We are Hiring!
Are you passionate about bicycles? Are you looking for an entry-level / mid-level position, ready to increase your skills for bicycle repair, and new bicycle installation? Can you work in a busy retail enviroment, and complete assigned tasks to schedule? Do you have good hands-on ability, with an excellent capacity to listen and learn. Can you also correctly name the parts of any bicycle?
We need someone who can reliably work both weekend days and one-two weekdays. This will initially be a part-time position, with opportunity to grow to full-time (with benefits), for the right person. We also need you to have professional bike shop experience.
Please email us your current resume (PDF preferred), and include an introduction about your passion for bicycles.

Ride for a Reason Saturday, May 14th
We ride to Sacramento to bring attention to the ongoing problem of underfunded public schools. Thru April until the day of the ride Tip Top Bike Shop will donate a percentage of every sale to Ride for a Reason. Family Tip Top (Richard, Charlotte & Anya), will also enjoy the 45 mile ride to the State Capitol.
The 8th annual bike ride from Oakland to the State capitol aims to support public education, and will raise essential funds for Oakland schools. Last year, 250 students, teachers, parents and community members pedaled from Oakland to the steps of the State Capitol to advocate for greater funding for education and reform in the way that California funds its public schools. Many schools in California depend on community fundraising to provide elective classes and enrichment programs ó things that used to be thought of as necessary like libraries, art and music, science equipment, sports programs, and low-cost after-school activities. But community fundraising alone canít do the really deep work needed to fully support all schools, especially in big, urban districts. California teacher salaries remain uncompetitive, and our stateís spending per pupil remains well below the national average.

Temescal Street Fair, Sunday, June 12th 12noon - 6pm
A free celebration of neighborhood culture featuring live music, great eats and more! On Telegraph Avenue from 42nd to 51st Streets. Join a diverse gathering of thousands from all over Oakland and the East Bay for an authentic vibe and love of community. This family-friendly, eco-minded fair features global eats; local and regional artists on multiple stages; Kinetic Arts Center Circus stage; 150 booths teeming with handmade art and crafts; and much more!

Last Ones / End of Model Year Bicycle Sale!

Commuter / Urban Bike
Electra Loft (2015) Size: (L) was $550 now $499
Trek Steel District (2014) Size: 56 was $770 now $579

Road Bike
Salsa Vaya 2 (2015) Sizes: 52, 55, 57, 58 was $1950 now $1600

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.

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. We are currently booking tune-ups two weeks out. (Early May). 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. We can take care of basic walk-in repairs any day we are open, again these are on a first come, first served basis. We tend to fill up each days schedule within the first two hours of opening. 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!

Tip Top Bike Shop from Nick Perry on Vimeo.

Directed, shot, and edited by Nick Perry.

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Green Bicycling:

Art Murmur. First Friday every month. Next event is Friday, June 3rd / Friday, July 1st.
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
Felt bicycles

Surly bicycles

Salsa bicycles

Kona bicycles

Xtracycle hitchless bicycle trailers & the Edgerunner bicycle and accessories
Lazer helmets
Nutcase helmets
Michelin Tires
Knog Lights

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