Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Gunnar Roadie with a custom geometry

Trish with her new Gunnar Roadie.
 Trish needed a bike with a taller seat and head tube to accomidate her long legs. Gunnar Bikes are very affordable in custom geometries. She calls this bike "Magnifico." The light weight (about 3 pounds lighter than her carbon fiber framed bicycle) and smooth ride are greatly appreciated. She says "it is the precise handling that is the best part of her new Gunnar Roadie!"
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Gunnar Roadie

Gunnar Roadie on the scale

Complete Gunnar Roadie with pedals weighing in at seventeen and a half pounds.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

1960 Hetchins Magnum Bonum on display at Mock Orange Bikes.

Hyman Hetchin opened a music shop in Tottenham, North London in 1922. At some point he started selling bicycles. He later partnered with frame builder Jack Denny and Hetchins Bicycles began in 1935. Hetchins bicycles are some of the best and most ornate bicycles ever produced.

The Hetchins Magnum Bonum model was produced from 1951 till 1969. 
First generation Campagnolo Record rear derailleur.

Mafac Jural Forge Brakes and beautiful fenders.

Unbelievable detail of this seat cluster.

Hand carved lugs and tanges on the fork crown. Both are outlined by a painted gold pinstripe.

Campagnolo Record Highflange hubs with the cutouts painted red.

The quality of the materials and workmanship are amazing on this bike. The headtube section is the most ornate place on this bike.

Hetchins Headtube Badge.

Brooks Swallow Saddle and Brooks Saddle Bag.

1960 Hetchins Magnum Bonum on display at Mock Orange Bikes.

Hetchins display at the 1936 Lightweight Cycle Show
Horticulture Hall, London

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Gunnar Crosshairs

David with his new Gunnar Crosshairs

David built his bike as a do all. It will ride well on road or off. His choice of paint color was excellent, Roadhouse blue. Have fun riding your new Gunnar Bicycle David! 
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Friday, March 20, 2015

How A Colnago Steel Frame Is Made

Colnago Master!

Colnago Master 
SIR Club Member, Charles, put together the ulitmate Italian steel bicycle. He used a Campagnolo Chorus group to build his bike. 

Zeb is behind the counter keeping an eye on the Colnago Master

The Master is built with star shaped steel tubing that is custom drawn for Colnago in Italy. The lugs, fork, seat and chain stays are all chrome plated in Italy.
A rider is painted on the top tube of the Colnago Master



Thursday, March 19, 2015

Gunnar Crosshairs going together!

Gunnar Crosshairs
 A SIR Club Member is putting together a new Gunnar Crosshairs. This bike is going to be built for all types of riding. The frameset has canti-lever brakes, room for 23mm to 42mm width tires, and has mounts for both racks and fenders.  
Gunnar on the seat tube!

The bottom bracket threads being chased.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The First Order of SIR Jersey's are in!

 Our first order of club jerseys has arrived. They are made by Road Holland. Buy one of these great looking Jersey's today and celebrate the great ride that is only provided by a steel bicycle frame!