About Blackstone Bicycles

We are a full service bike shop in Cumberland, RI carrying Rocky Mountain, IBIS, SALSA, Transition, Redline, Banshee, Surly and KHS. We offer quick and reliable service work and host a weekly NEMBA mountain bike ride at Lincoln Woods.

Our address is 391 Mendon Road Cumberland, RI 02864.

Phone is 401 335 3163.

Winter hours are now in effect: Monday through Friday 12-6, Sat 10-6.

Closed on Sundays and Tuesdays (I need to ride sometime)....

Email: blackstonebicycles@gmail.com

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Another cog in the machine

Before we received the 100,000 inches of rain that threatens to submerge all of RI we managed to spin the new Monocog over to Chase Farm for a shakedown ride. Yeah, I know. Singlespeed 29ers are so 2005. Whatever, we do what we want.

The sweet paint job and the Kenda Nevegals come stock with this whip and it still weighs under 30 pounds, if I take the reflectors off... Seriously, this bike offers a whole lot of woods riding fun for $500. Slap some discs on there and it just gets better. The frame even has room for the gigantic WTB Weirwolf LT 2.55s we have in the shop. Monster Truck 29er for real!

Monday, March 29, 2010

NEMBA ride is off this week

With things looking a lot like the below we're going to have to call this week's ride off in advance. We might shoot for Wednesday night though so keep an eye on this blog or the NEMBA forums.

Stay dry out there kids!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Redline D660 action shots

A few pictures from todays ride through Chase Farm and Lincoln Woods. I'm too tired to type so I'll let the pictures do the talking...

Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring has sprung...

Spring is here and I'm still slaying forks. The photo below is broken spring # 2 from a Minute 29 fork. The fix was simple enough and after a call to Hayes a heavier weight spring was installed. A ride over to Lincoln Woods confirmed that the heavier spring was a huge improvement as it made the fork feel far less linear.

On the shop front we have our sign and window decal! We're officially a bike shop with actual living and breathing customers already. Crazy, I know... Mike took receipt of a sweet new Redline D660 the other day and took for it's maiden voyage on the ride today. This thing is pretty sweet and it's a bargain racer right out of the box at $1500 (msrp). I may pick one up as well so we can rock the wonder twin dork vibe this season. Or, maybe I'll get a Rocky Mountain Slayer and see how that goes.

Mike will be racing on the Redline next Sunday at the King of Burlingame Time Trial and I will be attempting to hobble my way around the course as well. It should be a great event as usual, and it's always a nice chance to catch up with friends not seen often enough. Here's what it looks like all brand new and shiny with a MRP Mini G installed as well.

On the NEMBA side of things the Tuesday night rides are supposed to start this week but the rain looks like it may ruin those plans. We've been riding over from the shop via Chase Farm which is a nice change, and it adds a little extra distance to the ride as well as a change of pace. Feel free to call and check to see if we'll be riding but generally speaking if it's really raining we're not riding. We're also working on getting the OK from the park to extend the NEMBA bridge at Lincoln Woods in the mud bog. This project will be scheduled for National Trails Day, June 5th.

Our "official" open date is April 3rd but we're pretty much open now so feel free to swing by. We're working on establishing our hours but right now it looks kinda like this:

Tue: 12-5:30 (NEMBA ride at 6:00)
Wed - Friday: 11 - 7
Sat: 10 - 6
Sun: 12-5
Monday: Closed

If you swing by don't forget to be wary of the guard dog, she's vicious...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

NEMBA Tuesday night rides!!

It's that time of year again! The weekly NEMBA rides at Lincoln Woods are starting next Tuesday 3/23. We close at 5:30 and the rides will leave at 6:00 from the shop (179 Front St. in Lincoln, 02865) so we can ride over through Chase Farm. This will add some variety to a loop that we all know so well. We'll probably eke out around an hour or so until the days get longer. Remember, if it's raining the ride is off. The ride is an intermediate ride with some technical features and a bunch of climbing.

As always bring a bike, your helmet and a pleasant demeanor. Your on your own for post ride beverages but you are free to stash them in our fridge.

Hope to see you there,
401 335 3163

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