Saturday, June 30, 2012

Linus Bikes are Here!

That's right! Our first batch of Linus Bikes have arrived, and we've assembled one of each model so far.

 From left to right, you see the Mixte 8, Roadster 8, and Dutchi 8. Each has the Shimano Nexus 8 speed internally geared drivetrain for reliability and ease of use, fenders to keep crud off you and the bike, and a rear rack to carry your things. The Mixte uses a classic "unisex" frame design first made popular in the 60s and 70s, the Roadster is like an updated version of your (or maybe your parents') old English 3-speed, and the Dutchi is Linus' interpretation of the laid back, upright, comfy position of a classic Dutch city bike. Very classy looking bikes, and fun to ride too!

We'll be getting in some of Linus' stylish bags, baskets and racks soon too. Check out their website for more info -  And come on by to try out the bikes!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

New Summer Hours!

Starting this weekend, we will be open from 10 to 5 on Sundays!

So that means our summer hours are:

Sunday: 10 - 5
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 10 - 7
Wednesday: 10 - 7
Thursday: 10 - 7
Friday: 10 - 7
Saturday: 10 - 6

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A fun event for the 4th of July!

One of our trike customers got the inspiration to get a group of recumbent riders together to ride in Fairfax City's Fourth of July Parade!  It's from 9:15am to noon on the Fourth.  For more info contact:

Or click on the image for more info!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Travels with Bromptons

Bromptons overlooking Church Bay, Bermuda
If you came by the shop near the end of May, you probably heard that Tim was away on a family cruise, to celebrate his mom's 85th birthday. What you might not have learned was that he and his girlfriend carried their two Brompton folding bikes on the cruise ship, and did a good bit of exploring on Bermuda by bike! We only had one full day and two half days ashore, but I think we managed to squeeze a lot in, thanks in large part to traveling under our own power, on our own timetable. Watch this space for more info about this trip, and general tips on traveling with your bike in future posts.

Friday, June 01, 2012

Diamond Jubilee Bromptons are here!

That's right folks, just in time for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the special edition Jubilee Bromptons have arrived.  Only 500 were made, and we ordered two of them, so they won't last long. They come in a special three color scheme - white main frame, blue rear frame, and red fork and handlebar stem. All nicely set off by white fenders and a blue Brooks leather saddle, and a S-type front bag with a Union Jack design.  Come on in and check them out!  And while you're here, visit our friends next door at the Pure Pasty Company, who are having their own special events for the Jubilee.