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  • Jan 17 2018

    Cateye Rapid Mini - 😻 Light up the Night

    cateye rapid mini

    We have many lights
     to choose from at Perennial Cycle as we like the idea of being seen on the road. When it comes to keeping it light and simple, the Cateye Rapid Mini has you covered. We have brighter and/or longer running lights available, but this current shop favorite is simple and minimalistic. At just 2 inches in length and 3/4 inches wide it is easy to throw in a pocket when locking your bike up.


    The Standard Rapid Mini comes with a tool-free seatpost mount and a USB charging chord.
    The Brompton specific Rapid Mini comes with a Brompton saddle mounting bracket.
    Late in 2016 Brompton Bikes started coming with a slight modification to their saddles. On the underside of the saddle they made a mount that is there specifically to fit a little bracket for the Cateye Rapid Mini light.

    Brompton Specific Rapid Mini                 Standard Cateye Rapid Mini


    Cateye also makes a separate saddle rail mount that is compatible with the Rapid Mini, so you can easily switch your light from bike to bike.

    Cool Video below 


  • Nov 26 2013

    Thanksgiving Weekend Specials

    This Thanksgiving, we are thankful for you! To Thank you, our customers, neighbors, and friends, we're extending some very special deals this coming weekend. Here's a sample of what we'll have in store for you beginning Black Friday and on through the weekend. Thanksgiving Weekend Sale The following discounts are good starting at 9 a.m. Friday, November 29 through 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, unless otherwise specified:
    • Take an extra 15% off already marked-down apparel items from Twin Six, Club Ride, and more!
    • Save $50 on all bikes*, including our end of the season close-out pricing on Linus and Civia commuter bikes
    • $10 off all Schwalbe and Continenal Winter tires
    • Save 15% on all Winter tights, gloves, hats, and helmet liners
    • 25% off all backpacks, messenger bags, and select panniers
    • FRIDAY ONLY: Get a Winter Maintenance Membership, regularly $74.95, for just $50
    *Excludes balance bikes from KaZam and Wishbone.
  • Apr 02 2011

    Tiny Bikeshop Concert Rocked

    There were a lot of smiles shared, a lot of food was eaten and several gallons of Pink Lemonade (with a hint of raspberry) was drank and Brianna Lane rocked the shop. Many Thanks to all who came. [set_id=72157626409230242]
  • Jan 24 2011

    Icey Gears

    The harshness of winter riding is undeniable for any Minnesotan (or the bike of a Minnesotan). We've had a lot of snow this winter and with the snow comes a lot of ice in the gears. Frequently I find that the chain won't engage a gear I shift into because there is too much ice on it. The technique for dealing with this is to pedal rather gently to shave off the ice. If you hammer down on the pedals you'll likely just skip over the gear and never get the ice off the gear.

    One way to deal with this is to skip the multiple gears and go with a single speed set up. Local customer (nationally known musician) Ann Reed went the single speed route this fall.

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