Pedal Revolution Used Bicycle Update: Motobecane Step-Through 3-Speed

Pedal Revolution Used Bicycle Update: Motobecane Step-Through 3-Speed

IMG_1290

Another Pedal Revolution original here.  This bike was donated with long obsolete 27″ wheels, a conventional derailleur drivetrain, a low long deep drop handlebar (i.e. uncomfortable) and a bric a brac of low-endish 80s parts.

IMG_1294

The bike was reconstituted with a more upright Velo Orange Milan bar and svelte Tektro neo-retro levers (they look like a lot of levers on older bikes but benefit from stiffer cold forge construction and return springs for smoothness and greater cable life).

IMG_1293

New 700c wheels with a Sturmey Archer 3-Speed internal gear hub replace the clunky and complex original drivetrain.  Soma Xpress terra cotta tires make another appearance here.  These are essentially a slightly more beefed up version of the Panaracer Pasela tires that get are often spotlighted on this blog.

IMG_1291

The gold housing just looks really great. It jives well with the painted on logo but neither enhances or undermines the brake function.

IMG_1300

The cork grips were heavily layered with shellac for good looks but they also don’t feel too bad.

IMG_1299

The demi-mixte frame construction is totally wild.  Just prior to Pedal Revolution being donated this bike, I (Joel), had seen another one of these frames in the shop for the first time and it blew my mind.  So strange to have another one given to us so soon after that.  The unconventional frame construction and 3-Speed rebuild make this a super unique bike.

IMG_1289

Burgundy (in New Orleans, they would call the color “Ber-gun-day”) Motobecane Step-Through 3-Speed:

$500 – A Good Ride for someone about 5’4″?

SOLD

“Point Break Blue” Custom 58cm Fuji 3-Speed @Pedal Revolution Custom Refurbished Bikes Update

The paint job on this rebuilt Fuji is very similar to the classic Stanley Thermos Blue. See below:

20141121Stanley13

stanley5

$800 SOLD- 58cm fits 5’10- 6’1

Pedal Revolution went classic on this frame and built it up as a lightweight three speed city bike. A moderately upright handlebar with Sturmey Archer thumbshifter, and retro-styled Tektro levers round out the cockpit for comfortable riding position. Well-reinforced Soma New Express (Panaracer made) touring tires in “Creme” take care of the rolling comfort on a new Sturmey-Archer internally geared wheelset. The 3 speed Sturmey hub has remained virtually unchanged for close to a century and  has a workhorse reputation for a reliable and low maintenance shifting system with a low (easy) climbing gear, a moderate general riding gear, and a slightly harder high gear – perfect for day to day basic riding/commuting use.

Detail of the Sturmey Hub and Soma New Express Tire.

Detail of the Sturmey Hub and Soma New Express Tire.

Powdercoat detail "Point Break Blue"

Powdercoat detail “Point Break Blue”

Point Break (1991)   Pers: Patrick Swayze   Dir: Kathryn Bigelow   Ref: POI006CB   Photo Credit: [ 20th Century Fox / The Kobal Collection ]   Editorial use only related to cinema, television and personalities. Not for cover use, advertising or fictional works without specific prior agreement

Bodhi Approved.

stanley7 stanley6

Bodhi and Johnny Utah from Point Break.  "A complex friendship".

Bodhi and Johnny Utah from Point Break.
                                     “A complex friendship”.

Pedal Revolution Used Bike Update 8-26-13: Kids Bikes!!!

Pedal Revolution Used Bike Update 8-26-13:

Kids Bikes!!!

We received some great kids bikes at the shop the other day. They’ve been spruced up and are ready to find a good home. Lots of princesses and fairies on fairies on these two, FYI.

Disney Princess – $35

Specialized Fairy Scoot – $25

Stoke out a little girl (or boy who doesn’t give a hoot about stupid gender stereotype marketing.)

kids1 kids4 kids3 kids2

Pedal Revolution Used Bike Update 8-26-13: Terry Symmetry

Pedal Revolution Used Bike Update 8-26-13:

Terry Symmetry. Beautiful steel framed bicycle set up for everyday riding. The smaller front wheel is to accommodate the small size of this bike without toe overlap.

48cm TT/46cm ST – $650.

Here is a link to the current new model, though the new one is aluminum: http://www.terrybicycles.com/Bicycles/Ready-To-Ride-Fitness/Symmetry-Flat-Bar

terry1 terry2 terry3 terry4