Why buy a bike, when you can
buy a whole bike shop?
"Buy a shop? Me?", you ask. Yes, you. That's the
best advice that you can get when shopping for a bicycle. What it
means is the difference between shops is greater than the difference
in bike brands. So, what you are actually buying when you buy a
bicycle is a relationship with that bike shop.
At a good shop, your bike fit, will receive lots of
attention, and good advice from the staff who will listen to your
concerns. You'll find educational seminars, informative materials,
and long term, experienced staff members in every department.
These are just a few of the things that you'll find here at R+E Cycles. When you buy from us,
you're buying the whole shop.
Who are our customers? We love our customers and they love their
Rodriguez Travel Bikes! We have
road racers, die hard tandem riders, Triathletes, commuters, and
mountain bike addicts. Some of us ride hard and set records, others
of us ride for fun. But we are all enthusiastic about cycling and
helping others to enjoy the sport as much as we do. Oh yeah, we
do drink a lot of coffee in Seattlem(in fact we
built a coffee shop right inside our store), but the rain stuff
you've heard about is greatly exaggerated.
The 2006 staff with a triple that converts to a tandem using S&S
What is our experience with S&S couplings?
Our history of building bicycle and tandem frames dates back to the
early 1970's. S&S couplings came to our attention in the mid 1990's
world wide bicycle traveler/writer/journalist Willie Weir
asked us to build an S&S
coupled bike for a bicycle adventure in the Balkans. This led to a
fantastic relationship with Willie, and travel bikes in general.
When Willie married Kat, they had us build for them the world's first
convertible single/tandem travel bike (the Rodriguez 8-ball) for their trip to
Cuba. The Rodriguez 8-ball uses eight S&S
couplings to make a totally unique travel bike. Since that first
8-ball, we've sold several more that have traveled all over the
As for Willie's original bike? It's been all over the world now.
India, Southeast Asia, Turkey, United States...you name it an
Willie's probably been there. In 2003, Willie and I sat down to
design a bike that we could produce at a more reasonable price than a
custom bike, and we came up with a model we call the Ultimate Travel Bike
(UTB), or the
Willie Weir Adventure. This bike has made Ultimate travelers out of
all sorts of ordinary people!
For 2007, we are introducing a new line of light weight, sport travel
bikes like the orange one pictured at the top of this page. This is
Rodriguez Houdini line.
Here's a few letters from some of the folks with Rodriguez
bikes with S and S Couplings:
Ron Podraza (UTB)
Mike McClurkan (Custom S&S Travel
Kat Mariner (8-Ball, UTB)
Bruce and Karen (pair of
Joseph Dillard (UTB)
Ron Podraza Again! (UTB)
The Finkels ride STP (Custom S&S Touring
Rodriguez a pair or road tandems in Beaufort NC
Rodriguez UTBs touing bikes in Europe
Rodriguez 8-Ball convertible single, tandem
custom tandem quint convertible
Ultimate Touring Bike, UTB
Rodriguez UTB World Traveller touring bike
Rodriguez custom convertible triple tandem bicycle
Adventure Travel bike
touring bike in Alaska
Rodriguez pair of W2 Adventure UTB bicycles in Russia
pair of UTBs in Cartagena, Colombia
Rodriguez a pair
Rodriguez traveling triplet tandem bicycle in France
single tandem convertible
Rodriguez travel tandem
travel tandem in Italy
travel tandem, Seattle to Portland
Rodriguez touring bike
in touring Burgundy and Alsace
Rodriguez custom Travel Toucan" tandem in Switzerland
Products and services available utilizing
We sell frames and complete
- Road Racing
- Off Road
- On all steel frames manufactured by any manufacturer
- TIG welded
- Fillet brazed
- We sell direct to consumers only.
5627 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: (206) 527-4822
Fax: (206) 527-8931
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