Fall is here and so are the DEALS!

fall-ride

Tired of getting a wet behind riding in the rainy fall weather?!

Scared of the dark and our rapidly shortening days?!

Wanna keep your gear cozy and out of the elements?!

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!

All fenders 20% off and 5 bucks off installation to boot! – WOWZA I’VE NEVER BEEN SO COMFORTABLY DRY!

All lights 10% off (even the fancy ones)! – BE A BRIGHT AND SHINING STAR AND GET HOME SAFE!

All Arkel panniers 10% off! – GUARANTEED FOR LIFE! A FAITHFUL COMPANION ON ANY COMMUTE OR CROSS COUNTRY TOUR!

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Closed for Canada Day

We will be taking the day to ride this Friday July 1st. Enjoy the day off!

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Open hours change for Friday May 20th

Due to a family emergency, Bike Hounds will be open 1-7pm this Friday, May 20th. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Thanks,

DBH

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Ramping up for the summer!

We hope you’re enjoying the nice weather. We are expecting our new fleet of bikes over the next few weeks, so if you’re looking for a new ride for the summer we will have you covered!

If you need your bike tuned up for the season, we have you covered! Swing by with your bike to get a quote any time and we will fit you in.

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Closed Dec 29-30-31

We are closing for inventory and clean-up Dec 29 though 31 (and are closed on the statutory holiday January 1). If you need to see us, we can meet you by appointment as we are going to be in and out of the shop all week. Just drop us a line

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Holidays or whatever we are calling them

Those who know me know that I’m not really into the trading of “stuff” on holiday occasions. HOWEVER, I am totally into giving and getting functional gifts that help make life easier, all year round.

Short story: I once got small bike lights as a gift. One might think that would be a little odd since I have access to an entire bike shop’s worth of lights if I really need them. But I really appreciated those lights and I still use them a lot. It’s one of those things that can’t hurt to have extras of, plus when you need one and you aren’t near a shop, it is invaluable to have them kicking around. Moral: don’t underestimate a cyclist’s needs even if it seems like they have everything.

Any of the following type of items usually translates into a pretty decent gift:

  1. Something that is used regularly, especially if having extras is helpful (instead of clutter)
  2. Something that a person didn’t know they needed until they got it
  3. Something that a person needs or wants but wouldn’t consider buying for themselves because it feels decadent

We have a few items that might fall into this category. So if you have a cyclist in your life, hopefully these ideas might help inspire a useful gift in this season of generosity.

Lights

Lights are one of those things that every cyclist KNOWS they need but when it comes time to pick one up, often chooses the bare minimum or doesn’t want to spend too much money. But a bit more up front can get you something head and shoulders above the basic blinky. Why not splurge on safety for the cyclist in your life?

Bells

Widek bells are made in Holland by people who know what biking is all about. Having a plain old bell is the law, but having a nice bell should be!

Locks

Time to upgrade that department store cable lock? Or maybe that old U lock is jamming every 3rd time it gets used… We received our entire spring shipment early so you’ll be helping us make space by buying now instead of later!

Brooks Saddles

Everyone wants one but not everyone wants to treat themselves. These rarely go on sale but it’s so warm out, maybe it’s time for a winter exception.  Let’s do 15% off for seasonal cheer purposes!

Racks and Panniers

The first day I took my backpack off and clipped a pannier to my bike, my life changed forever. For many it feels like a big leap purchase, but it’s worth every penny. Get ready to hear “I should have done this years ago” when you give the gift of panniers! 15% off Brooks or Arkel. Or our last pair of Brooks Devon for half price. Yes, 50% off. Buy a rack with your panniers and we’ll include free installation for the recipient.

Schwalbe Marathon Tires

These tires are amazing. They roll fast, they are comfortable, and they resist punctures from annoying bits of glass, staples and other debris. But they are a bit pricey, so many of us have a hard time justifying it. Category 3 gift giving at its finest! 10% off all marathon series tires (including winter spikes)!

No cyclist would be upset to receive any of these. ANd if they are, we will always honour exchanges with a smile.

Stay tuned for more ideas over the coming days!

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Winter’s not here yet? Deal!

Deals on cool stuff:
Knog Blinder lights 34.99 ea, front and rear for 60 (regular $60 EACH)!

60% off clothing – help us empty this rack!

10% off when you buy panniers with a rear rack

10% off accessories with the purchase of a new bike

50% off lock with the purchase of a bike

15% off all brooks saddles
Deals on Bikes:

Brooklyn Willow – reg 629, sale 569

Brooklyn Franklin – reg 549, sale 489

Fuji Absolute 1.9D – reg 689, sale 599

Fuji Absolute 2.1 – reg 639, sale 559

Fuji Declaration – reg 519, sale 469

Surly Cross Check – reg 1425, sale 1249
U Locks Brooks Beauties Racks and Panniers Knog Blinders
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Free Kids’ Bike Giveaway May 17 – Back by popular demand

SUNDAY MAY 17 2015, 10am – noon at Seedworks (126 Catharine Street North)

Summer is just around the corner and, due to popular demand from our last year’s event, Bike Locke and Downtown Bike Hounds are hosting our third 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.

  • 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 (due to limited resources, free checks are for kids’ bikes only!)

The Bike Locke/Bike Hounds donation drive takes place Sunday May 17 at 10am til noon in the parking lot of the Seedworks Urban Offices at 126 Catharine Street North.  All available bikes will be given out a first come, first served basis.

Seedworks Urban Office
126 Catharine Street North

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

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Fat Bikes On Sale

Both of our rental fat bikes are now available to buy!

1. 22″ Surly Ice Cream Truck in Sparkle Blue – $3645 $2900 (that’s 20% off – unreal!)

2. 18″ Surly Moonlander in Cham-pain – $3300 $2640 (yes, we mean it – 20% off!)

ice cream truckSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

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Public Service Announcement (New Year’s Hours)

We are open Saturday Dec 27 til 5pm and then will be closed through New Year’s Day.

January 2nd we’ll open noon-6 and will return to normal winter hours thereafer.

Thanks and have a great holiday outro!

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