Great Condition Specialized Allez aluminum and carbon road bike. Refurbished and ready to rip up Twin Peaks.
54cm ideal for someone 5’6″ – 5’9″
Pedal Revolution built up this classic Raleigh Grand Prix frame set with new parts transforming it from a 10 speed of yester-year to a perfect contemporary city bike.
New bottom bracket and headset started it off, followed by our favorite chrome Sun M13/sealed bearing wheel set. We ditched the old down tube shifters for a easier to reach Suntour ratcheting stem shifter set to handle gear changing duties.
Next a comfortable upright handlebar matched to Shimano brake levers with real cork grips.
For reliable stopping power in a long reach caliper we went with the Dia Compe top pull brake set. Panaracer Pasela tires, some white housing, and a riveted saddle for a little flair and its good to go.
Raleigh is one of the oldest bicycle companies in the world. It became The Raleigh Cycle Company in December 1888. Below is a great film documenting their bicycle creation process from 1945:
Strava data has been used to generate this heat map of routes used by cyclists in SF. I’m not sure how accurately it reflects commuting/transportation cyclist routes. The Golden Gate Bridge looks extra fiery but this must be due to super heavy recreational and tourist use. Nevertheless, it is an indisputably interesting image.
Pedal Revolution Used Bike Update 12-20-13:
Another fantastic rebuild here…A lugged steel cross/touring frameset built with Reynolds tubing. Gazelle was a Dutch bike brand that was popular in Europe for many years. This one had some great condition Shimano XT parts on it that have plenty of life left so we mixed it up, keeping some original and some new parts. Rides beautifully. I wish I had room in the garage!
Another great deal through October….all Surly bikes are on sale including the much-loved Surly Crosscheck.
The Crosscheck pretty much started it all. It was the foundation that the Surly bike empire was built upon and really defined the all-arounder or do-all road bike description. Wizard Gandalf would call it, “One bike to rule them all!”
Just about type of riding you can dream up can be done on this bike. It’s versatility is only matched by its ease of customization. You want to bike tour to Mexico on your Crosscheck? just swap you bottom bracket and add a granny chainring. Racks and baskets for camping or groceries? It has every mount you’ll need. Feel like doing a century ride with your roadie buddies? Swap tires for some skinny slicks and your on your way. Join some friends for a mountain bike ride but don’t own a mountain bike? Put some cross or 29er knobby tires on it and now you do!
Here is a beauty of an example of our mechanic Graham’s personal CrossCheck. He rides it to work everyday and bike tours on the weekends.
Full size run in stock!
Regular Price $1,250 – Sale Price $1,150!!
Here is a stock Crosscheck in “Hospital Foam Green” :