Sunset Cycles Loses Lease
Portland’s Premier West Side Bicycle Shop Consolidates Stores, Renews Focus
November 20, 2012–Beaverton, Oregon–Citing economic concerns and challenging lease terms, Sunset Cycles owner Roger Colwell has announced his intention to close the doors of his Beaverton location.
“A change in ownership of the space we rented left us in a tough spot,” said Colwell. “We had to choose between signing a lease that wasn’t in our best interests, or consolidating our resources and focusing on our Bethany Village store.”
As the premier bicycle store on Portland’s West side, Sunset Cycles offers bikes and accessories for every rider, from elite-level racers to weekend neighborhood enthusiasts and their families. Shuttering their Beaverton store, according to Colwell, helps his staff better serve their core customer and attract new business.
“The bottom line is we now will be able to concentrate on doing what we do best…that is, giving all of our customers a better all-around bicycle experience,” he said. “I’m as optimistic as ever for the future of the bike business and for Sunset Cycles.”
Shoppers looking for a bargain will benefit from the Beaverton store closing, where deep discounts of up to 60% can be found on bikes and accessories until January 31st, 2013.
About Sunset Cycles NW: Sunset Cycle’s friendly, knowledgeable staff and incredible selection make a trip to the shop a treat for hardcore cyclists and neighborhood cruisers alike. Experience for yourself why Sunset Cycles is one of Portland’s premier bicycle emporiums.
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“This is my 3rd set of Road Fenders. I should start of by saying that I am very pleased. My other two sets are the Raceblade Classic and the SKS Chromo Plastic.
Here is what I like:
Best coverage of the three- no complaints of wheel wash from those behind me. Also the extra rubber end flaps are very secure. I have had problems with my Raceblade losing the rubber flaps. The coverage is great. This is not saying a lot compared to the Raceblades, but they are better even than the Chromoplastics which I had to add a plastic flap to help rid the rear spray issues.
The alignment is super easy- I have not had wheel rub or coverage alignment issues with the Raceblade longs, and I have had both issues with both my other two fender sets.
Easy Installation- No removing of screws. Just have to loosen the screw holding the brake calipers and slide in the two metal snap-on flanges, and remove your Quick Release Skewer Springs and inser the snap-on metal flanges. The only rub is in tightening the brake bolt. Use a torque wrench so that you don’t damage the frameset.
Weight- These are nice and light and dont require any bolt/washer/nut combos.
Here is what I don’t like:
You have to loosen the bolt on the brakes. It requires doing and with a carbon frame you may want to have someone help you with a torque wrench. It also makes it a bit easier to rotate my calipers. Not a big issue since road calipers self-center.
The metal flanges stay behind when they snap off. Not a big issue with the flanges on the axles, since they can be popped off easily but the flanges need to stay behind on the brakes. I like the solution and don’t have a better suggestion, but wish that the flanges didn’t have to stay on the brakes. They don’t but it requires more work to remove them.
I have been very pleased with my set. They worked really well in the rain based on my experience and comments from riding partners. I have not tested them on a cross bike, and I doubt they would work since the tires are bigger, but my framset (Fuji Cross Comp) has holes that would hold the flanges that attach to road brakes. (A XL version of this fender will be out soon)
Finally, to be candid, I also had my set installed by Matt at Sunset, and that may have helped, but if you have a torque wrench, they can go on very easily. But I liked having the shop install mine.” John B