September 2011

Bicycle Therapy Team Kits by Capo: Pre-order and Save $25

Posted: September 30th, 2011 | Filed under: Accessories, Featured, Products, Shoes Apparel Helmets | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

It’s a new day, it’s a new dawn, and we’ve got new team kits coming in. There are some great new sponsors – Melitta Coffee, Bravo Building Services, Specialized – and now we’re working with Capo. The kits look amazing (check out the proofs below) and they feature the same upgraded chamois that we have in our 20th Anniversary kits.

We know the kits have been out of stock for a while, so we’ve got a deal for all you out there that have been patiently waiting. The full kits will go for $225, but if you pre-order the kit and put down a 50% deposit by 5:00pm on Friday the 7th, you’ll get the it for $200. It’s that easy. Place your order before the deadline and save $25. Check out the proofs after the jump and call, stop in, or email to place your order and/or ask any questions.

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Rothera Cycling Caps: Now at Bicycle Therapy

Posted: September 30th, 2011 | Filed under: Accessories, Featured, Shoes Apparel Helmets | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

 

It’s funny how the little things in life can make or break a ride. A good cycling cap is one of those little things. A well-made, trusty, comfy cap can keep sun, rain, and perspiration out of your eyes, and most important, keep you looking good. There are many people out there, myself included, that are constantly searching for not just a good cap, but a great cap. Rothera Cycling makes a truly great cycling cap, and now you can get yours at Bicycle Therapy.

Hate to say it, but the cold and the wet are coming soon, so if you need a cap, come by and grab one. Rothera caps are all handmade in Philadelphia, reversible, and are made with technical (wicking, water-resistant, wind-proof) and/or wool fabrics. Check out some models and pricing after the jump.

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Free Parking At Bicycle Therapy: Wait, What?

Posted: September 27th, 2011 | Filed under: Featured | Tags: | No Comments »

That’s right. We’ve got parking. Free parking. Please ask about it the next time you’re here.


Bicycling Essentials: Be Prepared For Anything

Posted: September 27th, 2011 | Filed under: Accessories, Products, Tools Lubricants & Cleaners | Tags: , , | No Comments »

There are no two items more important to carry on a ride than food and water.  However, if you believe that preparation goes beyond survival we might suggest packing a pump and a tube, even if you are not skilled in flat tire repair it does not hurt to carry.  Plenty of cyclists pride themselves on excellent etiquette and will slow their pace to check on a distressed rider on the side of the road.  Having the correct inner tube and an inflation device can save you a long walk home in some very uncomfortable shoes.  With that said we would like to make the following suggestions, you can call them the essentials:

 

  • Specialized Air Tool Mini ($25) – This compact* offering from Specialized fits neatly into a jersey pocket, saddle bag, orcan be clamped next a water bottle cage.  Available in two models for road and mountain bikes the sturdy aluminum pump is as reliable as it is sleek.
  • Inner Tube ($7-10) – Patch kits are great, but can mean a lot of extra time spent off the bike in the middle of a ride.  Fresh inner tubes don’t have an expiration date, so pack one under the seat and forget about it until it’s needed.

*Mechanic’s Tip:  Small pumps are great because they’re light weight and pack away easily, but the short barrel does not provide much air per stroke.  It is not uncommon to find oneself pumping up a flat tire for five or ten minutes.  Not only is this an exhausting task, but as one becomes fatigued (and often frustrated) they will lose some grip on the pump head and tear the fragile Presta valve.  This slip quickly negates all of your hard work, but it is simple to avoid.  After locking the pump onto the valve place the back of the head against the corner of a curb.  Now you can pump down, into the curb and the pressure with keep the whole assembly stable.


Bicycle Therapy: One of Bicycling Magazine’s Best Bike Shops

Posted: September 23rd, 2011 | Filed under: Featured | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Bicycle Therapy is proud to announce that we’ve been selected by Bicycling Magazine as one of the top shops of the 100 Best Bike Shops in America. We couldn’t be prouder:

“What this compact shop lacks in square footage its employees more than make up for in exuberance. Whether they are leading a discourse on carbon-fiber wheels or dishing out straightforward advice to first-time commuters, the staffers at Bicycle Therapy speak with passion and expertise.” 

- Bicycling Magazine, October 2011

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably bought a bike from us, had one repaired here, or at least stopped by to get some advice. For the all support, love, and loyalty from our family, friends, and fans, we thank you and we know we wouldn’t be hear without you.

If you’ve never been here, please stop by soon and find out why we made the list.