Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

AJ Austin - WRAHW Interview

It's all about the flow... A little insight into the mind of AJ Austin. Check out Torey's interview here.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

New Items - Sinz Riser Bars and KMC Devil 202

It was a bit difficult to find a high quality 3/32" non-chamfered single speed chain for track bikes using 3/32" drive train or single speed mountain bikes. KMC created the D202 Devil chain; sibling to the D101 1/8" version, the 202 should prove to be a high quality 3/32" drive solution.

New riser bars from Sinz just in, alloy straight wall construction, 22.2 clamp, available in a few colors and a reasonable price.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Bike Polo Dual Cable Pull

MKE Bike Polo rider Eric Kremin made good use of the Problem Solvers Cable Doubler. He wanted to have one lever actuate both calipers during his polo matches and this did the trick. He has it setup so the rear locks up before the front for super quick stops and the use of a v-brake noodle on the front caliper allowed him to easily disassemble the front fork for travel. Nice work Eric!

PROFILE True 3/8"

We just received a couple of the new True 3/8th Profile fix/fix hubsets in. 3/8"(10mm) fixing bolt with steel serrated washer to keep you wheel from slippin. They are out of stock of many colors right now, as Profile gets more made, we'll get them in our store for you.

In addition to the hubsets, we received some True 3/8th axle conversion kits to transform your old hubs to the new larger bolt.

Gotta love these hubs!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

PROTYPE - 68 x 109mm ISO Taper BB!!!

The number one question/email we get is..."Does anyone offer a reasonably priced sealed cartridge bottom bracket for the Sugino 75 track crankset, a true 109mm ISO taper bottom bracket?". The answer for a very long time was unfortunately "no".

Well, after searching high and low (for what seems like a millennium)we found a manufacturer!


Milwaukee "Nickel" Bar Ends - NEW!

Get 'em here!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Local Products

We've got some new products up from local (or ex-local) companies. Ruckus Components started out up here in Milwaukee before becoming official and heading out to the cycling mecca that is Portland, OR. We're happy to finally have some production versions of their chainguards. We've been testing out prototypes for the past 2+ years and we're excited to be able to share them with customers now. link

We also have some new MBC cycling caps in. While these aren't exactly a new product, our good friends at Cognition up in Madison have come up with a rather Wisconsin themed hat for us. link

Friday, November 6, 2009

Profile Splined 144bcd


AJ Austin's Day Trip

Photo credit: chris_topherlee

AJ just shot some pics over from a day trip to San Marcos. Looks to have been a beautiful day in Texas for hitting some banks. Check Chris' link out for more!

Prolly's Bike Check - LOOP

Nice spread on Peel Sessions NYC in the latest issue of Loop. One of the few times no one can give me hell for just looking at the pictures. See more of the spread @ Prolly's Flickr and check out more from the eye behind these great images.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Brooks Saddles!

Still have some Brooks showroom samples left over from our remodel. Head over here and take a look!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New Fyxation Rear Tires!

Boy do I love it when companies honestly listen to customers.
There were a few people who were burning thru their rear colored tires too fast and Fyxation came up with a great a medium compound stripe right where it matters!
Don't be mistaken, it's not just another black tire with stripes of color. Since this is a full color tire with a black center stripe you'll still get the tacky soft side compound for cornering.
Now you can add some color to your ride, have a full color tire in the front to take advantage of the grip that the softer colored tires offer and add some longevity to your rear at the same time.
It is said these will be available before Christmas.

Oh and those who are looking forward to the whitewall version (wider black or brown center tread), we should see those in about 2-3 weeks.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Bruiser Getting Down and Dirty!

Photo Credit brunoj

This is great to see and shows how limitless a bicycle can become with an open mind and a little dexterity. Many have threatened to mountain bike the Bruiser because of the sheer beef of the frame, tire clearance and the ability to run brakes. However, Chris Tavel took it one step further...fixed Cyclo X! From the sound of it, he has been doing quite well too. Nice job Chris!

Holdfastordie Bruiser

We have been getting tons of questions concerning the colorway of the Hold Fast Bruiser. The frame is Gun Kote Clear Coat Raw and the fork is Atomlab Red (standard wet paint). The Gun Coat is an option in the paint drop drop menu in the Bruiser order page. It costs 125 extra, takes about 3 weeks for our coater to turn around and that includes a coating inside the frame as well.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bruiser ReStock!

Bruisers are scheduled to be delivered tomorrow, Wednesday 10/14. We put them in stock and available for purchase. As usual, it is first come first serve. Turn around times are posted in the ads.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Bruiser Fork Expanding Steerer Plug

We have been hearing some confusion about the Bruiser fork expanding top-cap plug (included with every Bruiser frameset and Bruiser Aftermarket Fork order); from installation and use, to the plug pulling out of steer tubes when trying to tighten headset. We have illustrated the proper method to install and use this steerer plug.
This expanding plug is our replacement for the traditional star nut, because the heat treatment done to our forks does not allow a traditional star nut to properly bite the inside of the steerer.

In addition, we wanted to know how much force (in/lbs.) it took to pull the plug out of the steerer.
We clamped a stem securely to the steerer at the appropriate height (3-5mm) above the steerer top. Tightened a top cap and screw finger tight, then used a dial indicator in/lb torque wrench to load the plug / top cap until plug started to pull from the steerer tube.
In 5 separate pull tests, with 5 separate forks, it took approximately 80-90 in/lbs. of load to pull the plug from the steerer. This is 8 to 9 times the amount of force headset manufacturers recommend for proper bearing preload.

-Make sure stem's steerer bolts are completely loosened when preloading headset.
-Chris King states top cap preload 4-10 in/lbs. (15 max)
-Many other manufacturers state "Caution - Preload torque on top cap adjuster should only be enough to take the play out of the headset. More than that will cause headset binding and/or premature wear."

Friday, October 2, 2009

Bruiser Build Pics - Keep Them Coming!

If you haven't sent us your Bruiser build yet, put that index finger to work!

Send us your Bruiser pics and we'll post them on our website and Flickr so everyone can see your creation. Everyone who participates will get a 20% off coupon* for our website! Start snapping!!!!!

PS...please mention your frame size in the email!

*Coupon cannot be used for frameset purchases. If you do, the order will be canceled.

Boobleg Sessions!?

Boobleg Sessions from John Prolly on Vimeo.

Anyway, it's great to see Tony back on the bike! Burd officially announced that Bootleg Sessions v.4 is underway; can't wait to see what's up. If you haven't seen Burd's new bike, check it out!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

John Prolly in Japan Recap!

Prolly wrote a great recap on Mishka's blog about trip to Japan. Be sure to check it out!
Man, that foot is all sorts of wrong.

Celebrating Biketober!

To celebrate Biketober we are giving away a medium moss Brooks Barbican!

How do you enter to win this phenomenal leather shoulder bag? Simple! When you place an order through our website you are automatically entered!

At the end of the month we will compile all of October's entrants and the winner's name will be randomly selected from a hat (or similar device). As always, make sure your contact information is up-to-date when placing your order.

The fine print~
"Biketober Barbican Giveaway" is void where prohibited by applicable law. The "Biketober Barbican Giveaway" will begin on October 1, 2009 and end at 11:59 PM Central on October 31, 2009. If you wish not to participate in the "Biketober Barbican Giveaway" you must drop a note at the time you have placed your order stating you wish NOT to participate in the "Biketober Barbican Giveaway".

The winner of the
"Biketober Barbican Giveaway" is responsibly for any state,federal and local taxes (of the value of your prize). Shipping is FREE to receive your Brooks Barbican shoulder bag, FREE SHIPPING DOES NOT INCLUDE any international taxes and brokerage fees, which will be collected at delivery. International participants are responsible for researching these fees. will NOT be held responsible for any taxes or brokerage fees you may have to pay to get your package from your customs service. International entrants: Bag will be shipped as gift with bag's full retail value stated on international shipping documents.

Any potential winner who cannot be contacted via email or phone within five (5) days of first attempted notification will forfeit his/her prize and will result in the selection of an alternate winner. No substitutions are permitted.

*Ebay or Vendio store orders are not included in this drawing. This drawing is limited to orders'/customers' placed on during the month of October/Central Standard Time.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Doug D / NYC / Pedal Speed!

Nice to see; these guys kill the hardcourt and if you haven't seen it in action, you are missing it. Wow is right Doug, nice surprise.

Monday, September 21, 2009


All of you visiting Interbike this year will not see a Milwaukee Bicycle Co. booth. However, you will see a few Bruisers rolling around the show (among other parts). One of those is Hold Fast's Bruiser Demo showing off their incredible foot retention system. Jeremiah will have this available during the demo and each evening after the show. It is also doing dual duty as a demo bike for Fyxation's Session 700 tires, so swing by both Hold Fast's (Booth #4262) and Fyxation's (Booth #3459), check out their stuff and take it for a spin!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Odyssey 28mm Flatware Stem

Another high quality option to help dial in the cockpit on your Milwaukee Bruiser. The Bruiser was designed to use short stiff stems and with the Flatware stem, 35mm isn't the shortest option anymore. Thanks Odyssey!

New Chrome Shoes In Stock

After talking with Chrome it is clear that they have put some real thought into their new shoe line. Taking into consideration not only stiffness for cycling, but also walking give/support and overall all day comfort. Great Job!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Cinelli MASH Framesets In Stock!

We were thinking the same thing as all of you (well, maybe not ALL of you) that the new Cinelli / MASH frame was really well done. Were only able to manage a few frames this time around. If they are sold out by the time you make it over here, put your email into the "In Stock Notification" and when the next batch come in we'll shoot you an email.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Zipp Wheel Sale!

Clearing out some older stock of Zipp wheels. 202's, 303's, 404's, 808's and 909's on our eBay and website. The eBay prices are cheaper because with website purchases we are offering a pair of (in-stock) Michelin, Vittoria or Continental tires for free (your choice)!!!

*Free tire offer does not apply to Zipp wheelsets purchased on eBay.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Show off your Bruiser!

Send us your Bruiser pics and we'll post them on our website and Flickr so everyone can see your creation. Everyone who participates will get a 20% off coupon* for our website! Start snapping!!!!!

PS...please mention your frame size in the email!

*Coupon cannot be used for frameset purchases. If you do, the order will be canceled.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New Sugino Mighty Comp MC130

Very nice finish on Sugino's new Mighty Comp crankarms and chainrings. Can't wait to get our hands on these. When we get an ETA, you will be the first to know! They are also offering a tour version in 110bcd that's going to be a great match for our 2010 Pologuards.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Asphalt B43 Giveaway - Laek House

Seen @ Prolly

Keep your eyes peeled to the Laekhouse blog and here for more details.

Asphalt Giveaway Coming Up Soon

I’ve been working on organizing a giveaway series with John Prolly and it is coming to fruition within the next week or so. Named Asphalt, it’s a giveaway series showcasing of some of our favorite brands and friends.

We’re kicking it off with a set of B43s graciously donated by Velocity that I have finished in black ELVS. I know there have been questions floated as to whether there will be a production ELVS B43, and honestly, I can’t really give an answer yet. For the time being, these ELVS B43s are unique, perhaps now and forever.

pics by Andy T

ELVS Tees Here!

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