Pedal Revolution Used Bike Update 3/26/14:
The staff at Pedal Rev have been busy cranking out a continual batch of refurbished bicycles of late…or as we like to refer to them in the contemporary parlance of our time and location as “Luxury Pre-owned Artisanal Pleasure Vehicles”.
The deal is this…Pedal Rev is a non-profit. We run a work-internship program right here in our bike shop for underprivileged youth from San Francisco. Young adults between the age of 16-21 can apply to work at the shop as paid interns for a six month period during which they learn about bicycles, bicycle repair, maintenance, assembly, and culture. They also gain retail experience, inventory, shipping/receiving experience and an opportunity to get some basic job experience under their belt (not an easy feat for young folks dealing with challenges in our already fast paced and quickly evolving city). They leave the program with a certificate of completion, a valuable experience in learning what it takes to maintain a job, a schedule, responsibilities, expectations, and accountability to a workplace. They also leave Pedal Rev with new self-confidence, the ability to give and receive direction from others, and the experience of working side by side with others in a communally supportive environment. Last but not least they graduate from our internship well on their way to their next step, be it a next job, or enrollment in school and of course a bicycle which they built themselves!
Our customers appreciate this aspect of our shop and donate their old and unused bicycles and bicycle parts to Pedal Revolution from which we rebuild, refurbish, and transform them into mixture of new/used bikes ready for another long life of service and companionship. This also means that we receive a wide range of shapes, styles, and sizes of bike donations which makes consistency a challenge. Pedal Revolution rebuilds a handful of these bikes each week and puts them on the sales floor for your perusal. We also post them complete with image, size, description and price on our blog (you’re already here!) and our Facebook page.
If you are dreaming of the perfect used bike (rebuilt with a robust assortment of new parts to ensure long term service and reliability) from Pedal Revolution, your best bet is to check our blog periodically or “Like” us on Facebook where you will receive the updates on used bikes on a weekly basis.
Below is a lovely and basic gem of a bike. An old English Royal Scot Coaster brake cruiser rebuilt and ready for casual rides at a leisurely pace. Call it a “Bar Bike”, a neighborhood rambler, call it whatever you’d like, just pleeeaase don’t take it to die an ignoble death on the Playa at Burning Man….or Do. Just don’t tell us about it.