Wednesday, October 26, 2016

For Sale: circa 1980 Raleigh T.I. Team Track frame and fork

     Offered for sale today is a beautiful classic track frame and fork. It is a Raleigh TI (tube investments) Team pista / track frame and fork in fantastic condition. This has been re-painted and decaled at some point in its life. It is one of the better re-paints I have seen in a while. The color is a bit more orange than the original color. All correct decals. Made from Reynolds 531 tubing. Serial number is SB4394 on the BB shell with size 58.5 stamped there as well. There is also a matching stamp on the steerer. This frame was made in Raleigh's Ilkeston factory in roughly 1980 going by the decals, lack of chrome and un-drilled rear drop outs. It has the classic Raleigh pista fork crown and is undrilled for brakes. Campagnolo rear track ends and fork tips as well, which was standard equipment for these bikes. The frame also has nice round fork blades and beefy rear seat stays , very stiff. English threaded BB shell, English steerer, and takes 27.2 seat post size. Measurements are as follows:

58.5 CM seat tube, center to center
56 CM top tube center to center
33" stand over height (no head set installed)

This would make a great winter project / build! please enjoy the photos and feel free to contact me at:  for pricing or with any questions.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Friend of the shop's recent find 1962 Schwinn Paramount

     This bike belongs to a friend of the shop / long time client. He brought it by to show us. It is a 1962 Schwinn Paramount P-12, which was the road racing model. The bike is in as found condition. It has the original lug lining and the super cool "Disney font" downtube decals. Original paint as well. Notable features are the MAFAC TOP 63 brakes, and the first generation Campagnolo front derailleur. This bike also has the mostly complete Campagnolo Record upgrade  options. This crank set was only available for about 4 years at this point. Enjoy the photos!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Slosberg auction house 10 / 18 /16

    Here are a couple photos of the Slosberg auction house from yesterday ( 10/18). Starting to shape up! Don't miss out on this rare opportunity. Auction is Nov. 4th at 6PM. Here is a link to the auction house where you can get all the details and more photos of the catalog. Slosberg Auction house
See you there!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Via Bicycle is having an auction!

     We are having an auction! The shop will be moving locations in the spring of 2017 and we need to get rid of some stuff! WE ARE NOT GOING OUT OF BUSINESS! We will still be in same area, just a different location. Here is a link to the Facebook event page I created for it. Auction details!
     This is also the Philadelphia Bike Expo weekend, so start it off right! 2016 Philly Bike Expo  don't miss out on the history and fun! We will see YOU there!

Friday, November 4, 2016 @ 6PM
Barry S Slosberg, Inc.
2501 E Ontario Street
Philadelphia, PA 19134

Rare, vintage, and modern bicycles, parts, and related materials.
This auction features rare and one of a kind items that Via Bicycle has acquired since we started business in 1982. We have bought out the contents of many bicycle shops and personal collections over the years. There will be some complete bicycles, parts, tools, and related ephemera. We are happy to offer for sale at auction some of our extensive and comprehensive collection.
Some of the bikes offered for sale will include a 1940’s Schwinn Paramount tourist model, an early 1980’s Colnago Super road bicycle, an exceptional early 1960’s Raleigh blue Streak model road bicycle, a 1970’s Francesco Cuevas ladies frame bicycle, complete with full Campagnolo Nuovo record component group, an exceptional 1950’s Schwinn Town & Country tandem bicycle with original paint and decals, and some turn of the 20th century items.
Some of the tools offered will include a semi complete Campagnolo tool kit with the original wooden case, professional quality Park truing stand, an original 1940’s -50’s Schwinn parts cabinet,  and many other tools no longer available. We will also be offering a lot of cycling ephemera spanning several decades, both local and international items. Some key items will include a large original 1940’s framed Raleigh poster, a beautiful warm up / track suit that belonged to Jerry Casale, who started Hill Cycle in 1929, other framed and unframed cycling related posters and prints, magazine collections, service manuals long out of print, and also vintage cycling jerseys both wool and acrylic spanning multiple eras.

There will also be some rare and vintage bicycle components including wheel sets, both road and pista made by Campagnolo and Phil Wood, touring bags made by Brooks, Carradice, and T.A. Specialites.

This sale will feature online bidding through
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TERMS: Cash/credit cards. Full payment auction day. 15% Buyer’s Premium In-house and 18% through Live Auctioneers bidding. Absentee & phone bids accepted with 25% deposit or credit card information on file.
REMOVAL: Upon full payment Friday and Monday 10AM - 4PM

215-425-7030     Fax 215-425-7039

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Website back up!

     Website is back up thanks to Joel Flood! Not updated, but plenty of stuff available for purchase. Please email at: with any inquiries. Sorry if you tried to place an order and were unable to.
Bikeville website

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Awesome customer's bike: 1919 Black Beauty trotter made by Haverford Cycle Co.

     This is bike that belongs to a friend of ours / client of the shop. It is a 1919 Black Beauty Trotter model made by the Haverford Cycle Co. that was based right here in Philadelphia, PA. The owner is an equestrian, so the bike has multiple levels of interest to him. When I was in middle school I read the book Black Beauty by Anna Sewell which was first published in 1877. I always liked the story because one of her intentions with Black Beauty was to 'induce kindness, sympathy, and an understanding treatment of horses'. I did a book report on the book and received an A grade. One of  the last high points of my earlier schooling!
     Anyway, this bike was totally overhauled by us and came up quite nicely. My favorite part is the head badge and really cool paint scheme. I always associate this "flashing" motif with six day bikes. It just looks really fast and sharp to me. Very cool chain ring pattern, similar to the Harley Davidson bikes in my mind. Also of note is the raised center portion of the outside of the fork leg, pretty nice. Check out this link to a 1917 catalog which features the Trotter model: Haverford Cycle Co. catalog 1917  Thanks for trusting us with servicing it and we are glad it has a great home. Enjoy the photos!