Status: For Sale at $450
Frame & Fork: Tange Double-Butted Cro-Moly
Groupset & Brakeset: Shimano 7 spd STX (MC-34) with SRAM Grip Shift SRT 400
Wheelset: Sun Rims AT18 rims on Shimano Acera X hubs with Massi Blaze 26x2.0 Tires
I picked up this really nice Rocky Mountain from a gentleman in Black Mountain who had replaced it with an e-bike. It was in great shape and I rode cleaned it up and rode it as my winter bike in 21-22. In the fall of 22, someone came to look at my shop and liked the Whistler so I decided to rebuild it and sell it to him.
This was such a joy to ride and a really fun rebuild. It was in excellent condition and everything went smoothly. It had a really cool 1 1/8" threadless front fork that was rigid. Something I've not seen before and will make it easy to update it to a modern cockpit in the future. For that reason, I struggled to sell it. It received a new bottom bracket, new tires and tubes, new cables and housing and new grips.
Status: In Progress
Frame: Tange MTB Double Butted Cr-Mo with Ritchey Dropouts
Fork: Tange CR-MO MTB Rigid
Groupset & Brakeset: Shimano Deore LX derailleurs (M563) with Shimano STX (MC-30) shifter/brake combos
Wheelset: Ritchey Vantage Sport Rims on STX Parallax hubs with ?? Tires
Wow! I couldn't pass this bike up! It's in amazing condition and all original, even the saddle, grips and tires! There are two nice touches that were added by the original owner, a purple bottle cage and purple bar-ends to match the purple decals. Notice the cool purple accents on the Vetta saddle even! This bike is going to pop when I finish with it!
Status: Not for Sale (Belongs to my Father-In-Law)
Groupset: Shimano Tiagra
Frame: 7005 Aluminum
My Father-In-Law is in his 80's and still rides his bike several times per week. He's even done some 100km rides, and all that without electric assist! I had already set-up his cockpit to give him a more comfortable riding position, and the bike was running great but the frame was pretty scratched up and worn out looking from years of traveling on racks and in the back of trucks. Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures before I took it apart, but at least you can see what the frame looked like before it was painted.
He wanted it painted red with white decals so I chose Corvette Victory Red for the basecoat. I made all the decals with Photoshop and cut them out with the Cricut. Since Brodie is a Canadian company, I added the maple leaf to the 'b' logo and thought it made it look pretty cool.
My father-In-Law was pretty happy with the results. He's now riding a bike that is like-new with a completely original paint job. I'm sure he'll be twice as fast now with his racing-red machine!
Status: In Progress
Made in Italy
Frame & Fork: Columbus Aelle
Groupset: Gipiemme Crono Sprint (World Championship Edition)
Wheelset: Ambrosio 19 Extra rims on Gipiemme Sprint hubs with tires TBD
When I first saw this bike, I was intrigued because of the unusual groupset and the quality frame but I thought it was priced way too high for the amount of work it needed so I passed. I just couln't get it out of my mind, though, and a year later, I contacted the seller to see if it was still available. We settled on a reasonable price and I brought it home. I can't wait until the weather warms up so I can give it a fresh new paint job and turn it into a work of art.
I love white frames with black lettering so I decided to give this frame a pearl white paint that I think will look amazing with the black in the decals, wheels and groupset.