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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Michael Chacon Straps up For Grabs!

On December 21st we will be getting in the first run on Michael Chacons Straps, Come reserve your pair before they are all gone. We got 15 made in red by HOLDFAST.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Palms Cycle is the Place to Buy Christmas Gifts in West Los Angeles

Palms Cycle is oldest bike shop in Los Angeles.  Since 1930, moms, dads, husbands, wives, and sweethearts have been coming in to pick out a perennially perfect Christmas gift for their loved ones.  

"Our family took over the shop in 1951 when Schwinn tank bikes were all the rage," says owner Cap Rancier.  "As a teenager, I experienced the huge bicycle boom of the '70's where Schwinn Crates, banana seats and sissy bars were the hot tip.  Older kids and adults were learning how to use 10 gears instead of 3, and the European and Japanese bikes were generating a lot of excitement."

Today, fixed gear bikes and cruisers are the one-two punch for low cost Christmas bikes," says Cap.  "The kids and young adults love the experience of fixed gear or fixie bikes.  There is a physical difference in needing to pedal all the time.  But you may have noticed the aesthetic difference as kids of all ages are adding color to the bikes on everything from sprockets to tires.  When bicycles are both fun and great transportation, that when we see the most success."

Palms Cycle has made the stores history a big part of its sales story.  "We carry almost 100 old school bikes which can be rented for music videos, movies, commercials, or any other kind of theatrical or advertising purpose.  These bikes are also for sale as is, or we will restore them to your taste.  Many stores don't want their products to be museum pieces," laughs Cap, "but in our case, we enjoy helping folks to relive their youth.  And we are glad to have been a source of so much Christmas joy for almost 60 years."

Monday, September 27, 2010

Retrospec Fixed Gear Bikes

NEW IN STOCK! Retrospec is our new price point fixed gear selling for $350. The quality is pretty darn nice too for the price. Check out their site for the different colors.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Come check out the newly released 2011 Raleigh Talus 3.0 mountain bike!!!

Once you sit on it, the bike will speak for itself.  Its rugged design is waiting to hit the trails hard before the summer is through. 
As part of their mountain bike line, the Talus 3.0 has all the details you would want in a comfortable yet durable bike.  It features an Atomic 13 SL Custom Butted Aluminum, Formed Downtube, CNC Machined Headtube frame, SR Suntour Raidon 80mm w/Lockout 15QLC fork, (F) Shimano Deore (R) Shimano Deore derailleurs, Shimano MC442 Octalink 22/32/44t cranks, Shimano Deore 9spd shifter, and Weinmann XM280 rims.  Don't let the beautiful weather pass you by! 

2011 Raleigh Talus 3.0

Introducing the 2011 Raleigh Route 4.0

No more waiting...arriving the 2011 Raleigh Route 4.0.
Like its sister the Detour, the Raleigh Route 4.0 has been released as part of Raleigh's 2011 hybrid bicycle line.  It features an Atomic 13 Aluminum Hybrid w/EASE Comfort Geometry frame, a SR NEX-4110 63mm w/Preload Adjust fork, (F) Shimano TX-51 (R) Shimano Acera derailleurs, Shimano FC-M171 28/38/48t cranks, a Shimano EF-51 EZ Fire 8spd shifter, Weinmann XC260 Double Wall rims, and a few rich collors: Turquoise (W), Black (M), Bronze (W), Bronze (M) .  Come pick yours out TODAY!

Raleigh Route 4.0

All New 2011 Raleigh Detour 3.5

Its here..... the 2011 Raleigh Detour 3.5 hybrid bicycle!

As part of their hybrid line, this bike features a Atomic 13 Aluminum Hybrid w/Replaceable Hanger frame, OS Steel Threaded Fork, (F) Shimano TX-51 (R) Shimano TX-31 serailleurs, SR Suntour XCC-T208 28/38/48t cranks, a Shimano SL-RS31 Revo 7spd shifter, and Weinmann CN520 rims

2011 Raleigh Detour 3.5

An all new 2011 Raleigh ALYSA FT1 womens bicycle!!!!

Come into Palm Cycle today and check out the 2011 Raleigh Alysa Ft 1 bicycle.  It specifically designed with a womans needs in mind.  It features an 13 SL Hydroformed butted tubing frame, custom alloy cross fork, (F) Shimano Altus (R) Shimano Alivio derailleurs, Shimano EF-51 EZ Fire 8spd shifter and Weinmann TR18 Double Wall rims.

Raleigh Alysa Ft 1

2011 Raleigh Cadent Ft 1

Come check out the all new 2011 Raleigh Cadent Ft 1!!!!!
The bike features an Atomic 13 SL Hydroformed Butted Tubing RE2P Geometry frame, Custom Alloy Cross fork, (F) Shimano Altus (R) Shimano Alivio Derailleurs, Shimano FCM311 28/38/48t w/Chainguard cranks, Shimano EF-51 EZ Fire 8spd shifter, and Weinmann TR18 Double Wall Rims

Raleigh USA Cadent Ft 1

Saturday, June 12, 2010

2010 Felt F95

A lightweight, aluminum frame with Vittoria Tires. Furnished with an FSA crank set and 18 speeds. The daily commute to work or school has never FELT so easy!

2010 Masi Portenza

With it's all aluminum frame and carbon fiber front fork this lightweight, easy-to-ride bike also features quick release front and back wheels. It has 16 speeds, tektro brakes and STI style shifting levers allow you to brake and shift safely. This bike is perfect for someone who wants to ride every day.

2010 Masi Ultimate Speciale Fixed Limited Edition

The Masi Speciale Fixed Ultimate has some of the coolest features, including triple wall aluminum rims and precision loose ball bearing hubs and bottom bracket. MKS Sylvan track pedals — straps and cages included! A custom Masi stem with track bars, and tektro brakes put the finishing touches on this sweet looking bike.

2010 SE Draft Lite

This inexpensive, stylish looking track bike offers 700 x 28 tires for smoother riding, a threadless stem, and a flip flop hub to switch from free-wheel to a fixed cog. Now there's only one choice to make... Blue or Black?

Monday, May 24, 2010

Nirve Beach Cruiser Bicycle Blowout at Palms Cycle in West Los Angeles

If you live in Santa Monica and you need a Beach Cruiser, or if you live in Mar Vista, Palms, Culver City, Venice, Marina Del Rey, Westwood, Beverly Wood or anywhere in the area of these cities, come get the deal of the season at Palms Cycle over on Motor just North of Venice.   They are cleaning out their inventory of Nirve Beach Cruisers and have Hot Hot prices. Sale is limited to stock on hand. No orders at these prices.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Challenge to Fixed Gear Bike Riders - Sinc it up

Try some of these tricks.  There may be a future for trick cycling in the Olympics.  Rather watch this than figure skating.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Save $70
Velocity Deep V Wheel Build Sale

Deep V Velocity wheel build sale for Road bikes and Fixed gear bicycles.  We are paying the labor, so that is $70 off!!!!  Price is not good on special orders, only the existing rims in stock.

Tune Up Specials
Take advantage of our March Tuneup prices before the repair shop gets busy and the prices go back up!

Regular Tuneup- Adjust the brakes, gears, true the wheels, tighten the spokes, bottom bracket, and oil the chain.
Regular Price: $ 65.00
March Sale Price: $ 55.00

Super Tuneup- Wash and degrease the bike and the drive train, Adjust the brakes, gears, true the wheels, tighten the spokes, bottom bracket, and oil the chain.
Regular Price $ 89.95
March Sale Price $75.00

Clothing Sale

25% off Shorts
50% off Jerseys
15% off Shoes

Leader 722 Frame

Steel Track Frame Under 4 lbs!

Regular Price $249.99
Sale Price $200.00

Price only good on the frames in stock, special orders will be charged regular price.

Save 15%   
On your accessories when you buy a bicycle in the month of March 2010!  Just print out this coupon and bring it in at the time of purchase

Offer Expires: March 31, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

Everyday: A Beach Cruiser Story- Everyone Should Have Their Own Yellow Beach Cruiser

Check out this entertaining video!  All about jumping on a Yellow Beach Cruiser and the adventures you can have on it!   Definitely recommended!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

One of the World's Best- Dennis Enarsons, shows his crazy Skills on his BMX

You do not want to visit this video!  Some crazy awesome tricks performed by the one and only Dennis Enarsons!   How many of these tricks can you do??

Friday, February 19, 2010

Head out to Palms Cycles in West Los Angeles and Hit the Beach for a Ride on your Beach Cruiser

Quite an interesting video showing a couple heading out to Newport Beach on their Beach Cruisers.  Different video speeds and entertaining music makes the video even cooler.  Make sure to score your own Beach Cruiser and take a ride on the beach! 

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Advantages of Riding Beach Cruisers with Friends and Family- Get Your Own in West Los Angeles at Palms Cycles

Check out this very cool article explaining all of the benefits of cruising around on beach Cruisers!   Make sure to catch the full article HERE.

Riding a beach cruiser is an enjoyable way to engage the family in a safe, fun and healthy way to pass the time. These specialized bicycles have been designed to maximize pedaling efficiency on the sand. Don’t be fooled into thinking that these bicycles are exclusively for beach use, as they are also quite efficient for a family cruise around town or the country side.
Almost all cruiser models are very user friendly, requiring little to no maintenance, and often having only a single speed. These days, manufacturers pride themselves on building durable, lightweight machines. Ergonomic seats and frames ensure that you and your loved ones will be riding not only in style, but comfort as well. There are as many options for cruisers as there are for other bicycle models. Depending on the budget available, one can get suspension, plush seating, disc brakes and yes, even a horn.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Fixie Bikes- Like no Other Bike out there- make sure to check out Palms Cycles in West Los Angeles

Make sure you check out this very cool website by clicking HERE!   It is all about Fixies and has several awesome pictures of what can be done with building your own fixie!  Have you ridden your fixie today?

Monday, February 8, 2010

Check out what it takes to make a Single Speed Bike- Better go to Palms Cycles in West Los Angeles Instead.

Make sure to check out this video.  An explanation of what it takes to make a Single Speed Bicycle. Better just give Palms Cycle a call at 310-838-9644.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Beach Cruisers- Defining Adventure from Past History up Until to Today

Here is a great article explaining the history of Beach Cruisers.   It also gets into the advantages of what riding a beach cruiser today is like. To read this great informative article, click HERE!

"Beach Cruisers or Cruiser bicycles are bikes with heavy duty frames and wide tires. Such bikes were introduced first in America, and it became very much popular. Their wide tires provided better balance and simple mechanicals ideally suited to riding on flat sandy beaches. These cycles became popular among people passing time on beaches during the 1960s and 1970s, that's why they are popularly known as Beach Cruisers."

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Very Cool Fixie Gear Spin!

Make sure to check out the unexpected awesome spin on a Fixie!   Not too many riders can pull this off on a fixie!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

6 Tips For Buying A Complete Fixed Gear Bike from West Los Angeles/Palms Bicycle Center

Check out a very informative step by step guide to scoring yourself a complete fixed gear bike from Palms Bicycle Center!

6 Tips For Buying A Complete Fixed Gear Bike

Just a year ago in the fixed-gear world, the only way to get a top of the line bike was to build it from scratch. That's all changed. Sure if you want a unique headturner machine, you and your local bike shop (meaning Palms Cycles) are still going to have to paint it and accessorize it. But if you can stand to find out that someone else in the hood has your same ride, here's a guide to getting what you are looking for right out of a factory box.

1. How, Where, With Who, and For What?

Bikes are created specifically for certain types of riding, so thinking through what you will use the bike for is your number one job when selecting a complete. Do you want to ride mostly for fun? Do you want to go fast? How fast do you want to stop? Is this a show bike? Do you want to teach your bike a few tricks? You can technically use most bikes to do all of the above, but if you know what your major expectations are, it will steer you in the right direction.

2. Size Matters

We all know about the silly millimeter, but power, comfort, endurance, and injury free riding all depend on proper fit. Your sales expert at Palms Cycle is trained to help you figure out what size you need. The factories have created variations that will work for most riders after adjustments in seat and handlebars. After your sales expert gets you all set up, test out the bike out on Motor Ave and make sure you feel comfortable on it. Palms Cycle can help you to customize some aspects of the bike for no additional charge to make sure it fits you perfectly.

3. Maintenance is Part of the Price

Bikes, like cars, are better made then ever. But parts are going to wear out. But it is also true that if you pay $250 for a complete it's going to be needing more maintenance than a $1,000 bike. You will want to learn to work on your bike at least to do the simple things. Expect things on a new complete need a break in. Parts like headsets, chains, and spokes will need to be adjusted. Come in as often as you like during the first six months for free adjustments on these types of items.

4. Componentry Is Critical

It may be trite, but it is true. You get what you pay for. If the bike is spec’d with name brand parts that you trust or that we recomend, you know you are getting something better than generic parts. Also, on the “small” topic, look for a small gearing. A small sprocket in the front means less metal to get in the way of certain tricks, and less weight. At the same time, you don’t need a 25t sprocket to be cool. A 30t sprocket will still do the trick. However, if the bike comes with a 45t, watch out because the whole bike is probably outdated. HELP?

5. What Can't You Afford

Not the way you normally hear it. Let's be serious. When we are buying "fun" sometimes we get a bit carried away. Set your limit. There are bikes that will take care of most of your needs, wants and desires that won't break the bank.

6. Weight Is a Component

Going faster, further, and doing stunts and tricks is easier on a light bike. You might suspect that the less it weighs the more it costs, and you'd be right. Just be clear that weight isn't the only component that effects the fun or the performance of your bike. You may need to trade off a little weight to get other things you want. Wide tire bikes for doing some kinds of tricks will definitely be heavier that 700c tire bikes.

Chromoly is a lightweight alloy metal used on all high-end fixed gear and single speed frames, forks, and bars. Some complete bikes use a combination of steel and alloy construction in their frames, bars, and/or forks. This will raise the weight and drop the price.

A good, average weight for a complete is somewhere around 25 lbs, give or take a few.

Friday, January 29, 2010

West LA's own- Palm Cycles for your next Single Speed/Fixie!

A very cool picture of a single speed/fixie.   Make sure you check out West LA's- Palm Cycles to get one like this for yourself.   Call 310-838-9644 to start getting hooked up with the finest bikes and parts you could ask for in Los Angeles!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

West Los Angeles/Palms Cycles- Serving the Cycling Community in Los Angeles Since 1930

Palms Cycles specializes in everything Fixed/Single Gear Bicycles.  Whether it an Electra, a Nirve, a Haro, a Raleigh, or a F&R they will carry it!   They also perform complete bike repair, custom built bikes, bike painting, wheel building, complete overhauls, and total vintage restoration.  Make sure to give them a call at 310-838-9644 or visit them just north of Venice Blvd on Motor Ave.- 3770 Motor Ave.  They have been taking care of all Los Angeles since 1930!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Only Way to Roll- On an Electra Beach Cruiser from Palms Cycle West Los Angeles

Electra Beach Cruisers set the standard for beach cruisers.   To learn more about the Electra Beach Cruiser click HERE.

The Electra Beach Cruiser and many more brands of bicycles are available at Palms Cycle.  Call 310-838-9644 to learn more.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Electra Beach Cruiser Bicycle Video from Palms Cycle/West Los Angeles

Get ready for the beach.  Great for the streets.  Electra Beach Cruisers are the stylish way to get from here to there or just hang with friends and meet new ones.  Here is a little video that provides a look at a sample of this amazing bike line.

Come to Palms Cycle at 3770 Motor Ave, just over a block from the Sony Studios in Culver City and 1/2 block north of Venice in West Los Angeles (Palms 90034) to see these beauties in person.

This video created by Randy Kirk & Associates

Electra Townie Beach Cruiser Bicycle Headquarter for West Los Angeles/Palm Cycles

The undisputed leader in style when it comes to beach cruisers is Electra.  The colors, the graphics, the lines all add up to one thing - the bomb.  Palms Cycle is exclusive retail outlet for Electra Beach Cruiser Bicycles in The West Los Angeles area including 90034 and 90066.  If you live in Santa Monica, Culver City, Palms, Venice, Marina Del Rey, Beverlywood, Westwood, or Pacific Palisades, you will find that we are the right place to shop for beach cruisers, including this incredible Electa Townie.

These rugged bikes will give you years of fun on the streets or the strand.  Whether you are hoping to make a connection or not, you will attract attention with these cruisers.  They can't help but catch the eye of other cyclists and everyone else you pass when you ride.

The fat tires and wide seats combined with flat handlebars and ergonomic design are all engineered to provide you with the most comfortable ride possible.  Some Townies also come equipped with built in carriers to provide solid platforms for bringing home the groceries, loading up the beach gear, and other local commuting options.