Early next week we will again have Honjo 35mm smooth and hammered fenders. Unfortunately I misunderstood about the availability of the 43mm smooth and they will not arrive for some weeks.
V.O. will start stocking Yokozuna brake pads. Why Yokozuna and not Kool Stop, you ask? It's because Yokozuma pads were co-developed with Scott-Mathauser and use the legendary Scott-Mathauser rubber! Plus, they're pretty. They'll be here late next week.
A good supply of 700c highly polished yellow label touring rims from Fiamme of Italy has shown up. These look fantastic on older touring bikes. They don't have eyelets, but these are wide, heavy duty, 36h, concave rims. And at only $70 per PAIR they should sell well.
We will also have the old-logo Sugino 110bcd triple cranks, Nitto water bottle cages, and a few surprises.
I'm looking at some very inexpensive 650B wheels. The sample pair will be here today and I'll order a bunch if the quality seems okay. They have mid-range Shimano hubs and Sun CR-18 rims. Are they worth $145 per pair?
Finally, we can get some basic TIG welded fixie frames at a very good price. I've been kicking around the idea of building them up as a fast city bike. Maybe using CLB brakes, Brooks B-17, Bullet crank, upside-down Wald alloy bars, alloy fenders?. Priced at about $500-$600 complete they might be fun. It's just a crazy idea but is it a good one?
06 April, 2007
Posted by Velo Orange at 9:28:00 AM