Archive for April, 2011

Adams Trail-a-Bike: Original Alloy Folder One

Adams Trail-a-Bike: Original Alloy Folder One

  • Simple single-speed is easy to ride
  • Lightweight alloy folding frame for easy storage and transport
  • Patented design will fit most 26″ and 700C lead bikes
  • Sturdy steel hitch with 4 shim options to work with almost any seatpost
  • With a full chainguard and bashguard, it’s as durable as it is fun
  • Includes a safety flag, because safety is the first concern with children
  • For ages 4-6
  • Load rating: 85 lbs (38.5 kgs)

$259.00 plus HST (we price match and deliver)

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Where are you located?

We are licensed in the City of Vancouver as a Mobile Bicycle Shop. That means we come to you…there is no store front. Give us a call or use our Make an Appointment form.

Can you really do a full repair from your truck?

Yes, the truck is a full-service mobile shop. We carry all tools, parts, and accessories in the truck. If it is more convenient for you, we can pick up your bike and return it a later time.

Will you come to my workplace?

Yes, we can provide full service to any location in Vancouver. We can repair or tune up your bike while you’re at work. This allows you to ride home!

When are you going to be in my neighbourhood?

VanCycle doesn’t “set up shop” in various locations; we make appointments with customers and meet them at their workplace or home. We also attend many community events sponsored by Velopalooza and the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition. Check our Calendar of Events to see where we’ll be next! Drop by and let us have a look at your bike (no cost except a donation to the sponsoring non-profits).

Do you sell helmets?

Yes, we sell helmets. And bells, locks, panniers, fenders, racks, lights, baskets, and all of the  other accessories you would find at a bike shop.

Can I buy parts from you?

Yes, VanCycle carries a wide variety of parts, which are available for sale. We can also special order hard-to-find parts.

Aren’t you more expensive than a regular bike shop?

Our labour rates are on par with other shops in the Lower Mainland and there is no additional charge for on-site repair or pick up/delivery. We also price-match on all our accessories and parts.

Do you charge a fee to for service calls?

No, we do not charge any fees for service calls. We are also able to pick up your bike and return it at a later time. We do not charge for pick-up or delivery.

Do you sell bikes?

Yes, we carry a variety of bikes (commuter, folding, electric, Zigo, balance, etc). We don’t carry them in the truck unless someone arranges this ahead of time.

Do you sell used bikes?

No, we are not licensed to sell used bikes, accessories, or parts.

Do you buy used bikes?

No, we do not purchase any use items; we are not licensed to sell used items.

Do you box bikes?

Yes, we come to you! Doesn’t that sound waaayyy easier than taking your bike to a shop? Then you have to get it home again! We charge $25, which includes the box and packing supplies.

If you have any questions that are not addressed here, please send them along to us! We’ll add them to our list.

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Happy Earth Day: Norco helps keep your old tires out of the landfill

Green Team Update from Norco

Norco Green Team

VanCycle always strives to be as environmentally friendly as possible; we reuse and recycle as much material as possible. We appreciate the efforts made by our suppliers such as Norco. The following is an excerpt from an article in Norco’s latest dealer newsletter.

“It used to be that if you peeled an old tire off a bicycle it went straight into the trash, but times are changing. It’s now easier than ever to up the green efforts of your shop by recycling old, used and trashed tires rather than letting them languish in a landfill. Maybe you already recycle your tires, but if not then we may be able to help.

Until a year ago there really was nowhere to recycle old bicycle tires. To that point it had been cost-prohibitive for recycling companies to accept bicycle tires because the machines were not set up to deal with them. But a little innovative thinking at the Western Rubber Group, a local BC company, yielded a simple solution: if you bundle the tires together into a shape that mimics the width of car or truck tires then you could feed them into the machines like normal. After a little investigation by the Norco Green Team we found a local tire dealer that would let us drop off used tires to recycle at no charge.

This is just one more way that we are working towards a greener existence.”

If you have old tires you would like to recycle, VanCycle can help with one of the following options:

  1. Come and visit us at during our next special event (check our Calendar of Events)
  2. We can pick them up during a service call
  3. Arrange a pick-up the next time we’re on a service call in your neighbourhood

Yea, Norco!

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Velopalooza Bike Wash! 2011

Velopalooza Bike Wash

Note: if you’re looking for information about the 2012 Bike Wash, go here.

Saturday turned out to be a great day at Union Market and the Wilder Snail for bike washing and tune-ups! Everyone was kept busy washing bikes; lots of winter build-up to clean. After getting a nice wash, the bikes came to the VanCycle stand for an inspection and tune-up.

We were joined later in the day by all the Bike the Blossom participants. It was great to see everyone coming along Union, like a big parade!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by and dropped off a donation for Velopalooza’s festival in June.

Thanks to all the great volunteers who stayed all day washing, washing, washing….

Thanks to Union Market for letting us use their space and their water. Also thanks for the snack and coffee donations for the volunteers.

If you missed Saturday’s bike wash, come and find us on May 28th at Ontario and 10th Avenue. Check the Velopalooza website for more details.

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Look at all the bikes on the Bike the Blossom Ride!!!!!

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Fioro 6 Speed Folding Bike

Fioro 6 Speed Folding Bike

  • Aluminum folding frame
  • 20″ aluminum wheels
  • 6 speed
  • Folds in seconds without tools
  • Perfect for travelling, boats, RVs, and for storing in limited space
  • Very low stand-over height; great for smaller people, but adjustable for most people
  • Kickstand and bell included
  • Free lifetime adjustments
  • $339.00 plus HST reg. $399 (we price match and deliver)

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    Topeak Journey Trailer with dry bag

    Topeak Journey trailer with dry bag

  • A great lightweight rack for long distance touring
  • Trailer features rugged and lightweight TwinSpar frame design
  • SlideLock quick release fittings allow the rider to attach and/or remove the trailer easily
  • 16″ wheel includes fender for weather protection
  • Rear fender features a light clip fitting
  • A safety flag keeps rider visible
  • DryBag roll top closure provides complete protection from the elements
  • Waterproof material is sonically welded and seam sealed for durable, waterproof protection
  • Carrying handle for off-trailer use
  • 4.85 kgs
  • $520.00 plus HST (we price match and deliver)

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