Due to our expansion into additional bike, parts and accessory brands, we are clearing out our clothing to make space.
All of our Sombrio clothing is now 50% off. Give us a hand – buy more than one and get 60% off!
Selection is limited, but we have a variety of pieces for guys and gals, both for summer and for upcoming fall riding.
All clothing sales are final… Enjoy!
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Are you looking for a new bike that embodies the spirit of those classic Raleigh Sport models that are still kicking after 40 years of riding? Simcoe’s Toronto-designed bikes have taken the best qualities of European urban bikes, and adapted them into a bike built for style and utility necessary for navigating North American cities.
For a limited time, we have reduced the price of all of our 7 speed classic Simcoes to an unbeatable $799 (down from $949). Treat yourself to a new lifetime companion!Subscribe to blog posts via email or via RSS.
We gratefully accept donations of all used bikes, no matter the condition or size.
What happens to kids’ bikes?
Kids’ bikes are tuned up and re-donated back to the community. We do not sell kids’ bikes. We run bulk donation drives where we give them away in large numbers, and we also give them away one at a time through the season.
What happens to adult bikes?
Adult bikes are either used for parts, or refurbished and re-sold to new riders. Income from used adult bikes sales helps us to buy the parts necessary to fix up the free kids’ bikes. It also helps us to keep our prices reasonable and pay a living wage to our mechanics.
Why doesn’t Bike Hounds buy bicycles?
1. Ownership of old bicycles is difficult to prove, and we do not want to support bike theft in any way. By limiting our intake to donations, we ensure that nobody is stealing a bike to sell it to us.
2. Those who have a bike in good condition and want to sell it are much better off selling the bike directly to a new rider. If you’d like to sell your bike, we recommend Kijiji or Craigslist.
3. Bikes that need repair before resale consume shop labour time and parts – both of which cost money to provide. If we paid for old bikes, we would not be able to recoup these costs by selling the bike at a reasonable price, and we would not be able to offer tuned used bikes to the community.
By donating your bike to us, you are supporting your small local bike shop. Working on used bikes in the winter keeps us employed during the slower months. The small profits realized from used bike sales help to support our kids bike giveaways. Diverting bicycles from the scrap bin keeps them out of the unsustainable cycle of being sent overseas to be melted down and turned into new low quality department store bikes that end up back in the scrap bin very quickly.
If you have any questions or concerns about our program or policies, please drop in and chat, or send us a note through our contact form. Thanks!Subscribe to blog posts via email or via RSS.
Spring is officially here and, due to popular demand from our first event, Bike Locke and Downtown Bike Hounds are hosting our second bicycle giveaway, donation drive and tune-up party. Thanks to the great response (and your generous donations) we have decided to do it again. They’re all tuned up, polished and ready to be donated back out (free of charge) to new riders.
The Bike Locke/Bike Hounds donation drive takes place Sunday April 27 from 9 a.m. to noon out front of the The Mustard Seed Co-operative Grocery at 460 York Blvd. Coffee will be available for purchase at the Mustard Seed when they open at 10am. All available bikes will be given out a first come, first served basis. Downtown Bike Hounds 19 John Street North (905)525-9497 http://bikehounds.ca Bike Locke 246 Locke Street South (905)769-4320 http://locke.bikehounds.ca
Lots of news for spring 2014!
Watch the website for more exciting changes for 2014. We want to make this the year of bikes in Hamilton!Subscribe to blog posts via email or via RSS.
Please bear with us while we get our spring used fleet up and running. We now have a lower level used showroom, please come check it out! For instant updates on our used bike stock, follow us on twitter.
Thanks for your patience,
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Saturday March 15, 9am-11am at Locke and Herkimer
They say no winter lasts forever and no spring skips its turn. If that’s true, we’re ready and we think the kids of Hamilton should be too.
We spent February digging through our donations to find previously loved kids’ bikes. Now they’re all tuned up, polished and ready to be donated back out (free of charge) to new riders.
* If you have children in need of a new bike, drop by for a test ride.
* If you’ve got basement bikes (adult sizes too) taking up space, drop them off to us – we’ll put them toward future donation drives.
* Does your child have a bike already? Bring in those kids’ bikes that have been neglected since September and we’ll give them free check-ups.
The Downtown Bike Hounds/Bike Locke donation drive takes place Saturday March 15 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in front of St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School on the south west corner of Locke Street and Herkimer Street.
Cafe Oranje has graciously donated coffee to fuel our morning. All available bikes (and coffee) will be given out a first come, first served basis.
Wondering why we are occasionally closed during our regular scheduled hours?
Bikehounds is run by a very dedicated, but small team of efficient bike repair professionals. You have probably met one (or all) of us. The owner, Sean, and DBH mechanics Tracie and Robert do their best to cover enough hours to service every rider.
In order to continue providing the most affordable parts and repair rates in the city, we must strike a delicate balance between hours spent at the shop and hours spent at our supporting roles – especially during the winter season.
We do our best to make sure that any changes are posted on the home page, and on our door, and we are happy to accommodate off-hours pick up and drop off of repairs in case you can’t make it when we are in. Please drop us a line to arrange a special meet-up, or to give us feedback about hours.
We want to ensure that we serve the cycling committee well, while minimizing unnecessary expenses that could drive prices up.
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