We reopened as a Brompton-only shop on April Fool’s Day 2022, and worried whether it could work.
Well, all the signs continue to point upward, with both rawking old customers and brand, shiny new people coming into our compact space just west of Rittenhouse Row to try and to buy the world’s best folder bikes. THANK YOU ALL for taking the time to shop in actual reality instead of the virtual mall that the powers-that-been think we should be spend a life sentence locked into.
YES, we are taking a winter break from Xmas through Jan. 3, and then back at it on Jan. 4, 2023.
IF YOU REALLY REALLY NEED A BROMPTON REPAIR before then, we might be able to meet up at the shop by appointment. Send us an email (info -at- trophybikes -dot-com) and we try our best to arrange it.
NEXT SUNDAY, 11 September – you are invited to join us on a Brompton Folder Bike Day Trip:
HOP the (9:41) train to Doylestown and CHEER top-level cycle racing, RIDE the course on your Brompton between events, DIG an Arts Festival (conveniently located right next to the bike race, -AND– do a quick SWOOP to some great lunch, book and vintage shops before catching the train back to Philly by late PM.
There will be prizes for the BEST-DRESSED (as judged by a jury of our peers) Brompton riders.
This event is for Brompton folder bikes, it’s FREE (except for train tix), but please RSVP to info (at) trophybikes dot com.
We will MEET UP at the center info booth inside AMTRAK 30th St. Station, at 9:30 sharp. (so we have time to purchase tickets and such)
This Saturday, 11 August, we invite Brompton bike riders to join us in a “top-down” tour of the Philly Free Streets day. Philly Free Streets, now in its 3rd year, will turn Broad Street, from City Hall to Erie Avenue, into a car-free zone from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Our event will take advantage of the Brompton’s unique fold to take SEPTA up to the north end of Open Streets. We will meet at La Colombe Coffee Penn Square, on the SW corner of City Hall at 10 a.m. sharp. First, a quick lap around City Hall, then down into a cool, rumbling Broad Street subway car, which will rocket us to Broad and Erie in 16 minutes!
We’ll unfold and pedal back down 100% car-free North Broad Street to City Hall (4.6 miles, easy pace, lots of stops for photos) …and maybe a post-ride beverage at nearby Fergie’s Pub.
The ride is FREE (please bring $2.50 or your SEPTA KEY for the subway trip), but because of space considerations–Brompton bikes only, please. • • RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with BUBS in the subject line to help us know how many Brompton riders to expect. THANKS!
Get that winter muck off yer Brompton folder at the Brommie Wash. From 11 to 2 on Sat., March 17, we’ll give your faithful bike a splash, a scrub and some chain lube too. You can help if you wish (we’ll give you gloves) or just cheer from the sidelines and yell, “You missed a spot!” from time to time. If it’s warm enough, we’ll go for a quick ride at 2 p.m., so bring a helmet and some money for a beer. Cheers!
THE NEW BLACK EDITION BROMPTONS HAVE ARRIVED IN OUR SHOWROOM.
We have ordered most of them with the new Black Lacquer, a smokey finish that cloaks the steel, while still letting it peek through. There is no way to get the full effect of this other than in person. We’re here from 8 a.m to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10-4 Sat. and Sun.
We have Black Edition Bromptons in M, H and S bar configurations, so please do let us know what you’re looking for.
Meet up with fellow Brompton riders and join us for a Flea Market Frolic on Saturday, December 16!(under 8 mi. total, easy paced)
MEETS 11 a.m. sharp at Trophy Bikes (712 N. 2nd St.); we’ll cruise through Chinatown and then South Philly to the infamous PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET at the Bok Building.
We’ll GUARD your neatly-folded Bromptons while you shop for funky gift bargains at one of Philadelphia’s more unusual holiday happenings. The PuNk RoCk FleA* features 100 vendors selling vintage and hand-made goods, clothing, LPs and crafty items.
Afterward, we’ll spin north with our swag along the Delaware River and roll through two of Philadelphia’s newest riverfront pier-parks. FINISHES BACK AT TROPHY BIKES;optional after-beverage hangout at one of the fine local pubs nearby.
ALSO back at Trophy Bikes after the ride: special discounts for all Bromptoneers on any and all Brompton goods in stock. PLUS surprise gifts for the owners of the oldest and newest Bromptons on the ride (per serial numbers!).
NOTE: This is a Brompton-only ride, thanks for your cooperation; helmets and blinky lights, please. • RAIN/SNOW DATE 12/17; wear layers–we re-sked only for snow or rain!
(* Note: entry is $3, BUT the first 10 Bromptoneers to arrive at Trophy get free admission to the Punk Rock Flea Market.)
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
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: email@example.com 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.
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.