Friday, August 30, 2013

Nelson Vails Story

A documentary about Nelson Vails, the first and only African-American medalist at the 1984 Olympic games in Los Angeles.

There is a crowdfunding project to produce a movie about him. If you can, you should consider funding.
link below-
Indiegogo Campaign - Cheetah: The Nelson Vails Story trailer from stephane gauger on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Late 1960s Carlton

Beautiful, late 1960s Carlton. Original finish, and it appears the only components updated are the tires.

Milremo cranks, probably produced by Stronglight but stamped Milremo. TA chainrings.
Zeus dropouts and Campagnolo Record rear derailleur.
Late 1960s GB stem, with raised lip around the stem binder bolt. That was discontinued around 1969-1970, next version did not have the raised lip,  or the red sticker GB handlebar binder bolt, or the red size sticker(90mm). The GB Tourmalet (map of England) handlebars are beautiful as well.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Customer bicycle - Early 1970s Cinelli SC with fenders

 One of our favorite customers brought in his Cinelli Speciale Corsa for us to service. It is extremely difficult to find Cinelli fenders and the green ones he has actually look quite nice with original Cinelli paint. Full Campagnolo Nuovo Record group.

 Shame someone drilled the seatpost?? and it is needs the correct Cinelli seat binder bolt. He has 2 out of the 3 pieces.

 We replaced the longer dropout screws with some shorter ones.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Larz Anderson bike swap photographs

Below are some bicycles shown at the Larz Anderson bike show and swap meet in Brookline, Ma.

1894 Columbia model 36.

 1969 W.B. Hurlow. Original finish.

1962 Automoto Velo de Ville. new old stock.

 Raleigh Golden Arrow.

 1972 Guerciotti with 1st version Shimano Dura Ace.

 Holdsworth track bike, in my favorite orange color.

 Jack Taylor.


Claud Butler Jubilee model. 

Stan Cotton.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Bicycle swap meet at Larz Anderson Museum in Brookline, MA

We will be attending this bicycle swap meet in Brookline, Ma, this weekend to sell some cool rare bikes and parts. We hope to find some new treasures to bring back to Philadelphia as well. It is not only a bicycle swap meet but a bicycle show, showcasing some beautiful examples of bicycle history.

Bicycle Day
"At Bicycle Day all bicycles are not created equal. Come join the fun as bicycles of all shapes and sizes fill the lawn with shining spokes and ringing bells. From wood tires to Schwinn Flyers and bikes that are sporty to those from 1940, historic and custom bicycles are welcome. For more infomation and to register for vendor space, please email Joe Rapoza at"

Friday, August 2, 2013

Experiments in speed- building the ultimate speed bike

Experiments in speed. Inspired by those great men of the salt flats, those men that in the 60s pushed the Land Speed Record from the 300s up towards the 600mph mark in jet-propelled cars built in their sheds. We decided to do what we do: build a bicycle, but this time, in the spirit of those pioneers of speed, build it to see how fast we could go…
Experiments in Speed from SpindleProductions on Vimeo.