Tip Top Bike Shop is Hiring!
If you would like to be part of our team please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org you can, and certainly should, come by for a visit, but we are still going to need that resume.
Qualified candidates will have wide and solid bike knowledge. For the holiday season we are also looking for a temporary sales person.
For a bicycle service position you will need to have retail or professional bike repair experience and that should be clear in your resume.
For a sales position a healthy love of all things bicycle, retail experience, confident speaking manner, and an ability to learn quickly. Back that up with references. We try to have everything for the everyday rider. We offer top value and quality in our products and service.
Competitive pay plus benefits.
Happy holidays everyone!
For Thanksgiving we will be closed Wednesday, November 22nd, and Thursday, November 23rd.
We will open with holiday hours for Plaid Friday, November 24th -see below!
Plaid Friday event Friday, November 24th 12noon-5pm
Tip Top, Plaid Friday, First Ever, Sale! 10% off everything
Please support your local businesses by joining Tip Top Bike Shop in the Plaid Friday Event November 24th 12-5pm.
We will be having our first ever store wide sale:
10% off all merchandise!
The fine print:
In-stock merchandise only.
Includes bikes but does not include labor.
No special orders,
No significant labor will be done on the day.
That’s it, see you then.
And remember to get your card stamped and visit the other Temescal Plaid Friday Businesses.
Give Thanks! & thank you!
Kick off party for Ride for a Reason 2018 (10th anniversary!), Friday December 1st 6pm-8pm.
Pedaling for Oakland Schools;
make friends, support the community and raise money for neighborhood schools at the same time! Join us for the 10th annual Ride for a Reason on Saturday, April 28, 2018. We’ll have music, snacks, and early bird registration pricing at this kick-off party. We will offer a 10% discount on parts as well as special low pricing for tune-ups to registered riders. Enjoy the first Friday event and ask any and all questions you have about Ride for a Reason at the kick-off party.
End of 2017 Bicycle Sale!
Commuter / Urban Bike
Trek Marlin 6 (2017) Size: 17.5 was $580 now $450
Kona Coco (2016) Size: 47 was $770 now $550
Kona Big Rove Al (2016) Sizes: 52, 57 was $900 now $675
Surly Flat Bar Cross Check (2017) Sizes: 42, 50, 52, 54 was $975 now $725
Kona Big Rove St (2016) Sizes: 48 was $1200 now $850
Adventure / Road Bike
Felt VR60 (2017) Sizes: 47, 51 was $900 now $725
Surly Cross Check (2017) Sizes: 50, 54 was $1100 now $950
Kona Wheelhouse (2017) Sizes: 49, 52, 58, 61 was $1600 now $1200
Felt V85 (2016) Size: 43 was $1500 now $1040
Salsa Vaya Deore (2017) Size: 49.5 was $1400 now $1200
Salsa Colossal (2015) Size: 51 was $2000 now $1400
We have set the sale prices as low as we can go. All bicycles will still receive manufacturers warranty and the Tip Top Bike Shop lifetime free adjustment service. Woo Hoo.
Hello folks, if you think you need a tune-up, or any repair you are welcome to bring in your bicycle when we are open so a mechanic can assess the work needed on your bicycle. We are currently booking tune-ups a few days out, (Early November). Based on the assessment we can either schedule a tune-up for a future date, or if less work is required take in your bicycle as a walk in. We can take care of basic walk-in repairs any day we are open, again these are on a first come, first served basis. Any questions please come in, or give us a call. Thank you, and keep the rubber-side down.
New(ish) in our shop Tip Top Bike Shop jerseys. It took me five years, and we're really excited with the result. They are printed by Capo --local company and excellent quality, I gave them a complicated design, and they were the only company to say "OK, no problem." Come in and check them out! They help you to go faster and make climbing hills a breeze...!
Art Murmur. First Friday every month. Next event is Friday, December 1st/ Friday, January 5th.
There are many galleries open and art events taking place during each Art Murmur. We have a few great galleries in and around Temescal. It's always a terrific event to ride a bike too!
Temescal Farmers Market. Every Sunday 9am - 1pm
Held at the DMV 5300 Claremont Avenue.
Always a bustling event. Local produce, food and drink, and local artisans. All good, the only part we'd like to see changed is the early start time....we know a lot of people who would like to see it start later and end later. It's Sunday in Temescal afterall!
Who we are
We are a couple of Bay Area immigrants who LOVE Oakland
and Bicycles. As people who ride every day, we want to share our enthusiasm
and knowledge with people who want to start riding bikes, keep riding,
or ride something new. The shop is thoroughly enjoying being open &
we look forward to helping more people find the perfect new ride, fix
up a loved old ride, or help you find the perfect bicycle accessory. We
look forward to meeting you all soon.
Richard & Charlotte.
Need to reach us? Send us an email.
Tip Top Bike Shop, LLC
Reasons Why We Love Bicycles
We're Not just Another Bike Shop
Bicycles are one best examples of human invention.
They can be made using the highest tech construction and materials and/or
the most artistic human craftsmanship. They can also be not much more
than two wheels connected in line.
Bicycles are easy to make our own. Whether covering your bike in stickers,
getting just the right sounding bell, or the exact vintage wheels for
your restoration project.
Riding is an easy, joint-friendly, way to build strength and cardio-vascular
health for all ages/sizes of people.
And dang, aren't bikes fun! A quiet ride along the water, an eye-watering
decent, an adventure in the woods, winning that race to the end of the
block beside your friend... this time, or just being able to see and smell
the flowers in bloom.
These are a few reasons why we love bikes. We are sad when a bike is too
damaged to ride, we are happy when we get a person riding again. We are
very happy to ride in the neighborhood everyday; meeting new people and
seeing our friends on bikes.
What we have
We have a full range of new bicycles and accessories. Our
goal is to provide the best performing, best fitting gear. For now, please
checkout the websites of our main suppliers:
Yuba complete bikes, Spicy Curry e-bike and accessories