All Fairdale Flyer’s are on sale for a killer price. Get your customers cruising this Summer for little money!
A surprise summer shipment of a small number of Taj bikes in the coveted Military Blue colorway arrive next week. Hit up our in-house distributor Full Factory to order one (or tell your favorite bike shop to)!
When we are ready to show new bikes to bike shops we send out something like above. It’s just a preview of what is coming and a way for a bike shop to predict which models they will order from us. We usually include some plea for them to keep the new bikes secret and not share the images. I’m not really sure what we’re so worried about… I think we worry that no one will buy the “older” bikes if they see the new ones. Personally I think it’s more likely to drum up some excitement for the brand and hopefully get folks interested in trying our bikes. So, this year we are letting you all see the very same preview we sent to bike shops. Keep in mind these bikes won’t be out until November. Also, there’s no specs or geo listings in this preview… that will all come later once I get it all organized and fit for print (in our consumer catalog).
So check out the COMING SOON bikes!
We got kits in! Limited numbers available (because making custom kits is rather expensive). The cool thing is not a lot of people will look like you dressed up in a Fairdale kit. Made for us by Castelli you can be sure of the quality and fit (Castelli kits are our favorites). Check ‘em out…
The classic Castelli fit cycling cap is made in Italy. Buy one? Yes you can… here. The jerseys are made here in the USA by Castelli. Again, fit and comfort are awesome. Check them out here.Bib shorts are the best we think. And these ones really truly are the best because they say “Fairdale” on them. Complete your “factory Fairdale” look with a set of these cycling overalls here.
We gave away a Coaster set up with a skaterack to the winner of the “Hipster” hip competition at the Denver stop of Volcom Wild In the Parks event a couple weeks ago. The winner must now grow a mustache, wear decorative scarves and go everywhere with a messenger bag cinched up extra tight. Volcom does a really great job with this fun and free skate event. Top 15 dudes get invited to a $15,000 purse event at Volcom’s private skatepark later this year! Congrats to Devin for winning the bike and cheers to Volcom for having us be a part of things.
Ryan Tuerck got himself a few custom pit bikes thanks to Sunday Bikes and Fairdale. The bikes are designed to match his sliding car and came out pretty darned cool! We always love seeing custom bikes. Check out some more photos below and check Ryan’s amazing driving out too.
Getting a new bike is awesome! It’s hard to resist smiling sitting on a brand new machine with everything working perfectly and smoothly. However, that perfection may be short lived. I always warn friends when they pick up a new bike that things will settle, stretch and seat into place after a couple weeks of riding. This shouldn’t leave you feeling like you bought a crappy bike, it’s just a natural part of the break in process. It’s important to have a tune up after a little riding time. A handful of properly done minor adjustments will set your bike on the right track for a good long while. Resident mechanic Leif wrote a little bit on some things you should expect and keep an eye out for. Enjoy that new bike!! -Taj
You got your dream bike! You’re riding it everyday and in a true rom-com like bliss, pedaling everywhere together, staying the night in your room… you truly love each other! BUT after a few weeks the spokes start to ping, chain goes slack, headset loosens, and brakes are-a-squealing. It seems like your bike may be saying something to you. Is it already time to breakup? No! You need a tuneup sandwich!
Take your bike to your favorite shop (the one you bought it at!) and get it dialed in. The initial break in miles you put on your new machine let all the parts get to know each other and therefore may be in need of some fine tuning. A critical time that lays the foundation for your bike very existence! Often shops offer a no charge or reduced charge going over of bikes they sell to keep you and your bike happy.
These are some of the points of attention covered in a tune up, all stuff you may also want to learn to do yourself one day. Knowledge is power to help your everypedal!
Wheels: Spokes settling in lose tension and can need adjustment to keep your wheels running straight and smooth. A good mechanic can dial in your spoke tension and true your wheels properly. Unsealed hubs need periodic overhauling to keep them dialed at least once a year, maybe more if you rack up the high miles in rain/snow a lot. This goes for coaster hubs as well, the internal brake builds up heat and can speed up maintenance intervals if you use it a lot (big hills, rain, snow etc.)
Headset: Initial breaking in can loosen your headset requiring proper adjustment to keep you turning in the right direction. Same principal applies to unsealed headset as hubs, they need periodic overhauling to keep dialed.
refer to our chaintenance article of yore for more info.
Brakes: Disc and Rim brakes need adjustment, pad cleaning and de-glazing and removing debris of the pads periodically. Coaster brakes will need cleaning and repacking/ regreasing of the hub to work smooth, quiet and proper.
Party on like it’s the end of a Rom-Com!