Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thule Vertex 2 bike hitch rack - $200

Here's a nice rack to put on your vehicle, assuming it has either a 1 1/4" or 2" receiver hitch.  Carries two bikes and the arms fold out of the way when you don't need them.  The main arm also lowers out of the way to access your trunk or hatch area.

HP Velotechnik Gekko FX trike - $2100

This trike came to us with VERY few miles on it, so it's virtually a new trike.  The base price of a new Gekko is $2490.  Decked out with a rear rack, fenders, and SPD pedals, new this trike would sell for over $2800.  A very solid, comfortable trike, the Gekko also features a quick and compact fold that makes it easier to transport and store.

ICE Adventure RS trike - $3200

A very fine "tadpole" recumbent trike with lots of upgrades - bar end shifters, full fender set, neck rest, rear rack, handle bar bag mount, lights, etc.  The Adventure RS has a rear suspension system and a highly adjustable mesh seat, making it a very comfortable trike.  New, this trike would sell for well over $4500, so in excellent condition this is a very good buy.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Burley Samba Softride Tandem - $1200

Ever since Burley got out of the tandem business, it's been hard to find a really good quality tandem at a modest price. They made some really great bikes at great prices, and the Samba was one of their more popular models.  Built around 26" mountain bike wheels, it was a sturdy and versatile bike, and a lot of fun to ride. An added feature of this one is the Softride "beam" for the stoker, which as the name implies, softens out the ride by introducing suspension for the rear seat.  A very nice tandem, and at $1200 a very good buy.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Montague Crosstown folding bike - $600

Montague is known for the fact that their bikes use standard sized wheels, so they ride just as you'd expect such a bike to ride.  While the folded package isn't as compact as a small-wheeled folder, for many riders that's fine, and the large wheels do have some pluses.  In very good condition, very few miles ridden.  Comes with original owner's manual.  Bought new in 2012.

Check out further info on the bike from Montague here:

Dahon Speed D7 - $500

Here's a nice, lightly used Dahon, ready for your commute with rack and fenders. This model has been our most popular model from Dahon for a number of years, with good reason.  A good way to try out the folding bike experience economically.  Comes with original owner's manual and touch up paint. Bought new in 2011.

More info from Dahon here:

Dahon Speed D7 2014

Gary Fisher Tyro - $180

A nice bike for the young person who has outgrown a 20" wheeled bike and is ready for hand brakes and gears.  We used to sell a lot of these when we carried the Fisher line, and it's still a great little bike.

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Bike Friday Tikit - $1100

This is one of the "hyperfold" versions of the Tikit, with a cable system that latches the stem in place automatically as you unfold the bike, making for a really quick fold. Decked out with fenders, front and rear racks and the Quick Transit cover.  New, without those extras, these bikes sell for $1498 today.  We have two of them right now... one at $1100, the other at $1000. Our used folders sell fast, so get them while we have them!

Friday, November 15, 2013

1985 Trek 720 Touring Bike - $995

Here's a very nice, nearly mint condition, classic touring bike from Trek from the mid-80s. Long wheelbase, cantilever brakes, and mounts for racks and fenders make this a great bike to load up and head off on an adventure.  24" (61cm) frame, for you tall folks.

Some of you who know Tim may be wondering why he doesn't snap this up himself, as it's just his style... well, it's only because he already owns two perfectly good touring bikes.  Otherwise, this would be tempting!

Lightning R84 Recumbent - $2200

Here's a bike you don't see very often!  A short wheelbase, above seat steering recumbent with a carbon fiber frame. High quality components all around, with a light frame and wheels. New these sell for over $6000, so here's a chance to get one for a lot less.

This bike is a large, and according to Lightning suitable for riders with an x-seam of 41" - 44.5", inseam of 29" - 33",  and height of 5'-7" - 6'-1".

Friday, October 18, 2013

Linus Roadster Sport 3 speed - $500

Linus makes a range of what I call "stylish city bikes" ... attractive, practical bikes with internally geared hubs, fenders and racks.  Perfect for running errands, shopping, or just enjoying the trail.  Here's a virtually new one, in excellent condition, for only $500.  New, this bike sells for $665.

Phat Cycles 3 speed cruiser - $325

Comfortable, simple, and stylish sums it up for this bike... a smooth riding three speed cruiser for easy summer rides.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Electra Townie 7D - $300

A nice comfortable "cruiser" bike with Electra's "flat foot" (crank forward) design. Seven speed derailleur drive train, with a rear rack and front basket, a nice little bike for running errands or just cruising the bike trail.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Trek Soho Commuter bike w/upgrades - $1300

If you're looking for a great deal on a fully equipped commuter bike, look no further. This Soho comes with belt drive (cleaner and quieter than a chain), an 8 speed internally geared hub with roller brake, front disc brake, chain guard, fenders and a rear rack. The original owner had it upgraded with a Shimano dynamo hub and Supernova lights front and rear.  All told, new this bike would have sold for $1700. Given the great condition it's in and all the extra features, this is a very good deal.  A 22.5" frame, so it's for taller riders. Come on in and check it out!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Surly Big Dummy with extras! $1700

Probably the best of the "long tail" cargo bikes out there, the Big Dummy is a great riding bike capable of hauling 400 pounds (rider and cargo). This one comes to us with the Xtracycle bags, a child seat, an alternative set of handlebars, and the wooden rear deck (the bike currently has a plastic one mounted). New this set up would be well over $2000, probably around $2500.  Come on in and give it a try!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Peugeot UO-8 - $160

Here's a nice older Peugeot in very good condition with some new features. This model was many folks' first introduction to "ten speeds" back in the 70s, and it's still a good, solid, fun bike today.  We've upgraded it with wheels that have aluminum alloy rims (the originals were steel), making for a lighter bike with better braking performance.  This one is a 25" frame, so it's for you taller folk out there.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Volae Expedition w/couplers - $1200

Here's a Volae Expedition with couplers that allow you to split the frame into two pieces for packing purposes.  So this would be a great bike for the recumbent traveler!

Volae is a line of recumbents that are an offshoot of the Hostel Shoppe in Wisconsin. The frames are made by Waterford Precision Cycles, a maker of fine steel bicycles. Set up as a versatile, agile bike, this Volae features a hardshell seat, disc brakes, and high quality components.  It is a large size frame, and you can learn about how to size a Volae, as well as other Volae info here:

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Bike Friday with Suitcase/Trailer Rig - $1200

A very nice older Bike Friday travel bicycle, in excellent shape.  Included in the price is a suitcase for packing the bike AND the Bike Friday trailer kit that converts the suitcase into a trailer for your stuff.  Very handy for the touring and traveling cyclist.  This feature alone is now $500 from Bike Friday.  The bike is a small one, best for those 5'-2" or shorter, I'd say.  It comes with a variety of extras, including a taller stem, to fit a rider who is a bit taller.

Friday, February 01, 2013

Rans XStream 26 w/upgrades - $3200

Here's a long wheelbase, high performance recumbent that has very few miles on it. Purchased in early 2011, the former owner sadly passed away before he had a chance to rack up the miles.

The bike is VERY light, and most, if not all, of the components have been upgraded from original specifications. The wheels are Velocity Uriel 650c wheels, with Schwalbe Ultremo tires. The crank is a carbon FSA SL-K, and the derailleurs and shifters have been upgraded to SRAM X-9. Come on by and check it out!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

'80s Peugeot Road Bike $500 - NOW $400 OBO

Here's a very nice older lugged steel Peugeot road bike from the 1980s.  One of the challenges with Peugeot bikes is they never really embraced the idea of putting model names or numbers actually ON the bike, so we're not 100% sure of the identity of this bike.  As near as Tim could figure out, we're looking at a mid-80s PGN-10, a couple of steps from the top of the line of the era.  Nice double butted Vitus steel tubing, alloy components from Stronglight, Simplex, and Weinmann, with upgraded wheels. The wheels have Campagnolo Record hubs and Mavic rims with "sewup" tires.  If you don't know, sewups are the classic racing tires that are glued to the rims. These tires are going to have to be replaced or repaired, but the wheels themselves are in very good shape.  The frame size is 63cm/25", for you tall folks.