Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Bikes on sale

It's officially Fall, and that means the best riding weather all year. We'd like to clear out some inventory, and that means some good prices on really nice bikes. Please inquire for more details on any of these machines, or just stop in and see the bikes yourself.

2008 Redline 9-2-5, reg $600, now $450. We currently have 52 and 54 cm sizes,just the 54 cm size which is equivalent to a 58 cm bike that has a more traditional geometry.

2008 Origin8 Cykel3, lugged steel 3-speed commuter, 56 cm. Reg $600, now $450.

2008 Redline R530 size M, includes fenders, rack, chainguard, etc, reg $600, now $500.

2008 Redline R530 size L, includes fenders, chainguard, etc, reg $600, now $450.

Surly Cross-Check, black, 56 cm, with a fine mix of parts spec'ed at HC, $1000.

Surly Long Haul Trucker, blue 56 cm with a fine mix of parts spec'ed at HC, including Albatross bars. $1000

Surly Pacer, silver, 58cm, with a great part spec, really nice wheels, $1250 (no saddle or pedals).

Rivendell Atlantis 56 cm with a fine mix of parts, $2550 (no saddle or pedals).

ANT Boston Roadster, 50 cm but fits a wide range of riders, dynamo hub, Nexus 8sp, rack, basket, originally about $2300, now $1800.

Used stuff:

Schwinn Continental 23"(58cm) in really nice shape $125

Mystery bike (probably a Japanese brand) , 58 cm lugged steel frame, nice parts, really nice, nearly new wheels, new tires $475.

1988? Bianchi Premio, red, 58 cm, new 650B wheels and tires, new Albatross bars, new Tektro 556 brakes, new Berthoud fenders, nice mix of new and used parts. Rides like a dream. $350

Surly Long Haul Trucker frameset, 58 cm original pea-sage green color, $350

Novara frame converted to a super-commuter, unique custom Frankenbike, probably appropriately sized for someone 5'7"-5'11", give or take. Sturmey-Archer XFDD Dynamo hub, 7sp SRAM internal hub with triple crankset, drum brakes front and rear. Front and rear racks, lights, fenders, chainguard, sprung Brooks B66 Champion saddle, Albatross bar, etc. $900

Giant Iguana ATB, 19.5" c-t, great condition, front rack, good winter bike or all-purpose bike. $225

1978? Raleigh Competition GS, 54 cm c-t, lots of Campagnolo parts $450

Nishiki time-trial/triathlon frame and fork, 47 cm c-t. Includes Suntour Cyclone crank and BB, rear brake, and wheels/tires. This unique frameset is set up for a 24" front wheel and a 700c rear wheel (both wheels are included). $200

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Updated light special

We've had a great response to our dynamo wheel plus headlight combination, and have sold out of the IQ Fly headlights (hopefully get more in about 3 weeks). We still have plenty of Dlumotec LED lights in stock, and now the economical 2.4W halogen lights from Planet Bike.

Here's what you get:
Pick either:
A Shimano dynamo hub (3D71) laced to a black 32h Salsa Delgado 700c rim
A Shimano dynamo hub (3N30) laced to a silver 36h Velocity Aeroheat 26" rim

A Planet Bike halogen light for $150
A Dlumotec Oval LED headlight for $195

I also have 650B dynamo wheels with the silver Velocity Synergy rim (32h) and the 3D71 hub. Add $30 to either of the combos listed above for this 650B option.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Saturday ride

Just wanted to get the 'nature ride' post from last week off the headline position, so people don't get confused.

I don't know what the hell we're going to do this Saturday (Sept 20). Hard to believe, I know. Of course, it's not too late. I may meticulously construct a highly orchestrated ride itinerary in the eleventh hour. You never know.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Saturday ride

By popular demand, this Saturday morning (8-11 AM) we will have our Nature Ride.

I used to call it an "offroad ride", but that scared some people off because, I suppose, they envisioned riding over some sort of difficult terrain that requires athleticism and special skills. This ride is not like that. It's in the woods and mostly unpaved, true, but it's on a trail that is, for the most part, smooth and flat. There is a short bumpy spot where it may be good to walk the bike, and one large hill that you can walk with no loss of pride, but otherwise, it's easy and fun.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Get Lit! Dynamo Light Special

It's getting to be that time of year when we start thinking more about lights. We like dynamo-powered lights in the Fall and Winter because batteries need recharging and don't always handle low temperatures well. We are now offering a combination that includes a Shimano dynamo hub (DH-N71) laced to a Salsa Delgado Cross 700c rim paired with a Busch & Muller DLumotec Oval-N LED headlight for $195. For $25 more, upgrade the light to the Lumotec IQ Fly N-Plus (brighter and includes standlight).

Friday, September 5, 2008

Minnehaha Bags Are Here

I previously posted that Banjo Brothers had developed a new line of canvas bags. Well, they arrived today and are beautiful. Bill C and I have been testing them for a few weeks and they are as functional as they are attractive.

Utility Pannier -- $65 each

Shoulder Bag (aka the Murse) -- $70.
Small Saddle Bag -- $45
Medium Saddle Bag -- $70
We have already sold a few so if you want one, get in here quick.


Saturday, 9/6 Ride -- Family Ride

Its slow, its casual and there's always a great food/coffee stop. Bring the gang and join us.

I have asked this family to join us but their people have not yet responded. Hopefully, the "first dude" can make it.

We leave at 8 AM from HC World HQ.