"This 1970's complete and unabridged English Campagnolo tool case is nicely used and has been very well cared for over the years. All the tools are sharp and in 'like new' condition. I am the second owner of this case. The first owner was a frame builder in Rhode Island in the 70's, 80's and early 90's. Then when he decided not to build frames anymore I bought the set from him. I had worked for him for 4 years at that point. From there I went on to be a bicycle race mechanic and am still at it to this day. I should say that this kit is complete and original in every way and that ever piece of it works as Campagnolo had intended. There are a few minor scratches on the outside of the case. There is NO rust on any of the tools. All are clean and well oiled. There is also a Chris King 1 1/8 headset adapter included in the case as seen in photo number 8. This is certainly one of the most very pristine Campy tool sets left in the world. This set is no longer being made and hasn't been in many years. It is truly quite rare!
As for shipping, I will have a custom case built just for the purpose on getting this case to you in one piece.
PS..... Due to social unrest and numerous scam like activity I will not sell or ship to Mexico or anywhere in Africa. "
And please note that I AM NOT THE SELLER, mmm'kay? I get pretty often emails asking if I still have the nice stuff I link from Ebay for sale, the Cinelli Laser and the two previous Tool Boxes of Dreams being particular favorites.
Check these out, the very brand new 'sculpted' track bars by Tecno Tubo Torino, funkily nickanamed 'The Sphinx'. Interesting, must be functional obviously, and pretty ugly too ATMO. While we're all gripping bit too tightly our un-wrapped 34cm narrow steel B123s, maybe it's good to see what the serious guys are into these days.
"The new 700C Mongoose Cachet Bike offers the ultimate experience in simplicity and style. Single-speed gearing makes for easy and intuitive riding. Caliper brakes and high-profile colored rims add urban style. 700C Men's Mongoose Cachet Fixed-Speed Bike: Aluminum frame with rigid fork Lightweight and responsive ride Single speed Front and rear caliper brakes ensure precise stops High-profile colored rims add urban style Assembly required"
There are Italian classic track bikes for sale on Ebay all the time but somehow this Olmo Pista Mod. Scatto looks nicer than plenty of others. Columbus Brain is known to be top-notch tubing and the straight chrome fork looks damn neat. The bike's unfortunately not my size...
When I posted Steve Jensen's previous video a while ago someone commented about the scary sounds his bike makes when he rides and sure enough, you can hear all that same creaking and clanking again. I'd be pretty annoyed if that was my whip...
"This is the BEST FIXIE human can build for road/city use 6.7kg (excl pedals) custom handle bar to go between the cars and keep the right line and low profile PRO wheels not to catch side wind on the cross roads"
I'm not going to post a pic so that you can try and guess what this 'BEST FIXIE' could possibly be, before you click to see it for sale HERE. Please note also the asking price.
The Hellacopters on the soundtrack, which reminds me of the time years ago when I met the guys on the street on the way to a bar after seeing their totally rocking show at the Tavastia. Nice dudes, Nicke Andersson even told me to ride safely because I was on my bike and obviously pretty damn intoxicated... ;)
Here's a new classic looking lugged steel track frameset from Germany. Hand-built with Columbus Zona tubing, sporting 'aggressive short track geometry' and not drilled for brakes.
I guess you could do much worse for the 499€ price tag. I'm not quite sure about the name/decals but besides that I would def ride that.
Alex who's selling these told me that he also deals custom frames so basically everything the customer wants is possible. Get in touch with him if you're interested.
Read more HERE and check out the Flickr gallery HERE.
"Wie einige schon bei St. Paulopoly sehen konnten ist es endlich soweit, die ersten nach unseren Vorstellungen und Vorgaben gebauten Rahmen sind eingetroffen. Die hier abgebildete in Handarbeit gefertigte Basisversion des gemufften Goldsprint Bahnrahmens wurde aus hochwertigen Columbus Zona Stahl gefertig und verfügt über eine klassische, agressiv kurze Bahngeometrie. Die verbaute 1″ Gabel gibt es mit oder ohne Bremsbohrung zu erwerben. Das hochwertig verarbeitete Rahmenset gibt es zum unschlagbaren Preis von 499 €! Darüber hinaus nehmen wir ab sofort auch Aufträge für Maßrahmen und Sonderwünsche entgegen. Im Prinzip ist alles möglich..andere Rohrsätze, andere Geometrien, muffenlos gelötet, Chrom…einfach alles. Anfragen an info[at]goldsprint.de"
Yes. It is 4REAL, like Richey Manic notoriously expressed it.
Someone emailed me recently asking whether kids-sized track bikes are available anywhere and I told him no, but I was obviously very wrong. And of course they've existed in the past too, like this one here, and the famous custom one here. Anyhow, now your offspring can haz a sweet fixie biek just like daddy haz...
"Experience the thrill of racing on your local velodrome on this real track bike for ambitious young racers. The frame has clearance to accept grass track tyres (sold separately) and will even accept brakes for a cool ‘mini-fixie'"
This might or might not be a new product but I kinda like it. Also, I'm not exactly sure what's the "polo" part here but I bet a fixed minivelo would be tons of fun to ride around town. And it's not too expensive either.
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Nasty from Japan seems to be the one and only guy at the moment who's at least trying to bring some speed into the equation here. Compare any of the recent clips I've been posting here to any BMX video out there and even if the tricks on big fixed bikes are all the time getting more and more technical and even bigger, you cannot help thinking how clumsy the sh*t looks like most of time. No speed = no flow, no style. Simple as that.
And just for the conversation's sake and in reference to Prolly's post yesterday, let me state here that people getting 26" wheels, mickey mouse gearing, smaller or compact frames and whatnot is cheating if you're rolling fixed ATMO. You might as well get a BMX cruiser or a dirt jump bike then...