Bianchi


You may have noticed that other than the – SALES & SPECIALS / USED BIKES / Yard Sale – pages not much changes here on the old blog anymore. Well that’s because of the never slowing march of progress, more info gets out quicker and easier on – the tweeter / facebook / instagram – and occasionally shouting at people in the street. But every once or twice a year, like our anniversary #earthdayisourbirthday or the always pleasing end of year SALE there is just too much excitement or information to share so we have to dust off the keyboard, crack our knuckles and type out more than 140 characters.

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We are again offering bonus 30¢ gift certificates – now until the end of the year buy one for $25 and we will give you another for $5. Buy one for $50 and we will give you one for $10. $100 will get ya another for $25. We’ll go higher, just ask and dare us!

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And we have lots of stuff to spend them extra dollars on! Balance bikes.

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Fat bikes -including this carbon Heller on sale at $1,710

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Bianchi Cortinas stretching from red all the way down to that classic celeste.

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We have expanded our clothing selection for a while to include a bunch of jerseys, shorts, vests, thermal layers, and even a pair of gloves from the many pro teams that local great guy and multiple time Olympian Jason McCartney had hanging in his closet. Come check them out, as memorabilia, gifts, or for to help yourself look extra PRO.

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Winter finally showed up yesterday and we have studded tires, Yak Trax, lights, fenders, advice and know how to help you ride through the winter safely and with confidence and comfort.

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There are a few other things to mention like all in-stock Arkel bags are 15% off, and all in-stock bikes are at least 10% off until the end of the year, and we like you.

Ride on everybuddy, through the end of this year, and – always – right into #nextyear

 

 

Hard to believe the winter that wasn’t is thinking about giving up already but it seems to be happening. If you’ve been riding all winter – good job, us too! Your bike is probably trashed and needs love. We know. Ours sure are.

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If your bike has just been in storage somewhere it’s time to go check on it and make sure it is ready to roll into the warm days ahead!

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And don’t think we forgot about you folks that don’t have bikes – we have bikes for you. Used bikes! New bikes! Lots of great get around town bikes from Bianchi in fresh new colors. And we are bringing back MASI cx bikes to the floor, as well as a few of their road bikes.

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So you should stop in for repair or test riding and check out all the winter stuff that just went on sale. Be ready for #next year, and, because <Iowa> stay ready for this year with awesome new gear as we probably have not quite seen the end of inclement weather around here – no matter what the thermometer says this weekend.

Hello December! As is our custom we will be closing on the afternoon of the 24th and will not re-open until Next Year! (2015 if you’re keeping count) But we have 21 days open yet this year so let’s make a deal with a weird Monty Hall twist.

Starting today all in stock new bikes and total receipts over $100 you can take 21% off the total. Tomorrow it drops to 20% (20 days to go) and then 19% the day after that, 18%, etc, and this is ALL new bikes even if they are already on sale.

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Full Carbon Masi road bike for $1100?!?! Yup, today – tomorrow it is $1116

Yep, you can grab a bike for up to 36% off depending on it’s current sale price! Check our SALES & SPECIALS page to see what is on sale already and remember this sale also covers ALL IN STOCK REGULARLY PRICED NEW BIKES!

Detroit A-Type? 21% off today!

Bianchi Lupo? 20% off tomorrow!

Surly Disc Trucker? 19% off Wednesday!

Bianchi Cortina? 18% off  Thursday!

Bacchetta Giro 20? 17% off Friday!

Got it?

Don’t forget this applies not only to bikes but to ALL receipts totaling $100 or more for accessories, apparel, and parts over. So Arkel bags over $100 (already 20% off) take another 21% today and counting down until the end of our year!

Sorry does not apply to labor or used bikes, we got a fish to feed ya know!

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A couple of shots from around the shop this week.

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All the Bianchi colors lined up and in stock!

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We just finished up this Bianchi Pista build for a customer that opted for bullhorn bars instead of drops. Long and low that is the tempo!

And we got another one a them fad bike things in – oh sorry meant FAT bike.

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10% off too, which brings it just under $50/lb

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We also got in a couple of the Bianchi Via Nirone 7’s for stock and have the fabulous Bianchi Lupo in a wide range of sizes if you have been thinking about giving cyclocross a try. Or, you know, if you just want a kick ass versatile bike. Lots of 2014 bikes on sale now so come in and see if one might be right for you, and meet our fish, too!

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We got a Betta and he is a pretty little guy

 

Nice day out there in Iowa City .

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And here is a nice bike all accessorized and ready to be picked up today.

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Inside we have a nice reorganization of our sales floor.

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And we’re listening to Bon Iver, isn’t that nice?

 

Beautiful weather we are enjoying right now, which means a busy bike shop. Not to bore you with the details, but we have been repairing buying selling repairing upgrading and even downgrading bikes as fast as we can and trying to get out and enjoy the season on our two wheelers as well. The 30¢ Squad has been out on the roads and trails with appearances at the Gran Gable, Colesburg 40, Sugar Bottom Scramble, Chequamegon 40 and Culinary Ride just this month – whew!

We could explain to you the boring details of how we marked ALL our in stock MASI 2013 road bikes down 10% or even tell you about the exciting preseason helmet orders we are working on but there is simply too much so allow us to sum up instead. Here we go then –

The good, the bad, and the beautiful

Good:

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This Schwinn Voyager was made in Japan and left for dead in a garage in Illinois but it is getting back on the road with some new tires a chain and freewheel. Lots of miles still ahead for that lugged 4130 cromo frame.

Bad:

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An unfortunate encounter with a long leashed dog took this Bianchi Cortina for a tumble. Dog and rider are okay, handlebar not so much.

Beautiful:

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We finished the Soulcraft build! A great mix of parts for a super smooth solid superlative cycle.

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And last, Steve added a BreadWinner 29er frame to his family of bicycles built in Portland. His current mtb will be for sale as soon as the mud of north Wisco is cleaned off so if you are interested come take a peek!

Well there you have it, up to date! Upcoming excitement includes a probable cyclocross race start on Sunday, tech and trailer support for the Soilmates mobile garden that will be rolling through the UI homecoming parade next Friday, the barely known Gritty Brevet, and an All City Space Horse frame up build. Actually that comes first and need to get back to it!

Okay folks, while they are putting the finishing touches on the removal of my sanity, and getting ready to pour new concrete out front while they are at it, so we are going to have a sale to try and entice you to come visit us! So this week all new in stock bikes are 10% off, and you can take another 10% off the new bikes we already have on sale.

MASI Partenza, Inizio and Evo (now $1435) road bikes!

Bianchi Cortina comfort bikes! Milano city bikes! Iseo fitness bikes!

SURLY LHT and Disc Trucker!

MASI CXR (now $1066) and CX Comp bikes!

Bacchetta Giro 20 recumbents!

MARIN Muirwoods and Hamilton urban 29’ers!

 

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The local 1% option sales tax just expired, too, so push through that construction to buy a sale bike and pay less sales tax! It’s win/win except for all the dust.

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