Thursday, December 31, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
So for those of you that know Ian, you are already aware that he is a very "special" young man. For those of you that don't, this bike might give you some idea of what we are dealing with. He started classes at Drexel University this September, majoring in Engineering. This brings us to the "Monster F*cker", his latest creation. Take one Surly Steamroller frame, one DMR 20mm through axle fork and a whole bunch of parts that were never intended to go together on the same bicycle. It is essentially a fixed gear monster cross bike, this is what bike geeks do in the winter to ammuse themselves...
Saturday, December 26, 2009
In an effort to make the lives of the thieves more difficult, and your bike safer from said thieves, I am going to try and offer some tips on fortifying your steed.
First and foremost, most people are using Mini Ulocks that can at best lock your frame and maybe your front wheel. If this is the case, you can pick up one of these 5" padlocks with removable shackle to lock through your seatstays keeping your rear wheel from being easily removed. These can be purchased for under $10 at most hardware stores, and we are also keeping them in stock at the shop for $9. I first saw this being used in NYC in the mid 90's by messengers as a fast and cheap method of rear wheel security. Most ULocks and even Chain Locks will handle frame and front wheel, but as Jesse will tell you, don't overlook that rear one.
Check back for more tips soon!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
These GarBEAR wool caps have fleece lined ear flaps and are nice and warm. They come in 2 sizes, several colors, and are $40. Get one. You know you want too.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Don't be scared to come visit us in the snow, buy yourself some knobby tires if you don't have them already. Stop by and test ride the SURLY with studded snow tires if you dare, we will be timing your laps for a special snow day prize!
And don't forget that we have lots of warm wooly HATS, GLOVES, and SOCKS to keep you warm and cozy.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
So the winter months offer us a little more free time to have fun and be creative. This is one of the last Volume Cutter V2 frames that we have left, Small (50cm) size Built up with the landing gear fork we just got in. Some pre-built DP 18 wheels with Continental Sport Contact 700x32 tires, Cobra Track Cranks 165mm 46T, Green KMC Z Chain, 17T Cobra Cog, Green Velo Saddle, Green STOLEN Headset, Odessey BMX Pedals with All City Toe CLips and double Straps, BMX alloy stem with Fly Racing 4" alloy BMX Bar, Green All City Star grips. Typically the custom builds will run well over $1000, but you could score this one for just $900. It's not too late to add it to your holiday wish list...
So tuesday evening some kid comes in asking for some air, I recognized the wheels as having been stolen from Jesse Johnston about a month ago. I offer to fill up the tire for him and proceed to take the tire off the rim to reveal my signature, date and customer's name. He claims to have purchased the wheel from Mexi-Bike on 9th and Ellsworth. After informing him he could not have his wheel back he left carrying the rest of his bike on his shoulder. If he did in fact buy it from the shop i feel sorry for him, but when you are buying cheap used parts from anybody there is a risk that it is stolen. Or he stole it himself and is just trying to cover his ass and blame it on somebody else. We might never know for sure. But the moral of the story is, stealing is a sin. Thou shall not covet thy neighbors wheels.
Monday, December 14, 2009
The last of our Volume Creedence Complete Bikes, originally $870 now yours for $790! Just as rad as the day it arrived but even cheaper. It is the time of year when we have to make a little room for the new models and that means you save $$.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Fern and Jude on their marks, get set, go! Fern, he said go...
Zack getting fully aero, and shirtless, for the victory!
Dailey doin' it with style, beer in hand!
This was a great time at KFN, happy we could help support the community when they need it most. Looking forward to the next 2 in january!
Friday, December 4, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
We just received our first All City Big Block Frame! The frames are due in two weeks but Jeff showed us some love and got us a sample frame early. The complete bikes will be here in about a month.
Frame sets $499.
Complete Bikes $899.
We are very excited to announce that we are receiving an early shipment of Linus Bicycles next week. The initial order is not expected until march, but they opened up some current inventory so that we can get them to you in time for the holiday season.
-The Dutchi 1speed step through model is $399.
-The Roadster Classic 1speed is $389.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
"Hand made in Brooklyn, Hold Fast FRS offer superior comfort and adjustability no matter what type of shoe you ride in. Whether you are a die-hard fixed gear rider seeking a long lasting alternative to toe-clips, a hardcore bicycle polo player who wants a more protective toe strap, a trick rider seeking greater confidence, a single-track MTB rider who wants to stay connected on drops and switchbacks, or a commuter seeking maximum adjustability and comfort...these are the straps for you."
New Low security alloy U Locks from Japan. They might not be the solution for everyday use, but as a light weight second lock to secure your new wheels or just stopping to get some coffee they are just the ticket. Now in stock for $35.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
(c) Brakes: Every pedalcycle shall be equipped with a braking system which will stop the pedalcycle in 15 feet from an initial speed of 15 miles per hour on a dry, level, and clean pavement.