Monday, January 31, 2011

BOBCFL: 1987 Trek 560

Oh boy, just realized I could capture entire webpages in a screen grab.  Now we're cook with gas.  And how fitting for it to be a this beautiful Trek Pro Series.  I've always loved the seat cluster on this bike, those fastback stays are killing me.

Another always wanted bike for me, another fair price.  Someone's going to be happy with this beautiful US frame.

Edit: It appears the compression is pretty bad, I'll have to do this another way...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

BOBCFL: Trek 970

I've been real busy because I got back into college on the last day of add/drop, but I do have a couple good ones saved.

For now, heres.... this?
It comes with the baby seat.  A steal at $65...

/i'll be back

Monday, January 24, 2011

A Thing of Beauty

VO's new Grand Cru Cassette Hub...  with 4 large cartridge bearings

I am in awe, these are beautiful.  Just LOOK at them.

No price or date yet

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I would in a heart beat

Been watching his shtick for over a decade now...  he still gets me

VO's AWESOME New Stainless Fenders

Really just go and check em.  No price but I don't care! I can't wait to try out that rear rack.  I know a bunch of people rocking the VO fenders and rims and everyone seems to love them.  I've hesitated because:
1) I didn't need any of the parts they were making before
2) I'll admit I'm wary of new companies with production based across the pacific.  It's not a racist thing, I just know it's super hard to have a first generation of products that don't have some defects (thinking of car manufacturing, cycling components, computers, etc etc).  Just like making waffles, the first batch rarely comes out right.  Now that it seems like they're established enough to be adding on tooling for their rims so I'm ready to take the plunge!

Can't wait for these!!!11  But don't rush em VO!

PS.  Will they come in any other finish than high polish?  We will have to wait.  I think these will complement my Surly Nice Rack up front which is gun metal grey.  But that doesn't affect my decision, the design of these looks too air tight to get caught up on aesthetics!

BOBCFL: 1984 Gitane Grantour

Here's a really interesting one.  I didn't know Gitane made any touring bikes although it isn't that surprising for 1984.  For $300, this apparently well loved bike (you don't add cross levers to just anything) should go.  But it is French... meh for that awesome head badge, I don't care!

BOBCFL: Custom Tondu

Here's a unique one.  Irredescent paint, awesome seat tube cluster, builder's bike!  Plus the campy 9 speed don't hurt none :)

All and all worth every penny if you ask me!

BOBCFL: 1980's Miyata 610

Here's a beaut!  Located in Texas, this is a great price for a late 80's 610.    I guess it's a little lower cuz it's so tall?  I dig it, I'm sure the seller won't have any trouble getting rid of this.  A desert late 80's Miyata with original tires? Game OVER

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Surly Sweet New Trailer: Meet Ted

Oh man, click here to check the details.
Fits 120-145mm rears, disc brakes included
Prefabed M6 females all around for custom trays
Rated for 300lbs of towing beauty

I've hated most trailers, this has changed my mind.  Surly, you are my favorite company.  Thanks for making awesome shit time and again!  I need to site down sometime and do some calculation... I think this plus a light front rack will give full panniers+bags a run for their money

My wishlist just got a little larger

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Golden Wrench: Nexus Hub Service Guide

If you've ever wondered about what it takes to service an internal hub The Golden Wrench has an awesome walkthrough with tons of photos for each step.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Peacock Groove Shirt <--- to find out where to pre-order!

Jakob Santos

WINTER SHIT NIGGA from jakob santos on Vimeo.

Feeling this! Looks like home in these shots

Friday, January 14, 2011

someone else is in the room with me

what an awesome twist

welcome brendan

BOBCFL: 1985 Trek 660

Man I love these bikes.  The fastback seat stays cluster, beautiful dropouts, and made in the States!  Kinda always disliked the lugs, but really I'd still love to find one in my size one day.  Rumor is there are a couple 68cm 600 series Treks from the era but I've yet to see any proof of that.

 It's a shame it's been rattle canned so you can tack on a least another 75 for a new powder coat.  I hope this lovely bike gets a good home.

BOBCFL: Marzano Track Frame

Here's one of those small Italian frame builders that stay small.  The only info a google search turned up was a blurb from the forums by a guy named Ciocc99:
"and the only historical backround i could gather was that the shop was founded in naples in 1950 by pietro marzano and was taken over by his son in the 1980's and is currently run by his grandchildren."

But there are a couple of frame floating around the boards and each one of them looks very well made... barring the "small time" Italian shop paint jobs which are just pretty much always of a poor quality.

This one appears to be from the 80's judging by the lugs,  w/ chrome on the stays but not underneath (again just guessing from the crappy cl photo)

After a good haggle this frame could be quite the snag for someone!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Allcity' Def Wish FGFS Frame: A new standard

Full Disclosure: I've never owned a FGFS frame, can hardly ride backwards, and have never done a 180.  So this is all the waxing and waning of a keyboard cowboy....

This thing looks amazing, first the hard numbers:
Mid BB
45/45 Internal headset (!)
14mm Axle (!)
29"x2.0" tire clearance or 700x51mm in a real usable metric(!)
$360 for frame only

Check the detail shots on their blog
But all the details on this bike look amazing.  I'm weak in the knees for that BB, the gussets looks AWESOME, and that rear is something else.  They raise a great point with their stance on dimpling and they've managed to avoid it without looking like a 1950's Sears bike.

I bet B-Rev will be grabbing a couple, can't wait to see this in person!

Way to go All-City, it looks like you just set the bar!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A shot to remember

Philly represent!

Friday, January 7, 2011

BOBCFL: Nagasawa Road Bike

Not really a big fan of any of this, but it's got all the makings to make a collector drool.  Complete c-record w pretty paint and low miles.

Price is ludicrous, aka NYC normal.  The way it's clamped in (what no cloth?) really makes me worry about the current owner... this has bad buy written all over it.

I'm not going to bother grabbing all the photos from that flicker stream cuz a simple google search will provide you with hours of Naggy's porn

BOBCFL: Teledyne Titan

Here's an interesting one: old school Ti.

Teledyne was one of the early pioneers if I recall correctly.  I've read over their page at and this article is a great read.  This frame doesn't appear to be ridden that hard but you can't really tell from the pics.  I wouldn't ride it just cuz its more of a relic this point.

Purdy none the less.

Monday, January 3, 2011

BOBCFL: 1968 Olmo Frameset +

Hope everyone had a nice New Year's.

Here's an late 60's Olmo frame for a ridiculous pipe, but it's rare enough darn it!

Black, red, and silver is surprisingly attractive... no wonder those nazi's went and ruined it for everyone...

f'ing nazis