Goodbye! I am writing this at the end of July 2021. The electric bike market has grown so much since we opened our doors back in October 2009. Now, when I go for walks in Mt Airy, and more so in Center City, I see so many people on electric bikes. Each one of them … Continue reading Goodbye!
Several years ago, there was a lonely bus rack. Purchased by cycling advocates to encourage people to use SEPTA buses in conjunction with their bikes, most of the time this bus rack stayed in the back of a dark garage. We agreed to store this bus rack, which ended up being pulled out to the … Continue reading Oh, the places you’ll go with a bike & SEPTA
You've come to the decision to buy an electric bicycle. Through rigorous research or perhaps a flash of insight, you have decided that an ebike will meet your needs and desires. Great! But what now? How will you make the purchase? How will you purchase your ebike such that you are happy, confident, and satisfied? … Continue reading Why Should One Buy an Electric Bicycle from Philly Electric Wheels?
The first ever car-free mitzvah was held at the High Point Cafe at Allens Lane Station. Over coffee, iced cocoa & iced elixir friends gathered to honor & support Barb Pearson (52), a Mt Airy resident who decided to sell her car and attempt to live car-free in Philadelphia. With a job about 2 miles … Continue reading The Car-free Mitzvah – A Rite of Passage into car-free living
PHEW's settled at our new digs at 7102 Germantown Avenue, by Mt Pleasant Ave (map). Yes, we have electric bikes. We also have a new line of city bikes, folding bikes, and used bikes for all the people that asked for bikes without electric-assist for their daily commute. Though we loved the social hub at … Continue reading PHEW re-opens at new digs on the Avenue
I've enjoyed reading Anthony's posts here and will miss him. I'm a relative newbie at cycling, having spent a quarter century on a swivel chair behind a computer screen and learning to ride a bike only after I turned 40, about 8 years ago. It was the Vatavio, shown below, that convinced me that cycling … Continue reading Newbie Cyclist Next Blogger at PHEW
I've been working at Philly Electric Wheels for a year now, nearly from the beginning. I remember coming in on my first day when the shop didn't have so much as a bike repair stand and thinking, "This place is too clean to be a bike shop." I soon got my repair stand, and as … Continue reading PHEW’s Blogger and Mechanic is Moving On