Location: 3961 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, CA MAP
Volunteer days are back, in a new format! They're the second and fourth Saturdays, on a smaller scale. See our Eventbrite site at bikex.eventbrite.com for details and to RSVP. Grab your spot and join in on the wrenching for good! See the event calendar for more events and volunteer days.
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Past Featured Bicycles
Bike of the Month: Schwinn Stingray, Refurbished by Cap'n Jonny
With all the mountain bikes, sport bikes, and race bikes that have graced this space, it might seem that this rather odd-looking kids’ bike is a bit out of place here. It is, in fact, the first Schwinn Stingray (more accurately, Lemon peeler) I have seen in the shop.
You might not realize it, but this is one of the best-selling bicycles in history. Produced from 1963 to 1981, in its heyday something like 60 percent of all the bikes sold in the US were Stingrays and variants.
Bike of the Month: 1974 Allegro Special, Refurbished by Cap'n Jonny
Here's our most recent featured bike, donated by an owner moving from the Bay Area up to the Sierra, and fully refurbished by our tireless volunteer Cap'n Jonny. Enjoy a brief trip back in time:
Founded in 1914 in Neuchatel (French Canton), Switzerland by Arnold Grandjean, Allegro gained a reputation for being one of the premier manufacturers of racing bicycles in Switzerland. By the 1960’s they were the largest bicycle manufacturer in Switzerland. From the late '50s to the mid-'70s they were being imported into the U.S in large numbers.
Bike of the Month: 1930 Rudge-Whitworth
The 1930 Rudge-Whitworth: An Adventure
by David Kamp
I dropped in at one of the garage sales late last summer, and the single-speed Rudge-Whitworth caught my eye. Jack said it had been donated and that he may have the business card of the donor who knows the provenance of the bike, which apparently had been stored in a garage for several years or decades.