Thursday, December 30, 2010

Tour Of Texas 1987

A customer sent this pic from the 1987 Tour Of Texas. This shot was taken during the Leakey road race stage. Could be Spain if you didn't know better.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Fourth Annual Great Bike Swap

The fourth annual great bike swap is coming soon! This year will also feature a cross race and criterium put on by Holland Racing. Check the website for details

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Salsa El Mariachi Ti Used Frame

Large Salsa El Mariachi Ti for sale $1200. The frame is in great shape with some light scratches on drive side chainstay. Made for Salsa by Lynskey in the USA. We will ship free in lower 48 states. Give us a call (817) 924-1333

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Kids Bicycles and Tricycles for Christmas Gifts !

Holiday greetings from the fellas at Colonel's! As you can see, Santa was good to us and sent dozens of shiny new Christmas bikes for us to transfer from our tree to yours! Come on down and get trikes, push bikes and 12", 16", 20" and 24" childrens models for all ages. With a week (or less) to go until Christmas is here, now is the time to get the kids something they want.
If you enlarge the photo you might notice that Colonel's Bikes own personal Santa (Sir Richard Chambers) brought us all engraved crystal scotch glasses with 18 year old single malt to fill them with (on the deck of the pink tricycle). Scotch not included with tricycle purchase.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a pink trike.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Great Southwest Bike Swap Coming Soon!

The "Great Southwest Bike Swap" is back in Fort Worth for the fourth consecutive year. This year promises to be bigger and better than ever with the addition of a Cyclocross race and Criterium. The date is January 16th from 9am - 2:30 pm. Details coming soon at . Call now to reserve your table, they will sell quickly. Colonel's Bicycles (817) 924-1333.

Physical Address:
Tarrant County Resource Connection
1100 Circle Drive - Building 2300
Fort Worth, TX 76119

Where: The Tarrant County Resource Connection is on the south side of Fort Worth on Campus Dr., one exit east of the I-20/I-35w interchange. The Resource Connection is generously allowing our two clubs to hold the swap meet in the gymnasium (in building 2300). So, no matter how ugly the weather, we will be dry and comfy.

Location: 1100 Circle Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76119 (Tarrant County Resource Connection)

Click on this handy Google map for detailed directions

Friday, December 10, 2010

Kuota Kharma For Sale

2009 Kuota Kharma with less than 1000 miles. Measures 55cm center to top with a 55cm effective top tube. Wheels have been upgraded to Easton Circuits.
  • 55cm Kuota Kharma frame and fork.
  • Shimano Ultegra 10 Speed Shifters, Derailleurs, Brakes.
  • Kuota carbon crankset 39/53 172.5mm.
  • FSA carbon stem.
  • Kuota carbon seatpost.
  • ITM carbon wing shape handlebar.
  • Easton Circuit Wheelset.
  • Bontrager Race Lite Hard Case Tires.
This is a low mileage cherry. Asking $1700. Will ship to lower 48. Professional packing included.
Stop by or give us a call (817) 924-1333.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Salsa El Mariachi Ti For Sale

I'm selling my large Salsa El Mariachi Ti for $2550. This is one of my all time favorite bikes. Light, smooth, fast and durable. This is a great bike for long all day rides or local races. The frame is a large which means: 20" seat tube and 24.4" effective top tube. The bike is in great shape, tuned up and ready to ride.
Kit Includes:
  • Frame: Salsa El Mariachi Titanium Size Large (made in America by Lynskey)
  • Shimano XT Front Derailleur, Rear Derailleur, Cassette, Shifters, Hydraulic Disc Brakes.
  • Race Face Deus XC Crankset 175mm.
  • Salsa Shaft Seatpost.
  • Salsa Stem 110mm.
  • Rock Shox Reba 29 SL With Lockout
  • Bottom Bracket Upgraded To Shimano XT
  • Wheels: XT Hubs laced To Salsa Delgado Race 29, Black Butted Spokes and Alloy Nipples
Price is $2550. Looks and rides like a million!
Free Shipping in lower 48. Includes professional dis-assembly and packing.
Give us a call at (817) 924-1333

Monday, December 6, 2010

Sansom Park Friday Morning MTB Ride 9am

Join us this Friday Dec 10th, 9am at Sansom for a group ride. This is a great way to start your weekend early if your lucky enough to sneak out of work for a little while. So far the group includes: Me. You will be able to identify me as the old guy with the scraggly gray beard and the really nice Orbea 29er. I plan on doing this every Friday weather permitting.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Offseason Nutrition Seminar By Professional Triathlete Brent Poulsen

Come to Colonels for an Offseason Nutrition Seminar Sponsored by
Powerbar and Colonels bikes. Brent Poulsen will show and sample Powerbar products as well show off 2011 and 2010 Orbea bikes. Thursday Dec. 9, 6:30 -7:30 .

Thursday, December 2, 2010


There's been some talk around town of people not riding their bikes now that it's cold...shame on y'all ! If you'll put on a base layer, long fingered gloves and a head cover you'll be as warm as toast. We have Giro gloves that work in temperatures down to below freezing. We also have arm, knee and leg warmers from Louie Garneau and you don't have to go to Dallas or Austin to get them in white your hearts out Crosby and Surfer Nick. Long sleeved jerseys and bib knickers are still available also. So get dressed properly, get on your bike and smile with the right cold weather cycling gear from Colonel's Bicycles.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Gateway Park Trail Work Day

F.W.M.B.A. trail steward/builder, Matt Kocian, has scheduled a trail work session for Saturday, 12/4, 8:00am. The trail is looking great and Matt is trying to get as many people out as possible to complete the job. There is talk of food once finished over on . Show up with gloves, trail shoes/boots, some hydration, maybe a snack. The F.W.M.B.A. guys will bring some tools, or if you have a favorite of your own, bring it. I'd like to see a large turn out, let's get this place ready to ride. See you there.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

All 2010 Orbea Bikes On Sale Now

All our 2010 Orbea bikes are on sale now so that we can make room for the stylish new 2011 models that are arriving daily. Just click HERE for pricing and then give us a call at (817) 924-1333 if you see a deal you can't turn down. See specials at:

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Surly Steamroller with S&S Coulpers

Colonel's friend, customer and photographer extraordinaire, Ron Jenkins, picked up his new Surly Steamroller and promptly had Jeremy at Gallus Cycles install S&S couplers so that he can ride in style wherever his travels take him. Check it out on his blog

Friday, November 26, 2010


There's a miss conception that Colonel's bikes only has top of the line race bikes...Not true! Granted we do have state of the art Tri-bikes as well as Di2 carbon road race bikes and titanium 29'r mountain bikes, but this month we're putting our Christmas spirit into the Electra cruiser inventory. Come by and see over 40 models ranging from kids tricycles to toddler beginner bikes and stylish beach cruisers to suit all of your holiday needs. There's even $25 Electra cash rebate on most all models if purchased between now and Dec. 31st 2010.
Colonel's Bikes...where there's more to life than rubber pants and cone helmets!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

2011 Salsa El Mariachi Complete 29er

Stop by and take a look at the new 2011 Salsa El Mariachi. A great steel 29er that can be configured with gears or as a single speed. Here is what Salsa has to say about their new 29er:

The El Mariachi has garnered rave reviews since it was first introduced in 2007. It’s proven geometry and premium ride quality have inspired new devotees to the 29’er movement.

Now featuring our Alternator dropout, the El Mariachi remains capable of both geared and singlespeed setups. The Alternator makes proper chain tensioning a snap while allowing hassle free quick-release wheel removal.

Our new Kung Fu tubing dramatically increases frame strength while preserving low weight and a killer ride quality.

Use the El Mariachi for your hardtail trail biking needs and local trail thrashing sessions. Consider adding our Enabler fork for more remote backcountry bikepacking adventures.

El Mariachi. If you wanna dance, you gotta pay the band. Get all the details at

Thursday, November 18, 2010

2011 Orbea Alma Hydro 29r H30

The Orbea Hydro 29r H30 is now in stock. It's long awaited new hydro-formed tube shapes and improved geometry are all inclusive on this Sram X9, 2X10 drive train and Rock Shox Recon Gold 100mm forked race bike. The bike sells for $2099 and the first customer to purchase one will receive a pair of bitchen Shimano SPD white matching pedals at no extra charge! It's all hydro, all the time at Colonel's Bikes bro!

Friday, November 12, 2010

The 2011 Orbea Bikes Are Arriving Daily!

Stop by and see the new 2011 Orbea bicycles. Still beautiful and still "THE BICYCLE OF SPAIN!"
Here is a sneak preview of what we have to offer.
The new version of the Orca is a Pro bike lightweight and with an amazing design. The perfect relationship between weight lateral rigidity and vertical flexion. The UCI Pro Tour team Euskaltel Euskadi have vouched for its efficiency ease of handling and stability and our Olympic champion Samuel Sánchez tests out the safety of the Orca on even the most complex descents. Prices range from $3999.99 to $11,274.99

Dama is Orbea’s specific geometry for women's bikes. Women are built differently, and the geometry of your bike frame therefore needs to be different.Our studies have shown us that these differences are a shorter trunk and longer legs. Prices range from $799.99 to $2899.99

Excellent features, an attractive image and affordability for just about anyone. Those are the three mainstays of the Aqua frame: aluminium with excellent features, lightweight and with a great appearance. We’ve created this great range of bikes with different colours, assemblies and components, knowing that no two tour riders are the same. Prices Range From $799.99 to $1499.9

There are good reasons for choosing the new Orbea Alma. Racing geometry five individually-designed sizes the first-ever four-vertex front frame in MTB history a unique appearance. A design that increases stiffness and resistance by transferring all your pedaling power much more efficiently. Do you like it? You'll love it. Prices range from $1699.99 to $6889.99

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Litespeed and Quintana Roo Demo Day 11/11/10

Drop by the shop Thursday, 11/11/10, and ride a 2011 Litespeed and/or Quintana Roo bicycle. Litespeed/QR rep David Mootz and factory guy Cory Blanton will be on hand to answer all questions. They are bringing a fleet of the Quintana Roo CD0.1 Ultegra and Litespeed Archon C3 for your riding pleasure. You will need your photo i.d., helmet, shoes, pedals and the ability to complete a liability release form. So skip school, quit your job, or take a very long lunch and come by for a test ride.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

All 2010 Shimano Shoes 25% Off This Saturday Nov. 6 Only

We have a good selection of 2010 Shimano shoes in stock and they are all on sale this Saturday November 6th. Please join us for our Big Blowout Sale. All 2010 bikes and accessories will be marked down. Click the link for a preview.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Big Sale Item Of The Day

Each day I plan to list an item that will be marked down at the November, 6 Big Blowout sale here at Colonel's. Not only will there be great deals but we will have food and BEER! Today's item is a Light & Motion Stella 300 Lumen light. Features: dual light heads, bright solid-state LED emitters, high, medium, low and flash settings, lithium-ion battery, low battery warning, runs 3 hours on high. Regular price is $299.99 and the sale day price is $199.99.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Huge Blow Out Sale Coming November, 6 2010

Huge sale coming Saturday November 6. Here is a sneak preview of items that will be on deep discount. The event will be catered by Fred's Cafe. More information coming soon.

All Bikes Listed Are 2010 Models

Orbea Orca Di2 51CM Red, was $8395.00, now $7695.00
Orbea Orca Force 54CM Orange, was $5069.00, now $4600.00
Orbea Ordu Di2 54Cm Red/Zipp, was $9829.00, now $9129.00
Orbea Ora Ultegra 48 Cm White, was $3799.00, now $3399.00
Orbea Aqua Dama 53Cm Blue, was $1249.99, now $999.00
Orbea Aqua Flatbar TTG 51cm, was $1199.00, now $999.00
Orbea Diva Ultegra 49Cm Pink, was $4600.00, now $4200.00
Orbea Onix Ultegra 54Cm Red, was $2999.00, now $2499.00
Moots Vamoots 56cm Frame, was $2900.00, now $2400.00
Surly Long Haul Trucker 54Cm, was $1095.00, now $995.00
Salsa Vaya 56Cm Complete, was $1550.00, now $1400.00
Salsa Vaya 55Cm Framese, was $540.00, now $499.00
Salsa Selma Large, was $930.00, now $800.00
Giant Trance X1 2011 model smal, was $3775.00, now $2999.99
Giant Sedona DX LG Mens Red, was $500.00, now $450.00
Giant Cypress LG Mens Blue, was $380.00, now $350.00
Giant Rapid 3 Small, was $600.00, now $550.00
Giant Defy 3 Lg,M/L,XL, was $800.00, now $750.00
Giant Avail 3 Sangria Sm,XS, was $800.00, now $750.00
Giant Avail 3 Blue Md, XS, was $800, now $750.00
Reynolds Strike Carbon Clincher Wheelset , was $1600.00, now $1399.00
Rock Shox Reba Team 26” White
Rock Shox Reba Team 29 15mm Axle
Assorted Shimano and Adidas Shoes $15 pair
2010 Shimano Shoes 25% Off
Craft Socks Size Small $9.00 Pair
Craft Base Layer 40% Off
Light & Motion 300 Lumen Headlight, was $299.99, now $199.99
Night Rider Trail Rat 2.0, was $119.99, now $69.99
Blackburn Cycling Computers 30% Off
Hudz Brake Hoods 40% Off
Surly/Salsa Delgado 29” SS Wheelset, was $399.99, now $199.99
Sram Rival Shifter Set, was $399.99, now $299.99
Campy Centaur Shifter Set Carbon 10s, was $299.99, now $199.99
Campy Veloce Ft. Derailleur Braze 10s, was $70.00, now $55.00
Campy Centaur Carbon 10s Rear Der, was $149.99, now $109.99
Campy Centaur Skeleton Brakeset, was $200.00, now $125.00
ISM Race Saddles Ti Rail, was $220.00, now $150.00
Selle Anatomica Titanico, was $179.99, now $85.00
Vision Mini Clip On Aerobar, was $119.99, now $70.00
Fox Reflex Gel Gloves, was $29.99, now $17.99
Fox Tahoe Women's Glove , was $24.99, now $14.99
Zefal and Blackburn Frame Pumps 30% Off
Serfas Seca Tires 700x23, was $39.99, now $24.99
Hutchinson Fusion 2 Tubeless Tires, was $84.9, now $64.99
Geax Saguaro 29x2.0 Tires, was $44.99, now $34.99
Geax Barro Race 29x2.0 Tires, was $49.99, now $39.99
Vittoria Rubino Pro Tire , was $54.99, now $44.99
Vittoria Open Pave Tires, was $69.99, now $58.99
700c and 26” Inner Tubes, was $6.00 each, now Four for $12 limit 8
Continental Race King 29x2.0 Tires, was $49.99, now $39.99
Continental Mountain King 26x2.0, was $49.99, now $39.99
All Chain Lubes 20% Off
Vittoria Wire Bead Tires20% Off
Saris Thelma 3 bike rack, was $389.99, now $225.00
Bianchi Super Pista Track Frame 51&53, was $799.99, now $625.00
Shimano Ultegra Groupo (Take Off) Sale Day Special Price
MUCH, MUCH, MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Just Arrived: Custom Bib Knickers And LS Jerseys

Long sleeve jerseys and bib knickers have arrived just in time for cooler weather. We have sizes small through XXl. The jerseys come in two different cuts: race cut or club cut (better known as chub cut). Obviously I'm modeling the chub/club cut. Get while it's cool and they're hot. Jerseys $89.99 and Bib Knickers $115.99 .

Monday, October 11, 2010

20" Travel Bike Update

I've been riding the travel bike for a couple of days now and in the words of Jeremy at Gallus Cycles "it's f-----g amazing!". Rides great and handles well. I added some Eastern curb monkey 20x2.3 tires capable of 100 psi and it rolls faster than you would expect. The gear is a little too high with the 50t ring and an 11/21 cassette. I am going to put on a smaller ring and have the chainstay dimpled for clearance. In addition, Jeremy will build a custom front rack, a rear derailleur guard to protect the hanger in transit and a bottle cage braze on under the down tube so I can run a custom frame bag inside the main triangle. After that, it's off to Spectrum for powder coat. According to my calculations, the bike should fit in a Samsonite spinner hard case measuring 29"x19"x12". I located the case new on Ebay for $135.00. More later.

Friday, September 24, 2010

20" S&S Coulped Travel Bike

Looks like my 20" wheeled travel bike is starting to take shape. The idea is to have a travel bike that packs up into a small case that is capable of being ridden on city streets as well as gravel roads, fire roads and light single track. The bike is being built by Jeremy at Gallus Cycles . This isn't an ordinary everyday build for Jeremy so it has taken a fair amount of collaboration and head scratching to get it to the point that you see in the photos. The frame is loosely based on the old Burro Bikes . Stay tuned as it comes together.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Join The Army...........The Colonel's Army

Well, with former Colonel's employee Josh C. enjoying his new direction in the world of property management, we have a rare vacancy here at the shop. We are looking specifically for an honest, uber dependable, no drama individual to perform various duties around the shop. I encourage everyone to apply, regardless of bike shop experience. We are willing and want to train the right person/people for steady, long term employment. If you're interested, drop off/send a resume to Colonel's Bicycles, 3053 S. University, Ft. Worth Tx., 76109. Good Luck.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Outlaw Chef takes delivery of his new Surly Steamroller

Terry Chandler, The Outlaw Chef took delivery of his new Surly Steamroller and quickly put 200 miles on it in 14 days. I hear he has given it the nickname of "The Chuck Wagon".

Friday, September 3, 2010

The Outlaw Chef (Terry Chandler) Builds A Single Speed

Here is a trick Surly Steamroller in the works. Terry Chandler, better known as the OUTLAW CHEF, has hand picked every component on this bike. So far this is what he's got: Surly Steamroller frame 56cm, Phil Wood bottom bracket, Paul's crank 170mm with 46t chainring, Phil Wood High Flange FSA hubs laced to Velocity Deep V 36 hole rims. Here is what is on the way: Chris King rasta headset, White Industries 18t freewheel, Panaracer 700x 32 T-Serve tires, Nitto mustache handlebars. Stay tuned for pics of the final product.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Salsa Chili Con Crosso

Cyclocross season is almost on us and Salsa Cycles is just about to release their new Chili Con Crosso. This high performance cross bike can be built up with gears or as a single speed. We have a couple on order and should be taking delivery soon. Read all about it on the Salsa blog.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hotter Than Hell Nutritional Sale

Save 15% on all nutritional items between now and the Hotter Than Hell Hundred. The sale includes items from: GU, Hammer Nutrition, ELETE Water, Bonk Breaker, Eload and Honey Stinger.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Cycle Truckin'

Long time Colonel's friend and customer Richard Chambers decided to replace the Schwinn Cycle Truck he had as a kid. Richard did his research and decided to go with the Ahearne Cycle Truck ( Joseph Ahearne and his crew knocked out this candy red beauty, featuring the Work Truck frame upgrade, Dibond panel base for the rack, and Rohloff dropouts. Stay tuned as we build this baby, while Richard tries to get back his old paper route.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Bianchi Super Pista

We just received two Bianchi Super Pista framesets sizes 51cm and 53cm. These make great urban fixies or straight up track racing bikes. The frame is constructed from Super Pista 7005 aluminum alloy and paired with an aero blade carbon fork. These babies build up into a light, agile, stiff, fast bike. Come on by and check em out or call (817) 924-1333 if you have any questions. $750.00

Thursday, July 29, 2010

New Summer Hours.

You asked for it and now you've got it. New summer hours Starting Monday Aug 2nd, Colonel's will be open 10am to 7 pm Monday-Friday. Still open 10am to 5pm Saturday. Thank You!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Saturday's Flat Fix Clinic

Josh took a few minutes to teach some folks a skill every cyclist should know. To my knowledge, no blood was shed, nor limbs removed. Thanks to everyone who made it out, and to Blake and Ellen Hardy for the photos. Stay tuned for more of our future tech/repair clinics. Remember, walking home in Carbon-soled shoes and rubber pants is no fun. Stay tuned and we'll see you here.

Friday, July 2, 2010


Don't be stuck on the side of the road or trail with a flat tire. Come by Colonel's at 2pm on Saturday July 3rd for a free flat repair clinic. Attendees will receive a 15% discount on all flat tire repair items and tools after the clinic. Please RSVP (817) 924-1333 or .

Thursday, July 1, 2010

New 2011 Orbea Onix

The Orbea Onix just got lighter, stiffer, sexier and more affordable with the T105 parts kit offering. We have four of these babies on the way and priced at $2099 with the Shimano 105 parts kit. The order should arrive around July 5th and be available on the showroom floor shortly after that. The first person to stop by and put down a deposit on one will receive two free Arundel carbon Dave-O water bottle cages. Give us a call if you have any questions at (817) 924-1333 .

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Orbea Opal

Here is a smoking deal on a really nice Orbea Opal 54cm equipped with a Sram Rival group and Shimano RS 20 wheelset. This bike was originally priced at $3399 and is on sale at $2699. Here is what Orbea USA has to say about the Opal:

With a more classic European yet modernized frame aesthetic, the Opal delivers tremendous value at a competitive price point for the serious yet perhaps more conservative customer. The combination of a simplified rounder, oversized shape with Orbea's SSN technology and the same high-performance materials as the top-of-the-line Orca, provides the stiff and sturdy ride that this scene demands. Taking all mechanical properties into account, the blend of M30S F1 high-modulus and T700 medium-modulus carbon fibers allow the Opal to deliver confidence through the tightest corners, power in the fastest sprints and durability for the most aggressive riders. Look for the ride of choice for countless racers and serious cyclists atop the podium across the American race circuit.

Come by and let us fit you up or take it for a test ride. Colonel's Bicycles (817) 924-1333 or email at

Moots Vamoots

This is a new 2009 Moots Vamoots frame. Moots produces some of the finest hand built titanium frames in the world. Highlights include: silky smooth ride, light weight, will not rust, break or fatigue. The down side: could be the last frame you ever need to buy! This one is a 56cm with a 56.3 effective top tube. Original retail price is $2900 and this one is on sale for $2300. We can also provide you with suggestions on a build kit. Just give us a call at (817) 924-1333 or email us at .

Friday, June 18, 2010

Giant Trinity Advanced SL 2

The worlds fastest bike is now in stock! This is a Giant Trinity SL 2 size medium. The retail price for the complete bike is $5050. A free pro level fitting comes with the purchase.

Here are the highlights from the Giant web site:

Frame Technology

The most advanced bicycle ever built to race against the clock. Equally adept at triathlons or time trials, the all-new composite Trinity Advanced SL features every aero advantage. It’s stiff, agile, and infinitely adjustable for the perfect fit. Add the groundbreaking AeroDrive stem/handlebar combination and aero tubing, and it seems clear-the clock has met its match.

- 10-speed Ultegra 6700 shifting
- Giant AeroDrive integrated cockpit system
- Giant Carbon Matrix SL Aero 42mm wheelset

Average Retail Price  Average national retail price.  Prices may vary by region due to transit and other handling costs. Check exact prices with your local dealer.

For more information click here

Give us a call at Colonel's Bicycles if you have any questions (817) 924-1333