Detroit Bikes

Introducing the Detroit Bikes! 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.

The Detroit Bike comes in two models the A-Type, which features a matte black powder coat.

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And the B-Type, which has a step through and a glossy white finish.

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Both models use a Shimano nexus internal 3-speed hub and will accommodate any rider between 5’3″ and 6’3″. Come in and take a test ride today! Read more about them here.

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The Linus Rover

We’ve got a lot of new bikes in the shop this spring! One of our favorites is the Linus Rover.

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An urban cruiser, the Rover allows its rider to conquer the obstacles of the road in comfort and style.   Its 29er wheels and a durable steel frame combine to provide versatility and luxury.  Stainless steel spokes, sealed bearing front hub and double walled rims also add to the longevity and persistence of the bike. Whether your looking for a bike to get through the Boston winters or a cruiser for the Cape Cod rail trail, the Rover has you covered.

This is the 3-speed model, equipped with a Shimano internal nexus hub.  There is also a single speed version of the bike available for special order.

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The Rover is available in just one frame size, 48cm, and should fit riders between 5’2″ – 5’10”.  If you are looking for a comfortable, upright ride that can go anywhere, this is definitely the bike for you! Stop by the shop and take a test ride today!!

 

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Mechanic Needed!

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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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Wonderful WoolPro Wool

Nothing beats fine merino wool for on, and off, bike wear.  Merino keeps you warm in the cold and cool when it gets hot.  It keeps you warm when it gets wet, and doesn’t retain  odors like other “hi-tech” fabrics.  It’s machine washable (when you eventually need to after multiple wearings) and durable.  Easy peasy.

We’ve received some wool base layers by Woolpro that we are quite excited about. These base layers feature a soft fine weave that feels good on the skin.  They call it 195g Warm Wool.  It’s great as a single layer when it’s a bit cool and ideal for layering when it gets colder.  Flat seams and side panels provide for a comfortable fit and a durable garment.

We currently have three styles:

The AGENA HI-VIS has a section on the upper sleeve to which you can attach a WoolPro Patchlight for increased visibility and safety. With Hi-Vis Merino and PatchLight, WoolPro introduces a NEW category of garment that integrates the benefits of Merino wool with lightweight LED technology. By applying a PatchLight to the safety band of WoolPro Hi-Vis Merino garments, wearers are provided with an unobtrusive safety device that allows one to be seen from nearly a mile away during low-light conditions including fog and dimly lit urban streets. $75.  (The Patchlight is available separately, see below)

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The AGENA is a crew neck long sleeve top that looks great on it’s own or layered. $70.

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The ¼ zip SCOUT provides comfort, warmth and style for your life in the city and weekends in the mountains. The ¼ zip design with stand up collar keeps the draft out on colder days, and allows you to easily regulate your temp on the fly while reducing weight from a full zip. $85.

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These are just the thing for cool spring rides.  They are perfect alone or layered.

And oh, that Patchlight (up top on the AGENA HI-VIS) is a great accessory.  It is a reflective patch with a red or a white LED (your choice) with hook fasteners on the back.  It comes with a loop weave patch that can be fastened anywhere, so you don’t have to use it only on your sleeve. Put it on your bag, your back, your bike, anywhere.  It weighs nothing. $10.

We are currently offering these in-store only.  Mention this post when you come in for a 10% discount on Woolpro!

 

 

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The Brompton Black Edition

 Black Brompton Bikes

Brompton has announced a limited run of Black Edition bikes coming this spring.   We are anxiously awaiting our order, which is expected to arrive mid-April.  Black Edition bikes promise to be popular!

Black Edition bike specification:

The initial production run of Black Edition bikes will have the following limited customizable options:

  • Handlebars: H, M, S Types
  • Gearing: 2 and 6 speed standard ratio
  • Version: L (with mudguards only)
  • Frame extremities will be black
  • Mainframe options are Black, White, Berry Crush, Lime Green and Lagoon Blue

Seatpost choice is available as usual – standard, extended and telescopic

 

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Black Edition components:

The following components are supplied in black as part of the Brompton Black Edition bike:

  • Handlebars
  • Headset
  • Crankset
  • Pedals
  • Seatpost
  • Saddle rails
  • Pentaclip
  • Fenders
  • Hinge clamps
  • Brake levers
  • Brake calipers

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For further information or to pre-order one of these special limited run bikes, call (617-244-1040) or email Elton.

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A Lonely Pashley Poppy on clearance

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The Poppy exudes an elegant simplicity that turns heads wherever it takes you. Inspired by the colours of an English country garden in the height of summer, the choice of Blush Pink or Pastel Blue paintwork only adds to the beauty of the classic curved frame, letting you glide gently through your surroundings in a comfortable upright position.

It is the subtle details that really complete the Poppy experience, from our soft touch cork grips to the hand-made Brooks leather saddle that gradually forms to your shape for true support. The Poppy is not just a pretty face, however, and  is suited to both short hops around town and longer weekend jaunts into the countryside. The hub brakes ensure powerful stopping in all weathers, the lightweight 3 speed hub gears let you tackle hills while still keeping a good pace around the city, and the gorgeous cream Schwalbe tyres resist punctures to give you uninterrupted riding pleasure.

Indeed, the joy of cycling is at the very heart of what makes the Poppy a wonderful companion for life, an eye-catching bicycle that lets you explore in comfort, style and the pace of a bygone era.

This bike has a 22.5″ frame, and so is suitable for riders approximately 5’8″ and taller.

Current retail on the Poppy is $1195, and we’ve marked this one down to $849.  It is available for in-store pickup only.

Call 617-244-1040, Email, or come on by and check it out!

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2014 Giant Bicycle Close-outs**

We’re making room for 2015 Giant models and closing out the following select 2014 Giant road and mountain bikes by 15%!

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The Defy (above) and Avail (below) models are the perfect all-day, everyday road machine. Whether century rides or weekend jaunts, these rigs are designed for comfort and efficiency. They simply are engineered to be smooth, light well-built road bikes. The Avail model is designed from the ground up for women and by women. It’s not just the “female-specific” version of the Defy.

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The Any Road model (below) can handle just that. Trail, road, touring, commuting; whatever you can throw at it. Narrow tires, wide tires, fenders, rack… Any Road!

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The XTC is a pure cross country mtb spec’d with Shimano Deore componentry, 650b wheel geometry and a solid Rockshox Recon fork. Perfect for Cutler Park, the Fellsway or even a great entry-level XC race rig.

 

2014 Giant Road

 

  • Defy Composite 1 L (matte carbon/blue & red accents) MSRP $2,400 > $2040
  • Defy Composite 1 M (grey & orange accents) MSRP $2,400 > $2040
  • Avail Composite 3 XS (gloss white) MSRP $1,550 > $1317.50
  • Defy 1 M, ML, XL (blk & red accents) MSRP $1,300 > $1105
  • Avail 1 M (blk & neon red accents) MSRP $1,300 > $1105
  • Defy 2 XL (white & blk/blue accents) MSRP $1,000 > $850
  • Defy 3 M (blk) MSRP $880 > $748
  • Any Road 2 L (grey) MSRP $950 > $807.50
  • Defy 5 ML (grey) MSRP $650 > $552.50
  • Avail 5 XS (silver) MSRP $650 > $552.50

 

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  • Avail S (grey) MSRP $1,270 > $1079.50

 

2014 Giant MTB

  • XTC 2 L (red) MSRP $1,600 > $1360

 

Trance-Advanced-27-5-1For a very limited time, our two in stock 2015 Giant mountain models, Trance Advanced 1 27.5 L  (above) and XTC Advanced 27.5 1 (below) come with a pair of free Shimano XTR pedals, trail or XC version! Call 617-244-1040 for more details.

XtC-Advanced-27-5-1-Comp**This sale is for in-stock bikes only.

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Brompton Rental Blowout

Each year, we sell off our rental bike fleet when the new one is ready to go.  Now is a great time to get a deal on a Brompton!

The rental bikes are used, but in fine serviceable condition. All have been checked over, tuned up and brought up to spec.  Most will have some normal wear to the finish, but that’s about it.

M6L_15458This 2014 M6L is the next one to go.  It’s a British racing green bike with 6 speeds, M handlebars, and the Shimano dynamo lighting kit.  An extended seat post and firm suspension complete the build,  and either can be easily changed.

For pricing or more information you can stop by the store, email Elton or call me at 617-244-1040.

– Elton

 

 

 

 

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Great Gift Idea #3

Harris Cyclery Gift Certificates

When you’re not quite sure what might be perfect for that special riding someone, click here.

We can deliver gift certificates by snail mail or email, so it’s never too late!

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Great Gift Idea #2

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For all the folks out there asking, “What can I get my favorite rider?”, we have another fine suggestion:

What about a Harris Cyclery cap?

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We’ve just received a shipment of caps in various colors and fabrics, all with the distinctive Harris phoenix logo embroidered in contrasting color.  Nice!

These stylish noggin warmers are sure to warm the heart cockles of  even the hardest to please riders in your universe.

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They are available for in-store purchase only.  Stop in and check them out!

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