Vic’s Classic Bikes Blog
Raleigh Professional MKII Restorations
A flight instructor comes into the shop with two very tired looking 1970s Raleigh Professional Mark II bikes and proceeds to share their history with us.
Gilles Berthoud Saddles
Many cyclists use Brooks saddles and totally love them, while others have wished for an even better saddle.
A man walks in the shop…
Schwinn Paramount Track
Waterford frame track bike.
Bianchi Nuovo Alloro
In Celeste Green.
Restoration with gum wall tires.
J. C. Higgins Restoration
The space-age Flightliner.
Wildcat I Restoration
From junk to like new.
Long Haul Trucker Build
Made to haul a bunch of stuff.
Custom made for an endurance brevet.
Schwinn Fastback Restoration
Only $73 new!
Soma Fabrications of San Francisco.
Rivendell Romulus Redo
Made road ready.
Paul Pure Fix
PureFix has been a very successful brand for VCB. In two years we have sold almost 100 bikes. At $350 you get an introductory level steel frame fixie with budget components. I have been planing this build for a while with all premium components.
De Rosa Nuovo Classico w/Dura Ace
We have been quite busy through the winter getting stock ready for the spring rush. Having the shop floor fully stocked gives me time to work on some of the higher end of the collection. This De Rosa Nuove Classico from the late 80's came in equipped with Dura Ace...
Carlton built Dura Ace Huffy
I have been planning this build for over a year now and have been working out the details in my head. Having finally made all the decisions on components all that is left to do is order the parts and get going. Starting with the frame set, a Huffy Catalina. This model...
Vic restored this Schwinn for the owner who purchased it new in the 70's Vic had it power-coated and the owner was very pleased with his project.
Surly Bikes Ready for Adventure Cycling!
Spring is fast approaching... Vic's been busy all winter long in the shop. He's keeping more Surly's in stock this season. Here are two offerings ready to ride. 2013 Surly Long Haul Trucker 56cm 700c Smog Silver What we have to look forward to... more daylight, blue...
Made in France, 58cm, 12 speed Campy shifters, derailleurs. Stronglight crankset, new chain, English bottom bracket new bearings, Weinmann 605 side pull brakes, mallard hubs, new Wheelsmith DB spokes laced to Mavic rims, new SS cables - new yellow brake housing - new...
Soma Fabrications Speedster
One of six builds using Soma Fabrications framesets. More to follow.
This bike has been thru a complete museum quality restoration process. It is a 58 cm with Reynolds 531 tubes, Campy groupo, and Brooks saddle.