Vic’s Tie-dye T-shirt

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Just in time for the holidays. The perfect gift for the young or young at heart. The soon to be classic Vic’s Classic Tie Dye T-shirt is sure to get attention. Gildan Heavy Cotton tee is 100% cotton. Available in popular sizes. Stop by the shop or we can ship $20

Peugeot Restoration

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A gentleman brings this Peugeot into the shop and wants to restore it. He explains that when he was a much younger man he delivered newpapers and saved up his earnings and bought this Peugeot when it was new. Vic looked at the bike and realizes it’s going to need an extreme amount of work to make it rideable, he gives the man an ballpark figure on the job and he agrees on the price – the bike has a … Read More

Schwinn Paramount Track

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This 80s-era Schwinn Paramount “Pista” (Italian for track) has recently been added to Vic’s collection at the shop. Arnold, Schwinn & Co., founded in Chicago in 1895, created their first top-of-the-line Paramount in 1938, it was produced until 1994. While Schwinn had a reputation for building mass-produced balloon-tire bicycles for kids the Paramount line had a reputation as a finely crafted, relatively light-weight racing bike. This frame was made by Paramount Design Group at Waterford Precision Cycles in the USA … Read More

Bianchi Nuovo Alloro

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Classic Italian racing in  Bianchi Celeste Green. The Nuovo Alloro was a mid-level club racer. Columbus tubes for the frame, Campagnolo Nuovo Record shifters and derailleurs, Ofmega cranks and hubs, Modolo America brakes, TTT stem and seatpost, Mavic rims, stainless steel spokes. Now undergoing restoration and available for sale soon. Bianchi in as-is condition when it arrived at the shop. Bike after it had been stripped and new bottom bracket installed.

Maserati MT-10 Restoration

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One of Vic’s favorite restoration projects this year was this Maserati MT-10, a straight gauge high tensile steel recreational machine. While the Maserati name is most commonly associated with a glorious automobile brand introduced in 1926, the company permitted the use of their name on motorcycles, and later on bicycles in the 1970s, and though volumes of information pertaining to the Maserati automobile exists, little is known about the Maserati bicycle. The Maserati MT-10 was an entry level bicycle and … Read More

J. C. Higgins Restoration

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Sears Roebuck and Co. was responsible for some of the most outrageous and sought after bike designs from the 1930s to the 60s. The Bluebird, Robin, Blackhawk, Flightliner and Spaceliner were all Sears exclusives. Sears used the Westfield Mfg. Co. and Murray of Ohio to manufacture their bikes. Sears bicycles sold before World War II were branded as Elgin and after World War II they were J.C. Higgins. In the late 1950s, when tailfins and extra chrome were all the … Read More

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