanks all.
The skies are blue, and the weather is great. Unless the weather changes drastically it looks like we are headed out for this years first group road ride. Remember we meet up at 6:00p.m. in the and will leave by 6:30p.m. at the very latest. I will post any cancellations by 4:30p.m. if they arise.
Also this Saturday May 11th we will be closing all of our in stock cold weather gear out at 50% off. This will be a great way to prepare for the last few chilly rides or a way to get ready for next fall. As always thanks and see you soon.
It is supper cold, windy and crappy out, so to heck with the ride. We are CANCELLING this week but plan on next week. If you had friends or new people coming give them a call and let them know in case they don't see the posts. Sorry, we'll see you guys soon.
This Wednesday the 1st will be the start of the group road riding season. We will meet at 6:00p.m. and plan on leaving no later than 6:30p.m. We will be riding 22miles and there will be a fast drop section as well as a no-drop section of the ride. The no drop section will follow the same route as the drop section and will move about 18-20mph. The no drop section will always be supported by a member of the store and you will not be left out in the middle no where. We look forward to riding with you this year, and thanks.
We now have six rental mountain bikes in and ready to go. We have Kona 29er Splices ranging from 16in-19in. We charge $35 a day.
Repairs have slowed just a little because of the cool weather so we are only about 3 business days out on service so its a good time to bring down bikes if you need work done. Sounds like warm weather is on the way, we can't wait.
Welcome to the 2013 riding season. Thanks again for a wonderful turn out to or annual spring sale. We set up just a ton of folks with new bikes and gear, looks like everyone is planning on a big riding season.
Group rides will start Wednesday May 1st. We will meet at 6:00p.m. and leave at 6:30p.m. Plan on us riding every Wednesday through out the season unless there is a holiday or bad weather. I will post any cancellations on the web site and on the Face Book account by 4:30p.m. the day of the ride.
Trails are starting to open up and be ride able as I type this. Most of the Bonneville shoreline is ride able. There may be a few muddy spots where it would be better to walk your bike rather than ride it. If the trail looks muddy do everyone including yourself a favor and stay off it until its dry, damage done to trail systems this time of the year take forever to undo through the rest of the season and it give us a bad rap with trail managers.
I will post up trail digs as soon as I get them scheduled. Thanks for picking us as your bike store, we're excited for a great season.
Sorry its been a moment with post and updates, we have been supper busy, so thanks for making us run around. Our annual spring sale in April is coming this Thursday the 11th, Friday the 12th, and Saturday 13th. We will have all current 2013 model bikes discounted at 15%, last years bikes at 20%. Bike racks, car racks and child carriers all discounted at 15% off, and all other accessories discounted at 25% off. Can't wait to see everyone, we are looking forward to another exciting year with everyone. As always thanks for making us your local bike store.
I am so glad to see the weather getting warmer. As we start another year we are adding new models to the floor every week. We are now a Salsa bicycle dealer, so new cool brand and models to look at.
Also we are coming up on our first large sale of the year which will be the April 11th, 12th and the 13th. This is one of three large discount sales we do annually so its a good time to buy and get a great discount.
The spring sale will be 15% off all current model bikes in stock, 20% off of all last year model bikes in stock, 15% off all car racks and child carriers, all other accessories will be 25% off.
Go hit the trails, rip up the road, or cruise the parkway heck whatever your doing have fun be safe and we can't wait to help you this year
This Saturday we will be selling all the trainers, mats, and blocks that we used during spin class this season. Trainers will be going for $250.00 each, the mats will be sold for $30.00, and the front wheel blocks will go for $15.00. All trainers will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. We will not be taking money for them in advance or reserving them.
We had a great season teaching spin class and bicycle maintenance class with all of those that took the opportunity to come and get in better shape for the spring, or those that chose to expand their knowledge of bicycle mechanics. Unfortunately both the spin class and the free bicycle maintenance classes have come to an end do just to the fact that we have run out of time as we enter into the busy season, thanks to all of you who visited us during the winter, and we look forward to a great season. Matt
This Saturday the 2nd of March we will have the final spin class where we will do a fitness test. We have spin classes at 10:00a.m. and 11:30a.m.. The 10:00a.m. class is full but there are seven spots available for the 11:30a.m. class.
Bicycle class will be a review of the basic maintenance class. During this class we will discuss the process of cleaning, lubricating, and generally maintaining your bicycle. We will also go over the process of removing a wheel from the bike, removing a tire, removing a tube, repair of your tube and then a re-installation of the tube and pressurization.
Just a reminder that the special we have on our basic tune ups will end at the end of February on the 28th. At this point we are still no farther out then 2-3 business days on taking a bike in and then sending it back out, but we are starting to see a considerable increase in the amount of work we are doing. As a generality we will be around 5 business days with your bicycle here during the peek of the season. Keep this in mind as we enter into the season and you have events/rides that you need to have maintenance done on your bicycle before. Looking forward to a great year, come on spring.
The bicycle class this Saturday will focus on front derailleur installation and adjustment followed by a discussion on chains. We will identify different speeds, length, direction and then remove and reinstall a chain onto a bicycle.
This Saturday we will be having both sessions of the spin class. The first session at 10:00a.m. is currently full however there are still eight spots available for the 11:30a.m. spin class. Call ahead if you would like to reserve a spot for the second session.
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This Saturday February 9th we will be having both spin classes and we will be holding the bicycle maintenance class. The first session of the spin class is full but the second class is still wide open. The first class is at 10:00a.m., the second class will start at 11:30a.m., show up a little early to get your bike set up. Remember to call ahead and put your name on the list if you are coming to the second class.
This Saturday, February 2nd we will be having the bicycle maintenance class as well as both spin classes. Bicycle maintenance will be covering disc brakes. We will discuss different types of brakes, fluids used in different systems, pad replacement, pad material composition, and then we will make adjustments on both hydraulic disk brakes and on mechanically(cable actuated) disk brake systems.
The first spin class will take place at 10:00a.m. and there are still 2 spots available as of this moment, so if you want in call or send an e-mail and we will put you on the list. The second session starting at 11:30a.m. still has 7 spots available, call or e-mail if you would like to be put in this class as well. Remember to show up 10 minutes early to get set up. I'll tell you what though this warm weather has me itching to get out, spring is definitely on the way.
Saturday the 26th we will be having both the spin class and the maintenance class. The first spin session will begin at 10:00a.m. and will end around 11:00a.m. There will be a second class starting at 11:30a.m. and will end around 12:30p.m..
Bike class tomorrow will be concerning cable actuated rim brakes. We will go over the proper adjustment, correct types of pads, when to change pads and proper cable tension. Class will begin at 9:00a.m. and will for through 10:00a.m.
We currently are running our off season rate of $35.00 dollars on tune ups and have been discounting other labor related activities a little as well. The discounted rates will be in place until February 28th at which point we will be going back to our regular season rates listed on the website. Just wanted to drop a quick note so everyone can get their bikes in before we get slammed.