Having drooled over the Yuba Mundo for the past year, when their rep Riley visited us last week, one ride around the block cinched it. PHEW! is now a Yuba dealer.
What is a Yuba? A very comfortable bike designed to carry cargo AND passengers. A fresh-baked rhubarb crisp was delivered on the front basket of our recent acquisition, which can hold upto 55 lbs.
Knowing that the bike’s cargo capacity, on top of the rider’s weight, is 440 lbs, Afshin took my brother & 10 year old son for a ride around the neighborhood.
He even pedaled to the local Acme for some ice cream, with an adult friend in tow. The bike is fun to watch and even more fun to ride.
Yesterday, we added the BionX electric-assist system to the Yuba Mundo. I skittishly got onto the rear rack, and let him pedal me up to Chestnut Hill for dinner. The return ride home in the summer night was lovely, hardly breaking a sweat and quietly enjoying the scents of the evening.
Look out for the blue Yuba in Mt Airy, hauling people & picking up cool re-usables left along the curb. And next week, in service at the Occupy National Gathering at Independence Mall!
Starting with Dahon & Origin8, we have been adding to our line of folding bikes. Last year, we decided to carry the Xooter line. Xootr is a Pennsylvania manufacturer of scooters and folding bikes. Earlier this year, we brought in Montague‘s line of full size folding bikes, bikes that can be used as mules and can carry a load upward of 300lbs.
This week, we became an authorized dealer for Worksman Cycles and will soon have their blue 3-speed folding bike at our shop.
Worksman bikes, made in New York City, are best known for their commercial tricycles used to sell ice cream & water ice – perfect for the upcoming hot season.
The Worksman folding bike, pictured above, comes in 4 configurations: single speed, 2 speed, 3 speed & 7 speed. Will report back when we actually get to test ride one at PHEW!
||2 Speed “Kickback”