Seattle area tarck


#2941

Apparently its been around for a year in a second floor location but they just relocated a block away. The original second floor location must have been difficult for business.
http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2016/03/good-weather-bike-shop-coming-to-second-floor-pikepine-space/


#2942

Can’t wait til a dutchbike or ebike shows up and some underpaid 15yp shopbro lugs that shit up the stairs only to be told the repair is too expensive


#2943

Remember way back in 2013 when Capitol Hill didn’t have any bike shops for a short period?
http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2013/03/velo-bikes-leaves-capitol-hill-for-bigger-venture-via6-vertical-neighborhood/


#2944

Velo was significantly less of a bike shop than these cafés are


#2945

Velo was not good.


#2946

In 2008, I asked Velo for a 9sp chain and they said they could order one for me.


#2947

Like, they didn’t have a 9sp chain in stock. Any 9sp chain at all.


#2948

Same thing at Cascade Bicycle Studio. They’re proud of the fact that they don’t stock 8 and 9 speed chains, and happy to send that business down the block to Free Range. I asked what they would do if someone came in with a really sweet vintage road bike that needed a chain, and they just looked at me, puzzled.


#2949

Eh, they do their thing.

Seattle is niche as fuck with its bike shops. Overall it’s a good problem to have.


#2950

Apparently Polka Dot Jersey is moving to Mercer Island.


#2951

Properly cornering their segment. Will it be located on the loop?


#2952

No idea, can’t find an address posted.


#2953

Three shops have failed on Mercer Island in the past ~3 years. Either it’ll be a great captive market, or a total failure.


#2954

Is the one with all the old bikes by the ferry dock still there?


#2955

I don’t normally post links from reddit but when I do

11,761 votes and 509 comments so far on Reddit

They’re about net neutrality

Please washingtonbros, call your representatives and ask for them to keep net neutrality.

https://www.callmycongress.com

All you have to do is:

  1. Be nice, thank the person that answered the phone
  2. Tell them that you are their constituent and you want them to keep net neutrality because freedom of the internet is important.

#2956

Me and some bro’s are gonna start doing Tuesday Climbing Gym stuff at SBP.
Sup Tarck? Anyone want in?


#2957

SBP was fun for one winter but I couldn’t deal with how much they charged for entry.


#2958

60$ a month for climbing, sauna, yoga, and a gym?


#2959

Yeah, $68 monthly fee is no bueno for my interest level.
Great place though, really enjoyed my experience and glad that so many people are willing to support them.


#2960

Cranksgiving is on Saturday starting at 11 at Swift. Fun day of choose your own adventure riding around town, picking up food for the Rainier Valley Food Bank. Like an alleycat, but the foodbank is the winner!