Sunday, January 31, 2010

In The Beginning...

So we have been squirreling away some photos on Flickr for a while. Finally figured out how to pop a little link up here with the other shop info. So if you have a little time on your hands, feel free to poke around. Some nice shop demolition and renovation pics in there.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Soap Shreddin' the Gnar!

So our buddy Soap was recently spotted in the latest issue of Fixe magazine representing Bicycle Revolutions. Thanks to SE for paying for it and Julius Reeves for shooting it.

Meet The Dogs.

So for those of you that already know and love the dogs you know what a part of Bicycle Revolutions that they are. Recently we have had a lot of internet visitors from far and wide, so I thought I'd introduce the pups. Lazlo is the goofy puppy in the left of the picture, he will be 2 years old tomorrow! Buda is the handsome man in the right of the photo, he is 7 1/2 now and still won't forgive us for bringing home that crazy puppy. They are very fun and loving, but in their very own special ways. I will now try to keep everybody updated about their adventures now that you have all been formally introduced. And if you find yourselves in philly, I know they would always enjoy new visitors.

Big Rim War rages on...

So a little while ago everyone started buggin out about this chinese company H Plus Son and their Formation Face 42mm deep aluminum clincher rim. Longtime rim manufacturer from down under Velocity takes it even further by manufacturing a 43mm deep rim with a triple wall construction to make it BOMB proof. Well, it seems H Plus Son went back to the drawing board to create the Eero, at 43.3mm deep and 22mm wide with a triple wall. I am a fan of BIG tires, so it is a bonus that this new rim will accommodate  them better. But then again the Velocity Chukker will do that superbly. I have to wonder, what is next?

Friday, January 29, 2010

Death-Pedal 2 Trailer.

Death Pedal 2 Trailer by Kareem Shehab from Killa Kareem on Vimeo.
Some nice accompanying music by the Yardbirds, complete with sweet dance moves.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Kazane Track Build

The Kazane track frames arrived at Bicycle Revolutions a little while ago, but I had yet to get one built to show everybody. So while we have some cold winter days to attend to projects I thought I'd have J put one together. Using some wheels I built with some NOS Mavic CXP 30 rims and some Miche Large Flange hubs, a nice Miche track group including the Super Type Seatpost, Tange Levin NJS headset, Nitto B-123 Bars, Nitto Jaguar Stem, Kashimax AX-4A Saddle, Izumi chain and MKS pedals clips and straps. A little dash of white rubber with the Vittoria tires and some track grips to finish it off. This is a pure bred track machine for sure. While this is not an inexpensive build, coming through at $1850, it is relatively modest by some of my personal projects. Trying to inspire but not give people sticker shock...
The Frame itself sells for $600 and is available in 5 sizes and 6 colors. We can custom build yours to suit your wants and needs, or help you swap some nice parts from your old frame. Either way it is a very handsome steed upon which you will ride very, very fast.

New Bailey Bag, Just In

Messenger bags are a great way to carry all of your loot, and often that includes your laptop and fancy smart phone. So Bailey works has introduced a new bag for just that purpose, the Digital Super Pro.

They took everyone's favorite bag - the Super Pro - and added a compartment for your computer as well as a roomy phone case on the shoulder strap.

It can accommodate a 17" laptop and an iphone or blackberry will fit easily. We have it in the boutique in medium for $220 and large for $230 so come over and get one.


Wednesdays here are Bicycle Revolutions are guys' days. Unless someone has to take a personal day, the staff consists of Bryan, myself (Ian), J, and Gabriel (and FYI - we're all Virgos, so keep that in mind come late August!). As some of you may remember from Bryan's post last week, I've taken to wearing bow ties as of late. Wouldn't you know it, but I'm wearing one again, and wouldn't you know it, but I was having a conversation with J, and we kinda sorta joked that Wednesdays should be tie day.

Well, in order to flex my muscle as a blog author and give you readers a chance to put a word in, I went ahead and made a poll! Let us know what you think!

Should Wednesdays be anti-casual (e.g. tie-wearing) Wednesdays?

Monday, January 25, 2010

Identiti FFX Freestyle Forks are in!

Designed for fixed gear freestyle riding, available in 30mm rake to run on Identiti's Persona frame due out shortly, and also in 45mm for frames that need a little more toe clearance. Black and White for $140 and Chrome for $150. Now I just gotta wait for frames.

Halo CroMo Fixed Cogs, in colors!

Just got em in today, Halo CroMo Fixed Cogs! Five sizes 15-19 and five colors, silver, red, blue, gold and purple. Not only are they good looking, but they are very nicely machined and affordable at $28.

Midwest Mayhem Vimeo Footage!

MIDWEST MAYHEM!!! from Seth Root on Vimeo.

Some pretty sweet footage from the Midwest Mayhem this weekend in Milwaukee posted by Seth Root. Congratulations to Tom LaMarche for bringing home the trophy!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Winter Shop Projects

So after installing some new displays and shuffling everything around, an exciting game I like to call Bike Shop Tetris. We have tons of new stuff out and about for your shopping pleasure. It is so exciting to see the shop continually evolving beyond my wildest expectations.

I know I can be stubborn, but I really do like change. I just need to find it on my own terms...

So by the time spring rolls around we should be dialed for another rockin' season.

And our biggest and best year yet! Did I mention that already? Just making sure.

You probably never knew we had so many tires

So we have been keeping ourselves busy by cleaning up and organizing the shop, we have been doing a lot of remerchandising. The end result is that we have tons of things out on display that usually live in boxes in the back room. So you might come in and find things you never thought we had before. SO MANY TIRES!

Some Panaracers, Maxxis, Michelin, WTB, Hutchinson, Schwalbe, Continental, Vittoria...

Fyxation Session 700's, in many awesome colors.

Halo, NYC Tour, More Continentals, More Vittoria's

Megs putting everything in it's new place.

Stylin New Front Rack from Gamoh

A lovely way to carry your groceries home, maybe some take out or even a case of beer. The Gamoh front rack does all of this while looking damn good in the process. Handmade in Japan, with Mahogany slats and a bottle opener up front for $130. Fits any just about any bike with a front brake hole and fender eyelets. And can be readily adapted even without fender eyelets.
Colin's Steamroller is now for some tailgating action at the Phillies home opener!

A Very Proper Bike Mechanic

Ian was apparently feeling very dapper today, sporting his Bow Tie! He was very proud that he learned to tie it all by himself. Bike mechanics shouldn't wear regular ties anyway, they would definitely get caught in the chain. Maybe this should be the new BRevs dress code, what do you think?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Human Powered Roller Coaster, aka The Alley Cats Scramble

This was frickin' amazing, I raced on it twice 1997 and 1998. I got to race the finals on Halloween while Fishbone played! So many huge crashes...They don't build them like this anymore.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A classic reincarnated.

This bike stumbled into our shop a little while ago for some long overdue lovin. It was once the beloved bike of Mr. John Eustice US Pro Champ 1982. He passed it along to one of the junior racers he was coaching in the late 80's. Paul, the current owner and former pupil of Eustice, had raced the crap out of it and had long since retired it. Paul decided to fixer up as a single speed to ride about town. I happened to run into John at interbike and told him that the bike was in my shop and was being repurposed. Needless to say he was jealous and wanted it back, I guess that's between them now. I love little pieces of bike history like this, thought i'd share it with you tonight.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Masi Speciale Fixed 2010 models in stock!

So we already told you that the 2009 models were on sale, and this is why. We received the 2010 Masi Spaciale Fixed models at the end of last week!

The Speciale Fixed Drop in black for $720, all sizes in stock as we speak.

And the Masi Speciale Riser in orange also $720, all sizes as well. So please come on down and check em out.

2010: A Shop Odyssey

The new year is well underway  - almost 3 weeks! - and yet I am just now getting this posted. Pardon my vacationing and general laziness.

While 2009 was quite a year for us here at Bicycle Revolutions, we are happy to bid it adieu. We experienced continued growth in every way. We added  a bunch of great new staff – Megan, J, and Gabriel. Our long time, much beloved, shop monkey Ian is now a full time student. While we are super proud and excited for him, we miss having him at the shop every day. We expanded what we carry for just about everything imaginable. More bikes, more components, more accessories, and more clothing. Oh, and we opened the boutique. All in all this past year has been very full. But man 2010 – it’s gonna be the bee’s knees!

There is so much exciting stuff coming up. We will fill you in on all of the little details as things roll out, but here are some highlights. Bikes and Frames – we’ve got lots of them coming! The Linus bikes are new for Spring, great new All City frames, crazy cool stuff from Affinity, and more. There is an amazing new frame project that we are going to be telling you all about in the next month or two, but Bryan is keeping it hush hush for now. He might explode so look for him to be leaking bits of that soon. As for the accessories, lots of new stuff there too. We just became a swrve dealer and have some of their really nice Milwaukee jackets and hiding hoodies in stock. Look for more swrve items coming up in the next months and also a blog post on the stuff we have. Next week we are getting our shipment of loot from Pedaler Clothing. We have been anxiously awaiting this stuff for months and can’t wait to have it in our hands. I will definitely be featuring those items on the blog in the near future. Also, we will will be resurrecting our 4th Friday openings. We have a party planned for February - so hooray for that!

So stay tuned for more details on all of this stuff and plenty more. Here’s to a fantastic 2010!
-photos by wojo

Sunday, January 17, 2010

(slightly) Used Bike For Sale!

This was a sample bike from one of my friends/sales reps. The frame is 183rd Street 55cm Cromoly Track, nice lugged fork and rear track end with built in tensioners. Vuelta Pista wheelset, Sugino Messenger Cranks. Complete As-Is for $450.

Time for sprints! Get your lazy asses out here.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

"I Had A Dream" About Bikes! Part Three

And just a couple of super deals to finish it off!

The Origin 8 Cutler Originally $275, NOW $250 only sizes 52cm and 59cm left

The SE Draft Lite Originally $360, NOW $275 only sizes 47cm, 49cm, 52cm, 54cm, 58cm left

The SE Premium Brew Originally $1060, NOW $540! Only sizes 52cm and 54cm left

"I Had A Dream" About Bikes! Part Two

A couple of sweet deals on some Masi Fixed Gears!

The Masi Speciale Fixed Originally $795, NOW $630 only sizes 53cm, 58cm, 60cm left

The Masi Speciale Fixed Limited Originally $930, NOW $730 only sizes 51cm, 53cm, 58cm, 60cm left

"I Had A Dream" About Bikes! Part One

In Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday, Bicycle Revolutions will be offering special deals on selected models of 2009 bicycles. There are just a handful of sizes left in these so take advantage of this special opportunity. Sale pricing will be in effect Saturday January 16th through Saturday January 23rd.

The Masi Soulville 3spd, Originally $765, NOW $560 only sizes 16" and 20" left.

The Masi Soulville 7spd, Originally$875, NOW $640 only sizes 18" and 18" Mixte left.

The Masi Alare Road Bike Originally $930, NOW $640 only sizes 47cm, 51cm, 53cm, 58cm

The Masi Vincere Road Bike Originally $1195, NOW $820 onle size 56cm left.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

My Affinity LoPro

I met Jason from Affinity Cycles At InterBike in September. I was blown away by the bikes they were producing. It didn't hurt that they all seemed to be good people.

I am happy to report that we are very excited to now be an Affinity dealer.

Initially we have been building some sweet LoPro framesets, for some of our favorite BRevs Characters. Soap, Gerald and Shan.

So I just couldn't resist building one for myself, as some of you might already know, this bike shop thing is just a resource for my bike geekdom...

I really REALLY like spokes, the more the merrier! So this wheelset makes me very happy. FORTY EIGHT HOLE Velocity B43s laced 4 leading-4 trailing (double butted phil spokes) to Profile hubs.

This is just the beginning of a long and exciting relationship between BRevs and Affinity. We are working on some fun stuff to share with y'all very soon.