Friday, February 26, 2010

Super Saturday Tire Sale!

This Saturday only 2/27/10 all in stock tires will be on sale. Individual tires will be marked down by 15 % or take 25% off of a pair. Example: Continental Grand Prix 4000s regularly priced $64.99 will be marked down to $55.25 each in individuals or $48.75 each when purchased in pairs. Vittoria Rubino Pro regularly priced $54.99 will be $46.75 each or $41.25 in pairs. This sale extends to all in stock tires. Looking for a durable wire bead road tire? How about a Vittoria Zaffiro with built in flat protection in size 700x23 or 700 x25 marked down to $21.25 each or $18.75 in pairs. Need some tough commuter tires for your MTB? We have the Serfas Drifter with a built in flat protection system in sizes 26x1.5 and 26x2.0 for $25.49 each or $22.49 in pairs. Regular price on the Drifter is $29.99. In addition, we have WHITE tires in Vittoria Rubino, Zaffiro and Randonneur, all on sale!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Bike of the Week

This week for "Bike of the Week" we have an Electra Art 3i. An alloy frame with a 3 speed internally geared hub and 26" wheels make this bike a great urban cruisin' machine. A hundred bucks off the $530 retail price gets it this week for $430.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Giant Bicycles Package Deals

Are you looking to get started road riding or competing in triathlons? We now offer complete packages on Giant and Orbea bicycles. The package allows you to get everything you need to get started riding and at a reduced price. We'll even show you how to repair a flat tire and fit the bike. Be confident that you are ready to hit the road! Click HERE to view our complete packages.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

2010 Salsa "Vaya"

This is the latest release from the Salsa Bicycle Company; 2010 Vaya!! This bike is a smooth riding steel road bike designed for long road tours, commuting or general riding. The bike comes complete with a shimano drive train, very well placed Avid disc brakes, and wheels that are disc specific. The pictures could never do this bike justice, so get down here to see it in person.

Here is a link to the Salsa Blog that has specs and geometry:



Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Bike of the Week

We run things pretty loose here at Colonel's so it's no surprise the "Bike of the Week" is making it to the blog a day late, but here it is. It's a medium Giant Boulder SE that we have added an Xtracycle FreeRadical kit to. The bike itself sells for $410, the Xtracycle sells for $499, and our labor charge to install the kit is $100. We normally sell it as a package deal for $949, but this week get it all for $799.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

2010 Great Southwest Bike Swap Recap

Well, the 3rd annual Great Southwest Bike Swap went down as smooth as silk. Vendor attendance was all over the map. We had everyone from frame builders to bike shops to Chiropractors. The event was well attended with many attendees scoring raffle prizes presented by our own Randy Sullivan. Thanks to all whom attended and stay tuned for updates and info on next years 2011 Great Southwest Bike Swap.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Star Telegram: Pedal power gets a boost in Ft. Worth

Cyclists receive good news at the Ft Worth city council meeting on Tuesday night. Here is the complete article from the Fort Worth Star Telegram . Ride on!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Bike of the Day (V 2.0- Bike of the Week!)

After much discussion around the shop we have decided that "Bike of the Day" doesn't give you the customer enough time to jump on a good deal so we are going to change it to "Bike of the Week". The same basic rules apply except we are changing the time frame to be opening time on Monday (when the bike will be posted) until the close of business on Saturday. So this weeks bike is a 2008 Orbea Ora 48cm with Ultegra derailleurs and Mavic Aksium Race wheels. Normally selling for $2900, get it this week for $2200.

The "Super Loop"

I know that we are all bummed out about not being able to ride Sansom Park, but if you need to get your dirt fix then look no further than Gateway Park. I've put together a loop that will take the rider from Colonel's to Gateway, and then way up North to Sansom. There are some stretches of road that takes riders through some "rougher" parts of town and through some of the nicest areas. I don't have a "g.p.s." map for the ride, but it's pretty simple.

Start by heading to Gateway on the Trinity Trail (using as much dirt path as possible), ride the 3.75 mile loop then get back on the T.T. and head to Oakhurst Scenic. Oakhurst will "t" with Watauga, take a left. Pass under I35 then go left onto Cold Springs and take the first right at Brennan Avenue. Head left on Decatur down to 23rd and head to the Stockyards. On the right you'll find a walking path that takes riders/pedestrians under Main st., this trail will dump out at 26th. Go West(left) on 26th all the way to Azle avenue and take a right. Ride on Azle avenue up to Roberts cut-off, then head west to Sansom park. After you hit up Sansom, go down Roberts to White Settlement and take a right. The T.T. will be on both sides of the river, so pick one side and head back to the shop or head up Burton hill and take the "inner loop" back to the T.T. @ 183.

I hope that this isn't very confusing. I am using this route a couple of times a week, so let me know if you want to join up on a nice long ride. And when the weather starts to warm up we should be able to ride Sansom park again, but for now this is a good route to get some great miles in and enjoy different parts of Ft. Worth.

Colonel's Army

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Oakley stuff at Swap Meet

Our Oakley rep (the infamous "Pretty Boy" Brad Melear) dropped off a case full of riding gear yesterday to be sold at the swap meet Sunday. There's lycra and baggy riding shorts, jerseys, gloves, and even a couple of backpacks all priced below wholesale. Come by and see me at the Colonel's table and get it while it lasts.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Bike of the Day Feb.5

Today we're going the other way on bike of the day. Instead of high end carbon we've got a basic alloy cruiser called the Sun Boardwalk. With no gears, a coaster brake, and 24" wheels this bike is perfect for a smaller person wanting to pedal to school or just around the neighborhood. Usually selling for $325 you can have it today only for $250.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Bike of the Day for Feb. 4

Today we have a 54cm 2009 Orbea Orca with an Ultegra SL kit, Shimano RS20 wheels, and FSA SL-K Light carbon crankset. Normally priced at $4499, today you can get on Orbea's top of the line carbon frame with great components for just $3800. (the frame alone sells for $3100).

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Our New Thing----- "Bike of the Day"

We here at Colonel's are implementing something new for the cycling public. We are calling it "Bike of the Day". Here's how it works. Each morning we are open(Mon.-Sat.), we will post up a super sweet deal on a bike we have here in the shop. These bikes will usually be previous year models, one-offs, demos, team bikes, employee's bikes, etc.. Now, I'm not all that in to rules but, here are the rules: 1)The "Bike of the Day" price is good from the time of listing until midnight of the day listed. For example, if the "Bike of the Day" is something you want to purchase, simply come in, call, email(email after hours is cool if it's before midnight) that day and you will get the deal. 2) All extras, including accessories, parts, and shipping are not included in the deal. 3) All sales tax collected on the item where applicable. That's it.
Bike of the Day for 2/3/10 is this 2009 Giant Defy 3, size medium, usually $810.00, Now $599.00. Come and get it!

Monday, February 1, 2010

2010 Orbea Ordu Di2

Well, it seems like there is always some way to gain that little edge by having the right kind of equipment and knowing that ones bike cannot get much better. Here are a couple of photos of the latest in high tech, high performance and high fashion from Orbea. There's not much that I can say about this bike without sounding like a geek, so enjoy the photos and stop by the shop for a close up! 2010 is bringin' it's game fo sho

JC- Colonel's Army