Archive for June, 2008


June 29, 2008

This has been a hectic year. Earthquakes and flooding in China has caused shortages In the bicycle business. Most customer have been understanding and order early and are willing to wait.

But the stories that break our hearts are the kids. Children that all they wanted for their birthday was a banana seat bicycle or a BMX or some other hard to find bicycle. It was one of those events which set Mike from JustBicycles into action when he found out the parents of an autistic child had placed their order for a bicycle that was still in production. The bike was back ordered and wouldn’t arrive until after the child’s birthday.

But Mike having grown up poor knew what it was like to go without a bicycle. He launched his own one man crusade and spent hours calling other dealers to locate the autistic child a bicycle. Mikes efforts not only proved that he is a superstar but a team member we are all proud of.

Way to go Mike.

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2008 Bicycle Shortages

June 15, 2008

This has been a crazy year thus far. Due to the earthquakes and flooding in China bicycles are in short supply. Then if that wasn’t enough the Chinese Government closed some plants due to the Olympics.

If you are ordering a bicycle this year be flexible. The last container we had come in sold out in less than 24 hours. Two more that have not arrived are already almost sold out and they haven’t arrived in port.

Order in advance, be flexible and be patient.

p.s. If you are thinking of getting your child a bicycle for Christmas keep this in mind. You may want to order your bicycle in October or early November so your child gets his Chirstmas Bicycle.

FOOTBALL, College, Baseball Team Bicycles by JustBicycles

June 12, 2008 has stopped selling NFL Team Bicycles such as the Dallas Cowboys and Baseball team bicycles such as the Texas Rangers and others. As a online distributor our reputation is paramount.  We will not subject our customers to manufactures that destroy our customers confidence.

NFL Team Bicycles Complaints are posted on numerous customer complaint sites inlcuding;

 Says Worst Company in America

Treated Like Crap says this reviewer

Liars and Dishonest says this RippOff report member

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We apologize to any of our customers that were effected by this manufactures problems.  We will be delisting all NFL Bicycles from our site and invite customers that are interested in obtaining a reliable bicycle with good value to visit our site at;




Selecting Beach Cruisers Bicycles –

June 11, 2008


Beach Cruisers are the most common term for bicycles with overstuffed seats, wide tires comfortable handlebars and enjoyable bicycle riding. In the last four years beach cruiser bicycles have made an enormous come back as the bicycle of preference. People accessorize these bikes with baskets, bells and lights to add extra flare.

Since these bikes are purchased for comfort it is most important that the buyer be able to determine the correct Beach Cruiser Bicycle for themselves. First let me say that all the hocus pocus that many bicycle retailers go through in “fitting” customers for bikes is really not necessary. Here are a few tips I give when customers ask what bike is right for them.

First, is the bike for a lady or a man and is that “gender” look important to you. This may seem fundamental but many manufactures have developed a generic look that will pass as either a man or women’s bike. These bikes are excellent in that they do not have the generic drop shown in traditional women’s bicycles nor the rigid cross bar those traditional men’s bicycles had. These generic bikes typically come in colors such as Red, Orange, Black, Dark Blue and Chrome. However, for older customers or people with arthritic or other limitations a beach cruiser with a deep dip in the cross bar may allow them access without the pain of throwing a leg over the bicycle when first getting on.

Second, is the Beach Cruiser going to be ridden on flat surface or up and down hilly terrain? As a store owner I see many customers fixated on a multi speed beach cruiser for no apparent reason. Multi Speed bicycles are more difficult to assemble, more difficult to maintain and more likely to fail earlier in the life cycle of the beach cruiser. For this reason if you are riding on a flat surface the great majority of the time purchase a single speed beach cruiser with a coaster brake.

Third, is whether you will need fenders on your beach cruiser? For me I like the look of fenders. However, if you purchase a beach cruiser with fenders be sure it has a kick stand and always use that kick stand. Most fenders are made of light weight steel and do not hold up under constant dropping of the bicycle. As to the practicality of fenders you really only need them when you will be riding during or after a rain storm and will require protection from water being thrown by the motion of the tires.

Finally, most people between the height of five foot two inches and six foot two inch will ride a 26 inch bicycle. To know if this size bike is right for you measure your pants inseam. It should be more than 26 inches and less than 35 inches for a comfortable ride on a 26 inch bicycle. If you are shorter than 5 foot I would recommend a 24 inch bicycle with a 17 inch frame or smaller.

If you have questions about this article or general beach cruiser questions you can reach the author, Jake Storey, at Justbicycles where Jake fits and recommends over 100 beach cruisers, located on the web, at

3 Speed Beach Cruiser –

June 1, 2008

There are lots of three speed beach cruisers on the market place but not all have the same quality. Here are what we consider the best and some links where you can purchase your own.

3 speed beach Cruiser

To purchase the above bike and get more detail click here:

Another alternative is the 305 which is a beautiful bike as evidenced below;

305 Beach Cruiser Bicycles

To purchase this bike click here:

and finally one of the most popular bicycles is the single speed bike below which can be purchased in both a three speed bicycles, seven speed bicycles and the single speed pictured below.

3 speed bicycles

To order your own three speed: