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  • May 12 2018

    Hiring a Mechanic

      Mechanic Wanted

    Experienced Bike Mechanic Soon to be Hired: If you're a bike mechanic that’s looking to do a little more spinning of the wrenches and a little less yakkity-yak-yakkin’, then you just heard opportunity knocking. Perennial Cycle a great place to work and there's currently an opening for someone that is capable of working independently and is inspired to work through a long list of repairs.
    This is a commission based job that is sure to pay well, to say nothing of the admiration you will receive for shortening the repair queue.
    If you wanted to mix it up and put in a couple of shop shifts, that could work as a complement to the commissioned job.

    ALL bike mechanics will get serious consideration for the job, though the individual needs to be 100% open and able to working an ALL types of bikes. If you get uncomfortable around bikes that don’t look like yours, we'd recommend you not apply.

    Job Ap

    Hiring a Mechanic @ perennialcycle.com Workspace Available

  • Feb 11 2018

    Fin(n)ally: a Phone Mount that Actually Works

    Of the myriad ways of carrying various things by bike, one of our most popular (and convenient) solutions is the Finn Universal Phone Mount. We've tested the gamut of phone-mounting solutions for your bike, from touchscreen-compatible bags to complicated hard plastic gizmos, and we were as surprised as anyone to realize that the best solution is actually just kind of a glorified rubber band.

    Bags can be annoying to take on and off, and there's no guarantee that your touch screen will work through that plastic cover. Hard plastic mounts are functional in theory, but they're bulky, ugly, and occasionally manage to launch phones onto the pavement. Not to mention both of these solutions are a no-go if you have a modern phone with a very large screen.

    The Finn, on the other hand, is a low-profile mount that's simple to install. It provides a very secure connection, and the rubber takes shocks and bumps in stride instead of rattling loose. It's made of silicon that stretches up to 400%, so it's stretchy enough to handle any size phone without snapping. You only mount it when you need it, so it doesn't ugly up your bike when you're not using it. With all these advantages, it's truly the Cadillac of phone mounts. Except Cadillacs are expensive and this thing costs a little less than $20, so maybe it's the secondhand Honda Accord of phone mounts. Keep scrolling to see how this little guy works, and click here to see it on our website.

    Mounting the Finn:
    Position the mount on the handlebars so the bike icon is facing you.
    Insert the tabbed end of the mount into the cutout just above the bike icon.
    Pull the tabbed end completely through. The bike icon should still be facing you.
    Set your phone directly on top of the bike icon and stretch the bottom loops of the Finn over the bottom corners of your device.
    Repeat with the top half of the Finn.
    Congrats, you did it! Don't crash while you're staring at Google Maps.
    While some may scoff at the notion of having your phone at your fingertips during a ride, the practicalities are undeniable. It's a DJ controller and a built-in navigation system. An entry-level GoPro camera for budding videographers. You can even run Strava on it to track your mileage if that's your thing, I don't know, I'm not your mom. Get yourself a Finn and go wild.

    You can purchase the Finn phone mount for yourself and every cyclist you know right here.
  • Dec 31 2016

    Thank You!

    Storefront Wrapping up 2016 brings me to a thankful place. A year ago the shop was getting close to a name change that left a lot of unknowns and concerns about the upcoming season at Perennial Cycle. No matter how sure I was about the name change being the right thing to do, it's hard to whack nearly 25 years of branding off the shelf and not have some concerns about the transition. Well, the new sign went up last week and this nearly finalizes the transition away from Calhoun Cycle and onto our newer, better Perennial Cycle. All I can say is Thank You!! The transition has gone very well and the grumbling trolls moved on quickly while the supporters of the name change continue to show their support by joining our customer base. We all really appreciate the support. It's a fun place to work and thanks to our customers, we get to keep our jobs : ) You have all shown me that hope is a reasonable feeling to have. I cannot thank you enough for that. Storefront
  • Oct 21 2014

    Carradice in Tweed!

    Carradice Barley Saddlebag w/Harris Tweed Top Recently I met with David of Carradice and got a look at some new Limited Edition saddlebags. These lovely British bags have integrated a Scottish twist by adding Harris wool tweed to the top of their ever-beloved waterproof cotton duck. We have received the Harris Tweed Barley Saddlebag as well as the Harris Tweed Zipped Roll Saddlebag and we will be keeping our eyes open for any other Limited Edition bags from Carradice. Carradice of Nelson Harris Tweed Bags .

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