We will be closed on Labor Day, September 1, 2014
Please place your orders in advance.
We have received so much from the bicycle community. In an effort to share our appreciation and to promote its growth, we are going to donate ALL sales revenue, starting August 1st and continuing indefinitely, from our promotional items and bottle openers to local organizations that promote bicycle safety, awareness, and community.
Our first beneficiary will be the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition, a non-profit organization that promotes bicycling for transportation and recreation. They work tirelessly to educate the community about bicycle safety and the benefits of cycling, including good health and protecting the environment. Their vision is for bicycling to become an everyday, mainstream activity in communities across Sonoma County so that it can be recognized, accommodated, and funded as a legitimate and essential mode of transportation. They strive to make Sonoma County a national model for innovative, bicycle-friendly transportation facilities and programs.
The Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition’s next big event is the Sonoma County Bike Expo on Sunday, August 17th in Santa Rosa, CA. It is a free celebration of bikes, cycling, food, family, and fun, and will include a number of mountain and road bike rides throughout the weekend, some coordinated with the Meet Your Maker Tour (more details below).
We are excited to contribute to this outstanding organization and appreciate your purchases that help to benefit it. We will provide monthly updates on our donation amount on the home page of our website.
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PolyDrop Insert Update
Last month we announced that due to a manufacturing and quality control error, some of our PolyDrop inserts made prior to June 2014 were out of tolerance. We have re-manufactured all of the necessary inserts and they are back in stock. We will continue to replace any inserts with the following defects at no charge:
1) Inserts with a 10 mm axle slot: the slots are undersized, the axle may fit too tightly.
2) Inserts for a post mount brake caliper: the mounting holes may be too close/far from the rotor for a proper fit.
Please note: none of the defects will affect the integrity or safety of your frame.
Back by popular demand, PMW hats! They are vailable in two colors: black with pink embroidery, PR91, and maroon with grey embroidery, PR92. The embroidery is outlined with a contrasting color to make it pop. Made by Flexfit, they are 64% polyester/23% cotton/3% spandex and machine washable. The front panel has our skull logo, the back panel has “PMW” in our signature bone lettering. They are comfortable and attractive, and are already a wardrobe favorite of our employees. Available for $25 in small/medium and large/x-large. Remember, all sales revenues will be donated to the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition (see above).
New Employee Welcome and Introduction
We’d like to welcome our newest employees, Roger Landau and Jordan Mills, to Paragon Machine Works.
Roger is a Machine Operator who brings a wide range of experience including tig welding, lathe and mill operation, and machine set-up. He enjoys making things with his hands and is a bicycle enthusiast who always has “two to four bicycle projects” in the works.
Jordan is our Machine Shop Assistant and “Jack-of-All-Trades”. He helps to ensure that the shop runs smoothly and safely by doing cleaning, organization, carpentry, and product finishing, among other things. Jordan enjoys making products for bicycles, which he is passionate about, and to work with his hands. We appreciate the enthusiasm and work ethic that they bring to work every day, and are glad to have them as part of our team.
Check out our photos from the Mt. Tamalpais Meet Your Maker Tour from July, 2014 on our News and Events page. As usual, it was a lively event filled with great people, awesome views and riding, and many beautiful hand-built bicycles.
There are many events coming up in the next few months sponsored by the Meet Your Maker Tour, an organization dedicated to bringing bicycle enthusiasts, bicycle frame builders, and component makers together for rides throughout Northern California.
Biketoberfest, October 11th, 2014
When: Saturday, October 11, 2014, 12 PM - 5 PM
Where: Fairfax, CA - birthplace of the mountain bike!
FairAnselm Plaza 765 Center Blvd. Fairfax, CA 94930 (next to Iron Springs Pub and Java Hut)
Buy your beer tasting ticket in advance and save!: $25 advance, $30 day of event.
- • 70 bike exhibitors and a handmade bike show.
- • Over 35 varieties of beer from 20 West Coast brewers.
- • Live Music featuring Moonalice and Alice Drinks The Kool-Aid.
- • Cargo bike jubilee.
- • Group road and mountain bike rides!
- • FREE valet bike parking provided by Marin County Bicycle Coalition - ride, don't drive!
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