Hard to believe, but I still have more random parts for sale! This should be the last of it and a lot more than the last couple posts. (more…)

So continues the aforementioned garage sale… (more…)

One thing that’s great about working in the bike industry is access to bike parts. This is especially true at Bike Friday, or any custom manufacturer, for that matter. The only thing that is not so great is all the left overs you end up with.

Thus, this begins a series of posts of stuff for sale in order to clean out the garage. Here’s the rules: Everything is as is. Assume used unless otherwise noted. I can ship to wherever, but the cost is not included. Payment by PayPal, check, money order, or cash. Contact me here. Happy shopping! (more…)

As seen on Craigslist, a few things well-suited to Bike Fridays of various shapes and sizes:

$1k worth of car rack equipment for tandems, triples, recumbents, etc. – $600 (Terry/Barger)

Reply to: sale-1031328223@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2009-02-11, 7:11PM PST

In anticipation of finally freeing ourselves again from the constraints of our car, I am offering nearly $1000 retail of barely used bike rack equipment for sale at reasonable pricing:

Base roof rack system:
  • Thule 4502 Footpack for square bars, set of four for $95.
  • Thule LB50 Load Bars, set of two for $65.

  • ATOC Tandem Topper TT-321 for triple tandems, long recumbents, and everything else with a wheelbase of less than 105″ (yes, that includes standard single bikes, too). Fork mount swivels for easy mounting. Includes Topper Lok and ML605 Padlock for the security of your vehicle (the pedal powered one!). $395.
  • ATOC Bike Topper High Topper BT-HT47 for single bikes with a 47″ or less wheelbase. Includes Topper Lok and ML605 Padlock. $95.

>>>> but it’s cheaper together. <<<<

For more info:

Call if you have any questions, need pics, or want to make an appointment to see them: Walter @ 541-556-6830

P.S. I can install them, too, if needed.

CycleOps Fluid² trainer – $225 (Terry/Barger)

Reply to: sale-1031344909@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2009-02-11, 7:27PM PST

This is the trainer that Lance relied on. Come on, you know you want to be like Lance!

Seriously though, the resistance varies based on cadence or gear shifts so it really gives a natural road feel. Easy to get the bike on and off thanks to the Quick-Lock frame. Self-cooling.

Other fun technical information:
– Power output easily varies from less than 20 watts to over 725 watts (at an attainable 22.5 mph)
– 64-68 decibels measured @ 36″ 20 mph

I bought this for my wife but she got an injury that kept her from it. It got used maybe once or twice, seriously.

Includes wheel adapter for 24″ and 20″ wheels and 4 level climbing riser block.

More info at:

Direct picture requests, questions, or make it yours via Walter @ 541-556-6830.

Did you know animals love bikes? If not, you need to read Duck on a Bike by David Shannon which chronicles a ride a bunch of farm animals take on. Included is a trike and a road bike and a mountain bike and a tandem and just about every other imaginable cycle except for recumbents. Read it to your children, because they like bikes, too. While you’re at it, you might check out some of our library’s other favourites, Maestro’s elusive Bike Trip, the ubuitous Curious George Rides a Bike, and our favourite the ultra-cute Miffy’s Bicycle which is perfect for all those Oregonian children with the line “it may rain and I may get wet, but I will not care.” Other bike book suggestions can be found here and here.If you’re not riding with your kids, this is the least you can do for them to get them started thinking about it. Meanwhile, you should check out a copy of Bicycling with Children by Bike Friday tandem owner Trudy Bell. She really covers all the details. Personally, I think the tandem is a brilliant idea for kids since it has a low risk factor since you’re in control, yet gives the child a sense of independence and it allows you to talk to one another. Our tandems add an easily approachable low-stepover and kids love the wheels that are more proportionally sized to them. Furthermore, our bikes are very adjustable and could easily handle growing with your child for a good long time. Don’t forget that our triples convert to doubles.My wife and I have been using our triple as a double for a while now, but are committed to making sure Sierra gets on the bike with us next summer. Then I’m going to build her one of our new Little models which were intended for Little People rather than juvenille people, but it works better for younger children than our standard bikes would normally.If you have any further questions about riding with your kids, please send them over. It’s something I’ve really enjoyed with my daughter and, with the right information, you can, too!

07-12-2006-090717am.jpgHopefully by now you have seen the pictures of our experience at the Northwest Tandem Rally. If not, read the write up, too.

Anyways, I was talking to a customer about it and next year’s rally. I went to the website to find out some more info for them and it was oddly vague. This is odd because we were given flyers with registration info and everything.

Since this is going to be in the gorgeous wine country that Yakima, Washington is, this is not something to be missed. So I scanned the form for all to see. Enjoy and hope to see you there!

I had enough of Blogdrive. Sure, it’s free and flexible but there are many little glitches. Discovering that the RSS feed was sort of jerry-rigged kind of set me over the edge. I’ve long wanted a blog like Michael’s or Brad’s that allowed for catgories. This way there’s really only need to have one blog. I find far too much intersection between the two I have now (one for the family and one for the bike stuff) and I struggle to know where to put anything, especially now that we have this tandem. Realizing that Michael was using WordPress I thought I’d give it a shot.

So here we are. Welcome back. Speaking of coming back, Cycle Oregon is coming up quickly. We had our homecoming in 2003 with the group last year. The weeklong extravaganza isn’t until September but the more quaint Weekend Ride is July 22-23. Furthermore, it’s a benefit to expand the Oregon Scenic Bikeway farther south. Christina, Sierra and I will be there. Come ride with us! (see comments) At least buy one of the jerseys! It’s going to a good cause and they are gorgeous:

Though admittedly the scenery we’ll be riding on will be just as grogeous. Hope to see you there! (see comments)