To everyone that we have met through the shop over the last few years, the time has come to bring things to a close here at Tip-Top Cycles. It has truly been a privilege to be a part of such a close and diverse community that welcomed our unique style of shop from the very beginning. Our friend and former colleague, Jourdi, has written a fond farewell that really captures the spirit of the shop. You can read it here http://jourdi.com/2014/02/17/ten-things-terrific-about-tiptop-cycles-2/
A heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported us along the way and to all those who bring awareness to the cycling community in Durham everyday. We’ll see you out there!
* Anyone who needs to be in contact, Sarah and Colin can be reached best at firstname.lastname@example.org *
We will be closed from Wednesday (Nov. 27th) at 2 pm and re-open on Saturday (Nov. 30th) at 10 am. Take it easy, y’all!
We are super excited to have the work of local artist, Outtama Tulachanh on display at the shop for the rest of the year. Stop by and check it out anytime – all works for sale, all proceeds direct to the artist!
New hand screen printed tees in stock. Designed by local artist-skater-tattoo king Drew Steadham. $15 bucks each.
We are currently taking orders for a run of hoodies when the chilly weather decides to come.
So its been awhile since the last update here on the site. We have been super busy with the spring rush, which we are super grateful for.
What’s been happening?
Well, we are embarking on the path of custom paint jobs. Discount rates during our experimental phase! (Inquire at the shop about specific jobs you have in mind)
Bringing new life to an old 3 speed.
Also, brand new shipment of handmade goods from R.E. Load up in Philly:
An array of hip-packs (purple waxed canvas, khaki w/ orange trim, brown waxed canvas)
Basic wallets, waterproof.
Beautiful custom bag, chillin’ in the grass
Touch of blue makes it
Check out the recent profile in Urban Velo magazine of R.E. Load founder, Roland Burns
–>> LOOKING FORWARD –>>
A few things on the horizon here at the shop for the long stretch of warm weather that awaits:
quarry/swim hole seeking rides
camping trips to nearby rivers, lakes, shady lanes
“the back wheel” : after hours grill out/ basic bike maintenance tutorial
That’s all for now – be well and check back for updates!
Tip-Top Cycles will be closed for a brief holiday Sunday, December 23rd through Wednesday, December 27th. Thank you so much for making this year so wonderful – to every one of our customers, a hearty thank you is due. Much love, y’all!
We’ll be closing up the shop next week for a couple of days, here’s what the schedule looks like:
Monday the 12th 10 til 6
Tuesday the 13th CLOSED
Wednesday the 14th CLOSED
Thursday the 15th 2 til 6
Friday and onwards, back to normal.
In the mean time enjoy the clip & have a great week!
With our year anniversary just around the corner, we’ve decided to take a short break from shop life . Tip-Top Cycles will be closed Monday, September 10th through Wednesday the 12th of next week. We’ll be back in action Thursday morning.
P.S. Check back for information on the shop’s one year birthday party, coming up later this month!
FREE fix-a-flat class this SATURDAY 1 pm at Tip-Top Cycles! Come on by the shop for a brief half hour or so of instruction on one of the most basic & useful bicycle repairs.
We aim to do this on a monthly basis, with a variety of other free clinics and low-cost advanced mechanics courses to follow.
Hope to see you all on Saturday!
With the Tour de France set to begin this weekend, its the perfect opportunity to revisit this great short film by Louis Malle.
From 1962, when everything was just a bit cooler. Enjoy!