A Cargo Bike Manufactured in Fishtown USA May 05 2016

small cargo bike frame unfinished

Fishtown used to be a center of manufacturing in Philadelphia in the 19th and early 20th centuries but that pretty much went away when factories moved to the suburbs and beyond. After moving into a former elevator factory we knew the space would be ideal to fabricate our signature short wheel base cargo bike. That's the start of it above. It doesn't have a name yet and we don't know the price yet but we do know it'll be awesome and extremely useful. It's based on a custom bike that David designed and built a few years back. The long horizontal center tube not only looks neat but will support the front and rear cargo racks and add a bit of strength to the frame. It'll have 20" wheels front and rear that will allow for a lower center of gravity and make hauling home a few cases of beer, and maybe other stuff, a breeze. It'll come in two size options but only one color. Which leads us to our biggest dilemma; what color should we paint the bike? Any ideas?

FREE Crazy Two Person Tricycle for the Kinetic Sculpture Derby March 02 2016

Big red two person tricycle on it's side at Firth & Wilson Transport Cycles

Everyone in Fishtown is starting to get pumped for this year's Kinetic Sculpture Derby and Arts Festival on Saturday May 21st. Now is the time to register if you fancy making a ridiculous human powered machine that will bring laughter and glee to many, many people. And we mean many. Thousands of people flock to the neighborhood every spring for one of Philadelphia's most popular events. We just happen to have this insane looking (kinda reminds me of an oversize Ouija board planchette) and even more insane riding tandem tricycle available to a kinetic sculptor for FREE! You have to see it to believe it. Come to the shop and check it out. And while you're here, check out our stock of awesome city and cargo bikes because the warm weather is on it's way. If your coming from outside the city for the Kinetic Sculpture Derby and Arts Festival why not rent a bike from us? It's a great way to get around Fishtown for the events.

May Day First Friday May 01 2015

Happy May Day! The warm weather is FINALLY here. That's cause for a celebration so tonight we'll be open late along with other Fishtown businesses for May First Friday. Stop in for a beer. And beginning this weekend we'll be open from noon to 4pm on Sundays until mid autumn.

Out With the Old... April 01 2015

It's official, we are open for BUSINESS! Got a lot of organizing to do but we're ready to work on your bike or sell you a new one. We've just taken down the old sign and getting ready for a new one. Come by and say hello. New address: 1105 Frankford Avenue, half a block south of Girard Avenue (across from Barcade.)

Come See Us At Our New Location March 28 2015

For the next three days we'll be busy moving the shop to our new location at 1105 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown. We're really excited to be in the new spot! We'll be up an running on Wednesday, April 1st (no joke) so come by. We have a new phone number too, 215-425-4672.

Farewell Spring Garden Street, We're Moving March 13 2015

Here's a preview of our new space. That's right, we're moving to a new location on Frankford Avenue just below Girard in Fishtown. The new spot will give us PLENTY of room to combine the frame shop and retail/service shop, and then some. We'll keep you posted but expect to find us there beginning of April