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High Rollers



 


highwheeler-boneshaker.jpg Antique Replica-Bone Shake

Classic Pennyfarthing Replica from the 1890's.Stainless Spokes, nickle plated 38" rim, powder coated frame and fork (black)English rubber Grips, Solid Tires, 35 pounds for riders with inseam of 28" or less. Perfect for those who want to ride a classic or for the unique decorative touch you seek to make a fashion statement for your home or retail establishment. Overall Dimensions 48"x46"x24"



TUNE UPS
Accessories Installation
Drive Train




BIKES

Torker Cargo-T
Basic BICYCLE TUNE-UP CHECKLIST

A Convenient Cycle

833 SE Main St

Portland OR, 97214



Wheel Systems:


All hub'slocknuts secured
Hubs inspected for bent axles
Rims checked for safeness
Tires checked for damage and inflation
ALL DONE
SEE NOTES: Problems in need of further attention

Drive Train System:


Bottom Bracket checked to not be tight or loose
Bottom Bracket inspected for problems
Crank arms securely mounted
Chainrings bolts secured
Pedals securely mounted
Chain inspected for wear
Freewheel inspected for wear
ALL DONE
SEE NOTES: Problems in need of further attention.

Steering System:


Headset locknut secured.
Headset inspected for damage, wear, or loose cups
Fork inspected for damage
Stem inspected for proper depth insertion, alignment, and secure
Handlebars inspected for damage, proper alignment, and secure
ALL DONE
SEE NOTES: Problems in need of further attention

Brake System:


Brake calipers checked for mounting security.
Caliper arms and pivot/mounting bolts checked for damage
Pivot nut/bolts checked for secure
Brake pads checked for wear
Brake pad height checked
Brake levers set to proper alignment and secure
ALL DONE
SEE NOTES: Problems in need of further attention

Shift Systems:


Rear derailleur mounted securely.
Front derailleur checked for proper mounting height and rotation.
Front derailleur checked for proper secure mounting.
Chain length checked.
Rear derailleur limit screws set to largest and smallest sprockets.
Rear derailleur checked for over shift at all gear combinations.
Front derailleur limit screws set for high and low gear.
Front derailleur checked for over shift at all gear combinations.
ALL DONE
SEE NOTES: Problems in need of further attention

Miscellaneous:


Frame checked for damage.
Seat post secure mounting checked.
Accessories checked for mount security/interference of moving parts
ALL DONE
SEE NOTES: Problems in need of further attention

Test Ride:


Brakes checked for stopping power and squeal.
Bicycle checked for tracking problems.
Derailleurs checked for performance and over shift.
Chain and freewheel cogs checked for skipping under load.
Notes: These problems could not be repaired and/or are in need of further attention;



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Full TUNE-UP CHECKLIST

A Convenient Cycle

833 SE Main St

Portland OR, 97214



Wheel Systems:


Front Hub berings greased.
Front Hub berings adjusted to not be tight or loose.
Rear Hub berings greased.
Rear Hub berings adjusted to not be tight or loose.
All hubs locknuts secured.
Hubs inspected for bent axles and evidence of internal problems.
Rims trued laterally to .5mm tolerance or better.
Rims inspected for damaged or other work needed.
Tires checked for proper wear, damage, mounting, and inflation.
Wheels mounted in proper alignment and secure.
ALL DONE
SEE NOTES: Problems in need of further attention.

Drive Train System:


Bottom Bracket greased if necessaries.
Bottom Bracket fixed cup secured.
Bottom Bracket adjusted to not be tight or loose.
Bottom Bracket inspected for evidence of internal problems.
Crank arms securely mounted.
Chainrings bolts secured.
Wobbling chainrings aligned.
Pedals securely mounted.
Chain lubed and whipped down
Chain inspected for wear
Freewheel inspected for wear
Freewheel lubricated.
ALL DONE
SEE NOTES: Problems in need of further attention.

Steering System:


Headset adjusted to not be tight or loose.
Headset locknut secured.
Headset inspected for evidence of damage, wear, or loose cups.
Fork inspected for damage.
Stem inspected for proper depth insertion, alignment, and secure.
Handlebars inspected for damage, proper alignment, and secure.
ALL DONE
SEE NOTES: Problems in need of further attention.

Brake System:


Brake calipers checked for mounting security.
Caliper arms and pivot/mounting bolts checked for damage.
Adjustable brake pivots adjusted for no play or binding.
Pivot nut/bolts checked for secure.
Brake caliper lubricated at pivots, springs, and adjuster barrels.
Brake barrels adjusters reseted.
Brake pads checked for wear and replaced if more than 50% worn.
Brake pad height set so as not to rub tire or hit partially below rim.
Pads set tangent [parallel] to rim.
New pads set with .5mm to 1.5mm toe to reduce
Pads clearance set to 1mm -2mm per side [except MTB type].
MTB pad clearance set so that when the pads
Brake levers set to proper alignment and secure.
Brake level pivots, cable anchor pivots, and cable adjusters lubed.
Cable removed and inspected for rust, frays, and kinks.
Housings sized to proper length & ends finished with caps where fit.
Cables lubricated wherever they pass through housings.
Cable system stress tested by pulling brake lever fully ten times.
Cable end finished with cap or soldering.
Rims cleaned of lubricants and road grime.
ALL DONE
SEE NOTES: Problems in need of further attention

Shift Systems:


Rear derailleur removed and hanger checked for proper alignment.
Rear derailleur pivots, cable adjusters, & jockey wheels lubricated.
Rear derailleur inspected for damage and worn jockey wheels.
Rear derailleur mounted securely.
Front derailleur checked for proper mounting height and rotation.
Front derailleur checked for proper secure mounting.
Front derailleur pivots lubricated.
Derailleur cables removed and inspected inner wires and housings.
Housings sized to proper length and ends
Cables lubricated through housings when appropriate.
Cables pre-stressed.
Chain length checked.
Rear derailleur limit screws set to large and small sprockets.
Rear derailleur checked for over shift at all gear combinations.
Front derailleur limit screws set for minimum clearance.
Front derailleur checked for over shift at all gear combinations.
ALL DONE
SEE NOTES: Problems in need of further attention

Miscellaneous:


Frame checked for damage.
Seat post checked for allowable minimum depth of insertion.
Seat post secure mounting checked.
Seat checked for proper alignment and secure mounting.
Accessories checked for mounting security, interference, and safety.
ALL DONE
SEE NOTES: Problems in need of further attention

Test Ride:


Brakes checked for stopping power and squeal.
Bicycle checked for tracking problems.
Derailleurs checked for performance and over shift.
Chain and freewheel cogs checked for skipping under load.
Bicycle checked for unusual noises.

Notes: These problems could not be repaired and/or are in need of further attention;




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Deluxe TUNE-UP CHECKLIST

Deluxe TUNE-UP CHECKLIST

A Convenient Cycle

833 SE Main St

Portland OR, 97214



Wheel Systems:

[ ] Rims cleaned
[ ] Front Hub berings greased.
[ ] Front Hub berings adjusted to not be tight or loose.
[ ] Rear Hub berings greased.
[ ] Rear Hub berings adjusted to not be tight or loose.
[ ] All hubs locknuts secured.
[ ] Hubs inspected for bent axles and external evidence of internal problems.
[ ] Rims trued
[ ] Rims inspected for damaged or other work needed.
[ ] Tires checked for proper wear and damage, proper mounting, and inflation.
[ ] Wheels mounted in proper alignment and secure.
[ ] ALL DONE
[ ] SEE NOTES: Problems in need of further attention.

Drive Train System:

[ ] Bottom Bracket greased if necessaries.
[ ] Bottom Bracket fixed cup secured.
[ ] Bottom Bracket fixed cup secured.
[ ] Bottom Bracket adjusted to not be tight or loose.
[ ] Bottom Bracket inspected for external evidence of internal problems.
[ ] Crank arms securely mounted.
[ ] Chainrings cleaned.
[ ] Chainrings bolts secured.
[ ] Wobbling chainrings aligned.
[ ] Pedals securely mounted.
[ ] Chain lubed and whipped down
[ ] Chain inspected for wear
[ ] Freewheel inspected for wear
[ ] Freewheel lubricated.
[ ] ALL DONE
[ ] SEE NOTES: Problems in need of further attention.

Steering System:

[ ] Headset adjusted to not be tight or loose.
[ ] Headset locknut secured.
[ ] Headset inspected for external evidence of damage, wear, or loose cups.
[ ] Fork inspected for damage.
[ ] Stem inspected for proper depth insertion, alignment, and secure.
[ ] Handlebars inspected for damage, proper alignment, and secure.
[ ] ALL DONE
[ ] SEE NOTES: Problems in need of further attention.

Brake System:

[ ] Brake calipers checked for mounting security.
[ ] Caliper arms and pivot/mounting bolts checked for damage.
[ ] Adjustable brake pivots adjusted for no play or binding.
[ ] Pivot nut/bolts checked for secure.
[ ] Brake caliper lubricated at pivots, springs, and cable adjuster barrels.
[ ] Brake barrels adjusters reseted.
[ ] Brake pads checked for wear and replaced if more than 50% worn.
[ ] Brake pad height set so as not to rub tire or hit partially below rim.
[ ] Pads set tangent [parallel] to rim.
[ ] New pads set with .5mm to 1.5mm toe to reduce squeal.
[ ] Pads clearance set to 1mm -2mm per side [except MTB type].
[ ] MTB pad clearance set so that when the pads contact the rim the lever clears the handlebar by a minimum of 1 inch.
[ ] Brake levers set to proper alignment and secure.
[ ] Brake level pivots, cable anchor pivots, and cable adjusters lubricated.
[ ] Cable removed and inspected for rust, frays, and kinks in the inner wire and housing.
[ ] Housings sized to proper length and ends finished with filing and end caps where fit.
[ ] Cables lubricated wherever they pass through housings.
[ ] Cable system stress tested by pulling brake lever fully to handlebar a minimum of ten times.
[ ] Cable end finished with cap or soldering.
[ ] Rims cleaned of lubricants and road grime.
[ ] ALL DONE
[ ] SEE NOTES: Problems in need of further attention

Shift Systems:

[ ] Rear derailleur removed and hanger checked for proper alignment.
[ ] Rear derailleur pivots, cable adjusters, and jockey wheels lubricated.
[ ] Rear derailleur inspected for damage and worn jockey wheels.
[ ] Rear derailleur mounted securely.
[ ] Rear derailleur cleaned.
[ ] Front derailleur checked for proper mounting height and rotation.
[ ] Front derailleur checked for proper secure mounting.
[ ] Front derailleur pivots lubricated.
[ ] Front derailleur cleaned.
[ ] Derailleur cables removed and inspected for rust, frays, and kinks in the inner wires and housings.
[ ] Housings sized to proper length and ends finished with filing and end caps wherever they improve fit.
[ ] Cables lubricated wherever they pass through housings when appropriate.
[ ] Cables pre-stressed.
[ ] Chain length checked.
[ ] Rear derailleur limit screws set to allow shift to largest and smallest sprockets.
[ ] Rear derailleur checked for over shift at all gear combinations.
[ ] Front derailleur limit screws set for minimum clearance of the derailleur cage to the chain in high and low gear.
[ ] Front derailleur checked for over shift at all gear combinations.
[ ] ALL DONE
[ ] SEE NOTES: Problems in need of further attention

Miscellaneous:

[ ] handle grips/bar wrap replaced.
[ ] Seat post checked for allowable minimum depth of insertion.
[ ] Seat post secure mounting checked.
[ ] Seat checked for proper alignment and secure mounting.
[ ] Accessories checked for mounting security and interference with moving parts or safety hazards.
[ ] ALL DONE
[ ] SEE NOTES: Problems in need of further attention

Test Ride:

[ ] Brakes checked for stopping power and squeal.
[ ] Bicycle checked for tracking problems.
[ ] Derailleurs checked for performance and over shift.
[ ] Chain and freewheel cogs checked for skipping under load.
[ ] Bicycle checked for unusual noises.

Notes: These problems could not be repaired and/or are in need of further attention;



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Overhauled TUNE-UP CHECKLIST

Overhauled TUNE-UP CHECKLIST
A Convenient Cycle
833 SE Main St
Portland OR, 97214

Wheel Systems:
[ ] Front Hub berings greased.
[ ] Front Hub berings adjusted to not be tight or loose.
[ ] Rear Hub berings greased.
[ ] Rear Hub berings adjusted to not be tight or loose.
[ ] All hubs locknuts secured.
[ ] Hubs inspected for bent axles and external evidence of internal problems.
[ ] Rims trued laterally to .5mm tolerance or better.
[ ] Rims inspected for damaged or other work needed.
[ ] Tires checked for proper wear and damage, proper mounting, and inflation.
[ ] Wheels mounted in proper alignment and secure.
[ ] ALL DONE
[ ] SEE NOTES: Problems in need of further attention.
Drive Train System:
[ ] Bottom Bracket greased
[ ] Bottom Bracket fixed cup secured.
[ ] Bottom Bracket fixed cup secured.
[ ] Bottom Bracket adjusted to not be tight or loose.
[ ] Bottom Bracket inspected for external evidence of internal problems.
[ ] Crank arms securely mounted.
[ ] Chainrings bolts secured.
[ ] Wobbling chainrings aligned.
[ ] Pedals lubricated
[ ] Pedals securely mounted.
[ ] Chain cleaned
[ ] Chain lubed and whipped down
[ ] Chain inspected for wear
[ ] Freewheel cleaned and rinsed
[ ] Freewheel inspected for wear
[ ] Freewheel lubricated.
[ ] ALL DONE
[ ] SEE NOTES: Problems in need of further attention.
Steering System:
[ ] Headset lubricated.
[ ] Headset adjusted to not be tight or loose.
[ ] Headset locknut secured.
[ ] Headset inspected for external evidence of damage, wear, or loose cups.
[ ] Fork inspected for damage.
[ ] Stem inspected for proper depth insertion, alignment, and secure.
[ ] Handlebars inspected for damage, proper alignment, and secure.
[ ] ALL DONE
[ ] SEE NOTES: Problems in need of further attention.
Brake System:
[ ] Cables lubricated and replaced if worn.
[ ] Front Braking surface cleaned and checked for ware.
[ ] Rear Braking surface cleaned and checked for ware.
[ ] Brake calipers checked for mounting security.
[ ] Caliper arms and pivot/mounting bolts checked for damage.
[ ] Adjustable brake pivots adjusted for no play or binding.
[ ] Pivot nut/bolts checked for secure.
[ ] Brake caliper lubricated at pivots, springs, and cable adjuster barrels.
[ ] Brake barrels adjusters reseted.
[ ] Brake pads checked for wear and replaced if more than 50% worn.
[ ] Brake pad height set so as not to rub tire or hit partially below rim.
[ ] Pads set tangent [parallel] to rim.
[ ] New pads set with .5mm to 1.5mm toe to reduce squeal.
[ ] Pads clearance set to 1mm -2mm per side [except MTB type].
[ ] MTB pad clearance set so that when the pads contact the rim the lever clears the handlebar by a minimum of 1 inch.
[ ] Brake levers set to proper alignment and secure.
[ ] Brake level pivots, cable anchor pivots, and cable adjusters lubricated.
[ ] Cable removed and inspected for rust, frays, and kinks in the inner wire and housing.
[ ] Housings sized to proper length and ends finished with filing and end caps where fit.
[ ] Cables lubricated wherever they pass through housings.
[ ] Cable system stress tested by pulling brake lever fully to handlebar a minimum of ten times.
[ ] Cable end finished with cap or soldering.
[ ] Rims cleaned of lubricants and road grime.
[ ] ALL DONE
[ ] SEE NOTES: Problems in need of further attention
Shift Systems:
[ ] Cables lubed and replaced if necessary
[ ] Rear derailleur removed and hanger checked for proper alignment.
[ ] Rear derailleur pivots, cable adjusters, and jockey wheels lubricated.
[ ] Rear derailleur inspected for damage and worn jockey wheels.
[ ] Rear derailleur mounted securely.
[ ] Front derailleur checked for proper mounting height and rotation.
[ ] Front derailleur checked for proper secure mounting.
[ ] Front derailleur pivots lubricated.
[ ] Derailleur cables removed and inspected for rust, frays, and kinks in the inner wires and housings.
[ ] Housings sized to proper length and ends finished with filing and end caps wherever they improve fit.
[ ] Cables lubricated wherever they pass through housings when appropriate.
[ ] Cables pre-stressed.
[ ] Chain length checked.
[ ] Rear derailleur limit screws set to allow shift to largest and smallest sprockets.
[ ] Rear derailleur checked for over shift at all gear combinations.
[ ] Front derailleur limit screws set for minimum clearance of the derailleur cage to the chain in high and low gear.
[ ] Front derailleur checked for over shift at all gear combinations.
[ ] ALL DONE
[ ] SEE NOTES: Problems in need of further attention
Miscellaneous:
[ ] Frame checked for damage.
[ ] Seat post checked for allowable minimum depth of insertion.
[ ] Seat post secure mounting checked.
[ ] Seat checked for proper alignment and secure mounting.
[ ] Accessories checked for mounting security and interference with moving parts or safety hazards.
[ ] ALL DONE
[ ] SEE NOTES: Problems in need of further attention
Test Ride:
[ ] Frame cleaned.
[ ] Frame waxed.
[ ] Frame checked for damage.
[ ] Brakes checked for stopping power and squeal.
[ ] Bicycle checked for tracking problems.
[ ] Derailleurs checked for performance and over shift.
[ ] Chain and freewheel cogs checked for skipping under load.
[ ] Bicycle checked for unusual noises.
Notes: These problems could not be repaired and/or are in need of further attention;



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Tandem Bicycle

A Convenient Cycle is happy to offer our customers with the "Convenient Bike Order Special" is a special offer for customers who would like to purchase a bicycle from A Convenient Cycle. This deal is only available to special orders with a 50% down payment on the purchase of a Torker bicycle. This deal dose not apply to stock on hand and is limited to suppliers available stock.

Bermuda TandemImagine riding your bike along the trail with your better half, in the midst of good conversation, when you suddenly realize that she (or he) is half a mile behind you and didn’t hear a word you said. What better reason to get a Torker tandem, than to share the joy of riding together!
$649

Bike Trailer

New Hand Truck Trailers In

These hand truck trailers are great for shopping carry 75 pounds easy.
Take this little trailer right into the store with you ring up, load up, hook up, and go. These will make a great gift for the rider in your life or use it for yourself. On sale $159 Reg. $189
Made in Canada

Features

The following features are included::
  • 1" tubular aluminum frame
  • Folding shelf
  • Foam grip
  • Aluminum construction with durable polyethylene side and bottom

Bike Trailer Specifications

  • Size 15.5w x 28” high
  • 16” molded wheels
  • Presion ground bearings
  • Cart weight empty: 11 lbs.
  • Carry 75 lbs

Testimonials

Folks,I'd thought I'd send along a photo of my new Wike Upright Shopping Cart, taken after my first trip to Sobeys. It works as slick as advertised, and if my middle-aged legs and knees ever get in shape, the shopping trips will be easier than ever! David Kilfoil, Fredericton, NB



A Convenient Cycle is happy to offer our customers with the "Convenient Bike Order Special" is a special offer for customers who would like to purchase a bicycle from A Convenient Cycle. This deal is only available to special orders with a 50% down payment on the purchase of a Torker bicycle. This deal dose not apply to stock on hand and is limited to suppliers available stock.

T-530

Ride in class like the Europeans do. Torker’s lightweight 6061 alloy frame was designed with fenders, rear storage rack and fully enclosed chainguard. Shimano roller brakes stop in all weather conditions, while the shock absorbing seatpost and Suntour fork (with 50mm of travel) smoothens out your ride in classy comfort. A quiet “maintenance free,” easy-shift Shimano Nexus 7-speed drive train gets you up and down any hill.
Extra, Extra: Easily adjust stem for comfortable upright riding positions, sturdy aluminum double wall rims with rust-free stainless steel spokes, flat resistant tubes inside a Kenda tire tread provides trouble free adventure, “fully dressed” with fenders, rear cargo carrier, and full chainguard, comfortable shock absorber seatpost and plush Velo saddle. Available in a step thru and 4 diamond style frame sizes (S-XL).





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Unicycles for sale

Unistar CX


Unistar CX’s are the ideal entry-level Uni. Equipped with cotterless crankarms, a flat crown fork, and precision bearings with a heavy duty main cap-style bearing holder – more beginners learn how to ride a Unicycle on a CX than any other American brand.

Extra, Extra:

  • 3 Wheel sizes to choose from: 16", 20" and 24".
  • Chrome finish.
  • Quick release seatpost clamp and unicycle stand included.

$120

A Convenient In Press, Print, Radio, and TV

A Convenient In Press, Print, Radio, and TV

Bikeportland.org write up
http://www.aconvenientcycle.com/2009/09/convenient-in-press-print-radio-and-tv.html

Copenhagenize.com visit to Portland and A Convenient Cycle

News spot on KATU channel 2 news

The Bike Show a hour long show on bike vender's in the Portland area with Edwin Skaug of A Convenient Cycle and Ryan Hashagen of Pedicabs
http://portlandtransport.com/archives/2009/09/_listen_to_the_2.html

Retailing On Two Wheels
Edwin Skaug President, A Convenient Cycle Portland, Ore.
http://www.csdecisions.com/article/8053

Holiday tree delivery by Joseph Rose
http://blog.oregonlive.com/commuting/2009/12/powered_by_the_holiday_spirit.html

Bikes We Sell

We Sell custom built Surly bicycles
We also sell electric bicycle conventions and have some Restored beauties you can chose from. 
Photos by Edwin Skaug
A Convenient Cycle 
Portland Oregon bike shop
811 SE Main st. 503-267-8284