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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.

Rant by Nathan Parks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events

We are a sponsor for the MS Ride from Saint John to Sussex happening next weekend June 24 and 25. 

We also a sponsor The Rockwood Park Triathlon which is next weekend on June 25.

Road Rides every Monday at 6 pm meet at the Consolvo Bikes Shop.

Family rides and Fast mountain bike rides every Wednesday at 6:30 pm in Rockwood Park meet at the upper Fisher Lakes parking lot. 

Check Facebook for cancellations due to weather.

Fat Bike rides meet on Saturdays at 2 pm stay tuned on facebook for locations.

Bikes, skis, snowshoes, and poles available to rent and skate sharpening available

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 Cyclocross Races

General Race Info:

Kevin hosted our annual cyclocross race on Saturday October 24, 2015 at 5 pm at Rockwood park two years ago. We had a great turn out with 53 racers and everyone enjoyed the course. A big thanks to Specialized, Norco, Louis Garneau, Cycles Lambert, Subway, Moosehead beer and all of the great volunteers who helped make this a success. For more race schedules and results go to VELO NB.

 

We have hosted many races in the past 20 years including Road, Cyclocross, and XC Mountain Bike events with many happy racers participating. The last 6 years we have been sponsoring a fall cyclocross race in October or November at Rockwood Park, Quispam QPlex, and Nauwigewauk Community Club with lots of mud and great prizes.  We sponsor a Consolvo Bikes team with our own custom design jersey, bibshort, and arm warmer cycling uniform. Look for the black, red, and white colors going by on the road, or woods. Go to www.velo.nb.ca for local upcoming races.  After obtaining your race application form from Velo New Brunswick, fill it out and bring it in the shop for Bill or Becky to sign your form.  If you race for us you will have to purchase a jersey  from Consolvo Bikes shop and wear it at the races with the following sponsors on the jersey:  Norco, Specialized, Inspired Athletics, Gu Energy, and Louis Garneau.  And GOOD LUCK and remember to have fun.


Bicycle Trials

We have hosted 3 Bicycle Trials shows here out in front of the Shop 1 with Ryan Leech representing Norco in 2008, see him on his websites: www.ryanleech.com and www.trialsoflife.com. We also support 2 local trials riders: Nathan Nichols and Andrew Basque who have performed at many local New Brunswick events. They performed 2 years ago at the Bike Swap and Tent Sale on Saturday May 23, 2009. Check out our media section to see their videos. Kris Holmes and Ryan Senechal performed here a number of years ago representing Norco Products, Ltd.


Fall Cyclocross Race

We are sponsoring with other bike shops the Elmhurst Outdoor Cross this Sunday on November 6th at 11 am on the Kingston Peninsula.  Check out facebook to register or go to www.velo.nb.ca for more information