Yay, WorkCycles COVID-19 Crisis Sell-a-thon (Updated)

UPDATE: About half the bikes I posted last week have been sold, but I’ve added a few more. Check back for more additions.

It took a pandemic but Henry’s writing again! Let’s just hope I have more pleasant things to muse about soon! Meanwhile a few of you are going to snag a great deal on a WorkCycles bike.

A worldwide crisis of epic proportions is quickly developing and the future is a big unknown. I’ll spare you the details since it’s pretty much all we talk about these days. To make a long story short WorkCycles will probably be forced to closed for one or more periods soon so maintaining cash flow is more important than having a showroom full of beautiful bicycles.

FYI: We’re still open and busy, obviously with strong measures to protect the health of both staff and customers. Meanwhile my colleagues and I are working at a feverish pace to get our new online platform up and running, putting the finishing touches on several new models, and keep our local customers’ bikes running smoothly.

Of course we’re still taking orders and building new bikes but both for those in a hurry and those looking/needing a bargain we’re selling off many of the showroom, loaner and demo bikes at very attractive prices. Each bike is described below and more information can be found in our website and elsewhere in this blog.

The DEMO/LOAN bikes have all been ridden and show signs of use (a ding in the mudguard, scratched/scuffed paint etc). Mechanically they are all in near perfect condition and will provide many years of reliable, enjoyable transportation. The NEW bikes are simply new bikes in stock.

As always these bikes can be packed and delivered (locally or abroad) though given our current workload our preference is selling and delivering them within the NL and BE.

Purchasing information:
Mail WorkCycles at [email protected]
Call to make appointment if you’re local

Without further ado, here are (most of) the bikes we’re offering deals on. We’ve been adding bikes as they become available:

The Stallion- 61cm Opa frame, matte black, HD Sturmey Archer S1C coaster brake with 90mm drum front brake (NEW)
In between completing orders and maintaining customer bikes we build specials that we just think are cool. This is one of them. If you’re not carrying heavy loads or riding in hilly terrain single speed is wonderful. It’s silent, maintenance free and puts more “flow” in your ride. I personally have more bikes without gears than with them.

FYI: The photos are of a previous Stallion. They’re similar but one for sale has fatter 50mm tires and (also longer) mudguards and a big polished aluminium front drum brake.

Incl VAT: Normally €1300, now €1049
Ex VAT: Normally €1074, now €867

Fr8 V8 Pendix HHIE Matte Grey w/ Ocean Blue F/R carriers & Fr8 child saddle frame. (NEW)
The Fr8 V8 is the electric assist version of WorkCycles most popular bike with a cult following around the world. It’s phenomenally versatile and can be configured for an infinite array of applications. The motor system from Pendix in Germany is totally silent and remarkably smooth. For hilly areas we now offer other solutions (which aren’t on our outdated site yet) – please mail us.

This bike is equipped with Enviolo N380 infinitely variable transmission and Magura hydraulic rim brakes. It has our City front carrier, Fr8 front child saddle, Fr8 rear carrier and foot/jacket/skirt guards. We’re happy to add additional options such as child seats, bin etc at extra cost.

Note: Unlike the bike in the photos this one has ocean blue carriers!

Incl VAT: Normally €4011, now €3599
Ex VAT: Normally €3315, now €2983
Bikes with electric assist cannot be shipped outside Europe.

SS Mens 61cm matte black NN8D PU (NEW)
The Secret Service is WorkCycles slightly lighter duty yet still super tough urban utility bike. This one has 8 speeds and roller brakes (hand operated) front and rear. The Brooks B67 saddle and frame fixed front carrier are also included.

It’s no problem to add options such as Brooks leather grips (at extra cost). We can also outfit this bike with the Pendix electric assist system.

Incl VAT: Normally €1333, now €1133
Ex VAT: Normally €1102, now €936

Kruisframe Step Through- 55cm matte black, NN8D (NEW)
This tough and unique classic city bike is equally suitable for men and women. NN8D = 8sp Nexus internal gear hub, Shimano roller brakes front and rear. Hub dynamo powered LED headlamp and taillamp. Super tough wheels with special rims and 47mm Schwalbe Marathon tires.

It’s no problem to add options such as the frame-fixed front carrier, Brooks leather saddle/grips, child seat etc (at extra cost).

Incl VAT: Normally €1279, now €999. Add €85 for front carrier.
Ex VAT: Normally €1057, now €826. Add €70 for front carrier.

Omafiets- 55cm matzwart, NR3D (NEW)
This is of course the iconic Dutch bike except ours is built like a velvet lined tank. This one has 3 speeds, coaster brake and front roller brake (hand operated). We could convert it to 8sp with two hand brakes at extra cost.

It’s no problem to add options such as the frame-fixed front carrier, Brooks leather saddle/grips, child seat etc (at extra cost).

Incl VAT: Normally €939, now €749. Add €85 for front carrier.
Ex VAT: Normally €776, now €619. Add €70 for front carrier.

Secret Service Step-Through- 55cm matte black NN3D, front carrier (NEW)
The Secret Service is WorkCycles slightly lighter duty yet still super tough urban utility bike. This one has 3 speeds and roller brakes (hand operated) front and rear. We could convert it to 8sp with two hand brakes at extra cost.

It’s no problem to add options such as Brooks leather grips, child seat etc (at extra cost).

Incl VAT: Normally €1069, now €934
Ex VAT: Normally €730, now €772

Kr8- “Stinger”, China Green, NN8D, Gr8 rear carrier (DEMO/LOAN)
The Kr8 is of course WorkCycles 2-wheeled bakfiets (cargobike). It’s easy to ride and super handy and cozy with the kids… or dog(s), or cargo, or photo gear, or tools, or 100 rolls of toilet paper. You get the idea.

Stinger is a nice, old-skool Kr8 with Nexus 8 speed gearing and roller brakes front and rear. No electric assist on this baby. It’s a lovely shade of light green. This bike is in great shape though there is one paint chip in a fairly obvious location.

Of course we can add (kid carrying or otherwise) accessories as needed, at extra cost.We can also outfit this bike with Bafang mid-motor electric assist system.

Cost new €2464, Stinger offered now for €1300

Fr8- Henry “Over the Top” (NEW)
We built this gorgeous machine to photograph as an example of our new “Fr8 Over the Top” model. In principle it was to be my new daily ride replacing Fr8 “Rusty” I’ve been riding since 2008 but never got around to painting. This is the Fr8 I would ride if I could build it anyhow I please… and that’s exactly what I can do thus the existence of this special bike. Now with a crisis looming it makes more sense to sell it than ride it. I’ve got lots of cool bikes already.

The nerds will recognize the components but for the rest of you…
Drivetrain: Shimano Alfine 11 speed gearing, ProMax BMX crank with 24mm hollow axle and replaceable chainring, KMC EPT coated chain, Hebie Chainglider, Brave sealed bearing aluminium pedals.
Brakes: Magura MT5 eStop hydraulic disks with 4 piston calipers and 180mm rotors.
Other special features: Schwalbe Almotion tires, Supernova headlamp, Brooks Cambium grips, Selle Royal Lookin Relaxed saddle, custom paintwork.

Such a bike should cost somewhat more than €3200 (Ex VAT €2645). Yes, that’s lots of dough for a utility bike but hey great bikes bring joy to your life every day. We’re selling it for €2800 (Ex VAT €2314).

Classic Bakfiets, size Large (NEW SHOWROOM MODEL)
A discount on one of these babies? Basically unheard of. This is the real deal, a massive, old skool beast of steel, mahogany, rubber and leather. It’s got a single, fixed gear so you can ride forwards or backwards, and a ginormous drum brake to stop and park. This trike is new but has been in our showroom for a couple years so there are a few paint scuffs. Don’t worry. It’ll still outlast the cockroaches.

Incl VAT: Normally €4977, now €4200
Ex VAT: Normally €4060, now €3471

Gr8- “Sookie”, Black/Red NR3D, Lookin saddle (DEMO/LOAN)
The Gr8 is the “I don’t need to carry 3 kids, 50kg of cargo or whatever” variation of the iconic Fr8. It’s lighter, more nimble yet still highly versatile and sturdy. Sookie is a simple 3sp bike with coaster (backpedal) brake and front hand brake with the City front carrier and Gr8 rear carrier

Cost new €1454, Sookie is offered for €799 (€660 Ex VAT)

Gr8- “Robocop”, Grijs/Zilver, HH8D (DEMO/LOAN)
The Gr8 is the “I don’t need to carry 3 kids, 50kg of cargo or whatever” variation of the iconic Fr8. It’s lighter, more nimble yet still highly versatile and sturdy. Robocop is a rather deluxe Gr8 with Nexus 8sp gearing and Magura hydraulic rim brakes. It has front and rear carriers.

Cost new €1869, Robocop is offered now for €999 (Ex VAT €826)

’t Mannetje Filibus- SRAM Automatix NR2D (SECOND HAND)
This unusual and handy cargobike was built by our friendly local colleagues at ’t Mannetje some 20 years ago. It’s been hanging around our shop for ages so we fixed it up as a simple load carrier. It has a (no longer made) Sram automatic 2 speed hub, front roller brake and dynamo powered LED lights. Bonus: The shallow 80x60cm Euronorm crate is a versatile platform. It can either be used on its own or 60x40cm Euronorm crates can be stacked on top.

This bike is mechanically near perfect but FYI it’s brush painted, albeit very nicely. Nonetheless it will serve it’s new boss for many years.

The Filibus costs €666- complete with 6.66 rolls of toilet paper

SOLD Fr8 V8- “Jester”, black/green, Pendix-NN8D, Fr8 Child Saddle, Fr8 double sitter (DEMO/LOAN)
The Fr8 V8 is the electric assist version of WorkCycles most popular bike with a cult following around the world. It’s phenomenally versatile and can be configured for an infinite array of applications. The motor system is from Pendix in Germany.

Jester is equipped with Nexus 8 speed gearing and roller brakes front and rear. It has our City front carrier, Fr8 front child saddle and Fr8 rear carrier with double sitter setup.

Cost new €3751, Jester is offered now for €1999
Bikes with electric assist cannot be shipped outside Europe.

SOLD Fr8- “Dragonfly”, Ocean Blue/Orange, NN8D, Fr8 child saddle, Fr8 double sitter (DEMO/LOAN)
The Fr8 is WorkCycles most popular bike with a cult following around the world. It’s phenomenally versatile and can be configured for an infinite array of applications.

Dragonfly is equipped with Nexus 8 speed gearing and roller brakes front and rear. It has our City front carrier, Fr8 front child saddle and Fr8 rear carrier with double sitter setup.

Cost new €2101, Dragonfly is offered now for €1099 (Ex VAT €908)

SOLD Fr8- “Incognito”, Matte Grey/Black/Red, NN3D, Fr8 child saddle, Fr8 rear carrier (DEMO/LOAN)
The Fr8 is WorkCycles most popular bike with a cult following around the world. It’s phenomenally versatile and can be configured for an infinite array of applications.

Incognito is a 3 speed bike with roller brakes front and rear. It’s equipped with the City front carrier, Fr8 child saddle and long rear carrier.

Cost new: €1724, Incognito offered now for €899 (Ex VAT €743)

SOLD Gr8- Ocean Blue, HH8D, City front carrier (NEW)
The Gr8 is the “I don’t need to carry 3 kids, 50kg of cargo or whatever” variation of the iconic Fr8. It’s lighter, more nimble yet still highly versatile and sturdy. This particular example is equipped with a Nexus 8sp hub and Magura hydraulic rim brakes. It has our nearly indestructible City front carrier and the rear “bumper”. Want a rear carrier too? We can add that for extra cost.

Incl VAT Normally €1830, now €1449
Ex VAT Normally €1512, now €1198

SOLD Gr8- Grey/Green/Blue, NN8D (NEW)
The Gr8 is the “I don’t need to carry 3 kids, 50kg of cargo or whatever” variation of the iconic Fr8. It’s lighter, more nimble yet still highly versatile and sturdy. This particular example is equipped with a Nexus 8sp hub and Shimano roller brakes. It has our nearly indestructible City front carrier and a rear carrier.

1264/1529 + 99/120 + 37/45
Incl VAT: Normally €1749, now €1399
Ex VAT: Normally €1445, now €1156

SOLD Gr8- Black with Yellow/Orange rims, NN8D (NEW)
The Gr8 is the “I don’t need to carry 3 kids, 50kg of cargo or whatever” variation of the iconic Fr8. It’s lighter, more nimble yet still highly versatile and sturdy. This particularly cheery example is equipped with a Nexus 8sp hub and Shimano roller brakes. It has our nearly indestructible City front carrier and the rear “bumper”. Want a rear carrier too? We can add that for extra cost.

Incl VAT: Normally €1800, now €1440
Ex VAT: Normally €1488, now €1190

That’s it for now. As other loaner bikes return to the shop we might add them to the list. You don’t see what you’re looking for? No problem! We’re happy to build you a new bike too.

Look forward to hearing from you soon!

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