Friday, November 11, 2016

For Sale: Early Schwinn Paramount tourist Serial number: A634

     This bike is really cool. It is a Schwinn Paramount tourist model, serial number A634. This is the first serial number system started by Emil Wastyn and the earliest models follow this system. The letter A followed by three digits.  This bike dates from roughly the early 1940's. It was re-painted at some point in its life and has no decals. It does retain the original headbadge. It has the early ball end seat stay caps and the locking Schwinn Superior fork with key. The braze-ons are also attached above the drop outs for the original fenders. The hubs are the post war pork chop drum brake version.
 Some other features are:
Schwinn Superior saddle
 Schwinn Superior stem
Schwinn Paramount crank set and bottom bracket.
Wheels are 26 X 13/8" with Uniroyal Touring tires. 
Schwinn Town & Country tandem type handle bars.
Newer Schwinn grips (1970's).
NON-Schwinn seat post.
Looks to be original Schwinn chain guard.
The frame measures as: 
52 CM seat tube center to center.
57 CM top tube center to center.
Approx. 31" stand over height.
Email at: for pricing or with any questions you may have.

Friday, November 4, 2016

1980's SOMEC pista

     This bike belongs to one of my colleagues, Graham. His collection is getting pretty impressive! The bike is a mid to late 1980's SOMEC pista frame and fork built up with a Campagnolo Nuovo Record / Super Record Pista group set. SOMEC is an Italian marque, started in 1973. They are mostly known for their fully pantographed component groups. Their frame construction is also top shelf. the pixelized decal font on this bike is one of my all time favorites. SOMEC stand for: SOcieta' MECcanica "society of mechanics". Enjoy the photos!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Via Bicycle auction reminder!

     Just a reminder that we are having our auction this Fri., Nov.4th at 6PM. Here is a link to the auction house: Via Auction! also, firth & Wilson is having a party / social at their shop starting at 6PM and they will be streaming the auction live so you can bid on our stuff there if you can't make it up to the auction house. Plus, they will have food and drinks! Here is a link to the Facebook event: Firth & Wilson Transport Cycles 

    Here is  a link to the  auction house as well: Slosberg auction house
Hope to see you there! Don't miss out on the history and fun!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

For Sale: Hi-E Engineering wheelset

     Offered for sale today is a real piece of home-spun Americana, in relation to cycling.  This is a Hi-e wheelset in practically NOS NEW condition. Hi-E engineering was the inverntion of Harlan Myers from the Nashville, Tennesse area in the 1970's. He is famous for his ultra lightweight hubs, home made rims, pedals, unconventional frame design and construction, cranks, and the list goes on! He was  a true original and had real brilliance in design (in my opinion). here is a link to the Classic Rendezvous with more info on him: Hi-E   also, here is a link to the MOMBAT website, who back in 2013 purchased all the remaining stock of Hi-E parts from Harlan Myers son: MOMBAT Hi-E
     This wheel set consists of the Hi-E rims  and hubs, and skewers. Both wheels are 700C size with very dry Clement Criterium Seta Extra tubular tires glued on, they do not hold air. Rear hub is the hi - lo flange version and is spaced at 120mm, and has sealed cartridge bearings. Decals intact on both rim and hub. It is laced three cross with unknown double butted spokes. Wheel is round and true with one small "hop" in the rim. The front wheel is the lo flange hub spaced at 100mm, and also has sealed cartridge bearings. decals intact on both hub and rim. it is radially laced with unknown double butted spokes. It is round and true. This wheel set appears to be shop worn NOS or take off condition. enjoy the photos.

  Cost is $500.00 for the pair plus S/H 
Feel free to contact me at: with any questions.