Our new e-RAD mid-drive electric motor kits now allow internally-geared bikes to benefit from electrification. A customer brought in their Bakfiets to be fitted with a motor. As it’s their primary mode of transport, and they have two children, having an electric motor gives them extra comfort and flexibility. The e-Rad system replaces the bottom … More Bakfiets cargo bike gets electrified!
I love my old step-through bicycle. I ride a 1950’s single-speed Glider with a back-pedal brake; made in England for Eatons. It’s reliable, comfortable and fast. A step-through frame is a type of bicycle frame with a low or absent top tube or cross bar. For a mixte frame, the top tube is replaced with two … More Test ride: step-through- and mixte-framed bikes
Jim Pine sent Shane home with a big bag of apples. The were so sweet and delicious. I turned some of them into a yummy cake for the shop!
Recently, Shane and his family paid a visit to Jim Pine’s farm. Jim is a testimony to self sustainability; he is a generous, lovely man and long-time customer of Fairfield Bicycle Shop. He often gifts our store with nice treats like home-made apple cider, and garden goodies. Shane and his family had a wonderful visit … More A farm visit for Shane and his family
A few months ago, Dave built a beautiful Surly Long Haul Trucker for a customer. She spent the last three months on a journey from coast to coast. “Best summer ever!”
Earlier this year, Gary built a beautiful new bike from a Raleigh Lenton Grand Prix frame (probably 1957). As well as adding some awesome functional features, like a generator hub, he included some of his own artist’s flare. Apparently, John Lennon was given a Lenton in 1952; Gary rides his to work with pleasure. Here’s an … More Gary’s Raleigh Lenton Grand Prix
Dave’s 650b Surly Disc Trucker in its element out at the Sooke Potholes. Thanks for the photos Dave!