Blue Line Bicycle Laboratory

The Heights

East End

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Welcome to The Blue Line Bike Lab!

Blue Line Bikes is Houston's favorite old fashioned bicycle shop, and we've been doing our part to keep Houston awesome since 2005.  We've worked hard to hunt down and sell unique brands that you won't find in most cookie-cutter stores, and with our selection of bikes from Jamis, Kona, Linus, Scott, and Electra we think that we've put together a winning combination of choices to suit any type of rider that you want to be. Road bikes, mountain bikes, Townies, hybrids, Dutch style bikes, BMX, mixtes, fixies, and cruisers can all be found sharing space on our sales floor, and we now have two locations to serve you. Our original Heights location is a little North of Downtown in the Heights, just a short distance from Oak Forest, Garden Oaks, the West End, River Oaks, and the Montrose area. Our new East End location sits right on the other side of Downtown at 740 Telephone Rd. and is a quick hop from Eastwood, Idyllwood, U of H, Pearland, Pasadena, and the Clear Lake area.

Store Hours

                 The Heights                                      EastEnd

Monday         Closed                                            Closed
Tuesday         11-7                                               11-7
Wednesday     11-7                                               11-6
Thursday       11-7                                               11-7
Friday            11-7                                               11-7
Saturday        10-7                                               10-7
Sunday          10-6                                               11-5

We Carry Jamis Bicycles!


Kona Bikes For Every Rider!

Kona's an independent company designing bikes from the ground up and making the best. That's why serious riders the world over who expect nothing short of perfection ride Konas. Grab one and holoholo (ride)!

Pivot Cycles Mountain Bikes!

Pivot Cycles offers a full line of mountain bikes! Pivot Cycles combines the ingenious dw-link suspension design with impeccably crafted, sturdy frames to bring you a line of mountain bikes that is next to none. It’s their goal to improve every aspect of the ride. Stop in today and check out these amazing bicycles!

Electra: Enjoy The Ride!

Go ahead — put your feet down with the Townie!
Electra's Townies are fun and relaxing! The laid-back seating position lets you place your feet flat on the ground, and also allows for proper leg extension while pedaling. Come try one out today, you're sure to love it!

Looking For Something a Little Different?

Blue Line Bike Lab is proud to be Houston's premier dealership for some great new city bike brands, including Linus, Brooklyn Bikes, and Pure Fix.

Linus is an American-owned company that specializes in affordable classic  European style bicycles such as their Dutchi model and Mixte model. Most of their models are available in several different drivetrain options and are offered in a collection of very hip modern color pallettes, making them a perfect blend of old-world charm and modern style.

Brooklyn Bike Co. offers their own versions of the European-inspired city bike with an East coast attitude. With a keen eye for fashion and casual comfort, the crew at Brookly Bikes has put together a winning line-up of cool classics that will put a smile on your face as you head dowwn to the local cafe. Just because you can't live in SoHo doesn't mean that you can't look like you do!

And What About a Fixed Gear Bike?

While Blue Line Bike Lab is not a fixed-gear only store, we have been selling modern fixies longer than almost anybody else in town and we remain committed to the fixed  gear scene with our huge selection of parts and complete fixed gear bikes.We carry the two best brands of affordable fixed gear bikes available- Pure Fix and Tribe.

There may be other shops in town that carry these brands as well, but we think that our customer service, mechanical expertise, and deep inventory availability make us your one stop shop for any of these great brands of bikes. Come in and test ride a Linus, Brooklyn, Tribe, or PureFix today and show the world your style- your new ride is here just waiting for you to take it home.

Need Something A Little More Classy?

Blue Line Bike Lab is proud to be able to offer you two different brands of beautiful hand-made European city bikes. As Houston's exclusive dealer for both Pashley and Creme, we offer some of the most unique and exquisitely detailed bicyles in the city, and both brands are gauranteed to turn heads whever you go.

Today's Tip

Shipping Your Bike? Don't Forget The Padding! - You can avoid most damage during shipping by packing your bicycle carefully. Use pipe insulation to wrap and protect the frame tubes. Ask us for a fork block. These plastic pieces fit between the fork blades to prevent bending should a heavy object land on your bike crate. We also have axle caps, which prevent axle ends poking through the box. When you're packing your bike, pay attention to what's touching what, too. Ensure that there's as little metal-to-metal contact as possible to minimize damage. Put cardboard between metal parts that might touch. Inspect the packed bike for things that might rub, poke or scratch other parts of the bicycle. One of the more fragile parts of any bike is the rear derailleur. Protect this by shifting into the largest cog. This moves the derailleur closer to the wheel where it's less likely to get bent on the trip.

Cycling Glossary - Word of the Day

chain tool

Also called a "rivet extractor," and a "chain breaker," this special tool drives pins in and out of the chain. It's used for installing, removing and repairing chains, and is a good tool to carry on long rides.