Recycled Cycles is likely one of the most diverse shops in Seattle. Because of that, as well as the fact that they are a team sponsor- they are one of my favorite shops in town. They carry a wide range of bikes at their location in the University District and have a large repair area. They carry a good amount of clothing as well and usually have my favorite pants brand, Swrve in stock. I know I’m not alone in my feeling that the offering of used bikes and parts is pretty amazing. More than once I’ve found a great deal on some thing or another- whether it be eggbeater pedals, a Chris King headset, or just some valve stem cores and quick release skewers. I think that occasionally some of the folks responsible for stocking the bins put in super great items, just to surprise whatever lucky parts picker happens upon them.
The staff is generally friendly and knowledgeable and my mechanic crush Blaise is employed there. Blaise brought my Raleigh carbon SSCXWC monster to life and did an amazing job at it. He’s got mad skillz, as kids these days are saying.
Well if you weren’t getting enough Recycled Cycles in your life, or you found yourself in the lower Wallingford/Fremont area needing some bicycle attention- fret not, for Recycled is opening up a second location, next to their warehouse in that very neighborhood. Their doors will be open at 1109 N. 35th Street beginning February 15th. Their regular business hours will be M-F 10am-7pm; Sat/Sun 10am-6pm. That’s great news. The new shop will be in good hands, with Recycled vets Blaise, Paul, Scott and Reed at that location as well as a number of others. It will be a smaller shop at 2500 square feet, but I’m sure they’ll maximize the hell out of it.
Even better, it’s across the street from Fremont Brewing. That may be the closest bike shop to a brewery in Seattle- which is awesome.
Blaise did the neato wall art too. Coaster brake FTW!
So stop on by and say hi if you’re rolling through the hood.
Looking for a calendar of hot boys for your home or office (or wherever people put calendars of scantily clad boys up?) Sure- it’s February, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need a calendar for the rest of the year right?
Pedalfresh is a cool project connecting bikes with fresh water. Proceeds from the calendar go toward Border Green Energy Team (BGET). The calendar will more specifically fund a water filtration system for a Burmese refugee school.
Of course since you get the calendar for free I’d encourage you to donate to this worthy cause on your own… The lady of this house has her Bike Boys of Portland calendar already and one is enough for our home. If you don’t win- I encourage you to check out the project and donate to support the cause.
How do you win? Leave an original haiku in the comment section of this post. Bonus points if it has to do anything with the calendar (that means bikes, boys or fresh water) Simple right? And you CAN enter more than one. Let your creativity flow forth.
The winner will be contacted via email and sent this calendar to do with what they wish.
Back Alley Bike Repair is nearly complete and ready to serve your Downtown cycling wants and needs. We’ve made the move into our new digs in the Nord Alley (Pioneer Square’s Art Alley), between 1st Ave S and Occidental -Jackson and Main. The space is simply amazing.
In addition to tune-up’s/repairs/adjustments/wheel builds/custom we’ll carry an array of quality, durable goods for the urban cyclist. We have rental bikes for your out-of-town guests, as well. If you want us carry something you think is amazing, just let us know. And as you can imagine, we love to special order that special something for that special someone. Isn’t that special? Meow.
We’re open for business on Tuesday, Feb 14 and our Grand Opening Party will coincide with the March First Thursday Art Walk. Please, feel free to tell your friends.