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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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Winter Repair Classes and Winter Gear sale!

Hi all,

Some news to peruse...

Winter Repair Classes start next week!

Some of you might be wondering why we waited so long to schedule the classes. With all the snow we figured the nearer to the actual riding season the better. Learning how to change a flat and fix a chain, and then not using those skills for a few months, seems a bit silly. With any luck we'll all be riding regularly again in no time!

Many people ride with a kit full of tools and tire levers they purchased with their bike but never really learned how to use them. A little knowledge goes a long way, and learning how to get yourself out of a jam can be an empowering thing and is essential for all cyclists.

Flat repair classes:

These classes will focus on teaching the skills to avoid the dreaded walk/cell phone call of shame! Practice diagnosing flats and properly reinstalling your tire and tube.

*Please bring your own wheel/tire combo. All tires and rims are a little different with some being easier to seat than others. Practicing on the wheel you will be riding makes the most sense. If this isn't feasible we'll supply a wheel/tire for you to practice with so you can learn the correct technique.

Dates: 2/9, 2,16, 2/23

Chain and Drivetrain repair classes:

Just like the title says, learn how to repair your chain on the road, path or trail to get yourself back home. If time allows, and there is interest, we will also cover how to perform an emergency singlespeed conversion in the case of a mangled chain. We will provide the bikes and chain tools.

Dates: 2/10, 2/17, 2/24

** Anyone attending the classes can take 15% off all in stock tools, tubes, lube, chain master links, inflation devices (pumps, CO2) and saddle bags.

**Please RSVP for the classes! We'd like to limit each to ~ 6 people. We can always accommodate anyone else interested by hosting another night.

Winter Gear Sale!!

Everything winter related is 25% off. That means riding pants, lights, tights, gloves, booties, arm, leg and knee warmers socks, base layers, winter cycling caps and more. This runs until the end of February or until the gear is gone!

NEMBA, RI Bike Coalition and NBW members can take an additional 5% off. For the math challenged among us, that's 30% off - in season. Who loves ya baby?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

A different perspective

While it's true that iPhone pictures aren't the best I bet you get the drift (get it?). Lincoln Woods this morning, 1/13/2011. Deep snow cover and great snowshoeing to be had. Get outside and enjoy it because who knows how long it will stick around.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Singlespeed 29er sale! Just in time for the snow...

We find ourselves in possession of a few SS 29ers that need to find a good home this winter. All are steel, rigid and ready to go for the rest of the sloppy season. The V-brake bike can be converted to disc, and gearing needs can be accommodated - we have the technology! Heck, we can even apply a nice coat of frame saver if you're the kind of rider to fret about rust and exploding frames.

The bikes:

Redline Monocog 29, 2010 size 17". $450 With Disc Brakes (not pictured)

Surly Karate Monkey Complete 18" 2011. Call us to discuss pricing on this one. They ain't easy to procure at the moment, but we'd like to get this out in the woods before too long.


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