Counterbalance Bicycles in Seattle is Closing

October 27, 2023 9:26am by rob
I was in Seattle this week and was sad to discover that my favorite Seattle bike shop is closing. I spoke briefly to Counterbalance Bicycles owner Peter Clark. It’s nothing too dramatic, but after twenty years he’s ready to do something else. The shop will close its doors in about two weeks. Most of the stuff is currently 30% off.

Clark took the shop over from Ti Cycles back in 2003 (Ti Cycles moved its operation down to Portland). Located right on the Burke-Gilman trail near University Village, the shop offered the perfect balance (no pun intended) of service and selection. I bought a lot of tires, tubes and lube there, along with my trusty Cross Check. The shop was especially loved by bike commuters. I know it will be missed!

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