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Jun 19, 2010
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
Jun 15, 2010
(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 the pathways have to offer. Best of all, we ride at night so we have the entire pathway network to ourselves!
We would like to encourage all of you reading this to come out on the next ride and enjoy a fun, mellow bike ride. The pace is super-chill and good times are always just a few pedal strokes away!
The pictures shown are just a few images from our last adventure.
We hope to see you at the next ride - June 26th - The Full Moon in June v2.0.
Jun 8, 2010
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.
Batavus Bikes are, to this day, still made with durability and longevity as core guiding principles and we are proud to be able to sell these fine examples of European cycle excellence!
Todays Batavus bikes are the epitome of fine city bikes - the leader in efficient, stylish cycle transportation. Come check them out here at BikeBike and feel free to try one or two out on a test ride.
You will be amazed at how easy they are to ride - and how young and full of happiness you feel too!