Monday, December 28, 2009

Colonel's Hoodies Now In Stock

Hoodies are in stock now for $35. I know that my photos stink but the sweatshirts actually look really good. We have sizes small through XL. If you are out of state just give us a call and we'll ship one to you. Thanks, Colonel's (817) 924-1333 or email

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays From Colonel's Bicycles

J-Wall's Custom Scott "Addict"

Custom bikes make most bicycling enthusiasts stop and stare, then they wonder about who created the machine and to what specifications. When one of these custom machines is decorated with paint and designs by a fastidious artist it seems to evoke a sense of excitement and a desire to get one for ourselves.

This bike is a 2007 Scott "Addict R2." It was originally black with red pinstripes and had Scott's logos all over it.
The bike was involved in a "crash" and was not eligible for warranty. Justin Wallace decided to contact Brad at Kirklee bikes to find out if they could repair his carbon fiber frame, which Brad agreed to do. Then Justin had a great idea about custom paint and designs, so, he contacted Justin Vickers of Austin, TX. Vickers is a tattoo artist that works out of a shop called Shaman Modifications and is renound for his attention to detail and his inventive style.

The frame was repaired, painted, decorated and painted with a deep clear coat to seal Vickers' work from the elements. The final product is a "custom" production bike. Justin Vickers is now considering offering his services to the rest of us bike nerds. He's not cheep, but he's damn good!!
Enjoy your "new" bike, J-Wall.

Friday, December 18, 2009

New 2010 Salsa Titanium Mariachi 29er

Salsa Cycles sales manager David Gabrys recently stopped by to show off some of their new titanium offerings. David knew in advance that we at Colonel's have a soft spot for titanium bikes and that we couldn't refuse placing an order for some as soon as they are available. There should be three models available to the public as soon as March 2010. The three models will be: Mariachi (29er), Ala Carte (26"hardtail) and La Cruz (cyclocross) . All three are made in America by Lynskey and will retail for around $1700-$1800 (frame). Give us a call if you would like to get on the order list. Otherwise, you may be waiting until later in the year. Colonel's is proud to offer the Salsa Ti bikes and for that matter the complete Salsa lineup. (817) 924-1333

Orbea Single speed 29er

Chris Comisky decided to sell his bike. He had a dream one night that heaven on Earth could be realized on bicycle... that bike is his new Orbea 29er. Some how, all of the greatest pleasures of bike riding can be achieved on one machine. Things like speed, superior handling, smooth pedaling and braking can all be yours for the low low price of 2k.
This build includes an '09 "Lanza" alloy frame, SLX brakes, Stylo cranks, DMR tensioner, Bontrager "race lite" wheels and GEAX tires. For a very moderate build it is suprisingly light at 23lbs. You can see Chris racing his new bike in the Dorba "Frozen Endurance Series."

Enjoy your bike, Chris.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

February 7, 2010-Great Southwest Bike Swap Meet-Reserve Your Spot

It's time once again to reserve your booth space for The 2010 Great Southwest Bike Swap, brought to you by The Colonel's Army and Lone Star Racing Club. The swap meet location will remain at The Tarrant County Resource Connection Gymnasium, located at 1100 Circle Dr., Building 2300, Fort Worth, Tx., 76119. We've bumped the date/time this year to Sunday, February 7, 2010 from 9:00am to 3:00pm . The layout of the meet will remain the same as previous years, with three booth sizes to suit most needs. The 10'x10' spaces are $30.00, the 10'x20' spaces are $50.00, and the jumbo 20'x20', for clubs, shops or people with a problem, are $100.00. We will be holding a raffle and giving away prizes throughout the day. I will be posting all updates on this blog, as well as contacting everyone by email, phone, newsletter, etc.. The G.S.B.S. website will be updated in the next few days with all current info available at your fingertips. Those wishing to score their spot early may do so by sending a check or money order for the full amount to Colonel's Bicycles, 3053 S. University Dr., Ft. Worth, Tx., 76109, or making cash payment in person at Colonel's. Prepayment in full reserves your spot. Payment/questions contact or call 817-924-2453. Stay tuned and prepare to swap.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Giant Tricycle

Looking for a great gift for the little one? We have both boys and girls trikes in stock. These Giant brand trikes are made to last. Featuring cartridge wheel bearings and a laminate deck on the rear they can be handed down through the generations. Manufactured in two sizes and retail for $120.00. Colonel's (817) 924-1333

Monday, December 14, 2009

2009 Giant and Orbea Bikes On Sale

2010 bikes are on the way so we are blowing out the 2009 models. Following is a list of the 2009 sale bikes and prices:

2009 Bikes On Sale!


Orca 54 Cm Framset Red - was $3149 Now $2200

Onix 48 Cm White Sram Rival - was $2699 Now $2299

Onix 54 Cm White Ultegra SL - was $2799 Now $2399

Onix 57 Cm White Ultegra SL - was $2799 Now $2399

Onix 60 Cm Blue Shimano 105 - was $2150 Now $1825

Onix 54 Cm Blue Shimano 105 - was $2150 Now $1825

Onix 48 Cm Blue Shimano 105 - was $2150 Now $1825

Aqua Fleche 54 Cm Shimano Sora - was $929 Now $800

2008 Ora Ultegra 48 Cm Sale Price $2200


Anthem X2 Large - was $2900 Now $2400
Defy 1 Small - was $1400 Now $1150
Defy Alliance 1 Large - was $1725 Now $1450
Defy 3 Large - was $810 Now $700
Defy 3 Medium - was $810 Now $700
TCR Alliance - was $1725 Now $1450
Avail 1 Green Small - was $1400 Now $1150
Avail 1 Red Small - was $1450 Now $1150
Avail 1 Red XS - was $1450 Now $1150
Boulder SE Small - was $410 Now $350
Boulder SE Medium - was $410 Now $350
FCR 2 Medium - was $929 Now $799
Cypress W Medium - was $410 Now $350
Boulder SE W Small - was $410 Now $350
Rincon Small - was $540 Now $450
Yukon Large - was $650 Now $550

Please call us here at Colonel's Bicycles if you have any questions (817) 924-1333 or email

Red River Riot MTB Endurance Event

The first annual Red River Riot will be held on January 23, 2010. This is a mountain bike event that will cover more than 100 miles of dirt roads and singletrack. More details at

Friday, December 11, 2009

Great Southwest Bike Swap 2010

Pack rats, hoarders, semi-professional amateur athletes, The 2010 Great Southwest Bike Swap Meet is on the horizon. Box up all your Bicycle Related treasures and prepare to swap and/or sale them to your friends and neighbors. This years date is Sunday, February, 7 2010 from 9:00am to 3:00pm. The format will pretty much follow last years with a few exceptions. We will be raffling prizes every half hour, and I hope to have a food/snack vendor present. Our own Randy Sullivan will be master of ceremonies for the day, conducting interviews, giving away raffle prizes, spinning records, and pointing out notable luminaries in the crowd. Details on spaces, costs, etc., will be on this blog Monday 12/14/2009. All inquiries can be made to or call 817-924-2453. Your check, money order, or cash will reserve your space. Stay tuned and prepare to swap.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

New Edition Colonel's Bicycles T-Shirts In Stock Now

Get em while their hot! New limited edition "Colonel's Army" t-shirts. We just took delivery and they will go fast. Just $15 here in store or buy them online. Just click HERE .

Pre production Factory Works Moots available for viewing !

Where is the only shop on the planet you can see a prototype 2010 Moots RSL? Colonel's bikes exclusive limited time only viewing of this sub 15 pound works bike will be between Thursday 12/10 & Monday 12/14. The bikes are not even available until February of 2010 and we got our hands on a pre-production model! Please call for available viewing days and times and pricing. You can also speak to local cycling icon Andrew Bradfield who bought one and will have the first production model available in February. Andrew gets to ride this one this weekend! It doesn't suck to be factory!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Dallas Cowboys Tribute Bike

Colonel's friend and customer, Scott Murphey, let us help him build this Dallas Cowboys tribute fixed gear bike. Scott lives close to the stadium and plans to ride this machine to the game. The bike will save on parking and with a $30 party pass, Scott can get out relatively cheap on game day. More pics can be found on the fixed gear gallery.

Monday, December 7, 2009

'Cross Houston Weekend

Houston was the place for cyclocross action last weekend. Two races, one weekend and a little bit of mud!! Saturdays race was held at Buffalo Bayou park on the western edge of downtown and was a surprisingly difficult course that included a nice muddy run up, levy climb and a mud "bog" with barriers at the end of it. The race tempo was set by Brian, as usual, and it didn't take long for the pack to blow up. Brian walked away with it and showed a kind gesture of mature racing savvy to yours truly!
Sundays race was on the southeast side of town (next to a cemetery) and offered a little more elevation which gave the skinny guys a leg up! Brian killed it again, but he was followed by Matt Davis who had a double 2 for the weekend. Big props to Matt for the consistency! Justin Wallace also jumped in for a 4/3... way to go J-Wal! 817 had some good reps in the 713.
Houston, we'll see ya soon for the Woodlands weekend!!!



WHEN: Wednesday December 16, 2009 6:15 pm
WHERE: Colonel's Bikes, Fort Worth
WHAT: Educational clinic presented by Brent Poulsen about off season training. Question and answer period post seminar.
PRICE: FREE!!!!!! Special sales at Colonel's for everyone who attends! Remember, races are won in the off-season so come on by for a heck of a good time!! Please feel free to ask any questions, hope to see you all soon! Brent

The Ultimate Travel Bike

This friendly looking fella is Kyle Carr. Why is he grinning? Because he is going to save some money every time he travels with his bike. His new Moots Vamoots is equipped with S&S couplers which allow you to disassemble the frame and put in a travel flight case. In times gone by the bike would fly free as luggage. These days there may be a fee depending on the airline.
Great bike. Have fun traveling!

Thanks To The Guys At Orbea USA !

Just a quick blog to say thanks to the guys from Orbea USA for making our demo day a success. Brothers Jason and Chris Vivion braved the cool temps on Saturday and worked their tails off. They even bought pizza for the crew. I think the look on Sully's face in the photo above says it all. Thanks again guys!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Colonel's Gift Cards Available On Line Or In Store

Looking for the perfect gift for your picky cyclist? Look no further. We now have gift cards available in store or on line. Just click the link and we'll send you one in the US mail.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Whopping Deals on 2010 Orbea Demo Bikes!!!!

OK, here is the deal. Orbea USA will be clearing out all their demo bikes at drastically reduced prices here at Colonel's after the demo on Saturday. This is the last stop of the demo tour. These are all 2010 model bikes. This is a rare chance to score a smoking deal on a new Orbea! The prices are as follows:

  • Orca 51cm Orange Shimano Di2 Electronic Components $5829.99
  • Orca 54cm Red Shimano Di2 Electronic Components $5829.99
  • Orca 57cm Silver Shimano Di2 Electronic Components $5829.99
  • Orca 51cm Orange Shimano Ultegra $3369.99
  • Orca 54cm Orange Shimano Ultegra $3369.99
  • Orca 57cm Orange Shimano Ultegra $3369.99
  • Orca 60cm Orange Shimano Ultegra $3369.99
  • Diva 53cm Pink Shimano Ultegra $3369.99
  • Diva 49cm Blue Shimano Ultegra $3229.99
  • Alma 18" Silver Shimano SLX $2119.99
  • Alma 18" White Shimao XT $2869.99
  • Alma 18"Blue Shimano XTR $4379.99
  • Alma 18" Red Shimano XTR $4379.99
  • Occam 21" Carbon $4279.99
  • Occam 19" Carbon $4279.99
  • Ordu 51cm Matte Black $5249.99

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Orbea Demo Day Bikes On Sale

Here is the official list of bikes that will be available for demo on Saturday December 5th at Colonel's Bicycles from 11am to 3pm. Keep in mind that these bikes will be available for purchase at a discounted price after the demo.
  • Orca 51cm Orange Shimano Di2 Electronic Components
  • Orca 54cm Red Shimano Di2 Electronic Components
  • Orca 57cm Silver Shimano Di2 Electronic Components
  • Orca 51cm Orange Shimano Ultegra
  • Orca 54cm Orange Shimano Ultegra
  • Orca 57cm Orange Shimano Ultegra
  • Orca 60cm Orange Shimano Ultegra
  • Diva 53cm Pink Shimano Ultegra
  • Diva 49cm Blue Shimano Ultegra
  • Alma 18" Silver Shimano SLX
  • Alma 18" White Shimao XT
  • Alma 18"Blue Shimano XTR
  • Alma 18" Red Shimano XTR
  • Occam 21" Carbon
  • Occam 19" Carbon
  • Ordu 51cm Matte Black

Bring your shoes, pedals, etc. and be prepared to ride. Free Orbea bikes or Colonel's Bicycles T-shirts while supplies last! Free Colonel's Bicycles bottle openers while supplies last.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

New Colonel's Bicycles Shop Vehicle?

I'm thinking about a new Colonel's Bicycles shop vehicle. What do you think about this baby for making deliveries, going to events or just hanging out in the park? It's a Ford Econoline but I'm not sure of the year model. The yellow wheels and bubble window make a bold statement. We may not get there fast (or at all ) but we'll do it in style!