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January 2022 Update

COVID-19 Procedures:

The shop has fullyreopened to customers. All employees and customers are required to wear a mask while inside the store in compliance with DC’s directives regarding COVID.

Repair Calendar:

Procrastinators rejoice! January and February are typically the shortest wait times of the year for full tune-ups. This year is no different. Schedule for this week or next by emailing or calling us and we’ll reserve a date.

January 2022 Bike Stock:

Bike inventories remain historically low, with limited size and color selection. We’ll try to keep our customers updated with incoming stock announcements here and on Twitter. Some that we can anticipate for January will be models from Marin’s Fairfax line as well as the all new Nicasio 2 . Late breaking news from Tern regarding the always popular (and often out of stock) HSD: The P9 will return to stock the week of the 16th.

Tern:

For the first time in over a year, the HSD P9 returns to the shop. Tern redefined compact cargo with the GSD and delivered again with this bike. Sturdy, capable, and just the right size for apartment dwellers, the HSD shortens the commute and makes short work of most errand running. The Verge calls this a “solid workhorse” and after having one in our own household for over a year, we agree. This little bike will be a welcome addition to any active urban stable.

 

Breezer:

Downtown EX in Bronze

One 48cm Breezer Downtown EX step-over in bronze, and one 50cm step-through in graphite arrived in this most recent order. These upright town bikes are well suited for utility or casual riding and come equipped with rack and fenders.

 

 

 

Fuji:

Fuji Absolute 1.7

 

Fuji sent us an almost full size run (17″, 19″, 21″) of Absolute 1.9 bikes. We also received the Fuji Absolute 1.7 in 19″ and 21″.  We’re building these as quickly as possible, so call in to see if we have your size and model on the floor.

 

 

 

Fuji Feather

 

For people looking for one of the best production singlespeed bikes available, the Fuji Feather is back in the shop after a nearly three year absence. The simplicity of the build and styling make this bike an instant classic. Available in red or black.

 

 

 

Marin:

Marin DSX 1

One Marin DSX 1 in Extra Large just arrived in our most recent delivery (12/2). The size runs a bit small from our brief in shop test, so if you’re above 5’10”, this one is an option. Marin calls this a bike for long distance multi-surface commuting. We see a bike suited for weekday commutes with after-work gravel detours and weekend C&O camping trips. One in stock, so please call or email before coming for a test ride.

 

 

 

Marin Presidio 1

 

One of our favorites for value and performance, the Marin Presidio 1 has returned in small and medium. If you’re looking for a budget conscious performance hybrid ($689) built with city riding in mind, come in and try it out.

 

 

 

Muirwoods RC

 

Back for what will likely be a limited time, the Marin Muirwoods RC (medium only) blends mountain bike performance with urban comfort styling.

 

 

 

If you’re looking for an electric Yuba Supermarché,we have one remaining in stock that is nicely equipped for passenger carrying duties. It is the only bike in the store which we will negotiate on price.

BICYCLE PARTS SHORTAGES

If you have been hearing about supply chain issues, know that the bike industry has been hit especially hard. Common parts and accessories are either not available, or slow to arrive. We have no control over what is available to us and have done what we can to stockpile as many common parts to keep us in service for the upcoming months. Some industry sources indicate this may not completely resolve until 2025. So, if we have your bike in for repair and it can’t be completed, please know that this is happening at every shop in our country and beyond our borders.

CURRENT HOURS OF OPERATION


Sunday: 12-4

Monday: Closed

Tuesday-Saturday: 10-6

December Update

COVID-19 Procedures:

The shophas fully reopened to customers. All employees and customers are asked to wear a mask while inside the store to reduce risk.

December TL;DR:

December finds us getting back on schedule with repairs and waiting on some additional bikes to arrive.

Repair Intake Resumed:

Our training week now complete, we’re back to our regular repair schedule. As of today (12/1) our wait for scheduled repairs is down below a week.

Holiday Closings:

As is typical, our shop will remain open until 4PM on Christmas Eve. We’ll be closed for Christmas Day, reopening the 26th for regular hours. This pattern will repeat for New Year’s Eve and Day.

December 2021 Bike Stock:

Arrivals from both Marin (arrived 12/2) and Fuji are expected this month and will be updated on here once they are built and ready to ride.

Breezer:

Downtown EX in Bronze

One 48cm Breezer Downtown EX step-over in bronze, and one 50cm step-through in graphite arrived in this most recent order. These upright town bikes are well suited for utility or casual riding and come equipped with rack and fenders.

 

 

 

Fuji:

Fuji Absolute 1.7

 

Fuji sent us an almost full size run (17″, 19″, 21″) of Absolute 1.9 bikes. We also received the Fuji Absolute 1.7 in 19″ and 21″.  We’re building these as quickly as possible, so call in to see if we have your size and model on the floor.

 

 

 

Fuji Feather

 

For people looking for one of the best production singlespeed bikes available, the Fuji Feather is back in the shop after a nearly three year absence. The simplicity of the build and styling make this bike an instant classic. Available in red or black.

 

 

 

Marin:

Marin DSX 1

One Marin DSX 1 in Extra Large just arrived in our most recent delivery (12/2). Marin calls this a bike for long distance multi-surface commuting. We see a bike suited for weekday commutes with after-work gravel detours and weekend C&O camping trips. One in stock, so please call or email before coming for a test ride.

 

 

 

Marin Presidio 1

 

One of our favorites for value and performance, the Marin Presidio 1 has returned in small and medium. If you’re looking for a budget conscious performance hybrid ($689) built with city riding in mind, come in and try it out.

 

 

 

Muirwoods RC

 

Back for what will likely be a limited time, the Marin Muirwoods RC (medium only) blends mountain bike performance with urban comfort styling.

 

 

 

If you’re looking for an electric Yuba Supermarché,we have one remaining in stock that is nicely equipped for passenger carrying duties. It is the only bike in the store which we will negotiate on price.

BICYCLE PARTS SHORTAGES

If you have been hearing about supply chain issues, know that the bike industry has been hit especially hard. Common parts and accessories are either not available, or slow to arrive. We have no control over what is available to us and have done what we can to stockpile as many common parts to keep us in service for the upcoming months. Some industry sources indicate this may not completely resolve until 2025. So, if we have your bike in for repair and it can’t be completed, please know that this is happening at every shop in our country and beyond our borders.

CURRENT HOURS OF OPERATION


Sunday: 12-4

Monday: Closed

Tuesday-Saturday: 10-6

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