Bike Friendly Richardson

Get A Discount On Chrome Products At Blitz

Posted in Partner by dickdavid on February 11, 2011

BFR friends Tony and Neal, with Blitz Mopeds in Dallas (in Deep Ellum – near Monica’s) has offered up a special discount on Chrome products to anybody who is on the Bike Friendly Richardson Facebook group. Here are the details:

If you come in and purchase some Chrome stuff, mention that you read about it on the Bike Friendly Richardson Facebook page and get 10% off Chrome gear.

So, if you happen to be in Dallas, take a spin by their shop and check out their cool shop – and save some money.

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Just Received My New Shoes From Chrome – Turds For Gold

Posted in BFR Misc by dickdavid on April 30, 2010

Back on March 18, I read a blog post from Pedallas about a promotion from Chrome out of San Francisco. It was called Turds For Gold and to explain the promotion, here is a quote from their Facebook page:

Hey Everyone! We’re doing a “Turds For Gold” Shoe Exchange and, starting RIGHT NOW, we’re sending a FREE PAIR OF CHROME SHOES to anyone that sends us a crappy, worn-out pair of kicks. The exchange is two days ONLY and packages MUST be postmarked by 3/18 to qualifiy. In your shipment, please include a return shipping address and shoe size info.

Of course, since it was the last day of the promotion, I had to scramble to dig up my lucky pair of “Chucks” from the closet, toss them in a box and ship them out to San Francisco (thanks goes to my wife for making the trip to the post office).

While I was waiting for my new kicks to arrive, I read all sorts of news about the promotion. Apparently, they took in over 5,000 pairs of used shoes and shipped out as many new ones. The cool thing is that they didn’t just toss out the old shoes. Instead, they donated them to those in need on the streets of San Francisco as well as to Haiti through Soles4Souls.

Today, I got a great surprise. My brand new pair of Chrome shoes (Midway Cordura Grey) arrive in the mail. I have to say, free or not, these shoes are AWESOME! The style is cool, but not trendy with a hint of ol’ school wrapped up in a hip, urban design. They’ve really captured today’s cycling culture with these slick skids and I’m glad that I have a pair.

They’re also very comfortable. To me, these have a design similar to ol’school Converse Chuck Taylors – but much cooler. Because of that, I assumed they would have the same, notorious low comfort level as the “Chucks”. Was I ever wrong. Of course, these would never replace a good pair of fitted cross-trainers, but I could see myself sporting these all day or even on a nice spin around town.

I’m glad I stumbled upon this promotion. Thanks Chrome.

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