Tuesday, December 30, 2008

2008 Campagnolo 10spd Chorus / Deda Kit

New bike take-off for a really great price, check it out here....
If you can find the sum of parts cheaper (excluding eBay sellers) let us know and we'll try and make a deal!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Toyo Godzilla Track Framesets

We are carrying Euro Asia's new Japanese project with frame manufacturer Toyo. A welded main triangle with brazed rear end, made from Kaisei 002 tubing and a beautiful metallic paint for cover. All framesets are 899 and each size comes in a variety of metallic colors.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Ben's Snow Day!

...although it had to have snowed at least 12 inches, a few of us were able to plow our way in today (a couple of us on 2 wheels!). Before 9pm last night we had ZERO snow on the ground!!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Vittoria Randonneur 700x28c Now in White

Vittoria has claimed another tire for the white collection. See it here....

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Lot of New Products...

...are being listed today! As always; keep an eye on the "New Products" link on our site. Sometimes we forget to mention them on the blog.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

NEW Andel Fixed Gear / SS Cranks!

Andel's new forging is definitely going to be stiffer than their last! Large Omnium style arms, mirror black anodized 165mm x 46t now in stock. Cold Forged Version

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MBC Wool Winter Riding Caps!

Milwaukee light WOOL riding caps are now available! Nice and thin under the helmet cap. Keep your ears and back of the neck a bit warmer in these winter months. 2 Sizes - Standard fits noggins up to 60cm (7-1/2 Hat Size)- Large fits noggins up to 62cm (7-3/4" Hat Size).

Monday, December 8, 2008

Really nice cut from Luke Stiles featuring John Prolly

Ground Black from Luke Stiles on Vimeo.

John's been riding the Stout for quite some time now and has been instrumental in the evolution of the product. Thanks for the cut guys! More 144bcd Stouts are in production and will be available shortly.

Friday, December 5, 2008

NEW Miche Colorways!

Miche Cranks, Hub Sets and Seatposts in great colors. Best of all the prices are the same as the silver pieces!
Or just check out our Anodized Parts section under the Track/Fixed Gear Category.

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thule Rack Special

Score 15% off and free shipping* on any Thule Racks in stock on our website.

Simply enter thule15 into the coupon code section during checkout and receive 15% off your order and free shipping. This also applies to racks already on sale (i.e. passage racks are already 10% off. This will take an additional 15 off that.)

*Continental US only. Please don't abuse this coupon or use with orders other than Thule Racks. It will just cause headaches for everyone.

ANY Mis-use of this coupon, which means, if you use the coupon "thule15" for ANYTHING other than a Thule product, will result in your order being canceled immediately.


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Last of the 2008 Pista Concepts...

We did get a few more framesets from Bianchi. A couple unfortunate parts are the new cost (Bianchi raised the price) and the amount we received. Once these are sold, that's it for 2008. Then it is on to 2009.
If it says "sold out", we don't have anymore and won't be able to get any either. All of us with have to wait for 2009 product and your guess is as good as ours when that will happen. Please don't call and ask, we will post on our blog (link on our home page) when we receive more info. Thank you.


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Brooks Showroom Samples Sale!

Time to spruce up the store and we need to clear some product for our showroom renovation. Now's your chance to get 20% off all our Brooks display saddles and accessories...they are unused (probably been fondled a whole bunch), but just don't have the original packaging! See our "Used / Blems / Overstocks" category on our website or click here. Once they're gone, they're GONE.

We are also running some great Holiday deals on our showroom bike inventory, come on down and check it out. Take advantage of our sale and be ready for spring or ride your new bike home!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Add COG Magazine to Your Cart!

If you don't happen to make the first 10 orders every day that get a free issue of COG, we've made it really easy to get your subscription or individual issues. Even back issues!
Keep an eye out for the Vol.1 Photo Annual Hardcover Edition due out very soon. Celebrating COG's first year in publication with over 100 pages of photos from throughout their first four issues. It is going to be magnificent.

Monday, November 24, 2008

New Gun Kote Option for MKE Bike Build!

We are going to be offering "Gun Kote" as soon as we can nail down the color palette from our coater. We've had had some sample frames done and they look great! The specs on Gun Kote are very impressive as well...

Gun Kote Tech-
The 2400 Series is a hard, abrasion resistant coating which meets or exceeds the military specifications for protective coatings. With a pencil hardness of greater then 9H The 2400 Series will also provide a 180-degree bend to provide excellent impact resistance, lubricity (meets military dry firing specifications), heat dissipation, corrosion protection and will not attract dirt or dust. The 2400 Series of coatings can be sprayed and formulated for dip-spin application and to meet specific customers’ needs.

The 2400 Series meets or exceeds the most recent military and aerospace specifications. Marketed under the trademarked name Gun Kote it is an outstanding general-purpose coating for use in the sporting goods, construction, and general light to heavy industrial equipment.

Technical General:
Outstanding corrosion protection up to 1000 salt spray tests at 5% salt. Tests performed for Armscor by the South African Navel Logistics Dept. showed Gun Kote withstanding an equivalent of a 7-year exposure. (Tests were performed on Aluminum in a salt spray chamber with 50/50 on/off time at 35 degrees C.)

Meets or exceeds Military requirements to "Resistant to Chemicals" such as, Aviation Gasoline, Grade 115/145, Jet Fuel, JP-4, Lubrication Oil, Hydraulic Fluid, Non-petroleum, Remover Paint, Epoxy Systemlene, Nitric Acid, Hydrochloric Acid, Hydrogen Peroxide, Ammonia Hydroxide, Sodium Hydroxide NaOH, Sulfuric Acid H2SO4 3%, Sodium Bisulphide, NaHS 3% and Alkaline Cleaner, Highly Chelated (ANN-RO #101).

...look for the option very soon in our frame builder!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Polo Guard Fitment - Any 110bcd Crankset

We have had some questions about the Polo Guard only fitting on Sugino XD cranksets with the Sugino's proprietary offset spider arm. Although we did design the PG/XD system for our own reasons; it is not the end all.
As the above image illustrates, the PG can be mounted on any 110bcd crankset. Simply changing the location of the ring to the inside of the spider (seen in top section of image) instead of the outside as the XD system was designed (lower section).
The top section with the two Sinz cranks (front and back view) show the PG mounted in this fashion. The Sinz crankset is for illustration purposes only, any 110bcd crank can be used (FMF, FSA, Fly Racing, AC Racing, BulletProof, etc.).
A longer BB will have to be used with any crankset other than a Sugino XD. Although crank/spider offsets vary from crankset to crankset. With the PG mounted to the Sinz crankset seen above, we used a 68x113mm bottom bracket and got a 41mm chainline.
BikePolo.ca member "Manting" from Ontario Canada is using his on a FMF crankset seen here. Maybe he will be kind enough to drop a note and let us know what BB length he is using on his steed.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

New Arrival! Sugino Cospea BLACK!

Just in! Black Sugino Cospea Cranksets... The Sexy Devils....Available in a variety of lengths and compact tooth combinations.

Monday, November 3, 2008

NEW Milwaukee Polo Hubs - 48 Hole Drilling!

We had some silver polished MKE flip/flop hubs custom drilled in 48 hole for you Polo Cats and Kittens out there. Only a few sets in now, but should have the rest by the third week of November. We are working on a wheel builder so keep on checking!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Rennen MTB Single Speed Rings & Cogs

Rennen Design group is a rider owned company committed to offering the best in design and prototyping services for the bicycle industry. Check them out - cogs and rings.

New Champ Grips - Coming Soon

Milky Way clear grip with embedded glitter.
Sign up for the "In-Stock Notification" near the bottom of this page and get an email when they arrive!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ellis Cycles / Sanchez Paintshop

Just finished photographing the latest Ellis Cycles creation. I have had hundreds of framesets in my hands over the last twenty years and as far as I'm concerned Dave Wages craftsmanship has to be some of the finest I have ever seen. From fit to finish, they are almost too easy to photograph.
It's obvious paint is a major component to Dave's framesets as he selected Milwaukee local, Jason Sanchez to shoot every one of them. Jason's been doing amazing paint for years and has a best in show from NAHBS under his belt to back it up.
So if you want one of the most beautiful crafted frames in the world or amazing paint work added to your current ride; look these guys up, they will not dissapoint.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Limited Edition BROOKS British Racing Green Swallow

NEW! Only 100 Limited Edition Bicycle Film Festival British Racing Green Swallow's were manufactured. The Swallow is designed as a lightweight performance saddle for those seeking comfort and class. Since the Ti price hike, the Swallow is now available with more affordable chrome rails. Real leather, done right. British Green leather, new in original box. Comes with certificate of authenticity, tension wrench, proofide and towel.

Friday, October 17, 2008

MBC 12t Cog!

The mate to the new MBC lockring is just in from our machinist and off to laser. Check our Milwaukee Cog Section for availability. Best to sign up for our "In Stock Notification" at the bottom of the 12t page for an instant email when they become available.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

On Your Marks....

...Get Set, a set of cogs that is. Sugino alloy cog set with carrier and lockring. Only a few initially available.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Christopher "Bainesworth" Baines was the MBC Pologuard winner as MVP at this year's Los Marcos Mayhem in NYC. From what we have seen and heard the Los Marcos Crew put on one hell of a weekend.

Here's what one of the masked luchadores had to say...

"We gave away the pologuard to Christopher “Bainesworth” Baines from Richmond, VA as an MVP prize. The MVP at LOS MARCOS is the one who upholds the essense of LOS MARCOS in the most sincere and notable ways all weekend long. Baines tattooed himself, pulled a lot of shenanigans, and bribed the crap out of us for three straight days. Not to mention he’s a great polo player and fun guy to be around. Getting Los Marcos Tattooed on yourself FOR LIFE is almost ground enough for MVP status..... I mean seriously. I’m still kinda stunned by that."

Monday, October 13, 2008

Gore Bike Wear

The cooler days/nights of this beautiful fall season can be all too convincing that winter will soon be upon us. Everyone is bundling up just a little more hoping to push off the inevitable turn of the thermostat.
We may have to use gas to keep our homes warm and our pipes from freezing; however, you don't have to use it to get to work. Consider investing in some warm and durable cold weather outerwear that will keep you riding long into the winter months.
The Gore Bike Wear line will never disappoint, just take a gander at what they have to offer. Interested in some pieces we don't have in stock? Shoot us an email and we see about getting it to you asap!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Atomlab Riser Bars.....

....mother of glory. 4130 cromoly riser bars for your beating pleasure! White and Red now available, other colors and finishes shortly.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Laek House!

We just got in Laek House Hoodies and Tees! Made in New York on SUPER soft American Apparel clothing. Enhanced Light Visibility System on select pieces, look for "ELVS" in the title.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

It's Night Riding season

Whether you're getting ready for your night ride state champs or getting some nice fall commuting; the time is now to upgrade your lights. Check out some of the new models from Nite Rider (some you can even charge straight from your computer) or our ever growing collection of Knog lights.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

New Polo Guard Colorways

We've had requests for the Polo Guard in colors so we had a very limited batch anodized.
We didn't put a crankset option with these, but give us a call or email and we'll give you a set of black or silver (165mm or 170mm) arms for $30 extra with the purchase of one of these!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Prolly's Stout 144

Locked and loaded. Man does that look pretty...for now anyway (Thanks Sasha). I'm sure John will grace us with some video in the future.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Thanks Montana!

UrbanVelo.org got a shot of Montana's polo steed. Montana's part of the Hoagie Rollers Polo Team (Mark, Montana and Alex) and one of the 2008 NACCC Pologuard winners. Thanks Montana for representing @ Interbike! Give us a shout when you have a chance.

Monday, September 29, 2008

24.0mm DiaTech Goldfinger!

We asked Diatech to make a 23.8-24.0mm Clamp "Goldfinger" and they are here!
One of the greatest brake levers ever.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Team Pegasus

Ben's Sponsored Team Pegasus has been tearing it up at road, track and MTB races this year and the local 'Cross season starts this Saturday with Wisconsin's first ever UCI 'Cross race at Sun Prairie. If you're in the area make sure you stop by the race and have a few cold ones while watching some of the best racing action in the Midwest. A few Pegasus racers will be sporting some brand new MBC products that should be hitting the website later this week.

Stay tuned for more info...

Monday, September 22, 2008

MBC 29er Stock Builds Now Available

We now have some build ideas for the Milwaukee 29ers. Of course you can still build it up however you want, but check out some of the prepared builds first to get an idea for parts and prices. Link

Big wheels keep on turnin...

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Milwaukee Drill Bike by Tim Schneider

There she is - the 28.5 lb, 90.08 foot-pounds of torque, 28-volt powered, 19 MPH blazing, 100% Milwaukee built, mean machine.


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