We are thrilled, & excited new parents! Our daughter Anya was born 09/19/13. She isin attendance part-time, loves to be social, and is excited to continue the story of our business with us.
Looking for a new co-worker:
It's summer time and our little co-worker birds follow their dreams and leave the nest. That means that we are a person down. So, we are looking for a new co-worker. If you or anyone you know loves bikes and is experienced working and/or selling them, we are accepting resumes.
Commuter / Urban Bike
Torker Graduate Size 52 was $650 now $525
Swobo Fillmore Size: 48 was $1050 now $749
Surly Big Dummy Size: 16 was $1985 now $1399
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.
The 11th Annual Temescal Street Fair, Sunday July 6th 12noon - 6pm
Telegraph Avenue from 42nd upto 51st
What started in 2004 as a little street fest sponsored by a small group of local merchants has blossomed into one of Oakland's premier cultural events. This year, there will be four stages (the Main stage, Kid's stage and two Jazz stages) and three additional blocks of vendors, offering even more chances to promote local artists, craftspeople and creative dare-to-doers, representing the area's rich tapestry of creativity and culture.
Pedalfest, Saturday July 26th 11am - 7pm
Jack London Square
This fun – filled celebration is for everyone from the recreational rider and casual observer to the seasoned cyclist, showcasing what makes cycling such an amazing activity for individuals, groups and families.
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 June), we are scheduling about one month 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.
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, July 4th.
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!
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:
All City Cycles
hitchless bicycle trailers & the Edgerunner bicycle and accessories
Pryme V2 Lite helmets