Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2010 Jamis Beatnik

2010 is the advent of many things, not least of which is the reimagining of the Jamis Beatnik. Yeah, the 2009's gunmetal appearance was both stoic and proud, but 2010 is the cool younger brother who everybody likes more and gets better christmas presents.

Slick white tires. Red anodized hubs, bar ends, and compression caps. White tape on Jamis's sick beatnik bullhorns. Classic script lettering on a retro paint design. 2009, you were great (and on sale now!), but 2010's star is rising!



2010 - In Stock Now!
-Scott

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Most Wonderful Holidays To You All!

As the 2009 draws to a close, the Retro City Cycles family wishes you safe, joyous riding throughout the new year!


Holiday Hours

Thursday, Christmas Eve - 10am-3pm
Friday, Christmas Day - CLOSED
Saturday, December 25th - 11am-5pm
Thursday, December 31: 10 am - 3 pm
Friday, January 1: Closed

Our 2010 models are rolling in, come check them out!


Live fast, ride faster!




-Scott

Monday, December 14, 2009

ROLF ROAD WHEELS




We have a set of Rolf Echelon SL wheels in the shop. Brand new in black, 31mm Alloy Clincher, 16 front bladed spokes, 20 rear bladed spokes. Weight is 1695G total. Come put your hands on them at the shop! Retail is $749

2010 Jamis Beatnik




Just got in the new 2010 Jamis Beatnik for a customer. Great bike, sweet new color, Renolds 520 chromo double-butted tubing, Lugged chromo fork, nice double walled rims with flip-flop hub. Come in and check out some bikes!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Cash for Clunkers!

Tis the season... to donate a bicycle!

Push, pull or drag your old bicycle down to Retro City Cycles, and not only will you receive $100 off of your new bike, we'll donate your old bicycle to charity! Put a smile on your face, and on the face of someone who receives a bicycle!

Please see front desk for details. Cash for Clunkers will run through December 31, 2009!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Ryan Doyle's bike exhibition at Art Basel Miami Beach

You're invited to ride an installation from freak bike culture. Experience Doyle's three part bike exhibition featuring the Hell-a-Copter, the Regurgitator and Tall Bike Jousting at Art Basel Miami Beach, December 3 - 6, 2009.

Squishy Universe Gallery
150 NW 24th Street
Miami, FL 33127

Check bikeclubgames.com for all details on daily LIVE web streaming events from Art Basel Miami and get all the information about TALL BIKE JOUST iPhone app available 01.01.10.

Ryan Doyle on Art Basel and the new Tall Bike Joust iPhone app; Check out the interview by Bike Blog NYC!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Holiday Lights Bike Ride!

Is it a ride to see the holiday lights, or a ride with holiday lights on your bike?

Both!

We’ll meet at Lake Eola Park along Eola Drive near the Civil War memorial, and ride for about an hour-and-a-half or so, ogling at decorated houses and our own manicly-flashing selves. Afterward we hang out at the park with a table full of drinks and snacks. Carol & Mighk will provide the (weather-appropriate) drinks and cups; you bring goodies for all to share.

Date: Sunday, December 20

Start Time: we roll out at 6 PM

Length: about an hour-and-a-half of riding

Equipment: front & rear lights are required; other lights encouraged (solar-recharged LED units are now available; perfect for the bike); helmets are a good idea

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cyclocross Race This Saturday!

The Orlando cyclocross race is Saturday, November 21 at Trotters Park - 2701 Lee Road. Here is the schedule of events:

10 am: Juniors 10-14, Women 4; 25 minutes
10:40 am: Junior 15-18, Women 1-3; 30 minutes
11:20 am: Cat 4; 30 minutes
12 pm: Masters; 45 minutes
1 pm: Cat 3; 45 minutes
2 pm: Kiddie Race; 15 minutes
2:30 pm: Pro 1,2; 60 minutes

Entry fee: $35 Pro 1,2 and Women 1-3, $32 all other classes, Junior $10, Kiddie Race Free

Money to the top five of Pro 1,2 ($300) and Women 1-3 ($200) categories.
On-site registration opens at 7:30 am; one day and annual licenses available.
Register online at www.floridacycling.com

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Great Critical Mass Video!

This was just sent over to me from a good friend Bank Tangjaitron
Very well done Critical Mass Orlando video!
Thanks again to Bank and all of those who make mass what it is!

We Are Traffic from Bank Tangjaitrong on Vimeo.




Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Welcome Baby Wood!


Congratulations to James and Jo Wood, who welcomed their little angel, Gwen Ruth, into the world on Sunday, November 1, at 7:57 am. James was one of our first Retro employees, and while he and Jo moved back to England last year, you can see he is still doing his job of promoting the bike shop. Mom and baby are doing fine, and Dad is so proud!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Jingle Eve November 20!


Save the date for the annual Jingle Eve - Friday, November 20! 6 - 10 pm! Stroll Orange Avenue from Princeton to Alden, and enjoy holiday sales and snacks at all of the stores, along with carollers and other holiday delights!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

New bicycle shop! Greenway Bicycles!

Yes, the rumor is true... Retro City Cycles is opening a second bike shop! We are the proud owners of Greenway Bicycles, located at the entrance to Santos Trailhead and Campground in Ocala - 3085 SE 80th Street! We have started the build-out of our new shop and look to be open by the beginning of January. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Volume Cutter w/ Fu-Manchu Fork

Congratulations to Dano and Jessica. They are now Mr. & Mrs. Kinnee and are having a great time on their honeymoon.

... but now for some bike news


Just built and finished today a new Volume Cutter Glow Mint with Black Fu-Manchu Fork. This awesome bike is sportin' a Brooks Imperial saddle, Velocity B43 Wheel set, SRAM S300 Courier crankset with GXP external bearing system.
Oh I forgot it does bar spins with toe clearance too!
video

Monday, October 5, 2009

Jess & Dano are tying the knot!


Jess and Dano will become Mr. and Mrs. Kinnee on Saturday, October 10!

Retro City Cycles will be closing at 4 pm on Friday, October 9, and will reopen Monday, October 12, at 10 am.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

2009 Cyclocross season is almost here!

Save the dates for the upcoming Florida Cyclocross races! Also, stay tuned... we are going to start cyclocross training rides at the end of October. Dano is looking to bring home another first place win!

Dade City - November 7
Orlando - November 21
Tallahassee - December 5
Miami - January 9

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Dano's Bachelor Party

Good news: Dano made it back in one piece from his bachelor party in New Orleans. Stop by and he'll share some good stories with you.
Retro City Cycles will be closed Saturday, October 10, to celebrate Jess and Dano's nuptials!

Commuter and Beach Cruiser Sale!

The weather is cooling down, kids are back in school... now is the perfect time to get back on the bike! All commuter bikes and beach cruisers are on sale now!

All in-stock beach cruisers: $30 off!!

Jamis Commuter, was $560, now $485!!

New 2010 Schwinn Voyageurs now in stock, $319!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Jack is on a leave of absence...

Jack the dog, Retro City Cycles' mascot and greeter, will be going in for knee surgery on Monday, September 14. He will be off of work for two months to rehabilitate his leg. He received doctor's orders to cuddle up on the couch to rest his leg, so he has already started practicing.
In the meantime, Dano, Nick, Jess, Jared and Scott are happy to greet you when you come into the shop! Before we know it, Jack will be up to his old antics of eating and sleeping on the job :)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Velocity B43 with Profile Racing Hub!




Lookie what we just built up.
Velocity B43 650c Rim, Profile Racing Purple Hub, Black Spokes with Purple Nipples!
Stop in today to get your custom build.





Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Labor Day - 8 Hours of Labor

We will be closed Monday, September 7, in honor of Labor Day. Thank you, and enjoy the holiday weekend!

Dano and Jess will be racing in the "8 Hours of Labor" mountain bike race Sunday, September 6, at San Felasco. Come cheer us on, or better yet, come out and race! For more info and to register for the race, please visit www.goneriding.com .

Friday, August 28, 2009

You think you can ride a bike?

Check out what these Germans can do on a fixie!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GibNtGWIdI

Don't forget, Critical Mass ride tonight, 5:30 pm Loch Haven Park. See you then!

Friday, August 21, 2009

2010 Swobo Crosby is in stock!

Swobo has introduced the Crosby, an all-purpose road or cross bike. They started with a blank sheet of paper when designing the versatile and convertible frame and fork, which means they didn’t try to adapt an existing frame, fork and dropouts to our design idea.

Fixed or free. Single-speed or geared. Cantilever or disc brake. Fenders and or/rack. Fat tires or skinny tires. Knobbies or slicks. Street or dirt. City or country. Touring or commuting. Racing or cruising.
The heart of the bike is the frame and our frame is shaped and butted aluminum with varied diameter and shapes to give it the optimum stiffness and compliance. Square-section top tube near the seat tube makes it easy to carry, if you are shouldering the bike for cross. The fork is carbon, designed to work with the frame. Frame and fork can accommodate cantilever brakes or disc brakes.
The ingenious SRAM Torpedo hub is designed to be either fixed or free, on the fly, with just 7 turns of a screwdriver. There is no need to flip the wheel, if you are riding fixed and decide you want to coast down the big hill you just climbed. Or vice versa. Put the screwdriver in the small hole, and seven turns later you go from track bike hero to single speed coasting casual.

Test ride the 2010 Crosby today, a sweet ride, retailing for $999. Ride the Crosby, look tough.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Congrats to our Fixie TT Winners!

Team Armada held their first "Fixie TT" on Sunday, August 16, and Retro City Cycles brought home the gold, silver and bronze!

- 1st place went to Michael Appel, riding the Origin8 Del Pasado
- 2nd place went to Rick Wolfe, riding the Schwinn Madison
- 3rd place went to our Nick Mandino on the Jamis Sonic
Congratulations to you guys, and to everyone else who participated in the TT. Looking forward to next year's season!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Just Built! Ready to Ride!

We just finished our Titus bikes. They both ride amazing, but you'll have to come by to see for yourself.
Here is the Racer X


Sweet Carbon Rocker and Swing Arm


The Full Tilt Moto


Carbon Rocker and Swing Arm




Both bikes have a smooth as butter ride. Come by and check them out.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Titus bikes are in!

Retro City Cycles now carries Titus bikes... made in the USA! Stop in today and check out these sweet bikes! We have two full-suspension mountain bike frames in the store, you are sure to be impressed.

Titus FTM:
We have this frame in the contrast black anodized, it looks great... and fast.
-Optimized, hydroformed, butted 6000 series aluminum front triangle
-Light Rail System featuring asymmetrical, hydro-formed chainstays; one-piece carbon fiber seatstay with forged and machined dropouts; one-piece, compression molded carbon fiber link
-135mm rear wheel travel
-Four oversized, sealed main pivot bearings
-Fox Float RP23 w/ three position Pro Pedal, custom tuned
-Made in USA
-Sizes: XS, S, M, L
-Colors: Contrast Orange Anodized; Contrast Black Anodized, Arctic White Powdercoat
-MSRP: $2,295 (Frame only)

Titus X:
-Exclusive, mechanically-formed, butted 6069 aluminum front triangle
-Light Rail System featuring asymmetrical, hydro-formed chainstays; one-piece carbon fiber seatstay with forged and machined dropouts; one-piece compression molded carbon fiber X-Link
-105mm of rear wheel travel
-Four oversized sealed main pivot bearings
-Fox Float RP23 w/ three position Pro Pedal, custom tuned
-Made in USA
-Sizes: XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL
-Colors Hi-Polish Clear Anodized; Hi-Polish Blue Anodized or SubLime Powdercoat finish options -MSRP: $2,295 (Frame only)

Friday, July 31, 2009

10 Things Motorists Should Know About Bicycling

From Metroplan Orlando:

  1. Safety studies have consistently shown bicyclists are safest when they act and are treated as drivers of vehicles. Bicyclists who drive on the roadway and obey the rules of the road for vehicles have far fewer crashes than those who behave as “pedestrians
    on wheels.”
  2. Bicycles are defined as vehicles (Florida Statute 316.003 (2)), and were so long before the automobile existed.
  3. Sidewalks are for walking. 9 out of 10 crashes between bicyclists and motorists involve
    turning and crossing conflicts. Sidewalks present many hazards, and increase conflicts with
    motorists at intersections and driveways. Bicyclists on sidewalks have the same rights and duties as pedestrians. In some places bicyclists are prohibited from traveling on sidewalks.
  4. Bicyclists are entitled to full use of a lane in many circumstances. Bicyclists are only required to keep to the far right if the lane is wide enough to share safely with a car or truck, and there are no other hazards which would make keeping right riskier for the cyclist. Bicyclists may leave the far right if they are going as fast as other traffic, to make left turns, to avoid being cut-off by turning motorists, or to avoid any other hazard (F.S. 316.2065 (5)). Motorists are required to give at least three feet of space when passing a bicyclist (F.S. 316.083 (1)), and may cross a solid yellow stripe to pass if done safely.
  5. Bicyclists should always travel with the flow of traffic, and are required to do so when on the roadway. Traveling against the flow increases a bicyclist’s crash risk four-fold. Since many bicyclists are afraid to travel on roads, you’ll often encounter them coming down the sidewalk from the “wrong” direction.
  6. The purpose of a bike lane is to make passing easier for motorists. Bicyclists may
    leave bike lanes for the same reasons they would leave the far right side of any road. Motorists turning right should move into the bike lane (after first yielding to any bicyclists) to keep cyclists from passing on the right.
  7. Bicyclists help pay for our roads, too. Gas taxes and tolls account for only about 60 percent of street and highway funding. Property taxes, sales taxes, impact fees, and other funding sources make up the other 40 percent in Florida. And of course most bicyclists also own cars and pay gas taxes.
  8. The “impeding traffic” law (F.S. 316.183 (5)) does not apply tobicyclists. (It applies only to motor vehicles.)
  9. Bicyclists are permitted to travel twoabreast unless doing so impedes traffic. However, since a solo bicyclist may command a lane if it is too narrow to safely share with a motorist, the presence of a second cyclist to the right of the first one makes little difference.
  10. Bicyclists must obey the same rules for yielding and stopping as all other drivers. Motorists should treat bicyclists who are on the roadway the same as they would treat any other driver. Don’t wave bicyclists through at an intersection if you wouldn’t do the same for another motorist.

    For more information, go to www.bikeorlando.org

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Critical Mass Friday 7/31!

Please join us this Friday for the monthly Critical Mass ride! Meet at Loch Haven Park at 5:30 pm... or stop by Retro City Cycles and we will ride over together!

Same rules, same roads, same rights - share the road.

Save the date - Women's Clinic 8/20!

Please join us for our next ladies cycling clinic - Thursday, August 20 - 6 pm!

We will go over fixing a flat tire and installing a new tube, lubing your chain, and other handy maintenance tips to keep your bike riding smoothly.

Please bring your wheel and a pump and/or CO2 (or you can purchase them at RCC!)

Refreshments will be served, and a special discount will be given the night of the clinic. See you then!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Jamis Bicycles Partners with Transportation Alternatives to Create New York's Largest Bike Valet!

Thanks to a major grant from Jamis Bicycles, Transportation Alternatives is establishing the largest bicycle valet program in New York City’s history. With support from Jamis, Transportation Alternatives expects to park an estimated 10,000 bikes at the annual Celebrate Brooklyn series of 28 concerts and dozens of other New York cultural events this summer.

Similar to a coat check, the Bike Valet makes biking a practical alternative to driving. Attendees who ride to the Celebrate Brooklyn concerts and other events will be able to park their bikes safely and securely in areas staffed by attendants.

Jamis Bicycles was center stage on June 8th at the opening of the Celebrate Brooklyn summer performing arts festival, where Transportation Alternatives kicked off the 2009 Bike Valet program. An estimated 230 bikes were parked at the Jamis Valet Station. Former Talking Heads front man David Byrne brought a Jamis COMMUTER 4.0 out on stage and opened the event with a “shout out” to Jamis and Transportation Alternatives. Jamis has donated the Commuter 4.0 as a raffle prize for cyclists who use the Bike Valet service. For more information about the Bike Valet, visit http://www.briconline.org/celebrate/bicycle.asp

Transportation Alternatives is New York’s leading advocate for cyclists, pedestrians, and public transit users and has played a key role in the recent surge in citywide bicycle use. According to counts by the NYC Department of Transportation, the number of bike commuters was up an unprecedented 35% last year. Since 2007, New York has installed over 150 miles of new bicycle lanes, including Copenhagen-style separated cycle tracks.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Stimulate the Economy Sale! July 16-18!

Tank wants to take a bite out of high prices!
Stimulate the economy sale!! July 16-18!!

  • All in-stock bikes - $30-$250 off!

  • Tubes - Buy 3, get one FREE!

  • Carbon Origin8 water bottle cage - $25 (regular price $38.99!)

  • All jerseys - 30% off!

  • All shorts, socks & gloves - 15% off

  • All Volt helmets - $150 (regular price $179!)

  • Origin8 Del Pasado Frames - $160 (regular price $180!)

  • All sunglasses - $10 off!

Help us make way for the 2010 inventory coming in later this summer!
We now offer same-as-cash financing - 0% interest for 90 days!

Giro's New Prolight Helmet


On the first true mountain stage of the 2009 Tour de France, which was last Friday, all Giro team riders (Astana, Rabobank, Garmin, Caisse d’Epargne) raced from Barcelona to Andorra with the new 175 gram Giro Prolight, the lightest production helmet we, or anyone else, has ever built.

A two year long project, the Prolight became an exercise in restraint and proved that less can be more. By intelligently using the lightest materials possible, and by rethinking what riders truly need in a helmet, Giro engineers were able to break the 200 gram threshold.

"This was a ground-up, no-compromise project. Our primary objective was to build the lightest helmet in the world, but we also made sure it was very well ventilated and super comfortable. Being able to rely on many of our proven technologies like Wind Tunnel ventilation and Superfit, we not only met, but exceeded our goals in developing a truly revolutionary helmet", said Mike Lowe, Vice President of Research and Development at Giro.

One key, weight saving feature on the Prolight is our new fit system, Roc Loc SL. Built from lightweight, supple webbing material, the self-adjusting system is devoid of unnecessary components. The unique and patented system allows the rider to adjust the helmet in just one simple step.

Rider feedback has been nothing but positive. In a recent pre-Tour Prolight test in Aspen, CO, Levi Leipheimer (Astana) summed the Prolight up in one word; "unreal". Other riders have commented that it feels lighter than a baseball hat and that it’s easy to forget that you’re even wearing a helmet at all.

The best part is that the Prolight will be available for purchase from authorized Giro retail partners beginning spring, 2010.
Stay tuned to http://www.giro.com/ for more information.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

2010 Schwinn Cruisers are on their way!

The Schwinn Cruisers has been "remodeled" for 2010, and they look sweet! All cruisers have integrated beverage holders and matching chain guard, perfect for a stroll down the beach or around town! Look for these at Retro City Cycles in August!

Panther: Red, unisex size, aluminum frame. Fenders, comfy seat, 7-speed drive-train, sweet ride! $399.99! Hollywood: This is the ladies version of the Panther. 7-speed drive-train, available in teal or peach with fenders and comfy seat. Aluminum frame. $399.99! Debutante: Ladies model, available in pink, red and green. Three-speed, comfy seat, fenders, aluminum frame. $449.99!Corvette Plaid DLX: Men's steel frame. Fenders, painted wheels, three-speed coaster brake, comfy seat. $299.99!

Sprite Plaid DLX: Ladies version of the Corvette, steel frame, great color scheme! $299.99!

Starlet: Ladies aluminum frame, coaster brake, full fenders, single-speed, sunshine yellow color! $369.99!