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 may have heard that Pope Francis will be in town in a few weeks. All the media attention has been around the frustrations of limited car access to Center City Philadelphia. Our City's Commerce Department has even opened a help desk for businesses to continue to flourish during the Pope's visit. All understandable. I've … Continue reading Papal enCYCLEcal – Get thee on a bike!
It’s almost here, folks. In two weeks, Philadelphia’s mayoral candidates will gather at the Friends Center in Center City, Philadelphia, to discuss those issues near and dear to you and us: Mobility. The forum, moderated by Philadelphia Magazine Deputy Editor Patrick Kerkstra, will feature specific questions about bicycle use, pedestrians, public transportation, and related issues. Together, … Continue reading Better Mobility @ Phila Mayoral Forum Thu 3/19
2014 has been a year to remember. It's been year 5 for PHEW!, when we sold quite a few bikes. Repaired many more. Converted a number of old favorites to electric, ranging from Trek hybrids, Montague folders, tricycles, a few cargo bikes, and our favorites: the Breezer Uptown and Downtown bikes. Looking back, we added … Continue reading What a year! ending with a visit with the ELFs
I've often wondered why new bikes aren't designed with reflective paint. I realize many people like matte black bikes for that stealth factor, but most of us commuters just want to be seen. There is one company, Mission Bicycle Company in San Francisco, that offers a custom bike with a reflective coating. Check out their … Continue reading Glow in the dark bikes…I likes!
It's a good thing we're stocked up on bikes.The 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 … Continue reading Welcome to the global economy or Who wants to build bikes in PA?
So let's say you're a a restaurant delivery person, and you'd like to save on gas. So you're thinking about what kind of fuel-efficient or hybrid car you can afford, when all of a sudden, lightning strikes in the form of a bicycle whooshing by. “Eureka! I'll get an e-bike!” you exclaim. “By riding an … Continue reading E-Joe Anggun 2.0, reviewed
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?
As I write this, an ELF is parked outside our shop. The owner is returning home to Massachusetts from ELF HQ in Durham NC, traveling along theEast Coast Greenway, and stopped by PHEW! for service. We are thrilled to have a firsthand experience of the ELF, a 3 wheeled recumbent electric assist vehicle, though still … Continue reading the ELF at PHEW!
I've been following BH E-Motion's e-bikes for several years. In the US, BH E-Motion is well known for their fitness equipment. In Europe they're also known for their e-bikes, which have 4 types of technology. NEO RDS (Rear Drive System) Technology BOSCH IBS (Integrated Bottom Bracket System) Technology PANASONIC IBS (Integrated Bottom Bracket System) Technology … Continue reading BH Easy Motion electric bikes