Friday, October 29, 2010

Tony Smash!

The Sweathogs came through BIG TIME! This is what happens when you get a bunch of dudes together, some beer, and scrap wood. Philly Bike Expo Saturday and Sunday, BE THERE!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Philly Bike Expo, Saturday October 30th Trick Jam!

As seen on PINP, we are organizing a Fixed Gear Trick Jam (not contest) on Saturday October 30th at 1pm, and hopefully a second session at 3pm. As our small contribution to the Philly Bike Expo.
Lots of stuff happening all weekend, including the swapmeet on Sunday. We are cleaning out some oldies but goodies, be sure to get there early!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

New Goodies From Brooks

Still sifting through photos from the Inter-Bike trade show. Here are some lovely new offerings from Brooks that we will be receiving in a few weeks hopefully.

Candy colored Colt saddles, they are also doing an assortment of B-17's in colors this year.

Here are the "Organic Leather" saddles, new vegetable oil treatment for the saddles. They definitely have a unique look, wonder if they will feel any different?

Here is a close shot of the Navy B-17, very classy!

So excited to be getting in the newest goodies, keep posted for a mid november arrival. If you can imagine how big my Brooks order is this year, so many new and improved products, I had to get at least one of each...

Saturday, October 16, 2010

This is what payday looks like...

Affinity 212: My "Casual" Road Bike

I have been itching for a new roadbike ever since I saw the Affinity 212 at Interbike last year. My goal was to put something together that was clean and classic yet simple, a go anywhere roadie. I have had some goodies stockpiled away, so while it may seem a bit chaotic, it is all very intentional. Here it is...

Drop Bars, Classic Regal saddle (Ti Rails), MKS pedals/clips/straps (atacs for longer rides)

The drivetrain is where it gets weird (awesome). Suntour XC Expert rear derailleur, 8 speed 11-30 cassette with a Campagnolo Centaur UT compact crankset. A nice versatile widerange double.

And yes, downtube friction shifters! Dia Compe/Rivendell with nice wratcheting action. Got the Velo-Orange Grand Cru sealed bearing chrome headset, very smooth.

Cockpit is Nitto Noodle bar, Cinelli stem and SRAM levers.

The sparkle in the paint is amazing in the sunlight. Nice work on this one Jason.

Looking forward to 70f weather tomorrow and a nice spin, who knows where I will end up, really doesnt matter. See you there.

Ian Au Naturale! (Ian and his Nature Boy you pervs!)

Our beloved Ian has been getting in touch with nature, the All-City Nature Boy to be more precise. Making a few changes to the cockpit and a recent upgrade to the crankset, and he is loving it.

Here he is rockin' out in the mud at the Hillbilly Hustle a couple of weeks ago. Check out more pics at Cycling Captured.

Special Limited Time Offer On A BRevs/Affinity Metropolitan!

We are working on a very special project, it is time to take the shop to the next level! But we are going to need some CA$H to make it happen. So, from now (Saturday October 16th) until November 1st Save 10% on a COMPLETE bike build with the BRevs/Affinity Metropolitan frameset and I will build it for FREE (no labor charge). This is a very special offer to help us meet our goal and you get a SWEET limited edition custom bike.

So just to ReCap:
Buy a BRevs/Affinity Metrolpolitan Frameset
Buy all of the parts from us
Get 10% off of the entire purchase
And I build it for you, for FREE! (Saving $120 just in labor)
*Must be paid in full upfront, I did mention we need the CA$H asap...
-Frame is $500 available in 4 sizes 47, 52, 55, 57

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

All-City Prototype Track Cranks

Finally getting into my photos from Interbike. Jeffey let me check out these proto-cranks. Looking pretty beefcake! Good to see the kids at All-City moving on some new products, stepping up their game a bit.

Outboard bottom bracket bearings, and meaty oversized spindle.

Some nice machining on the back of those arms to keep them light.

And steel, replaceable pedal inserts.
Can't wait to see some production, get to work Jeff!

New Wheels For My Big Block!

Posted my initial build for this back in August, finally got around to building the proper wheels for it this week. Jeffey from All-City got me some New Sheriff hubs, and I laced em up to the Velo-Orange PBP rims.

I had some fun with the front wheel, lacing it three leading/ three trailing (36h)

And a nice traditional three cross for the rear. Bike is all "finished" now, some fresh New-Xpress tires (700c x 28mm) in the new Green/Skin color.

Ready for the House Party Cat 3D, maybe...

Philly Bike Expo October 30th-31st

It is coming up quickly! And as an added bonus, The Sweathogs are putting together a Fixed Gear Freestyle Demo for Saturday afternoon. The shop will we hauling some goods out to the swap on Sunday. It is going to be a graet weekend of activities, check out more info HERE.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Philly MIx Tape 6

Philly Mix Tape 6 from Drew Leshko on Vimeo.

Nice Work Drew, and great riding by the Sweathogs and friends!