Let’s just say you’d better be on your bike this SATURDAY, November 10th! TWO GREAT RIDES are double-booking the day, so you’ll have to decide whether to join the 10th Annual Philly Tweed Ride, which meets 11 am at the Waterworks behind the Art Museum on Saturday.
OR help get food out there to our fellow Philadelphians in need with CRANKSGIVING:
Cranksgiving helps a great cause, and has a less strict (as in no) dress code. The Tweed Ride requires a sartorial effort, but is an awesome trip into a fantastic, imaginary cycling past of dandies and quantrelles on two wheels.
We couldn’t decide either, so we pitched some swag to each of these events. Flip a coin, ask your friends what they’re doing, check your closets…
It’s your call.
AND FINALLY, remember that TROPHY BIKES is now on a FALL HOURS FOOTING: Which just means we are OPEN 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10-4 sat + sun. Our cheerful mechanics are ALWAYS ON DUTY, at Trophy Bikes 712 N. 2nd St. , PHL.
PLEASE BRING YOURSELF – and THAT DIRTY BIKE OF YOURS to TROPHY BIKES, at 712 N. 2nd Street in Northern Liberties PHL. We will wash your faithful steed… and YOU (we hope) will give a GENEROUS TIP – 100% of which will go to the NORTH AMERICAN CYCLE COURIER CHAMPIONSHIPS in Philadelphia Oct. 4-8.
ALSO: The NACCC needs you! Check their website to find out where the biggest courier races of 2018 will be held, AND check for volunteer opportunities. Here’s that VOLUNTEER LINK.
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!
CONTINUING TODAY (through Valentine’s Day Feb 14) – we have drastically, nay, recklessly – reduced prices on every SURLY bike in our stock. We’re open this Saturday and Sunday from 10:02 a.m. to 4:01 p.m. at 712 N. 2nd in rapidly infilling Northern Liberties Philadelphia!
OK, so you’ve scrolled down to here – let’s stretch things a bit more. If you want a SURLY bike that’s not in our store stock, show any Trophy staffer this ad and get 11% off any Special Order SURLY BIKE.
Here’s the FINE PRINT: Must Be Paid In Full / All Sales Final / Sale Prices good only through Valentine’s Day Feb. 14. SWING BY!
Get a FREE* wash, rinse + chain lube for your faithful machine this SATURDAY. ALSO: free safety inspections + other specials in the shop! First-come / First-served *NOTE: we will accept TIPS––100% of tips donated to the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.
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.
One of the important things about bicycling is that you can choose your own path. The current consumer tsunami that is Thanksgiving and Black Friday, as currently practiced, are, um, the opposite of that. We are in total agreement with REI and other enlightened retailers that being closed on these days is a win for staff and citizens who can then get to hang with family and friends, or just ride off down the path alone for a while, even! Thus please note that we will be closed Nov. 23-24.
WE WILL BE BACK ON DECK for Small Biz Saturday, Nov. 25th, starting at 10 a.m.
– to resume our semi-grueling 7-day/week schedule:
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays • 10-4 Sat. + Sun.
Cheers, and enjoy your calories – and the rides that burn them off.
(NOTE: Trophy Bikes is at 712 N. 2nd St., though we started at 757 S. 8th, above)
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