Tuesday, April 28, 2015

For Sale: Joachim racing tricycle

     This racing tricycle came back from the midwest swaps over the weekend. Nice lightweight competition machine. Head tube has what looks like a "J" "H" "A" cycles decal and Joachim down tube decal. Unfamiliar with the marque. Built with Reynolds 531 tubing throughout and mostly Shimano 600 components.  Here are the measurements.
  • 47CM CTC seat tube
  • 55CM CTC top tube
  • 29" stand over height
  • Rino 27.2 seat post 
  • Ambrosio 19 Durex rims, 700C size (clincher)
     Comes with an extra set of wheels as well. Ready to ride, could of course use a tune up though. The trike has a couple unique features, like the rear caliper brake / disc brake combo, and the unusual pedal adapters, most likely for some sort of physical limitation of the previous owner. It is left wheel drive, so not set up for USA events. The smaller size seat tube is not unusual on these machines as the rider needs to lean way over in turns. Top tube length is more important. No shipping on this item, local pick up only. We can also deliver to Trexlertown swap meet this coming weekend if you like.
                                               Contact me at: bikeville@gmail.com for pricing or with any questions.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Awesome customer's bike update! Cecil Behringer build

     A little while back I had done a post about a Behringer pista frameset we had sold through the shop. Well, now it is a completed bike rolling around our fair city. The owner Josh and I went back and forth with ideas of how to set it up and we are both pleased with the outcome!
      Initially, he said he wanted it set up with a three speed rear hub and upright bars, the ultimate light weight city bike. He also expressed the desire to build it with mostly older high end lightweight components. At first we used modern alloy rims, but encountered a problem with the rear brake reach. Then we needed to find an appropriate front hub. As luck would have it I found a stray complete front wheel consisting of and Air Lite hub laced to a Dunlop Special lightweight 27" steel rim. I then found a matching Dunlop rim for the rear, which solved the brake reach problem and boom! we were getting somewhere. I found the brass face plate Sturmey Archer shifter which is era matched to the rear hub date code. Then I found the GB center pull brakes to give us the required reach with Scott Mathauser pads to ensure powerful stopping power with the lightweight steel rims. Josh sourced the Williams crank set and bottom bracket and the super cool Gipiemme aero type pedals with Oppy style toeclips. I had never seen these pedals until now, and I gotta say if i come across a set at a swap, I am gonna buy them for myself! Josh also provided the handle bars and super cool GB spear point stem. Our head mechanic  Davis did all the build work to his usual high standards, and the result is quite pleasing, I think. We enjoy projects like this, exchanging ideas and coming up with awesome results. It is a bit of an unorthodox build and we are glad to have been a part of it! Enjoy.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Vintage Tour De France board game

We picked this item up over the weekend. Vintage Tour De France board game from the 1950's-60's. Looks like we might have to start a game night here after work!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

For Sale: 61CM Guerciotti SLX road frame and fork

     Really nice frame and fork for the taller cyclist offered for sale today. It is a 61CM Guerciotti built with Columbus SLX tubing. Here is a link about the marque via Classic Rendezvous Guerciotti They were started by two men, Italo and Paulo in Milan in 1954. Paolo was a well known cyclo cross racer and represented Italy in the 1979 "worlds". Italo was a roadie and raced in the 1959-60 World Championships.
     I estimate the frame to from the mid 1980's and the measurements are as follows:
  • 61 CM seat tube CTC
  • 60CM top tube CTC
  • 34" stand over height (without head set installed)
  • Italian threaded BB shell
  • Italian threaded steerer (headset)
  • Requires 27.2 mm seat post.
  • 126mm rear spacing
  • 100mm front spacing.
  • built with Columbus SLX tubing.
  • original paint and decals in great shape, some scratches here and there, but overall great shape.
  • Chrome also in great shape.
  • Takes recessed brake caliper mounting (allen, not nutted)
  • Braze-ons for front derailleur, two water bottles, and down tube shifters.
  • Campagnolo drop outs and fork ends
  • Takes 700C wheel size
     This bike would be great built up with a Campy Super Record group. Please contact me at: bikeville@gmail.com with any questions / to purchase. Shipping and handling to be calculated depending upon location or we can deliver to upcoming east coast swap meets. Copake, Memory lane, Trexlertown, etc.
                                                              Cost is $400.00