Moving Right Along

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in News | One Comment

The right print, to hang on the wall above the tool chest, is proving to be elusive. The rest of the shop is coming along nicely however, especially with the recent arrival of an adjustable, stationary fit bike positioned right in front of the window. Our collection of demo bikes rotate a bit, but in […]

Three’s Company

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in News | One Comment

When the O’Brien’s opened up their bike shop at 138 Bradley Street, sometime in the early 1900’s, I can only imagine that they thought the location was special. East Rock’s summit was just as much in view then, if not more so. The street may not have been one way like it is today, but […]

Cyclists to Know: John Pescatore

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in Cyclists to Know, News | No Comments

The first time I met John Pescatore we were congregating for a group ride on the front stoop of the Coffee Pedaler.  I could tell from the sling on his arm that he wouldn’t be joining us that morning, but equally obvious, was how badly he wanted to suit up.  “Just a few more weeks,” […]

Photo Shoot

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in News, Photography, Seven Cycles | No Comments

Occasionally a bike comes together so well that people can’t help but take notice.  The angles look just right.  The tubes are neither too long nor too short.  The colors work together in perfect harmony.  Jackie’s Cafe Racer S was just such a bike, I knew it when it was finished, but Seven Cycles also […]

Cyclists to Know: @bobbinnsprocket

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in Cyclists to Know, News, Reasons to Ride | One Comment

The discovery feature of Instagram has introduced me to inspiring people, brands, and endless cycling culture.  A few months ago I clicked on an image of a small bike on a pleasing dirt path because I wanted to be there on my bike.  The trail turned out to be in Connecticut, as did the poster, […]

Birthday Bike

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Bike Build, News | No Comments

Fat white-walls, swept back bars, and massive sprung saddles provided all the luxury of a 70’s Cadillac as they rode down 1st avenue and gazed at the waves crashing on the beach.  The bikes were rentals, used and abused, poorly fitting and absolutely perfect for the flat, slow roads of the Jersey Shore.  They’d been […]

Delivered.

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in Bike Build, News | No Comments

With a few days to go before Christmas, the final components for Ben’s Cafe Racer S had arrived.  I wrote about his bike before, but in a nutshell it’s the ultimate family bike.  Designed for heavy kid and toddler use his bike will be subjected to trailers, kid seats, rack and panniers, picnics, play-scapes, accidental […]

Winter is Here: Take Advantage!

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Bike Build, News | No Comments

Sunlight poured through our windows this morning and, from where I sat, looked like every other glorious “winter” day we have had thus far.  But, stepping outside, it was clear today was different.  In fact, with each passing hour, the temperatures actually went down all morning and well into the afternoon.  Actual winter, quite possibly, […]

Bike Repair in Wallingford, Delivered to your Door

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in News, Reasons to Ride | No Comments

Jeff’s usual ride is a ten mile loop around town, one he has completed so many times that you might expect to see a 28mm wide depression in the shoulder of the road.  He bought a flat bar Jamis Coda Comp seven years ago, and hasn’t changed a thing on it.  His position is upright […]

Rapha’s Festive 500

Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in News, Reasons to Ride | No Comments

Rapha’s Festive 500 starts up, as it has since 2010, on Christmas Eve day.  The challenge, to ride 500 km between (betwixt?) December 24th and New Years Eve, is as much a challenge of time management as it is braving the elements.  That translates to 311 miles, an average of about 39 miles a day. […]