Thursday, January 27, 2011


Here at Colonel's the traditional Cycle Cross bikes seem to get overlooked in the midst of all the mountain, road, hybrid, cruiser and tri-bikes. As an exclusive Salsa dealer we now have in stock (2) 2011 Salsa Chili Con Crossos, a 55cm and a 53cm. A cross bike is probably the only bike you can leave your house on, ride the road to the mountainbike trail, do a couple of laps and then ride home on! You can also put 23mm road race tires on it and go do the "Hotter Than Hell Hunrdred". It's truly an off road, on road, commute to work on, do it all utility bike(you can actually race Cycle Cross on it too!). Our Salsa's are brand new 2011 models and the first person to pull the trigger on one for $1699, that mentions this info on the blog will receive a set of Shimano M-520 clipless pedals, a matching blue Arundel sport bottle cage and a matching Camelback blue insulated water bottle for FREE, that's $88 worth of race equipment at no extra charge! Not to mention a personal fitting on the bike and 3 months of free service that includes adjustments and a complete check-over.
So in the end we have to ask "How long has it been since you had a big steamin' hot bowl of Chili Con Crosso?...well that's to long".

Thursday, January 20, 2011

NiteRider Light Special

NiteRider Light Special. Order a NiteRider MiNewt 350 by the end of business Friday 1/20 and get it for $150.00 or a Dual 700 for $250.00. Deep discounts! Give us a call. We are happy to ship to the lower 48. (817) 924-1333

Friday, January 14, 2011

Bike Swap Is Sold Out!

Ok, looks like all the spaces for the fourth annual Great Southwest Bike Swap is sold out. Here is a quick list of folks that will be attending: Sales Reps from Mavic/Serfas/ Nunn Tablets, Plano Cycling, Colonel's, Knobbies and Slicks, Trinity Bikes, Panther City Bikes, Bicycles Plus, Spokes Bike Shop, Gallus Cycles, Legacy Merch, Massengill Frames, Locally Roasted Coffee, and approximately 40 other individual bike geeks. Don't forget the Crit and Cross put on by Holland Racing. See you there!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Classic Steel Moots

Check out this classic steel Moots! Chances are that most people have never seen a steel Moots since they now build exclusively with Titanium. Not only is this frame Steel but it was built for Andy Hamptsen in 1989. The bottom bracket is stamped with 3/11/89 Ham. Here is a little Hampsten history:
Andy Hampsten was born on April 7, 1962.

Hampsten was the first American to win the Giro d’Italia.

Hampsten won the 1988 Giro d’Italia in front of Erik Breukink of Holland and Urs Zimmermann of Switzerland.

Hampsten also won the Mountains Jersey that year in the Giro d'Italia as well.

In addition, Hampsten was 3rd in the 1989 Giro d’Italia behind Laurent Fignon of France and Flavio Giupponi of Italy.

In non-Cycling Hall of events, Hampsten won the Tour of Switzerland in 1986 and 1987.

The frame now belongs to local firefighter and Colonel's customer Kurt Howard. The frame was repainted by Southwest Frame Works in 2009. Soon to be built and ridden as a single speed. Feel free to come by the shop and take a look.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

2011 Great Southwest Bike Swap Fever

It's that time again.....Swap Meet time. Just a couple of small spots left and maybe one big one that we'll split up if necessary. The format is a slightly tweaked version of last year's. The weather looks pretty good for anyone needing outdoor space or those participating in the races. Go to for all the juicy details. The directions page on the website will get you to the facility and as always, we will have signs on Campus Dr. directing you to the correct building. The building is #2300, it's on the Northwest side of the complex with the entrances on the North side of the building. We will be selling raffle tickets from the start and will be drawing for prizes every half hour. Those having called for a space, remember, YOUR PAYMENT RESERVES YOUR SPOT. Send in your check or money order to: Colonel's Bicycles, 3053 S. University Dr., Fort Worth,Tx., 76109. Thanks Again and we hope to see you there. Prepare to swap

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Ok everybody, the staff here at Colonel's has agreed that the best looking bike in our shop (and one of the lightest) has been here to long. It's a 2010 Orca w/force group & (2011) white Ksyrium wheel set. The bike is a 54cm hand painted orange and white on carbon dream machine. It's original price was $5069, it is reduced to a year end clearance price of $4600. Please call or come by for a fitting or test ride on this beauty!