Thursday, May 05, 2005

No. 35, Vol. 4.

May Is National Bike Month
There's a nicely framed sign hanging on the door frame of our shop. It reads:

"Cycles Gaansari exists to keep the community’s wheels turning. Your bicycling enjoyment is our responsibility.

We offer sound advice, dependable maintenance, reliable gear, and a unified voice to the local government concerning your rights as a tax-paying bicycler.

Bicycling, in our humble opinion, is God’s second greatest gift to man. Bicycles are not toys, they are human-powered vehicles, from which the automobile, motorcycle, and airplane were derived. Ford, Harley-Davidson and Boeing can thank the bicycle for igniting the transportation boom of the early 1900s.

Bicycles are for everyone, regardless of socio-economic status, age, and gender. We know more people with little money to their name who’ve chosen the bicycle as a tool versus a status symbol, and their lives are better for that choice.

Ride always. Ride to work. Ride to the grocery store. Ride to school. Ride to the library. Ride to church. Ride to the coffee shop. Ride, ride, ride."

Make the most of National Bike Month; remind yourself of two-wheeled childhood memories. Enjoy this photo of the day.

Gary Boulanger, editor
The Bike Evangelist
305 S. Main St. - BARN
Springboro, Ohio USA
Phony: 937-748-8862

Cycles Gaansari Store Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10-6 p.m.; Saturday 11-5 p.m. Closed Wednesday and Sunday.
Group Rides
Time to saddle up, partner! Gaansari Group Rides have begun! These are social road bike rides (average speed: 14 - 16 mph) on the rolling hills of Springboro and the outlying townships. Conversational pace. We roll at 6:30 p.m. sharp, so please arrive around 6 p.m. We also roll out at 8 a.m. sharp on Saturday mornings.
A young former Ralph Lauren exec and his team of investors bought Filson a few months ago, and they plan to cheapen the brand. We love our Filson, but we really don't care for this hotshot new guy, so we're blowing out our entire inventory, which includes a lot more than what's listed below. So, while supplies last, all our in-stock Filson gear is 40% off. Call 937-748-8862 to place your order today. Ask for Gary.

For a limited time only, all in-stock bicycles are 15% off. Choose from our supply of bikes from Bianchi, Jamis, DK, Orbea, Co-Motion, Surly and a few 2003/04 Gaansaris. Stop by today; sale prices do not apply to any purchases made before May 5, 2005, nor to any made-to-order Gaansari models.
Products to Consider
All products, unless otherwise noted, can be shipped to your home or workplace for an additional shipping cost. Just call 937-748-8862 or email, and we'll take care of your cycling needs.


T'ain't no better way to travel than with a Brompton foldable bike. The Brompton is a 16-inch wheeled bike which rides well, is safe, and yet folds easily into a very compact and portable package: other folding bikes have their own character and purpose, but none we feel matches the Brompton's convenience or gives you the same freedom and independence. Three- and six-speed models available. Pricing: US$658 - $1,087. Made in England.

Gaansari St. Clair
Orville and Wilbur Wright made premium bicycles in Dayton, Ohio before developing the first successful aeroplane. Their second bicycle, the Wright St. Clair, was developed in 1897 as an "affordable" alternative to the pricier Wright Van Cleve. The 2005 Gaansari St. Clair is a country bike (see Riv Reader No. 35, page 34) designed around smaller (26-inch and 650B) wheels for versatility and strength: 26x1.35" or 650Bx30mm slick tires for road use, or 26x1.75" knobbies for heavy-duty off-road riding. A true touring/adventure/expedition/urban commuter bike inspired by the 1993 Bridgestone XO-1, the Gaansari St. Clair is built in Ohio with heat-treated, double-butted cromoly steel, joined together with silver-brazing, using select lugs, fork tips, and dropouts. Pricing: US$1,350 frame/fork; complete bikes start at US$2,700. Made in Ohio by Jack.

The Bike Evangelist is an electronic newsletter developed to keep cyclers informed on the latest goings-on at Cycles Gaansari, including new products, services, events, and anything else pertinent to the Greater Dayton cycling community and beyond. Nearly 1,250 strong! Published by Clutch Marketing Group LLC, Springboro, OH. © 2005. All Rights Reserved. If you like what you've read, tell others. If you don't, let us know and we can unsubscribe you, no problemo.


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