Friday, October 21, 2011
Reynolds carbon race wheels are on sale starting...right now! We have a rental fleet of wheels that are extremely low mileage as well as brand new carbon race wheelsets that have never been used. We're not just discounting these high performance babies we are unloading them! Just as an example: We have a pair of 2011 Reynolds 32 Carbon Tubular wheels (brand new, never even had tires or glue on them) that list for $2400 and you can get them now for $2050, that's $350 off or a night at the resort for the Ironman Hawaii, which ever way you want to look at it! The deals keep getting better from there. We'll give you 10% off on tires, even if you're not on one of our participating Tri teams. We'll also throw in carbon specific brake pads, your cassette install and the adjustments required once they're on your bike, if you purchase a set(tire gluing charges may apply). Call Sully here at Colonel's, or just come in and put your hands on these tools for winning...
We have an awesome Bianchi Super Pista at the shop. The bike is definitely meant for track, with its steep geometry and a stiff aluminum frame that doesn't have bottle bosses, a rear brake mount or clearance for big tires. This is a "real deal" track bike.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Check out the 2012 18" Karate Monkey we have up at the shop. It's made from custom 4130 CroMoly steel tubing making the frame and fork, butted where it matters to provide a durable yet resilient ride. The seat tube is curved forward, allowing the rear wheel to tuck under, shortening the wheelbase and increasing rear wheel traction. The crank height provides plenty of ground clearance. The rear “dropouts” are horizontal rear-load style, but with a derailleur hanger.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Local Fort Worth custom bike builder Jeremy Shlachter, of Gallus Cycles will be at the 4th Annual Texas Custom Bike show on October 15th and 16th. The event will take place at the Austin Convention center from 10am-5pm.
Jeremy has built a sweet, custom, orange travel grinder for Doug that has been shown at the NAHB, and been featured in Popular Mechanics, and Dirt Rag magazines. He's also just completed an ice blue 650B for Rick, that will be on display at the show.
More information on Jeremy can be found at http://galluscycles.com/
More info on the Texas Custom Bike Show can be found at http://texascustombicycleshow.ridedaltex.com/index.htm
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
In anticipation of my day off today, I installed some Reynolds 66 tubulars and a WTB Devo saddle on my Moots before leaving the shop. The weather was perfect with a slight south breeze when I left the house for my ride. I immediately noticed that the wheels rolled faster than my stock ones especially when going straight into the wind. My daily wheelset consists of Campy Record hubs on Mavic Reflex tubulars with butted spokes and Challenge tires. Great comfy and durable wheels but not as free rolling as the Reynolds tubulars. I did feel a pretty good push on the front wheel in cross winds but nothing I couldn't get used too. Overall, a great ride and I'm gonna be bummed to take them off.
Lately I've been on a mission to find a saddle that is compatible with my 47 year old increasingly saggy anatomy. My old standby Fizik Aliante just wasn't working anymore. I think I nailed it with the WTB Devo saddle. I could comfortably ride for miles on end in the saddle without pain or numbness! I already have one of these on my Orbea Alma MTB but wasn't sure it would work on the road. The Devo is now my saddle of choice. I guess I should mention that we have a Reynolds wheel rental program and a saddle demo program that consists of WTB, Fizik and Cobb saddles. Ride On.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Finally got all the parts together, got my Soma finished, and went for a shakedown ride at Gateway today. After getting a good feel for the bike on the first lap I made a few small adjustments to the seat and bar angles. Second lap everything felt dialed except for tire pressure so I dropped down to about 30psi and on the third lap everything was perfect. The 650b x 2.0 tires are a great compromise between 26 and 29ers, still rolling over stuff better than a 26 and easier to get through tight turns and back up to speed than the 29's. The thing that impressed me most though was the Soma Clarence bars I used on a whim. With the exact right sweep and width I'm sorry I haven't tried them before now.