A worker-owned cooperative bicycle shop in San Francisco.
494 14th St. San Francisco, CA 94103 415-431-9627 info@boxdogbikes.com

Bring your dog by the shop today (9/20) for 10% off your purchase (excluding labor and bicycles!) when you mention this post!!!

Bring your dog by the shop today (9/20) for 10% off your purchase (excluding labor and bicycles!) when you mention this post!!!

Overhaul

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Recently, while working on site, a friend of mine stumbled on this old Bottecchia. It had long been abandoned in a basement collecting dust. While it’s ancient but solid Campagnolo parts were functional it was in dire need of a complete overhaul.

At Box Dog a Complete Overhaul entails completely disassembling your bike and service all bearing surfaces with new bearings and grease, plus installing any parts needed to complete the repair. If you own an older or well ridden bike that has never had it’s hubs, headset, or bottom bracket serviced a complete overhaul could be in order.

Generally, pro tunes and complete overhauls save you quite a bit of money with the bicycle needs new parts. In the case of the Bottecchia none of the bearings needed to be replaced but a thorough deep cleaning was in order.  We cleaned them in our *sonic* parts cleaner, which complies with our Green Business license. These before and after photos tell to it’s power. 

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Dirty Headset and Bottom Bracket

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Clean Headset and Bottom Bracket

After all the hard and gritty work, which is what we do best at Box Dog Bikes, my friend said that his bike “rides like a dream.”  As it should.

Restoring old bikes is just one of the many services available here. In addition to the deep clean and repack of the bearings, new wheels were built and brand new chain, freewheel, cables, brake pads, tires, and handlebar tape were also installed. Now this classic has a modern purpose.  

If you have an old gem or just your everyday rider that needs a little love stop by for a free assessment!  Enjoy the rest of the photos! 

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SALE! Online and in store 15% off all camping gear! #Opinelknives #gsioutdoors gear, #ortileb panniers, & more!!! Get it while you can!!! Sale ends September 1st!!!

SALE! Online and in store 15% off all camping gear! #Opinelknives #gsioutdoors gear, #ortileb panniers, & more!!! Get it while you can!!! Sale ends September 1st!!!

Always a pleasure and a privilege to work on @justinbaum ‘s flock.   His cool Surly Straggler with many upgrades from the production build is one of our favorites. 😎✌️

Always a pleasure and a privilege to work on @justinbaum ‘s flock. His cool Surly Straggler with many upgrades from the production build is one of our favorites. 😎✌️

BDB is heading out on a B.Y.O.B & B. (bring your own burrito & beer) camping trip to Haypress Campground next weekend Saturday Aug. 23rd. It’s a 15mi ride out there so it could be accessible for some beginners interested in bicycle camping! Leaving the shop around 5:30pm. PLEASE EMAIL info@boxdogbikes.com to RSVP or for more information. Space is somewhat limited.

BDB is heading out on a B.Y.O.B & B. (bring your own burrito & beer) camping trip to Haypress Campground next weekend Saturday Aug. 23rd. It’s a 15mi ride out there so it could be accessible for some beginners interested in bicycle camping! Leaving the shop around 5:30pm. PLEASE EMAIL info@boxdogbikes.com to RSVP or for more information. Space is somewhat limited.