Friday, April 25, 2014

5 Days of Deals: Day 5...

(Edit 4/25/14:  Ritchey wheelset is sold.)

Update on previous items:  The Redline frame and King/Velocity wheelset are gone.  

On to day 5.  Not a super cool offer, but if you need a set of wheels for a cross or road project, these might fit the bill.  These were the OEM wheels on that Redline cross frame.  
Ritchey Comp DS wheelset.  
Asymmetric rear rim.  
Ritchey quick releases included.  
1140g rear, 840g front.  
20h front, 24h rear.  
10 speed Shimano/SRAM cassette.
Rim strip included.
$100 + shipping.

(What's playing:  Los Lobos All My Bridges Burning)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

5 Days of Deals: Day 4...

(edit:  this set of wheels is sold)

Before I get to the details of Day 4's deal, I'll remind folks that the previous 3 day's of deals are still available. 

On to day 4:  Chris King Classic hubs 130mm rear spacing, Velocity A23 rims, DT Competition spokes with aluminum nipples, 32h front and rear.  750g for the front, 910g for the rear.  No quick releases, but cloth rim tape will be added.  Building this wheelset today would set someone back $980.  This one wheelset is ready to ship for $770 + shipping and applicable taxes.  I'll even dust 'em off.  

(What's playing:  Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers All By Myself)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

5 Days of Deals: Day 3...

Next on the chopping block is another set of wheels.  Not sure what the genesis was for the creation of this wheelset, but here it is.  This is the wheelset that you'll keep going back to when the fancy wheels with proprietary parts fail you.  These are the wheels that motivate your bike every time you need to put them into service.  These are the wheels that the riders who know what a hairnet is will look at and give a knowing nod of approval.  

Details:  Shimano Ultegra 32h hubs, DT Swiss RR1.1 rims with welded joints, DT Competition spokes laced X2 front, X2/X3 rear, brass nipples.  Newbaum's cloth rim tape is included - $425 + shipping and any applicable sales tax (roughly $30 to the west coast up to $50 to the east coast).

(What's playing:  The Replacements I'll Be You)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

5 Days of Deals: Day 2...

(edit:  5/8/14 - wheelset is sold)

Here's an opportunity to take advantage of an error on my part.  This set of wheels was built a while back for a customer who I forgot asked for alloy nipples.  Rather than unbuild these and change out the nipples, I built a new set of wheels for him.  So, here it is.  A 29"er or cross disc wheelset built with Stan's No Tubes ZTR Crest rim, White Industries MI6 hubs for standard quick release (easily convertible to 15mm thru front and 142x12 rear), DT Competition spokes with brass nipples.  Includes rim tape and tubeless valves, 32h.  How much?  If I were to duplicate this build, it would be $850, but this one wheelset can be yours for $615.  Big wheels keep on rolling.  Here's the wheelset.  I'll even wipe the dust off before shipping, which will range between $30 - $50 depending on how far away in the lower 48 you are.

(What's playing:  Los Lobos Tin Can Trust)

Monday, April 21, 2014

5 Days of Deals: Day 1...

(Edit 4/25/14:  The Redline cross frame is off the sale table and going to a new home.)

Been meaning to do this for a while.  There are a few things that have been hanging around (literally) a bit too long.  It's time to clear them out and make room for other stuff.  First up on the chopping block is a Redline Conquest cross frame.  This is a new frame that was stripped for parts.  Frame size is 56cm (center bb to top of seat tube - 52cm c-c).  Top tube is 57cm.  Includes everything you see here:  frame, fork, headset, cable hanger, stem, bars, seat, seat post.  Disc mounts fore and aft.  Rear hub spacing is 130mm so if you want to run discs, you'll need to find a 130mm spaced disc hub (White Industries CX11 is one).  

Price:  $90 + shipping.  Figure shipping to be $50 to the east coast, $30 to the west coast and somewhere between the two depending on how region.  There's only one.  First come, first served.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Road, cross, MUSA frame updates + rider's rides....

Cross frames
That happened much faster than I expected.  Within 4 weeks after receiving this latest round of frames, I am sold out of the 59cm cross frames.  I do have a few 59cm orange frames from the previous round of frames.  I will be placing another order today for more frames.  No changes to this V3 design.  Maybe a new color (a maroon/burgundy with a metallic/pearl look) to go with a current color like orange.  Lead time for new frames is roughly 4 months.  More conservative, I probably won't see them for 6 months - that's mid-October.

Road frames
The road frames are on the water.  ETA for arrival at the Oakland port is April 28.  Colors are light blue and orange.  The APL England left Kaoshuing two days ago en route to Oakland.  I've got pre-orders for several frames.  If you ride a 56cm frame size and are on the fence, there is only one orange and one light blue available.  Time to get down off the fence.  

MUSA frames
Another round of the MUSA frames made by Cameron Falconer are scheduled.  Cameron's schedule is pack full.  The next available slot he has that he can dedicate to making Black Mountain Cycles cross frames is October.  As with the last run of frames, we need to make at least 3 per size to hit the target price (which will need to go up $100 to $1700).  I've got deposits for 59cm frames.  I've got to say, my frame that Cameron made is on of the best riding, most fun bikes I've ever had.  Call or e-mail with questions.

Riders rides
A lot of the frames that I sell get built up by the riders.  I see the frame and then that's it.  It's gone and, hopefully, it's being enjoyed by the rider.  I always like to hear back from owners that they are having a fun time with their new bike.  Here's a few recent riders' rides.

Mike's cross bike looks a lot like a bike I would have put together with the Sugino cranks and Shimano components.  Mike got on board with the custom color program with the V3 frames and chose root beer.  Clean, classic looking bike, Mike.  

Craig also went with the custom frame color for the V3 frames and chose light blue.  It's the only light blue cross bike on the roads today.  This bike will see plenty of action in the Dakotas and it is planned on tackling the Almanzo 162, Dirty Kanza 200, Odin's Revenge, and the Gravel World's this year.  Wishing you good fortune for your events, Craig.  If anyone else sees this light blue gravel grinder at those events, say "hey" for me.
 Stripped down.

Ready for action.

Eric's bike on trail 680 in Marin County.  
I built Eric's bike so he could tackle the variety of mixed-terrain rides in the bay area.  He is not wasting any time hitting the trails. 

Heather's bike
Heather's husband, Jeff,  has an orange cross bike and he wanted to get Heather a 35th wedding anniversary bike.  This 53cm frame was built with SRAM bar-end shifters, White Industries crank, White Industries T11 28h hubs and Velocity A23 rims.  Her personal brown leather Selle Anatomica seat is a nice match for the Salsa bar tape.  

Chris' bike
You simply cannot get an off-the shelf bike with components as varied as Retroshift, Pacenti, and Paul Components.  Unless, of course you're having me build a bike for you. 

Had a rush of custom wheels the past couple of weeks too.  Interesting that they were all H Plus Son Archetypes.  These are great rims.  Very nice wider road rim that is going to work great for cross or road applications.  Hubs on these builds included Chris King, White Industries, Schmidt, and Phil Wood.  Variety.

(What's playing:  James Brown Cold Sweat)