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Fixed Gear Bicycles, Single Speed Bicycles, Mountain Bikes, Custom Built Bicycles, Road Bikes, BMX bikes, Hybrid Bicycles, Vintage Schwinn Bicycles, Bicycles for Studio Rentals, Expert Bicycle Repair, Bicycle Rides and events

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Unknown Track Frame now in Stock

Super Light Weight and affordable too!!!!! We got two different Models in stock. Starting price is $250-350!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Michael Chacon Meets Lance Armstrong

Our Team Rider Michael Chacon got the honor of visiting the Livestrong headquarters and Meeting Lance Armstrong! LUCKY!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Sharrows On Motor Ave

I was so excited to come to work Sunday morning to find sharrows painted on Motor ave in front of the shop. These are Shared Roadway Bicycle Markings which are intended to help bicyclists position themselves away from parked cars, to avoid being struck by suddenly opened car doors, and to alert other road users to expect bicyclists to occupy travel lanes. These markings will also be used in situations where it may not be obvious where bicyclists should be riding Like to Palms Cycle hehe!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New Chacon Straps Available on Holdfast Site

Support your local rider! Pickup the new Chacon Straps on the Holdfast site

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Bicycle Tire Pressure! How Do I Maintain Proper Tire Pressure for Safety and Tire Life!

Candace at Palms Cycle explains the proper way fill your bike tires with air. She tells us the benefits of proper air pressure and how to fill a worn or cracked tire. Drop by Palms Cycle for advice!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Why Should I Wear a Bicycle Helmet When I Ride! Protect Your Head!

Candace at Palms Cycle explains the proper way to fit a helmet to your head or your child's head. She explains that California law requires children under the age of 18 to always wear a helmet. Drop by Palms Cycle for advice!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

What Is the Best Way to Build Up a Custom Bike - Palms Cycle in West LA Explains

Candace at Palms Cycle explains the pros and cons of custom building your own bike. A good way to save money is to buy a stock bike and swap out certain components of the bike. Drop by Palms Cycle for advice!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Photo Of the Week

Palms Team Rider Jonah Kessel Age 13.

How Do You Change Gears on a Multispeed Bike - Palms Cycle in Los Angeles

Candace at Palms Cycle explains the proper way to use the gears on your bicycle. She explains what gear to use for "flat" riding, hill riding and beach cruising. Drop by Palms Cycle for advice!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Always Test Ride a Bike When You Are Buying!

Candace at Palms Cycle explains that when you are in the market for a new bicycle, you should test ride each bike that you are interested in. Don't go by reputation alone. Find a bike that suites you and your body type. Drop by Palms Cycle for advice!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Palms Cycle Presents Original Schwinn Sting Ray Cruisers

Schwinn Cruisers have been cool since they came out. Whether they have a slick, or a stick shift, you will be cruising the beach or the city streets in original old school Schwinn style.. Come check these cruisers out, and while you're here you can take a look at the other bikes available from fixed gear to BMX to road bikes.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

1950's Schwinn Cruisers at Palms Cycle!

Original old school Schwinn Cruisers! Palms has cruisers of different styles and colors and styles available for purchase! All the bikes have been refurbished completely and have most of their original parts, and when the parts aren't original, they are all American.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Electra Townie, the Beach Cruiser for Everyone in West Los Angeles

The Electra Townie series of beach cruisers is by far the most popular line in the United States for cruisers. The great looks and fancy colors are the perfect answer for folks who just want to get out and have fun, but look good doing it.

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Retrospec - Awesome Fixed Gear at Palms Cycle!

Palms Cycle is proud to carry the Retrospec — an extremely reasonably priced fixed gear bike — in many different colors, interchangeable parts, and customizable to your hearts content! Come by the shop and make the Retrospec your dream fixed gear!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Bike Lanes, are they always safe?

bike lanes from Casey Neistat on Vimeo.

This guy did an awesome job showing the typical conditions in the Bike Lane, Though I did not see him getting cut off by a bus. I know that is the biggest problem here is Los Angeles, we have to share our bike Lane with Buses!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Tour de France Stage 9 2011

Horrible crash yesterday on the Tour, let me tell you these are extremely strong men and this a very tough sport, they still finished the race after this incident. Brace yourself!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Famli Straps Made is Los Angeles

Just got some affordable straps in stock! They are made by Famli Straps and the super awsome thing about them is that they are made right here in Los Angeles thats right, MADE IN THE USA!
Here are the specs: 2" Heavy Polypro webbing rated at 1600lbs- covered with 1000 Nylon Canvas, this makes the product strong, thick and waterproof.

2" Custom chrome eight ring adds style, strength and adjustment - 2" Metal tips protect the 1" bottom straps and the 2" straps from wearing at the tip - 1" abrasion resistance webbing that can withstand 2500 lbs. And of course Velcro to strap your foot down firmly. Available in many colors!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Cruise In Affordable Style This Summer

Can't afford an Electra?  Then you need to look into the New 3G Isla Vista
We just got in 3G's new cruisers and let me tell you the upgraded cranks and painted wheels make the bike look like "THE BIKE TO BUY THIS SUMMER"

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Unknown hubs with 14mm axles

These 14mm axle rear hubs spin so smooth! For all you fixed gear trick riders riding on 3/8 axles its time for an upgrade!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Haro Steel Reserve 1.2

 4130 double-butted cromoly frame with BMX inspired horizontal drop-outs SR Suntour DJ 80mm travel fork BMX-style 8-spline 4130 cromoly tubular cranks with 12T rear cog Hayes MX4 mechanical disc brake; rear only Kenda K-Rad 2.3 tires.  WE HAVE IT IN STOCK!!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Unknown Frames Now IN stock

Unknown Trick Frame V.2
Negative BB Shell Drop
Thicker Chainstays and Seatstays
Heat Treated
4130 Cromoly
Clearance for 26" x 2.3" or 700c x 50mm rear tires
14mm Dropout
Sells for $375

Monday, March 7, 2011

Gas Prices

The price of  food, gas, clothing, Airfare, and and much more is rising, and I wonder how the people who have been unemployed for so long are functioning.   I think we all are looking at how we can save that extra few dollars so that we can afford the things that we really need like food,  lets face it, we all need to eat.

Why should you ride you bicycle everyday? You get exercise, you save time and money along with reducing your carbon footprint!!  Right now saving money is the BIGGEST plus.  I did the math, if you have a 16 gallon tank you will be spending around $70 to fill up at $4.20 a gallon here in Los Angeles, for a lot of people that is once a week that equals out to around $280 a month
a week ding on how mucnth!  So in that case riding your bike would save you over $300 a month!$280 a

What do you Need to do to start riding????
-Go to your local bicycle store, take your existing bike in for a tuneup or talk to a sales person about making a purchase.  We suggest a hybrid to our new commuters.  Hybrids have the riders sitting in a more upright position, they usually come with comfortable seats, a front shock along with a shock on the seatpost, they come with street tires to make the commute easier.  You will see a lot of the more professional commuters riding on Road bikes and Fixed Gears.  Make sure to pickup a good lock, helmet, tire repair kit, a pump and front and rear lights.
-Pick a safe route, here in Los Angeles you can find the local bike paths on  

Biking Bummers:
Danger. Wear a helmet, stick to bike paths and routes or side streets and be smart, and you should be safe every time you go out. If you ride at night make sure you have front and rear lights.  Also keep your bike in good maintenance Sweat. Bring a change of clothes or renovate to include a shower in your workspace, Bicycling clothes also help to keep you dry.  Time. Depending on your current commute, it might take a little longer, I have found that on some days it is the same amount of time as driving or 10 minutes more depending. Time yourself to see the actual difference? Carrying Stuff. You can always use your car on those days you cannot avoid it,  There are special commuter bags and racks that can be attached to your bike.

Bicycle commuting is a great way to start and end your day, get some regular exercise, and save some money. If you are smart about it, it’s safe, fun and speedy.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

How to Fit Your Bicycle Helmet The Right Way

Being that I have grown up in the bicycle industry my whole life I have a real hard time walking by someone with their helmet fitted wrong. I will chase kids down in the store and tell them "Let me see your head so I can fix your helmet". The plus about buying a helmet in a bicycle store is that it is fitted professionally to your head, that way I don't have to chase you down, to save your head from an improper fit. But all joking aside, if you don't come in the store here is all of the most important fitting information you need to wear your helmet the right way:

First and foremost make sure that the helmet has been tested and meets the uniform safety standard issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), you will find a sticker in the helmet that lets you know that it is compliant.

Make sure the helmet fits
Try the helmet on to ensure it fits snugly. While it is sitting flat on top of your head, make sure the helmet doesn’t rock side to side. Sizing pads come with new helmets; use the pads to securely fit to your head. Mix or match the sizing pads for the greatest comfort. In your child’s helmet, remove the padding when your child’s head grows. If the helmet has a universal fit ring instead of sizing pads, adjust the ring size to fit the head.

Proper helmet Positioning on your head:
The helmet should sit level on your head and low on your forehead—one or two finger-widths above your eyebrow. I always see people with their helmet sitting far back on their head, this does not protect the most important part of your head, your brain! So Please make sure that helmet is covering your forehead!

Straps Positioning and Adjustment
Adjust the slider on both straps to form a “V” shape under, and slightly in front of, the ears. Lock the slider if possible. Buckle your chin strap. Tighten the strap until it is snug, so that no more than one finger fit under the strap.

What to look for
1. Does your helmet fit right? Open your mouth wide…big yawn! The helmet should pull down on the head. If not, refer back to step 5 and tighten the chin strap.

2. Does your helmet rock back more than two fingers above the eyebrows? If so, unbuckle, shorten the front strap by moving the slider forward.
Buckle, re-tighten the chin strap, and test again.

3. Does your helmet rock forward into your eyes? If so, unbuckle, tighten the back strap by moving the slider back toward the ear. Buckle, retighten the chin strap, and test again.

4. Roll the rubber band down to the buckle. All four straps must go through the rubber band and be close to the buckle to prevent the buckle from slipping.

Last But Not Least
Make sure the helmet is not on backwards. I swear I see a helmet on backwards once a week! If its on backwards its not doing its job, see picture below for example.

-Its a law, all children under the age on 18 have to wear a bicycle helmet.
-All helmets should be replaced after a crash or at the sign on any damage.
-A properly fitted bicycle helmet reduces the risk of head injury by as much as 85 percent and the risk of brain injury by as much as 88 percent.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Just got these new straps in stock in the shop. They sell for $49.99. They are very stiff so they will hold their shape and the hardware that the straps loop into looks very heavy duty. My thoughts..... they are worth a try!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Graziella Triplet Tandem 1969?

Did some research today on this weird triplet tandem that was left here in the shop. Its was made in Italy by Graziella, im guessing in the 1960's. This particular brand was a big seller in Italy in the 1960s-1970s. This company made a lot of folding bikes.

This one has what looks to be a baby seat welded onto the back. Which I was unable to find any other ones with a baby seat, makes me wonder if it was welded on by a previous owner , but it really does look like it belongs to the bike. Its small 16" tires were put on with the thought process that very small children could fit on and ride the tandem bicycle. This tandem is so big that it does not fold. It has front and back drum brakes and a generator for the front light.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Masi Speciale Fixed Flat

Just got one in Stock come in and check it out. Masi makes Amazing bikes.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

2011 Masi Alare now in Stock

The Alare features a more upright and relaxed riding position that is easy on the back and neck for long days in the saddle. Though not a “race” bike, the handling is still very precise and predictable- a Masi hallmark. Thanks to the shorter top tube, taller head tube and slightly longer wheelbase, this bike is as comfortable and nimble as it is beautiful- and that’s saying a lot. The compact crankset provides excellent climbing and sprinting gears with a more streamlined and lightweight drivetrain and the bar-top brake levers add a level of safety when riding on the tops of the bars. It’s the ideal way to begin a long-term relationship with the road.