Sunday, January 18, 2015

Overhaul Special

Our Sometimes Annual Overhaul Special is Happening Now

A sizable joy in life is when your bicycle runs smoothly, reliably, and without creaks and grinds. Although the bicycle is decreed to be man's most noble invention it is a machine that needs to be tuned and tinkered with, on occasion, in order to enjoy it's best performance.

Call Ethan today for an appointment or drop by the shop in order to take full advantage of his Overhaul Special. Just for safety's sake and for your bicycle's well being.

Overhauls are recommended every 3000 miles or every 3 years.


all of the components are removed from the bicycle
the frame and components are completely cleaned and polished
the bicycle is reassembled
all components are tuned to perfection.


labor is $125 normally an overhaul costs $250
parts are sold separately, minimally plan to have the brake pads and cables/housing replaced.
Estimate of needed parts will be provided when your bicycle is checked in.

vintage or modern,
city or performance,
All bicycles need an overhaul on occasion.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Breezer Bicycles

Breezer Uptown 5 in diamond or step-through frame styles.

The perfect time to add a spritely new city bicycle to your household.

Just imagine a bicycle with everything a city dweller needs.
Our Breezers offer:

  • an internally geared hub (no more greasy drivetrain!)
  • generator light system 
  • a chain guard 
  • rear rack 
  • Fenders
  • kickstand
  • and last but not least, wonderful colors to choose from. 

Breezer City Bicycles

Breezer Bikes

Our neighbors looking for a bike to take to the trails enjoy Breezer's easy riding style.
Our neighbors with 3 other bicycles enjoy Breezer's attention to the needed details for city commuting. 
Hurry for the best size selection,  303-561-3025.

Queen City Hours:
Monday: 10-5:30
Tuesday by appt only
Wednesday-Saturday: 10-5:30
Sunday: 11-4

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Soma San Marcos Custom Build

After moving from Denver to California, one of our former neighbors placed a special order for a road bike that will withstand the Northern California Trails.
Ethan recommended the San Marcos frame set because it blends the comfort of a touring bike with the sportiness of a road bike. This bicycle will see many dirt trails, asphalt, and hopefully a few off-road campgrounds too.

Features include:
SKS fenders
bespoke whee set
Phil Wood hubs
Velocity rims
NITTO stem and handlbars
Sugino cranks
Dia Compe stem shifter mounts.

Monday, September 29, 2014

bicycle handlebar conversion

Recent Handlebar Conversion

New NITTO bars belong on almost any bicycle including this Nirve Cruiser..

NITTO handlebars

Soma Head Light

Rear Rack

Upgrades include:

NITTO handlebars
         Resulting in a more comfortable hand position allowing the rider better handling.
         The NITTO bars are in better proportion to our customer's physic too.

Soma Bullet head light
          It's Fall baby and those dark streets need illumination after dinner out.

Rear Rack
        Just in case.

Whether you choose to buy a bicycle from Queen City Cycle or not we most certainly can customize your ride.


Friday, August 8, 2014

XtraCycle Upgrades

It happens,
Life rolls along and boom big changes occur.  Hopefully your life changes have been positive ones such as marital status, babies, new job...
As shop owners we observe these changes through our customer's bicycle habits.  As one would expect happy changes translate to more bicycle riding. For example, one of loyal Boulder customers moved to the northern reaches of his city a year and half ago. In anticipation of this move he had Ethan perform a longtail, XtraCycle conversion on one of his steel bicycles knowing that he was going to be commuting up and down several hills to get to his office, to shop, and to take his daughter to school.

In due course components have worn and need to be replaced. Meaning he and his family have been riding their bicycles and having fun in their new neighborhood!

The Upgrades

Velocity rim, Phil Wood Hub, IRD freewheel

The problems started when our friend wasn't able to shift gears properly.

Ethan replaced his shifters better quality IRD trigger shifters. Then during the course of it's tune-up Ethan discovered that the rear rim was cracking and the rear cassette was missing teeth.

After deliberating several options our friend decided to have Ethan build a new rear wheel with double butted spokes, a Phil Wood hub, and an IRD freewheel.

This wheel was built for strength because our customer is still transporting his growing daughter up and down the hills of North Boulder.

New NITTO seatpost
 As long as his bicycle was in the shop we recommended
a new NITTO seatpost. This seat post is elegant and holds
it's position.
One or our favorite custom Surly Long Haul Truckers.

a rear light was added,
IRD Power Ratchet Friction Thumb Shifter,
IRD freewheel,
Velocity rim,
Phil Wood rear hub.

Not bad for all the fun that this ride provides.

Keep on Trucking!