Good thing

Bridgestone MB-1.  Excellent condition.  Rebuilt with a great mix of old and new (XT thumbshifters!) A mini Nitto rack on the rear, Super wide cruiser Nitto Albatross bar, and a insulated beverage container right up front to make that morning commute a little brighter (19″ $800).  Throw a basket on there and Grant Petersen from Rivendell might invite you along for a bike camping excursion on Mt. Diablo.  If you aren’t familiar with Bridgestone bikes here is a link to a little history lesson…

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/bridgestone/index.html   

Here are a few more shots…

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Intern graduation day!

   In addition to being a friendly neighborhood Mission bicycle shop, Pedal Revolution also happens to be a non-profit with a social mission.  We employ at-risk youth from all parts of the city in a six month internship program.  The internship is a paying job where we teach bicycle repair skills, retail experience and fundamental job responsibilities to San Francisco youth.  Last week we celebrated our intern Joseph’s graduation with a little party.  Generally, we like to put the graduating intern on the spot and give their co-workers a chance to say a few words of encouragement and share a story or two.

   Joseph is the guy in the photo wearing the black t-shirt.  If it isn’t obvious from the picture, he was a little embarrassed from all the attention.  Joseph has done an excellent job and we are very proud of him. I’m excited to report that he will be staying on for the rest of the summer at Pedal to assist the staff in training the newer interns and continuing to strengthen his skills as a mechanic and a salesperson.

Great job Joseph!   Congratulations! 

Used bikes for sale….

Here is a nice lugged steel Trek Mtn bike refurbished as 1 x 9 speed city commuter with slick kevlar re-inforced city tires, a basket and nitto cruiser bar (20cm c-c $450). Update: Sold.

This one is a Kona Jake the Snake Cross bike rebuilt with new parts including new wheels and a Shimano 105 parts group (56cm $750). Update: Sold.

Bianchi cafe cruiser singlespeed with coaster brake and matching pink rack, grips, and cowbell (18.5″ $375).

More basket photos..

If you’ve scanned this blog before, you may have noticed that i am a devout fan of baskets on bicycles.  In fact, I think everyone at Pedal Rev has a bike with a basket on it.  I will be posting photos of loaded baskets periodically, mostly because they make me happy, but also to show how utilitarian they are.  The above photo is of a friend of ours who visited the shop last week on the way home to feed her cat and herself.  Below is our friend Dennis who stopped by on the way to the post office with few items to ship.  Who needs a car?

If you happen to be riding in the vicinity and have some creative basket action going on, stop by for a visit and we’ll make you internet famous.

Big bikes..

A couple more lovely vintage used bikes on the sales floor today.  Above is a beautiful lugged Wisconsin era Trek (with secret “Star Trek” logo placement) completely rebuilt with very nice parts and an Ultegra/Mavic wheelset. (60cm – $800).  Update- Sold.

Below is a lugged Fuji, also a 60cm with restored original Suntour components, new wheelset.  This bike has the smoothest shifting downtube levers i’ve felt.  Taller folks searching for a restored classic should stop by and take these for a spin. ($650)

Latest greatest

We got a little creative with this one.  Great condition lugged trek with carbon seat, down and top tubes, crazy smooth carbon fork with elastomer flex, mint condition  early shimano 105 crank, brakes and derailleurs,

 

everything else on it is new including the nutty million-hand position touring bar and last, but certainly not least, a seat-tube bottle holder for secure transport of any two beverages of your choosing. One of a kind (55cm $750).

Adopted hometown represent!


Sweet new San Francisco cycling caps. If you are like most citizens of our fair city, you probably didn’t grow up here (myself included).  However, there is no shame in showing love for your adopted city.  These have been going quick so if you want to rep the (415) get one while they last!

If you aren’t the type that likes to claim regional pride, you can still rock a sharp, handmade cycling cap by our friend Chuey who stitches these one of a kind numbers up.  You’d still be unofficially representing SF by supporting a local craftsman.  Chuey makes all his caps right here in town and they’re very unique.