Goodbye Test Rides

I’m sorry to say that we have shut down rentals/test rides, effective immediately. When we shut down the rest of our services, I was looking forward to continuing rentals/test rides. Spinlister was an excellent service for offering test rides: built in insurance, booking, communication systems, etc. Moving to Spinlister meant that we no longer had

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Major Service Changes

We will be closing two parts of our business services at the end of February: maintenance service and sales. Going forward, we will only provide test rides. This has been a tough decision that I’ve reflected on for a long time. When I first developed the idea for Vie Bikes, it was a very big

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Fall Roundup: New Bikes and Newer Bikes

The Back to School season is intense in so many ways. At Vie we’ve spent that time obsessing over literal tiny parts; we took on a bunch of customer projects that involved needing the exact combination of specific small, often hard to source, parts (often unknowable until we were deep into the project), and lots

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Summer Travels

Since starting Vie Bikes in early 2015, I’ve taken one week and a couple weekends totally off work. Otherwise I’m on call 24/7. So I’ve confined any traveling to places in the same timezone and a short trip back home. I’m not at all complaining. But you can perhaps then understand why I decided to

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New bikes, old bikes

Last week was SFUSD Spring Break, so I used the opportunity to take my children up to Portland to visit family and, of course, look at cargo bikes. That’s my idea of fun 🙂   We had a great time visiting two iconic Portland cargo bike+ shops: Splendid Cycles and Clever Cycles. Both have a

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Q & A with Mike Moon

If you’ve already met Mike, our bike technician, you know that he’s quick with both a smile and a wrench. Mike has been working as a bike tech for many many years at leading San Francisco bike shops and companies, for the last year with Vie on cargo bikes and now is particularly excited to

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Services Updates

We’re approaching the end of our second year in business. We’ve learned a lot this year, and are using the quieter, holiday time to make a key change to the way we operate based on those lessons. After struggling for a while with operating over a large footprint with a tiny staff team, we’ve decided

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