New Bertelli track framesets became available for sale at www.bertellibici.com this month . Old School lugged steel frame, real track geometry and very clean: no stickers, no bottle holes, no brake hole, just nice and clean. Price: $549.00 plus shipping…
Everyone wants to get out and ride, but not everyone has an abundance of extra cash sitting around to grab the latest and greatest Fixie/single speed bike. So what to do? Well we decided to take Walmart up on its Mongoose Single Speed bike offer. Coming in at a reasonable $149.99 would this bargain prices bike give us the performance and satisfaction we were looking for? Let’s find out in Part 1 of our budget build.
First thing first, we found our donor bicycle at the local Walmart bike isle sporting all the consummate badges and sales tags one could stick on it. After giving it a once over, we noticed a small one inch scrape on the top tube. Being the savvy shoppers we are, we mentioned it to management. That eye spy moment turned into a $10 discount. Around a 7% right off the top, enough to cover taxes. Not too shabby. So we take our new pride and joy home to really get a better look.
Overall the bike looks decent. The black and white theme seems to carry well, however Mongoose has seen fit to apply 10 lbs of stickers to the bike. It feels busy as a result of all the safety items and visual effects they saw fit to add to it. It’s a tall frame. If your under 5’ 7” I would be weary. All the safety items are present and it even comes with a manual.
Here is the latest addition to our Bike Porn collection thanks to Chris from Stuart Florida. Chris and couple of his buddies built this fixie bike last spring by using good ole Fuji frame they got from a flea market and adding used and new parts. Love this clean white frame look….
By now everybody heard of Walmart selling fixed/single speed bikes. Well… one of our fans decided to get one and try it out and invited us for a ride and to take some pics. We will be posting soon full review and before and after pictures of this bike. So far… it is not bad… If you are on a tight budget and want to get a low priced fixed gear or single speed… this is it. A little bit too heavy, probably due to the wheels with gazillion spokes on them but still not bad. So far this bike made it through a 10 mile ride around Downtown Saint Pete , half of that ride through a heavy rain. Stay tuned for a full review
Here is an example of the latest bike project between Carhartt and UK based bike company Charge.
Back in December the word started spreading through out the web that there was a colab in the works with MaiHiro and Urban1cycle with the help of our buddies over at Velocity Wheels.. Well finally the pics are here! Check out Kim’s one off custom bike created by Nakanari from MaiHiro with his Ninja Spiki..
The custom design was taking over to Visual FX Solutions in Tampa to get wrapped.. the frame was done along with the Velocity Deep V wheels and headset.. Our friends over at 66Fixed.com relaced the wheels up and we were ready to go..
A full shoot with Kim and her bike coming over soon.. and some more suprises coming with the colab of Urban1cycle and MaiHiro coming soon!
For all of you Brits out there check out this new release from Olympic Champion cyclist Chris Boardman. Chris Boardman has described the Boardman road Bike range as- “Taking all the experience from my own pro career alongside input from Olympic, World and National Champion riders, these bikes have been designed with one goal in mind.. performance. Whether you compete on the world stage or in your local sportive you too can share the same experience.” For more info or if you want to order this bike click here.