Shop news:
We are thrilled, & excited new parents! Our daughter Anya was born 09/19/13. We have enjoyed some family time away from Tip Top Bike Shop, but we are now all happy to be back at the shop most days. Anya will be in attendance part-time, she loves to be social, and is excited to continue the story of our business with us.

Bicycle Sale!
Here are the bicycles in stock and on sale:
Commuter / Urban Bikes
Redline T-29 Unisize $390 now $299
Jamis Hudson Sport Size: Small was $425 now $349
Swobo Fillmore Sizes: 57, 60 was $1050 now $749
Swobo Novak Size: 60 was $790 now $549
Trek 9th District Size: 60 was $800 now $599
Surly Big Dummy Size: 16 was $1985 now $1399



Road

Trek Lexa SLX Size: 58cm was $1600 now $999
Felt ZW95 Size: Medium (51cm) was $1140 now $749
Felt Z100 (2013) Size: 58 was $800 now $699

We have set the sale prices as low as we can go. All bicycles will still receive manufacturers warranty and the Tip Top Bike Shop lifetime free adjustment service. Woo Hoo.

Bikes on Bart
Bikes are now allowed on BART all day, everyday. Can we hear a woo hoo!
Bikes are NOT allowed in the first three cars during rush hour and never in the first car of a train.
When you have your bike, use the elevator or stairs, not escalators, and always walk your bike.
Keep doors and aisles clear, and yield priority seating to seniors and people with disabilities.
In case of an evacuation, leave your bike on the train and do not let it block aisles or doors.
Regardless of any other rule, bikes are never allowed on crowded cars. Use your good judgment and only board cars that can comfortably accommodate you and your bicycle.


Tune-Up Schedule
Hello folks, if you think you need a tune-up, or any repair you are welcome to bring in your bicycle when we are open so a mechanic can assess the work needed on your bicycle. Based on the assessment we can either schedule a tune-up for a future date, or if less work is required take in your bicycle as a walk in. At this time (late March), we are scheduling a little more than one week ahead. Any questions please come in, or give us a call. Thank you, and keep the rubber-side down.

New(ish) in our shop Tip Top Bike Shop jerseys. It took me five years, and we're really excited with the result. They are printed by Capo --local company and excellent quality, I gave them a complicated design, and they were the only company to say "OK, no problem." Come in and check them out! They help you to go faster and make climbing hills a breeze...!

Whooo wheee check this out, one of our riders/neighbors/customers/friends Nick Perry made this amazing video for us. Tip Top Bike Shop essence distilled into 2 minutes... fantastic!

Directed, shot, and edited by Nick Perry.




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Green Bicycling:

Tube and Tire Recycling
We are a certified Green Business and love to recycle everything we can get our hands on. Bring us your old and discarded tubes and tires and we'll make sure they are disposed of properly.


Art Murmur. First Friday every month. Next event is Friday, April 5th.
There are many galleries open and art events taking place during each Art Murmur. We have a few great galleries in and around Temescal. It's always a terrific event to ride a bike too!

Temescal Farmers Market. Every Sunday 9am - 1pm
Held at the DMV 5300 Claremont Avenue.
Always a bustling event. Local produce, food and drink, and local artisans. All good, the only part we'd like to see changed is the early start time....we know a lot of people who would like to see it start later and end later. It's Sunday in Temescal afterall!

5th Anniversary.
A few photo's from our fifth anniversary party in April 2012. Yes, five years. It flew by. We celebrated with many good friends, ate some cake, drank a beer or maybe 2, and raised money for Ride for a Reason. A great night was had by all!

A Few of our Favorite Things
Lights --California law reguires a front (white) light visible for 200ft after dark. If you are stopped it is a $75 fine (and we know plenty of people who had to pay up). It is not required to have a rear (red) light but we highly recommend it. Blinky lights make it easier for drivers, pedestrians, and other cyclists to see you and save batteries. Bright clothes and reflectors are no substitute for good lights.
Helmets --California state law requires people under the age of 18 to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle. Adults can make up their own minds, but we have plenty of scare stories. All we can say is that you only have one head.
Locks --We highly recommend U-locks to keep your bike safely locked. Always try to lock your rear wheel and your frame. If you have a quick release on your front wheel, use a cable and hook it through the u-lock. Do not allow bad people to seperate you from your loyal steed.

   

Who we are

We are a couple of Bay Area immigrants who LOVE Oakland and Bicycles. As people who ride every day, we want to share our enthusiasm and knowledge with people who want to start riding bikes, keep riding, or ride something new. The shop is thoroughly enjoying being open & we look forward to helping more people find the perfect new ride, fix up a loved old ride, or help you find the perfect bicycle accessory. We look forward to meeting you all soon.

Richard & Charlotte.
Need to reach us? Send us an email.


Tip Top Bike Shop, LLC

   

Reasons Why We Love Bicycles
We're Not just Another Bike Shop

Bicycles are one best examples of human invention.
They can be made using the highest tech construction and materials and/or the most artistic human craftsmanship. They can also be not much more than two wheels connected in line.
Bicycles are easy to make our own. Whether covering your bike in stickers, getting just the right sounding bell, or the exact vintage wheels for your restoration project.
Riding is an easy, joint-friendly, way to build strength and cardio-vascular health for all ages/sizes of people.
And dang, aren't bikes fun! A quiet ride along the water, an eye-watering decent, an adventure in the woods, winning that race to the end of the block beside your friend... this time, or just being able to see and smell the flowers in bloom.
These are a few reasons why we love bikes. We are sad when a bike is too damaged to ride, we are happy when we get a person riding again. We are very happy to ride in the neighborhood everyday; meeting new people and seeing our friends on bikes.

What we have

We have a full range of new bicycles and accessories. Our goal is to provide the best performing, best fitting gear. For now, please checkout the websites of our main suppliers:

Trek bicycles
Jamis bicycles
Felt bicycles
Salsa bicycles
Swobo bicycles

Surly bicycles

All City Cycles
Xtracycle hitchless bicycle trailers & the Edgerunner bicycle and accessories
Lazer helmets
Pryme V2 Lite helmets
Nutcase helmets
Michelin Tires
Knog Lights

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