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Track - Fix-Gear & Single-Speed - Cross - Hors Category - Road Racing - Road Touring - Roadster & Cruiser - Folding & Small-Wheels

Here are bicycles we've recycled, assembled, installed, tuned, restored, or just looked at. We are proud to have seen some of the finest cycling machines in the world, and also some of the worst.

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Track Bicycles

Affinity track bicycle (2007) The new super hero in the city -- Cooper showed up on this thing.

Bianchi Pista track bicycle (2006) Fran from OZ cleans up with all white wheels, and his spacial-cut Brooks B17 saddle.

Bilenky S&S track bicycle (2007; Philadelphia) Reload Roland has a green bike if you didn't notice. Posing here in Taliah's studio.

Brooklyn Machine Works track bicycle (2007; Bklyn) Stu is our newest wrench at the shop. He's raised the bar with this matching frame and rim color.

Cinelli Vigorelli track bicycle (2008) Kissena track rider David should get some fun with this.

Corea Nagasawa track bicycle (2005; Korea) A Korean builder from school of Nagasawa. That's A+ No original picts before repaint, with optional road fork. Did I say white? The new black, thank you.

EAI Bare Knuckle track bicycle (2008; Italy) Luke from UK gets a bling-mobile for home roads

Ken Evans track bicycle (Australia)

Shelby Flyer track bicycle (c.1935; USA) The Shelby Flyer is best known as a fancy cruiser, not a track bike. Pictures show it BEFORE and AFTER partial restoration.

Sparton ST500 track bicycle (Chile)

Spicer custom track bicycle (2007; Indiana, USA)

Fixed-Gear & Single-Speed Bicycles

Dave #3 track bicycle (2004-Brooklyn) It was a great surprise to see the Dave #3, sold at birth, cracked and fixed by Chelsea Bikes, with straight-gauge Dillsberg steel, Cinelli lugs and Argentina BB shell, designed to be a work-horse, glad it's around.

EAI Bare Knuckle fixed-gear bicycle (2008; Italy) Sir John, tall, svelte, old-school cycliste, gets his perfect training-commute-race bike.

Early roadster bicycle (1930s? USA) This unknown make has a badge with a "T" and three stars. Equipped with wood rims, adjustable stem, center-pull hand brakes, and single-speed freewheel.

Fuji Absolute fixed-gear bicycle (1990s Japan) A commuter conversion with fancy handlebar wrap.

Schwinn Paramount fixed-gear bicycle (Chicago) Mordechai is a historian of track racing and rides for pleasure. He rode this enough for a full restoration by Waterford, with Robin's Egg Shell light-blue finish and original white decal set He chose practical, period-correct components, for subtle elegance.

Schwinn Paramount fixed-gear bicycle (Chicago)

Schwinn fixed-gear road bicycle (c.1985) Repainted for Wiliam with racks and lights from Italy.

Strawberry single-speed road bicycle (c.2000; Portland, Oregon)

Surly Steamroller single-speed bicycle (2008) Special Agent Eddie loves our shop more than all the others.

Hors Category Cycles

Bike Works Bologna cargo bicycle (2008; Brooklyn)

Indonesian miniature Uma roadster bicycle (Indonesia) A gift bike for Taliah from Andrea and Yael in Egypt. She will pose it in her studio to make a painting.

Paul's 36-inch wheel cruiser bicycle (2008; Brooklyn) Handmade recycled frame with Coker 36 x 2.25" Monster tires.

Surly Big Dummy carrier bicycle (2008; Taiwan)

Road Racing Bicycles

Basso road bicycle (c.1985; Italy)

Huffy Slawta road racing bicycle (1988 USA) It's Andy Hampsten's Giro d'Italia winning bike made by John Slawta for Huffy.

Mondonico Hand Made road racing bicycle (c.2002; Italy) Buenaventura da bicicletta, tutto Campagnolo. Forza.

Paisley road bicycle (1980s; Charlottesville, VA) Boris showed up with a custom 24-incher built by Scott Paisley.

Road Touring Bicycles

Burley Harlow cross-city bicycle (2007) Stu got one of the last of the frames made by Burley.

Hirondelle road touring bicycle (c.1920s; France) Made by Manufacture Francaise d'Armes et Cycles in St. Etienne. Some models had Retro-direct drive, not this one.

Soma Double Cross road touring bicycle (2007)

Soma Smoothie ES road bicycle (2007) Repainted chocolate for Justin.

Rivendell Bleriot road touring bicycle (2008) Taliah's new "crapper schlepper" for load carrying and trailer hauling. Replacing the unlucky Miyata this is way better, with tire size 650B, a larger rack and more powerful brakes.

Unidentified road touring bicycle (c.1990)

Roadster & Cruiser Bicycles

DKNY cruiser bicycle (2008) One of the bikes introduced by Donna Karan New York to promote cycling in the city during Fashion Week.

Egyptian bicycles (2008) Taliah and Dave went to Egypt: Cairo, Giza, Luxor & Aswan. We saw plenty of bikes for transport and delivery.

Roma bicycles (2008; Rome, Italy) A nice visit with Wendy and Bruno in Rome.

Schwinn Ace cruiser bicycle (1930s; Chicago) One of the bikes that showed up with Arone, with folding handlebars stem from a paratrooper.

Folding & Small-Wheel Bicycles

Bauer Kunstrad bicycle (c.1970; Germany) Made for artistic cycling, the acrobatic style of gymnasium cycling, sanctioned by the UCI with World Championship events.

E-bike folding electric hybrid bicycle (2006; China) We serve our Chinatown environmentalists.

Moulton Mini bicycle (c.1970; England) Here's the 7/8 scale model of the original Moulton, with 14 x 1-3/8" tires.

Rockfish road bicycle (1984; Charlottesville, VA) Boris was the co-designer of this brand. From the time when folks from BMX and road introduced a new form of cycling called Grand Prix or Formula 1.