Have an old bike that you no longer use?
Bikes for the World can put it to excellent use.
We are a drop off location for BFTW. A $10 donation is requested to cover transportation costs.
Ice introduced the 'helping handles' accesory for the Adventure RS back in 2012 and now they have released a version of them for the Sprint.
They provide leverage for entering and exiting the reclined seat; which is fantastic for the low seat of the Sprint trike.
The Helping Handles clamp firmly onto to the cross-axle of Sprint trike without interfering with the steering or ride; once fitted they do not need to be removed.
A unique design; small wheels, suspension, stiff unisex frame, adaptability to suit intended use, and innovation in design, engineering and manufacture.
We have the TSR-9 demo model in store for you to test ride, come in and try it out!
Learn how to fix a flat tire, as well as how to give your bike a basic gear and brake tuneup... all for less than the cost of such a tuneup! The class fee is $45. You'll receive a small tool kit that normally sells for $25. Class meets from 6 to 8 pm on the first Sunday of each month. Learn skills now that you can use to get your bike ready for spring, and beat the usual spring rush at the shop. Send an email to . to sign up for the class.
Last year we started selling the very attractive Linus line of bikes. Linus is the utilitarian city bike… simple and reliable, but with a personality and style. Most bikes come equipped with fenders and a rack. They are great for the many short trips we take during the day, and taking them in style. Come in and test ride a Linus.
We now have copies of Just Ride:A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike. The book is by Grant Peterson, founder and owner of Rivendell Bicycle Works. This blurb from the Rivendell site sums up what the book is about: "Just Ride is sort of a manual for the Unracer—the rider looking for a reason to shuck the click-in pedals and uncomfortable bikes and grueling rides, without feeling like it's throwing in the towel. It's full of suggestions and recommendation on riding your bike outside the strange and often dysfunctional influences of racing, and having a better time on the bike because of it."
While we don't agree with everything in the book, it does reflect our basic philosophy, getting more people to just ride their bikes.
On the Brompton website is a series of good videos that show various aspects of caring for your Brompton folding bike. One of the more difficult and non-intuitive operations is removing the rear wheel, usually to replace a punctured tube. The video on the Brompton site steps through the process showing which tools are necessary. There are also videos on folding and unfolding the bike, removing the front wheel, adjusting the 2-speed derailleur and 3-speed internal hub, and several others. If you own a Brompton or are thinking about purchasing one, it's worth checking out the videos.
We now carry Tern folding bicycles. The consensus around the shop is that they are winners! Very nice bikes... sharp looking, well built, and fun to ride. We have several version of the Link model including the C7, D7i, D8, P7i, P9, and P24h. Come check them out!
Are you an avid lover of all things Brompton? Do you ever wonder how this marvelous little machine came to be? Wonder about the people behind it?
Well, here's your chance to learn all about one of the finest folding bikes made to date, The Brompton Bicycle, by David Henshaw, is now in its second edition, and we have it here at bikes@vienna! Priced at $24, the book is a fascinating look into the story of the Brompton, as well as a good overview of folding bikes through the years.
We're carrying the Breezer line of bikes. Breezers are practical upright bikes for transportation. We've got several of the Uptown 8 models, part of their "Town Bike" line, which have 26-inch wheels and the Shimano Nexus 8 speed internally geared rear hub. The Uptown comes in a standard "diamond" frame as well as a "low step" frame that makes mounting and dismounting easier.
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Our most popular family tandem has been the KidzTandem by Brown Cycles. The child is seated in the forward position and the adult controls the bike from the rear. Conversations are much easier making for a more fun ride. The adult can easily watch the child seated in front. Options for the front seat include a regular saddle for older kids and a child seat for toddlers.
Crank-forward bicycles are becoming very popular. They are a cross between recumbent and hybrid bicycles. They are comfortable, with the rider sitting in an upright position on a wide seat. When stopped it's possible to have both feet flat on the ground. The Rans Fusion is the most popular crank-forward bike here at bikes@vienna.
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We sell and repair single bikes, tandems, recumbents, and trailers. We want people to use a bike to have fun, to exercise for good health, to save money, and to protect the environment. Our bike shop offers high-quality cycling products and service, but what we really promote are values.
128-A Church Street NW
Vienna, Virginia 22180.
The store is, in fact, about midway between Church Street and Maple Avenue (Route 123), and is accessible from a broad, unnamed alley that runs between those two streets. Coming from Church Street, look for Terra Christa; we are located behind that store, with plenty of parking.
Our store is near mile 11.8 on the W&OD Trail. At Church Street, turn south. Cross Center Street and, on that next block, look to the left for the store tucked away in an alley.
bikes@vienna has since 1998 proudly served Vienna, VA; Oakton, VA; McLean, VA; Fairfax, VA; Reston, VA; Herndon, VA; the rest of Fairfax County, VA; Falls Church, VA; Arlington, VA; Alexandria, VA; Washington, DC; Loudoun County, VA; Prince William County, VA; and parts of suburban Maryland. In fact, we’ve earned ourselves happy customers from as far away as North Carolina, Ohio, and England. So don’t be a stranger. We’d love to see you down at the store. *