Finally! Magnetic Wiring Connectors for Generator Hubs!

ltdynasnapaaAt last! Littleford Dyna-Snap magnetic connectors are the answer to dynamo connectors that are difficult or awkward to manage. They absolutely simplify the process of connecting your hubs to your lights.

Removing the front wheel to change a flat or put the bike in the car or on a roof rack can be a real pain. Welcome, Dyna-Snaps!! They pull apart with almost no effort and reconnect instantly with a self-guiding magnetic force. Do them with your eyes closed? Do them while wearing gloves? Or mittens? NO PROBLEM! Do them at night? In the rain? NO PROBLEM! You can even impress your riding buddies by doing them behind your back! NO PROBLEM!

Dyna-snaps are available in single wire (for lights grounded through the frame) and double wire sets. There is also a single-wire reversed polarity set for tail light wiring – you will need two if you run a ground wire.

They are so smart and simple it seems incredible that they haven’t been available before!

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Pre-Holiday Sale! Walk in & Ride out

Big Sale! Huge Savings!

10 day store-wide sale. Friday Nov 4th – Sunday Nov 13th. Brick & Mortar only. See you there!

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Just Like Tax-Free Weekend! At our West Newton Store.

Mark the dates! Saturday & Sunday, August 20 & 21.

All items will be discounted 6.25% – Including apparel!  Click for details

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Dog Daze Sale! Online at Harris Cyclery

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10% off $100.oo or more.

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2016 Brompton Demos are Here

This week we received four 2016 demo models from Brompton, all with a beautiful raw lacquer finish.

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Each demo has a different handlebar making it easier for you to choose which bar is perfect for you. This is one of the most important decisions when buying a new Brompton. Our demos also have a range of gear combinations to help you decide how many speeds you’ll need out on the road.

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New P-Bar Demo

And remember our Bromptons are available for rent! Coming to Boston for a weekend getaway? Or maybe taking a trip out of town? You can rent one of our demos for just $35 a day or $125 for a week. We’ll even include some accessories. Bromptons are super easy to travel with and even easier to store, making them the perfect option to take with you on your next cycling adventure.  If you decide to buy a Brompton with us we’ll even apply the cost of your rental to your purchase!

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Spring is fast approaching and riding season is already here! Get out a ride!

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Four Bromptons sat in a park

 

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Fall/Winter Tune-Up Special Ends February 29th!

Spring is just a month away! The days are getting longer and riding season is almost here. We’d like to remind you that our discount on tune-ups is ending February 29th. Bring your bike in now and you’ll save money while beating the rush! IMG_6506

Boston winters are notoriously tough on bicycles so if you’ve been commuting or storing your bike outside (gasp!) now is the time to get a tune-up! Or maybe you want to make sure your ride is dialed in for the first big group ride of the season. Our pro mechanics can currently turn around most jobs in just a day or two. So stop by today!

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Valentine’s Weekend Special!-Extended

This sales has been extended until March 1st!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all you cycling lovers out there! We love bikes and we love our customers so this year we are offering special discounts over the holiday weekend!chainheart

Buy a bike with us this Friday or Saturday and receive 20% off any accessories purchased with the bike! And for cycling couples, we are offering $50 off your total purchase when buying two bikes with us!

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Just a reminder we are closed Sunday so come shop with us Friday or Saturday. Ride your bikes and stay warm out there!love

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All-City Space Horse: Custom Build

Looking to pick up a new randonneuring bike that is both unique and wicked cool? Check out this one-of-a-kind custom build from our mechanic Kyle O.FullSizeRender(6)

This is a 58cm frame outfitted with Salsa handlebars and stem, FSA Orbit CX headset, Avid Shorty brakes, Velo Orange seat-post and a limited edition Brooks C17 Cambium denim saddle.

The wheel set is Tiagra hubs with Dyad rims, 36 spokes with a three cross lacing pattern. We’ve given it some nice supple Panaracer Pasela 700×35 tires.

The drive-train is the most unique aspect of this bike. It’s set up with a single 40-tooth chainring and nice wide 10-speed 11-36t cassette in the rear to get you over the hills.  A 1×10 rando-bike is sure to turn some heads!FullSizeRender(7)

Brevet season is coming! We’re happy to modify this custom build to fit your needs or we could start from scratch. It’s a great time to do a custom build before the service department gets busy. Stop by the shop today!

 

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Throwback Thursday: Sheldon Brown’s Peugeot PX-10

Sadly, it was eight years ago today that Sheldon Brown passed. He was an inspiration to many of us in the cycling industry and his website still endures as a wealth of knowledge and humor.

In remembrance of Sheldon we decided to polish up his classic Peugeot PX-10.

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If you’ve been in the shop before you might have noticed this bike above our service department.  It is the quintessential combination of vintage style and funky do-it-yourself grunge.  The PX-10 was an early 1970’s race bike, made from Reynolds 531 tubing it was light and fast. Sheldon modified it over the years, going from a Sturmey-Archer 3-speed hub to a 4-speed FM medium ratio hub and then finally to a Shimano Nexus 7-speed hub. You can read about all the different iterations of the bike on Sheldon’s blog.  Today the bike is fixed gear with Phil Wood track hubs.

One of the more unique aspects of the PX-10’s set up is the dual control front brake. Sheldon modified the bike to have bull-horn handlebars (pretty sure that today’s hipsters are just copying him) and rigged it with BMX style brake levers on the middle of the bar. But to give himself more control he installed a second brake lever to allow himself to stop from the extended position.

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He installed a special yoke for the front brake, which has a cable stop with an adjusting barrel, instead of an anchor bolt. There is a single cable running in housing from the ærobar brake lever, looping down so that it comes up to the yoke from below. When the ærobar lever is squeezed, this housing pushes up on the yoke from below. The cable runs normally from the yoke to the normal brake lever. One of the levers has an anchor bolt in it, to secure the plain end of the cable.

Personally my favorite part of this bike is the aero Campagnolo water bottle!

Ride in peace Sheldon.

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MIPS Helmets now in stock

MIPS is a new technology that allows the helmet to slide relative to the head, adding more protection against rotational violence to the brain caused by angled impacts.revel

We are now stocking a selection of MIPS helmets from Giro and Bell. These helmets are safer and definitely worth the investment. Read more about them at http://www.mips.technology/  Pick one up for next season!

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