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Welcome New Customers!

Welcome New Customers!

Have you recently relocated to our fair city? We're excited to offer a warm welcome to all new cyclist, or cycling-curious residents of Cambridge! Cambridge Bicycle is approaching our 20th year serving the Cambridge cycling community. We're honored to have had the opportunity of two-decades-worth of outfitting countless people with fun and safe bicycles for adventures in the city and beyond. Whether you need a couple quick fixes on your trusty beater bike to get you through your...

Chris King Restock

Chris King Restock

  Who doesn't love a quality, US-made good? We're fully stocked with Chris King Aheadsets in both 1" and 1 1/8" standard, as well as 1" 2Nut headsets in stock.  Colors include timeless black and silver, turqoise, sour apple green, and orange mango.   While you're waiting for us to install your new headset, why not enjoy a drink out of a color-matched cappuccino cup?  Just $16 for a cup and saucer set, color matched to your favorite Chris King component.  There's no shame in matching the...

Brandon’s Kazane Rebuild

Brandon’s Kazane Rebuild

Brandon came into the shop recently with a Kazane track frame, a mix of parts, and a mission. We helped him rebuild the bike with a mix of his old  parts and new. Upgrades included a  fork and cockpit  (Cinelli Pepper riser bars, FSA Orbit headset, and a new stem), an awesome Cinelli Unicantor saddle, and sleek pedal assembly (All-city toe cages and leather toe straps on MKS pedals). All other parts were spit-shined to perfection before install. He worked with us to make sure his project was...

Service Area Spotlight: Custom Wheelbuilding

Service Area Spotlight: Custom Wheelbuilding

        Pete and Alex (featured) are two of our primary wheelbuilders on staff. A custom, hand built wheel offers a wide array of rim, hub, and spoke choices for either high demand cycling, or for unique projects where a stock rim is just not available. We frequently offer hand built wheels for heavy-duty commuters, cycle tourists, and road cyclists who need the reliability and strength that only a professionally built wheel can offer. While we do offer an extensive...

Spring Tune-Ups

Spring Tune-Ups

It's about that time of year when it seems like everyone is putting away their winter beater, pulling out their fair-season bikes, and finding they need them tuned up. Right now our turn around time for general tune-ups is two days. Since the weather's getting rapidly better, that is not going to be the case two weeks from now. We're expecting our turn-around time to be about a week long within the next three to four weeks. If you'd like your bike ready to go for Spring, our service staff...

Urban Soul 3-Speed Build

Urban Soul 3-Speed Build

Pictured above is a KHS Urban Soul 3-speed build, with coaster brake, and grip shifter. This build uses a Shimano Nexus internally-geared hub, with double-walled rims on front and rear wheels. Although the Nexus hub's coaster brake works really well, we kept on a front rim brake for quicker stops and to make getting on and off the bike easier. This semi-custom build is a size large, and is for sale at $479.95. The three-speed wheel kit mention above is available separately for $159.95 with cog...

Copenhagen Wheel returns!

Copenhagen Wheel returns!

Our neighbors at M.I.T. stopped in yesterday to have us fix a flat on the Copenhagen Wheel and again this morning to have us pack it up for a little trip to Washington D.C.. In the words of our fearless leader Bud, "this wheel contains the future"! Find out more about the Copenhagen Wheel here. Bud fix'n the flat Pete Pack'n the complete bike up

Kryptonite Keys

Kryptonite Keys

My u-lock was giving me some trouble over the past few weeks, and I wasn't sure why. Then I realized that I had been using it almost every day for a year and a half. I had a couple backup keys that came with it, so I started using a new one and the lock worked like brand new! The old one is on the bottom. You can see that some of the notches are almost completely worn away. If you have a Kryptonite lock, be sure to always one or two extra hidden somewhere safe. It also helps if you squirt some...

New Window Display

New Window Display

Our front display is currently featuring a project we finished just this week: a WWII military bike. This amazing bike is a single speed, complete with rim brakes, cruiser bar, and wing-nut couplers on the frame! After restoring the wheels and tires, we put on a Brooks B-17 standard saddle, Brooks tool bag, and a set of Brooks pannier bags for the rear rack. The bike itself is not for sale, but the Brooks accessories certainly are. Although this bike is not safely rideable (as the brakes...

Light Lane Prototype released

Light Lane Prototype released

Want your bike to shoot lasers? Of course you do! While some may fantasize of this idea for more subversive means, the designers at Boston's own LightLane have more practical uses for bike-mounted laser projectiles. Months ago their design for a self-contained, laser-projected bike lane for night riding made the rounds of the internet. Recently, they created a working prototype of their concept and a video documenting it in action. Compressed digital video and real-life experience are two...

Cambridge Bicycle Paypal

Cambridge Bicycle Paypal

If there is anything you have seen on our blog that you would like to purchase and you live outside of Boston, we can now ship these items to you. Please email us at cambridge.bicycle@gmail.com for availability and sizing inquiry, and items can be paid for at our Paypal which is also cambridge.bicycle@gmail.com Sillgey Cerchio Frames $450 Eai Bareknuckle Frames $699 Volume Cutter Frames $425 Kazane Frames $599 Pake Frames in black, green, gold $350 Cinelli Vigorelli $1109 Gan Well Pro Frame...

Custom Bikes

Custom Bikes

Here at Cambridge Bicycle we pride ourselves on making the sickest custom bike builds in Boston. We walk the customer through every step of the process allowing them to choose every part for the bike. The bike is then expertly built by one of our mechanics. I think these two bikes we just finished portray just how limitless and creative you can be with a custom build. EAI Bareknuckle with Custom Painted Aerospokes Bianchi P.U.S.S. with Pink Chris King Hubs and Headset