Welcome to the Cycle Corner of Frenchtown!
(the only Bike Shop in Frenchtown)
52 Bridge Street
Frenchtown, NJ 08825
See Our 2017 Reduced Winter Hours Here
A Mild Fall After a Difficult Summer?
The 2016 Summer Season presented Frenchtown with two faces: Rainy & Wet or Hot & Humid. We're hoping for a mild Autumn where cycling is more pleasant. The leaves will be changing and both the PA & NJ Bike Paths are finally 'detour-free'. Chilly morning and pleasant afternoons are here - preferably for a few more months.
Late 2015 Route 29 Minor Paving
There has been some very minor repaving on Route 29 during the late Fall. The worst .3 mile section just north of Bull's Island was resurfaced from edge-to-edge. A welcome relief from the deteriorating blacktop that had been present. This still leaves the final stretch by Bull's Island to Stockton that will require attention after the winter passes.
PA Roads had a Rough Winter with Some Summer Sectional Fixes
While a good portion of Rt 32 developed major potholes through the 2014/2015 winter, the worst of it has been selectively corrected this past Summer. Approximately 4 miles of Rt32 (from the Frenchtown Bridge to Dark Hollow Road) has had the 'shoulder' milled and re-paved. It does make it an easier cycling ride without having to dodge the multiple potholes and rough pavement. Fleecydale Road remains closed as they rebuild the retaining walls along the creek flowing down to the Delaware river. It appears that a significant amount of work has been completed, but still no reopen date is known at this time.
PA Tow Path Repairs Now Complete!
The reconstruction of the PA path has been finished and the path is usable from "end-to-end". It is best to have tires of 1.90" or wider to negotiate the PA path. Tire widths of 1.5" (35mm) or wider are recommended for the NJ Path for recreational riders.
Current bike and accessory prices are rising yet again for the 2015 products. Rubber and aluminum specifically have had major price increases as raw materials over the past three/four seasons.
We carry a dazzling array of Giant, Electra, DK, Stolen and Van Dessel bikes for all levels of interest. Whether you're seeking comfort and recreational bikes, mountain bikes, road bikes, BMX or high-end racing models, we've got you covered.
If you're in town on holiday and need a bike to explore the Path along the river, or want to venture inland, we always have a new fleet of 16 Giant Sport/Comfort bikes available in 2-hour, 4-hour, or 24-hour periods. Multi-day rentals are also available.
We sell off our new Rental Fleet after each season. Our current 2015 Fleet of Sedona DX's ($491-$526 MSRP) are available for $320-$340. As always, they are placed in the Fleet new and exit each year slightly used, with some minor "battle scars". We equip them with a: water bottle cage; bell; and flat sealant in both tubes. Our Rentals are used for the 2015 rental season, cleaned & detailed, then released around mid/end-November. The Spring/Summer reservation period has started, so call or drop by to reserve your choice of bike. A $100 deposit (or payment in full) holds the bike(s) of your choice until we are through the rental season. These units come with Giant's full Warranty, as if sold as new. They also come with our Lifetime Free Adjustment benefit. These bikes go quick when available, so give us a call or stop by to determine the right bike (size, gender, color) for you. See the list of Available Rentals here
We also offer several high-end, carbon fibre, performance road bicycles for those who need the very best, or do not want to travel with (or ship) their personal uber-steed to the NJ area. Most folks supply their own pedals (to go with their shoes) and some even bring their favorite saddle. We'll set you up so you need not expose your bike to potential travel damage. We also have a soft-sided bike travel case available for rent. Call us for rental details.
Our knowledgeable staff can get your bike in working order, whether you just need a flat fixed, a seasonal tune-up, or a major overhaul. No matter what brand bike you have, or where you bought it, we can usually fix it. All work is done on a first-come basis (we do not make appointments). Please note that we need to see and inspect a bike completely before we can offer an estimate. We are not able to offer anything other than a vague rough estimate over the phone. At times, other problems surface once the bike is in the repair stand or taken out for a test ride. We always call to discuss significant unforeseen costs before proceeding with a repair.
We do not limit our repair work to recent models or only bike we sell. We will attempt to repair, refurbish or restore almost any bike. We'll give you our best estimate on the work needed and let you make the decision to proceed with all or some of the suggested work.
Do you have a Vintage Bike? A Classic Bike? A Collectible Bike? A bike with strong Sentimental Value? Your Childhood "Rosebud"? We can restore it to its best possible condition. While we do not perform repainting or re-chroming, we can debride, de-rust, clean and restore your ride to uncover its hidden beauty. Stop by and see our vintage 1973 Schwinn Apple Krate that underwent 60 hours of cleaning, detailing, and polishing. Major Restoration work is usually performed during the winter months when we have larger blocks of time to dedicate to this delicate process. Bikes that may require 5-15 hours of total restoration time can usually be squeezed into our schedule at almost any time. Give us a call to schedule an evaluation and assessment of your bike, its needs, as well as your ultimate goals.
Helmets...clothing...gloves...pumps...lights...accessories. We've got everything you need so you can be outfitted from head to toe & wheel to wheel. Ride with safety in mind, but look good and feel good doing it!
We know this area well, and can help you find good places to ride. Check out our "Rides" page for more info.
Bike To Work
Save a bundle on gas money by riding a bike to work or shopping. We can set you up with everything you need to make the transition.
Also see the HART (Hunterdon Area Rural Transit) Commuter
Information Services website for bike-to-work resources and their upcoming Bike To Work Week event! We have sponsored that event for the past 4 years, and continue to support the transportation objectives of HART.
Come See Us!
We're open Saturdays & Sundays as well as most Weekdays (except Tuesday & Wednesday).
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Prior Freeman's Customers (what happened to Freeman's Bike Shop?)