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228 Clarence Street, Brantford, ON N3R 3T5
Phone: 519-752-2414
Winter Hours: Mon 9-5 | Tues 1-5 | Wed-Fri 9-5 | Sat 10-3 | Sun Closed
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

* What's Happening at The Bicycle Shop! *

*Things Are Getting Festive*

As we approach the end of the 2016 Season - We're looking forward to all of the FUN 2017 will bring!

Merry Christmas From The Bicycle Shop

If you've got a Cyclist on your List this year, We've got all of the latest and greatest cycling products to keep your cyclist rolling for what's left of this year - and Next! 

From New Bikes to Helmets, Lights to Locks and EVERYTHING in between, We have the products to make this Christmas a Merry one for the Cyclist(s) on your list!

If you're not sure what to get them - or don't dare take a guess - Let us make some suggestions!  Or you can try the Gift that is always exactly what they want a - GIFT CERTIFICATE! - Available in Any Amount - No Expiry and Fun Festive Stickers for the Envelope are Included!

For a hassle free shopping experience - Drop in at "The Shop" for all of your cycling needs!

**LAYAWAY AVAILABLE** - We'll be OPEN until Noon on Christmas Eve - So hide your NEW BIKE Here until then!  This will ensure the "Maximum Surprise" Christmas morning!

From Everyone at The Bicycle Shop - We want to thank you for making the 2016 Season the best one yet!  - We Look forward to bringing you another Fantastic Season of Cycling in 2017  - Thank you for Shopping Local - Shopping Small - and Being the Best Customers Ever! 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from our Family to Yours! - Thank You!

Share your Christmas Morning "New Bike Surprise Faces" on  Facebook or Twitter Using Hastag #NewBikeSurprise

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The Season's Over...Now What?

If you can't ride - you might as well admire your ride!

While many enjoy riding their bicycle year round, for most, the snow and cold temperatures keep many cyclists off their bike until Spring. If you're not an "All-Season" Rider, many are left wondering what to do when they can't ride outdoors. 

Here are a few great suggestions!Keep it Clean!

  - Clean your Bike - If you can't ride it, now is a great time to clean it up for the 2017 Season.  Perhaps it's still caked with mud from your last epic ride - or sticky with your Electrolyte Drink that dumped on your head after your season ending race win? Now is the time to give your bicycle a thorough cleaning - If cleaning isn't your thing - Bring it to us!  We'll clean and detail it for you! 

- Keep Riding...Indoors-  If you're not familiar with Indoor Trainers yet, you're missing out.  Now you can binge watch your favourite TV Show while you Keep Fit & Keep Up to Date with your Favourite Bingeworthy Show!pedal away in the comfort of your basement or garage.  An indoor trainer allows you to maintain your season fitness without leaving your house (Awesome) - Our most popular brand is TACX  . Drop by and we'll show you some options and help you pick out a suitable option!

Tune-Up your Ride - Now is the BEST TIME to bring your bicycle in for a Tune-Up, Not only will we get it back to you in a jiffy, you'll be able to hit the road once the weather breaks.  Now is the best time to address the maintenence issues or upgrades you've been putting off all season. This is the #1 thing we can suggest - Get your Bicycle Tuned-Up Now! - You'll beat the Spring Rush and your downtime will be minimal!   Make a Resolution to be Proactive this year and beat the rush for your Spring Tune-Up!

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You Know You're A Cyclist When...

Style Success!You use your helmet as a hairstyling device. HelmetHead is a Hairstyle Right?

Most of your pants have frayed cuffs and chain-grease marks.

You are polite to most everyone, you blush at some rap songs, but you swear like a drunken sailor when a Grandma in an SUV cuts you off!

Although you speak English, you're perfectly capable of pronouncing several words in Italian or French.

The friend who was so happy to see you on his morning drive wonders why you gave him the finger when he honked.

You think nothing of walking into public places dressed like a super hero.It's a Bird, It's a Plane...No It's LycraMan! (or Woman)


When someone says "It's only a bicycle," your jaw drops and your eyes bug out, you'll gasp "ONLY A BICYCLE?"

A car goes by with two (your preferred gender here) carrying two bikes. Later, you can't recall their hair color or what make car, but you can ID the bikes' make, model and color.

You sometimes wish you had a longer commute to work, just so you could ride more.

You have 3 bikes and you absolutely need more. I have too many bikes (said no cyclists ever!)

Tappity Tap, Tap, Slip.....Good thing I was wearing my Helmet!You've wiped out in your favourite post ride haunt, since you forgot you were wearing your clipless shoes. 

You ride 50km, one way, with a twenty in your pocket and if you actually buy something, you consider leaving the change because of the weight.

You choose a seat by the window so you can "see your bike" while you chat with friends at your favourite post-ride restaurant. 

You and your cycling friends can recreate the Jaws scene where QTrucks, schmucks! Be Smart Though, Cycle Safe!uint, Brody, and Hooper compare scars, each with an even better story, except yours go something like "This is from a 1996 Honda Civic that turned left in front of me and put me over the hood."

Multi-ton cars and trucks tear along in front, alongside and behind you... your pulse rate: 66.

You shop for your spring wardrobe at our store, rather than malls and clothing stores.

You practice track stands and bunny hops in your spare time.

You know the location of all the major potholes between your home and office.

If you can relate to any of these....you're officially a cyclist!

It's Okay, We're Cyclists Too!

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QUICK FIX: You Got A Flat!

Flat tires are easy to fix!

PROBLEM: Drats! It's a great day for riding and you've got a flat tire.

CAUSE: Usually, it's from riding over glass or hitting a hole and "pinch-flatting" the tube.

SOLUTION: Don't panic! Flats happen to everyone and they're pretty easy to fix!  C'mon by the shop and we be glad to get you up and running while you wait!

Today's Tip

Bar Ends Help You Bike Better On Trails - One of the easiest and least expensive mountain-bike upgrades is adding handlebar bar ends. There are a number of different styles, each with different functions. Small, short bar ends are light and provide one extra hand position for climbing and cruising. Mid-size models add yet another hand position that allows you to fine tune your riding and climbing positions further. The longest, L-shaped bar ends provide the additional benefits of serving as bash guards for your hands and offering a more aerodynamic position for riding on the road or on flat, open trails. Regardless of which style you choose, bar ends add comfort on long rides by making it easy to change positions, which can relieve hand numbness and fatigue. We can help with a specific recommendation for your needs.

 Thanks for Choosing The Bicycle Shop