Really Useful Bikes
I have been asked to write a piece for Cyclorama about the shop, but I don’t want to write too much about what a wonderful shop we have, because we haven’t. It’s an old dairy with all of its fittings recycled.Â We can’t claim to have qualifications up to our elbows, because we haven’t (one of our associates has though, he builds frames out the back).Â We just have experience on our side.
Really Useful Bikes exist because Kim and I are ordinary people: we’re not cyclists, but we want to be able to use a bike for transport and for enjoyment. We don’t want to be defined by our bicycle but enabled by it. We want a quality bike that is comfortable, convenient and very low maintenance. We like cycle chic and love the stylish side of practical.
That is why we stock modern and traditional Dutch bikes, cargo bikes and bikes that you can fit the family on or in.Â We have the two most popular bakfiets (boxbike) family bikes here for demo rides, workcycles FR8’s and Gazelle Blooms too. Â So whether it’s for family, cargo or â€˜just’ about you riding comfortably, we should be able to help.
We also stock things that can make your existing bicycle more useful or more comfortable. So we try to stock more upright handlebars, softer saddles, front baskets and racks, sensible bags that attach to your bike but you can carry looking normalâ€¦ stuff like thatâ€¦ and smooth comfy tyres for mountain bike wheelsâ€¦ and child seats like the Dutch use.
We stock lots of dynamo lights, hub gears and hub brakes; we maintain them here too, and because of this we try to keep in stock lots of spares to keep you on the road (or cycle path).
In addition to our old dairy space near Yate Bristol we go mobile and attend one or two markets â€“ see our website for details.
If you want a bike to suit you, rather than the other way around, come and see us.Â We’ll have the kettle onâ€¦
- Rob Bushill
Visit this retailer's website: http://www.reallyusefulbikes.co.uk/
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