|Earl's Bike Shop is a neighborhood bike shop in the Fountain District. Come pick our brains about commuting around Bellingham. We can even help you with touring or trail riding around the area. Specializing in all types of repairs on all types of bicycles. We carry Raleigh, Diamondback, Fuji, Breezer, KHS, Kestral, SE Racing, Fit Co, United and S&M Bikes. Come check out our consignment room for a pre-owned bike.|
|If you're looking for a new bicycle, you're in the right place. Our store is full of affordable bikes and every one is professionally assembled, ready to ride and guaranteed. Browse our online selection here and swing by our store for a test ride!|
|There are certain niceties that make cycling even more fun, like a helmet, an easy-to-use tire pump and a bottle for staying hydrated. Come see our sweet selection and enjoy your ride even more!||All our bicycles are assembled by professional mechanics and we're here to help with any adjustments you need. Already have a bike? Check out all the services we offer!||Earl's Bike Shop has a consignment room with a large selection of pre-owned bikes. Check it out!|
Earl’s Bike Shop Community Bench
It's BACK! The Earl's Bike Shop COMMUNITY BENCH! DIY bike repair. Learn* how to work on your bike and do basic bike repair. Increase your knowledge of your bicycle and save money down the road.
For only $10 per hour (not including parts) you can use a fully equipped bike work station. Included are rags, grease, chain lube, cleaners, and standard tools.
We can not lend out specialized tools, i.e. frame facing tools, headset press tools or bleed kits to name a few.
There are some repairs that just can’t be done on at the community bench. Check with us to see what those limitations are.
How do you use the bench you ask? The bench is open during store hours. Simply call or email and check to see if the space is available.
*We are not offering classes but can help point you in the right direction on simple repairs.
Simple Rear-Derailleur Adjustment - Here's a simple way to fine-tune rear shifting. You don't even need tools. Look at the point where the cable enters the rear derailleur. See that round knurled piece? That's a barrel adjuster. Standing behind the bike, this adjuster is turned in half-turn increments until the shifting glitch is cured. Which way do you turn it? It depends on what's wrong. The most common problem is slow shifting into easier gears. But, you might also be experiencing the opposite. Follow these rules: If the derailleur hesitates shifting toward the spokes, turn the barrel toward the spokes (counter-clockwise); and if it hesitates shifting away from the spokes, turn the adjuster away (clockwise) from the spokes. (Always turn it only a half turn, check the adjustment, and repeat as needed to cure the problem.)
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