Tip Top Bike Shop is Hiring!
If you would like to be part of our team please send your resume to top@tiptopbikeshop.com 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.
We are looking for good people to help other people start riding and keep riding. The right candidate will have bicycle mechanic and some retail experience. We are focused on everyday riders and aim to help people who walk in, ride out. All aspects of our shop are busy and you will need to be able to hit the ground riding. As we are close by many bike routes our customers are primarily commuters and are great people to work with.

Mid-level bicycle mechanic: Must be able to correctly name all bicycle parts, and be able to show skill with professional bicycle tools. Confidently interact with people, with excellent listening and problem solving skills. Professional in all aspects of the job. Able to enthusiastically share experience and knowledge. Think quickly (and correctly) on your feet in a busy retail environment. Passionate about the bicycles and up-to-date with current trends. Able to work one weekend day and potentially full-time. We also offer health benefits for full-time employees.

Also looking for a part-time bike builder: Must be able to confidently and correctly build current model year geared and disc brake bikes from a box. Also be proficient with basic repair jobs - flat fix, wheel true, brake adjustments.

End of 2017 Bicycle Sale!
Commuter / Urban Bike
Surly Flat Bar Cross Check (2017) Sizes: 42, 50, 54 was $975 now $725

Kona Big Rove St (2016) Size: 48 was $1200 now $850

Adventure / Road Bike

Felt VR60 (2017) Size: 47 was $900 now $725

Kona Wheelhouse (2017) Sizes: 49, 58, 61 was $1600 now $1200
Felt V85 (2016) Size: 43 was $1500 now $1040
Kona Big Honzo (2017) Sizes: M, L, XL was $1700 now $1350
Kona Sutra LTD (2017) Size: 56 was $2000 now $1600

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 one week out, (early March). 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 try to take care of basic walk-in repairs any day we are open, again these are on a first come, first served basis. Please call ahead to see if we can take care of basic walk-ins that day. Currently we are typically fully scheduled by 3pm.

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, March 2nd/ Friday, April 6th.
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

Marin bicycles
Brompton folding bicycles
Trek bicycles
Salsa bicycles

Frog Bikes
Yuba complete bikes, Spicy Curry e-bike and accessories
Lazer helmets
Knog Lights

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