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Parkway Mall, 212 McAllister Drive, Unit 130A, Saint John

Phone: 640-0777



July 4, 2017

Happy 150 year birthday Canada! Hope you are having fun out there and enjoying some warm weather finally.

Today we are going to address pinch flats in BMX bikes. Pinch flats are caused by hitting a pothole, or curb, or doing a trick, and getting  a flat because of not enough air pressure in the tube. Usually there are 2 tiny holes in the tube that look like a snake bite with a pinch flat.

Read the recommended PSI on the sidewall of the tire and put near the maximum amount of air from a pump to prevent flats.

How do you get home when you have a flat and no spare tube?

Step 1: Remove the tube inside the tire with tire levers or use your hands if you do not have levers.

Step2: Pull the sidewall of the tire onto the outside of both sides of the rim, so that your rim rides in the proper direction in the middle of the tread.

Another words, you are riding the wheel inside of the tire, with out a tube just to get home.  You can ruin your tire doing this, but tires are less expensive than wheels.

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Bill and Becky Consolvo opened Darlings Island Bike Shop on April 19, 1997.  In 1996, Bill finished building the barn, and so it was ready for business on the scenic Darlings Island.  Open for 17 years, Darlings Island Bike Shop served you by selling bicycles, clothing, products and accessories.

In 2007, we celebrated our 10th anniversary in business with a big cake and door prizes.

We have hosted the annual Bike Swap for 17 years,  which is a great opportunity to sell or buy a used bike.
We have hosted the Fall Cyclocross Race at Nauwigewauk for 7 years now. We added a new cyclocross race this year of 2013 called the Quispam Cross with a great race next to the QPlex. Bill and Jim Goguen provide mechanical help to the MS Ride between Sussex and Saint John, and the Corn Hill Bike Festival, and the  Back Roads bicycle festival in Apohaqui.  Bill also led a maintenance seminar for one of the Wellness sessions in Hampton in May of 2012, and one in September 2012 at the Hampton EnviroFair, and at previous functions for the Outdoor Enthusiasts Club.  Our Consolvo Bike shop in Moncton hosted our first ever Fat Tire Bike Race on Feb. 8, 2014 at the Hillside Christmas Tree Farm in Moncton.

Our grand opening of Consolvo Bikes was on March 15, 2014. We have just moved our business to Parkway Mall after 17 years of business as Darlings Island Bike Shop. We are now called Consolvo Bikes. We look forward to serving you in our larger store in the city of Saint John, New Brunswick.  Our new address if you need to find us is: 212 McCallister Drive, Parkway Mall, Saint John, NB  E2J 2S5. 

We still accept trade ins on new bike purchases, so it is a tax advantage for the customer. Kevin Hayward is our store manager in Saint John with many years of bicycle repair knowledge. We offer a 3 month layaway on all bikes.

Jim Goguen is our Store Manager in Moncton.  Our Moncton address is: 1633 Mountain Rd., Moncton, NB  E1G 1A5 and their phone # is 506-854-2453.

We have over 800 bikes on display in the 2 stores.

We also rent all kinds of bicycles, cross country skis, and snowshoes  by the hour, day, or week.  Call 506-640-0777 for more information. We do skate sharpening and ski tuning at both stores, also.