Nichols knows his bikes. His studio cuts out the middleman and gives people a more personal experience when it comes to choosing the perfect bike for them. Most of the bikes turned into commuters are from out of state, but Nichols works with clients who have custom orders or are looking to trade in their old bike for something new.
There is his road bike — a titanium rocket from Colorado — and hanging below it, a customized mountain bike, also titanium. Leaning against that bike is another that belongs to his wife, Chikako. Two others hang from the opposite wall, and on a tall platform in the living room sit seven more — rare examples of early mountain bikes.
Secondhand bikes generally come in three categories: vintage, refurbished and regular used bicycles. Here are tips from New York bike experts on how to buy a great secondhand set of wheels for the summer:. While the definition of vintage is in the eye of the beholder, AJ Nichols from Harvest Cyclery in Bushwick considers a bike vintage if it was made in the mids or earlier.
Save a buck while you help save the environment by buying a set of pre-used wheels. This Lower East Side nonprofit fixes donated bikes and gets them rolling like new. The bikes are patched up by high schoolers and other young people who learn valuable mechanic skills through community and summer programs.
By Melissa Cronin. Biking is fun, efficient, environmentally friendly, and will get you streamlined for spring break, too. Not only is it a non-profit that sells refurbished bikes and supports youth empowerment initiatives, they also offer volunteer nights where you can learn basic bike mechanics for free.
Looking at the Franklin and Willowbut not quite sure how the models compare? With the Willow featuring our Swept-Back Handlebars. This means a much more upright European-style riding position think sitting in a chair that is well suited for leisurely riding.
Revolution Bicycles existed in our minds for many years before becoming a reality. Steve and Samantha who met and married in NYC started dreaming and planning in Both are cycling afficonados.
We offer a wide variety of new and used bikes to help get you around the city safely, efficiently, and in style. Apart from our selection of bikes and accessories we offer a full range of service ranging from flat fixes, to full overhauls of your bike to get you ready for the new season. I recently moved around the corner from this place and a friend had good experience with them, so I popped in when I had a flat last week. I told the guy who worked there that I guessed she needed a tune-up, too, as I'm admittedly not the best with bike maintenance and one of her brakes was quite loose.
Riding any type of bicycle in this beguiling region would have been stunning. Riding a vintage bike even a loaner of questionable provenance was transcendent. Benedict Wheeler.