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  • How to Clean and Tune Your Own Bike

    Q: I want to clean & tune up my own bike, what do I need to do? A: Well there are a few things you will need to do. The first thing is to get the bike clean. Remember, a clean bike is a happy bike, and a happy bike is what we are looking for. A clean drive train is 40% more efficient than a dirty one. To tune your own bike, you will need a bike stand. A good quality bike work stand makes any repair work so much easier, and Park Tools makes the best on the market. Park has a variety, from a home style at about $100, to the big professional ones at around $750.00. In Europe I saw a few bike shops that hung two ropes with slip knots from the ceiling. One rope would grab the seat, and the other rope would grab the handlebars. Next you Read More
  • CycloCross: Origins and History

    There are many stories about the origins of cyclo-cross. One is that European road racers in the early 1900s would race each other to the next town over from them and that they were allowed to cut through farmer's fields, over fences or take any other shortcuts in order to make it to the next town first. This was a way for them to stay in shape during the winter months and put a twist on road racing. In addition, riding off road in more difficult conditions than smooth pavement increased the intensity at which the cyclists were riding and improved their on the road bike handling abilities. Daniel Gousseau of France is credited as having inspired the first cyclo-cross races and organizing the first French National Championship in 1902. Géo Lefèvre, the originator of the idea for the Tour de France, also played a key role in the early Read More
  • Ladies Mountain Bike Ride

    Last Sunday February 3rd Kim hosted the first Ladies Mountain Bike Ride. We tore up the trails over at Rocky Neck State Park and seeing I'm bit of a beginner I have to say I had a great time on my Jamis 650b wheel Nemesis mountain bike! According to Mountain Bike Action the 650 wheel size bike is the hot bike right now, beating the 29er's reviews. Perfect wheel size to rollover those rock and roots. The temps were at a mild 30 degrees and the trials were hard packed frozen earth, easy to ride. Wore my wind front tights from Louis Garneau, booties over the Sidi's and some nice wool top base layers along with my Terry cycling jacket. Yep I had the perfect technical clothing on, kept me warm and comfortable!! Oh and yes we do sell the stuff! Sadly I cannot commit to every Sunday to mountain Read More
  • Long Island Shelter Island Tour

    20 of us ( I've been promised to not mention times and names seeing some of us had to play hooky ) hit the ferry to Orient Point to Shelter Island. The day was perfect sunny skies, a cool morning and a warm afternoon! Flat easy ride off the Orient Point ferry with lots of scenic views... past farms, vegetable stands, vineyards ( yes I wanted to stop!) and a lavender farm. I felt like a real New Englander! Shelter Island is a bit hilly but I would say mostly rolling with some average climbs not too bad and very do-able knowing the ride back to the ferry will be flat. Lots of awesome homes unbelievably beautiful and the beaches are gorgeous. How can the day get any better but to stop in Greenport on the way back for lunch. Found a great little deli/cafe type place ( wish I remembered the name ) for Read More
  • Now is a good time to bring your bicycle in for service!

    January and February are the best time of year to bring your bicycles in for service. Temps are all over the map, one week in the single digits another feels like a spring day. Shorter days and the cold afternoons most of us just don't get out for a ride as often as we like. Take advantage of this time to service your ride! As soon as March gets here the shop becomes busy and busting at the seams with repairs. Be the first to have your ride ready on that warm sunny day!  Shop Hours: Monday-Friday 10-6 Saturday 10-5 Closed on Sundays for goofing off! Read More
  • Winter Hours

    Thank you to all of our valued customers for making 2013 our 9th and best year ever! After being open 7 days a week from March 21st. to Christmas, we are now open 6 days a week from Christmas to mid March 2014. At the bottom of our website it says summer hours, I will change this asap. Our winter hours are Mon. Noon to 6pm. Tues. thru Fri. 10 to 6pm., Sat. 10 to 5pm. This gives Kim and I and the family some time to spend together and clean up the shop for the 2014 season.  Classes are forming for my bicycle repair class. Mondays have filled up, but Tuesdays are still open, it starts Mondays Jan 13th(Mondays) and Jan 14th(Tuesdays). Classes are 6 weeks, 2 hours each and cost $175. I will make sure you get your moneys worth. It is a great way to get your Read More
  • Free Fix-A-Flat Class

    Every 1st Saturday of the Month we offer a Free Fix-A-Flat Class (from May to October). Meet here at the shop 8:30am class lasts about 45 minutes. This is a hands on class so bring your bike. One of our pros here will show you the easiest, fastest way to change your tube trail or roadside. WE will also demonstrate how to use the tire levers, pumps and co2 cartridges properly. Everyone should know how to change a tube, and it really is easy. If I can do it anyone can!!! A flat is a bicycle number 1 break down. All triathletes need to know how to change a tube, commuters, mountain bikers, even the casual sunny day rider. Hope to see you at the Free Fix-A-Flat Class!! No need to make a researvation just show up!! Niantic Bay Bicycles  8 Methodist Street Niantic 860-691-0757 Read More
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Featured Services

Professional Tune-up

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Pro Tune-up $80.00
We are known for the best tune-ups in CT. We scrub your bike, true the wheels, adjust the shifting and brakes, check for play and loose bolts, grease and lube it, and test ride it.

Professional Overhaul

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Pro Overhaul $185.00
The Pro Overhaul is everything that is included in the Pro Tune-up plus all your bearing surfaces get a full overhaul: the headset hubs and bottom bracket, new premium ball bearings, fresh grease, and we disassemble and fully service your brakes.

Upcoming Events

cyclocross rides

cyclocross ride

We have a cyclocross ride every Sunday morning all winter, wheels roll @ 7:15 AM, this is a standing ride, no need to call, just show up here at the shop. Steve has coffee on so get here a little earl...




mountain bike rides

Saturday Morning Mountain Bike Ride

Every Saturday morning we meet here at the shop for a 2 hour (or so) MTB ride, wheels roll at 7:30 AM.. Come down a little early, Steve has the coffee pot on. This is an intermediate to advanced ride....




About Niantic Bay Bicycles

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Stop in for expert advice on touring, training, or custom builds.


Niantic Bay Bicycles is owned and operated by Steve & Kim Morrissey.

Steve was the Head Olympic Mechanic at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney and has been a race mechanic around the world for a number of years. He has 25 years of cycling experience from being a USA Cycling Inc. Licensed expert coach, NORBA and USCF licensed official and licensed USA Cycling category 1 mechanic.

Kim is a marathon runner and cycling enthusiast. She has competed in the Mystic Places marathon in Niantic and various triathlons. Kim has over 15 years of customer service experience.