Friday, December 12, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


This project is a bicycle that I will be building for my wife. I am starting with a Bridgstone RB5 Mixti, 10 speed, 27" steel wheels. I will be building 650B wheels with Synergy Velocity rims, and phill wood hubs. These wheels will allow fatter tires & fenders. I will also add a Nitto Techtonic high rise stem and Nitto Albatross handlebars for a more upright seating position. I will post my progress as I go along.

80s Schwinn Travler 58CM $300.00 Sold

80s Vintage Schwinn Traveler. 33" stand over. LUGGED STEEL FRAME. COMPLETE PROFESSIONAL RESTORATION. Shimano 400 derailleurs, quick release front wheel, chrome steel rims, chrome fork tips. This bicycle has been completely dissembled, frame & forked cleaned and waxed. All brite metal cleaned and polished. All bearing systems cleaned and overhauled (hubs, bottom bracket, & headset). Brakes, shifters, derailleurs, chain, & freewheel cleaned and reinstalled. Handlebars finished with cotton bar wrap, hemp twine & shellac. New tires, tubes, rim strips & cables. This bicycle rides, shifts and brakes as new. Own a classic for less than 1/2 the cost of an aluminum/made in China bicycle. Others also available, Raleigh, Peugeot, Bianchi, Trek, Royal Enfeild, Panasonic, KHS, Motobecane, etc.

Monday, December 1, 2008


French, early 70s, hand built lugged steel frame. Bicycle had been converted to city bike style bars, shifters, & brake levers. Original leather saddle was shot. Bicycle was dissembled, frame cleaned and waxed. All brite metal parts cleaned and polished. Head set, bottom bracket, & hubs cleaned & overhauled. Wheels trued. New tires & tubes installed. Used steel drop handlebars , used diacompe brake levers & period correct Huret down tube shifters installed. New Brooks B17 saddle & cotton bar tape complete the restoration.

Monday, November 24, 2008

My personal ride

This is my personal bicycle. I usually get in a couple of 25 mile rides a week on it. Heron touring frame 59CM. (A Rivendell/Grant Peterson design) Phil Wood hubs laced to Mavic A719 rims with stainless steel double butted spokes. Schwalbe Marathon Plus 700 x 38C tires (I dont like repairing flats on the road, I have over 800 miles now without a flat) Just added are the Gilles Berthoud Stainless Steel fenders. I think they really set the bike off. Wheels are held on with Pitlock locking skewers. (Replacement cost for this wheelset with the tires is around $950.00) Brooks Champion Flyer Special saddle, Brooks leather bar wrap & Brooks mud flap. Nitto seat post, stem, and handle bars. Shimano Ultegra cranks with 46/36 chain rings and an eight speed 12/32 cassette. Rivendell Grip King pedals. Shimano Ultegra long cage rear derailluer, Sachs Huret front derailluer, Suntour Superb down tube shifters. Pauls Components, Neo-Retro Cantilever brakes with Shimano DurAce levers . Nigle Smyth seat pouch (which contains spare tube, patch kit, Park Tools Multitool, 6" Crecent wrench, a pair of tire levers, a presta/schrader adapter, and a grease rag. Cat Eye battery powered lights, Cat Eye 6 function wireless computer (I'm doing good to work through 6 functions) and a Japanise Brass Bell completes the acessory package. Also in the picture is a Vintage Campy frame pump.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

63CM 1984 TREK 400 Series $400.00 SOLD

63CM lugged steel frame. Fresh restoration including; headset, bottom bracket, and hub bearings overhauled; new tires, tubes, rims trips, cables, & chain. Cotton bar tape finished with hemp twine & shellac. Shimano derailleurs, alloy rims with eyelet reinforced spoke holes, micro adjust alloy seat post, alloy handle bars, Diacompe side pull brakes. Sake alloy crank & pedals. Selle San Marco suede leather seat.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

80's Schwinn Worldsport 350.00 Sold

53CM Lugged steel frame. Araya alloy rims. Sake alloy stem, Champion alloy handlebars. Cotton bar tape finished with hemp twine and shellak. Sugino alloy crank. Fluted micro adjust alloy seat post. Suntour blaze derailleurs. Fresh restoration including overhaul of all bearing systems (hubs, bottom bracket, & headset). Derailleurs & brakes cleaned lubricated & adjusted. Wheels trued. New tires & tubes. Enjoy owning a classic for half the cost of an entry level bike shop bike.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Curent Inventory Avaliable for restoration

The Raleighs; Capri53CM,Rapide50CM, Capri54CM, Sportif54CM, USA59CM, Capri58CM, Super Grand Prix59CM.
The Schwinns;Worldsports, 3 @ 53CM, 1@ 58CM, Travlers, 53,57,&68CM, Varsitys, 55CM & 43CM Mixti, Continental 56CM.
Nishiki Olympic 58CM. Peugeot Course 59CM.
Comming soon Torpado & Carlton Calalina.
for further information call 502-552-5669 or email me at

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Headset & bottom bracket spindle & bearings. Cranks & chain rings. Fork & cranks installed. Starting to look like a bike again.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

70's Vintage Nishiki Olympic $250.00 SOLD

Fresh from the restoration shop. 53CM seat tube, 31" stand over. Lugged steel frame with beautiful intricate lugs. Pantagraphed alloy Champion handlebars. Shimano derailluers and high flange alloy hubs. Diacomp center pull brakes. All bearings overhauled, wheels trued, new tires and tubes, cotton bar tape finished with hemp twine and shellac.
Oh Yeah, and a way cool head badge.
Own a quality classic road bike for the price of a department store toy. If interested call 502-552-5669 or email at