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Flooding the Store With Jamis

Row of 2013 Jamis bicycles

We just unloaded shipment number ONE of the best bicycles in the world. Our 2013 Jamis models are lining the showroom, and they are amazing!

We’ve been geeking out over the 2013 enhancements, like improvements to the frames, component upgrades, and an unbeatable price point. This new shipment proves to us that Jamis is continuing to do what they do best – create an amazing and affordable product that’s designed to change your life.

Want to geek out with us? Stop by any time, and get your nerd on!

FEATURE PHOTO: MEET CRANK-Y & CHAIN

Hometown Bicycles goldfish

Meet Crank-y and Chain, two of Hometown’s newest staff members. We’ve put them in charge of our “Happy Place” department!

If you’re interested in joining Crank-y and Chain as part of the Hometown crew, come on down. We’re hiring!

TIPS & TRICKS: HOW TO FIX YOUR BICYCLE TIRE WITH GARBAGE

Fixing a slit tire with garbage

Yes, you read that right… GARBAGE. A roadside potato chip bag can mean the difference between cycling to safety and a LOOONNNG walk home.

Here’s the scenario:  Through a particularly unfortunate set of circumstances, your tire is sliced open. You’re miles from your car, and looking at an uncomfortable trek back in your cycling shoes. Game over.

Or is it?

The problem with a slice is the potential (or, more likely, inevitability) of the inner tube pushing through the slit. *POP!!* goes the inner tube. Then you’re really stuck.

Here’s where garbage comes into play: Anything from an old candy wrapper, to a nutrition bar wrapper, to an empty gu packet can be used to reinforce the sliced area. In many cases, this keeps your tube from bulging out just long enough for you to ride to your vehicle or straight to Hometown.

You can also patch your sliced tire with a dollar, but we really like it when you use a $100 bill…

RIDES & EVENTS FOR FEBRUARY/MARCH 2013

Every day, we see cycling changing lives in new and wonderful ways. Be a part of that transformation! Here are some rides to get you started and keep you going:

MOUNTAIN BIKE
FEB 16   Yeti Fest Bicycle Hill Climb   Suttons Bay, MI
FEB 23   The Dogman Challenge Fat Bike Race   Charlevoix, MI

INDOOR CYCLING
MAR 1-2   Ultimate Cycle Challenge   Holland, MI

CYCLOCROSS
FEB 24   Inside-Out Cyclocross   Greenville, MI
MAR 10   Inside-Out Cyclocross   Greenville, MI

FAT BIKE
FEB 12   Northern Michigan Fat Bike Series   Traverse City, MI
MAR 2   Northern Michigan Fat Bike Series   Traverse City, MI

GRAVEL ROAD
MAR 23   Barry-Roubaix Killer Gravel Road Race   Hastings, MI

ROAD
MAR 30   FRCC Spring Fling #1 (pending)  Waterford, MI

“A bicycle ride is a flight from sadness.”
– James E. Starrs

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