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The one where Hal’s pants catch on fire

Bicycling Magazine stopped by to chat with our in-house expert, Hal Ruzal. Hal took up a hacksaw, bolt cutters and some power tools to demonstrate how locks get cut. In the process, he set his pants on fire. All in … Continue reading

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Growing with New York: from 1978 to Chelsea

In 1978, we opened Bicycle Habitat in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City. Subway fare cost $.50, and and there were only a handful of us true bike commuters throughout the city. Thirty-five years later, I enjoy how things … Continue reading

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35 years and growing: Why I love spring.

As I left my house this morning, I saw the crocuses poking through the earth, and the birds in the trees. On the way home, I left our SoHo store to check in on the buildout for our new shop … Continue reading

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Tomorrow: It’s our birthday!

On March 1, 1978, Charlie McCorkell and Hal Ruzal opened Bicycle Habitat at 244 Lafayette Street in the gritty SoHo neighborhood of New York City. The area has changed a lot. Our love for cycling has not. And neither has yours! Thanks … Continue reading

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On Bike Theft and Keeping Your Bicycle

You may have seen the Outside Magazine’s recent article on bike theft entitled “Who Pinched My Ride?” The story sought to find out where stolen bikes go via a GPS tracker attached to a poorly locked bike in NYC. I … Continue reading

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Shop ride to Coney Island

Join us Saturday to kick off summer as Hal leads a shop ride to Coney Island! The ride will leave at 6 pm from our Manhattan store at 244 Lafayette Street. We’ll venture over to Brooklyn and along the waterfront, … Continue reading

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It’s Springtime, Daisy Bell

Taking a quick break from shop talk to celebrate that it’s almost spring. Mardi Gras, budding crocuses, daylight savings… Being bike-lovers, this tune seemed to fit the sentiment. An aside: A classic folk song, “Daisy Bell” also appeared in the … Continue reading

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