Just in Time Inventory – Spring 2014 is 8 Weeks Away!

It’s hard to believe that it will ever be riding weather again when there are 12 inches of snow on the ground, single digit temps and 25 mph winds biting our faces.  But trust us…Spring is coming and in the custom bike world, NOW is the time to get that new bike on order.

Custom bikes are a different and better animal. They are not pumped out like candy on a conveyor belt (think I Love Lucy), but rather, they are crafted by hand, one at a time.  Why should you consider custom?  Like a fine custom-made suit, a custom bike is designed to move with you.  The tubing is chosen, cut, and manipulated in such a way as to replicate the exact ride you are looking for.  The fit is exact, and the finish is yours to create.  Put simply, you need a custom bike because it is the best, no compromises, no “could’ve, should’ve, or would’ve”.

The road to a custom bike involves making an appointment for a fitting, getting fitted (about 2 hours), deciding on parts, wheels and finish with our guidance, and putting a 20% deposit down.  Next….the waiting….

Here are some current lead times to keep in mind:

  • Guru – 4 weeks for custom / 2 weeks for stock
  • Seven Cycles – custom: 5 weeks unpainted / 6 weeks painted
  • Independent Fabrication – 6-8 weeks for steel or Ti / 10-12 weeks for carbon
  • Parlee – 9 weeks for custom / 2-3 weeks for stock
  • Passoni – 10-12 weeks

If you are thinking about a new bike for the Spring, now is the time to get your order in.  Please call our Manhattan or Greenwich studios with any questions, or to schedule an appointment!

Celebrate the Festive 500 with Signature Cycles


Signature Cycles will partner with Rapha and Strava this year to challenge the NY/CT area to ride 500km in 8 days. We will be hosting 2 Festive 500 rides from on the 28th and 29th from our CT and NYC locations.

On Saturday the the 28th, the Signature Cycles NYC studio and Rapha Cycle Club NYC will start with a Metro North train ride and explore roads most New Yorkers have yet to meet. We will travel to Signature Cycles in Greenwich, CT and roll through some of the most idyllic roads NE has to offer. Also we will get a chance to see some beautiful hand built bicycles while at the Greenwich Studio!

There are 3 places to meet:
1. At the Cycle Club at 9:30am
2. At Grand Central station in time for the 10:04 train to Greenwich CT
3. At Signature Cycles in Greenwich CT – 14 Railroad Ave. – 11:00am

We will have a moment at Signature’s Studio in CT to fill the jersey pockets and have a light snack. The ride will be 28 miles of twisty NE roads.

For ride details, please RSVP to: Blake@signaturecycles.com

Please upload the route if you have a GPS device as there are many turns.

The train is off peak and the round trip ticket is $18.  All Riders will need to carry an MTA bicycle permit ($5 for a life long pass). Please allow time at G.C. to fill out a small form and purchase this if you do not have one. 

Riders can expect to return to G.C. at 3:08pm or 3:38pm

On Sunday the 29th, we will again join rides, and head north via 9W towards Nyack. The ride will be approximately 70 miles, and in Signature and Rapha fashion, we will try to keep the route interesting by adding some alternative roads less traveled.
There will be 2 meeting points:
1. Signature Cycles Manhattan – 8:45
2. Rapha Cycle Club NYC – 8:30

For details and to register please visit:



RSVP to Blake@signaturecycles.com for Ride info and GPS links.

Attention Serotta Owners

Registration for your reinstated warranty policy is due by December 31, 2013.

A warranty policy has been has been put in place to cover defects of material and/or craftsmanship for Serotta custom and stock frames. It will be necessary to register your frame(s) in order to qualify for this coverage in the unlikely event that any damage arises.

Registration is through Serotta’s website: serotta.com/warranty

The serial number of your Serotta can be found stamped into the underside of the bottom bracket (the bottom bracket is where the cranks mount to the frame).

Should you need any assistance with the required documentation or with serial number identification, please do not hesitate to call us.

Manhattan: (212) 706-0025

Greenwich: (203) 485-0500

Central Valley: (845) 928-3060

Holiday Hours

Please note the following changes in hours at our Manhattan and Greenwich studios over the Christmas and New Year holidays:

December 24: 9am – 3pm
December 25: Closed
December 31: 9am – 5pm
January 1: Closed

December 24: 10am – 3pm
December 25: Closed
December 31: 10am – 5pm
January 1: Closed

World Bicycle Relief Fundraiser: Update & Final Tally

Good enough is never good enough for our clientele. Our initial fundraising goal was $15,000 for World Bicycle Relief. We’ve been absolutely blown away by the generosity of our community and have raised a grand total of $71,788. A very special thanks goes to an anonymous donor for matching every dollar raised and doubling all of our efforts.

535 bicycles will be delivered to Zambia and will help students, health care workers and entrepreneurs in need of transportation.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, and 532 more thank yous.


Small Business Saturday – Rides & Discounts!

Over the past 14 years, we have been lucky enough to have you as our clients. It has been a pleasure serving you and your families. From all of us at Signature Cycles, we wanted to wish you a happy Thanksgiving and a happy holiday season.


As a special Thank You, we invite you to our Manhattan and Greenwich studios this Saturday, November 30th – Small Business Saturday. Our staff will lead a group ride from both our studios. After the ride, join us back at our studios for light refreshments and a special “Small Business Saturday” discount on ALL apparel, plus a special gift to say thanks for braving the cold with us.

Details of the rides from each studio are as follows:

Shop ride will meet at 8:15 and depart at 8:30am from our 80 West End Ave location. We will ride 3 or 4 loops of Central Park (total 19-25 miles) and return to our studio. This will be a casually paced ride, all skill levels are welcome. Exact distance will be determined by the weather and your request.
— Please RSVP to blake@signaturecycles.com

Turn those extra Thanksgiving calories into power on our regular Saturday Shop Ride at 9:00am. The ride pace will be 15mph with an opportunity to burn off some pumpkin pie on the hills. Celebrate with us after the ride by reaping some savings at our Small Business Saturday Ride Sale!
— Please RSVP to lori@signaturecycles.com

World Bicycle Relief Fundraiser Results


Signature Cycles partnered with World Bicycle Relief and set the goal to provide 100 specifically engineered, culturally appropriate bikes to a school in Zambia, Africa. Because of your generosity, our fundraising effort was the most successful in World Bicycle Relief’s history. The $34,775 we raised will provide 261 bicycles to the community in Zambia, and will change the lives of so many through the power of the bicycle.

Our events were truly a spectacular success. Thank you for opening up your hearts and wallets for such a worthy cause. We will keep our fundraising site open through the end of this week with a hope to inspire those who might have missed the events to help us break the $40,000.00 ceiling.

World Bicycle Relief's FK Day speaking about how his time in Africa changed him and prompted the founding of WBR.

World Bicycle Relief’s FK Day speaking about how time spent in Africa changed him dramatically, and prompted the founding of WBR.

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours


Wednesday: regular hours, 9am – 6pm
Thursday: closed for Thanksgiving
Friday: abbreviated studio hours, 10am – 5pm
Saturday: regular hours, 10am – 3pm
Sunday: closed – We Ride!


Wednesday: regular hours, 10am – 6pm
Thursday: closed for Thanksgiving
Friday: abbreviated studio hours, 10am – 5pm
Saturday: regular hours, 11am – 4pm
Sunday: closed – We Ride!