New Geoff’s Bike and Ski Kits!

After a long and glorious run it has come time to retire the original Geoff’s Bike and Ski cycling kits, but do not fear because new and improved kits have been designed and are now ready for pre-order!

Louis Garneau will be making the clothing, this is some of the best cycling apparel made.  The fit, feel, and comfort of the Garneau product is second to none.  Not to mention that our special custom pricing is in some cases better than if you were to buy a similar or even identical piece from the non-custom collection.

Orders are due by December 12, 2014.  All orders will need to be pre-paid at the shop with cash, check, or credit card.  A full size kit is available at the shop for those who would like to try on pieces and determine fit before placing an order

Here is the order form with all available items and prices: GBS LG Order Form

A paper order form is also available at the shop.

Please make sure to specify size and color (all apparel will be available for men and women in both the pink and red options)

(preferred customer discount and team discounts are applicable and will be applied prior to payment)

Email any questions to Nick at info@geoffsbikeandski.com

 

P.S. Check back later this week to see sketches of all orderable styles (arm, knee, and leg warms, sleeveless jerseys, vests)

Geoffs Red Kit Geoffs LS jersey and hat Geoffs Pink Kit

BOO Bicycles

We are proud to announce that we are the newest official BOO Bicycles dealer!

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“Boo Bicycles handcrafts bicycles using the finest bamboo in the world.  Our bamboo is so strong it is nicknamed ‘Iron Bamboo’ and is commonly used to build bridges and multi-story scaffolding locally in Vietnam, where we grow our bamboo ourselves on our private plantation.

Boo frames are built using a tube-to-tube construction method.  All tubes are hand-cut and chiseled to fit together perfectly in the jig before they are bound together with unidirectional carbon fiber.  Tubes are hollowed to a 3-5mm wall thickness (dependent on frame size and type) for weight savings and stiffness tuning.  The average Boo frame takes 40-50 hours of hand labor to construct.

Aluboo and Alubooyah frames are built using a lugged construction method.  Poles with a slightly-larger diameter than our aluminum lugs are selected.  The ends of these inserts are ‘turned down’ and textured for a nice, flush fit.  The frame is then assembled, and an aircraft-grade epoxy secures the ends of the bamboo inserts in place inside the aluminum lugs.

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Boo handles all bamboo procurement in-house.  From managing our mature culms for new tube growth, to the harvest of mature poles (3 1/2 years old), to our extensive post-harvest treatment process to temper the bamboo and prepare it for use in our frames, our craftsman James has spent almost 20 years working with bamboo and refining our procurement process.  Like a fine whiskey, the raw inputs and aging process to produce high-quality bamboo are intensive and lengthy.  But if done properly, the rewards are great.  Don’t take our word for it though–ride a Boo or Aluboo today to find out for yourself.”

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SHOP CLOSED for BOBBERS CROSS 2014

The shop will be CLOSED SATURDAY OCTOBER 25TH for Bobbers Cross.

Join us at Bobbers Grill, 1850 Scales Bend Rd, North Liberty, IA for an exciting day of cyclocross racing.  First race of the day is off at 10am, last race of the day at 3:30pm.

Bobbers aerial

 

Normal hours will resume on Sunday October 26th.

Bobbers Cross 2014

The best little cross race in Johnson County is back for 2014!  Join us Saturday October 25th for a great day of racing, first race off at 10:00 am last race of the day at 3:30pm.  All proceeds from this years event will go towards the Iowa City Nordic Club.  Fun for the whole family including a kids fun race and a dry land nordic ski race.  Great swag for racers and a raffle full of excellent ski gear and equipment.

2014 Bobbers Cross FlyerCheck out all the details at the race page.

CLOSED MONDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2014

box_279_20120529130454_00011A.jpgThe boss is being mighty generous and giving all the guys the day off on Monday.  We will be CLOSED all day on 9/1/2014.  Assembly lines will fire back up Tuesday at 10 am.  Wishing everyone a safe and fun weekend, hopefully some of it will be spent on your bike.