Tuesday, February 19, 2013

It's NAHBS time!

It's that time of year again. This year, NAHBS is taking place in Denver and lucky for me, it is only 1 hour's drive away. Much easier to get to than previous years.

I will be showing 3 bikes, all from customers who recently took delivery of their bike and they all live along the front range of CO, so it is a great arrangement and I really appreciate my gracious customers in loaning their bike for the show.

I hope to see some of you there.

We are also having a little party on Sat evening with some special brew, do join us!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A great review from Bicycling

This just in! A wonderful review by Bicycling magazine test director Matt Phillips on one of my 650b mountain bikes. Check it out here.

It is also a wonderful time of the year, happy thanksgiving everyone!  With this wonderful review, it is a great start to my holiday season. I would like to thank everyone for their giving to my work, you know who you are. Have a great winter season and I hope to see you in Denver during the next NAHBS in Feb. 2013.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Fall and a new style

Fall has been great here and I hope you are enjoying yours too.

We have just received our new style shirt, I hope you like it.

Some may recognize the resemblance to a certain iconic bicycle tubing label and asks what is the story behind. Well, it has been a while since I have the idea and finally it is done. This is my interpretation to their iconic label with a lot of self-centric twists. Now, if big bike tubing will hold off their law suit it would be highly appreciated.

Here is the story behind this shirt. I am sure the first thing most of you will notice would be the name above the numbers. It is very similar to bike tubing company's name and some of you would know that is my first name, and the story behind my first name too. So, that one is pretty simple to see. Now, why would it be 852, a seeming one digit difference to the iconic label? 852, is the area code of where I was born. If you don't know where that is, look it up, it is a wonderful place and maybe schedule a visit too. Lastly, instead of the wonderful tech details of that bike tubing, I have the wordings changed to represent my handmade bikes and my shop location. This shirt brings me a smile for my self absorbed cheekiness and I hope you enjoy it too. And maybe one day I will name my own custom blend of tubing with this too.

To continue from my other shirts, I have chosen to print them on American Apparel base shirts. 100% cotton. Size from small all the way to 2XL. Well, only a few 2XL are left. Get yours here.

RENOLD 852 t-shirt

Monday, August 6, 2012

Win an YiPsan while benefiting Bikes Belong

Here is a chance to win a made to measure YiPsan while benefiting Bikes Belong. Raffle tickets are $5 each and you can buy more than one to enhance your chance in winning. Get the tickets from New Belgium Brewery tasting room and check out one of my bikes displayed there.

Tickets will also be sold during the upcoming US Cycling Pro Challenge, so go watch the race, enjoy some New Belgium brews and do good for Bikes Belong while possibly riding one of my bikes made just for you.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Bicycle Times and RBA

Hope you all had a great holiday yesterday. We had a great day taking Lucky swimming and then some BBQ with our friends.

I would like to thank all the good folks that read the blog and contributed to Leigh's MS150 effort.

There are sightings of my bikes on the current issues of a couple of magazines, Bicycle Times and Road Bike Action. Go check them out, both are nice almost full page coverage from NAHBS this past March.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer of smoke

Summer is here, and it seems like it is going to be a really HOT one.

Here in the front range of Colorado, it is off to a not so good start. We have a wild fire here starting about a week ago and is still going. The smoke was bad on a few days when the wind was blowing it right at us. My home / shop is only a few miles from the east edge of this fire and I had worried that we may have to evacuate, but the great efforts of the firefighters had kept this east edge which is close to our town at bay. So, I don't think we have to evacuate now, but hope weather may ease off and not be like the forecast of this coming weekend.

Well, I hope also, weather in your locale is more enjoyable.

This year, Leigh is back to riding MS150 after not doing it last year while recuperating from her broken ankle. I think she is ready with regular training rides of the past weeks. I would like to help her, other than having her bike and riding accessories ready, to ask you to support with a donation to this great cause. The below is her words.

I am cycling in the MS150 ride June 30/July 1.  This is my 3nd year riding in the Colorado MS150 and I will be riding with Team Sugar Bee.
The ride is a 150-mile ride from the Denver area to Fort Collins and back. Completing the ride will be a means to help the National MS Society fund research, advocate for change and help people with MS and their families to lead powerful and productive lives.  Multiple sclerosis affects people in the prime of their lives, between the ages of 20 and 50.  Every hour someone is newly diagnosed and more than 2.5 million people worldwide live with this unpredictable disease.
While participating in and completing the ride is a personal achievement, I find that fundraising is also of great importance. The money raised by this event will fund programs, research and services aimed at making life better for the more than 88,000 people in Colorado whose lives are affected by MS. 

Please join me in the movement to do something about multiple sclerosis. I have set a fundraising goal of $1000.00 for this cause.  A $50.00 donation provides an MS patient with two hours of in-home care.  Donations are tax deductible and any amount will help in the fight against MS.
To donate on-line, click HERE

Thank you for your support and helping me to do something about MS!

Here is a picture of our recent ride to help Leigh get ready for this event.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

NAHBS 2012

Time flies when you want more done than you can manage.

It is NAHBS time again. We will be leaving early next week. The bikes are ready, except for packing them into the car!

Here are some pictures I took, not teasers, I have decided to just let it out and if you want to see them live, do visit the show in Sacramento, CA. My booth number is 505.

Hope to see you there.