bicycle shop cannot survive without diversity. It must maintain a
reputation of quality and experience. So, it is the duty of the
founders to honestly know the merits and pitfalls of their wares". - Richard Foster 1979
Our History: Though we use 1972 as our inception date, The
Peddler's Shop was actually opened in 1968 in Glassboro, NJ. At the
time only 3 speed touring and "Sting Ray" bicycles were primarily sold
in every market. A new concept from Europe had made it to the shores of
the US, the "10 speed" bicycle was hot. The shop sold many of the two
wheeled wonders and made itself a reputation for quality bicycles and
service at a reasonable price.
Although the shop moved within Glassboro
several times the philosophy remained. The Peddler's Shop was sold in
1972 to James Hughes, who loved the idea of working on bicycles and wanted a business of his own. In 1983, with another business
taking up much of his time, Jim realized he needed help. Chris Foster was a business student and avid cyclist, he took over day to day operations of the Main street location.
Business grew and opening another location was in
order. At the time a new shopping center near the Deptford mall was
opening, the new location was opened in Deptford in 1986. As the business grew help was elicited from a good friend, Charlie Nelson. Chris and
Charlie worked side by side growing the business during a time when the
bike industry was evolving at a rapid pace. During those early years a
young Shawn Laundra applied for his first job as shop mechanic. Shawn eventually became a fixture at
the store and is currently part owner and full time manager.
With the early inspiration, advice and knowledge from his brother Rich, the business acumen from his friend and partner Jim Hughes and the dedication of numerous employees and thousands of customers Chris took great satisfaction in his job. Now Chris and Shawn continue to make improvements to the store to guarantee they are offering the best in cycling.
have changed our dedication to finding and fitting our
customers to the best quality bicycles and equipment in the world has
not wavered. Knowing our wares and honestly being aware of the merits and pitfalls while maintaining a reputation of quality is something we take very seriously. We approach every cyclist (and their bike) with the same
attention to detail that has kept our customers returning since at least 1972.
Peddler's Shop inc is located in Deptford NJ and specializes in the sales and service of all brands of bicycles. Sales of new bikes include but are not limited to Trek, Fuji, Kestrel, Felt, Surly, Sun, Fit Bikeco, Haro, Felt BMX & SE Racing. Professional repair service and bicycle fitting service. The Peddler's Shop does not accept any liability for error or omission. Information on this web site may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. Information may be changed or updated without notice. This web site does not constitute an offer or contract. Price and availability of information is subject to change without notice.