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Message ID    169
Subject The Weekly Flyer - 2-Days Left for Easton Promo
Entered Apr 28, 2015
Modified Apr 28, 2015
Weekly Newsletter
CANE CREEK Easton Cycling Hawk Racing Velocomp Sea Sucker Sea Sucker Sea Sucker Sea Sucker
Greetings :

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Last weekend's riding shaped up nicely with only scattered showers throughout the Bay Area on Saturday. Of course, we sure could have used a good soaking, but the dry spell continues.

Sunday was absolutely splendid for a nice road ride. Hope everyone got out for at least a good spin. Looks like it's starting to warm up with sunshine in the mid-seventies for this weekend's rides.

The shot here was actually a road ride that turned into off-road scouting. This area is actually a much better ride on a mountain bike but I like to mix things up sometimes (Strava). A very nice day and actually a cool place to do some off-road action after work. Too small an area for a good weekend off-road ride, but you can certainly get in a good workout and see some nice scenery in a short period of time. All of the trails will lead you to paved roads but some are pretty steep up or down for a road bike. All-in-all, a pretty cool little ride except for losing my Carboni pocket pump somewhere on one of the dirt descents. :(


I'm sure many of you have heard about the massive Trek Skewer Recall. You only need details if you have a Trek bike with a disc brake front-end and standard skewer axle made after 2000. If you don't have time to research it, just let me know the model/year of your disc-equipped Trek and I'll get you the info.

EASTON Promotion Extended Until April 30:
Buy a new EA90 or EC90 wheelset and Easton will throw in a set of road bars and stem. In addition, 15% off to eligible customers on any Easton Cycling products. Mountain & road wheels, stems, bars, seatposts, etc. All 2015 wheels are now tubeless-capable and wider rim widths. Sponsored riders are eligible for higher discounts. Other great deals available, including competitive price matches on the new EC90 Aero 55 full-carbon clinchers or tubulars. Remember: Buying wheels from me means you don't have to return them to the factory or take them to a LBS for service, I pick them up and bring them back, quick! Plus, I typically have loaner wheels! News:
I can now accept credit card payments on my silly phone using Intuit Payment Services. It's much better for me than PayPal and hopefully a convenient option for you. Of course, as always, PayPal, check, or cash are always welcome, too. The bad news is that invoice payments via Intuit no longer works until I upgrade my version of their software. For now, cash, check, or PayPal still works. 

Did another road scouting mission last Thursday and got myself into trouble adding a little off-road action into the mix. Using my Maps w/ Me app, I found some cool routes that included a bit of dirt (some legal, some not so legal) that popped me out into a place I'd never seen before. Pretty cool with a great view of mega dollar homes and a little private lake. Maps w/ Me told me there was a trail nearby that lead to another set of paved roads. What the app didn't tell me is that deer and small animals must have updated the map. The trail seemed pretty cool for about a 1/4 mile then it turned into a deer trail, then a gopher trail, then an ant trail. Took me a while to sort out where to go since it was so dense along the creek bed that I couldn't get a GPS fix.

Finally made some assumptions and followed the creek up and out of the area through a private residence property onto a public road. Cool route but the hike-a-bike section was entirely poison oak and not even remotely a trail (Strava). I don't recommend trying this exact route but you can find the alternate on Strava, which is much better, I'm sure. I know, I know, I'm a bad boy for trespassing and riding on "no-bike" trails. I hate those signs! Besides, the bike on the sign doesn't look anything like mine!

The Parts Express store is kinda clunky right now but if it gains traction I'll improve as necessary. Please give it a look and let me know what you think. Parts Express Some of you already have accounts on the site so just log in or request a password reset if you don't recall. Your user name is the email address you used to create the account. Doing so will also allow you to update your service profile, contact information, and see your discounted prices.  

If you don't see what you want, browse my suppliers below and I'll order it:  
Cane Creek | | BTI/USA | Hawley USA | J&B Importers | Hawk Racing | iBike Sports
Velocity Wheels | Easton Cysing Products | Wahoo Fitness | SeaSucker | IceToolz
Wahoo KICKR's seem to be back in stock so lead-time is back to normal, about 7 days. I can't justify spending that much money on a trainer, but they are pretty awesome for those who have real jobs and can't get out to ride. You can go buy one locally or online but buying from me gets you a better price and much better support, of course. is also an authorized Wahoo Fitness dealer. Those of you looking for the latest in indoor trainer technology, the Wahoo KICKR is amazing. 

I'm placing my usual supplier orders Wednesday late afternoon. Please let me know if you need anything not currently available via Parts ExpressI have many items on-hand and I can deliver very quickly. I tend to carry tubes, tires, chains, cassettes, bar tape, bearings, brake pads, and other common consumable items in my vehicles. So that kind of stuff is always available fast. Just let me know what you need or order on my site and I'll get it to you ASAP.

REMINDER: If you ever have any issues with your bike after I service it, please call/text/or email me ASAP. I'll find you and get it fixed as quickly as possible. Stuff happens. Part of the value of my service is that you don't have to return your bike or wheels to a shop. I will come to you, no-charge of course.

Again, don't forget about my Spot Tune-up Service. This is a cheap and convenient way to keep your bike rolling smoothly and efficiently. I find you and dial-in brake and shift cables and take care of any minor issues that can be resolved onsite. Only $30 and extremely convenient.

PLEASE NOTE: customers enjoy competitive pricing from all my suppliers. The list prices shown on my site are not necessarily what you'll pay. If you know that the price is higher than your local dealer or favorite online retailer, just shoot me the link and/or let me know. I will match any reputable price out there. I can usually get just about anything. If you need things quickly, just mention the specifics. I can get most things in my hands overnight, next-day, or two-day, it just costs more for shipping. And, yes, you will receive tracking info as soon as I receive it. 

Okay, shut-up and ride!
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Company News
Yep, I can now offer product from Cyclone Bicycle Supply out of Portland, OR.

Weekly Spotlight


Not so fine print: Promotion open to US residents only. Cockpit consists of EA70 bar and EA70 stem. Sizes and specifications are subject to availability. To redeem, print this email out and bring to your local shop when purchasing a set of EA90 or EC90 mountain or road wheels. Easton Cycling will ship the bar & stem to your local shop upon redemption for pick up.

Latest Bike Build
Well, more of a rebuild and upgrade...

Latest Wheel Build
Damaged Specialized/Alex rim replaced with Velocity Blunt SL.

Stuff For Sale
Very clean and fast Langster track rig. Very lightly used and in excellent condition.
Snugg iPad 2 Squared Skinny Fit Protective Case Cover in Black.
A very strong and lite road or cyclocross wheel set. Not very well used and in great condition.

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