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Update to COVID-19 Procedures and Operations

Greetings from TheDaily Rider, WFH edition! We’re staffing one mechanic in the shop per day so our output is going to be limited. Please understand that we are doing this to keep our staff employed, and to continue to limit the spread of transmission. See our original post on our procedural changes here: http://thedailyriderdc.com/limited-shop-services-during-covid-19/ and our Monday 3/23/20 update here: http://thedailyriderdc.com/service-and-sales-update-3-23-20/

For easier tracking purposes, please consider text based communication methods with us. We’re monitoring our email (info AT thedailyriderdc dot com) and Twitter @thedailyriderdc very attentively.

Repair Update

As of March 17th, we are suspending our repair intake to allow our repair staff to catch up. You all really like zero-contact repairs! We’ll put more updates here and on social media as we are able to accept them. Since every repair intake requires us to sanitize ourselves before leaving the shop, cleaning the key box, cleaning your lock, and cleaning the touch surfaces of your bike prior to entering the shop, we are not currently accepting small repairs such as flat tires or brake adjustments. We do apologize for this, but this procedure takes us significant additional time.

Should you wish to schedule a repair for the upcoming week (March 23-27) please contact us via text or email regarding your service needs and we will attempt to place you into our queue.

Delivery Update

We’re experimenting with delivery for a few days and had our first drop-offs yesterday (March 16th). For this we’re asking that orders are a minimum of $35 and can be carried on a cargo-bike. Additionally, the delivery area is obviously restricted to inside DC, but we’ll be making case-by-case decisions on distances.

March 2022 Update

COVID-19 Procedures:

The shop has fullyreopened to customers. With DC’s rescinding of the mask mandate, we’ll be asking customers to wear a mask out of an abundance of caution.

Repair Calendar:

Our March repair calendar has almost filled, for tunes and larger repairs we’ll start booking for April soon. We’re getting closer to fully staffed, so this may change mid-March. Small repairs are being taken in on a case by case basis each weekday. Weekend days are fully reserved for walk-ins.

March 2022 Bike Stock:

Bike inventories have begun to rebound, but while we might have more models in stock, certain sizes and colors may not be available. To keep our customers updated we’ll be making incoming stock announcements here and on Twitter.

Looking for a budget-minded but fully functional e-bike? We just had the Gazelle T9 City arrive and are impressed with the price and performance combined into the complete package.

Tern:

For the first time in over a year, the HSD P9 returns to the shop. Tern redefined compact cargo with the GSD and delivered again with this bike. Sturdy, capable, and just the right size for apartment dwellers, the HSD shortens the commute and makes short work of most errand running. The Verge calls this a “solid workhorse” and after having one in our own household for over a year, we agree. This little bike will be a welcome addition to any active urban stable.

 

 

 

An allocation of Tern GSD models will be arriving the second week of March. Send us an email or call to be put on the reservation list. Both colors of the S10 LX (dragonfruit and school bus yellow) are coming with this order.

 

 

 

 

Breezer:

 

Downtown EX in Bronze

One 48cm Breezer Downtown EX step-over in bronze, and one 50cm step-through in graphite arrived in this most recent order. These upright town bikes are well suited for utility or casual riding and come equipped with rack and fenders.

 

 

 

Fuji:

Fuji Absolute 1.7

 

Fuji sent us an almost full size run (17″, 19″, 21″) of Absolute 1.9 bikes. We also received the Fuji Absolute 1.7 in 19″ and 21″.  We’re building these as quickly as possible, so call in to see if we have your size and model on the floor.

 

 

 

Fuji Feather

 

For people looking for one of the best production singlespeed bikes available, the Fuji Feather is back in the shop after a nearly three year absence. The simplicity of the build and styling make this bike an instant classic. Available in red or black.

 

 

 

Marin:

 

The road disappears and terrain gets more unpredictable, and the Marin Nicasio 2 is the bike you chose for this exact moment. The Nicasio 2 is sure footed and ready for all day gravel expeditions or occasional off-piste excursions. When not out in the wild, this bike is perfectly content with city streets and less intense adventures.

 

 

Marin Fairfax 2

One of the stars of 2020 and 2021 has returned to the shop. The Marin Fairfax 2 is the upgraded version of Wirecutter’s pick for favorite commuter bike. With a lighter frame and hydraulic brakes, this stops as well as it goes. Available in medium, large, and extra large.

 

 

 

Marin DSX 1

 

One Marin DSX 1 in Extra Large has arrived. The size runs a bit small from our brief in shop test, so if you’re above 5’10”, this one is an option. Marin calls this a bike for long distance multi-surface commuting. We see a bike suited for weekday commutes with after-work gravel detours and weekend C&O camping trips. One in stock, so please call or email before coming for a test ride.

 

Marin Presidio 1

 

One of our favorites for value and performance, the Marin Presidio 1 has returned in small and medium. If you’re looking for a budget conscious performance hybrid ($689) built with city riding in mind, come in and try it out.

 

 

 

Muirwoods RC

 

Back for what will likely be a limited time, the Marin Muirwoods RC (medium, large) blends mountain bike performance with urban comfort styling.

 

 

 

Gazelle:

 

Gazelle T9 in light olive

Gazelle T9 City

The Gazelle T9 City redefines entry-level while delivering the complete e-bike experience. At $2,299, this full-featured electric bicycle offers all of the latest technologies and essential equipment. Racks, lights, and fenders are all standard equipment. To make this complete, you just have to add a bag or basket and a secure lock before setting off for your first trip.

 

 

Medeo T10+

 

Also just arrived is the Gazelle Medeo T10+, a class 3 bike with the Bosch Performance Line Speed motor capable of assistance to 28mph. We managed to snag a 45cm one in mallard blue. This size is appropriate for someone 4’10” to 5’6″.

 

 

Ultimate T10+

 

 

Another Performance Line Speed model we just received is the Ultimate T10+ which we have in a 53cm frame. Gazelle considers this size for riders 5’6″ – 5’10”.

 

 

 

If you’re looking for an electric Yuba Supermarché,we have one remaining in stock that is nicely equipped for passenger carrying duties. It is the only bike in the store which we will negotiate on price.

BICYCLE PARTS SHORTAGES

If you have been hearing about supply chain issues, know that the bike industry was been hit especially hard. We’re now seeing improvements in some parts and accessory availability. Some drivetrain parts (chains, cassettes) are still in short supply. We have very little control over what is available to us and have done what we can to stockpile as many common parts to keep us in service for the season. If we have your bike in for repair we’ll do our best to offer alternatives and prioritize your needs.

CURRENT HOURS OF OPERATION


Sunday: 12-4

Monday: Closed

Tuesday-Saturday: 10-6

February 2022 Update

Closed Sundays in February:

Already ashort day for us, we’re taking off the first three Sundays in February. We’ll resume Sunday the 27th with regular hours.

COVID-19 Procedures:

The shop has fully reopened to customers. All employees and customers are required to wear a mask while inside the store in compliance with DC’s directives regarding COVID.

Repair Calendar:

February is typically our shortest wait time of the year for full tune-ups. Schedule for this week or next by calling or texting us and we’ll reserve a date. Also, just a note here that the main email inbox for the shop will not be monitored for the majority of February. Best to call or text the shop for a response.

February 2022 Bike Stock:

Bike inventories remain historically low, with limited size and color selection. We’ll try to keep our customers updated with incoming stock announcements here and on Twitter. Some models from Marin and Fuji have arrived, and we’re making progress on getting them built. Looking for a budget-minded but fully functional e-bike? We just had the Gazelle T9 City arrive and are impressed with the price and performance combined into the complete package.

Tern:

For the first time in over a year, the HSD P9 returns to the shop. Tern redefined compact cargo with the GSD and delivered again with this bike. Sturdy, capable, and just the right size for apartment dwellers, the HSD shortens the commute and makes short work of most errand running. The Verge calls this a “solid workhorse” and after having one in our own household for over a year, we agree. This little bike will be a welcome addition to any active urban stable.

 

 

 

An allocation of Tern GSD models will be arriving late this month or early March. Send us an email or call to be put on the reservation list. Both colors of the S10 LX (dragonfruit and school bus yellow) are coming with this order.

 

 

 

 

Breezer:

 

Downtown EX in Bronze

One 48cm Breezer Downtown EX step-over in bronze, and one 50cm step-through in graphite arrived in this most recent order. These upright town bikes are well suited for utility or casual riding and come equipped with rack and fenders.

 

 

 

Fuji:

Fuji Absolute 1.7

 

Fuji sent us an almost full size run (17″, 19″, 21″) of Absolute 1.9 bikes. We also received the Fuji Absolute 1.7 in 19″ and 21″.  We’re building these as quickly as possible, so call in to see if we have your size and model on the floor.

 

 

 

Fuji Feather

 

For people looking for one of the best production singlespeed bikes available, the Fuji Feather is back in the shop after a nearly three year absence. The simplicity of the build and styling make this bike an instant classic. Available in red or black.

 

 

 

Marin:

 

The road disappears and terrain gets more unpredictable, and the Marin Nicasio 2 is the bike you chose for this exact moment. The Nicasio 2 is sure footed and ready for all day gravel expeditions or occasional off-piste excursions. When not out in the wild, this bike is perfectly content with city streets and less intense adventures.

 

 

Marin Fairfax 2

One of the stars of 2020 and 2021 has returned to the shop. The Marin Fairfax 2 is the upgraded version of Wirecutter’s pick for favorite commuter bike. With a lighter frame and hydraulic brakes, this stops as well as it goes. Available in medium, large, and extra large.

 

 

 

Marin DSX 1

 

One Marin DSX 1 in Extra Large has arrived. The size runs a bit small from our brief in shop test, so if you’re above 5’10”, this one is an option. Marin calls this a bike for long distance multi-surface commuting. We see a bike suited for weekday commutes with after-work gravel detours and weekend C&O camping trips. One in stock, so please call or email before coming for a test ride.

 

Marin Presidio 1

 

One of our favorites for value and performance, the Marin Presidio 1 has returned in small and medium. If you’re looking for a budget conscious performance hybrid ($689) built with city riding in mind, come in and try it out.

 

 

 

Muirwoods RC

 

Back for what will likely be a limited time, the Marin Muirwoods RC (medium, large) blends mountain bike performance with urban comfort styling.

 

 

 

Gazelle:

 

Gazelle T9 in light olive

Gazelle T9 City

The Gazelle T9 City redefines entry-level while delivering the complete e-bike experience. At $2,299, this full-featured electric bicycle offers all of the latest technologies and essential equipment. Racks, lights, and fenders are all standard equipment. To make this complete, you just have to add a bag or basket and a secure lock before setting off for your first trip.

 

 

 

If you’re looking for an electric Yuba Supermarché,we have one remaining in stock that is nicely equipped for passenger carrying duties. It is the only bike in the store which we will negotiate on price.

BICYCLE PARTS SHORTAGES

If you have been hearing about supply chain issues, know that the bike industry has been hit especially hard. Common parts and accessories are either not available, or slow to arrive. We have no control over what is available to us and have done what we can to stockpile as many common parts to keep us in service for the upcoming months. Some industry sources indicate this may not completely resolve until 2025. So, if we have your bike in for repair and it can’t be completed, please know that this is happening at every shop in our country and beyond our borders.

CURRENT HOURS OF OPERATION


Sunday: Closed

Monday: Closed

Tuesday-Saturday: 10-6

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