One of our favorite bike shops anywhere, Roaring Mouse Cycles, is moving its operation from the Sunset District (Irving Street) over to spacious and scenic Crissy Field, right on the bay in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge.
The big day is this Saturday (January 15th)! The place to be: 934 Old Mason Street, the main drag at Crissy. But please note: The Web gives the wrong location! That’s because the historic aircraft hanger that RM is converting has been in mothballs, so its street address was not kept current. To get to RM, just head down Old Mason toward the Golden Gate Bridge and it’ll be there on your left.
The new location is by the House of Air and Planet Granite, and it’s a dynamite spot. Square footage goes from the tightly organized previous shop’s 1k all the way up to 3k, with lots of window lighting, high ceilings and hanging space. (Unfortunately, the circular staircase did not make the trip.) We’re looking forward to Charlie Kocornik’s collection of vintage DH bikes — remember Charlie raced all the time he ran the fondly remembered Vision Cyclery on Stanyan — and do not miss the Morgan with its never-since-duplicated (thank the Lord!) linkage fork and two-shock (you read that right!) rear suspension.
Anyway, here’s the guided preview from owner and chief guru Chris Lane. Opening day should be a hoot, so make plans to check it out! More on the shop Web site.