Rivet Saddles

IMG_0609We are thrilled to have just received our first shipment of Rivet Saddles! These superb hand-crafted saddles offer excellent support and comfort whether you are riding around town or doing a 750 mile brevet.

I/Elton have been putting miles on a cro-moly Pearl for a couple of weeks now and am lovin’ it.  My preferred saddles have always been leather and the Rivet is right at the top of my favorites list.  It’s been comfortable from the get-go and just keeps getting better.  I’m looking forward to riding next year’s brevets on it!

Currently in-stock we have both the Independence and the Pearl saddles with cro-moly rails in either black or chestnut. These are priced at $200 and $150 respectively.

All the saddles come with Rivet Cycle Works’ 1-year “Mad Cow Guarantee” and are already water-proofed.

Check out this review from Lovely Bicycle!

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Tune-Ups on Discount!!

Starting today we will be offering complete bicycle tune-ups for just $59.95!!! That’s a $20 discount off our normal price! The leaves may be turning but there is still plenty of cycling season left.
Complete tune-ups include hub adjustments, wheel trues, brake & shifter adjustments, proper torque of stem, handlebars, levers and all fasteners.
Get your bike tuned today and keep riding through the rest of the year!!!

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The Jetty by FiField

We’ve got a new electric folding bike in the shop! Check out the Jetty by FiField.


Designed for the open road and narrow storage space, the jetty is the perfectly adaptable transporter. Powered by a 250-watt motor, this little mover jets you around town and folds down to a compact size.

This great folder uses a 7-speed shimano tourney external gearing and mechanic disc brakes. The Jetty is powered by a 36V/7Ah Lithium battery, has a max speed of 20mph and a range of 28-38 miles.  The bike also includes front and rear lights, bell and a rear carrying rack.  Sizing is easy as the Jetty comes with 15-inch adjustable seat. All for just $1,495!

Call 617 244-1040 for more info or stop by for a test ride today!


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The Tax Man does not cometh. . .

Not during the Sales Tax Free Weekend* of August 16-17, at least!

If you’ve been considering the purchase of a bike, accessories, or parts, come on in.  We’ll be here with a fully staffed and stocked store.  If it’s possibly a large purchase, or something that will need to be special ordered, you can always come in earlier and place a deposit.  Then we’ll run the balance tax-free over the weekend.  Easy Peasy!

Thinking about a Brompton?  Sure!

A Giant Road or Mountain Bike? Absolutely.

What about a Rivendell, Gunnar, or Waterford steel steed? You bet!

Come on in anytime from now through August 17.


*Purchases of up to $2500 are sales tax free.

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NEWS FLASH: The Brompton US Championship is coming to Richmond, VA!

On Saturday, August 1st, Brompton Bicycle, hosted its 10th Brompton World Championship race in Central London as part of the Prudential RideLondon Cycling Festival.  Check out the video below and read more about it on the Brompton site here.

The good news is that all those who couldn’t make it across the pond are invited to the Brompton US Championship coming to Richmond, VA  on September 25.  It’s a wonderfully festive event and quite a party.

Brompton has arranged a bus from NYC and reserved local rooms at reduced rates.  Time is short, as the reduced rate room offer expires on August 9, so sign up soon! Details and registration information are available on the Brompton website here.

The Brompton Bus

The Brompton Bus will run from New York City to Richmond, Virginia to get you there in time for race registration (number and goody bag pick up) on Friday afternoon at 4.30pm. The race will start at 6.45pm and post-race we will all adjourn to the Brompton hospitality tent for awards and a celebratory party. Then Saturday morning you can enjoy the racing or take in the local sites before heading home after lunch.

After New York the bus will stop only once, at Washington DC. Participants, their friends, and of course your beloved Brompton bikes are welcome to hop on board.

Bus departure times

Friday September 25

  • Depart NYC: Bryant Park @ 7.30am
  • Depart Washington DC: BicycleSpace, AdamsMorgan store @ 11.00am

Saturday September 26

  • Depart Richmond @ 3pm

Bus ticket prices

  • Round ticket NYC to Richmond: $120
  • Round ticket Washington DC to Richmond: $60


A number of rooms (starting from $125) are currently reserved for BWC participants and their friends, these can only be held until 9thAugust. When you register for the race, or a place on the bus, you will receive an email with details of how to make a reservation.

Register for the BWC and/or a place on the Brompton Bus now! It’s going to be a lot of fun, so come along and get involved: whether you want to race or watch, you are sure to have a good time. Winners will head to London to take part in the BWC final in 2016.

BWC_E&DMy wife and I attended the 8th World Championship in London in 2013, and I, the 1st US Championship in Philadelphia prior to that.  It’s hardly possible to describe how well organized and and fun these events are.  Mark your calendars and make it if you can.  You won’t regret it!


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Move Happy with Momentum iNeed Street

New in the shop this summer, Momentum Bikes! These modern lifestyle bikes are tons of fun and easy to ride.



The fast-rolling 700c wheels and lightweight ALUXX aluminum frame gives this all-new bike confident, easy-to maneuver handling when you’re zipping through crowded city streets. And the upright positioning offers heads-up visibility so you’re always in control. The classic styling is combined with up to date functionality, including smart integrated features such as a built-in cupholder, a chain guard to protect your clothes from dirt and grime, and a rear rack to carry cargo.

All for just $425.  Stop by the shop for a test ride today!

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Summer Sale

We’ve got a peloTON of bikes on sale this month at the Harris Cyclery! (sorry bad TDF joke)

First up the Detroit Bikes are now $50 off!


These stylish, versatile bicycles are 100% made in the USA.  Their 4130 chromoly steel construction makes them strong, durable and comfortable to ride.  Detroit bikes are perfect for commuters, their rear-racks can carry up to 35lbs. and their slightly larger wheels make for a smooth ride. Pick one up for $649.

Almost all of our Raleigh bikes are  now on clearance. If you are looking for a comfortable ride the Circa and Venture now start at just $350.

We’ve also got Raleigh mountain bikes on sale. The 2015 Talus and Eva are now $600, marked down from $750.  These models feature 27.5″ wheels and an adjustable SR Suntour XCT 100mm fork.


Looking for a classic English bicycle? Don’t forget about our Bobbin Birdies on sale for just $499.


From Bianchi we are offering the men’s Cortina for $379 and the men’s Milano for $449. These are both great comfortable hybrids. The Milano is a 7-speed that comes with fenders and a kickstand.  The Cortina offers a similar ride quality but has a wider range of gearing for riders who might be thinking of longer rides.

And don’t forget we’ve also got a few Bianchi 2014 cross-bikes on sale still at the shop. The Lupo and Volpe are on clearance for $899 and $1,099 respectively. Check out our previous blog post on the Bianchis for more info.

Volpe side

Sale prices only apply to models and sizes currently in stock. Call or stop by the shop for more details.

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Brompton has just announced a series of events across the country and beyond called the Brompton Urban Challenge.  These are events to test your skill, creativity and ingenuity through a variety of fun and exciting challenges.

Folded on Newbury

Bromptons are encouraged, but all bikes are welcome.  More information and registration information is here on their web site.  It looks like great fun!

The closest to Boston will happen in New York City on Sunday, August 16.  I am planning on being there, and hope to see other Bromptoneers from the Boston area.

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The elusive pre-owned Brompton WAS at Harris!

isP6L used side

Pre-owned Bromptons are about as common as snow balls in July (even after the seemingly-endless Boston winter of 2015).  Miraculously, we have had two in-house, and they quickly went to good homes!

They have standard 6-speed gearing for any terrain, fenders, rear rack, front luggage carrier block, Eazy wheels,  frame-mounted pump and cushy aftermarket saddles.  A standard issue Brompton saddle can be substituted at no extra cost. The bike above is an M6R.

P6L used side

This is a P6R.  Both bikes have similar builds with the exception of the bars.

M6L used back

M6L used front

These bikes are pristine. Somebody saved a bundle on a barely-used used Brommie!

Keep an eye on our blog.  We’ll post more Brompton news as it happens!

Email Elton for further information or to arrange a purchase of a new Brompton from stock or by special order.


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Giant Mountain Bike Special Bundle Offer


Buy any Giant mountain bike currently in stock for $2,000 or more and receive the following special offer:

  • $100 off the price of the bike
  • 50% off a new helmet
  • Free Tune-Up
  • Free Harris Cyclery Wedge Bag
  • Free Harris Water Bottle
  • Free Crankbrothers tire lever & spare tube

This offer only applies to Giant mountain bikes in stock and cannot be applied to special offers.  The following models are available:

  • 2015 Trance 3 , sizes MD/LG: $2,175
  • 2015 Trance Advanced 2, Size Medium: $3,650
  • 2015 Anthem Advanced 2, Size Large: $3,650
  • XtC Advanced 1, Size MD: $4,125
  • 2015 Trance Advanced 1, Size Large- $5,575 (shown above)

Come on in and check’em out!




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