Saturday, May 20, 2006

1978 Schwinn Le Townie
This beauty is ready to hit 'the strand' at Redondo Beach this summer. Tom dropped off the Le Tour III and I did the conversion to make this upright rider ready for action. Geared at 40X17 it will be a smooth ride along the beach for this head turner. This ride has the classic circle S logo stem, and Normandy made high flange rear hubs with triangle cut outs. Born in a Japanese Panasonic factory on the 142 day of 1978, this ride is ready for it's second life. Enjoy your new ride Tom!



Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Schwinn Paramount
Well this bike is probably close to the pinnacle of our beloved Schwinn. The oversized steel tubing, the precision lug work. This happy bike will be doing uphill sprints with Lyndon, the proud owner, at the helm. Nice Campy components with Phil Wood hubs and classic Mavic hoops. Ambrosio GeoTape wrap on the bars keeping things comfy. Sorry boys this big beast is not for sale. I would challenge anyone to try to buy a new version of this ride with similar construction and quality. It would not surprise me if it cost you $3000 and probably a year of your time. Lyndon sent the bike to me and we converted this primo ride for under $100. The pleasure was all mine.






















Tuesday, May 02, 2006

57cm Lotus Excelle Fixy
This tender Japanese flower is the bike of the week. It is ready to rip your legs off and leave you asking for more. 40X15 gearing with front brake only. This lugged steel beauty shows that despite losing a few pedals early in life, a flower can bloom again with glorious results. Silver wheels with Tom Ritchey slick rubber keep her rolling fast and ready to chew up the miles. Now with the IRONMAN over I have increased the fixed gear output and shooting to have a new bike featured each week.
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