Thursday, December 22, 2011

9 Zero 7

Had to pick up my jaw after seeing this beast built up. One of our dedicated customers brought in a 9Zero7 frame and asked us to get everything else for it. Top notch parts on here; Nuvinci hub, Phil Wood 150mm BB, White Industries Cranks, Phil Wood 135mm Disc front hub, Paul Melvin tensioner, White Brothers Snow Pack fork...there is nothing less than bling on this bike. Kind of strange not having 'gears' but if this was my bike, I wouldn't complain.

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

The H - via Prolly


If you ever have the chance to hang out this gent, I recommend it.

Keep Live Music on WMSE

Our great pals over at WMSE need your help. Listener supported radio is cherished by all of us here at Ben's Cycle, so check out this great station and please donate!

Winter Bike Forum - Public House in Riverwest - Tonight!

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!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Blue Collar Holiday Sweepstakes!

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
The sweepstakes is open to residents of the United States only, excluding California and the District of Columbia due to state laws. See link below for entry and a full list of Rules & Regulations.
 Even though the contest trip is scheduled after our sock drive / release party for this colab bag; make sure you tell those Chrome folks you need to stop for a Ben's Cycle tour on your way through!

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