Cycle Gear For Your Sweetie! February 09 2017
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.
We've Made Room for More Cargo Bikes: Benno Boost E & Carry On November 09 2016
We're very excited to introduce two new cargo bikes from Benno Bikes: the electric assist Boost E and 27 speed Carry On. Both would be described as mid-tail length, like a "regular" bike but just a little longer, and both come with a beefy rear rack with optional front rack. The rear rack has a maximum carrying load of 110 lbs, so pile on the stuff plus your kid. The 24" wheels lower the center of gravity making it easier to haul goods and the wide tires make the ride more comfortable. While the 27 speed Carry On will be perfect for most folks, the Boost E e-bike with Bosch bottom bracket electric assist motor will provide much needed ease for distance rides or hill climbs.
Benno Baenziger is the namesake behind the new brand. He co-founded Electra Bikes in the early 90s and left the company after it was bought by Trek, "his restless desire to design better bikes and inspire people to ride remained, which lead him to create Benno Bikes in 2015."
We're the only shop in Philadelphia carrying these two bikes. Come check 'em out!
Kick Off Summer with 20% Off Linus Bikes May 13 2016
Philadelphia is a great biking city, especially in summer. It's the best way to get around to all the summer hot spots like Spruce Street Harbor Park, the PHS pop up beer garden on South Street, and the Schuylkill River Trail to name a few. And if Open Streets Philly takes off, you'll definitely want a bike. Starting May 17th until the end of the month all of our Linus bikes will be 20% off MSRP. It's a great time to pick up that Mixte 8 speed you've had your eye on, originally $829 reduced to $663. Or perhaps that Roadster Sport 3 speed, originally $599 reduced to $479. And kids bikes are on sale too. Lil Roadster 16 and Lil Dutchi 16 originally $289 reduced to $231. You can check out what we have in stock here but more sizes and colors are on the way (and we can always order what we don't have.) Don't miss out on this!
(Prices shown before taxes and sale is good on bicycles bought in store only.)
Every time that you ride your bike instead of drive your car is a celebration of mother earth. You deserve a high five for that. You can get to where you need to go by bike AND take your stuff with you. There's no excuse anymore. We have lots of gear to carry that stuff. Here are some new items in stock. We're excited to have an assortment of bags and baskets from Linus. Starting with the Sac, it's a great looking bag made of water-resistant treated canvas that attaches to a rear rack while on the bike with carrying handle and optional shoulder strap when off. We've got it in sand/black or navy/aqua with other colors available to order. If you don't need to take too much with you then the Pipette or Pouch is just the thing. Keys, phone, credit card and off you go. The Pipette shown in navy can go beneath your saddle or on your handlebar and when off the bike carried with the wrist strap. We love it's shape; you could fit a hot dog in there! The versatile Pouch shown in army green can be strapped to your handlebar, top tube, or beneath your saddle. Stopping at the farmers market to pick up some locally grown veg is NBD with the Wire Basket shown in iron. Hook onto your rack, take off with the handle. Plus we have a couple of their lovely wicker baskets not pictured.
For those who like a bit more pop Basil of The Netherlands has some pretty new prints on their rear panniers. This Wanderlust single carry all bag is available in ivory with an all-over pattern of birds, butterflies, and flowers (mother earth loves mother nature.) We also have the Wanderlust double pannier bags, same design but on a charcoal background. All that pattern and color not your thing? We've restocked some of our more popular Ortlieb bags like the Velocity Backpack in dark grey, pictured, and, not pictured, the Bike Shopper also in dark grey or a deep red. Ortlieb will always keep your stuff dry if caught in a downpour. Stop by the shop and check 'em out.
North St Bags: Made in America August 29 2015
North St make bags for your bike (and back) in a small factory in Portland Oregon. We have their Grocery Panniers in copper or black. They're made of 1000D waterproof Cordura fabric and have D rings on either side for an additional shoulder strap. Bags are $59, shoulder straps $15 (tax not included.)
Sale on Torker Bikes April 17 2015
If you've been craving a new bike but can't justify the expense, well fret no more. All our Torker adult bikes in stock are now reduced 25% off MSRP. You can get a comfy and light T300 3 speed internal hub step-through with rear rack, fenders, and chain guard for as little as $345 (before taxes.) We also have the T800 with 8 speed internal hub, the sporty U-3 3 speed internal hub with drop bars, and T29 3 speed internal hub beach cruiser. There are limited quantities so call for sizes, prices, and availability.
Better Mobility in Philadelphia March 04 2015
Philadelphia Magazine posted an article about Philly being one of the most car-free cities in the US. That sounds like good news; however, the most likely reason is due to our high poverty rate and that's bad news. While many of us choose not to drive, it's not a choice for others. Many Philadelphians can't afford a car and must rely on a bicycle or public transportation to get around. If that's the case than it's even more important to make sure citizens can be mobile by improving our public walkways, transit, and bicycle infrastructure. Better Mobility, a Philadelphia Mayoral Forum, will ask the candidates where they stand on these issues. Join the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and other groups on March 19 from 6pm - 8pm at the Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, to find out.