Showing posts from June, 2010

BikeBike has some goodies on Sale!

BICYCLES IN-STOCK AND SELECT IN-STOCK SALE ITEMS - we are clearing out some of our remaining in-stock products to make room for other goodies, so pop in and check out some of the sweet deals we have for you. Quantities are limited.

KHS Smoothie Mens medium regular $519 - $75 off

Dahon Ciao! P8 regular $1199 - $100 off
Dahon MuP8 regular $850 - $75 off
JoeBike 2010 Boxbike regular $1799 - $150 off
Pashley Sonnet regular $999 - $145 off
Batavus CS Spirit regular $1250 - $300 off
Batavus Intermezzo Supreme regular $1600 - $250 off
Batavus Diva regular $999 - $145 off
Traitor Ringleader "Pabst Blue Ribbon" Edition 53cm - $850 - AT COST!

All In-stock BikeBins - 50% off

BikeBike Night Missions Group Rides

(photos courtesy of Jimmy Glass)

One of our founding missions here at BikeBike was to expose Calgarians to some of the amazing bicycle infrastructure that exists here.  We are truely blessed with what we have here - namely, the largest urban pathway network in North America, stretching over 600km - and that doesn't even include all the  on-street bikeways which add another 300+kms to the total!

(The fact that these pathways and bikeways do not yet constitute a usable, contiguous network will be tackled in a post at some later date!) 

I have lost track already on the number of customers and friends who have said they have not ridden certain amazing sections of the pathway - like the Glenmore Reservoir or out towards Pearce Estates.  Sadly, many Calgarians (including experienced cyclists) do not use the pathways very often or worse, don't even know they exist - so, we at BikeBike have been leading these exploratory "Night Missions" to show those that attend all that …

Batavus Bikes Just Keep on Rolling!

It started like this - a customer phoned from Central Alberta trying to put his mum's old bike back together for her but was stymied by the ice cream pail full of odd looking bike bits and generally old nature of the bike. 

We were happy to assist, at first with a bag of new parts and cables.  Eventually, the bike arrived here with aforementioned ice cream pail of parts, and the new bits he had purchased too - with a plea to please help sort this all out.

Well, we were able to get the bike back to running condition again and were amazed at what great condition the bike was in - especially considering the bike was at least 30 years old!

Batavus prides itself on producing bicycles that can last a lifetime and this older machine proves that they know what they are doing.  The paint finish was still beautiful, the rims were shining like they were brand new (thats stainless steel for you!) , and everything was working like it was just rolled off the sales floor yesterday.