Friday, September 2, 2011

Complete restoration of a 1938 Elgin Cruiser

Here at Lakeshore Bicycle and Fitness, we not only sell and service bicycles and fitness equipment, we also restore them.  The following pictorial is one such restoration.  The bike is a 1938 Elgin, being professionally restored by our service manager, Steve Niblick.  The bike was stripped down and all the parts were sent out for bead blasting and powder coating at Powdertech Plus.  All of the chrome parts where shined to a mirror finish and some nice little additions were installed on the saddle and handlebars.

The assembly begins

The completed project

Luxuriously appointed with Ostrich hide for the saddle.

The handlebar tassels are Ostrich hide also.

Steve Niblick, the man responsible for the restoration.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cat Eye Reflex Auto Rear Safety Light

We now carry the new Cat Eye Reflex Auto Rear Safety Light!
Never worry about turning your tail light on (or off) again! Cateye's Reflex Auto tail light has optic and motion sensors, so when darkness and motion are detected, your light turns on instantly! One super-bright LED and 4 small LEDs give you more than 180 degrees of visibility. It's got 5 different modes, so you can customize the pattern and run time. And even when it's not on, it provides bright reflectivity that helps you stay seen as well.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Birthday America!

Want to cruise the firework displays in style this year?  How about this Red, White and Blue Beauty?

Friday, June 24, 2011

Introducing the New 2 Speed 3G Isla Vista

Our local 3G bike distributor promised that the new 2 speed kick back hub would be available in the fall of this year.  Much to our surprise, they called us this week and told us some of them were ready.  So far we have the new Isla Vista 2 speeds in and they look and ride great. Come on in and take one for a test ride.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Happening on the 4th of July that you can ride your bicycle to.

4th of July Garden Concert

Monday, July 4 7:00p at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Jacksonville, FL

Please join us as we celebrate the birth of our nation in The Cummer Gardens with a thrilling night of music, dancing and fireworks.

Feel free to bring blankets and chairs and relax in their gardens while dazzling fireworks explode over the river and The St. Johns River City Band entertains you with the patriotic music you know and love

Many residents are not aware of it but Jacksonville has a velodrome that stands by what used to be the Cummer Lumber wooden bicycle track.  The Cummer Track was built almost 100 years ago when bicycle track racing was all as popular as NASCAR is today.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Looking for an event to ride your bike to?

6th Annual Teen Battle of the Bands

Saturday, June 25

Show starts at 1:00 pm

Main Library • 303 Laura St. N.

Multi-purpose Room

All genres of music

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Father's Day Specials

Father's Day Specials!

All Mens clothing 15% off

Specialized Globe 3 26", regularly $389.99, Sale $329.99!

Sale prices good through Sunday, June 19th.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Mother and Daughter with their new bikes.

Mom, Joann, was getting fitted on her Specialized Dolce while her daughter, Jenica, was here to pick up, and test ride her new Specialized Myka.  From the looks on their faces, I'd say they both went home happy.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Update on the U.S. Bicycle Route System

From Adventure Cycling Association:

Missoula, Montana — Adventure Cycling Association announced today that its 2011 Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign for the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) surpassed its $30,000 goal, raising over $31,000 for the project during National Bike Month.

Using social media tools, a group of dedicated fundraisers, state partners, and leveraged funds from a diverse roster of business and organizational donors, Adventure Cycling asked cyclists across America to donate $10 or more to help build this national network. In 2010, the first year of the fundraising campaign, Adventure Cycling raised over $27,000.

“This year we saw more than 400 individual donors contribute to the campaign, a big increase over last year,” said Julie Huck, membership director for Adventure Cycling. “The wide spread support for this project is truly inspiring.”

“Core supporters” — individuals who came on as dedicated fundraisers for the campaign — were key in helping reach out to cyclists across the nation through email and various social media platforms. These supporters pledged to help raise funds, and ultimately brought in nearly $8,000 to help Adventure Cycling reach its goal.

Friday, June 3, 2011


Jacksonville Transportation Authority is encouraging drivers to Dump the Pump for Transit on June 16.  Check out their website at to sign a pledge sheet for a chance to win a free weeklong bus pass and find out how much money you could save by riding the bus.

Remember, you can also take your bike with you on the bus and combine the best of both commuting methods.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Great Week for SORBA Jax!!!

SORBAJAX will be hosting weekly time trials starting Tuesday, May 31 between 6:00-7:30. This will run through the end of October. It will take place on the E-Line at Hanna Park. Come out a get timed on a lap. We will chart your time for you so you can monitor your progress. YOU MUST BE AN IMBA MEMBER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS!!! NO EXCEPTIONS CAN OR WILL BE MADE. To join IMBA go to our website at On the home page click on the link to your right that says "You Belong With Us". Send us an email when you join so that we can manually track it.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


This Saturday, May 28, 2 P.M., rain or shine, will be the Blessing of the Bikes at the St. Johns Cathedral 256 e. Church St., Downtown.  All ages-all bikes-all riders-all faiths (or lack thereof) are welcome.
Meet at Riverside Arts Market at 1 P.M. for a group ride to the church!  Mother Kate will bless our bikes, sprinkle us with Holy Water, and then we're off!
You will not be lectured, only blessed.  The Blessing of the Bikes is free.  Donations-monetary or pantry items- are appreciated!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Ride of Silence is tonight!

The ride of silence is an annual worldwide ride to remember those that have been killed or injured in cycling related accidents. It is a reflective event. It will be aproximately 10 miles at 10 MPH. We host the jacksonville event at LakeShore Bicycle & Fitness at 7:00p.m. For information 904-388-0612.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Great American Bicycle Sale

March 18th thru the 20th is Lakeshore Bicycles Great American Bicycle Sale.  Everything in the store is on sale with savings of up to 50%.

Monday, March 14, 2011

NFBC Meeting is this Tuesday night

Don't miss the North Florida Bicycle Clubs monthly meeting tomorrow night.
The NFBC monthly club membership meeting is at at the Mudville Grill, 3105 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville 32207, Phone: (904) 398-4326.

Please arrive by 6:30 pm if you plan to eat.  Meetings begin at 7:30 pm.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Great American Bicycle Sale next week!

Join us on March 18-20 at our Great American Bicycle Sale.  We are having a store wide clearance on clothing, bikes and accessories. Savings of up to 50%.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

North American Unicycle Convention

This July 23-30 in Madison Wisconsin is the North American Unicycle Convention.
Events include:
  • Freestyle
  • Workshops
  • Track Racing
  • Shows
  • Social Events
  • MUni Races and Fun Rides
  • Street, Trails and Flatland Comps
  • Road Races and Fun Rides
  • Basketball
  • 10K race
Lots of other events.  Sign up at

Friday, February 25, 2011

What are your summer plans?

Gear up now for a bicycle vacation.  We carry a full line of racks, panniers, touring bikes and accessories. Don’t just take your bicycle on vacation; let your bicycle be your vacation.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


The weather forecast is looking perfect for a bike ride.  Low of 56F and a high of 76F.  Join us this Saturday at 7:30am as we ride from the store for a pleasent, stress free ride around the Lakeshore area.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Stop a thief - Buy one, get one free!!!

We can't help but notice that there has been an increasing number of bicycle thefts in Jacksonville so we’re increasing the different brands of locks we carry and making our Word Locks a 2fer item. That means if you buy one Word Lock, we’ll throw in another one free, gratis, no charge, nada, zip, zilch, you get the point. These locks use words not numbers for the combination. Heavy duty braided stainless steel cable locks 5 feet long by ½ inch. “Easy to set, Never forget”

We also just started carrying Knog cable locks and cables. These have flexible silicone overmoulded fiber core braided steel cables that a will not mark or scratch your bike. We currently have them in 3 different styles and many different colors.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

RAP Meeting

The Riverside Avondale Preservation 36th annual meeting is going to be on February 17th at 5 Points Theater.  Reception at 6PM with the meeting to follow at 6:30PM.
More info can be found at

Thursday, February 3, 2011

February Specials

Old man winter is on the wan and so are the prices of all our winter clothing.  All our winter clothing is now 30% off.  You may not have much more time left this year to use it but it's always nice to have on hand.

We only have 2 Hoffman Bama frames left in stock so it's time to move them out.  This month were offering $50 off on the Hoffman Bama frames.  Regularly $239, on sale now for $189.  Even if you're not a Bama fan that's still a sweet deal.

If you purchase a 2011 model year bike this month we are offering a 5% discount on any accessories you may want to add to it.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Deal of the Week. Cable Word Lock.

You’ll be surprised where a cable lock comes in handy. Besides locking up your bike you can lock down the boat trailer. Lock up the job site. Or lock up the barbeque until next summer. At five feet long, this heavy-duty cable lock goes anywhere a chain would, with all the security and without all the scratching and pinching. And, of course, no separate lock to keep up with.

Innovative technology, the Wordlock cable lock includes thousands of possible word combinations, with no keys to lose or confusing numbers to remember. It’s perfect for around the house, the garage, the construction site or the farm. And it makes an ideal gift, too.  Best of all, there on sale.  Normally $21.99, now $11.99

10,000 possible letter combinations

Heavy-duty braided steel cable

All weather, color vinyl coating

60 inches long x 0.5 inches thick

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Rain = Time to stock up on rain gear or get an indoor trainer.

It may be raining out today but that's no reason not to ride.  We have fenders, rain suits and plenty of new tires in stock.  If you've never ridden in the rain you should try it some time, it really is a lot of fun if it's not too cold out.
If it's too cold out we also have indoor trainers on sale now.  Check out our website for more information.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Sweetheart of a ride coming up

A Sweetheart of a ride

Mark your calendars for February 12 & 13th.  The annual Suwanne Sweetheart Ride is coming up in White Springs, Fl.  Bring your sweetheart down (if you're single, thats okay too) for the weekend or just the day and enjoy riding on the quiet, rural backroads of the Suwannee river basin.  This is a great ride with great support that folks show up at year after year.  A real "don't miss ride".

Get your Aussie highlights on

The Tour Down Under is in full swing and The Versus channel is doing a 1/2 hour race recap every night at 6 PM.  According to Lance Armstrong, this is going to be a battle of the sprinters, the likes of which you won't be able to witness for another 6 months when the Tour de France begins.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The mirrors you've been waiting for are in.

That's right, we have received our latest shipment of Chuck Harris helmet mounted mirrors and they are going fast.  Stop in today before there all gone.

Friday, January 7, 2011

New Year, same great Saturday ride

Join us this Saturday at 07:30 as we kick off the New Year with our regular Saturday morning ride.  Weather forecast for Saturday, January 08 is mainly sunny. High 62F.  Now is the time to start burning off all those holiday calories and start getting is shape for summer.
Call ahead if you're going to be late. 904-388-0612