Notices
General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

Bike Accessories?

Old 05-16-20, 06:38 PM
  #1  
SplendidCycling
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Bike Accessories?

Hey everyone, I own a small business that sells bike accessories. As a cyclist, what are some accessories that you would recommend that I sell and that would do well on my store?

Thank you!
SplendidCycling is offline  
Old 05-16-20, 07:32 PM
  #2  
veganbikes
Clark W. Griswold
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: ,location, location
Posts: 6,001

Bikes: Foundry Chilkoot Ti W/Ultegra Di2, Salsa Timberjack Ti, Cinelli Mash Work RandoCross Fun Time Machine, 1x9 XT Parts Hybrid, Co-Motion Cascadia, Specialized Langster, Pink Klein MTB, Phil Wood VeloXS Frame (w/DA 7400), Cilo Road Frame, Proteus frame

Mentioned: 30 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1443 Post(s)
Liked 269 Times in 196 Posts
I wouldn't sell cheap knockoffs but then again you would be out of business. Probably not a bad thing though.
veganbikes is offline  
Old 05-16-20, 07:55 PM
  #3  
cb400bill
Inoxidable Moderator
 
cb400bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kalamazoo MI
Posts: 17,886

Bikes: Fuji SL 2.1, Schwinn Voyageur, Cannondale Synapse, Raleigh C50, Trek 710, Raleigh Granada, Legnano Pista, Viscount Aerospace Pro

Mentioned: 39 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1859 Post(s)
Liked 1,101 Times in 701 Posts
Tubes, tires, seat bags, trunk bags, speedometers, Presta to Schrader adapters, lights, chains
cb400bill is offline  
Likes For cb400bill:
Old 05-16-20, 08:23 PM
  #4  
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
indyfabz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 26,568
Mentioned: 192 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11193 Post(s)
Liked 2,791 Times in 1,552 Posts
You own a bike accessories business and have to ask?
indyfabz is offline  
Likes For indyfabz:
Old 05-17-20, 05:27 AM
  #5  
Paul Barnard
For The Fun of It
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Louisissippi Coast
Posts: 4,365

Bikes: Lynskey Backroad, Litespeed T6, Lynskey MT29, Burley Duet

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1258 Post(s)
Liked 426 Times in 231 Posts
Do you cater more to roadies, MTB riders, commuters or are they all equally well represented in your area? Are you looking to carry a comprehensive stock, or just the most common 100 items or so. Are you in a tourist area? Will you be doing any repairs out of your shop?
Paul Barnard is offline  
Old 05-17-20, 06:10 AM
  #6  
Gconan
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 587

Bikes: Norco search xr

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 172 Post(s)
Liked 108 Times in 67 Posts
Water bottles and cages. Unique stuff, like Widefoot

Gconan is offline  
Old 05-17-20, 06:12 AM
  #7  
Jim from Boston
Senior Member
 
Jim from Boston's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 7,365
Mentioned: 47 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 794 Post(s)
Liked 198 Times in 157 Posts
Bike Accessories?
Originally Posted by SplendidCycling View Post
Hey everyone, I own a small business that sells bike accessories. As a cyclist, what are some accessories that you would recommend that I sell and that would do well on my store?

Thank you!
Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
You own a bike accessories business and have to ask?
Rearview mirrors; Take-a-Look eyeglass mounted recommended.
Originally Posted by mwalsh5757 View Post
I got the Mirrcyle fitted, sticking out for the time being. Seems alright, but looks a little dorky
Originally Posted by work4bike View Post
I think that's why so many are against mirrors, because they don't look cool, they all want to look cool like a real cyclist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7jKtJLZ4OE
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
I wear both left and right Take-a-Look mirrors, and many times when I go into a store or some other stop while cycling. I'm asked about them, including by the ladies, and the usual response is "cool."



Originally Posted by velopig View Post
Two mirrors and a fluorescent jacket. You win!
Probably it is cool because I don't wear full kit, and come across as a rugged individualist.

Last edited by Jim from Boston; 05-17-20 at 06:27 AM. Reason: added photo and quote by velopig
Jim from Boston is offline  
Likes For Jim from Boston:
Old 05-17-20, 06:18 AM
  #8  
Moe Zhoost
Half way there
 
Moe Zhoost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 1,994

Bikes: Many, and the list changes frequently

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 610 Post(s)
Liked 323 Times in 201 Posts
Bells. Nothing but bells.
Moe Zhoost is offline  
Old 05-17-20, 06:30 AM
  #9  
rumrunn6
Senior Member
 
rumrunn6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 25 miles northwest of Boston
Posts: 24,865

Bikes: Bottecchia Sprint, GT Timberline 29r

Mentioned: 103 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3718 Post(s)
Liked 837 Times in 583 Posts
face masks with high air flow?
rumrunn6 is offline  
Old 05-17-20, 06:46 AM
  #10  
shelbyfv
Senior Member
 
shelbyfv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 6,547
Mentioned: 27 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1560 Post(s)
Liked 767 Times in 465 Posts
What are your current best sellers?
shelbyfv is offline  
Old 05-17-20, 07:04 AM
  #11  
hillyman 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,727
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 246 Post(s)
Liked 297 Times in 141 Posts
Presta valve caps, wheel reflectors and cassette spoke protectors. All popular with the Roadies. A carbon fiber handlebar basket would be a hit.
__________________
hillyman is offline  
Likes For hillyman:
Old 05-17-20, 07:45 AM
  #12  
Russ Roth
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: South Shore of Long Island
Posts: 819

Bikes: 2010 Carrera Volans, 2015 C-Dale Trail 2sl, 2017 Raleigh Rush Hour, 2017 Blue Proseccio, 1992 Giant Perigee, 80s Gitane Rallye Tandem

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 299 Post(s)
Liked 202 Times in 153 Posts
You don't give nearly enough information about your business and why you randomly sell bicycle accessories for anyone to give a reasonable answer to what you need. It can vary from place to place and who's passing through.
Russ Roth is offline  
Likes For Russ Roth:
Old 05-17-20, 12:57 PM
  #13  
veselatakurabii
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked 5 Times in 5 Posts
I would add whistles as you surely noted down bells already.

Russ is so right - all about location and what locals need. My wishlist for I used to go around many huge bike stores to find nothing and order online is:

Good reasonably priced tools. Multi purpose tool kits.
Small but good selection of care products (cleaner, lubes, consumables etc). I hated the low quality overpriced stuff at big bike stores.

Reasonable is key, overpriced is killer, huge variety is overrated.
veselatakurabii is offline  
Old 05-17-20, 01:47 PM
  #14  
Daniel4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,409

Bikes: Sekini 1979 ten speed racer

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 910 Post(s)
Liked 132 Times in 94 Posts
Lights: Very bright, 300 lumens
helmet light and down tube light

Cameras: able to read licence plates in the next lane, long lasting batteries (more than two hours), spare batteries and separate charger, keep timestamp and settings when changing batteries.

Horn: Loud sounding like car horn. The Hornit is lousy.

Mechanical odometer that attaches to front fork. Speedometer not required - there are plenty of apps for that.

Mirrors: lightly convexed, attached to inside of handlebars for straight handles, drop handles, etc.

Rear proximity sensor and alarm to warn drivers who are too close.
Daniel4 is offline  
Old 05-17-20, 02:29 PM
  #15  
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
indyfabz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 26,568
Mentioned: 192 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11193 Post(s)
Liked 2,791 Times in 1,552 Posts
Clothes pins, baseball cards and handlebar streamers.
indyfabz is offline  
Likes For indyfabz:
Old 05-17-20, 06:24 PM
  #16  
veganbikes
Clark W. Griswold
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: ,location, location
Posts: 6,001

Bikes: Foundry Chilkoot Ti W/Ultegra Di2, Salsa Timberjack Ti, Cinelli Mash Work RandoCross Fun Time Machine, 1x9 XT Parts Hybrid, Co-Motion Cascadia, Specialized Langster, Pink Klein MTB, Phil Wood VeloXS Frame (w/DA 7400), Cilo Road Frame, Proteus frame

Mentioned: 30 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1443 Post(s)
Liked 269 Times in 196 Posts
Just fyi for those who haven't looked; this business is selling cheap knockoff cycling products I do not think it is a brick and mortar shop. Imagine someone copying the looks of a product and removing the quality and then selling it back to you with a name that almost sounds like a company they ripped off.
veganbikes is offline  
Old 05-17-20, 06:40 PM
  #17  
Oneder
Banned.
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 822

Bikes: Wahoo of Theseus, others

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 428 Post(s)
Liked 62 Times in 43 Posts
tools
Oneder is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.