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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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...

1 comment:

  1. Best of luck Guys!!!

    that Redline looks Tits! Was the guide an add on?

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