Saturday, December 31, 2011

Some crank pictures

Some Stronglight left crank arms
Variety of cranks and chainrings
Extremely large chainring on this 170mm Stronglight mod. 93

Friday, December 23, 2011

Gift Certificates!!!

Gift Certificates sound like a cheesy gift idea but to many bicycle addicts and riders are difficult to buy for. Sure you might know they are looking for a 32 hole Campagnolo Pista front hub, or double cable stop for a Simplex 543 rear derailleur, but most loved ones and friends are left wondering what to get them.

well. . . . .Gift certificates! we offer them in different denominations. You can see it as buying them a tuneup for their bicycle so badly needs or for a couple inner tube replacements. Or for them to pick up a couple accessories such as lights or bells or fenders for this time of the year. Or the ultimate, want to buy them a bicycle but unsure exactly what they want, and in what color?????

your solution is that easy. check and check. on to the next loved one.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Sold 54cm KAS Vitus road bike

KAS model Vitus bicycle
54cm center to center seat tube.
Campagnolo Super Record cranks, derailleurs, shifters, and brake calipers.
Campagnolo aero seatpost, bottom bracket.
Specialized headset and sealed bearing hubs.
Mavic ma40 rims.
Dia compe? aero brake levers.
Turbo saddle.
Cinelli handlebars and stem.
replacement brake pads(not original campagnolo brake pads)
I will include a set of Campagnolo SL pedals, not pictured.
Sean Kelly rode on the KAS team in the mid 1980s.
of course this is NOT his bike.

Masini's blog of L'Eroica & Cambio Corsa bikes

great looking photos and interesting write up after riding L'Eroica on a Campagnolo Paris Roubaix gear systems.
check out this blog


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Bicycling Magazine sticker

we received our official window stickers today. yeah.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Schwinn Paramount chrome junior racer

 This petite Schwinn Paramount is one of the newest additions here. The Stronglight Mod. 93 crank arms have been shortened and tapped, effectively now making them 145mm long. The frame is Reynolds double butted tubing and Nervex Pro lugs, but the fork crown is the older 1950s design. The fork also has an unusual rake for a track fork, probably to provide ample toe clearance. It uses 24" tubular wheels.
Oh yeah, no Paramount headbadge, but instead a Hill Cycle sticker, so probably sold through the legendary Philadelphia cycle shop.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

late 1950s Ephgrave Super No. 1

 Late 1950s Ephgrave Super No.1 bicycle. Les Ephgrave was a London, England from builder starting at Harry Rensch of Paris Cycles just before WWII and then moved onto Claud Butler before starting to build under his own name. The Super No.1 was the top end model that he built and is known for it's embellished lugwork with windows cut out and the lollipop that he added to the top eyes(seat stay caps). 

More information on Ephgrave can be found on Classic Rendezvous and Classic Lightweights UK.

This bicycle is outfitted with all the high end equipment available at the time. First generation Campagnolo alloy cotterless Cranks and Gran Sport derailleurs.  Early Weinmann engraved centerpull brakes, GB spearpoint stem. Campagnolo Gran Sport high flange quick release hubs. Unica saddle with integrated Nitor seat post. Unrestored condition. Winner of 2005 Best Unrestored British bike at Cirque du Cyclisme. We have owned this bike for at least a decade now, and this is one of my favorite bikes the shop has in it's collection.

(photos courtesy of Dale Brown at Classic Rendezvous-shown in his yard 2005)

Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Rain commuting

Yeah, I'm one of those bike riders that wears a Carradice rain cape. Sure, I look like a big yellow blob, but in my 2.5 mile commute, I remain dry except for my face. At night, I'm extremely visible.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Another happy customer

(we did lower the seat before she left)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Bits and Bobs Display

 Some people are way better at displaying their cool parts and accessories than I will ever be. This spread is quite impressive and so full of eye candy, every square inch.
 Notice the star on the wall on the right side, that was once a chainring.
MaxiCar hubs, JOS lights, mafac, etc.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

3Rensho warmup sweater for sale

 Original 3Rensho warmup sweater/jersey. It is a long sleeve, heavy material. There is not a size listed but about 19" from armpit to armpit laying flat, and about 27" long. Some light stains and it is obviously used. Original Japanese model, I am not sure if these were imported in the USA, previous owner stated it was purchased in Japan and was some Keirin racers, but the name escapes me, but that probably doesn't matter anyway here in the states. I can provide more pictures.