Posted on 25 November 2010 in NEWS
Antonia with her cycling Macintosh outside the shop - Note the new (old) logo is back - come and have a look at the colour.
Posted on 23 November 2010 in NEWS
Now in stock since the successful visit of William Fotheringham on Friday evening are four of his titles: Cyclopedia, Roule Britannia, Fallen Angel - The Passion of Fausto Coppi and Put Me Back on My Bike - In Search of Tom Simpson. All are great Christmas gift ideas for the avid cycle fan and all are signed by William Fotheringham, cycling commentator for the Guardian, come grab a copy before they're all gone!
Posted on 17 November 2010 in PHOTO ALBUM
Posted on 14 November 2010 in NEWS
Another greetings card to add to your seasons arsenal. This one harking back to a time long long ago in the history of John's Bikes, inspired by truly retro styling. Grab a bit of John's Bikes history for yourself and don't forget John's Bikes Christmas Cracker this Friday 19th, come on down for a jolly evening with a load of new and exciting products to ogle at, all complemented with mince pies and mulled wine!
Posted on 11 November 2010 in NEWS
Exclusive to John's a range of cycling inspired cards in time for Christmas. First up 'Cycling Santa Stuck in the Snow', designed by local photographer Alex Yallop, a humorous take on winter cycling. RRP £2.50, more designs soon to come and don't forget John's Bikes 'Christmas Cracker', check it out at http://www.johnsbikes.co.uk/latest-news/#news344.
Posted on 09 November 2010 in NEWS
The Ridgeback Voyage, capable of exploring those remote destinations. Traditional geometry using modern technology. The perfect bike for those daily rides or two week tours and if you really like your touring, Lands end to John'O'Groats.
See the new Voyage at John's Bikes Christmas Cracker open evening Friday 19th November 5:30 - 9:30.
We will have new bikes, electric bikes, Italian bikes, and a Tour de France time trial bike - very expensive. There's a book signing and the latest GPS system from Garmin - perfect at last!
We'll have wooden Balance bikes for tiny tots and lots of bikes for older children.
There will even be a Fashion show with Antonia Maybury, of Water off a Ducks Back, with her new women's cycling Macintosh.Lots for everyone! Come and have some mulled wine and mince pies.
Posted on 08 November 2010 in NEWS
Back in stock and ready for your winter getaway to sunnier climes the Ridgeback Panorama is a fully equipped touring bike ready for the open road. The bike is both comfortable and stable under load thanks to its Reynolds 725 tubing, comes equipped with Shimano Tiagra/XT gearing and reliable Deore hubs. Full mudguards, front and rear pannier racks come fitted as well as bottle cages for your hydration needs! Come on down for a test ride and don't forget we're open late on Friday 19th of November for John's Bikes 'Christmas Cracker', an evening showcasing new and exciting products and a book signing by William Fotheringham, all accompanied by mince pies and mulled wine!
Posted on 03 November 2010 in NEWS
Trek 2011 Electric bikes are now in stock. Looking for a bike that can handle with ease all the hills around bath without you breaking a sweat? The Ride+ bike is capable of transporting you easily up the steepest Bath hills, drop down to the shop and try it on the ever so steep Gays hill down the road from the shop, this test will not fail to put a grin on your face! Alongside this have a look at the carbon footprint offset and the efficiency of this bike detailed in the notes below and be amazed my the cost of running this bike, less than £1 a month!
250 W for 3 hour charge...
3 hour Charge x 0,250 = 0.75 kWh
Full Battery will give approx
45 Miles - Level 1 Assist
31 Miles - Level 2 Assist
25 Miles - Level 3 Assist
12 Miles - Level 4 Assist
Commuting 12 miles per day on Level 4 Assist will require 1 full charge a day = 0,45kWh.
Charging the battery from Grid Electricity uses the following conversion: 0.544
0.45 kWh = 0.45 x 0.544 = 0.2448 KgCO2e
1 day commute = 0.2448 kgCO2e
5 days commute = 1.22 kgCO2e
20 days commute (1 month) = 4.89 kgCO2e
Cost of Charging the Battery :
0.45kw charge per day x 20 days = 9 kWh
9 kW x 0.10p per kWh = £0.90 per month
Posted on 03 November 2010 in NEWS
Just arrived are these two new models of balance bike - the Early Rider Lite and the Early Rider Classic. Aimed at ages 1-4 and 2-5 respectively, these funky little wooden bikes introduce young children to the world of bikes in a safe and innovative way. The bikes are designed to enable kids to learn to balance on two wheels before tackling pedalling duties thus doing away with cumbersome, awkward stabilisers and in turn allowing Mum and Dad to buy fewer bikes - everyone's a winner! Now in stock, RRP £94.99/£109.99. Come by the shop and add some cool to your kids' playtime.
Posted on 02 November 2010 in WHAT'S ON