Monday, November 23, 2009

The Revival

A couple of us here are in the process of organizing a Boulder premier of the Revival, we should have some more details by the end of the week. If you would like to help out leave a comment and we'll get back to you.

The Revival from morehartfilms on Vimeo.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Tandem Track Racing

I can only imagine how easy it would be to fuck up a banked turn.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Hella Pimp Colnago Pursuit

made of super-sick gilco/columbus crimped tubing.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ciocc Restoration Project

Can't wait for the rest of the series. Be sure to follow this guys youtube channel for updates.

Got a package in the mail today

Columbus PS
Any local framebuilders interested in a project?

Colnago C42 Pista Prototype

Built for Tony Rominger in 1994 to break his previous hour record. That is a 61t chainring in front. Colnago was years ahead of Zipp with those dimpled carbon disc wheels. This bike was made around the time that the UCI began restricting bike design so it didn't get to see much use. via cyclingnews

Monday, November 16, 2009

A horse with no name

Have you seen this frame?

EAI sells it as the Bareknuckle

Now its a TOYO Godzilla

Business Cycles sells it as the Nessuno

And it looks a lot like the GOrilla Zengang
I guess theres some differences. The Bareknuckle/Nessuno is made of Dedacciai COM 12.5 tubing, the TOYO Godzilla of Kasei 022, and the Zengang of Columbus ZONA. The other noticeable difference is that weird headtube reinforcements & dropouts on the Godzilla and the seatpost clamp on the Zengang. I still wouldn't be surprised if they all came out of the same frame shop somewhere in Italy. Does anyone know where these frames are actually made?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thursday Night Ride 11/12/09 - Map

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8pm - Folsom Field

Somec Pursuit

I love those cutouts and the tetris style decals. ebay


The Mario Confente track bike I posted about yesterday ended for just under $8,000. If he had made the auction end at a better time (not midnight on a weeknight) I'm sure it would have broken 8k.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

White 26" (MTB) 1 3/8" tires on ebay

Got these in the mail, they DO NOT FIT normal 26" mtb rims. 26x1 3/8 means something totally different. The diameter is 590 which is way to big for a mtb rim. I looked around on ebay, and i couldnt find a real white 26" mtb tire. So if you find one let me know ill buy it up in a heartbeat.

So as you SHOULD know Vittoria randoneur tires are the shit, and they make them in white. Only bummer is if you are running a 26" front there is no way to have a matching tires. Not anymore, i found these white 26" tires on ebay. I ordered myself a set, which should arrive any day now. Im not quite sure how legit there gonna be, but when i get them ill put up some more detailed pics. 9.99 for the set is a great deal so why not ?

I also found these guys, they loook exactly the same, but the guy wants 65$ bones for em, not quite sure why, i asked him for more pics of the tread and be basically told me that is "commuter tread". my guess is its just the same chen shing's and hes just trying to rip people off.

NOS Silva Toe Straps on Ebay

Ive talked about silva straps before: at cafe velo and on a NOS 3Rensho at Vecchios. today i found someone selling them on ebay.

Silva straps are high quality laminated NOS toestraps, with a padded toe clip. Looks like hes got a few different color combos for sale, with matching toe strap end buttons.

Mario Confente Track Bike on eBay right now

Mario Confente is considered by most to be the greatest framebuilder of all time. He only built 135 frames under his own name (built many more for Faliero Masi), only 11 of which were track. One has popped up on eBay and the current bid is around $3,000. I watched a Confente road end for about $8,000 a few months ago. If you ride a 63cm frame, drain your savings account and buy this bike! 12 more hours... eBay

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Weird Frame Designs

Corratec track bike from the 90's. A couple Swiss guys won world championships on these in 94. I'm guessing that triple triangle is hella heavy and hella stiff.

Wild 3rensho. No seat tube/triple triangle. I'm guessing its pretty lightweight without the seat tube. Not to mention pretty aero.

Another wild 3rensho, this one with a weird ass bent seat tube. Looks like it takes a 24" front.

Yamaguchi Assymetric Track. I have no idea what is going on with this frame at all. No seat tube, low triple triangle and a weird bent tube that goes from the top tube to the non drive side chainstay. Love those russian wooden disc wheels.
Images via speedbikes/tokyofixed/wmd

Now heres a Bianchi Pista I would ride


Monday, November 9, 2009

Colnago Superissimo Pista

I have the road version of this frame, its sick.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Colnago Historical Colors Archive

Colnago has always been known for their killer paint jobs. Although Bike Snob would have you think that Colnago is "the maestro of mutilation", and ill agree some of the color combos are kinda odd, but for the most part they are pretty sweet.

The other day i was lusting over the Colnago Master X-Light road frames. I noticed they only had a few colors on their site, so i did some trolling and found the "Colnago Historical Colors Archive". Its a goldmine for colnago paint jobs. Here is the link to the Master X-Light paint jobs. and my favorite:

heres a few more:

Although these color schemes arent on the official colnago website, im pretty sure it could be ordered if you happened to have a boatload of cash to buy the frame in the first place. Ohh btw, they make the Master X-Light in a track version.

Cicli Berlinetta

Is a German bike shop with lots of NOS goodies

They have an impressive selection of vintage road and track frames from a grip of European builders, as well as their own shop brand.

cicli b