Welcome to Recycled Cycles
Recycled Cycles has been keeping Seattle rolling since 1994. We specialize in used and reconditioned bicycles. Of course, we sell new bikes as well, plus a full array of both new and used bicycle components, accessories, and parts. Be sure to visit our FAQ's page for information about buying and selling used bikes and parts.
Welcome to our online home. The blog entries are owner and staff contributions. The Tech Blog is written by our master techs and the Race Blog follows the season of Recycled Cycles Racing. For the most up to date information and fun shop photos become a fan of Recycled Cycles on Facebook.
We now have two locations in Seattle. The origional Boat Street location in the UDistrict and our Fremont Location at 1109 N 35th St near the intersection of 35th and Stone way.
Cyclepedia: Iconic Bicycle Design
Catch 36 extraordinary (and weird) bicycles that will bedazzle, and even bewilder. In its only US appearance, Cyclepedia brilliantly navigates the evolution of bicycle design. All summer long (June 8 – September 8) at the Portland Art Museum. For more information, visit: Portlandartmuseum.org/cyclepedia Filed under: Community, travel Tagged: art, bicycle, bicycle design, bicycling, bike, bikes, […]
It clicks when I pedal
On the way into work a few Saturdays ago I found myself listening to "Car Talk" on NPR. It got me thinking about what a similar bike realted call in show would sound like. In reality, I think, it would be pretty dull. The reason being I feel like about half of the calls would be someone complaining about a clicking sound when they pedal. Usually just under increased torque (climbing, standing, etc). The guys on "Car Talk" might just suggest turning up your iPod, which would work.
However 95% of the time one of the follwoing needs to be tightened or greased:
Some of these things require special tools to remove, inspect, and grease. However most of the time, the chainring bolts just use a 5mm hex wrench. They are also the most likely to be causing the noise, especially if they are the alloy chainring bolts that are very common on higher end cranksets. If you have ten minutes, a 5mm hex wrench, and some grease you can get working on eliminating that click. Pull each bolt in turn, grease the threads, and then grease the hole in the chainring that the bolt sits in. Tighten down and you're ready to go. Now your iPod can be returned to a reasonable volume.
2012 Star Spangled Crit Series
We’ve got great news!!! As you all know we’re about to hit the peak of crit season with three USAC crtis in five days starting off with: Tacoma Twilight in Tacoma Sunday June 30th Brad Lewis Memorial at Boat Street Recycled Cycles on Sunday July 1st Joe Matava in Burien on July 4th. The Star Spangled Crit Series [...]