About Us

Durham Cycles is a locally owned, owner operated business. We live and ride in the community in which we work. Learn more about our mission here.

Photo: DaveDave: Master Fitter, Wheel Builder
Dave has 25 years in the cycling industry. After many years at Metro Bicycles in NYC, Dave co-founded The Racer’s Edge in Boca Raton Florida before moving to Durham for a brief academic career. His treatise on off-brand derailleurs, Everything You wanted to Know about Sachs but were Afraid to Ask, can be found in the sub basement of Duke’s Lilly library.
Scotty: Service Manager, Touring Expert
Scotty is a multiple Moth “Pensive Stare” grand-slam winner. His secret is to visualize himself discussing the religious symbolism in Southerlands Bicycle Mechanic’s handbook (3rd ed.) with Ben Sisko over a glass of Synthehol. When not at the shop, Scotty can be found training his daughter for the anticipated inclusion of non-lethal Bat’leth in the 2024 Olympics.
Phil: Head Mechanic, Campagnolo Expert
Our resident hair care model, Phil no longer recommends the use of Tenacious oil as a hair treatment. The pleasant tingling sensation, he notes, is actually the first stage of the polex neuromotor syndrome, a disorder making it impossible to shift gears with one’s thumb.
Joe: Assistant Manager
Joe is a jack of many tradesHe doesn’t talk about it much, but he actually designed the 1992 addition to the Guggenheim, which he insists, “really didn’t take that long.” When not keeping things running at the shop, he enjoys riding his dirt jumper, spending time with his family, and transcribing episodes of Seinfeld.
Photo: SatelliteSatellite, Chief Executive Officer
Formerly of Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption, Satellite’s history in high finance is well-documented in Lee Iacocca’s Where Have all the Leaders Gone.
Photo: StellaStella, Chief Security Officer
Formerly of savinggracenc.org, Stella can be seen keeping attentive watch over 9th street from her office window at Durham Cycles’ corporate headquarters.

Our Mission

Durham Cycles has always been more than just a bike shop. We guarantee our workers a living wage and every year we put our efforts and our money into organizations that support our core values. Each month, a portion of every tune-up w
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