What's in the shop this week?

May 6, 2017

posted May 6, 2017, 6:14 AM by Scott Bixby

I fix A LOT of Roadmaster and Next so it's cool when something like this Cannondale Scalpel comes in. I will say that the dual travel setup on this bike is quite complicated. I had to do some research. And I also learned that my current shock pump with it's 300 psi limit is inadequate as this shock required 330 psi based on the owners weight!

Thank you notes are nice, especially when they have cash in them! I'm still waiting for the "nice riding weather" that Carolyn mentioned :(

April 26, 2017

posted Apr 26, 2017, 6:11 AM by Scott Bixby

I've not done a good job updating this page. I promise to try harder in 2017!

So spring is in full swing and people want their bikes fixed. I picked up a couple more local police agencies so I've been out doing mobile service. And I've been trying to stay on top of bikes in the shop. It seems like I fix a couple and three more come in. That's a good thing! Have a safe 2017 riding season!

August 12, 2016

posted Aug 12, 2016, 10:31 PM by Scott Bixby

The FedEx guy dropped of this 2014 Specialized Epic World Cup today. A local rider bought it from a seller in California and asked me to assemble it and check it over.

Fixing department store bikes pays the bills but it's a real pleasure to get my hands on a bike like this occasionally. It's an XL for a tall rider so it's big but I put the weight around 24 pounds. There's a couple small issues to address but it will be out blazing the local trails very soon!

Morizumi Spoke Cutting and Threading

posted Jun 27, 2015, 9:24 PM by Scott Bixby

I've said it before and I'll say it again, there's nothing better than fine tools! Blueline Bicycle Repair is now offering custom length spoke cutting and thread rolling thanks to the Wheel Fanatyk SCT Machine, also known as a Morizumi. This machine will allow me to better utilize my current spoke inventory and reduce the lead time for custom wheel builds and repairs.

I've had a chance to cut and thread a few spokes and I'm thoroughly impressed with the ease of the process and the finished product.

My first official "job" involved cutting spokes for a rear Surly Rabbit Hole wheel that I built earlier this year. The customer had a stick kick up into the wheel, bending two spokes. Previously, I would have had to order more spokes but with the Morizumi, I pulled longer spokes from my inventory, cut them to length and rolled the threads and got the customer rolling much quicker.

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