Tag Archives: bicycle shop

Word on the street: Al Cappello, Portapedal Bike, Tempe, Arizona

“When I get a phone call here, it’s somebody saying, hey, I love the bike, I want to order one for my wife. In architecture it’s hey, one of you guys made a mistake in the dimensions, and it’s a $25,000 mistake. Who’s going to pay for it?” Continue reading

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Word on the street: Bill Tracy, Metro Cyclery, San Diego

“I live in the east part of San Diego County. I drive down the hill from Alpine to El Cajon and then ride the bike in from there. My commute into work is 20 miles one way, and there are a couple-three decent hills in there. For five months I was riding a two-speed Brompton.” Continue reading

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Word on the street: Brad Nauman

“I think that cycling is important for everybody to do, and Bike Peoria seems to have the best grip on the city in terms of getting things done.” –Brad Nauman Continue reading

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Bicycle shop talk: Drew Hagen

“I was like, no, no, not ball peen, you gotta get a claw hammer because you have to strike that thing like a nail. Everyone looks at me like I’m crazy, and I’m like no, no, really–look it up on Sheldon Brown.” Continue reading

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How about a beer with that bicycle? And why is Peoria’s Knoxville Avenue such a lousy street?

“12% [of bicycle shops] have coffee bars, 11% offer spinning classes and almost 5% serve beer.” Continue reading

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From The Archives

Originally posted on READER AREA DEVELOPMENT, INC.:
How cool is this old bicycle store? Source: Peoria Historical Society Collection/Bradley University Library This was the Voss Brothers Bicycle Shop that was located in Peoria. I found this picture in the archives of…

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How to spend as little of your own money on a new bicycle as possible

Don’t spend any money Walking is about as close to free transportation as it gets. If it was good enough for Thoreau… Don’t buy a new bicycle Can you adjust brakes and gears? Overhaul bearings? Recognize frame and wheel defects? … Continue reading

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