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"The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man." -Iris Murdoch

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Final Summer Hours (Aug. 5th) and Shop Closures

Hello all,
Thank you for your patience with us while we were closed this week. We’ll be open for our FINAL SUMMER HOURS next Tuesday (Aug 5th). After that, we’re going to be closed until the start of Fall term. We have had a very busy summer so we need a couple of weeks to clean up the shop and get everything ready for the fall. If you can, please try to come in and finish up your projects next week so that we can clear out some extra space.

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Reminder: Shop closed 7/29

Hey all,
Just a reminder, we will be CLOSED TOMORROW due to building maintenance.

On another note, I saw this on Reddit and wanted to share. I know a few of you have recently been the victim of bike theft. If you’re looking to get a new bike, State Bicycle, is offering a $100 discount if you contact them and provide a copy of the police report. They’re nice bikes at a pretty reasonable price (given their components).

Reddit Link

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Shop CANCELLED July 29th!

Hey everyone,
Shop hours will be CANCELLED next Tuesday (July 29th) due to building maintenance taking place in the Union. We will likely have to cancel again before the semester starts so please double check either here or Facebook (same info both locations) for closure information. We’ll try to give at least 24 hours notice on closures.

I know it’s flat tire season right now so if anyone is dealing with this issue please check out the link below for a handy guide to repairing flats. BE CAREFUL riding around all the construction areas that seem to be ubiquitous at this time of the year. Spare inner tubes and patches can be bought online (try amazon or and pretty much anyone that rides a bike should invest in an air pump (even just a small hand pump can help!).

How to Fix a Flat



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Summer Term II Hours

Hello all,
Our summer term (July 7th- Aug 7th) hours will be Tuesdays 3pm-5pm. The SBU Union closes early during the summer so we’ve had to adjust our hours accordingly.

FYI I’ve been advised that there will be some maintenance work taking place during the upcoming month in the union basement. We may have to cancel shop during these repairs. Please check either here or Facebook for cancellations before coming to the shop. I’ll post any cancellations as soon as I find out about them.