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, October 29, 2013

News! Or, lots and lots of content to make up for slacking for so long!

In our zeal to continually blast the Facebook world with relevant content this blog has become neglected. I do, however, think we found a way to revive this media channel going forward. How? By adding product reviews, and simply posting more of the happenings in our local cycling community. This post will focus on the news and sale side of things with parts reviews to come..
Alright, with that covered here's all the news that's fit to invade your eyeballs!

First on the agenda is the annual RI NEMBA Lincoln Woods Fun Ride! I think this is the 5th, or 6th, year we've been doing this ride? I'm a little fuzzy on that one, but who cares? It's a great ride for a good cause, the trails are leaf blown and there's hot dogs, burgers and chili! This year's price of admission is either non perishable food items for the RI Community Food Bank or a toy for the Children's Friend Holiday Drive. Cash in lieu of the above works as well. Oh, yeah, we're hosting a bike swap as well. Bring your parts and haggle amongst friends! Please print the flyer below and distribute as you see fit!

*Please note the new start/registration area! Take the rte. 123 exit from rte. 146 and head EAST. The park entrance is roughly 2.5 miles down on the right. Drive through the covered bridge and take a right at the kiosk.

Please, DON'T be that guy who only brings a pack of gum. Seriously, suck it up and give like you mean it. Chances are if you're attending this ride, on a mountain bike, you can spare a little for others. It ain't gonna kill you, and you can restock your Zombie Apocalypse prepper cave later.

In related news we are going to leave the arrows up for a few weeks after the ride. This means you can go out and ride after the Fun Ride, without getting lost and eaten by werewolves! Yaay!

I'm guessing there will be some arrow removal courtesy of jerks, but the thing to focus on here is that the park manager wants to blaze a loop in the spring. This is a pretty big deal and it will be great for everyone venturing into the park. The idea is to mark a hiking/mountain biking loop that will allow folks to venture out without feeling like they will get lost. It should also help curtail some of the local "wildlife" activities in the park to boot.

What's next? Well, we're hosting some repair classes over the next few weeks.

The schedule and topics are below:

10/30 - Flat tires!  Patching, replacing tubes and how to trouble shoot and identify the cause.

11/6 - Chain repair!  Breaking chains, resizing and loosening stuck links.

11/13 - Fiddling with shifty bits!  Or, how to adjust your derailleurs.

If demand is there we will keep going with the schedule above restarting on 11/20.

Please RSVP for the classes as we try to limit them to 5 at most. You can RSVP by calling the shop (401 335 3163), or shoot us an email at blackstonebicycles@gmail.com.

There is no fee, however beer in lieu of payment is always appreciated.  :)

We're going to be posting some bike specials and sales from now until the end of the year. The bike below, and the clothing sale, is already on the Facebook page but I'll re-post here. Expect to see more bikes popping up here over the next few weeks. 

Endura clothing sale! Take 20% off all in stock clothing - this includes any and all cold weather riding gear! 

KALI helmet and armor sale!  Take 20% off all in stock Kali helmets and armor!
Banshee Bikes 2013 Prime demo in large. $2750 with a stock post. $2950 with the Reverb.

Build list: Stan's Flow EXs on Stan's hubs, Rock Shox Revelation 29, Sram X9 build, E-Thirteen chainguide, Race Face Evolve Crankset, Cane Creek 40 series headset, Race Face Atlas Bar, Avid Elixir 3 brakes, Maxxis Ardents, WTB Pure V saddle, ODI Crosstrainers and a Truvativ AKA stem. Click on the image below for a bigger pic.


That's all we've got for now... Expect to see more reminders about the Fun Ride, and more sale info as the fall progresses. Product reviews to come as well!


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