Friday, June 30, 2006

Letters Home

In Emergency
"The bike is amazing. I got some new pedals for it before I hit the road, and I haven't had this much fun on a bike since I got my first Huffy as a kid. Thank you so much! Jason"

Le Tour III
"Hey Eric, Just thought I'd give you a little update on the Le Tour III. I've been riding it tons. The gearing is just right. It's nice on the strand, but climbs BIG hills nicely when pumping. ... I threw on some color-coordinated old school Oury grips, some new rubber, and some BMX pedals. I've gotten a few streetside compliments. Thanks for pushing me towards riding fixed. I'm digging it. ... -Tom"
photos included

87 Super Sport
Neal in Florida writes. "the best fixed gear ever thanks a million trillion"
Good use of brevity, thanks Neal.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

IN EMERGENCY >>>>Ride This...

The vintage Trek 330 Elance is ready to ride. Reynolds 531 steel frame with chopped and flipped bars. New kevlar folding tires and hand built wheels with Mistral M13 rims, DT spokes, and Shimano 600 hubs. Shimano 600 BB and crank. Selle San Marco perforated leather seat and red and black camo bar wrap. Drivetrain is 44x16 and this beauty is headed to live free in Tucson with Jason.

I am taking a bit of a break from working on the fixies until my son is born. I already have 2 daughters the son to be makes three, AWESOME! Here's to July...

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

1987 Schwinn Super Sport.

This may be the nicest condition 20 year old bike I have ever seen. Tons of absolutely original components from the Shimano 600 line. This beauty is Colombus Tenax tubing and the lugs are gorgeous. The Italian influences don't stop there with Cinelli 64-40 bar and 120mm stem. French Rigida rims, SX100, in black heat treated that show almost no brake wear, I love Arizona bikes! This is my tendonitis special for the Jan Ullrich diesel types, geared with a 55X16 if you get these 170mm cranks up to 100 rpm you will be flying. Owner will get to select gearing, alternate chainring is 44T with choice of rear cogs (15,16 or 17). You can really enjoy muscle building workouts with this huge gear, just make sure you have some bags of peas ready in the freezer. The bike is a 58cm c-t of top tube with a 56cm top tube. Non-original components include Tioga brake lever covers, ProLite titanium railed saddle, and new S60-K kevlar tires 700x23. I have a complete Shimano 600 Retro kit for the bike as well, with original derailleurs, shift levers, Bio-pace double chainrings. The new owner of this ride will get a limited edition Brazen Cycleworks polo with purchase, S,L and XL available.

Super Sport pictures of real Schwinn quality.

More Super Sport Photos.