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Cycle Gear For Your Sweetie! February 09 2017

bicycle and bike accessories

Cycling is for lovers. Forget flowers, chocolates, or diamonds; your cycling sweetie will be much happier with something for the bike. Basil makes gorgeous and practical cycling gear like the floribunda patterned Bloom Carry All bag. You can still give your special someone flowers but ones that will last for many, many years. A Brooks leather saddle will also last a very long time (like your love) and this red B17 kinda even looks like a heart (if you squint a little.) Keep in mind, should it break (the saddle that is) we can mend it. One of the most important cycling accessories one should probably have is a helmet. With this Nutcase Pink Cheetah helmet you'll be saying, "I love your brain.I really do."  Maybe it's just time to part and move on....to a new bike. This Pure City Melrose 3 speed step through bicycle comes in a deep, rich red and is fully equipped with fenders, chain guard, rack, and bell. Its super comfortable too and just screams, "ride me through town and back!"

Don't forget we have a selection of bicycles and bike accessories on sale until the end of February.

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British Bicycle Sale: Brompton and Pashley Bikes Reduced February 01 2017

brompton folding bike model

All our British made bicycles, in stock, are on sale during the month of February. Now's the time to get that Brompton folding bike you've always dreamed of getting, up to 10% off MSRP. We love how well they are made and how smoothly they ride. We really love how compactly they fold. Ok, maybe not as small as the one in the photo above but you can still pick it up with one hand. Because these bikes come in umpteen variations from  different size gearing, handlebar styles, color, and accessories. Come in to test ride to see which one will suit you best.

road touring bike

We've also reduced the price of the two Pashleys in stock, up to 15% off MSRP. The Clubman Country (pictured above) is one of those bikes that can do just about all from traversing city streets to touring and look good while doing it. The bike features all the classic English details like Reynolds 531 Cro-moly tubing, lugged frame, and matching Brooks leather saddle and handlebar tape with updated Campagnolo and Shimano componentry. The versatile Aurora has a mixte frame also made from English company Reynolds 531 tubing. With it's straight bars and 8 speed internal hub you'll ride through city and country in comfort and class.

Both Brompton and Pashley build bikes with longevity that will be loved, with a little care and maintenance (we can take care of that), for years to come.

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Now That's a Damn Fine Looking Bike March 31 2016

Grey bicycle with brown saddle and grips

We love the Linus Roadster 8 not just because it's a practical bike for the city with 8 internal gears or that it has full fitted fenders and room for a front basket or rear rack plus a couple of pannier bags. And we don't love it because it's priced to sell at $829 plus tax. We love it because it just looks so damn good (especially against this yellow and grey wall) and rides real nice. It has all the style of a classic English bike but much lighter than an older bike because of the chromoly tubing. The brown faux leather saddle and grips add a bit of panache but we wouldn't stop you if you wanted to class it up even further with say a Brooks leather saddle and some coordinating Brooks leather grips. And if you're still not convinced this is a totally awesome bike check out this review from Bicycle Times.


Don't Be a Loser: Secure Your Saddle and Seatpost with Fortified March 04 2016

Bicycle with saddle and bicycle without saddle

Getting your bike stolen is probably your worst fear as a bicycle owner but getting parts stolen, like your favorite Brooks saddle and seatpost, is no joke. Replacement costs will be in the hundreds of dollars. How do you prevent this from ever happening? One way is with a seat leash but that's gonna clash with your fancy Pashley Clubman Country (and if you own one of these, aesthetics is very important.) What you can do is replace the existing seat clamp bolt with Fortified's Payback Locking Seatpost Bolt. It's the perfect solution for brazed on seat clamps like on the Clubman. Only the special tool that comes with the binder bolt will allow the seat post to be removed. For bike frames with removable clamps the Fortified Payback Locking Seatpost Clamp comes in four different sizes with the same proprietary bolt and tool. Make sure to combine either with a Fortified Payback M8 Saddle Bolt for maximum peace of mind. And for an additional fee Fortified offers a protection plan that if your seat is ever stolen they will replace it. In the end, you can't really lose.

Fortified binder bolt and seatpost clamp

 


Pashley Now In Stock November 20 2014

Adding to our roster of distinguished British made bicycle products from companies Brooks and Carradice we introduce Pashley bicycles. We have six models ready to test ride and take home: Princess Sovereign, Guv'nor Plus 2, Aurora, Countryman, Delibike, and Pronto (the official Royal Mail carrier bike.) Other models can be ordered for purchase.


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.