Friday, January 31, 2014

Aunt Builds Diorama Bike Shop

  These photos were recently posted on reddit.com of a model bike shop made by someone's aunt for a Christmas present.  The model bikes and parts are made by Pedal Mafia Pedal ID and were purchased from Ben's Cycle.com!  




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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

View This: How Velocity Bicycle Rims are Made


  Velocity Rims have been a very popular choice for cyclists and for good reason, because they are the USA made.  They offer a variety of styles of rims specific to mtb, road, bmx, cyclocross, touring and even bike polo.  They're distributing warehouse is located a hob, skip and a jump over lake Michigan from us, which allows Ben's Cycle to offer super fast delivery and availability.
  Head over to our web store and take a look at our selection!  If you don't see the exact rim you're looking for, then let us know and we'll get it for you.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

New Product In Stock: Brooks MT21 Multi-Tool Kit






















  Everyone knows Brooks is known for their saddles, but who know they could make such useful multi-tool.  This would make an excellent tool for touring as it has every possible tool you would need, and even a brooks saddle spanner.  It also features a leather wrap that ensure the tools stay in place, and it's available in three colors; black, brown and ochre(shown in photo).  Head over to benscycle.com to get one.

7 Allen Keys / Hex Wrenches: #2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8
 
3 Screwdrivers:
-Small Flat Head Screwdriver
-Phillips Screwdriver #2 (Medium Head)
-Phillips Screwdriver #1 (Small Head)
 
3 Torx Wrenches: T10, T20, T25
4 Spoke Wrenches: #0, 1, 2, 3
1 Chain Tool
1 Bottle Opener
1 Spanner for Brooks Saddles

1 Knife
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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Milwaukee-bred Beavers Featured in GQ


From left to right: Joey Halvorsen, Brian Dillman, and Eric Kremin (Photo Credit: Matthew Reamer)

2013 world bike polo champions, The Beavers, were just spotlighted in a feature article in GQ magazine. As many of you know, The Beavers' Eric Kremin was a bike mechanic in our shop for a number of years until relocating to San Fran last spring. Milwaukee Bicycle Co. has been a longtime sponsor of the Milwaukee-rooted team and we couldn't be prouder of The Beavers' accomplishments and continued dedication to the sport of bike polo.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Bike Rumor interviews Central Wisconsin Offroad Cycling Coalition(Snow Biking)

  Click the link to read the entire interview and find out how Wisconsin is leading the snow biking trend.





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Monday, January 20, 2014

New Product in Stock: Nitto Cycling Cap

 Now available at Ben's Cycle.com!

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Ebay Spotlight: Vintage Raleigh Locking Fork


Before Kryptonite and OnGuard, peace of mind rested in the ol' locking fork. We found this vintage gem in our basement over the weekend while doing some winter cleaning. It's a very well-kept Raleigh bike fork with a built-in locking mechanism. When set, the fork would lock in the turn position, thus not allowing the bike to be ridden in a straight line and foiling any potential getaway.
Maybe the most exciting part of the find was that the original Wilmot Union Breeden keys were still in the lock(!) and the feature works perfectly. It's been fun checking this fork out over the last few days, but we've decided that this piece belongs to a true Raleigh aficionado or someone looking to upgrade the fork on their prized vintage bike. 

This preserved locking fork is currently up for auction now through January 23rd over in our Ebay store.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

New Products in Stock: Crank Brothers Speedier Tire Levers

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  The Crank Brothers Speedier is the only tire lever that will save your knuckles from spoke punishment, and because of that you're able to grab a hold of the lever with confidence; which gives you more leverage for easier removal/install.  The Speedier also features a special lip that makes for quicker bead install too!
 

Head over to our online store to read more information about this lever and scoop a pair of these up!

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Video: DIY Presta to Schrader Valve Adapter

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Wisconsin Bike Fed: Winter Commuting Tricks


  Click the link here or the photo above to get some very useful tricks of the road from our expert commuter Dave Schlabowske, who currently works as the deputy director of the Bicycle Fed of Wisconsin and has been commuting on his bicycle for many many years.
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Friday, January 10, 2014

New Product In Stock: HED Big Deal / Salsa Mukluk Carbon Fat Bike Wheelset

















  Are you a serious fat biker?  Or, do you want to lighten up your current rig?  Then, these are the wheels you need!  In stock now and ready to ship immediately.
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Friday, January 3, 2014

New Build: Rainbow Sparkle Polo Bruiser























Click here to view the rest of the photos of this beauty on our Flickr account.
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