Who are you?
Maybe you are participating in a charity ride this year and need something more lightweight and streamlined than your city hybrid for training and the ride. There is nothing fun about slogging through 100km on a heavy bike, with fat tires (high friction = drag = slow speed).
Or, maybe you are getting into triathlons and so have to adding cycling to kit.
Or maybe you are a runner whose knees are starting to ache and cycling would allow you to train with less strain.
Maybe your friends are already cycling and you would to join them on recreational fitness riding.
Maybe you are looking for a respectable "bad weather bike". (You could do worse than a Colnago as your rain bike!)
Maybe you've heard that "Steel is Real" and want to add a classic steel frame to your fleet.
What you all have in common is this:
Who are we?
We, basically, like bikes. Good bikes. Great bikes. Old bikes. Recent bikes. Bikes with soul.
We like riding them, we like collecting them, we like putting other people on them. We just like bikes. Particularly European brands.
Unfortunately what most North American cyclists see for sale is mass-produced frames, made by robots in Asia. Not bad necessarily. But they have no soul.
But for decades, the heart of the cycling world has been Europe. And the great bicycle factories were all found in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy. We rarely see the most famous brands here - Colnago, Gazelle, Pinarello, Peugeot, Look, Eddy Merckx...
What can we offer?
We have a good selection of high-quality, well-cared for used.... errh, Pre-Loved road bikes, some fairly recent (5-8 years old) with modern frame materials (aluminum and some carbon) and with modern STI handlebar shifting components.
Price-wise, we aim to offer you an excellent road bike at about half what something similar would cost in a bike shop. Or, a better bike than your budget could otherwise buy new. Generally our prices range from about $700 to $1750.
Generally they are 1-2 generations old. Which is still perfectly viable in a world where the bike manufacturers try their darnedest to convince us that we should upgrade our equipment every year.
That's insane. Unless we are racing at the highest levels of competition, do we really need the latest 12-speed electronic shifting (that's a rhetorical question but the answer is a resounding NO!) 9-speed setups were good enough for the Tour de France racers only a few years ago, and that is certainly still good enough for 95% of the recreational cyclists out there. (After all, 9-speeds over 2 front chainrings gives you 18 settings. Of those you are likely to use about ... 8 of them.)
Beyond the actual bikes we offer services you won't find at a bike shop. We will take you out for a couple of hours to test ride 2 or 3 options. You can return your choice after a week's trial for a full refund or exchange. You can return your choice after a full season for 80% of what you paid for it.
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