bike shop

Does Your Bike Fit Properly?

Many factors contribute to feeling more comfortable on your bike. The fit of the bike is one of the most important. When I went to Max Hamalainen of Philadelphia Bikesmith for a professional bike fit, I found out that it was more about me, my type of riding, and how I carry myself on and off the bike than it was about measurements and angles. Still, those measurements and angles are key, and most ...

Winter Riding: Get Your Gear Ready

The same tragic scene is playing out across the North as seasonal riders, with a tear in their eye, stable their steeds for a long winter’s sleep. C’est la vie, time for the trainer, you may be thinking. Please, don’t let this misfortune befall you. The winter season can give the dedicated rider some of the most fun and memorable rides of the entire year. It can be a time of sola...

SSCXWC Art Show

As you’ve heard in these pages, our fine city is the host of the 2013 Single Speed Cyclocross World Championships (SSCXWC). There is an entire weekend of events planned. It all kicks off at Keswick Cycle in West Philly. Brian and the rest of the Keswick crew will be the host of the best party of 2013. On Friday, December 6th,  your weekend will be kicked off with an art show, race registrati...

Interview: Shelly Salamon

Shelly Salamon in her Shop. © Thom Carroll Photography 2013 Shelly Salamon opened her shop Fairmount Bicycles in 2010. We talked with her about her latest venture, Philly Bike Tour Co., which — as its name implies — offers group bike tours of Philadelphia. What made you decide to offer bike tours of the city? I ended up on a guided bike tour in Chicago about five years ago and absolutely loved it....

Joel Flood: Bike Hunter Moves West

Many people have their favorite barber, or the only dentist they implicitly trust; while some folks have the bartender that makes their drink just right or the tailor they bring all their clothes to. Cyclists honor those artists and craftsmen as much as everyone else, but most of us have a pedestal that is only reserved for our most trusted artist and technician the bicycle mechanic. For many year...