The bottom bracket, or “BB”, is the cartridge bearing/spindle unit that your right hand crank and left-hard crank arm fasten to. In recent months, Brompton Bicycle has received reports of these spindles breaking. Though there were very few reports of this occurrence, Brompton have taken the news seriously and announced a voluntary recall of most bikes made between April 2014 and May 2017. They are asking owners to take their bikes to Brompton dealers for a free repair. To CONFIRM if your Brompton folder is subject to the recall, FIRST, check here on the Brompton website.
TROPHY BIKES IS AUTHORIZED TO CHANGE OUT BOTTOM BRACKETS COVERED BY THE RECALL, at no cost to you. Please call us ( 215-592-1234) to set an appointment. Your bike can be in and out same day in most cases. ALSO: If you feel your Brompton might need other work, be sure to tell us on the phone so we can reserve enough time to do that as well.
Thanks and we look forward to squaring away every Brompton we can, so the world’s best folder stays the most dependable folder as well.
— mcget / trophy bikes
712 N. 2nd St. Phila. PA 19123
open 7 days (current hours 8a-7p weekdays • 10a-5p sat + sun)
NOTE OUR TRIMMER FALL HOURS START SUN., OCT. 15
At that point, we’ll be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays
We have never missed a single episode of the Philly Bike Expo, starting when it looked like this:
Awww, wasn’t that cute? Now the Expo is in a bigger-than-ever space at the Convention Center, with more top cycling companies, advocates and artisans than ever before — We will be there with bells on, showing off the new BROMPTON BICYCLE 2017 models which have some notable design changes, which is just about all we can say about that for the moment! Trophy Bikes will again be leading the Brommie Breakfast Roll from 30th Street Station to the Expo, using a rather circuitous path, and celebrating Brompton Saturday and Surly Sunday–more details on all that in our next postings. But do please plan to come to the best bike show on the East Coast. cheers,
— mcget & the cast and crew at Trophy Bikes 712 N. 2nd St. Phila. PA
Greetings: we still have one space left at the Brommie Clinic on Saturday, April 9th.
From 9 a.m. to about 10:30, we will teach the tricks for keeping your Brompton folder bike happy, including how to get that pesky back wheel off (and on again), how to make your drivetrain last longer, and more. This is a hands-on, easy-paced , and FREE class–but you must contact us to reserve. One space left, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org to hold your chair.
The Park TOOL SCHOOL is an all-day workshop that will show your everything involved in a modern derailer bike tune-up. We provide a cheerful instructor, and all the tools & coffee needed to get through a day of skills-building. Class fee of $99 covers it all–and includes a coupon good for 15% off any tool purchase. On SUNDAY, April 10, 11 a.m to 5 p.m. One space left, please call us now to reserve: 215-592-1234.
MONDAY THROUGH WED – our usual commuter-friendly 8am to 7pm.
CHRISTMAS EVE: we will CLOSE around 4 p.m.; please call ahead to confirm if you may be coming after that. NOTE: LAST CALL FOR SPECIAL GIFT ORDERS: Monday at 4pm to receive before Wednesday!
CHRISTMAS DAY: CLOSED, but we’re back Saturday and Sunday Dec. 26 + 27 with good cheer and some ad hoc End of Year deals.
THEN: Mon-Tues-Wed., Dec. 28-29-30: We will OPEN AT NOON and go till our usual closing time of 7pm. We’re CLOSED New Year’s Eve through Jan. 2. We REOPEN at 10am on Sun., Jan 3, 2016 with our usual stack of New Year’s Resolutions at hand!
Do please note that we will be closed for Thanksgiving and also for the artificial shopping frenzy session that some call Black Friday. We think you should refrain from shopping on those days; if enough of us do so, the big boxes will let their staff enjoy the holiday with their families. Then come to us on Saturday and just let that debit card rip!
This historically accurate illustration is the work of one of our favorite peoples, Mr. Peter Dalkner — find him now at http://www.justeleanor.com
IN OTHER NEWS: Trophy stalwarts Bob Burdalski and Nick Manta will return to Pittsburgh on Saturday for their second crack at THE DIRTY DOZEN, a day-long adventure that tackles 12 of that city’s steepest hills. The DD regulations note that if a rider put a foot down on any hill, he or she must go back down and start again… Wish the fellows luck!
SAVE THE DATE: Trophy Bikes would like to see you at our HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSEon Thursday, Dec. 17th. We will have adult beverages, salty snacks and more. You can even pick up some warm socks for the ride home if you like! Starts around 5 p.m. and goes till a bit after our usual closing time of 7 p.m.
GOT A BROMPTON?GET ANOTHER!: Announcing an unusual holiday promo at Trophy Bikes. If you have a Brompton, you already know how good these British-made folders are. You also know that they bear a noteworthy price tag. From now up until the start of Christmas Week, we can help a bit with that part. Bring your Brompton bike to Trophy Bikes and we’ll take $101 off the cost of any Bespoke Brompton special order. (fine print: cannot be combined with any other discounts; must be paid in full at time of order, all sales final) This offer good ONLY through Dec. 22 . Oh, and while your Brompton is in the shop, we’ll check it over and let you know of any service needs.
First up, we have the BROMMIE CLINIC–our hands-on class where we teach you how to keep your Brompton folder bike happy. NEXT ONE IS THIS SATURDAY, Nov. 14th, 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. FREE, but you must reserve to hold a space in this small class. Email email@example.com with BROMMIE CLINIC in the subject line to save your spot. NOTE: After class, we’re headed right to the PHILLY TWEED RIDE at the Waterworks at 11 a.m.–so bring a tie and your best thrift store jacket!
THE PARK TOOL SCHOOL is our most popular class–a full day intensive in which we cover everything involved in tuning up and maintaining a modern derailed bike. NEXT CLASS IS SUN., Nov. 15th, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Just $99 covers instructor fee, materials, the Park Big Blue Book of Bike Repair–AND a coupon good for 15% off any tool order. We provide all the tools, coffee and clean rags needed for this detailed class. Spaces limited–call now to enroll at 215.990.9275 during our open hours (8 am to 7 pm weekdays).