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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.


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!

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.

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.


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.



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.

Panasonic Road Bike

5 Dec

For sale is a 55cm Panasonic frame, fork. This an early 80’s handbuilt Japanese frame set that is all steel with original black paint, decals, head badge and beautiful scrolled lugs. Free of dings and dents and perfectly straight, a few nicks in the paint here and there but nothing major. New Tange Levin head set, frame size is 55cm ctc and is all steel for a nice supple ride. This bike has been fully rebuilt from the frame up and features new BB, new  headset, new cables and housing, new bar wrap and a pair of Alex R500 wheels with new Shimano HG50 7 speed cassette with newer Pasela commuter tires 700×28 and tubes. Drive train is the Suntour Cyclone M-II shifters and deraillers with an SR crankset, new chain and Shimano brakes with Dia-Compe pulls that have new hoods. Frame has plenty of braze ons for racks and fenders.

Bianchi “Virata” Road Bike

5 Dec

2006 Bianchi Virata 56cm, Frame/fork is 56cm and is a combo of Dedaccai steel and carbon fiber. Rear stays are the carbon fiber Black Box and the fork is carbon with factory paint to match the frame. A beautiful bike that is very light, has that great steel feel with the light weight feeling of carbon. Paint is in good shape and there are no dings just a couple of paint flecks here and there from normal use.

Gruppo is a complete Shimano Ultegra 6600 with a double up front and 10 speeds on the rear, BB, brakes, cranks, cassette, both deraillers and shifters are all 6600. Headset is a VP Aheadset that was repacked with grease, smooth. Wheelset is a pair of Ksyrium Equipe that are in great shape and roll perfectly true, I just wrapped them in a new pair of Michelin Carbons.

New pads, new cables, new bar wrap, new tubes and tires, bike was completely dismantled, cleaned, overhauled and rebuilt a few weeks ago. 


Here is a piece from the Bianchi catalog:

We love the ride of steel, especially the ride of super-light Dedacciai EOM tubing. We’re talking really light, with wall thicknesses of just 0.45mm in some of the thinnest butted sections. The main triangle is mated to the integrated Deda Black Tail/Black Box carbon seatstays and chainstays, for a solid ride that climbs and descends like a bat out of you know where. The Virata is for the discerning rider who wants something different from the sea of aluminum bikes, with a noticeable ride that no other frame material can deliver.

Pake “C’Mute” Cross Commuter

5 Dec

55cm Pake C’Mute with Surly fork, this is all steel Tange Cro-Mo and the paint is seafoam green with a black fork. Frame was brand new and never built with a lightly used fork. Frame and fork have all the braze ons and clearance for racks and fenders. Below is a list of components used to build this bike up:

Wheelset is a new pair of Mavic CPX22 in silver laced to a pair of ice grey formula hubs, front is 24h and rear is 28h. They have new rim tape, tubes and Ritchey Speedmax cross tires 700×32.

Brake set is a new pair of Avid Shorty’s with new pads and straddle wires.

Drive train consists of a lightly used Shimano 600 6400 series, front der, rear der and STI shifters 8 speed double. BB is a lightly used sealed Dura-Ace 7400 super smooth. Ultegra Octalink crankset 38t and 52t in the 172.5 length, new Sram 8 speed cassette with Ultegra chain.

Cockpit starts with a Chris King headset in pewter with Coda stem and Cinelli groove road drop bars wrapped in new Salsa gel tape. All cables and housing are brand new. Seat post is a 27.2 black anodized post branded Bianchi.


Surly “Cross-Check” Red Commuter

4 Dec



2004 Surly Cross-Check 56cm in the Ketchup Red flavor, this frame set is basically brand new and there is no evidence that it was ridden much. The frame and paint is clear of all dings, dents and scratches. Frame saver has been applied to the interior of this frame. More frame specs can be found on the Surly site. I have built this frame up using a complete Shimano 600 Tri-Color (pre Ultegra) 6400 series gruppo.


Wheelset is a pair of 700c Mavic Reflex SUP rims 32h anodized powder blue laced to a pair of Shimano 600 hubs with stainless spokes and red nipples on rear and silver on the front with a Shimano HG 8 speed cassette 12-25t, very smooth and shiny. Tires are Continental Speed Kings 35mm with new tubes and rim tape.

Drive train starts with a pair if Shimano 600 shifter/brake combo that shifts thru a Shimano 600 crankset that is a double 172.5 in length with TA Specialties chain rings anodized red, 53t and 39t. Deraileurs are both Shimano 600 (6400 series) in the gun metal grey and silver color. BB is a new UN-72 sealed cartridge 115.5 in length. New Shimano HG chain for your rapid shifting pleasure, all cables and housing are brand new.

Brake set is a pair of black Tektro Oryx cantis with new pads, cables, straddle wires, new black straddle wire carriers, front Tektro black long drop adjustable cable hanger, rear sports new stainless Surly cable hanger.

Cockpit consists of the Shimano 6400 series STI shifter/brake combo with fresh hoods, alloy stem 90mm in length and Specialized 6066 ergo road bars wrapped is some comfy black Salsa gel bar tape. Headset is a red Chris King 1 1/8 nothreadset with 15mm of black Vuelta spacers. Black Surly seat post constrictor, black carbon seat post 27.2 with a Specialized Comp road saddle.