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Bikes For A Green Country Town March 10 2017

William Penn envisioned Philadelphia as "the city of brotherly love" and a "green country town." That was in 1682. 335 years later it may be lacking a bit in the love as well as the green. But it's 2017 and there is a big movement towards a greener city, here and around the world. Not just by planting more trees, providing verdant public spaces, and developing urban farms but by cutting down on fossil fuel dependency we can work towards a healthier, green city. By riding a bike you'll help make our city and yourself healthy. That's something to love. As the weather gets nicer people are getting the itch to ride more. Getting your bike up & running is the first step. Bring it in now for a tune-up. Or stop in and try out a new bike. We've just refreshed our stock of Linus Bikes. The Dutchi and Roadster Sport above make a cute couple. Couldn't you just see yourself and a friend riding home on these from Greens Grow with some delicious spring vegetables and fresh flowers? Speaking of flowers the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show opens tomorrow. Always a sign that spring is almost here. This year the show is going Dutch. Expect to see a lot of bicycles nestled amid the flowers and shrubs.

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Open Sundays Again. Yahoo! March 01 2017

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We've had a long-ish winter nap and are feeling refreshed. Ready to take on Sundays once more. Come out between 12 noon and 4pm to get a new bike (we still have some on sale), have a flat fixed, or leave your bicycle for a tune up.


Get Your Bike Ready, Nice Weather Is On The Way February 17 2017

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Nicer weather is on the way. Now is a really good time to bring your bike in for a Spring tune-up. You'll want it in top shape so as not to miss any warm, sunny days of riding. We can do a full tune-up starting at $50 for a single speed and $70 for a geared bike and in most cases have it finished in 3 days.* We work on ALL bikes, new, old, sporty and not so sporty like folding bikes, internally geared bikes, cargo bikes, and e-bikes. If your bike is beyond a tune up, we have a great selection of practical city bikes, with prices reduced on some.

 

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This Philadelphia Bike Shop Is Not Like the Others August 25 2016

When we work on a bike whether it's a tune up, a new bike build, or fabricating a custom bicycle we put our all into it. Even if that means lying on your coworkers skateboard to get to that hard to reach spot. Our mechanics are very knowledgeable when it comes to bicycle repair but they're also creative and always come up with a solution. We're lucky to have the tools in our workshop as well as our frame shop to fix just about anything. Not every bike shop can do that. Big, heavy bikes like the Babboe City cargo bike that Carlyssa is building (see photo) are easily hoisted up with our EVT workstands. Cracks in frames can be repaired in our welding shop. You don't have to toss away your beloved and broken-in Brooks saddle because a rail broke. We have the parts to fix it. If you can't find what you need from our vast stock of city and cargo bikes we have the capability to build you a custom model. And no other bike shop in Philadelphia can do that.

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Bring in Your Beast & We'll Make it a Beauty in Just Three Days February 19 2016

 

If you find you're not riding your bike because of the cold weather, that's fine, we won't hold it against you. Why not beat the spring rush by bringing it in for a tune up now. For $70 we will lubricate your chain and cables, adjust derailleurs and hubs, adjust brakes and bearings, give your wheels a minor true, and clean the frame and wheel rims. Add another $20 on top of that and we will clean the drive train. Have a single speed? It's just $50 for a tune up. And, in most cases, we'll have it ready for you in 3 days or less! Don't need a full tune up but just a little tweaking here and there? No problem. We offer our service a la carte. And because we are welders and frame builders we can repair that cracked tube or broken dropout on your steel frame. Not every shop can do that. We're also well equipped and experienced in large bike repairs i.e. cargo bikes or unusual bikes (see above) and have overhauled mucho internal hubs. We can pretty much do it all. Now excuse us while we get to work on this monster. We're not afraid.