Getting Ready for the Countdown December 29 2016
There's still time to pick up a new bike or much need accessory before the end of the year. We have a good stock of SE bmx bikes like Big Ripper, STR Quadangle 29, or OM Duro (more 2017 silver So Cal Flyers expected early January!) If you've been dreaming of a cargo bike we have the new Benno Bikes Carry On and it's e-cousin, Boost. We have new stock of waterproof bags from Ortlieb and Carradice. And we always have a wide range of Brooks saddles, bar tape, and grips. Plus loads of other cargo bikes, family bikes, folding bikes, city bikes, kids bikes, and accessories.
We hope you all have a crazy fun (or pleasantly quiet) and safe New Year's celebration. We will be closing at 2pm on 12/31 and closed on New Year's Day. See you on the other side!
Carradice Canvas Bicycle Saddlebags Restocked December 01 2016
We've finally gotten in some of the more popular Carradice bags and rain capes (just in time for you know what?!) Handmade in a small factory in Lancashire, England, Carradice bags haven't changed much since the 1930s when they were born. As the saying goes, don't fix what isn't broken. And if one does "break" (like a strap or a snap) you can send it back to the factory for repair. In addition to best sellers like the Nelson Long Flap and Barley, we've brought in the more minimal Junior and it's slightly larger cousin Cadet. Stay dry in the Philly winter drizzle with their traditional wax canvas rain cape in standard size or super. Looks nice tucked into their classic cape roll. Want a small bag with a bit more panache? We have one zip roll with Harris Tweed left in stock. All are waterproof.
A Jolly Post Bike August 04 2015
Have you ever fantasized about being a British postman, riding about on your jolly red post bike delivering parcels to kindly old ladies who invite you in for "a nice cuppa tea, duck?" We can help you turn that dream into a reality with the Pashley Pronto postman's bicycle. Made by Pashley in England for the Royal Mail. Not just for wannabe postmen only but a practical work horse with big front cargo container and sturdy rack that you can attach (for an additional cost) the substantial and authentic Royal Mail panniers made by Carradice (the English cycling bag makers.) MSRP $1495.00 plus tax for bike, $205 plus tax for pannier set.
While The Reindeer Are Off Duty... December 18 2014
While the reindeer only work eight hour days, five days a week, Santa goes 24/7 delivering your gifts on his bicycle. Bet you didn't know that. We have lots of great gift items to throw in your basket, like locks from Abus, cool and colorful helmets by Nutcase, locally made cycling caps by Alloneword, kids balaclavas (also made in Philly) from Rebourne, Flip Flop balance bikes from Yuba, classic cycling bags from Carradice, and much, much more. Don't have a basket (or rack or pannier bags?) We've tons of options from Ortlieb, Racktime, Wald, and Basil (to name a few.) Better yet, we have cargo bikes from Pashley, Soma, Xtracycle, Yuba, and Gazelle, to get even more stuff home. Don't know what to get? We have gift cards too!
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 Raining Again October 11 2014
Yup, it's raining, but don't let that stop you from getting on your bike to go to work or do the shopping. We've got plenty of options to keep you dry so no excuses. Carradice has been making rain gear in England since the 1930s. If there's one thing the English know about (besides tea and pork pie) it's rain and how to stay dry in it. Carradice's classic Duxback Rain Poncho is made of waxed cotton and longer in the front so it not only covers your hands but your legs too. Say goodbye to those sweaty nylon rain pants! If you like something a bit more moderne, their Pro-Route Cycle Cape in high-viz yellow polyester provides the same maximum coverage. So that covers you, but what about your gear or groceries? We have numerous water resistant (for short trips) and waterproof panniers. Basil makes stylish and colorful water-repellent single or double panniers like the Basonyl double bag in hot pink and silver vinyl or the Blossom Botanica single shopper in a black and white pop-art print. Green Guru make their upcycled waterproof bags form old vinyl signs and inner tubes in Boulder, Colorado. And Blackburn does their minimalist waterproof Barrier Rear Pannier with a roll top and their Central Rear Pannier and Saddle bags come in a grey water-resistant fabric with lots of inner pockets and a stowable rain cover. Now that I've told you all about some of our great gear, looks like the rain is stopping. Check our website or call the shop for prices and availability.