On October 8. 2018, Chris Jones (the creator of Safety Pizza) led a ride from the shop to Spumoni Gardens in Bay Ridge for some pizza.
No Earlybird or Winter Tune Up discounts at 718 Cyclery. We strongly believe in never discounting labor. We have some of the best mechanics in NYC, whose expertise is worth the same now as it is in June
718 Cyclery in Brooklyn NY is looking for a few great people. Understanding that traditional entry points to the bike industry might discourage applicants who may feel unwelcome or under-qualified, the shop has a mission to create opportunities for people who are underrepresented in the bike industry and will provide job training.
This monthly class at 718 Cyclery is an open forum for women and gnc folks. There will be a topic planned as well as a chance to troubleshoot and discuss any maintenance questions. Plan to get your hands on bikes for a deeper understanding of bicycle mechanics. Those of all skill levels are encouraged to come whether to share knowledge and/or questions!
2016 was an amazing year for 718 Cyclery. The retail environment for the bike industry is an ominous place. In 2016, we continued to focus our efforts on the things that we could affect, while not wasting energy on things we can't control (like the economy, the weather, the election, vendors/suppliers or the internet).
Why would we ever want to cut out from under us the one real leg we have to sta nd on?" This time of year (winter), it always seems a lot of shops offer tune-up deals. Is the idea is to bring in more work and get paid less for it? What is the point of that? Doesn't that get you back to where you started?
At 718 Cyclery, there never was a business plan. This may make a lot of business-types cringe. We have allowed the shop to take us where it would take us, like kayaking down the rapids. "Wild Ride" analogies aside, I do think that we have gotten involved with things that we never would have if following a set plan.
718 Cyclery is a full service bike shop in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Founded in 2008, our focus has always been working collaboratively with our customers. 718 Cyclery was founded on the principle that we are practitioners of 100+ year old technology, not the guardians of it. We strive to create an environment where arrogance and attitude have no place.