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Parkway Mall, 212 McAllister Drive, Unit 130A, Saint John

Phone: 640-0777



 

October 1, 2018 

Well Fall is in the air, time to get your trainer set up for the winter, cook your turkey for Thanksgiving, get your garden ready for winter, and get your bike out and ride on the nice days for some fresh air.  Fat bikes are great for all winter long.

This will by my last advice column month, so I am going to address the difference between schrader and presta valve tubes. Some tubes have a big valve like a car tire and they are called Schrader and most pumps fit on those tubes.  Some road bikes, hybrids, and mountain bikes have presta tubes with a skinny valve and you have to unscrew the top to put air in them.  Your pump has to have a smaller opening than the typical bigger opening.  If your pump does not work on the presta valve, you can get an adaptor for $3.00 or $4.00 that makes your presta valve into a Schrader valve. Confused just ask your bike shop staff to explain the difference when you are buying a tube.

Clearance sale 25% off regular price on all merchandise in stock including tubes stock up now for next year.

 

 

Rant by Becky Consolvo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill and Becky Consolvo opened Darlings Island Bike Shop on April 19, 1997.  In 1996, Bill finished building the barn, and so it was ready for business on the scenic Darlings Island.  Open for 17 years, Darlings Island Bike Shop served you by selling bicycles, clothing, products and accessories.

In 2007, we celebrated our 10th anniversary in business with a big cake and door prizes.

We have hosted the annual Bike Swap for 17 years,  which is a great opportunity to sell or buy a used bike.
We have hosted the Fall Cyclocross Race at Nauwigewauk for 7 years now. We added a new cyclocross race in the year of 2013 called the Quispam Cross with a great race next to the QPlex. Bill has provided mechanical help to the MS Ride between Sussex and Saint John for many years, and the Corn Hill Bike Festival, and the Back Roads bicycle festival in Apohaqui.  Bill has led many maintenance seminars one for the Fundy Extreme Triathlon Club in 2016 and 2017, and one of the Wellness sessions in Hampton in May of 2012, and one in September 2012 at the Hampton EnviroFair, and at previous functions for the Outdoor Enthusiasts Club.  Our Consolvo Bike shop in Moncton hosted our first ever Fat Tire Bike Race on Feb. 8, 2014 at the Hillside Christmas Tree Farm in Moncton and they have had maintenance seminars led by Cory Herc and nutrition seminars led by various ladies. Now Steve Williams and Brigitte Dionne have bought our Moncton shop and are running that under our name at present.

Our grand opening of Consolvo Bikes Saint John was on March 15, 2014. We have just moved our business to Parkway Mall after 18 years of business as Darlings Island Bike Shop. We are now called Consolvo Bikes. We look forward to serving you in our larger store with 6000 square feet with over 500 bikes in our showroom floor in the city of Saint John, New Brunswick.  Our new address if you need to find us is: 212 McCallister Drive, Parkway Mall, Saint John, NB  E2J 2S5. Our phone # is 506-640-0777. 

We started the Bike Share program at Crescent Valley Resource Center a few years ago with Craig Campbell where people can donate used bikes to families in the north end of Saint John. Crescent Valley Resource Center and Consolvo Bikes Saint John is set up to accept donated bikes.  Bill has also held Bike rodeos at CVRC for the children of that community.  We have trained several Syrian workers to fix up the donated bikes for give aways.

We still accept trade ins on new bike purchases, so it is a tax advantage for the customer. Kevin Hayward is our store manager in Saint John with many years of bicycle repair knowledge. We offer a 3 month layaway on all bikes.

Our Moncton Consolvo Bikes opened in March 2010 and their address is: 1633 Mountain Rd., Moncton, NB  E1G 1A5 and their phone # is 506-854-2453.

We have over 400 bikes on display.

We also rent all kinds of bicycles and snowshoes by the hour, day, or week.  Call 506-640-0777 for more information. We do skate sharpening and ski tuning, also. Check out our Facebook pages.