Velo Classique is a unique bicycle shop specializing in vintage and classically styled bikes, parts and accessories. We also service bikes of all ages. Conveniently located in Purcellville, VA just off the end of the W&OD bicycle trail.
It's been so busy at the shop that I haven't had much time to post pics of some of the really cool bikes we've been working on lately. This is a custom Alpine built by Fred Kelly in Rockville MD. In for a mild refresh for the original owner. I had heard that Kelly built some filet-brazed frames, but this is the first fillet-brazed Alpine I've seen.
This past week a young man, Darren, came to the shop riding a very clapped-out, full-suspension department store bike and asked if we could fix the chain. It was pretty obvious that the bike had MUCH greater problems than the chain. Among other things, the rear shock mount had completely broken away and the swing arm was contained only be the lower pivot and the rear cables.Fortunately for Darren, someone had donated a decent Fuji about an hour before. James put a new chain on the Fuji, gave it a quick check and tune, and sized it up for Darren. So we returned the favor of the donated bike by donating it to Darren. By the look on his face, I think Darren was pretty happy when he left.
Velo Classique will be closed tomorrow, Saturday April 11th. It's a good day for all of us to stay home with our families and be safe. We will reopen with our limited 10-4 hours next Tuesday thru Saturday for the foreseeable future, and only allowing one customer in the shop at a time, offering full service, parts and consultation on our custom builds. And we still offer free, no-contact enclosed/secure pick up and delivery. Thanks for your continued support and patronage in these uncertain times.
To better serve our customers and our community, we are now offering free enclosed local no-contact pick-up and delivery with our tune & repair services. Give us a call to see if you qualify and to make an appointment. Our winter hours are still in effect, so Tue-Sat 10-4, but we can also do pick-up and delivery as we travel to and from the shop outside those hours. Keep riding!
We are still open for your service and parts needs, but for now we are continuing with our winter hours of 10-4 Tue-Sat. In these difficult times, we are taking every precaution and following the situation daily, which we're sure you are doing as well. Consequently, it is best to call ahead to be sure we can accommodate you. We still have good turn-around times on most service. We appreciate your support and hope everyone stays safe in these uncertain days.
Gearing up for the season! Our new mural panel for the back of the building, which faces the W&OD bike path. By local artist and friend Patricia Rollins.This pic doesn't show scale, but the panel is about 4.5' x 7.5'. Thanks Patricia!
Velo Classique will close early today due to the sleete & ice weather predicted for mid-day today (Saturday18th).
Sorry for any inconvenience.
Wishing all our customers, and everyone else too of course, a wonderful holiday season.
Velo Classique will be closed tomorrow the 24th through Thursday the 26th. We will be open again Friday and Saturday 10-4.
Velo Classique will be closed Wed Nov 27th thru Mon Dec 2nd so that we can enjoy a Thanksgiving break with family and friends. We will open with normal hours on Tue Dec 3rd. Wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday!
[11/15/19] Velo Classique has changed to our Winter hours or 10am to 4pm, Tuesday through Saturday. We still make appointments outside of regular business hours when possible. Please call us to schedule something. Thanks!
[10/10/19] Velo Classique will be closed Friday Oct. 11th and Saturday the 12th so that we can visit Peter Weigle at French Fender Day!
Another Retro-Modern build in the books. Serotta Atlanta frame with Potenza and some other tasty bits.
Another Retro-Modern custom build (it's been a busy few weeks here at Velo Classique). Frame was provided by the customer and we did the magic.
Our latest Retro-Moderd project got picked up by a happy customer today. Colnago Master Competition with Campag Athena 11s and some other choice bits.
Retro Modern builds in the queue. Stay tuned for some build pics.
Velo Classique will be closed Tuesday July 2nd through Saturday July 6th, to sit under the stars in West Virginia for a few days. We will open with normal hours on Tuesday the 9th.
NEXT WEEKEND JUNE 1st: VELO CLASSIQUE'S House Party and 10th Anniversary Celebration.
VeloPigs, our local Beer & Bicycle Club will host their weekly Gravel Ride from our shop at 10AM. A no-drop 30ish miler fun ride. We'll have food & beverages after the ride.
Have some spare parts you need to unload? We'll have an impromptu parking lot swap. Bring a small table or mat for the ground. We'll have some warehouse goodies and tools for sale too.
Space in our lot will be at a premium, so we encourage everyone to use local public parking. Or even better, ride in! We'll have extra bike racks available.
COME JOIN US FOR SOME FUN!
[05/16/19] Velo Classique will be closed Friday May 17th and Saturday the 18th. We will open with our normal hours on Tuesday May 21st. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Join us as we enter our eleventh year and celebrate with an Open House & Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday June 1st. We will be creating a formal event posting where you and actually let us know you will be attending soon, but for now mark your calendars and make plans to visit!
More details to follow!
So sad the hear of the passing of Roland Della Santa this past Saturday. Probably best known for building steel frames for Greg LeMond during his race days, Roland was still building beautiful frames right up until his death. I had gotten to know Roland pretty well over the years, and I'm extremely grateful that I got to spend some time with him in Sacramento (NAHBS) in March. Late in the show I was passing his booth and noticed he was uncharacteristically NOT surrounded by people, so I sat and chatted with him for 30 minutes or more. Anyone who knew Roland would know that I listened more than talked. That's what you did with Roland because he had the best stories. He gifted me this bottle that day. I will certainly miss him.
Good friend and customer Rex and his Colnago Master BiTitan (a frame we supplied and had repainted) is featured on PEZ Cycling News today. Rex did an awesome job with a really cool and unusual frame.
Stay inflated this Spring! ~~~~~~ Special Sale
New-old-stock Silca Superpista floor pumps with pressure gauge and locking Presta head. Made in Italy. Only $40. We also stock replacement gaskets for these and other Silca models!
Another Retro-Modern project, this one leaning more to the Retro side aesthetically, with some nods to modern functionality and ergonomics. Frame is a limited edition 40th Anniversary Gios from 1988.
Win your choice of one of four bikes in your desired size, and support a great cause at the same time! All proceeds go to Loudoun Cycling Without Age. Come by the shop and purchase a ticket or three for only $10 EACH!
This arrived at the shop today. The book has been out for a while now, of course, but Velo Classique provided parts for a couple of the bikes used for the project. Happy to have played a small part in the effort, and for the recognition. It's a really nice book. Order a copy and/or stop by the shop and browse through ours in our new upstairs lounge and reading room!
Join us at the 22nd annual STOP, SWAP AND SAVE, the East Coast’s largest indoor bicycle swap meet and consumer bike expo. If you’ve never made it to the SWAP before, don't miss out in 2019!
The STOP, SWAP AND SAVE is the place to sell your old parts and bikes or take advantage of unbelievable deals on everything you need for a great season of cycling. Buy, sell, browse, shop, trade or just hang out with industry reps, individual vendors, bike shops, manufacturers and like-minded cyclists!
Admission is only $5 and includes thousands of square feet (yes, it's all indoor and heated) of everything that cycling has to offer. Whether you're looking for road, mountain, triathlon, BMX, vintage, new or used, there’’s something for everyone!
Sunday, February 10th, 2019
9:00 am - 2:00 pm in Westminster, Maryland.
See you at the SWAP!
stopswapandsave.com STOP SWAP AND SAVE | East Coast’s largest indoor bicycle swap meet and consumer bike expo in Westminster, MD. Road, mountain, triathlon and BMX bikes, clothing, bike parts and accessories, vintage, new or used all for sale at discounted prices!
Wow. This would be awesome!
seattlebikeblog.com “The Great American Rail-Trail” could stretch from Seattle to Washington D.C., entirely off-road and with gentle grades. This is the dream the national Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (R…
Another Retro-Modern build for one of our customers. Upgraded to Daytona 10 speed and later model Bianchi factory wheelset.
So sorry to hear the news of Mike Barry's passing. I first met Mike at one of the Cirque events, and continued to see and chat with him at other bicycle related events over the years as we traveled in similar circles. Mike was always a friendly, kind and sharing person, truly one of the grand gentlemen of the cycling community. RIP my friend.
mariposabicycles.ca 0 1 Michael John Barry, father, grandfather, husband and a pillar of Canada’s cycling community, died on Dec. 29 at Mount Sinai Hospital. He was 80. Born in Wimbledon, England in 1938 to Percival and Eva Fanny (Vardill) Barry, Mike was a builder of communities, an inexhaustible source of knowle...
As Velo Classique closes out its 10th year, we want to wish Happy Holidays and sincere thanks to all our customers for their support, and for helping make this our best year ever. You all validate our vision of a unique and alternative bike shop experience. We wouldn't be here without you, and we appreciate your patronage.
VC will be closed the 24th & 25th, and have very limited hours Tues the 26th through Sat the 29th. If you'd like to make an appointment during that time, call or email and we will try to accommodate you. Thanks Again!
Velo Classique will be open tomorrow evening until 8pm for you last minute shoppers, and for an impromptu open house from 6 to 8. Stop by for some seasonal cheer and a libation. Happy Holidays!!
Need a gift for your favorite cyclist (or maybe just for yourself because you know what you really want)? All our display parts, accessories (including Rivet saddles) and tools are 10% off thru Sat the 22nd, and we will be open late on Fri the 21st. Lots of deals on used bikes too! Come see what's new and exciting, or just to say hello.
Kurt's 1951 Raleigh Lenton Tourist (it actually belonged to Kurt's father first), refurbished and ready to ride again.
We have changed over to Winter hours ~ 10-4 Tue-Fri & 10-5 Saturday. However,we are happy set up an appointment outside of those hours if you call and schedule something. Thanks!
Our good friend and CA frame builder Mitch Prior appears to have lost his home and shop in Paradise CA where the Camp fire has decimated most all of the town. Please help support this talented, young American frame builder recover his life and work. We will help spread the word to our great cycling and frame building community. Please do the same and donate if you can. Thanks!
gofundme.com Mitch has in all likelihood lost his house and shop in the Camp Fire in Butte County. His house was in Paradise and all reports make it sound like that town is pretty much leveled. Mitch told me he didn't see his house go up but when he left his property embers were landing on his roof and tree...
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