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Below you will find an archive of Aaron's Bicycle Repair monthly Newsletters. Browse through the issues below, or follow the link located at the bottom of this page to subscribe.


Apr 01 2017 Email (Apr 2017)
 Aaron's Bicycle Repair, Inc. (aka Rat City Bikes) 20th Anniversary Party Friday, April 7th, 2017 5pm to 11pm Facebook Invite Come enjoy some Washington craft beer, Washington wine, Proletariat Pizza and local White Center tamales from Carniceria El Paisano. Celebrating 20 years as an independent bike shop. We look forward to fixing your bikes for the next 20! Aaron opened the shop on April, 7th 1997 in West Seattle's Morgan Junction. Shop History Five locations later and thousands of bi

Mar 15 2017 Email (Mar 2017)
 Aaron's Bicycle Repair, Inc. (aka Rat City Bikes) 20th Anniversary Party Friday, April 7th, 2017  Come celebrate 20 years as an independent bike shop. We look forward to fixing your bikes for the next 20! Aaron opened the shop on April, 7th 1997 in West Seattle's Morgan Junction. Shop History Five locations later and thousands of bikes fixed, we want to thank you! More details to come on our next e-newsletter, but plan on showing up on April 7th after 5 pm (until late).  

Feb 23 2017 Email (Feb 2017)
2 Bike Tune-Up Deal! Pay full price for one Tune-Up and get $40 off the second. One discount per household. May not be combined. Expires April 1st, 2017. Our new White Center Storefront... SKIDKINGS ! LET'S RIDE ! SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25th, 2017. MEET AT THE WORLD FAMOUS SPAR TAVERN IN OLD TOWN TACOMA AT 11 AM.  Willy Nilly Bike Ride Same day, different island. If you like the idea of dragging your winter insulation-padde

Jan 12 2017 Email (Jan 2017)
Move-In Special! Visit our new location before the end of this month & save 20% on a Tune-Up or  Overhaul Mention this offer when you bring in your bike. 9614 16th Ave SW   Seattle, WA   98106 Curious about the other languages on our sign? Besides English, these are the most commonly spoken languages in White Center. Spanish = Bicicletas Chinese = 自行車 Vietnamese = Xe đạp Somali = Baaskiilada Samoan = Uila Vilivae French = Velo Filipino = Bisikletas Khmer

April 2016 Email (Apr 2016)
Have you ever wondered how to say "inner tube" in Spanish? We also have this document in Italian, French, German, and Japaneese. Send us an email if you would like a printable copy.   Seattle's Bicycle Advisory Board Seeking New Members Interested persons should submit a resume and cover letter explaining their interest via email by April 21, 2016 to Nicole.freedman@seattle.gov with “SBAB” in the subject line. Interested persons without internet access may call (206) 684-4690

May 28 2015 Email (May 2015)
View this email in your browser Aaron's Bicycle Repair. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. Goodwill Cyclist Sale Saturday June 6th! Check out the Goodwill Cyclist Sale- There will be tons of great finds there! We can help you set up your used bike to fit you properly, change the gearing to make it Seattle Happy (Easier Gears for the Hills!) & make sure it is safe to ride!

Apr 30 2015 Email 1 (May 2015)
We stock over 100 different inner tubes! Most shops just carry a few & sell you whatever is "close enough". At ABR we unbox our incoming tubes and measure the flat section of every batch to reclassify them. Many tubes come undersized from the factory which causes undue stretching & stress on the valve stem. The proper sized tube helps to reduce flats and prevent the valve core from splitting away at it's base. We can even drill out many rims with the "skinny valve" (Presta) and convert them to

Decemeber Email (Dec 2014)
Holiday Bike Sale!30% off all Bikes In StockOffer valid through 12-31-2014MUST MENTION THIS EMAILFoward this to your bike friends!Winter Maintenance TipsRim Brakes:If your bike has rim brakes wipe your rims down with a rag after every wet ride."Floss" your brake pads with your rag to remove all the black grit.This will make your brakes work better & help your pads & rims last longer.The Chain:Wipe your chain down after every wet ride.Shift into a gear that lets you turns the cranks backwards,hol

JULY 4th RIDE (Jul 2014)
 Friday July 4th Bike Ride & Picnic!Meets at  Pioneer Square Pergola at Noon, leaves at 1pmSlow afternoon cruise  to Terminal T-107 Park on the Duwamish.Every biker welcome We stop for supplies on the way!Latecomers- call 206-290-8737 to find us.Our last ride & more info Aaron's Bicycle Repair, Inc.              9988 15th Ave SW Suite E   Seattle,  WA   98146           

Jun 12 2014 Email (Jun 2014)
 White Center Block Party!This Saturday Night from 3pm until Dusk! Our special deal is $2 tubes! One per customer, cash only.We will have beer & snacks from 6pm on, come by & visit.https://www.facebook.com/events/703232696403423Last year was really cool.Lots of fun food bites and a ton of people.White Center aka Rat City is really getting cool! Aaron's Bicycle Repair, Inc.              9988 15th Ave SW Suite E   Seattle,  WA &

MAY EMAIL (May 2014)
 FEATURED BIKE -   50% OFF!Redline Conquest 24" CyclecrossIf your're around 5 feet tall this is for you!Upgraded Brakes, Derailler, Stem & BarsOne only. Originally $1,099.99Professionally assembled by ABR.$549.49 through June 7th Aaron's Bicycle Repair, Inc.              9988 15th Ave SW Suite E   Seattle,  WA   98146            Corner of 14th Ave SW  &  SW 100th StAc

Mar 28 2014 Email (Mar 2014)
 BIKE OF THE MONTH SALE50% OFF!Origin-8 Cykle 3 SpeedThis beautiful lugged steel 3-speed City Bike needs to be ridden! One only. Originally $599.99Professionally assembled by ABR.$299.99 through April 30th Aaron's Bicycle Repair, Inc.              9988 15th Ave SW Suite E   Seattle,  WA   98146            Corner of 14th Ave SW  &  SW 100th StAcross from Big Al Brewing, 2 Blocks

Feb 27 2014 Email (Feb 2014)
 Tool of the Day GameVisit our  facebook   page,guess the tool of the day & win a free tube1st person to come in to the shopwith the correct answer wins a tube!*One per person per month Aaron's Bicycle Repair, Inc.              9988 15th Ave SW Suite E   Seattle,  WA   98146            Corner of 14th Ave SW  &  SW 100th StAcross from Big Al Brewing, 2 Blocks Sout

Jan 17 2014 Email (Jan 2014)
 RECONDITIONED BIKES!Come see our great selection &Save 25% until* Super Bowl Sunday.Must mention this email & say Go Hawks!  for discount!Applies to used bikes only.*We are closed on Sundays  Aaron's Bicycle Repair, Inc.              9988 15th Ave SW Suite E   Seattle,  WA   98146            Corner of 14th Ave SW  &  SW 100th StAcross from Big Al Brewing, 2 Bloc

Oct 23 2013 Email (Oct 2013)
 Save 15% OFF all fenders in-stock.                      Offer good through November 15thWe proudly stock SKS Fenders, Made In Germany!  We can build you the ultimatelow maintenance bike!Check out some SAMPLE BUILDS and  CONVERSIONS   Aaron's Bicycle Repair, Inc.              9988 15th Ave SW Suite E   Seattle,  WA   98146     &

Feb 15 2013 Email (Feb 2013)
 Full Moon Cheese & Crackers Ride Monday, February 25th 2013Arrive early! Ride leaves our new shop at 7:30 PM SHARP!Bring some snacks to share.More Info! Our new location9988 15th Ave SW Suite E   Seattle,  WA   98146Corner of 14th Ave SW  &  SW 100th StAcross from Big Al Brewing, 2 Blocks South of Zippy's Giant Bugers

MOVING SALE/MOVE HELP (Jan 2013)
WHITE CENTER MOVE UPDATE  Last week at the current location!(week of January 22-26th)Come in now & save 50% off most bikes and 30% off any one In-Stock item.(Valid once per customer) OUR NEW LOCATION IS OPEN TUESDAY JANUARY 29th!Just 3 miles away!Shop Hours, Phone, Email & Web remain the same.If you can help us move and/or have a pick-up truck mailto:gregg@rideyourbike.comMOVING DAY IS SUNDAY JANUARY 27th AT 9AM! Directions from old shop to NEW!IN A CARDriving:&n

yearendbikesale (Nov 2012)
Black Friday Bike Ride Friday November 23rd,  2012Pike Place Market Pig at NOON!Click for more info! Year End Bike Sale 30% Off All New Bikes* *Valid on in-stock bikes though 12/31/2012 Next Full Moon Bike RideWednesday November 28th,  2012Leaves our shop at 7:30 PM SHARP!Click for more info! Aaron's Bicycle Repair, Inc.6527 California Ave SWTue-Fri 11-7, Sat 11-6Closed weekdays 2-3 for lunch

Jan 17 2012 Email (Jan 2012)
 Customer Appreciation Party!Aaron's Bicycle Repair is holding our customer appreciation party!Come by and socialize with the members of YOUR Bicycle Community.Join us at the bike shopSaturday, January 28th from 6 to 10pmRefreshments & snacks will be on hand for your enjoyment.Music will be DJ'd by ABR Shop Manager Gregg.(Expect some funk & soul this time)Aaron's Bicycle Repair, Inc.6527 California Ave SWRideYourBike.com

20% Off Most Bikes In Stock (Jan 2011)
Volume #, March 23, 2009  For the month ofFebruaryTake  20% offMost Bikes In-Stock*Since we specialize in Fitting, most of the bikes we sell are special ordered. We have lots of "display" bikes as examples.  We need to move them and update with new stock.Cannondale Touring Bikes, Schwinn Mountian Bikes and our display Xtracycles and Surly Big Dummy Cargo Bikes, Schwinn Track bike (pictured) and many city bikes with internal geared hubsWe also have lot

Winter Service Coupon (Dec 2010)
Winter Service Coupon  AnUltimate Tune-Up or Overhaul from Aaron's Bicycle Repair will make your bike better than new! Even if you don't put on many miles in the winter your bike will be ready when sunny skies return. Avoid the Summer Scramble of getting your bike lubed & adjusted along with the masses. The Winter Coupon saves you money & keeps you from being without your bike when you will enjoy it the most.  6527 California AVE SW, Seattle, WA 98136RideYourBike.comW

Dec 15 2016 Email (Dec 2016)
Happy Holdidays! Enjoy your time with friends and family. Moving to our new location! Call the shop if you can help us with the final push: Tuesday, December 27th at 9am We will be open there January 3rd, 2017 New Address is: 9614 16th AVE SW, Seattle, WA 98106 Featuring Bikes From: and more... Start the New Year with a bike ride! Storage Loft with Permittable Plans! Call if interest

Nov 22 2016 Email (Nov 2016)
We are closed for Thanksgiving. We reopen Saturday at 11am. Free innertube to the first 5 people to ask on Saturday!   Moving to our new location by bike, of course! We will be open there January 3rd, 2017 New Address is: 9614 16th AVE SW, Seattle, WA 98106 Inside: New paint and shiny floor! Featuring Bikes From: and more...

OCTOBER EMAIL (Oct 2016)
RIDE THIS SUNDAY!  Meet at 10am in the upper parking lot of Salish Snoqualmie Falls Lodge, ride leaves at 11:15am. 11 miles of railroad roadbed with a 3% downgrade! Ride ends at Pete's Club Grill in Carnation for food & drink. Coming Soon! A new home for Aaron's Bicycle Repair. Stay tuned for details... Featuring Bikes From: and more... Halloween Coloring Contest Pick up your en

Sep 08 2016 Email (Sep 2016)
Join Aaron for his 50th Birthday! Halloween Coloring Contest Pick up your entry at Proletariat Pizza or Aaron's Bicycle Repair and drop it off before Halloween for a chance to win a new bike! Vintage Schwinn Rebuild - Before & After Come see what we can do! We turn classic 10-speeds into modern city bikes. This one came out exceptionally nice. All Re-pop or NOS parts: Wald Handlebars, Replica Dia-Compe levers, Kool-Stop vintage replic

Aug 10 2016 Email (Aug 2016)
Summer Vacation! We will be CLOSED from August 16th to 20th We are now, once again, a Raleigh dealer!  When the shop opened in 1997 we sold Raleigh bikes.  With the coming of age of online sales, what we call the "Amazon Economy"  our parts and accessory and bikes sales started to wane, so we focused on service and repair.  Since online sales now include bicycles nearly every major bike brand is doing it.  Raleigh's solution is called "Click to Brick".  You can buy any of their b

Jul 14 2016 Email (Jul 2016)
         Pleasant Revolution 2016 West Coast Tour Bringing bicyclists & communities together through pedal powered music! July 15 – Peddler Brewing  from 7pm to 10pm July 16 – Bikeworks Event July 17 – Outlander Brewery  from 6pm to 11pm The Seattle-Taiwan Bike Connection Alan Su, CEO & Aaron Goss at the factory  Aaron has returned fromTaiwan, stop by the shop for your free Sturmey-Archer sticker & stories. (one per customer)

May 19 2016 Email (May 2016)
Come check out the new bike racks in White Center!    (Installed by Aaron) Two at Los Potrillos, Two at Noble Barton (Pictured)  One at Sky's Barbershop and One at Rat City Records Introducing:   Velogical Velospeeder We will soon have the world's lightest (3 lbs) electric assist motor! We are the exclusive Seattle-Metro dealer of this high quality German made motor system. Your bike is still a light bike but with hill assist when you need it. Did we mention

Mar 17 2016 Email (Mar 2016)
We have the most extensive and organized parts selection in the city. Come check out our drawers! The City of Seattle just purchased Pronto Bikeshare. What is your opinion?  Come discuss it with us! Downtown White Center bike backs coming soon! Keep an eye out for these deluxe racks. Locations include Noble Barton, Los Potrillos, Caffé Delia, Crawfish House, Rat City Records and more. Last one of the series- Sunday March 20th Don't miss the fu

Feb 17 2016 Email (Feb 2016)
Seattle City Council Meeting about Pronto Cycle Share! Come give your input Friday, February 19th, 2016 at 2 PM  @ Council Chamber, City Hall 600 4th Avenue   Seattle, WA 98104 We have volunteered to install 6 bike racks in Downtown White Center on 16th. They are exactly like the ones pictured. Look for them soon! Join this group of vintage bike friends for a fun, social bike ride. They welcome all types of bikes and skill levels. You will see an amazing array of v

Jan 13 2016 Email (Jan 2016)
Cascade Bicycle Club is planning a Traffic Garden in Dick Thurnau Memorial Park. Come give your input Thursday, January 14, 2016 from 5:30-7:30 PM  @ TAF Bethaday Community Learning Space 605 SW 108th St, Seattle, WA 98146 EXTENDED! Good through January 31st! Winter Bicycle Service Coupon 20% off Labor on our Ultimate Tune-Up or Overhaul when you schedule between January 13th and January 31st YOU MUST MENTION THIS COUPON AT THE TIME YOUR BIKE IS SCHEDULED FOR SERVICE Cannot be appl

Dec 23 2015 Email (Dec 2015)
OPEN CHRISTMAS EVE! Closed Friday December 25th through Friday January 1st  Regular hours return Saturday January 2nd. Reminder!  Winter Bicycle Service Coupon 20% off Labor on our Ultimate Tune-Up or Overhaul when you schedule between November 1st and January 15th YOU MUST MENTION THIS COUPON AT THE TIME YOUR BIKE IS SCHEDULED FOR SERVICE Cannot be applied retroactively! Aaron's Bicycle Repair, Inc. 9988 15th Ave SW Suite E Seattle, WA 98

Nov 21 2015 Email (Nov 2015)
  Closed Thursday 11-26 for Thanksgiving. Closed Friday 11-27 for Buy Nothing Day! Open Saturday 11am to 6pm   Reminder!  Winter Bicycle Service Coupon 20% off Labor on our Ultimate Tune-Up or Overhaul when you schedule between November 1st and January 15th YOU MUST MENTION THIS COUPON AT THE TIME YOUR BIKE IS SCHEDULED FOR SERVICE Cannot be applied retroactively!   Aaron's Bicycle Repair, Inc. has an unique selection of reconditioned / restored bikes

November 3rd 2015 (Nov 2015)
Winter Bicycle Service Coupon 20% off Labor on our Ultimate Tune-Up or Overhaul when you schedule between November 1st and January 15th YOU MUST MENTION THIS COUPON AT THE TIME YOUR BIKE IS SCHEDULED FOR SERVICE Cannot be applied retroactively!   Aaron's Bicycle Repair, Inc. has an unique selection of reconditioned / restored bikes! Come see our current inventory!  Cannondale Delta V 1992 (Approx) Mountain Bike 16" Frame $700 Repainted Frame, New Fork, All new p

Oct 17 2015 Email (Oct 2015)
Disc brake rotors wear out! Most have a minumum thickness printed on the rotor. Industry standard is 1.5mm Stop by for a FREE brake inspection Disc brake wear applies to all brands & types. If you have any brand of cable operated brakes stop by to have us cut & cap your cables for FREE! Below Service Bulletin applies to all brands If you have hydraulics it is important to have your brakes bled periodically to flush the system. This will prolong seal life & improve per

Sep 04 2015 Email (Sep 2015)
We have been voted as one of America's best Bike Shops!     Looking for a used bike? Visit our friends at Bike Works Bring it to us for a Check-Over     End Of Summer Sale! All in-stock Baby Seats & Car Racks 30% off!  Must mention this email for discount. Valid through October 15th, 2015.   Aaron's Bicycle Repair, Inc. 9988 15th Ave SW Suit

Aug 08 2015 Email (Aug 2015)
Summer Break! We are CLOSED until Tuesday, August 18th     Aaron's Bicycle Repair, Inc. 9988 15th Ave SW Suite E Seattle, WA 98146 Corner of 14th Ave SW & SW 100th St Across from Big Al Brewing, 2 Blocks South of Zippy's Giant Burgers In White Center Square next to Hung Long Asian Market  

Aug 06 2015 Email (Aug 2015)
Summer Break! We will be CLOSED from August 18th to the 22nd Please visit us when we return from the woods Tuesday August 25th We can help you outfit your bike for camping.   Take your kids out on your bike! Shut the computer down and get some sun! Visit us for 20% Off* Front or Rear Seats for the little ones! *Must mention this email for discount, valid through September 30th, 2015. Offer good in In-Stock items only.  

Jul 10 2015 Email (Jul 2015)
Come by & watch the Tour de France all July Please call the shop for viewing times   Jubilee Days Parade Sunday July 19th at 11:00am! Parade Information Here! Call us if you want to ride your bike in the parade with us! Look for our company truck & lots of crazy bikers!   Jubilee Days Super Awesome Discount 2 for 1 Bike Tubes! Valid Saturday July 18th! Must mention this email for the special deal!          

Jun 18 2015 Email (Jun 2015)
The Fremont Solstice Parade is this Saturday, June 20, 2015! We will be CLOSED Ride Info Here!     We are the experts for all internally geared bikes! Come visit us for low maintenance gears Internally Geared Hub Info Mention this ad and save $20.00 off labor on your next Internal Gear Hub Service          Stay tuned for news on the upcoming White Center Jubilee Days Parade Sunday, July 19th White Center Jubilee Days

Feb 20 2015 Email (Feb 2015)
$10 Off your Tune-Up or Overhaul! Must mention the weather! Help slow climate change by riding your bike. We fix more than bikes! We love solving problems. SOME OF THE THINGS WE CAN FIX Gregg's Maintenance Tip - Learn your proper tire pressure & keep your tires inflated! Too much pressure is less comfortable & slows you down. Too little pressure risks pinch flats, wheel damage & slows you down. Either extreme can cause loss of tracti

Jan 21 2015 Email (Jan 2015)
12th Man Special! Hawks Hitch Cover! $25 or FREE! (if you Schedule an Overhaul) While supplies last! Fits a 2" square receiver hitch. MUST MENTION THIS EMAIL Winter Maintenance Tips Cleaning your bike after a dirty ride: Lesson #1 - Never spray your bike with high pressure water from a hose! This will force water past the seals & into your bearings. Use the mist setting to rinse. Lesson #2 - A bucket of soapy water is your friend! A sponge bath, rin

November Coupon Email (Nov 2014)
Winter Service Coupon! 20% off Labor on our  Ultimate Tune-Up or Overhaul Offer valid November 15th thru January 15th MUST MENTION THIS EMAIL AT TIME WORK IS SCHEDULED* *Not Retroactive Foward this to your bike friends! Come visit Mikey this Thursday! He is visiting from Hawaii and working at the shop for a day. Stop in & say Aloha!                                           Aaron's Bicycle Repair, Inc.                9988 15th Ave SW Suit

Jun 28 2017 Email (Jun 2017)
View this email in your browser Aaron's Bicycle Repair, Inc.. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. We are filling our new shop with new bikes. Here is a selection of our kid's bikes. We are a dealer for Raleigh, Marin, Sun, Surly, SOMA, All-City and more. Let us help you find your perfect bike. Expert fittings and decades of experience make sure you will be comfortable and happy!

May 17 2017 Email (May 2017)
Stop by the shop this Friday, May 19th for Free Pizza & Road Sodas* from 4-8pm! It is Bike Everywhere Day! (Formerly known as Bike To Work Day) Free bike checks. Map of Celebration Stations! * aka Beer  The staff of Aaron's Bicycle Repair have been volunteers for Bike to Work Day since 1997 Below is our 2002 station     A few articles of interest... The Forgotten Bike Highways of 1930s Britain Th

Jun 16 2016 Email (Jun 2016)
The Seattle-Taiwan Bike Connection! Master Mechanic, Aaron Goss has been hired by  Sturmey-Archer to go to Taiwan and help design a new bike share specific internally geared hub. He will also be making service instruction videos for the mechanics at Citi Bike in NYC.   Watch for photos and details in our next email. BBQ SEASON IS HERE - Stop by for a free pack of matches $20 off Tune-Up Coupons inside! One for you, one for a friend

Oct 13 2017 (Oct 2017)
The Spoke -N- Wrench A monthly e-newsletter from Aaron's Bicycle Repair Fall Color Ride Join the Skid Kings Vintage Bicycle Club this Sunday, October 15th for a nice fall bike ride down the Snoqualmie Vally Trail from Snoqualmie Falls to Carnation. 11 easy miles with shuttle service back. Or ride, it is a very gentle "hill" back to the falls. You will see more working vintage bikes from the '40s thru '80s than you have ever seen! The Skid Kings are from Tacoma but welcome anyone on the

Sep 14 2017 Email (Sep 2017)
Once again it is time for INTERBIKE, the yearly bicyle industry tradeshow. This is where we go to stay on top of all the newest bicycle technology, from finding new tools to service your bike to new products to make riding your bike more fun we are on the lookout for the best! We will be closed Tuesday September 20th & Wednesday September 21st to attend. We will return to normal hours on Friday September 22nd RIDGEFILED IRON RANCH OLD BICYCLE SWAP MEET This is the pla

Aug 16 2017 Email (Aug 2017)
View this email in your browser Aaron's Bicycle Repair, Inc.. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. Have you seen the Orange, Green and Yellow bikes everywhere? It is called stationless bike share. Think Car2Go but with bikes. IT IS AWESOME! Imagine a city where you can step outside and hop on a bike to travel a mile or two. No parking hassles, no stress, excersise and fun! Get to

Jul 12 2017 Email (Jul 2017)
View this email in your browser Aaron's Bicycle Repair, Inc.. Please reconfirm your interest in receiving emails from us. If you do not wish to receive any more emails, you can unsubscribe here. Rat City Bike Ride! Meet and Greet at 6 pm, leave at 7 pm for a social bike ride from www.bossdrivein.com in West Seattle to http://www.pitstoptaproom.com/ in Burien and back. Bike News! Bike Share Bikes to appear on Seattle's streets this Monday! Button




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