Monthly Archives: November 2014

Welcome to the global economy or Who wants to build bikes in PA?


It’s a good thing we’re stocked up on bikes.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe current congestion at the West Coast ports means, for our industry, a lot of bikes log jammed.  It’ll be a while before those Made in Asia bikes get off the boats, to their respective warehouses, and eventually on a truck destined for Philadelphia.

So, though we’re out of stock on a few select models, notably the Dahon Mariner and the Dahon Briza, we have plenty of bikes at PHEW! electric, folding, hybrid, even used!

locally madeIn the meanwhile,  it’s got us thinking about more locally made bicycles. There’s Detroit Bikes and Brooklyn Bicycle Co, and an entire list of American Made Bikes. Who wants to make bikes in Philadelphia?  Let’s talk!!

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It’s getting cold out there!  


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It’s getting cold out there!  These first few frosty mornings is a reminder to give some love to your bike battery.

We hope you intend to ride through-out the winter.  I know I will so long as there’s no ice on the ground! When temps dip below 35F though, try to bring the battery indoors with you.

If you’re done riding till spring, the bike will do fine resting in the garage, but do bring the battery indoors. And make a note to charge it at least once a month.

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Turns out the batteries last longer when we give ‘em some TLC!

 

 

Can’t get the battery off your bike? Need lighting for the dark rides? We’re open until Dec 24 and will re-open on Jan 12th. Give us a call… 215.821.9266.

Looking for a 20” 1 speed folding bike? 


There’s the Citizen Gotham 1 for $299 that you can mail order, which weighs in at 26 pounds.  Though colorful, if you have any issues with the bike, there’s no local dealer to take it to.

The2012-tn-photo-link-uno-blk-dkgray-web_0n there’s the Tern Link Uno, offered through Tern dealers nationwide, who assemble and test before handing the bike over to you. For any warranty issues, you’d just bring the bike back to your local Tern dealer.  The Uno weighs 25.3 pounds, comes with front and rear fenders, rear coaster brakes and offered for $400.  It offers a firm, secure ride.

Optionally, I’d haboardwalk_S1_unfolded_gross_01ve you consider the Dahon Boardwalk S1, also sold & supported via a dealer network, which weighs 27.6 pounds.  Front and rear fenders, rear rack, rear, rear coaster brakes, front pull brakes & kickstand are standard.  All for $299.

69348Or the Origin8 F1 Select. Also single speed, it’s the lightest at 24 pounds and priced at $359. Rear coaster brakes are standard.

You choose.