Well, I spent most of May at home, knocked down by the coronavirus. Somehow, my partner Meenal came through this unscathed, showing no symptoms, and forever by my side. We have spent the last 3 weeks re-starting our bicycle business, and have seen an influx of jobs -- repairs from customers old and new. So … Continue reading Changing course after face-off with the coronavirus
Two articles caught our attention recently. One, in the May 18th New York Times titled -- Thinking of Buying a Bike? Get Ready for a Very Long Wait says that “the United States is facing a shortage of bicycles as anxiety over public transportation and a desire to exercise has sent the demand surging. More … Continue reading Bike demand spreading nearly as fast as the coronavirus
Our season typically starts in March. Despite a strong start this March, arrival of the coronavirus meant that I, Afshin, was the only person working at our shop. We got many inquiries about new bikes, and also about servicing dusty bikes in the garage. By the end of April, most of our suppliers were reporting … Continue reading COVID-19 and the 2020 bike season
Mid-winter is the best time to have your bicycle tuned up. Not only do you save money, but come spring, when everyone else decides to dust off their bikes, you'll be on the saddle, enjoying the weather, not waiting for repairs! Mid-winter is also a slow time in our shop, which means our mechanics have … Continue reading pre-spring bike tuneup – now’s the time!
Last week, we had the opportunity to meet with Amber & Jeff, the brains behind the Riide e-bike and very successful KickStarter campaign to get this bike into production. The bike's design was a pleasant surprise: simple & minimal. A single speed mixte frame with low maintenance mechanical disc brakes PLUS a 350 watt direct … Continue reading RiiDE – The Future of Urban Transportation?
The new D-series high performance e-bike system from BionX gives you all the hill climbing performance you are looking for. Seamless and smooth power. Being announced as the D 500 DV conversion system, it will be available summer of 2014. We've been told the motor on this D-Series has a power-to-weight ratio unmatched in the … Continue reading BionX D-series 500 watt kit – now accepting pre-orders
Philly Electric Wheels continues to be the largest electric bike shop on the East Coast. By popular demand, we've morphed into PHEW! A Bike Shop and also carry quite a few non-electric bikes, notable by Biria, Breezer, Fuji & Torker. In 2014, we're happy to announce that we're adding Jamis Bikes to our lineup. … Continue reading checkout Jamis Bikes at PHEW!
BionX has introduced a range of new and improved products and accessories for the 2014 model year. These new products will help BionX continue to grow its position as an industry leader in the world of e-bike systems and related accessory products. 1) D-Series: Following the slogan “slim, sleek and powerful”, the aim was to … Continue reading New BionX Products for 2014
At the Philly Bike Expo earlier this month, we met the folks behind Philly Pedals - THE hub of cycling in Philadelphia. Amongst other things, they'll be posting cycling related news & events in our region. For example, the upoming Family Holiday Light Ride on Saturday December 14th from 4:30 till 7:30. Light up your … Continue reading Phillypedals.com & the Holiday Family Light Ride
This will be the year for cargo bikes with both the New York Times and the Wall Street covering them in the same week. The Times article, on July 7th, is In Cargo Delivery, the Three-Wheelers That Could. The Journal article, 2 days earlier, is Cargo Bikes: The New Station Wagon, winning over casual and avid … Continue reading Year of cargo bikes for personal, family and business