We just got in the Pelissier 2000 hubs and they are, in a word, magnifique! The absolute top of the line hub from the most respected French hub manufacturer, except for Maxi-Car. But a NOS set of Maxi-cars costs over $500. These 2000 hubs use sealed bearings, are polished and anodized to a near mirror shine, have the special light P2000 QR skewers. In short they are: magnifique! 125mm rear spacing for 6-spd British thread freewheels.
We also have a small quantity of NOS Ideale 2004 Randonnuese saddles A semi-modern saddle in soft suede from the great French saddle maker Ideale. Plastic base and steel rails. Rislan. Mousse de Latex (15mm).Cuir extra. Qualite artisinale!
My favorite bottom bracket is the Stronglight 700-A Monobloc, a sealed bearing and long lasting unit that's perfect for TA cranks. It's an unusual design that screws only into the drive side, but allows for chainline adjustment, a bit like the Edco. Highly recommended, but we only have a few.
For those of you who think we don't carry enough modern components we have the Sugino XD track crank. This is the track version of the venerable Sugino XD crank. What's special about our version is that it has the old style logo and is highly polished, not matt finished like most. It comes with a 46t, 3/32 chainring.
We also have a few Pake fixie cranks. It's your basic Taiwanese crank set up with a 46t 3/32 chainring. Great for city bikes and beaters. Definitely not NJS approved, but nice and shiny. Wadda ya want for $52.
The Paul Neo Retro canti brakes and bolt-on Racer centerpull brakes in the special highly polished finish have also arrived. We might be the only shop to have those.
The Simplex chainguards and gold Belleri handlebars seem to have been delayed a couple of days, but they have been shipped and are en route.
We'll put some very nice Japanese Bottom Brackets and a few other items in the store over the next few days. Now, back to opening boxes...
26 April, 2007
Posted by Velo Orange at 1:11:00 PM