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

Phone: 640-0777



 

 

 March 7, 2017

Some hints for Fat biking:  Get a good light in case you get stuck in the dark, the days are getting a little longer now which should help.  Fat bike tires perform really well at low tire pressures so get a digital or analog gauge with a scale from 15 to 30 PSI.  And keep your hands warm with good winter gloves or get hand warmers or over mitts. Wear wool instead of cotton because it keeps you warm even when wet. Buy some Wolfvhammer or Fasterkatt biking boots from 49 North,  or Specialized Defroster Trail boots, or Diadora Polorex Plus boots to keep your feet warm and toasty.  Get off of the bike and walk around to get the circulation going if your toes are getting too cold in one position on the bike.

 

Some information was contributed from the Winter 2016/2017 Pedal magazine article by Mike Sarnecki.

 

Rant by Becky Consolvo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 have over 500 bikes on display in the store.

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.