Thursday, December 22, 2011
We've built a couple custom fat bikes in recent past including a Schlick Cycles North Paw for our good friend Dave. With fat bikes, you have to account for many nuances that don't apply to all other bikes like offset wheel configurations and 100mm bb shells. It's just been wonderful having to tackle a lot of these challenges and getting familiar with these builds. I like that more of these bikes are out on trails, beaches, and even on the road. If you've never ridden a fat bike in 10in of snow, you are missing out!
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Come join us at Riverwest's Public House for this year's Winter Bike Forum. Yours truly will be participating in a panel discussion of the do's and don'ts for riding in the winter. Forum goes from 6-8pm followed by a dance party! Hope to catch you there!
Monday, December 5, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
In celebration of the release of the limited edition Miller High Life & Chrome bag collection, the two brands have partnered to bring you the greatest Holiday sweepstakes ever! Enter here for a chance to win this incredible prize package for you and a guest:
- Round trip airfare for two to Chicago
- Accommodations for three nights
- 2 custom Miller High Life Citizen messenger bags made to order at the Chrome Chicago Shop
- Ground transportation to Milwaukee
- A VIP Tour of the Miller Brewery in Milwaukee
- Beer sampling at the Bavarian-style Miller Inn
- Two Tickets For the Annual “Holiday Lites” Festival in downtown Milwaukee's Miller Valley
Monday, November 28, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
This coupon even works today for online customers; shop today and pick your order up tomorrow from our store!
*excluding 2012 Specialized bikes and Milwaukee Bicycle Co. frames
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Be there and support the Hunger Task Force!
Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 6:00pm
Milwaukee Cranksgiving! Alleycat race to benefit the Hunger Task Force.
November 14th Milwaukee will be having it's second annual Cranksgiving Alleycat race. Registration is at 4pm. There will be an A class and a B class so all levels of riders are encouraged to come! There's no entry fee, but you'll need around $10-15 to cover the items you'll need to pick up at the checkpoints.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Spacecraft's selection of beanies is fantastic and the majority of them are handmade by a local coop of Bali artisans in their mountain homes!
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
*this coupon cannot be used with Milwaukee Bicycle Co. frames or framesets.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
In the middle - Is Silver the new black? Well, if Nitto's new M172 SSB handlebar doesn't sway some with its classic looks coupled with modern 31.8 clamp, heat treated durability and semi-ergo drop, we don't know what will. Currently available in 40 and 42cm widths.
Last but not least - MKS added one more version of their popular Promenade pedal. You can buy the traditional version with 9/16" spindle, polished body and champagne cages; the EZY version in the same colorway and now the EZY is available in all black. The EZY's are great for travelers, folders or even saving some space during storage.
These are just a few of the new products in the last couple weeks. We are constantly adding new items to our 8000+ inventory almost every day, so if you're curious about more...check it out!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Introducing ROWEROWA SZKOLA - (Thanks to all the folks who helped us out on the correction). Means "BICYCLE SCHOOL" in Polish in honor of the neighborhood. We are a full service center to empower you with everything you need to understand and command the maintenance and operation of your bicycle(s). With the deep deep talent pool we have here, just about every question you can muster can be answered. Additionally we provide consultation to help you use bicycles in conjunction with your current transportation choices or to help you make bicycling your primary choice. Many of us here are year round commuters and we know this city well. We will also be hosting evening Q&A's with local messengers to really help you get the perfect routes and advice.
We will be having these structured classes for up to 4 people Mon. through Wed. evenings from 6 to 8 pm usually. These classes are:
Two consecutive Mondays. Please sign up for these classes at least two weeks in advance so we can order the parts you need to build your first wheel or wheel set. Learn the basics to building a traditional wheel - nothing crazy (right away anyways) 10% off parts and tools!
$60, 6pm to 8pm
These classes begin -
Nov. 7th & 14th
Dec. 5th & 12th
Jan. 2nd & 9th
Jan. 16th & 23rd
Two consecutive Tuesdays. Learn flat repair, bearing adjustment, intro to truing, brake adjustment, derailleur adjustment, and safety inspection and cleaning techniques. 10% off parts and tools.
$60, 6pm to 8pm
These classes begin -
Nov. 8th & 15th
Nov. 22nd & 29th
Dec. 6th & 13th
Jan. 3rd & 10th
Jan. 17th & 24th
Four consecutive Wednesdays. Learn everything in the Basics class taken one (or alot of) steps further in that parts will be removed from the bikes for overhauling with instruction for proper tool use. This is the class for cleaning bearings, identifying wear and part replacement, and changing cables, etc. Keep your white linen jumpsuit at home. 10% off parts and tools.
$100, 6pm to 8pm
These classes begin -
Nov. 30th, Dec. 7th, 14th, and 21st
Jan. 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th
Feb. 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd
In addition to these scheduled and structured classes, we also offer the opportunity for one-on-one or small group classes during our open hours from 10 to 5 Mon. through Thurs. and 10 to 3 on Saturdays. Say you just want to learn derailleurs or want help with getting started commuting - just ask - we will be available to custom tailor instruction for you and or yours. These available hours will begin on Monday, Nov. 7th.
We LOVE doing this, and are excited to help you get as excited about cycling as we are. (Within limitation - some of us are truly nuts for bikes. But we can take you to crazy town if you like.)
The other reason we created this space is to provide a place for the cycling community to get together for events. Bike movies, club meetings, ride stops and starts and in-betweens, art events - you name it. Even local breweries have found our new space to be an excuse to enjoy their offerings and camaraderie (like we need an excuse) with special tastings, etc. If you have an event you would like to schedule, get in touch and we can help make it happen.
We are excited to announce that our first event/ Grand Opening will be the evening of FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18TH , 8pm with the launch of the newest issue of COG MAGAZINE. On display will be artwork from the creators of COG, delicious beer from STONEFLY BREWERY , and GOLDSPRINT ROLLER RACING for all comers to turn themselves inside out on. Time to let the trash talk fuel your legs to victory or mush against your favorite opponents and as of yet undiscovered new friends - sprints are truly a spectacle!
The best way to get ahold of us for scheduling classes and events is 414 384 2236, ext 1007. Or email me, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Either way I can confirm your requests in a timely manner.
Hope to see you soon!
This is one of those items that can help solve problems for any mechanic. On top of being light and seemingly strong, this rack was designed mainly for dual suspension bikes but can also work on road bikes that do not have rack mounts. I wouldn't install this on a carbon bike, but as always, consult your mechanic if this is a suitable option for your bike. It is also very easy to take on and off. As we see more cyclists dabble in adventure biking and dirt brevets, I think we will see more great products like this soon.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Nice build John! And yes, this build does have the option for cantilever studs. I have also seen bikes built up with Paul Racer M brakes without cantilever studs for more clearance. Regardless, this bike will ride great in the dirt!
Monday, October 10, 2011
Besides just wanting to say thanks for the great review; we'd just like to clarify a couple things you've mentioned about ordering from our site.
a)We've been working with the USPO to get a cheaper rate on longer/oddly shaped packages and we're finally getting somewhere. You'll see a decrease on shipping costs for polo shafts shortly.
b)Our free shipping starts at $75 dollars (lower 48); so if you can get some people together for an order, it only takes 2 sets of the 3 piece kits to get free shipping.
Thanks again and keep on swinging!
Friday, October 7, 2011
As with the development of the original Bruiser; we wanted the riders to tell us what they needed, not the other way around. It's so important to get as much input as possible; but not just input, good input. As luck would have it, we had an opportunity to have another local rider with a lot of talent test out the new frame.
I've know Rick as long as I've known Antonyo and needless to say it wasn't too hard of a decision; always considering them the fixed duo of Milwaukee. With the pair of them on board with this project, you know this bike is going to be nothing short of incredible.
See the rest of his ride - here
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
Same great Bruiser geometry; with only a slight change suggested by the Milwaukee Bike Polo guys. A steeper seat angle / shorter top tube brings you closer to your bars and eases around the bar ball control. Want to see more specifics? Check em out on our site!
Thursday, September 8, 2011
- Bruiser Polo Fork - 100mm Spaced for Standard Front Hub
- 4130 Heat Treated Chromoly
- Weight - 1260g w/300mm Steerer
- 1-1/8" One-Piece Fully CNC'd Steerer
- Linear V-Brake Mounts with Removable Studs
- 400mm Axle to Crown
- 32mm Rake
- 6mm Dropouts
- Stealth Stainless MKE Badge (yes, the paint can be cleaned off if you choose; just let us know in the order comments)
- Black ED Coated Inside and Out for Full Rust Proofing
- Your Choice of Solid Color (excluding pearl coats or metalflake)
- Lifetime Warranty
- If you want to buy a Bruiser frameset or Bruiser ECO build with the V Polo Fork, drop a note in the checkout and we'll substitute the V Polo Fork for no additional charge.
If you haven't guessed already (or seen on the court what our MBC sponsored Beaver Boys are riding); we are introducing a new Waterford built Bruiser Polo specific frame! Full True Temper OX Platinum Frame and about 2 lbs. lighter than the Taiwan version. Same great Bruiser geometry and 700c of course! Keep an eye out right here for more info; they're going to be available VERY SOON.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
Also check out his post on Wisconsin trails and infrastructure. Politics aside, Wisconsin is a great place for cycling. From having the largest mountain bike series in the country to great trails and paths; we have it pretty good here! I've seen a ton of improvements to our paths and feel a lot more comfortable riding around town. I hope to see more changes, but for now, if you live here, I hope you're enjoying all that Wisconsin has to offer!
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Been pretty busy around here and I have a ton of stuff to post, but for now, let's talk about cyclocross! We have a great deal on Ultegra/Alex R450 wheels, perfect as a training set. I'm sure you'll find a use for a $200 wheelset!We also have some select new cross tires that should suit you on race day. Michelin Mud 2 and Clement Crusade PDX are in stock!Maybe this year I'll got off the mountain bike and actually do a cross race. I have a friend that is pretty adamant about lending his single speed Vanilla Speedvagen to race on. I don't know, it's quite a bit of bling for a rookie. But I guess why not! Regardless whether I race or not, I'll be at races heckling the heck out of my friends. Still really enjoying these summer days but am pretty excited for the fall season!
Friday, August 26, 2011
Btw, for those going, you must make a stop at the Union Terrace. The weather is perfect for a beer by the lakefront.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Give us a call at 414.384.2236, and ask for Mark Sirek to schedule your first visit.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Check out some reviews -
Grams Light Bikes
Liberty Sports Magazine
They are available today > HERE
We'll have some MBC items for you to browse through as well as give you an opportunity to try some of our new bike models. Drop by and say hello!