Friday, April 13, 2012

Special Edition Surly Crosscheck

We just completed assembly of this Surly Crosscheck with a Shimano 105 kit. There are several Crosschecks in the store with the stock build but we have had requests for a complete Crosscheck with a little nicer parts kit than stock. Here is what the build consists of:

  • 54cm Surly Crosscheck Frame and Fork

  • Shimano 105 Shifters and Derailleurs

  • Shimano R565 Compact Crankset 172.5

  • Avid Shorty 4 Brakes

  • Salsa Bell Lap Handlebar

  • Dimension Stem

  • Selle Royal Saddle

  • Ritchey 700x40 Speedmax Tires

  • Arundel Bar Tape

The bike is new and we are asking $1500.00. Free shipping to the lower 48 states. Give us a call (817) 924-1333

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Colonel's Bicycles Is Moving

OK it's official, we are moving to 851 Foch street. The shop should be up and running in the new location by early May. Our space is located next door to La Familia Mexican Restaurant. Stay tuned for more details.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Orbea Ordu and Orbea Ora Sale

Looking for a great tri or time trial bike for spring season? We have these two beauties on sale now. The Orbea Ora is equipped with Shimano 105 components and is a size 51cm. Regular price is $2699.99 and the sale price is $1799.99. The other machine is an Orbea Ordu. This frameset is Orbeas top of the line tri/tt offering. The size is 51cm and it is equipped with Shimano Ultegra components. Regular price is $3299.99 and the deep sale price is $2799.99. Both bikes will include a free pro fit which is a $200.00 value.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Moots Demo Truck-Saturday 3/31/12-11:00am

Come by the shop and check out the 2012 Moots lineup this Saturday, 3/31/12, at 11:00am. Our Moots guy, Mike, will be here at the shop with 15 handbuilt, Made in Steamboat works of art for your enjoyment. Experience the smooth ride and see the precision craftsmanship of these Titanium beauties.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Mavic Demo Wheels

Want to see how a nice set of Mavic Ksyrium SLR or Cosmic Carbon with Exalith coating can improve the ride of your current bike? Come on by and demo these for your next weekend event. The price is $150.00 and you can apply that to a new set if you decide to purchase a pair. The Exalith coating which is commonly used in formula 1 parts manufacturing improves strength and braking while maintaining light weight.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Red River Riot 2012

Only a couple of weeks until the 2012 Red River Riot on April 7th. Myself along with The Rambler Brad Reno (pictured above), James Sanchez, Kieth Gray, and Colonel's Salsa aficionado Tracy Sorenson will be in attendance. Check out more info over at The Spinistry and get your gravel grind on!

Quintana Roo Kilo

Colonel's Bicycles is proud to be dealing Quintana Roo bicycles. Quintana Roo is an industry leader in the tri specific bike category. All Quintana Roo bicycles are designed with tri specific geometry and wind tunnel tested for superior aerodynamics. We are expecting our first shipment within the next week which will consist of CDO.1 with Sram Red and some with Shimano Ultegra components. We will also be stocking some of the entry level Kilo model. We have this 2011 Kilo in stock in size medium/large. This bike is a great value at $1500.00 and is equipped with a mix of Shimano Ultegra and 105 with an FSA crankset. Stop by and check them out.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Free Beer today at Colonel's from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.!

It's Wednesday 3-7-12 and we are offering free beer at the shop from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. We probably won't have any until we are done at 6:00. It looks a little like rain but it looks alot like a sunny day when you're drinking inside at the shop! There's nothing really in stock(beer wise) here that we drink, so if you feel inclined to bring some Tecate, Sierra Nevada (Pale Ale) or Stone Pale Ale, we'll certainly have one with you when we are done !

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Seven Cycles Refurb and Rebuild-Nice!

We see plenty of nice bicycles pass through the service center that deserve blog acknowledgement and I plan to post more images and descriptions of those in 2012. I'm getting a late start but here is a bike worth recognizing. This Seven Elium SLX belongs to Phil Bright long time member of the manly bulge bicycle club (MBBC). The bike was stripped down and sent back to the Seven factory for complete refurb which includes brushing the titanium, cleaning the carbon, checking alignment, installing new decals and headtube badge and applying a custom decal whit Phil's nickname (Spillbert) on the top tube. In addition, Phil purchased a new titanium Seven seatpost and stem. Top it off with rebuilt shifters, overhauled hubs, new cables and housing, Lizard Skins DSP 2.5 bar tape, new chain and Continental GP 4000S tires. Looks like Phil is ready for the season. Thanks Phil!

Thursday, February 23, 2012


2012 Reynolds carbon race wheels just arrived at the shop! We have the Strike clinchers for $1850 as well as the Assault clinchers priced at $1750. These wheels combine the perfect stiffness to light weight ratio with superb aerodynamics! Reynolds has their insurance program called RAP, 2 years no questions asked replacement for 1 or both wheels to be replaced in the event of an incident. The RAP insurance cards cost $250... but the first customer to purchase either model of these wheels in stock will receive the insurance card for FREE ! So don't ride heavy non aero aluminum wheels for your up and coming triathlon or road race season. Step up and ride guilt free with carbon Reynolds wheels and save $250 for a limited time only and welcome yourself to the world of performance! Call (817)924-1333 today or come by and take a look at these beauties.    

Monday, February 13, 2012

Salsa Mamasita with tons of upgrades!

Spring time is nipping at our heels and the race season is upon us. If you're in the market for a lightweight trail or race bike then this might be the one for you. This Salsa Mamasita belongs to a good customer of ours that is sadly having to let it go. It is in pristine condition and has never been ridden on the trail.

20" 24.95 lbs
Scandium/Carbon Frame
Rock Shox Reba SL
Crossmax Wheels
Geax AKA Tires setup Tubeless
XTR Brakes
XTR Shifters
XTR F+R Derailleurs (3x9)
Chris King Headset
Chris King Bottom Bracket
XT Crankset
Two Arundel Mandible Cages
Fi'zi:k Aliante XM Saddle
Ergon Grips
(pedals shown in picture NOT included)

For more inquiries please contact Colonel's Bicycles 817-924-1333
or email Sully at

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Colonel's/Sho-Air team debut this weekend

Good luck to all the Colonel's/Sho-Air folks heading down to Warda to do the first race for the new team and the first XC race of the year!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Buried Treasure

Ah yes, it's time again to clean out the garage and lighten your cycling load before Spring is upon us. Gather up all of your excess bike junk and turn it into CA$H at the 5th annual Great Southwest Bike Swap. This years date is Sunday, March 4th, 9am-2pm, at the Resource Connection of Tarrant County. Go to for full details. Remember, Spring starts March 20th, so get crackin' and move some metal. See you there!

Friday, February 3, 2012


We will feature product each week from now until March 4Th(Swap Meet date), from the companies that show up with sweet deals on great products. The brothers Vivion, Chris and Jason will contribute this year as they always have. They represent the Mavic brand of wheels, clothing and many high end bicycle products. As always in the past we will have raffle tickets for sale that will feature prize winning drawings every half hour. Last year each "prize bag" was valued from $30 to $50 worth of cool bicycle goodies. Not bad considering the raffle tickets sell for $2 each or 3 for $5 ! The final drawing to be held at 1:30 or 2:00  will be a brand new set of Mavic wheels to be determined by the Mavic reps! You can actually win a new set of wheels worth hundreds of dollars for the $2 price of a raffle ticket ! Please go to the WWW.GREATBIKESWAP.COM website for all the details on getting involved with us at this stellar event. There are several booth spaces left since we added more room this year. This should be the biggest and best Swap Meet that we've had so far. Please call us at (817)924-1333 to reserve a Swap Meet spot today and leave without all your old parts and thousands of dollars in your pocket.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Tired of laying expensive bicycles against each other when you're traveling? Check out this custom made birch hardwood bike carrier, complete with alloy bike tite fork fasteners, non skid rubber foot pads and marine grade varnish coating, includes custom Colonel's Bicycles logo. No more rattling noises, scratched frames or bent spokes, everything is organized and packed tight! This is the first prototype pictured here and it worked perfect in the Honda Element on the first try. If there is enough interest you can get one for around $120, price may vary due to hardware/supplies cost and turn around time. They are handmade by a man that feels completely at ease working with wood, The Colonel himself. Come by and check this one out in person or call us at (817)924-1333 and order one today...If you zoom in on the photos, the country kitchen "chicken & wine" floor mats are sold separately.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


The 2012 Great Southwest Bike Swap is only about six weeks away. This year looks to be BIGGER and BETTER than ever. We've increased vendor space inside and there will be an onsite food/snack/coffee/drink vendor. Go to for full details, floor plan layout, directions, rules(we had to do it), etc., or call 817-924-1333 to get your booth reserved. Thanks again and PREPARE TO SWAP!

Thursday, January 5, 2012


New customer and new bike owner Tracy Sorenson has picked up 3 new Salsa Cycles in the last 3 months here at Colonel's. She's pictured here with her latest model the Salsa Vaya 2, last month it was a new Salsa Fargo! It just makes us wonder what she's gonna get next month! Tracy is not a bike collector, she rides these bikes in events such as the Dirty Kanza in Kansas a 200 mile dirt road race and the Leadville 100 mile mountain bike race in Colorado! She owns and operates an electrical engineering firm full time and is going to be a new mother in this new year of 2012! Not to mention she had to have her gall bladder removed a few weeks ago. So if you think you're busy and gettin' stuff done, just know that Tracy has got you covered!
Look for Tracy on a dirt road somewhere in the central USA near you! 


The new Mountain Flyer magazine just hit the store! Number 23 features a great piece on 26ers and are they dead? As well as a must read article on bikepacking that should help answer all the questions we get on the Surly Pugsley, like "what is that ridiculous bike for?" and as usual the best photos and ads you'll ever see in a cycling rag. It's the "Gucci" of cycling magazines and it's for mountain we love it, read it and sell it here at Colonel's. So come on in and leaf through the new issue, but if you have it for more than 5 minutes we have to charge you $8.95 for "your new" copy..."this ain't Barnes and Noble!" Ha Ha !


The 5th annual GREAT SOUTHWEST BIKE SWAP is coming Sunday March 4th 9am-3pm. Stay tuned for registration details.