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June Bike Sale

 

Beginning Thursday June 1st 2017 and running throughout the month, all in-stock bikes at both NYC Velo Manhattan locations will be 5-40% off!

This sale includes bikes not often included in sales (looking at you Surly and Bianchi) across all model years!

Stop on by and get yourself some new wheels while supplies last!

 

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Exquisite Caminos Malos Across Cuba With Joe Cruz

Our good friend Joe Cruz returns from his travels to give us another insight-filled and advice-packed talk on his most recent bike packing adventure: Cuba, and Its Exquisitely Bad Roads. Please join us Wednesday, May 24th at 8:00PM at Building On Bond for some good food and good talk!

“In January ’17 we rode hundreds of kilometers of rattling dirt farm roads, wild camped and set up our tents on porches and in yards and on ball fields, played dominos in the shade on 90 degree days, and drank rum with campesinos. We jungle bushwhacked and rode along the Caribbean to sleep on the beach and swim in jade water cenotes. We rolled into dusty towns to find Moros y Cristianos con yucca. And we pedaled the alleys of Manzanillo, Camaguey, and Havana. Everywhere we encountered an extraordinary lucidity and humanity in the reflections of people whose daily rhythms are rural and local but for all that are also globally conscious.”

– Joe (joecruz.wordpress.com insta @joecruzpedaling) is an expedition cyclist and professor of philosophy at Williams College. When not on the road, he splits his time between his home in Pownal, Vermont and his native Brooklyn, New York.

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2017 NYC Velo Spring Adventure Series

Announcing the 2017 NYC Velo Spring Adventure Series: the next installment of the mettle-testing, gravel-grinding, road-bike-off-roading sequence that’ll leave you questioning everything and looking for hidden meanings. We’re excited to see you out there for what’s promising to be a fantastic cycling season:

Bear Mountain ATTACK – Sunday 4/23 @ 8:00AM at Antoinnete’s Patisserie. 75 miles of beautiful riding in upstate New York to Bear Mountain, presented in conjunction with our sister-shop, Hastings Velo. Call 914-478-2453 for more information.
The S.A.S. 50/50 – Saturday 5/13 POSTPONED (Tentatively rescheduled for 6/24, please check here for more info!)
Taconic 150 – Saturday 6/11 Stay tuned!
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Bike of the Week: Bianchi S.I.S.S. City

Tragically discontinued, the Bianchi S.I.S.S. (as well as the B.O.S.S., B.A.S.S., B.U.S.S., C.U.S.S., D.I.S.S., S.A.S.S., G.U.S.S., P.U.S.S., M.U.S.S., W.U.S.S., and M.U.S.S.) live healthy lives as iconic reminders of a time since past. Some things may never die, and let’s hope this is one of them:

A steel single-sped for the city, as seen here with Avid mechanical disc brakes, White Industries freewheel, and Thomson cockpit.

A little rude.

The perennial favorite Selle Italia Turbo saddle with a well-ridden patina.

In case you were wondering, the “S.I.S.S.” stands for “Steel Idiot Single Speed,” or alternatively, “Steel Is Simple, Stupid.”

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Bike of the Week: Lawrence’s (Allez! Allez!) Murphy Custom

We like esoteric, one-off bikes here in the shop, and this one fits the bill to a tee. Introducing the MASH SF team rider, Fridge co-founder Evan Murphy designed and hand-painted Allez! Allez!

Seen here in stunning Tuxedo, (almost) every surface was painted in excruciating detail.

Paired with Shimano Ultegra 6800 groupset for smooth, precise shifting and a Quarq powermeter for precise, quick power readings, all floating aboard the inimitable ENVE 3.4 wheelset.

 

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NYC Velo Night @ The Mission Workshop Pop-Up

Do you live in NYC? Will you be in NYC on Wednesday, March 15th? If so, you’re invited to our NYC Velo Friends/Family/Loyal Customer Only night at the exclusive Mission Workshop New York City Pop-Up. We’ll have some free drinks, some limited-edition t-shirts for sale, and cool vibes flowing! Come hang out between 7pm-9pm, take a look at some cool, California-made apparel and bags, and feel like the super special person you are!

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Bike of the Week: Litespeed Ocoee

Commuting in the city can be a serious business calling for a serious tool. Enter the Litespeed Ocoee: Built for the mountains, at home on the streets:

Fabricated from 3/25 Titanium in Chattanooga, Tennessee, you can bet that this rig rolls over any mess that NYC can throw at it.

The Shimano Deore XT mountain gruppo for smooth shifting (look at that wide range cassette!), and wide, slick tires for smooth sailing all throughout the village.

High-rise cockpit atop a wonderful Chris King NoThreadSet and a Marzocchi Bomber front fork, fit for a queen/king to ride high and mighty on her/his steed.

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Mission Workshop Pop-Up Coffee Ride

Join NYC Velo & Mission Workshop for a pre-Pop-Up social coffee ride. This Sunday (March 12th), we’ll leave our East Village shop (66 2nd Ave) at 10AM and head down to Red Hook at a conversational speed for some Stumptown coffee and baked goods, then turn around and finish up at the Mission Workshop ’17 Pop-Up, with plenty of time to spare before Gary Smith’s (Polartec, Independent Fabrication) presentation. We’ll see you there!