Posts Tagged ‘Local Bike Shop’

Back on the Blog

Monday, November 10th, 2014

So, it’s been a while. But the big move is over and we’re well settled in.

If you haven’t dropped in to see us yet come on down and see one of the best ranges of bikes and bike gear anywhere. Yes, anywhere.

Halter's new shop at Skillman, Montgomery, NJ

Halter’s new shop at Skillman, Montgomery, NJ


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Alan That British Bloke


Okay … We’re In!!!

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

So, yes … here we are.

Take a quick tour of the store:

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Halter's new shop at Skillman, Montgomery, NJ

Halter’s new shop at Skillman, Montgomery, NJ

Be seeing you …


The Halter’s Seal of Approval

Friday, January 10th, 2014
Shop Local

Shop Local

Halter’s is an Independent Bicycle Retailer and proud of it.

Of course, we are associated with a few major brands, but we are not a brand boutique.

We only sell stuff which we use and which we have found to be of great design, quality, reliability and value.

If we sell it, it's because we use it and like it ...

If we sell it, it’s because we use it and like it …

Between us we’ve ridden BMX and pump-track, toured on most continents and crossed one or two. Raced on track, road and mountain and crashed in triathlon transition zones.

We’ve cruised on The Shore, climbed The Tourmalet, ridden in New York, London, Paris and Munich.

And we know what it’s like to flat in the cold and wet and be let down by poor equipment or have our life saved by good stuff.

We’ve fallen off and usually got back on again. And if we haven’t done it, for sure many of our customers have and have come back to tell us what works … and what doesn’t.

So, no one tells us what to sell.

"I say, let's pop down to Halter's ..."

“I say, let’s pop down to Halter’s …”

Every item in Halter’s is here because we like it and customers like it.

Sure we have disagreements, but each one of our guys/gals is prepared to duke it out to advise you what’s the best solution for you. Heck, we’re even prepared to listen to what you think’s best.

And if it doesn’t work for you, we can sort it out and find a solution.

So, shop local for good advice and good service.

In addition, most of the money you spend in your local store stays to build your local economy.

Sending money to a website offering lower prices exports resources from your neighborhood, risks getting grey, or even counterfeit, goods and parts.

Frequently it turns out to be the wrong part anyway.

Besides, you won’t get to meet the characters and reprobates you’d meet in any good local bike store. And goodness knows Halter’s has plenty of those.

A happy new year from all @ Halter’s.

Looking forward to seeing old friends and new ones soon …


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Alan That British Bloke | OldCranksCC Forum


Black Friday & Small Business Saturday : 11.28-29.2013

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
This Black Friday and Small Business Saturday only ...

This Black Friday and Small Business Saturday only …

This Friday & Saturday only …

… off MSRP … some exclusions may apply … you cannot combine offers … no cry babies!!!


Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

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Halter’s will be closed this Thanksgiving Day.

Best wishes to all our customers.

Hours:

Wednesday : 11.00-7.00
Thanksgiving : CLOSED
Friday : 11.00-7.00
Saturday : 10.00-5.00
Sunday : CLOSED

Layer Up

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Riding in winter, whether commuting or communing with nature, can be a pleasurable and generally warm experience.

Riding for pleasure ...

Riding for pleasure …

The clothing you wear will make a fundamental contribution to your ride comfort.

The principle for keeping warm is layering your clothes. That is, wearing thin, but thermally efficient apparel, suited to its position.

... or commuting, needn't be an unpleasant experience even in the cold

… or commuting, needn’t be an unpleasant experience even in the cold

Clothing should also control perspiration and wick it away from areas which are susceptible to wind-chill, especially your chest which is in a permanent 15-20mph gale while you’re riding your bike.

A good base-layer helps maintain warmth and comfort

A good base-layer helps maintain warmth and comfort

Tops:

Keeping your torso warm begins with a base-layer tee- or shirt, which not only provides a thermal component, but also a means of wicking perspiration, because you will sweat even on a very cold day, away from areas which are liable to cooling from wind-chill and away from contact with your body. A good cycling base-layer will also incorporate some form of wind blocker in the front of the piece.

Good base-layers are available with short or long sleeves and various neck treatments. The best will feature a wind-blocking layer on the front of the chest and arms, and panels which will wick perspiration away from areas which will be subject to severe wind-chill.

Base-layers designed for jogging and other outdoor activities may not feature a wind-proof layer, so check if you’re thinking of incorporating this type of garment into your layering scheme.

A winter jacket and base-layer might be all you need

A winter jacket and base-layer might be all you need

A good winter outer jacket will resist the elements and provide yet another thermal barrier to keep you comfortable.

This garment has to balance rain-, wind- and cold-resistance, and the ability to wick away any perspiration which builds up and remain comfortable to wear on a bike. This means that they are constructed from sophisticated and highly technical fabrics which can make their purchase quite an investment.

Bib tights and knickers ... it's up to you

Bib tights and knickers … it’s up to you

In addition, most jackets incorporate reflective strips and piping and are also available in hi-viz versions so you can be seen as well remain comfortable in low light conditions.

Legs:

When it comes to keeping your legs warm the shop favorites are bib tights and knickers.

Bib tights stay in place better and also avoid chilly gaps developing when you’re riding, keeping your midriff and lower back warm. Some prefer the knicker style with long socks. Both are available with varying degrees of insulation and wind-proofing.

You may prefer to wear long tights without the bib. These are available with or without a seat pad, useful if you intend to wear the tights over a regular pair of bike shorts.

No matter which gear you choose you will find that if you wear too much at the start you will quickly overheat with its subsequent perspiration/wind-chill problems and nowhere to stow excess clothing when your on the road or trail.

A wind-proof hat should keep you toasty

A wind-proof hat should keep you toasty

Staying warm and comfortable on a bike in cold and wet weather is a balance which is helped to a large degree by the right choice of apparel.

Heads:

Keeping your head and ears warm will help keep the rest of you warm. Most cycle helmets are designed to enable the maximum air flow, great in the summer, but freezing in the winter.

Use a close fitting cap or hat which covers the ears and, if possible, a wind blocking, rain resisting layer on the front. Some caps feature a peak which can help prevent rain dropping onto your face.


Halter’s sells quality winter cycle clothing and accessories by, Cannondale, Castelli, Gore, Pear Izumi and other quality manufacturers.


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Alan That British Bloke | OldCranksCC Forum


 
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