The Broken Spoke: Port Townsend's Premier Bicycle Shop

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Chase Hawk compilation

 Our Cult BMX dealer sent us a link to this compilation of Chase Hawk. We thought you might like it!

Keeping your bike clean

If you’re going to ride your bike this time of year, odds are you’re going to get wet and muddy. So is your bike. While you wouldn’t think of throwing your clothes back in the drawer without washing them (we hope!), do you clean your bike before you put it away?

Bikes can handle a lot of weather. After all, they’re mechanical devices made for outdoor use. But they’ll handle it much better with some basic care from you. After each ride, take a few minutes to:

* gently rinse with a hose (no pressure), or wipe off with a wet cloth, mud and grime from the frame, underside of the saddle, rear derailleur, cassette, crankarms, pedals, handlebar, cables, rims, and tires … go top to bottom

* wipe dry the frame, saddle, brake pads and rotors, and cables

* clean and lube the chain

* check your tires for thorns, glass fragments, and other debris

Your bike will reward you with fewer repair surprises!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

North Olympic Discovery Marathon

The Peninsula Trails Coalition has a great opportunity to help the North Olympic Discovery Marathon at their new starting area at Seven Cedars Casino the morning of Sunday June 5.  Helping with the NODM will also directly help PTC as a fundraiser, with only a little bit of effort required.  But we need 4-5 volunteers to help board members with the activities shown below.  Please contact Jeff Bohman ASAP (no later than this Wednesday, 5/25) at if you can help us and our friends at the Marathon.
Sunday, June 5th7 Cedars Casino
  • 5:30am Arrival and Set-up
  • Walk is at 6:00 am, Runners start 7:30
  • 1-2 People direct the participants who are parking where to park and the buses where to drop off the runners. Set up all of the Signs (PAMA supply)
  • 1-2 people letting the runners know where everything is located
    • Potties, 
    • Bag Drop off
    • Warm-up area
    • letting them know the start of the race
  • 2 People to set-up and host the water station at the start (we supply everything for the water station). 
  • Everyone Cheer the runners on at the start
  • Clean-up after (goes very fast!) Everything is done by 7:45
  • All volunteers get a volunteer tee-shirt 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

the TREK Fuel EX family expands....

The all-new Fuel EX 27.5 Plus brings a new standard of all-trail capability to Trek's most popular full suspension family. Bigger wheels for go-anywhere versatility. More suspension for harder hits. Increased stiffness for faster speeds. There are a lot of great trails out there. With these new mid-fats, you can ride more of them...
New mid-fats get rad Now available!