So I'm live-blogging from the opening of Bicycle Belle! There was a fair bit of scurrying around this morning- getting cash for the cash register, last minute supplies and such.
The Scientist helped hang a "Now Open" banner
And I did a few last minute test rides to check bike assemblies that I had done on rainy days and not ridden yet.
It's a soft opening- very soft, so far- as I've made only one sale, to M- who needed a coffee cup holder for Pauline, his Gazelle, and tried out one of the Cleverhoods
Emily fromHub Bikes, our "sister store" to whom we refer repairs, came by, Mike Flannigan from ANT came by and checked out the Kinn, and a lot of people just walking by stuck their heads in.
We'll still be getting bikes in over the summer as the Paper Bicycles arrive in July and the Workcycles Bakfietsen, FR8's and GR8's arrive in August (we hope).
But we have lots of Yakkay and Bern helmets in stock:
Super stylish Vespertine reflective vests-These are on the back wall, and car headlights shining through the front door light them up in the evening.
This is what they look like
And Vespertine reflective pins:
Stealth tweed scarf looks grey in normal light, but headlights (or flash) light it up
Yepp kids' seat-s both the front mounted mini, and the rear mounted maxi, and accessories to mount them on any bike
And of course, leaning towers of baskets:
We'll be open 10-6:00 most days, 12-5 Sunday, and closed on Monday- drop by at 368 Beacon and check us out!