Friday, June 28, 2013

Summer Notes

Last post I mentioned that this year marks our 30th anniversary- - but I didn't mention our Big Anniversary Special, which Steve cooked up. We're making a limited run of exceptionally extraordinary bikes with all kinds of unique features, all built by Steve's talented little paws.

Artistic license here-- we all know candles are a fire hazard.

You can read all about it (and reserve yours) right here. 

Meanwhile, we're at the height of build season. Everyone wants their bikes and we're rolling them out the door as fast as we can. Here's a pretty cream Tourlite about to ride away:


Here's a headbadge that got the super-fancy Naomi treatment:


It's on this tandem, shown here on its maiden voyage. And yes, our customers can borrow a stoker should they forget to bring their own. 

Note the combined look of amusement and fear. We are trackstanding. 

A team of Viewpoint riders sent us a special graphic for their downtube:

We stuck it on, sent the bike along, and by gum....

It was totally accurate!

We love seeing our bikes out and about. If you have a Bilenky and ride cool places (and you do) please send us some pictures. We take great pride in our products! 

Here's Tom and Kasy, taking great pride in a rack. 

And finally? Remember those little kittens from the junkyard a couple months ago? They've all found homes and fosters, and are just at the age when they know they're cute enough to get away with murder. Here's a representative sample, wondering what that wet sky stuff is: 

Just before she tore the curtain down and knocked the globe over

BCW: bikes and cats since 1983. 

Have a great weekend, everyone!


Monday, June 10, 2013

Travels with Steve

We had a great time at Cirque! We oogled,

Electric shifting utility bike Oh Yeah
We danced,

 We had moments of Zen.

This is right before Steve levitated.

It's always great to be around sweet bikes and the nerds who love them. 

Then we went to BIKE RACE DAY and brought a keg in Naomi's Power Trailer:

And later she rode home with an inebriated messenger in the Power Trailer. Circle of life!

We watched guys in spandex ride around in circles: 

Go team Jelly Belly!

Upon discovering that one keg holds rather a lot of beer, we had to enlist the help of the Philadelphia Bike Messenger's Association so we could take it back to Victory Brewing:

They killed it in about 15 minutes. Thanks guys!

Then we all went home and fell over.

By the way,  did you know we've been around for 30 years? 30 years of awesome bikes, weird bikes, big bikes, little bikes, and the evolution of Steve's beard.

Once it was brown.

Here's an anniversary picture. Apparently Steve has a previously unknown tagging hobby. 

I was wondering what happened to all my booth-painting aerosols

Believe it or not, we're already up to our eyes in Expo planning. Want a booth? Want to sponsor? Or volunteer? Or organize an alleycat? Let us know! Ferdinand is refusing to help this year!  Right now he has filed himself away under 'R' so we can't find him. 


So help a feline out!