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The Epic-ID USB Emergency ID for you or your favorite rider (or non-rider) is new to the market and we think it’s a great idea. In the unfortunate event that a someone’s identity, contact and medical information needs to be quickly accessed, EPIC-ID will provide it all and more. The beauty of the EPIC-ID is that this information is editable. No internet, bluetooth, subscriptions or batteries are required.

Easy for First Responders

EMTs, police, and fire fighters will be able to insert your EPIC-ID into their on-board computers and access important medical information without the need for a charged phone, passwords or a Wi-Fi connection.

  • Easy to use
  • Waterproof USB
  • Durable stainless steel clasp
  • PC/Mac™ compatible
  • No internet connection needed

 

 

 

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Finally, 16″ Winter tires!

 

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Winter’s coming and roads are bound to get icy.

Just recently, Schwalbe introduced 16″ x 1.2 (ISO 349) studded tires.  72 carbide studs will maintain traction on icy patches and keep you moving along confidently.  Moderate tread will grip through the sloppy stuff.

These will keep your Brompton or other small wheeled bike sure-footed when the roads get slippery.

 

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Bikes on closeout

Shop Pan 2We’ve listed a number of bikes at discounted pricing here on our web site. The listings are for in-store pickup of in-stock bikes only. No shipping and no special orders at these prices.

Quite a few different brands are represented and the sale will continue until all are sold.

Check ‘em out!

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New bags from Brooks

Have you got a hankerin’ to add a little something special to your favorite machine? Looking for a great gift for that special rider in your life?

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We have just received a shipment of seat mount bags from Brooks.  The new Isle of Wight bags are a perfect alternative to the cheesy nylon bags of yore.

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Smartly tailored and beautifully made, they are available in three colors and three sizes.

isle_of_wight_large___dove_w375_h275_vamiddle_jc95 Spice up your ride and give it a little class!

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Check ‘em out here.

 

 

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Personalize your Brompton.

 

Do we like Bromptons?   You bet we do!  So here’s another post about Brommies. . .

The ingenious design and construction of the Brompton bicycle is excellent.  This is part of what makes modifying and customizing them so intriguing.  Who wouldn’t want to personalize their Brommie?

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There are modifications and upgrades that can make your Brompton special and different. The bike shown here sports Honjo fenders,  Nitto rear rack, Off Yer Bike handle, and upgraded  Schmidt eDelux II headlight.  It also has a few other changes sharp-eyed Brompton watchers will notice.

Brompton front Honjo

Brompton Nitto side

A number of third party vendors are popping up on the web with specialized products and options for standard Brompton bits.  If you are thinking of such things, be careful, as we’ve found that some of these do not work as advertised.

Disclaimer: Keep in mind that making changes with non-Brompton parts will often void your warranty.  Swapping out the standard round grips for ergonomic ones may not be a problem in this regard, but don’t expect any support on a warranty claim for a bike with modifications such as those on the bike above.

 

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Brompton Rentals

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Thinking of buying a Brompton? Visiting the greater Boston area? We are happy to announce that you can now rent Bromptons at the Harris Cyclery.  Rentals start at just $35 for a day or $125 for the week, helmet and lock included! We also rent Brompton carrying cases as well as the S-bag and C-bag. If you decide to buy your own Brompton within one week of your rental the cost (up to a week) will be applied to your purchase.

Call the shop or stop by for more details!

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Shop Rides

We are pleased to announce we will be starting Sunday morning social rides!! Join us for a casual cruise out to Sudbury this coming Sunday 5/25. The ride pace will be light. All are welcome!! In case of rain we will reschedule to Monday. Check the Facebook page for updates! We’ll meet at the shop at 9:30!

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US Brompton Events are coming soon!

Brompton_X6R-side1Bromptoneers love to have an excuse to show off their bikes and their riding skills.  For those of us on this side of the pond, there are two events coming up that afford a great opportunity to do so, as well as schmooze with others who share the same passion.

The first-ever US Brompton US Urban Challenge is coming up on May 31, in Philadelphia.  The BUSC 2014 is the first of a two day Brompton extravaganza, and it’s sure to be a blast as well as a bit of a challenge.  The second day’s event is the Brommie Yummie, a ride through Philadelphia cuisine. The Bicycle Retailer and Industry News recently posted the following article:

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — The first-ever U.S. Brompton Urban Challenge will be hosted by the City of Brotherly Love May 31. Brompton owners’ orienteering skills will be put to the test as they make their way to secret destinations and Philadelphia landmarks.

Trophy Bikes, a Philadelphia Brompton dealer, will host the Urban Challenge and serve as the starting line. Participants have the option to compete as individuals or in teams of two or three. Points can be scored along the course as contestants photograph their Brompton folding bikes at assigned locations and share them on social media. Brompton aficionados from around the world can follow the action in real time by searching the hashtag #BUCPHL.

The challenge will end at Bridgewaters, a classic Philly pub, where riders can share stories and a pint. The best photos of the day will be made into prints and offered for sale, with proceeds benefiting the nonprofit Neighborhood Bike Works, which teaches bicycling and life skills to urban youth.

The Brompton Urban Challenge was first held in Milan, Italy, and brought to London in 2013. This year, five key international cities will host the event.

To register, visit bikereg.com/bucphl. For more information, go to Trophy Bikes’ website.

The Brompton US Championship 2014 will be held in Washington, DC from July 11-13:

BicycleSPACE, centrally located in the city, will host the event and aims to make it a huge success. To recognize the shop that is able to recruit the most registrants, the event host will produce a video exclusively featuring that shop and its riders.  Look out for a packet of promo flyers and more information courtesy of BicycleSPACE. Please refer any Bromptoneers to bromptonuschampionship.com for event details.

We hope to see you there!

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Bobbins In-Stock!

The Bobbin Birdie is one of our shop favorites. These stylish city bikes feature a fully lugged steel frame, integrated fenders and rack, 3 speed Sturmey-Archer hub and are available in a range beautiful colors.

Currently we have them available for $650 in matte red in 17″, 19″ and 21″ frame sizes and matte powder blue in a 19″ frame size.

photo(1)Check out Lovely Bicycles review of the Bobbin Birdie at  http://lovelybike.blogspot.com/2011/12/bobbin-birdie-lands-in-america.html and then come on by for a test ride!

 

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We need a wrench!

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We have expeanded our service department and are seeking a skilled bicycle mechanic. We service everything from older internally geared roadsters to current road machines.

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Minimum 2 years full-time experience and weekend availability required. If you have a field of specialty, let us know. Skilled wheel building and/or suspension experience not required, but would be considered a plus.

We offer a competitive hourly rate plus benefits.

Interested? Send resume, reference, and contact info via email to schedule an interview.

No walk-ins.

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