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Electric and Cargo Discount Sale Bikes

April 27, 2016

Posted in: Bike Blog

Electric and Cargo Discount Sale Bikes We are doing some Spring cleaning and want to find 3 bikes new caring homes. Save $1050 on the Stromer St1 Elite Electric Bike sale priced at $2499.99 in a black 16.5 men’s frame. Save $900 on the A2B Alva+ Electric Bike sale priced…

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Free Bike Check Overs : April Schedule

April 5, 2016

Posted in: Bike Blog, Events

We will be out in about Minneapolis this month making sure your bikes are ready for spring. Our experts will check over your bike–for FREE! Look for our bright yellow tent, you can’t miss us! Monday, April 18 11-2 University of Minnesota West bank Community Gardens Thursday, April 21 3-6pm Midtown Greenway…

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Welcome Back U of M Student Discount Bike Special

March 21, 2016

Posted in: Bike Blog

Spring break is over for the University of Minnesota Twin Cities so it is time to pull out your bike or get a new one. The weather is getting nice and bike commuting has so many benefits, speed,exercise and low cost just to name a few. We would love to…

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New Bohemia Bike Check Over

March 10, 2016

Posted in: Bike Blog

Please join us at New Bohemia this Saturday from 12-3pm. we will be doing free bike check overs and giving away Varsity swag. You can have a beer and a delicious sausage while you wait.

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Felt Lebowske Review

April 28, 2015

Posted in: Bike Blog

I have been testing the Felt Lebowski for the last three months. I have been very impressed by this electric assist fat bike. I could see someone using this bike as  a do everything bike. Yes it has fat tires but with the electric motor you can easily get it…

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Planet Bike Superflash USB Rear Light Review

March 6, 2015

Posted in: Bike Blog

There comes a time in every bicycle commuters life when riding after dark becomes unavoidable. This is a very stark reality in the midst of a cold Minnesota winter, when it gets dark at about four in the afternoon. While it is understandable for folks to be nervous about being…

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Bike Buildup Showdown With Jameson

Posted in: Bike Blog, Staff

Building My Own Bike, Was It Worth It ??? Hello, bike friends. Today I thought I would write up a review to compare the cost of  a store bought single speed bike, and a custom built single speed, with your current bike that you might be riding, or a build…

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Emily’s Kryptonite Keeper Lock Review

December 26, 2014

Posted in: Bike Blog, Staff

Kryptonite’s Keeper lock is their least expensive option available at Varsity Bike Shop. It has a 12mm hardened steel shackle that measures about 9 inches in length, and 4 inches in width. This makes it possible to lock my bike up to any street sign or bike rack, through both…

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Blackburn Grid Front Light

December 11, 2014

Posted in: Bike Blog

I have been using the Blackburn Grid front light for a year now and I have been very impressed. It is bright enough for a city commuter light at 100 lumens but not too bright to blind our fellow bicyclists when you meet them on the path. The beam pattern…

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