Tuesday, May 2, 2017


If You Like To Move It, Move it, Wolf Cycles & Firehouse Bicycles is Convenient & Affordable

     I wasn't aware that you could get a tune up for a bike until recently. Nor was I aware that Google Maps would take you on a bike route called the Schuylkill Trail or The Chestnut Street ramp. Anyway, my new friends at Wolf Cycles are taking good care of me, but I don't know what to do with myself when I have to wait my turn. My bike may not be ready until Thursday.  I have a tendency to be spoiled rotten! Blame my parents, my grandparents, and my great grandparents. I guess I should be grateful for all the love, but now that they are gone, reality sets in. 

    The service at Wolfe Cycles is outstanding and they gave me some really exceptional advice on the quality of bikes purchased in chain stores. Surely, they are in it for the quantity and not the quality: however, you can purchase a refurbished bike from their other bike shop. It’s called Firehouse Bicycles, on 50th and Baltimore Avenue in Philly for approximately three hundred bucks. Both stores keep the same hours Tuesday – Saturday 9 - 7 PM. 

     The best part about it is, both bike shops are under the same ownership and they offer a 10% discount to all couriers. Bada bing, bada boom! Outstanding service, good advice, social camaraderie, and night lights. I saw one guy riding down the street with his bike all lit up. So I asked Wolf Cycles, and now my bike is going to light up too! Now that's what I call, "Doing good business".

     Years ago, my feelings were hurt, when the previous owner told me that I should just buy a new bike because he was not willing to repair the one I walked in the door with. I took it personal. In all sincerity I didn't appreciate the fact that he was talking about my bike like that. I figured, he's just trying to make bike sales and in all sincerity, his bikes are way over priced and a new bike simply wasn't in the budget. So I stopped frequenting the shop. Found out ownership changed in the early 2000’s then again to the current owners.

     I like the new owners. One bike mechanic, Alex explained a whole lot to me and it all made sense. In so many words, why put so much money into fixing a lemon of a bike, when you can just purchase a new one? 

     The thing is… I was having a hard time with my printer. I put my printer repair job on Thumbtack and got quotes from technicians that were charging hundreds of dollars. Why? Only to realize that I can just purchase a new printer off eBay for $25.00; oh well folks, you live and you learn. In the end, Wolf Cycles confirmed what I already suspected. It's time to go out with the old and in with the new.

     More than likely, I'll sell the old bike at an online auction along with all anything else sitting around collecting dust, it's OUTTA HERE! Why let it sit around collecting dust? I've got a few bikes in the basement. Maybe I can donate what's salvageable and scrap the rest. In any event, if you’re interested in becoming a courier this summer, click here, just don’t forget, when you’re in Philly, make sure you take advantage of Wolf Cycle’s 10% discount and the refurbished bike shop on 50th & Baltimore

I like to move, it move.... MOVE IT!

Big ups to my friends at Wolf Cycles, you guys rock! 
‘Till we meet again… be safe and God bless.