We are Hiring!
Are you passionate about bicycles? Are you looking for an entry-level / mid-level position, ready to increase your skills for bicycle repair, and new bicycle installation? Can you work in a busy retail enviroment, and complete assigned tasks to schedule? Do you have good hands-on ability, with an excellent capacity to listen and learn. Can you also correctly name the parts of any bicycle?
We need someone who can reliably work both weekend days and one-two weekdays. This will initially be a part-time position, with opportunity to grow to full-time (with benefits), for the right person. We also need you to have professional bike shop experience.
Please email us your current resume (PDF preferred), and include an introduction about your passion for bicycles.

Temescal Events in October

Temescal Street Flicks, Thursdays September 15th- October 13th 7:30pm Kasper's Plaza, Telegraph Ave at 46th, FREE
Outdoor film series focusing on showcasing local, independent and family-friendly films at the new weekly pop-up pedestrian plaza at the intersection of Telegraph and Shattuck Ave. Come enjoy a fun night with family and friends, with great films, delicious food from Off the Grid food trucks and craft beer!

Oakland Gran Fondo, Sunday, October 23rd
The Start and Finish for the rides are in Jack London Square. The Oakland Gran Fondo will serve the community with an incredible bike event for all ages and raise funds for Bike East Bay. "It's so exciting to see a major biking event kick off in Oakland," says Renee Rivera, Executive Director of Bike East Bay. "We're looking forward to an event that brings people of all riding levels out to enjoy the beauty of the East Bay." The Oakland Gran Fondo has been designed with 3 enjoyable East Bay routes that will cater to 3 different levels of cyclists and allow everyone including families to join in this community event. The expo will show-off what makes Oakland special, from the waterfront views, food & beverage, art, diversity, and great charities. The expo will be open to everyone and will be a 2-day festival of what makes cycling special in the bay area. Join us for a great expo, a great ride, and our family community of bike riders.

Temescal Trick or Treat, Halloween! Monday, October 31st 5pm-7pm. Telegraph Avenue between 42nd and 51st Streets.
Come celebrate with the Temescal merchants who will open their creep-tacular doors to welcome all your halloween costumes! In addition to lots of candy, there will be face-painting, mask-making, and a costume contest at Ruby's Garden. Get costumed-up and start your trick or treating evening here in Temescal for a spook-tacular time!

End of Model Year Bicycle Sale!

Commuter / Urban Bike
Trek 7.3 FX (2014) Size 15 was $630 now $550
Trek 7.3 FX WSD (2016) 15, 15L was $660 now $600
Trek 7.4 FX WSD (2016) Sizes: 13, 15L was $770 now $675
Felt Verza Speed 30 (2016) Sizes: 48, 58 was $900 now $800
Kona Big Rove Al (2016) Sizes: 52, 57, 59 was $900 now $800
Kona Big Rove St (2016) Sizes: 48, 59 was $1200 now $1050

Adventure / Road Bike
Kona Jake (2016) Sizes: S/M was $1100 now $1000
Z85 (2016) Sizes: 51, 54, 58, 61 was $1400 now $1200
Salsa Vaya 2 (2015) Sizes: 52, 55 was $1950 now $1500
Salsa Colossal (2015) Size: 51 Size: 55 (2016) was $2000 now $1600
Felt ZW5 (2016) Sizes: M was $2000 now $1600

Adventure -Flat-bar touring Bike
Surly Ogre (2016) Sizes: M was $1600 now $1300

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.

Tune-Up Schedule
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 2 weeks out. (early October). 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. We tend to fill up each days schedule within the first four hours of opening. 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...!

Whooo wheee check this out, one of our riders/neighbors/customers/friends Nick Perry made this amazing video for us. Tip Top Bike Shop essence distilled into 2 minutes... fantastic!

Tip Top Bike Shop from Nick Perry on Vimeo.

Directed, shot, and edited by Nick Perry.

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Green Bicycling:

Art Murmur. First Friday every month. Next event is Friday, October 7th / Friday, November 4th.
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!

5th Anniversary.
A few photo's from our fifth anniversary party in April 2012. Yes, five years. It flew by. We celebrated with many good friends, ate some cake, drank a beer or maybe 2, and raised money for Ride for a Reason. A great night was had by all!

A Few of our Favorite Things
Lights --California law reguires a front (white) light visible for 200ft after dark. If you are stopped it is a $75 fine (and we know plenty of people who had to pay up). It is not required to have a rear (red) light but we highly recommend it. Blinky lights make it easier for drivers, pedestrians, and other cyclists to see you and save batteries. Bright clothes and reflectors are no substitute for good lights.
Helmets --California state law requires people under the age of 18 to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle. Adults can make up their own minds, but we have plenty of scare stories. All we can say is that you only have one head.
Locks --We highly recommend U-locks to keep your bike safely locked. Always try to lock your rear wheel and your frame. If you have a quick release on your front wheel, use a cable and hook it through the u-lock. Do not allow bad people to seperate you from your loyal steed.


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:

Felt bicycles

Kona bicycles

Surly bicycles

Trek bicycles
Salsa bicycles

Xtracycle hitchless bicycle trailers & the Edgerunner bicycle and accessories
Lazer helmets
Nutcase helmets
Michelin Tires
Knog Lights

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