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Bratbike on facebook

We're now using facebook to post used bikes, shop specials, and miscellaneous interesting stuff.

https://www.facebook.com/bratbike

 

 

West River Trail Update

Temporary trail to bypass bridge construction now open:

http://westrivertrail.org/2014/05/05/west-river-trail-detour-open-at-southern-trailhead/

 

 

 

 

You need lights

Many people are unaware that Vermont bicycle law was changed a couple of years ago to better reflect a cyclist's status as a vehicle. Front and rear lights are now required on all bikes from 1/2-hour after sunset until 1/2-hour before sunrise. Operating a vehicle without proper lighting is a moving violation and carries a pretty stiff fine (like 80 bucks or so). We have lots of lighting options for less than $80.

The best deal on a headlight we have found so far is the NiteRider Mako 150. It compares very favorably to the Planet Bike Blaze 1W light we've been so happy with for the last few years. The Mako 150 is many times brighter than the little, 3-LED flashlights you get in a front-rear set for $30, yet is costs only around ten dollars more than those. It uses two AA-size batteries, a much easier situation to maintain than the common, 3 AAA-cell lights (who sells rechargeables in sets of three?) The Mako is also a little smaller and lighter than the Blaze.

Good lights are one thing you can't afford to be without, especially at this time of year!


 

   
 


Bike maps from Windham Regional Commission

You can go to our regional planning commission's web site and download some very special maps—bicycle suitability maps, to be exact. These are maps showing hills, shoulders, traffic volumes, and road surfaces as they matter to cyclists.

Click here to visit http://windhamregional.org/bikemap


 

 


New traffic patterns downtown

  • Please note that the sidewalk in front of our store has been widened to improve the pedestrian environment in this busy intersection. There is no longer parking directly in front of our Paramount building. There is a loading zone just past us (in front of A Candle In The Night) where you can stop to load and unload your bikes. There is no sign for this, but the meter maids have assured us they will not ticket a car with flashers on stopping to load or unload. DO NOT BLOCK THE DRIVEWAY!
  • Long term parking for our end of Main Street is either the High-Grove lot, 1/2 block up High St. from us, or at the parking garage on Elliot St.

 

 

 

Southern Vermont's oldest continuously operating bike business

Brattleboro Bicycle Shop is a year-round, professional sales and service store right in the middle of Vermont's coolest downtown. We sell and service most types of bikes and support bikes as transportation in southern Vermont.

Our mission is to provide the highest level of person-to-person service for anyone who loves to ride bikes, especially those who prefer them to cars. We depend on cars, too, but Brattleboro Bicycle Shop believes the world will be a better place if the pendulum swings away from cars and back towards people.


 

 

Regular hours (March-Labor Day)
Weekdays: 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays :  12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Off Season hours (September-December)
Weekdays: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays :  Closed
We are sometimes open Sundays during these months. Please call first!

Winter hours (January and February)
Weekdays: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Sundays and Mondays

When the weather is really bad you should call first.. sometimes it takes us all day to shovel out.

Please feel free to call or e-mail us.

 

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Breezer Greenway commuter bikes

We've just gotten in some Breezer Greenway LX bikes. As we built the first one we wished we could always impress on people the difference between a good deal on paper and a real quality bike. These go together so well that it puts a smile on a mechanic's face to work on them. Like nice wheel bearings that are easier to adjust and will stay that way longer than the regular Team Taiwan stuff. All it needs is a pair of fenders and the luggage gear of your choice and you're ready to go!

Service Gallery — Dreams come true?


Bratbike #1 Repaint and Rebuild

We like to let our thoughts linger on some of the bikes that pass through the shop. Read about this and other projects in our Repairs & Service Bike Gallery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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