We will be open 10am to 5pm on Bank Holiday Monday 1st May.
Alternatively you could go for a bike ride….
Koga Signature bikes are customised to your requirements. You pick frame size, gear system, belt or chain drive, lighting system etc but you will probably want to see a real Signature bike before you create your own so we have demo bikes for you to see in store.
Our latest Koga Signature Demonstrator is quite a bike! Fitted with Rolhoff gears and a belt drive it is a robust, high spec bike suitable for touring in the most demanding of environments.
Belt drives are clean and maintenance free. They are also tough and light. Coupled with the internal hub gears you have a combination that will take knocks and not complain or let you down.
Like many Koga bikes, the Koga Signature Demonstrator comes with high quality hub dynamo lights, front and rear racks and mudguards. We particularly like the lights – not only are they bright and practical – there is something almost magical about making your own light!
To see the bike ‘in the flesh’ call into the shop – we are open 7 days a week. Bring some id with you and you will be able to take the bike for a test ride.
Do you want to get your bike checked over before Spring is properly sprung?
We are offering free safety checks Thursday 20th April. Book by phone 0208 670 9767 or try your luck and pop in.
We are open as usual 08.00 to 18.30 but final time for a check is 6pm.
We have a fresh supply of new Koga bikes arrived in Crystal Palace. Highlights include the Sportslady, Beachracer and XOver.
We have a great flat bar road bike for women – the Sportslady – in a variety of sizes. This lightweight bike looks great, goes fast and is great fun. Test rides available – though please call first as with all of the new Koga bikes, some are still in boxes and will need a bit of assembly before they can be ridden.
This year’s Beachracer is a great looking cyclocross style bike tuned for the dunes and beaches. With wide Schwalbe tyres and Tektro Spyre disc brakes this bike will go fast on sand – but is great on other surfaces too. The 2017 green colour scheme will turn eyes as you speed past! £1,399 – call for test ride 020 8670 9767.
The Xcross is another good looking cross over bike. This bike is fitted with Shimano and Schwalbe tyres and is at home on sand and plenty of other surfaces.
We have more Koga bikes on display in store and are expecting Koga Signature demonstrators in stock shortly including a belt drive option. All Koga bikes are hand built in Holland by one technician who signs to say that the bike is ‘good to go’ – reassuring quality control with a human face!
Koga is a great Dutch brand and we are delighted to have more Koga bikes coming into stock.
Holland is famous for its love of bikes and Koga is one of the best Dutch brands. Koga hand makes bikes Heerenveen – every bike or e-bike is built by a single person who signs that the bike is ‘good to go’ when it is finished. Kogas are built by Koga, not simply bought with their badge on them!
Koga make a full range of bikes – though space limits what we have on show. Some types of bike (eg off road bikes) will be available to order only.
We particularly like the trekking, touring and city bikes. When it comes to heavy duty kit, you cannot beat Koga. Mark Beaumont rode a Koga around the world for example. An interesting option for those wanting a super-robust option would be a Rohloff internal hub gear which is available on the Koga Signature range where the customer customises the bike to their needs. We have one demo in stock and are expecting another with belt drive in the next few weeks.
E-bikes (bikes with an electric motor to help you along) are increasingly popular on the continent. Koga make a large range and we particularly like their bikes with the battery discreetly built into the frame. We recently sold one to a long term customer and expect another in stock shortly.
We already have a number of Koga bikes in stock but we also have more en-route from Holland – give us a call if you want to see a specific model.
We are delighted that many local schools are taking part in The Big Pedal.
The Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school.
Powered by Sustrans and funded by the Bike Hub, the 2017 challenge will run from 20 to 31 March and is open to individual classes as well as whole schools.
On each day of the challenge schools compete to see who can record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling or scooting to school. A school’s best five days will determine their final position, but they can log journeys on all ten days if they wish.
For schools unable to take part in the main challenge we also have a one-day version, which can include cycling and scooting activities in the school day as well as on the journey to school.
To celebrate the finale of the challenge there is also the option to join our superhero fundraising day.
All schools will be entered into daily prize draws for rewards including bike and scooter stunt shows, equipment and storage if over 15% of your school cycle or scoot on each day of the challenge. Prize details will be announced on The Big Pedal website.
If your child is taking part we can help with supply of bikes or scooters – we can also fix bikes but please call to book in advance 0208 670 9767.
Koga make great bikes – but sometimes customers want something a bit different to meet their own requirements and the Koga Signature could fit their bill.
With KOGA Signature you design your own bike based on your specific needs. You can choose the frame and components, you can even personalise it with your name or text. We have a Demo bike in store and will have more (including belt drive) in the next few weeks.
Within the Signature range you can choose from two bicycle types: Worldtraveller-S or GrandTourer-S. The choice depends on how you will use your bike. Start your design here.
Your bike will be hand built by a certified mechanic in the Koga factory in Heerenveen. One skilled person is responsible for assembling the bike. By devoting personal care and attention to the assembly the finished bikes high quality and durability is guaranteed. When delivered to Crystal Palace our mechanic will check for transit damage to make sure the bike gets to you in perfect condition.
Your bike will be available for collection from Blue Door Bicycles within 6 weeks from ordering.
Worried about what happens when you get a puncture? We will be running a maintenance class at the shop at 6.30 on Tuesday 21st March.
Fixing a puncture is not rocket science – but learning in the rain at the side of the road is not recommended. Matt, one of our mechanics, will show you how to do the job and give you confidence to cycle without fear of flats .
Provided we have time, he will also give some basic maintenance tips to keep your bike running nicely between services.
The session is free but you have to book in advance. Call 0208 670 9767 to get your name on the list.
Our sale is now on! We have lots of bikes with special prices including Dahons, Dawes, Raleigh and Gazelles.
We have lots of bikes in different styles – hybrids, road, folding and practical Dutch bikes. The new year is a good time to start with a new bike: gets you fit after Christmas excess and ready for more energetic rides when the weather warms up. A new bike is also a good alternative to suffering difficult rail commutes given the current industrial relations problems on Southern and London Underground.
Our lowest priced adult bike is £198 – less than half the RRP!
We wish all our customers and friends a Merry Christmas and Happy New year!
These are our Christmas/ New Year opening times:
Friday 23rd December 08.00 – 18.30 (6.30pm)
Saturday 24th December Christmas Eve 09.00 – 14.00 (2pm)
Christmas Day Closed (you can still order online)
Boxing Day Closed (you can still order online)
Tuesday 27th (you can still order online)
Wednesday 23rd (you can still order online)
Friday 24th (you can still order online)
New Year’s Eve 10.00 – 17.00 (5pm)
New Year’s Day (you can still order online)
Monday 1st January (you can still order online)
Tuesday 2nd 08.00 – 18.30 (6.30pm)
Don’t forget we have lots of nice Christmas presents in stock. We have everything from bikes and scooters, to multi-tools and bells. Combine your visit with checking out the other great shops in Crystal Palace – books, toys, food, spiders we’ve got some real gems!
If you over-eat at Christmas, don’t forget in the new year…