Thursday, October 28, 2010

Philadelphia Bicycle Swap meet this sunday.




Sunday October 31st, 2010 10AM - 4PM

WHAT: On Sunday October 31st, in conjunction with the Philly Bike Expo, NY Bike Jumble will be presenting a bicycle flea market.

The event will be held on the street adjacent to the Expo venue, at the historic 23rd Street Armory (22 South 23rd St. between Market and Chestnut) in Philadelphia, PA.

At this one day only event, vendors will be on hand to sell bicycles, bicycle components and clothing to the public. Good deals abound as do good times! Come down between 10AM and 4PM and remember, the early bird gets the worm!

WHEN: 10:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Private vendors and bicycle stores will be selling all sorts of used bikes, bike parts and bike accessories right outside the Philadelphia Bike Expo. Good deals, and good times! Vendors include: Firehouse Bicycles, Bicycle Paintings by Taliah Lempert, Tandems East, Patuxent Adventure Center , Via Bikes , Bicycle Revolutions ,Mariascati Messenger Bags , Bringheli

Tables still available HERE (click to be taken to reserve a table

23rd Street Armory

22 South 23rd St. between Market and Chestnut

Philadelphia, PA.

To more learn more about NY Bike Jumble and the Philadelphia Bike Expo swap, visit

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Philly- South street bridge to reopen for bikes first! (Nov. 6th)

The South Street Bridge is reopening Nov. 6th, 2010, and it's accessible to bikes and pedestrians BEFORE cars! It opens to bikes at 2pm, and cars at 3pm.

More information here-
South Street Bridge Project

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Common Space- a new way to Navigate around Philadelphia

We have all used Google maps with the bicycle option, but CommonSpace takes mapping and planning an adventure to the next level. Plotting out approximate range one would travel within a time frame either biking, walking or public transit, and welcomes you to discover new places.
It could make for a nice spontaneous date, or just something fun for friends to do, and it tries to promote local business, and the use of alternative transportation(read, no car option). It would be great to have as a smartphone application. . .

They are currently running a survey and one could win $100 gift certificate just for participating.

Their informational release-

The Sustainable Business Network, Azavea, William Penn Foundation, and nPower launched the pilot phase of CommonSpace in August, it will last until October 31. CommonSpace is Philly’s new way to discover neighborhood destinations near you and your friends. The CommonSpace website enables you to specify how long you are willing to bike, walk, or take public transit, and the types of events or venues you wish to visit. Using this information, the site creates a personal or group geospacial “transit shed” within which local neighborhood venues, events and restaurants are highlighted.

Visit CommonSpace at and you can provide feedback through our online survey or by clicking the feedback tab. As an incentive, we've added a contest: those who complete the online survey by October 31st will be entered to win a $100 gift card to a Philadelphia restaurant, including White Dog Cafe; Picnic; Earth, Bread and Brewery; and Mugshots Coffeehouse and Café.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Beauty and bicycling, in the UK

"This is an 8 minute version of our 55 minute documentary Beauty and the Bike. The film follows two groups of young women from Darlington and Bremen. Between them, they discover what makes - and stops - teenage girls from cycling. The answer? "It's the Infrastructure, stupid!" The full DVD is available from"

Friday, October 22, 2010

Bicycle Fashion show- In Philly at the Philadelphia Bike Expo

I know I am really plugging this event in Philadelphia, and it is in Philly and does have some vintage bicycle workshops(on Sturmey Archer hubs, Cinelli bicycles, and seminars on bicycle industry trends).

But it also has a fashion show and everyone should attend. I will be there, and I might say I will be there with bells is the day before halloween. Maybe I will dress up as a bike??

(click on image for Fashion Show information).

Previous fashions, what does the future hold?????

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

For Sale-Cinelli steel track handlebars-SOLD!

New old stock. Never installed. Stamped model #14. 38cm width.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Music Video with one our cool bicycles

Video a Via Bicycle friend and customer directed and shot with one of our cool old French bicycles.

Put the Days Away - Official Video from klipcollective on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Philadelphia Bike Expo

Well the Philadelphia Bicycle Expo is coming up-

Info here -

but please befriend the Facebook event page- it would mean a lot to me(no I am not actively involved with either, but will attend, for sure)
(just click on image for link)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Hershey car show

2 hard tire safeties, the one pictured on the blog, and a very nice original ladies model, will be at the Hershey Car Show this week. chocolate field. Spot- c4a11 . Stop by and say hello.

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