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    Ute came in and bought a Montague Navigator! She's flying it up to Portland & then riding it back to Palo Alto! We'll get the return pic!

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Check out A Street Bike Named Desire and Ecovelo!

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Take a look at Ecovelo's blog and the sponsorship we're doing! We're excited to be working with them and know that there's lots of wonderful things to come from Ecovelo. Thanks for your support, guys!

    Make sure to check out our new store or give us a call at (888) 821-6831 if you've got any questions. Can't wait to see you there!

    A Street Bike Named Desire Store in Palo Alto is Open and Ready for Business!

    Last updated 6 years ago

    With our grand opening this past weekend, June 18th 2011, we're proud to finally open our doors to the public. It's been a long time coming and we couldn't be more excited to be one of the premier European bike shops in Palo Alto, CA. With one of the most specialized selections in lifestyle bikes, be sure to stop in and check us out. We're located at 855 El Camino Real in the Town & Country Village in Palo Alto, CA. You can also give us a call at (888) 821-6831. We can't wait to see you there!

    Crunching the Numbers: Money Spent on Gas

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Gas prices just keep on getting higher. Perhaps you’ve been considering bicycling as an alternative form of transportation, but aren’t sure the savings would be worth the initial cost. Bicycles can be expensive investments, but often quickly pay for themselves in fuel savings, especially if you choose to buy a simple Dutch or road bike. Here’s what you’ll be saving by commuting by bicycle instead of by car.

    • The average car gets about 25 miles per gallon. With fuel costs these days averaging around $4 a gallon, that means every mile costs you about 16 cents. If you, like most people, drive about 200 miles per week, you’re spending about $100 a month on gas. Investing in a commuter bike could help you curb fuel costs substantially.
    • Imagine if you started using a city bike or commuter bike half of the time you would ordinarily be driving your car. You could commute to work, or if your work place is extremely far, use your bicycle for frequent short trips and errands you run throughout the week.
    • A good commuter bike, depending on the style and model, will cost about $500. That might seem like a lot to spend, but if you replaced all your driving with biking, you could recoup that cost in five weeks! Even if you only use your bicycle to run errands around town, within 10 months of riding you’ll probably break even. You’ll also benefit from the exercise and do your part to save the planet and reduce our dependency on oil.

    Now all you need is that bike. Come visit us at our new store, A Street Bike Named Desire of Palo Alto. Visit our website or call us at (888) 821-6831 to find out about the variety of bikes we have available for your new lifestyle.

    Check out our new website and come to our store opening on Saturday June 18 at 10am!

    Last updated 6 years ago

    We're elated to announce two milestones in A Street Bike Named Desire  history! 

    First off, please visit our new website, like us on Facebook and let us know what you think! We are the SF Bay area's lifestyle bicycle shop and we wanted to create a website that exemplifies the style and quality of the amazing bicycles that we offer. If you are in the market for a bike that makes a statement about where you have been and where you are going, bookmark our site and make plans to visit us in Palo Alto.

    On the topic of visiting our shop, we are very excited to announce that we'll officially open our doors this Saturday, June 18th at 10am! We could not be more excited about introducing our incredible lineup of top-quality manufacturers to the discriminating cyclists all over the San Francisco Bay area.

    A Street Bike Named Desire is a local, family owned company - we're the bicycle shop for consumers who demand the highest quality to compliment their expectations of comfort, style and performance. We carry bicycles in four key lifestyle areas - European city bikes, commuter (folding) bikes, cargo bikes and electric bikes. Our goal is to help you find that special bike that gives you the satisfaction of having the best thing on two wheels. Visit us online and in Palo Alto, CA!



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