Category Archives: Accessories

Orbea Christmas Clearout

Just in time for Christmas, we’re putting all of our existing stock of Orbea bikes on sale. We primarily have road bikes (from $765 to $5000!) with and without disc brakes and with mechanical or electronic groupsets, some urban commuters, a cyclocross bike, and a few mountain bikes to send to a good home.

We have a number of Orbea’s award winning Avant road bikes as well, with a more relaxed geometry, room for wider tyres, and disc brake options.

We also have a good selection of really nice Orbea kit (bibs & jerseys) going cheap.

Great bikes and great savings to be had. Come by and check it out!

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Retro Files – Custom rim jobs for everyone!

So we’ve been going through the attic lately and it’s been like Christmas morning, finding all kinds of special toys that have been hiding up there for years. Lately, it’s been all about rims. Custom built wheels used to be the norm, but as with most things today, the product straight out of the factory is usually cheaper and of a pretty goody standard, so custom items are usually relegated to those who specifically want something different, or who are after a slightly better level of quality.

These rims are from the era when good wheels were hand built, at your local shop, by someone who knows their trade. Many are from between the early 80’s and mid 90’s. Almost all are brand new and many are still in their original wrappers. Campagnolo, Ambrosio, Mavic. Tubulars and clinchers. 28, 32, and 36 hole. Silver, black, red, blue, even purple. We have newer ones too, of course (really nice Velocity rims that make good strong wheels for heavier riders). If you are after something custom, give us a call or come in to see our collection.

Retro Files – Seat post city

UPDATE: These are now all sold!

More rare gems from the crypts under the shop. This time we have a collection of seat posts.

First up, a brand new, in box, Dura Ace seat pillar, SP-7400. Circumference is 25.0mm. This series of Dura Ace ran from 1985 to 1993. “Dur-Ace was developed to give the professional racing cyclist a fraction-of-a-second advantage that can spell the difference between victory and defeat. Advanced functions like 8 speed SIS, Super SLR brakes and Shimano Total Integration provide the most refined feeling of control available in a group today. Ultra high-precision mechanisms, quality materials and rugged construction assure that Dura-Ace takes all the punishment that pro-level road racing can dish out. (1991 Dealer Manual). Give us $95 and it’s yours.
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We also have a new Shimano 600 seat pillar (26.8mm) from the same era with the same look in the same condition for $75. No original box.

Shimano 600 seat post

Next up, two seat posts from Campagnolo. Super Record post from around the early 80’s. Original box and paperwork, never fitted, high polish, and 26.8mm. Beautiful. Similar Chorus posts go for around the $250 mark, get your hands on this for $225. We also have a second-hand 27.2mm post in very good condition.
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The other is a Record seat post from the mid-to-late 80’s. Same deal – original box, never fitted, absolutely beautiful high-polished finish, and 25.0mm. $185.
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Last but not least, a very rare Columbus Air seat post. Hens teeth. Made specifically for Columbus Air tubing, these go for up to $400, but as long as it goes to a nice home, you can have it for a mere $290!
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We can ship them, and can provide more pictures if needed. Get ’em while they’re hot. Once they go you’ll have a hard time finding others!

Retro Files – SunTour Superbe Pro

UPDATE: So far, the seatpost has been sold. Check with us to confirm what’s left before getting too excited.

SunTour. Here’s the basics. Japanese bicycle component manufacturer started in 1912. Introduced the slant-parallelogram derailleur in 1964 which bettered the shifting quality of Campagnolo, Shimano, Simplex and the like until their patent ran out in 1984 and everyone copied them. The Superbe Pro groupset was rolled out in 81′ and was the best on offer, but when Shimano brought out the SIS system in 1985, SunTour underestimated the impact and, long story short, they lost market share and never recovered.  In the end they just couldn’t compete, and shut the doors (bought by SR) in ’95.

We have brand new, in the box (a couple of items no longer have the box, but still brand new) SunTour Superbe Pro derailleurs, shift levers, bottom bracket (English), rear hub, seat post, brake callipers, and a chain. We even have a few mountain bike parts. If you want to pimp out your classic bike with the best from that era, come have a look or give us a call.

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New Arrival – SealSkinz

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These things are brilliant! Water proof, wind proof, warm, grippy, and close fitting. I’ve had a pair of both the gloves and the socks now for a few weeks of winter riding, and can say that they do exactly what they are supposed to. The socks, most notably, keep the water out and the warmth in, while doing an admirable job of purging your foot juices, while the gloves never seem to feel at all wet on the handlebars even when the outer layer is completely waterlogged.