56cm Surly Cross Check

16 Dec

56cm Surly Cross Check in Robins Egg Blue. This frame and fork is lightly used and of course in Surly fashion it is built with 4130 cro-moly tubing and has all of the braze ons to mount fenders and racks that make this a very versatile commuter, cross ride, touring machine and daily rider. Listed below is a detailed description of components I used to build this machine up. This build is a far cry from the stock build and weighs in at 22 pounds with pedals and fenders.

Drive Train: complete Shimano Ultegra 6700 series with very few miles which includes 10 speed cassette 11-23, STI Shifters in carbon, compact crankset 50-34, front and rear derailuer, with all new cables and housing. Bottom Bracket is a brand new Dura Ace 7900 external bearing. Chain is a brand new Ultegra 6700 10 speed for crisp clean shifting.

Wheelset: pair of Mavic Aksium Race in Black laced with bladed spokes and are perfectly tensioned and trued both front and rear are 20 spoke. Currently wrapped with a pair of Specialized All Condition 700×23. Wheels have new rim strips and new tubes and are pumped up to about 110 psi.

Brakeset: a new unused pair of Cane Creek SCX-5 cantilevers in black with new pads, and all new cables and housing.

Headset: freshly installed Cane Creek S-3 with sealed bearings in Black with siver graphics, super smooth.

Cockpit: brand new Easton EA70 27.2 Carbon seat post, Surly Constrictor seat post clamp, new Selle San Marco Blaze saddle in black, Deda Newton 100mm stem and Easton EA50 drop bars wrapped in new Salsa Black bar tape with Black Fixation bar plugs. Since it is now the rainy season she has been outfitted with a pair of SKS35 full coverage fenders in silver.

 

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52cm Miyata AlumiCross Bike

15 Dec

This is the second time I have rebuilt an Alumicross, first generation cross bike built by Miyata, what a sweet ride.

52cm Miyata AX Alumicross Bike from 1990, paint scheme is white with original fork, frame and fork are in fantastic condition for her age and bike has been stripped and rebuilt using all period correct components. Seat tube measures 52cm and the top tube is 54cm, has all the brazeons for racks and fenders and would be a great cross, commuter or touring ride, lots of clearance for bigger tires, 2 water bottle mounts and pump mount under the down tube.

All components are Shimano Deore and Shimano DX including the 3×7 drive train, front der, rear der, bar end shifters, BB, cassette and chain. Brakes are the canti SLR’s with 105 pulls, all new cables and housing, bar wrap and saddle. Wheelset is a pair of Wolber GTX 32 hole laced to a pair of Shimano DX hubs that are perfectly trued and tensioned, new Specialized Armadillo tires that are puncture resistant with new tubes and rim tape.  Headset is a white Tange Nuovo that has been freshly packed with grease, Nitto Randoneur bars and short Technomic stem.

 

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56cm Surly Cross Check Commuter Bike

15 Dec

 

 

56cm Surly Cross Check in Gloss Black. This frame and fork is lightly used and of course in Surly fashion it is built with 4130 cro-moly tubing and has all of the braze ons to mount fenders and racks that make this a very versatile commuter, cross ride, touring machine and daily rider. Listed below is a detailed description of components I used to build this machine up.

Drive Train: complete Shimano 105 5500 series with very few miles which includes Bottom Bracket, 9 speed cassette, STI Shifters, Triple crankset 52-42-30, front and rear derailuer, with all new cables and housing. Chain is a brand new SRAM 9 speed for crisp clean shifting.

Wheelset: pair of standard issue Black 32h Alex DA16 rims laced to a pair of Black Shimano Deore hubs laced with stainless spokes and are perfectly tensioned and trued. Currently wrapped with a pair of Continental Ultra Gator Skins 700×25 but if buyer prefers I can put on a new pair of Ritchey Pro Max cross tires 700×32. Wheels have new rim strips and new tubes and are pumped up to about 100 psi.

Brakeset: a pair of Tektro Oryx cantilevers in black with new pads, and all new cables and housing.

Headset: freshly installed Chris King “NoThreadSet” in Black with siver graphics, super smooth.

Cockpit: brand new UNO 27.2 seat post, Surly Constrictor seat post clamp, new Fixation saddle in white with silver rivets, Forte 100mm stem and Ritchey Pro drop bars wrapped in new Salsa white bar tape with Black Fixation bar plugs.

 

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56cm Miyata 512 Single Speed

15 Dec

1989 Miyata 512 Single Speed, frame and fork is triple butted lugged steel that is Japanese built with a red and white late 80’s color scheme and is size 56cm. The bike was stripped down to the frame/fork and rebuilt using a mix of new and used parts and a generous amount of Phil Wood shop grease.
Weinmann wheelset set in white with 32 spokes laced to black Vuelta hubs, rear is flip flop with a new 16t fixed cog and new Shimano 16t freewheel, tires are 700×23 and pumped up to about 100psi for a real quick firm roll.
Drive train is a Shimano Exage crankset with new 46t chain ring and new SRAM PC-1 chain and nice MKS alum pedals and a new Shimano sealed bearing BB for a nice smooth chain line.
Brake set is the original Shimano Exage caliper brakes with fresh pads, new cables and housing, brake pulls are a new pair of Tektro top bar cross pulls.
Tange Levin headset has been cleaned and repacked, Sakae 80mm stem, Sakae drop bars that have been chopped and flopped, Sakae seat post with the original Vetta saddle in white and new white bar tape.

 

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56cm Traitor Luggernaut Single Speed

14 Dec

56cm Luggernaut by Traitor Cycles, frame and fork are made with Columbus Thron tubing and sports beautiful lug work on both fork and frame, original powder coat for the 2010 model which is baby blue with black graphics. She has all of the routing braze ons to run a multi speed hub on the rear end, currently set up as a single speed/fixed. Components are as follows:

Wheelset is a pair of Velocity Aeroheads built by my buddy Robert Boss, they are anodized blue 32h laced with black DT spokes and red nipples to a pair Surly hubs in bronze, rear is flip/flop with an 18t fixed cog and 18t freewheel, Brand new pair of Bontrager Race Lite tires with triple flat protection (hardcase) 700×28 pumped up to about 115psi, new tubes and rim tape.

Brake set is a new pair of Tektro R538 brakes in black with Avid pulls and new cables and housing.

Drive train is a Sram P-100 with a 46t chain ring and matching sealed Truvativ Octalink BB and new Z chain.

Cock pit starts with a gold Chris King 1 1/8th NoThreadSet head set, Race Face Diabolous riser bars, black Oury grips, Traitor 90mm stem in bronze, Traitor seat post in bronze and a Selle Italia Trans AM saddle.

Super simple, very clean, awesome lugs and a blast to ride!!!!

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55cm Jamis Coda Commuter

14 Dec

Here is a Jamis Coda that has been powder coated Dark Army Green, frame and fork are steel and frame has the sloping downtube, this is the cross commuter frame and has lots of brazeons for racks, fenders and multiple water bottles and takes cantilever style brakes. Frame and fork were purchased together and built up using new and gently used parts. Frame and fork have plenty of clearence for larger diameter tires.

Drive train is all Shimano with new BB, chain, chainrings, cassette, front der and rear der. Also sports all new cables and housing. STI shifter brake combo is a pair of gentlu used Shimano 105’s 2 by 8 shifting capabilities.

Alex AT400 wheelset that has freshly packed bearings and both wheels have been trued and tensioned, newer tubes and tires currently with 700×23, but plenty of space on frame and with fenders to run 700×28’s.

Intellaset headset, Truvativ stem, carbon spacer and a nice pair of Bontrager ergo bars with new black Salsa bar tape, new black seat post, salsa seat clamp and comfy Marin saddle, Bike is currently set up with new SKS black fenders and a Blackburn rear rack.

 

I built this bike for my buddy Brian Hilby who no commutes to work almost everyday! He loves this bike! Ride on!

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56cm Fondriest Road Racer

12 Dec

Here is a 90’s Italian Fondriest road bike size 56cm, this baby is Dedaccai steel and has the classic wild Italian paint job and original chrome fork, a variety of paint scrapes here and there but no dents or dings, very quick and nimble and has the classic supple feel of steel. She just came off the bike rack and I built her up with Shimano Ultegra 3 x 9 6500 series gruppo, which consists of the BB, crankset, front and rear derailuers and the 9 speed Shifter STI’s, cool Mavic brakes and and nice pair of Mavic Cosmos wheels that have been barely ridden and are anodized blue. Chris King 1 inch head set, Mutant stem, 3ttt bars, Truvativ post and Selle Turbo saddle in white, all new cables and housing. This baby screams and handles like a dream.

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Vitus 979 Road Racer

5 Dec

55cm Vitus road bike from late 80’s, early 90’s! A beautiful specimen of French craftsmanship, frame is built with all aluminum Duralinox 979 tubing with gorgeous aluminum lugs. Frame and fork are all shiny aluminum and free of any dings or scratches with original Vitus graphics of the down tube, BB is stamped “Brevete Vitus Fab-France Modele Vitus Depose” next to the serial number. Listed below are the parts used to rebuild this speedy racer, took most of the winter to put this awesome gruppo together and is extremely crisp and responsive. Entire bike has been built up with an 8 speed Dura-Ace 7400 series gruppo in close to mint condition, hubs, cassette, shifters, derailleurs and brakes.

Wheelset is a pair of Mavic Open S.U.P. CD Ceramic rims laced to a pair of Dura-Ace hubs with stainless spokes and spin very true. These are very lightly used if at all and could be considered new old stock, very true and very smooth, with original Mavic and Colnago stickers in place and original Dura-Ace skewers.

Drive train consists of a sealed Shimano BB, Dura-Ace 7410 crankset 175 lenth with 53t/39t chainrings and all Dura-Ace bolts. Front Der, Rear Der and 8 speed cassette are also Dura-Ace 7410 series with very few miles and no scratches or wear marks, all hooked up with a new Dura-Ace chain. Shifters are a pair of Shimano Dura-Ace ST-7400 that have been completely refurbished and rebuilt with new lithium grease and newer hoods, for a fast, clean and crisp shift every time!

Brakes are a pair of Dura-Ace 7400 series with new pads, cables and housing.

Tange Levin headset, Velo Orange stem converter, Felt SX 100mm stem, Bontrager Select bars wrapped in new Bontrager gel tape, Kalloy 27.0 seat post with a new Prologo Scratch saddle with Ti rails.

 

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Bianchi “Volpe” Cross Commuter

5 Dec

52cm Bianchi Volpe in sparkly forest green with silver grey decals, tubes are the Bianchi double butted Lite Steel exclusive and the forks are Cromoly. There are 3 pairs of braze ons on the forks, 1 pair mid way down the fork blades and 2 pairs on the fork tips. On the rear drops there is a pair and a pair on the upper part of the seat stay. Room for 3 water bottles and a metal tab for a pump under the top tube. Frame set has plenty of options for racks and fenders for commuting or long hauling. Great looking frame set that is ding free and only has a couple of paints chips in the usual spots. Below is a detailed list of the components used to build this bomber ride up!

Wheelset is a brand new pair of Mavic CXP rims laced to a pair of Formula hubs anodized grey, front is 24h and rear is 28h, stainless spokes, matching skewers and new rim strips, tubes and tires, Ritchey Speed Max Pro cross tires 700×32.

Drive train is a complete Shimano 600 Tri-color 8 speed double, cranks, front der and rear der with new Sram 12t-26t cassette and a newer Shimano HG narrow chain. Cranks are 53t/38t and are 172.5 in length with new Shimano sealed BB. Shifters are a sweet pair of Shimano 6400 STI’s that have been rebuilt and repacked with new Lithium grease for clean crisp shifting for years to come.

Brake set is a pair of Shimano Deore XT cantis with new Swiss Stop pads, stops on a dime.

Other parts include standard Tange headset that has been freshly packed 1 inch, 1 to 1 1/8 stem converter with Bontrager stem and Bontrager drop road handle bars, Terry Fly saddle, 26.8 seat post, new bar tape and brand new cables and housing.

The first reincarnation of this bike was with the flat bars and a set of old school Suntour top bar shifters that are so so sweet, it also had the matching brake pulls. No one was interested in the bike with that set up so I switched her over to drop bars and STI’s and she flew out the door.

 

 

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Surly Cross Check

5 Dec

54cm Surly Cross Check in the Robins Egg Blue color, frame, fork, headset and wheels set are all brand new. Rest of the parts were transferred over from another Surly Cross Check that a friend upgraded to Ultegra. Below is a detailed list of the parts with detailed photos.

Wheel set is a brand new out of the box pair of Mavic CXP22’s laced to a pair of grey anodized Formula hubs with stainless spokes, rear is 28h and front in 24h. Mounted on the rims is a brand new pair of Bontrager T1’s 700×23 commuter tires with new rim tape and tubes, note this frame fork does take much bigger cross tires.

Drive train is the lightly used Shimano Tiagra 4500 9 speed series, stock Andel cranks 175 with 48t and 36t chain rings, new Shimano sealed BB, new Ultegra 9 speed chain, Shimano bar end shifters with all new cables and housing.

Brake set is the Tektro Oryx in black with new Jagwire pads, new Tektro brake pulls and new cables and housing.

Cock pit starts with new Aheadset Big Pig headset, stock Surly stem 100mm, Salsa Bell Lap bars with new fresh Salsa bar tape. Specialized carbon micro adjust seat post and a new comfy Marin race saddle.

This is a great bike that started with a brand new frame and fork and built up with new and used parts.

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