We have a very unique road bike for sale: a Bianchi Sport SX from the early 80’s in an unusual color (especially for Bianchi!) and exceptional condition.
Kelli was looking for a touring bike a few years back when this beauty came up in her search. Emphatically not a touring bike, she fell in love and enjoyed some excellent riding (including the Ride Around Torch Lake - which should be a bucket list ride for all Michiganders!). It’s the prettiest, fastest bike she’s ever ridden. But she found the touring bike of her dreams and sadly, Violet didn’t get out nearly enough last season and so, the tough decision to put her out on the market has been made. Hopefully, the right home is found for this very special bike with lots and lots of miles to be had.
56cm CR-MO frame | [New] 700 x 25C Continental Gator Hardshell tires | [New] Shimano Sora Trigger Shifter/Brake Lever (18 gears) | Shimano FDZ206 derailleur | Org. Chain Ring & Crank | [New] Shimano Ultegra Rear Derailleur | [New-ish] pedals - cannot remember brand/model but they are pretty basic half flat/half clip | Bianchi saddle | [New] Brake and shifting cables and housing | [New] black bar wrap
This is the original paint job! The only place on the bike where the paint has any flaws is the interior of the chain stay.
Light wear aesthetically, but it rides like a brand new bike.
Asking $800 OBO.
Experience the Motor City on Two Wheels!
We are so excited for our 2019 tour season to kick off next month and have been busy behind the scenes getting ready for our best year yet. Since it is still a bit wintery out there, we are offering two great ways that early birds can save by booking now!
Save $5 a spot off a Public Tour by using the code "SPRINGFEVER" at checkout. This offer is good through March 31. You can see what dates are confirmed and read details about all of the tours that we offer atwheelhousedetroit.com/tours. Whatever topic might interest you, we guarantee we've got a tour that checks that box. (Cemeteries? Yup.)
The booker of any Private Tour will enjoy a FREE SPOT. This applies to all groups that have reserved a date for this season by the end of March. To find out more about booking a private outing, head over HERE. It's a great team-building exercise, reunion or wedding activity, or afternoon adventure for any group!
Our tours are led by Detroiters who are passionate and knowledgable. We only take out small groups to ensure a safe, personal experience. We've been at this since 2008, so we've had plenty of time to become experts at bike touring in Detroit! Join us for an experience that you will always remember.
Hamtramck’s got a ton of fun stuff going on in the coming weeks, and we are getting in on the fun by offering some specials. These deals will run from February 27 through March 9.
All tune-up packages, including Standard (Reg. $60) and Plus (Reg. $100), are $10 off. For details on what these entail, head right over HERE.
All William + Bonnie cycling apparel is 50% off, including ponchos, skirts, dresses, and pants. (Reg. $85-125 / Sale $43-63). For more info about the clothing, which is locally produced, read about it HERE.
All in-stock tires are 20% off. We’ve got a huge range of sizes and price points available.
Six awesome bikes have been significantly marked down. Details on those pictured, clockwise from bottom left, are:
Kona Paddy Wagon
The three-speed internal hub on the Paddy Wagon 3 has one gear for all-out speed, one for casual riding, and another for grunty little hill climbs that pop up along the way. Match that to a cromoly frame that will take a beating and last forever, and classy touches, like the downtube shifter and integrated brake lever bell, and you’ll be loving each and every ride.
Reg. $699; Sale Price $599 56cm
Detroit Bikes C-Type
Single-speed flip-flop hub. Detroit-made. Chromoly frame. Drop handlebars. Knobby tires. Limited run.
Org. $699; Now $450
Sun Fritz 5
Wherever your journeys take you, Sun's Fritz 5 gets you around with ease thanks to its relaxed, comfortable ride. A 5-speed internal hub provides ample gearing for cruising around town, and front and rear fenders ensure a splash-free commute. When running errands, a rear rack and kickstand add urban utility, and lightweight aluminum rims mounted with wide street tires provide nimble handling to get you home safely.
Reg. $540; Sale Price $465
Light-weight, classic city bike styling. Fenders, chain guard, and rack come with.
Reg. $529; Sale Price $454
Opus is a Canadian company that makes some pretty sweet bikes. The Flux has 29" tires and a front fork for some suspension along with stop-on-a-dime disc brakes. This is basically a mountain bike made for city streets.
Reg. $789; Sale Price $689
The heart of a mountain biker and the versatility to do it all are at the core of the Lana’i. Built with a philosophy of making the right bike for the right user, the Lana’i hits the trail with a 27.5-inch wheel and a lightweight aluminum frame. Whether it be gravel paths, light singletrack, or just getting around town, the Lana’i is your entry to adventure.
Reg. $529; Sale Price $479; Size XL; Color Charcoal
All new bikes purchased from the Wheelhouse come with a complimentary tuneup, water bottle, and bottle cage. Check out our many other fine options HERE.
We are currently on Winter Break, but we will be back Saturday, January 26 with not one, but two events…and then our monthly First Friday Happy Hour comes up later that same week. Get ready to hang with Wheelhouse!
Saturday, January 26 9AM Winter Joy Ride
Meet up at the shop at 9AM for a 2-hour ride with a stop at a coffee shop. Pace and distance determined by group. This is a no-drop ride. Come layered up and ready to ride! More info and future dates HERE.
Saturday, January 26 2PM Flat-Fixing Class
Informal, personal instruction on how to fix a flat — one of the most invaluable tools a cyclist can have in their belt. Bring your own bike or use one of our rentals. And any tube or tool you purchase will be 10% off! More info and future dates HERE.
Friday, February 1 5PM First Friday Happy Hour
Our monthly happy hour will benefit the Michigan Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and will feature tacos from our buds at Dos Loco. Swing by and enjoy a beer or two and help out some good people at the same time. More info HERE.
We know sometimes budgets are tight, so we work to provide quality used bikes at affordable prices to our customers.
Some quick facts about our used bike program:
With a few exceptions, the used bikes we carry will be targeted specifically towards the urban rider.
We are sweeping the state for great deals on well-maintained unique bikes with quality components. Think Raleigh, Cannondale, OG Schwinn, Bianchi, Trek, Specialized, etc. You are not going to find Big Box reboots.
Some of our rental fleet will become available for purchase.
All bikes will receive a thorough going over by a professional mechanic prior to being offered for sale.
This one is important: We are committed to stocking quality used bikes from legitimate sources at a fair market price. What does this mean? This is not a pawn shop. We will not be taking bikes of questionable provenance EVER.
Want to trade in a bike for cash, credit, or towards the purchase of a new bike? Read ahead:
We do ask that you provide proof of purchase or that the bike is registered with the City of Detroit or the City of Hamtramck..
We require that the bike is one that was purchased at an IBD (independent bicycle dealer AKA a bike shop) not a big box store. We are not trying to be bike snobs, but we are also committed to quality.
You should know upfront that you should not expect to receive cash or credit equal to the resale value of the bike. As with most consignment-type operations, our internal costs must be accounted for, including staff time (both mechanic and administrative), insurance, taxes, and more. If you are looking for the most cash possible out of your bike, by all means take it to Craigslist. But we promise to be fair and help you chip away at the purchase price of the bike of your dreams!
Questions? Email us at email@example.com.
Job Title: Bicycle Service Tech
Pay Rate: $9-11/hour depending on level of experience. Hours: 10-32/week. Evaluation and raise after 30 days.
Location: Shifts are available at both Rivertown and Hamtramck locations.
Duties: A Bicycle Service Technician is an integral component of a multi-faceted bike shop that services a diverse clientele with a strong focus on customer service. Their primary responsibility is to ensure a smooth running service department at all times. This can include assembling new bicycles; servicing customer bicycles; assisting in the maintenance of the rental fleet; and contributing to the inventory management, cleanliness and organization of the service department.
This job requires a positive attitude, strong teamwork skills, willingness to learn on the job and absorb constructive feedback, and mechanical experience. Proven customer-service experience and/or prior bike shop experience would be a plus.
You will report directly to the Service Department Manager and General Manager. A successful candidate will contribute to the overall success of the company by participating in all aspects of the business, including a willingness to assist on the retail floor and with bicycle rentals as necessary.
Due to the seasonal nature of this position, candidate must have weekend and holiday availability.
No uniform is required, although we will provide you with a couple of t-shirts. No open-toed shoes. Fancy clothes are not recommended.
Extra shifts may become available, including Bike Parking and Tour Sweeper.
This job is at-will, part-time, and seasonal. Season is May-September.
Send resume or summary of work experience and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.