We’d love for you to join us at the first Totem party which will take place during the afternoon and evening of Sunday, June 5th. There will be music, beer from brethren Trve Brewing, non-alcoholic beverages from Metropolis Coffee, food from Sputnik, massage provided by Strength N’ Massage, and some sweet (and savory) prizes from fellow Broadway businesses. BikeDenver will be in the house with info about their summer ambassador program, and there will be newly installed bike parking on the corner of Broadway & Metropolis. We will hang out in the neighborhood for a while and then ride bikes to some local destinations to be determined. Come get down!
BRAKE & SUSPENSION!
Being avid mountain bikers ourselves and in our desire to become a more full-service shop (a big deal for this small of a space), we are happily adding hydraulic brake and in-house suspension service to our repertoire. Bring your Shimano, Avid, Hayes, Magura, Hope, or Tektro brakes in for service starting now, and look for overhauls and seal kits for RockShox and Fox forks & shocks starting early June. Can’t wait until then? We can send out your suspension bits to one of our service partners in the meantime.
VALENTICH & STURDY!
It’s a scientific fact that people love carrying stuff. In 2015 alone, 87% of Colorado cyclists rode with a SCD (Stuff Carrying Device) 93% of the time, and in 62% of reported cases the SCD was at least 48% full. That’s a lot of stuff. We love SCD’s too, and wanted to offer some gear that you can’t find at other shops. Denver-based Valentich Bags is a badass husband-wife duo who sew their wares right here in the Baker neighborhood; we have a really cool selection of backpacks, tool rolls and pouches made from waxed canvas and leather in unique eye-catching and resplendently-tactile styles. Sturdy Bag Design is a kindred 1-man operation from Minneapolis making incredibly durable frame bags that will withstand years of abuse from all-conditions commuting to extended touring and bike packing. Stock and custom options and sizes will be available from both.
The formerly out-of-order 24hr sidewalk vending machine has been back in operation for more than a month now. Can’t sleep? Come get a midnight snack or a chain. You just never know…
Did Mallory really make it to the summit? Who carved the art on pillar 43 at Göbekli Tepe? What did Thelonious Monk whisper in Larry Gales’ ear during the Denmark 1966 performance? What fate befell Mishima’s original kaishakunin? Some mysteries will never be solved, but luckily with Totem’s Mystery Upgrade the suspense only lasts until you pick up your bike. Feeling adventurous? Pick a dollar amount – $10, $25 or $50 – and we will install an upgrade of our choice on your bike. It might be functional or it might be purely aesthetic, but it will certainly be useful.
Get up to get down,