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Frame Up Bikes Opens in Walnut Creek


181 Mayhew Way, Walnut Creek

A cool, new full-service bike shop called Frame Up Bikes recently opened in Walnut Creek. In addition to tune-ups, repairs and other services, they carry bicycles from LOOK, Pivot and more and also offer weekly rides and workshops. They even have free espresso from their coffee bar in back. Check for updates on their Facebook page here. Although I’m a runner the sweet looking bikes on display made me want to take up cycling again. 🙂 One of these days…

From an email:

One kind of cool thing is that we built everything — including the fixtures — ourselves. Literally the STORE was built from the frame up.

So, one thing we really want to do at Frame-Up is emphasize community. We have a weekly Thursday night mountain bike ride, and a weekend road ride that we’ll be adding. We’ll also be offering workshops (how to change a tire, etc), a coffee bar, and volunteer opportunities such as trail maintenance.

The owners are Tom Crenshaw, Chris Reardon and Ron Ocampo, who all share a passion for bicycles that extends beyond the normal “tribes” (mountain bikers, road bikers, commuters). Tom and Chris have worked in bicycle shops for years, and they have competed at all levels of cycling. In 2017, they decided to make their passion into a business, catering both to the novice and the advanced rider seeking the best possible cycling experience.

The “frame up” idea is that you can’t always afford a new bike, but you can make tweaks to your bike (a new seat, a different stem, electronic shifting, tubeless tires) that can improve your saddle time.

More photos of the inside after the jump…

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  • Thanks for the post! Great owners, great concept.
    I’m really looking forward to their success!

  • drnoodle

    Now this is exciting! A zero boba/poke factor and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

  • Kevin Withers

    Pleasant Hill, not Walnut Creek…

    • Interesting, Google Maps did show Pleasant Hill when I checked but their website says Walnut Creek. How is that possible?

      • That area is right in the middle between the two. Address might be one but another map might show the other. WC address yet PH zoning.

  • Trouterspace

    Cool shop, nice guys!