A new bike swap shop is popping up in the heart of New York’s bike capital, offering a unique experience for riders who don’t want to buy a new bike or don’t have a bike to swap.
The Bespoke Bike Swap is set to open next week in a storefront near the Battersea Power Station in Manhattan.
It will be the first bike swap in New York, with a focus on the needs of people who want to get their bikes serviced and upgraded while on the road.
It has been in the works for years, with Bespokes founder and owner Matt Johnson saying he had originally set up the shop in Brooklyn’s East Village, but has now been expanding it in a new space in Midtown Manhattan.
“We want to be a place where everyone can have a shop, where everybody can get a bike and be able to swap bikes,” said Johnson.
“It’s a way to give back to the community, and give back a little bit to the city.”
The shop will cater to the need of people looking for a more affordable option to swap their bikes for cheaper bikes.
The bike swap is free to those who sign up for it and anyone can pay as little as $10 to get a new machine.
But for those who don, it will cost you $30.
For the price of a new car, you can get to the next level with a new engine, tires and wheels.
For $150, you’ll get a fresh new bike and a brand new clutch, which are all new.
For those looking to make the jump to a full-size bike, a full set of wheels will cost $800, and for those looking for more customization, the bike will be offered for sale for $5,000.
For anyone wanting to have a new bicycle, they will need to pay a deposit of $100 before they can swap it.
For now, there are only six bikes on the waiting list for the shop.
If anyone can make it to the front of the line, the bikes will go to the people who can afford them, said Johnson, who added that the shop will open to the public on October 5.
The shop has been set up in hopes of getting more people to take up cycling.
The first bike they can buy is a 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300, which can go for $6,000 to $7,000 on Craigslist.
For a new pair of shoes, the average price is $1,800.
For a new helmet, it is $800.
For more information on the shop and the bikes it will sell, visit: https://www.bespokebikeswap.com/