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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.