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“What’s in the Stand?” Fillet Brazed Mikkelsen Road Bike @Pedal Revolution

November 19, 2014

This beauty came through the shop recently. A customer of Pedal Revolution brought in this lovely custom fillet brazed road frame from the long-time Alameda framebuilder Bernie Mikkelsen. He had a long list of parts he wanted to have us build it up with, including a White Industries/Mavic wheelset, Paul Components touring Cantilevers, Chris King headset, and a bunch of other goodies. The end result was a gorgeous “all-arounder” of a road bike. So far, its debut has been at a couple of the local cross races on the weekends and some heavy commuting miles. Our customer puts his bikes through the paces and this one will be no exception… definitely not designed to sit in a garage and look pretty, this bike was made to eat up miles for many years to come.


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Specialized Rock Hopper Xtra Small @ Pedal Revolution Refurbished Bike Update

November 14, 2014

 Specialized Rock Hopper 24″ @Pedal Revolution Refurbished Bike Update

The blue beauty above has been restored for the less vertiginous cyclist.  In all likelihood, back in the day, this 24″ wheeled bicycle was marketed as a “youth” bike.  Being much more broad-minded here in San Francisco circa harvest moon 2014, we just consider it a sweet utility ride for ANYONE around 5′ tall.


Per usual, as with most Pedal Revolution refurbished bikes, all of the essential wear and tear items have been replaced; tires/tubes, chain, cables and housing.  Additionally,  an upright bar/stem was added for comfort.  As if that were not enough, tan cork grips (a staff favorite) create just the right aesthetic synergy with the tires while the orange cable housing harmonizes with the logo.


Typical of all terrain bikes from the period, this bike has plenty of clearance for fenders and specific mounts for front and rear racks but really the stand-out feature of this bike is it’s proportion.   Not only do the smaller wheels properly scale with the frame visually, they create a bike that handles much better than a typical contemporary commuter bike with large (aka 700c size) wheels pegged on a very small frame.


This is an unfortunate misnomer. “Curb Hopper” or “Street Stepper” would be a more appropriate name.

On Sale Now for $375!


Green Steel framed Cruiser AKA “Booze Missle” @Pedal Revolution Refurbished Bike Update

November 13, 2014

A Classic swoopy tubed cruiser refurbished and ready for the casual roll around the hood’.


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GT Transeo 2.0 Commuter Bike @Pedal Revolution Refurbished Bike Update 11-12-14

November 13, 2014

A great condition refurbished GT Transeo 2.0 Hybrid bike. Complete with suspension fork and disc brakes. Great comfortable and durable daily ride.

18″ ideal size for someone 5’5″ – 5’9″.

sold $400



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YEPP Child Seats Now Available at Pedal Revolution!!

November 12, 2014

Pedal Revolution just received a big shipment of YEPP front and rear child seats. These are the best child seats out there! Very well made and very safe with great colors and easy to install on most bicycles.

Stop by the shop with your little riding buddies and take one for a test spin today!

YEPP Mini Toddler seat $159.99:

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YEPP Maxi Child Seat $229.99:

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Univega City Bike All-Arounder @Pedal Revolution Refurbished Bike Update 11-12-14

November 12, 2014

Another Pedal Revolution favorite….a lugged steel Univega road frame with a fresh blue powdercoat. Fully rebuilt with new parts including Mavic wheelset, Soma Oxford bars, IRD friction shifters, Panaracer Pasela tires. This bike has the light and comfortable ride of the road bike it once was with the added utility of the “all-arounder” build. a wide swept back handlebar and 32mm tires make for a perfect daily rider that is ready for adventures across the bridge.

58cm – great size for someone between 5’11″ – 6’1″


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Univega City Bike All-Arounder @Pedal Revolution Refurbished Bike Update 11-12-14

Happy Halloweeeeeen!!!

October 31, 2014

Have a spooky and fun filled Halloween from Pedal Revolution!


Giants Win!! Celebrate with the 2014 Surly Cross Check World Series Version!!!@ Pedal Revolution

October 30, 2014

Nice work San Francisco Giants!!

Great timing for the arrival of the 2015 Surly Cross Check in a new color scheme. Surly calls it “Dream Tangerine” but here at Pedal Rev we just refer to it as the “Giants Model”.

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Surly has improved upon the awesome Cross Check for 2015. by adding V Brakes, Outboard bearing bottom bracket/crank, 10 Speed cassette!!, and the excellent Surly 700 x 41 Knard tire. Despite it’s huge appearance, the Knard has low center knobs and rolls much better on pavement than you’d expect and it absolutes shines on dirt or fire roads. The Cross Check has been a favorite bike of Pedal Revolution for the better part of a decade and this new version makes it even better.

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Giants Win!! Celebrate with the 2014 Surly Cross Check World Series Version!!!@ Pedal Revolution

Custom Vintage Steel Trek, Deep Blue-Pedal Revolution Refurbished Bike Update

October 25, 2014


Well, this bike isn’t quite what you’d call a baby blue, but it still brings to mind the excellent song by Badfinger.  Of course, the four English lads were at the peak of their recording efforts a good decade or so before this fine bicycle frame was made, by Trek, here in the United States of America.  The connection may be fleeting, and based solely in color and not in time and space, but still it had to be made….


Whatever you’d like to call the color, it sure is a beauty.  I believe it is a Trek 510 frame, made with the Reynolds 501 tubing, and is definitely from the early-to-mid 80′s.  There are some cool information on some of these vintage Treks available here.  A nice dose of old-school descriptive advertising for you.


In some of the pictures here you’ll see the unique textured effect, nicely done by the folks down at Champion Powder Coating.  When it came back to us, we decided to modernize the whole setup by outfitting it with 10-speed Shimano Ultegra-level shifters, an 11/30 10-speed cassette, a compact double crankset with outboard bearings, and a Soma cockpit featuring the Sutro stem and the very comfortable and ergonomic Highway One handlebar.


Plenty of clearance for wider tires and even some fenders, if desired.


Nearly everything is new on this bike, and in frame build quality and component choice it compares very favorably to new machines such as the Surly Pacer, but has the clean lines of a classic rig. The seat tube measures 61cm and the top tube 58 cm (both center-to-center measurements), so if you’re in the 6’0″ to 6’3″ range and want a versatile road bike with a loads of  style and functionality, come check it out sometime.



Giant RS 930 Road Bike/City Conversion 55cm @Pedal Revolution Refurbished Bikes

October 24, 2014

This one just went on the sales floor today and will likely go quick. A lugged steel Giant RS930 (Road Sport 930?) frameset converted in Pedal Rev style to a comfy and practical city bike. Brand new Sun M13 wheelset, Panaracer Pasela tires, Wald tourist handlebar, Tange headset, Oury grips, Shimano brake pads, new chain and 5 speed freewheel. An excellent daily rider.

55cm Seat Tube x 55cm Top Tube. Great for a rider 5’6″ -5’9″.







Giant RS 930 Road Bike/City Conversion 55cm @Pedal Revolution Refurbished Bikes


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