Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Upcoming new items

Well the website and Ebay are soon to get a shot at a bunch of stuff we procured over the past 6-12 months now. After scouring the country, and the world, for awesome stuff, time is now to start to offer it up. We have picked the gems we want to keep for our collection, I have personally found a couple cool things for myself including a 1961 Schwinn Paramount tourist bicycle. That is the model that came stock as a Sturmey Archer 3 speed, with upright handlebars and fenders and chainguard! Pretty awesome.

I set up a vintage mixte Witcomb frame
as a single speed.
Well, on to some soon to be seen items.
PreWar Schwinn Cycletruck from the Hershey Chocalate factory, late 1970s Raleigh Professional 54cm, tall Raleigh International frameset, deluxe late 70s Benotto road frame, various rare campagnolo, huret, and simplex bits.

I leave you with my new bike I am using for city commuting. It is an early 1960s french Rochet chrome frame. It was originally chrome plated, then painted a translucent candy color over it. when I got it, it had already been stripped of it's paint. It is currently set up as a fixed gear, as I have not had time to install the front brake to turn it into a Sturmey Archer 3 speed. I got the handlebars, brake levers, fenders, and front Porteur rack from Velo Orange. Front rack is not properly installed it yet. The Schmidt dynohub and Schmidt e-6 light are from Peter White cycles. I still have to install a chainguard as well. The rack is the perfect size for a flight case record box that I strap down with old inner tubes. The handlebar stem is an old underslung track stem I had laying around.

Monday, November 24, 2008

updating. . . .

Over the past few days I have been a bit under the weather, well anyone around me would say I am sick and grouchy! I thought that would be the perfect time to go over the website and start from scratch on some of the basic things I totally disliked about it. Not the greatest idea when you are under the spell of Nyquil. I made some good starts but looking back, hours spent while sick and working are hours wasted. I should have stuck to my original idea of watching trilogies- Spiderman, the Mummy, Indiana Jones(sorry I do not count the new one). The hours spent finagling with basic HTML code and CSS left my brain in mush and rather frustrated. I was able to come up with a flyer design for a DJ night I have this week. I am glad I was distracted with that.
All that said, I did put a new and improved. . .ish pages online.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Finally back!!

Well over a year since the last posting has been long enough. In honor of a total overhaul of the Bikeville website(to be online soon), I am going to also start blogging again. I have also enlisted some of my coworkers to help contribute as well, so the post will be more regular.

We will discuss various aspects of working a used bicycle shop-cool and interesting repairs, cool new products out there, and finally, cool parts and bicycles we run across from our various travels around the USA.

Image above is from the Philadelphia photo archive, that have a searchable archive of photos taken around the city. The Tripoli Barber building, seen in the left, would decades later become the home of Via bicycle.

So keep a eye out for the new website, it will be at the same address, and let's see how this bloggin' goes again.