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Don't Let the Heat Get You Down, Lighten Up August 10 2016

cycling cap, compact cargo bike,  lightweight bike lock, and bike helmet

With this oppressive heat and humidity we got going on here in Philadelphia the last thing we want is heavy. Here are a few light weight products that won't drag you down. The Abus Granit Futura Mini lock is featherweight compared to it's welterweight cousins but still as strong. Nutcase added it's Metroride line of helmets as a lighter alternative to their Street Helmet. Super lightweight and with a slim profile you'll forget you have it on (but don't worry you still do; your head is protected.)  GoCycling's sweat-wicking cycling cap is gossamer. And with it's Philadelphia graphics you'll be representing the City Of Brotherly Love in the coolest possible way. Think all cargo bikes literally weigh a ton? The Boda Boda V3 by Yuba is one of the lightest compact cargo bikes on the market. Starting at 41lbs (before add-ons) it can easily be lifted up steps to store indoors where it's safest. The newest version can now hold two Yepp Maxi Easyfit kid seats on the back and there's still room for one Yepp Mini up front. That's three kids you can haul around town on this zippy bike.

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How to Keep Your Cargo Bike Safe From Marauders January 08 2016

So you've decided to buy a Babboe City or Gazelle Cabby cargo bike but where do you store it? Like many city dwellers you live in a row home or apartment building without a garage or access to a back yard. Your only choice is to park it out front but with the threat of bike theft you don't want to put your new investment at risk. That's why we sell the ABUS Granit Floor Anchor. It mounts securely to the sidewalk with four thick expanding bolts that once properly installed aren't going anywhere and has a hardened steel shackle that's large enough to fit a hefty ABUS chain lock (we have an assortment to choose from) or two smaller locks. You'll need a heavy duty drill to install. Don't have one and you live within a few miles from the shop? For an additional fee we can arrange to install it for you (ask for details.)


Back To School Special August 25 2015

Hey college students, we're running a special package deal from now until September 19th. Buy a Pure Fix single speed bike, Bell Piston or Strut helmet, Cateye Omni 3 light set, and Abus Ultra Mini 410 U-lock and cable set for $450 + tax! That's a savings of $55 for all these back-to-school travel essentials. You must have a valid student ID to get this deal so make sure you bring it with you.


15% Off ABUS Facilo U Locks & Facilo U Lock/Cable Combos December 23 2014

Now until the end of January we have a couple of ABUS U-Locks ON SALE! 15% off all Facilo locks (originally $45, sale price $38.25) and Facilo + Cobra Cable combo locks (originally $50, sale price $42.50) in stock. Facilo U locks offer basic protection for your bike. Features include double bolted shackle, two keys, and bike mounted carrying bracket.


It's coming! September 30 2014

Here at the shop we're gearing up for the 2014 Philly Bike Expo that's just a little over a month away. If you ride a bike or are thinking about riding a bike and you haven't been to this great consumer show yet you should go. In its 5th year it's back at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, November 8th & 9th, but in a bigger and better space with tons of vendors that'll have any and everything cycle-centric, and new this year, an indoor bike demo area. We'll be there with a selection of cargo bikes and city bikes and with sponsorship from Abus locks, Brooks saddles, Xtracycle, and Yuba. We'll be showing off some new products, like new childrens seats from Yepp and the kiddie size Flip-Flop cargo bike from Yuba, and also have some fun stuff for sale so make sure you check out our booth. Want more info on the uses of cargo and family bikes? We'll be giving a seminar about the marvels of those multi-functioning machines. You can purchase tickets for the show and seminars at our shop: one day pass $8, day pass with seminars $12, and all-access pass $20.


It Sucks To Get Your Bike Stolen August 26 2014


Philly Bike Expo, we'll see you next year! November 12 2013

Another great year for the Philadelphia Bike Expo. Our first time there as Firth & Wilson Transport Cycles was a huge success. We brought six of our cargo bikes to the show along with tons of ABUS locks and a good handful of Yepp kids seats. It was a lot of fun wowing kids and their parents with the marvels of the cargo bike. A big, BIG thank you goes outto all the kind folks who helped us out. Especially those guys who loaded up the bikes with all, and I really do mean all, our stuff (three booths worth) and transported it back to the shop (and in just two trips.) Three cheers to the mighty cargo bike!

 


Philly Bike Expo November 05 2013

The Philly Bike Expo is a celebration of cycling. In 2010, Bilenky Cycle Works aspired to broaden their reach and promote cycling culture. And so, the Philly Bike Expo was born. Now in its 4th year, the Philly Bike Expo promotes the fun, function, fitness and freedom to be found on two wheels. The Philly Bike Expo creates an environment that fosters relationships between the cycling community and the dedicated companies and organizations that are the foundation of bicycles as a lifestyle.

Firth & Wilson Transport Cycles will be there too. We'll be sharing a booth with ABUS locks, Yepp children seats, and Xtracycle. If you haven't bought tickets yet they are still available at our shop: $5 for a single day pass, $10 for a single day pass including seminars, and $15 for the full weekend. The show runs this Saturday and Sunday, November 9th and 10th, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia.