Sunday, June 26, 2016

CX-adventure frame, fork and stem for L.A. area

Very lavenrdar, this one. The frame is steel, my tig S.L. big tire model with a painted-to-match Enve fork and a shop-built steel stem. This should be a sturdy rig to ride the mountains  north of Los Angeles and get above the smog line.

Mark the date

Yes, for the first time since 2011 there will be a bicycle swap meet at Bruce Gordon cycles in the parking lot. I'll be there along with a host of Nor-Cal's most notorious frame builders. Even if you aren't looking to score some low-priced bicycle goods you can check out Bruce's display of bikes in his shop-a collection unequalled in any custom frame builder shop in the US.
I'll be doing an inventory reduction so there will be lots of my stuff that I really don't want to take home. Insult me with low offers....I will not be offended !  Come for a good time on Sat. July 23rd.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Team CX bike still available

 O.K., so the people have spoken......or more accurately, haven't spoken. This 49 cm c/t/c seat tube and 54 cm c/t/c team CX bike has been completely rebuilt and has anew set of unridden wheels that I built . The parts are a mix of 105 and Ultegra 10 spd. but the hubs are Ultegra 6800 and will take an 11 spd. cassette if the owner wants to modernize the drive train. You can have this bike for $ 1,600.00 and the money will go directly to the CX team for the upcoming season. Call me at the shop weekdays at 831-429-8010 if you want to check it out. Nearly all the equipment is new so it is ready to shred.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Small disc brake CX frame for bay area rider

 The woman who is getting this frame was a major hammer on the road circuit in the '80's. She's probably still quite the hammer and now she will have a new CX bike to hammer on. The tubing is the Dedaccai aluminum I have been using for the last couple of years and the bike will have thru-axles front and rear , most likely an Enve fork. I'm not the one building it up but I'm sure that it will be a quality build from the Bicycle Outfitter in Los Altos, Calif.

In case you want to see more frequent updates I suggest that you check out the Rock Lobster facebook page. I have been updating there more frequently than this blog as facebook seems to have a much bigger audience. I will not abandon the blog, though.......don't worry about that !

Friday, June 10, 2016

Rock Lobster exhibit at Patagonia store

 The new and the old. The new is the Team 7005 CX-DS in the window-only ridden a few times so far.
The old is John's 1991 single speed 26" MTB with nearly all original equipment. Back then, single speeding was a sport only practiced by eccentrics and oddballs.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Jerry's CX bike is for sale

 Yes, and it is clean as can be. It almost looks new and has unridden tires on it. If you are about 5'7" you should call me if you are looking for a really excellent and clean CX bike for the upcoming season. I currently have about 40 frames on order and this bike is only $ 1,975 and you won't have to wait for it. (831) 429-8010 at the shop weekdays.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Ellen's bike for sale

 That's right-long time team member and multiple national medalist Ellen Sherrill is hanging up her cleats . This geared CX bike was what she rode in four nationals and countless regional races with hardly any times off the podium. Most of the parts have been replaced with newer gear. I built a set of wheels with Mavic open-pro CD rims and Shimano 6800 Ultegra hubs. I also treated the bike to a new King headset, Shimano BB, cassette, chain, brake pads, cables, bar tape-almost everything. The bike has an Easton EC-90 CX fork, EC-70 carbon bars and a Fizik Aliante saddle. All the money from this bike sale will go to the team. Asking price is $ 1,700.00 , less than half of what the bike would go for new and much of the components are new. The seat tube is 50 CM c/t/c/ and the top tube is 54 cm. Contact me at the shop if interested at (831)-429-8010