Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Bicycle Repair and Safety Courses for Way Gay U at the William Way Center every Monday in October

Every Monday evening in October join Curtis as he teaches a Bicycle Repair and Safety Course for Way Gay You. 

  Bike Repair and Road Safety with Curtis Anthony. Prepare your bike for safe, comfortable riding and gain the knowledge to be safe and ride with confidence. In this camp, you will learn how to assemble a “must have” tool kit, adjust your bike for safety and comfort, clean and maintain your bike, lubricate gears, repair a flat/replace a tube, properly lock your bike, basic gear/brake adjustment, disassemble for shipping/ storage, mount your bike to a car rack and many other tidbits gathered during Curtis' many years in business. Bring your bike, helmet, and tools you currently own. Instructor Curtis, owner of Via Bicycle, has twice been the state captain of the Wheelmen, an international antique bicycle club, has raced mountain bikes, served as the mechanic at the US Professional Championship race, and has owned and operated a successful bike store for 25 years. Camp dates: Mondays, Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, from 8:00-9:00 pm. 4 sessions for $40 members/$55 non-members. Held in the Philadelphia Room, an accessible room. Registration closes September 25

You can Register at the William Way Center website

William Way Center
1315 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Friday, June 2, 2017

Via Bicycle is losing a key man

Matt Woods is moving on to greener pastures. We/I are honored to have had his presence here for over a decade, we`ve seen him get married, Joni introduced us,adding  two girls & a house add yet more to his heaping plate but we're confidant he's up to it.   He has been an asset since day one being the guy that during a lull would chase a broom or empty trash, never a Prima Donna, Matt never shied from less desirable tasks. His knowledge of vintage bikes is something admired by many in the "bike world", especially me.  Until he joins the talented group at Transport Cycles he is trying to train me to fill his big big shoes. I am grateful for his patience as I`m not a quick study. David and Simon are in for a treat as Matt's passion is real and the facets of the bike world that they cover and we don't he will drink in with gusto. I look foreward to hearing what he learns & hope he gets his hands on a torch as Simon's skill is as great as Matt`s thirst for knowledge. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

For Sale: Mid 1960's Cinelli Speciale Corsa 57CM chrome plated!

     Nice rare frame and fork offered for sale today. It is a mid 1960's Cinelli Mod. Speciale Corsa in great condition. The frame and fork are chrome plated, which has some issues, mostly on the non-drive side down tube and a spot on the head tube. Tubing is intact, no structural damage. Has original decals in OK condition. Comes with correct seat binder bolt. Frame has 51mm enameled head badge. Lug set is before the three holes, which did not appear until 1968. Bottom bracket has the drain hole and NO oiler fitting on top. The oiler disappeared in the mid 1960's but the drain hole continued for a few years after. The rear drive side drop out also does NOT have the spring hole for the Campagnolo sport derailleur. That feature disappeared in the late 60's. Also, the fixed cup of the bottom bracket is currently stuck in the frame, we are working on getting it out, should not be a problem.  See photos for reference. Has threaded bosses for fenders at the drop outs, under the rear brake bridge, and the chain stay bridge. Serial number 3507. Comes with top tube brake cable clips as well, they need to be cut off as some one put globs of adhesive on the screws and nuts.  Frame measures as:

57 CM seat tube center to center
57 CM top tube center to center.
     This frame will also be going to the Copake auction and swap this weekend with Curtis if you are going and want to see it there. Feel free to contact me at: with any questions or for pricing.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Eric's Morris

     This bike belongs to one of our employees, Eric.  I wish I had a before picture of this bike, it was CRUSTY! He spent many hours polishing, detailing, tuning up, and sourcing parts. It is an Italian marque, Morris. Lesser known, but maker of high quality frames. Original decals and very nice chromovelato finish. The whole frame is chrome plated and then a red translucent laquer is applied over the chrome. When the sun hits it, it SHINES! Very Italian. He built it up with a mostly Gipiemme, Modolo, Galli group set. that fork was Sooo rusty, he took it down to the clean metal underneath and plans to get it chrome plated to finish the build off. very nice work all around. Enjoy the photos!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Via Bicycle is having yet another public auction!

     We are having yet another public auction! If you missed the first two, then this is your chance to get some cool stuff. This time it is being held at: Cabin Fever Auctions on Sunday, March 26th 2017. The address is: 1860 Weavertown Road, Douglassville, PA 19518 ( In the Merritt's Antique Clock Complex). Here is a link to the website: Cabin Fever auctions
     There will be in person, absentee, and phone bids accepted. Feel free to contact them with any questions you may have. There will be a lot of unique bikes like several Schwinn Paramounts from various eras including two road tandems in excellent condition. Also a 1970's Teledyne Titan that belonged to Fred DeLong, who was the technical editor for Bicycling Magazine in the 70's and enthusiastic advocate of long distance cylo-touring in America. It has many exotic parts of the era. there will be high end frames, parts, etc. There will also be some turn of the century items, ephemera, etc. Boxed Raleigh's from the 1970's and 80's as well as a LOT of other items both new and used. See you there!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

For Sale: 1972 Raleigh Professional Mark IV 58CM

1972 Raleigh Professional Mark IV in excellent used condition.
Original mink blue paint and decals.
Chrome is in great shape.
Serial #G2211
Measurements / details are as follows:
58 CM seat tube CTC
57 CM top tube CTC.
Built with Reynolds 531 tubing.
Distinctive fastback seat cluster
33 1/2" stand over height (with air in tires).
40 CM wide GB Tourmalet handlebars.
120mm 3TTT Record stem.
Suntour (bar con) bar end shifters.
Brooks Professional saddle in excellent condition.
Campagnolo NR seat post, 27.2 size.
Campagnolo Nuovo Record (NR) crank set, 170mm arms, no date code.
Gipiemme Special road pedals. black cage.
Alfredo Binda toe straps.
Christophe toe clips, large size.
Campagnolo NR rear derailleur, pat. 72 date code.
Campagnolo NR front derailleur (pre CPSC lip).
Campagnolo NR bottom bracket.
Campagnolo NR headset.
Campagnolo NR brake calipers, flat QR.
Campagnolo NR brake levers, one hood missing.
Original Campagnolo brake cables and housing.
Campagnolo NR low flange hubs laced to dark anodized Countach tubular (glue-on) rims.
Vittoria Corsa CX tires (hold air) in great shape.
Maillard 6 speed freewheel.
     There are a few spots on top tube where paint has been touched up with a lighter color blue. there are also a few small spots of surface corrosion on the underside of the top tube, not structural. Will clean up with careful effort.
Bike is sold as-is.
     Ready to ride, but should be tuned up by your local bike shop and tires should be freshly glued to rims!

     Email at: for pricing.