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Road Touring - Custom Wheels - Track, Fixie & Single-Speed - Off-Road - Road Sport - Hors Category - 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. These bikes belong to customers, friends, family and others.

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Road Touring Bicycles

Atala Record road bicycle (c.1970, #69A1178, Italy) Three-tone yellow gold with green panels and outlines, chrome lugs and ends. Almost all original equipment including Campagnolo Nuovo Record group, Universal 61 brakeset, TTT stem and handlebars with green cloth tape. Before and after pictures of bottom bracket overhaul.

Bianchi Volpe road touring bicycle (c.2010)

Johnny Coast road touring bicycle (c.2014, Brooklyn) Mustard yellow with red outlined lugs, made of Pego Richie tubing, with custom quill stem filet brazed and chromed.

Comotion Pangea Co-Pilot road touring bicycle (2014, Oregon) Metallic green S & S coupler frame with 26" disc brake wheels. Mixed Shimano road shifters and mountain drive train. Son 28 dynamo hub with Edelux II headlight and The Plug charger.

Ene Ciclo Clubman road touring bicycle (c.2010, Japan)

Garlatti road touring bicycle (c.1970, Parma, Italy) Light blue with chrome head lugs, fenders and molded chainguard to fit front derailleur.

Independent Fabrications cross bicycle (c.2010, USA)

Miyata 1000 LT road touring bicycle (c.1990, Japan) Assembled with Sturmey-Archer three-speed, dynamo lighting, Berthoud fenders, Tubus carrier rack.

Eric Owens Rocinante road touring bicycle (2015, Brooklyn)

Raleigh Record Road Ace road bicycle (1939, England)

Soma ES road touring bicycle (2015)

Surly Cross Check road touring bicycle (2015)

Trek 520 road touring bicycle (2015)

Trek 1000 road touring bicycle (c.1995, USA)

Univega Gran Turismo road touring bicycle (c.1980)

Zullo road bicycle (c.1995, Italy)

Custom Wheels

Track, Fixie & Single-Speed Bicycles

Atala Grand Prix single-speed bicycle (1960s, Italy)

Atala Pista track bicycle (c.1970, Italy) Nice patina of old steel, paint and chrome.

Neon Green fixed-ger bicycle (2014)

Huffy "Stripes" beater bicycle (c.1980)

Sparton ST-500 track bicycle (c.1985, Chile)

Surly Cross Check single speed bicycle (2015)

Univega Viva Sport single-speed road bicycle (c.1985, Japan)

XB3 Record track bicycle (c.1975, #1473, Ukraine) Cobbled together with Dura-Ace AX cranks and Dyna Drive pedals.

Off-Road Bikes

9zero7 197 fat bicycle (2015, Anchorage, AK) 907 is Alaska area code, 197 is frame/wheel spacing. Is made for surfing snow and Red Baron is the man. With correct wheel parts is fun thru-axle install. Janky crank arms needs precision helicoil.

Fuji all-terrain bicycle (c.1990) Not sure this odd frame is a Fuji. Repainted and reconfigured.

Litespeed Pisgah mountain bike (c.2000, USA)

Surly Straggler cross bicycle (2015)

Trek VRX 200 mountain bike (c.2000)

Hors Category Cycles

Bike Cult Ratio Show bicycles and displays (2015, Long Island City) Bike Cult Show presented Ratio: an exhibit of bicycles and gearing on April 11, as part of Bikes & Brews, at Rockaway Brewing Co. and Recycle-A-Bicycle. Here are some of the items on display.

Diggler Mountian scooter (c.1995) Steel frame with suspension fork and 20" wheels. Front and rear linear pull brakes with single Magura brake lever.

Schwinn Legacy Scotts mower bicycle (2015) We assembled this lawn mowing cruiser for a TV show.

Road Sport Bicycles

Austro Diamler Vent Noir road bicycle (c.1975, Austria)

Benotto 24-inch road frame (c.1980, Italy)

Bertoni Vitus ultra leggera road bicycle (1988, France) A Ben Lawee brand, a Vitus 979 aluminum frameset with Shimano 600 components.

Bianchi 1885 road bicycle (c.2010, Italy)

Bottecchia road bicycle (c.1990, Italy)

Casati Gold Line R road bicycle (c.1989, Monza, Italy) Gun metal and chrome finish, tuning fork seat stay tops, special shift lever mount and internal gear cable routing. With Campagnolo C-Record group including Omega strada rims.

Colnago CX Zero road bicycle (c.2015, Italy) With Shimano's Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting and hydraulic disc brakes.

Colnago Master Gilco road bicycle (c.1990, Italy)

Colnago Mexico road bicycle (c.1980, Italy)

Giant TCR road bicycle (c.2015, Taiwan)

Lejeune road bicycle (c.1970, France)

LeMond Zurich road bicycle (c.2000, USA)

Litespeed Vortex road bicycle (c.2012, USA)

Masi Nuova Strada road bicycle (c.2000)

Maurizio Grand Prix road bicycle (c.1970, Italy?)

Maxi Sports road racing bicycle (1995, France) The former bike of Team Castorama pro Bruno Thibout, Maxi Sports was a brand of Cyrille Guimard.

Peugeot Carbolite 103 road bicycle (c.1985, France)

Pinarello Dogma Ego road bicycle (c.2004, Italy) Magnesium alloy frame with Onda fork and stay design.

Raleigh International road bicycle (1971, England)

Roadster & Cruiser Bicycles

Bamboo roadster bicycle (c.2011, Brooklyn) Bamboo tubes and carbon fiber lugs with steel fittings

Benjamin roadster bicycle (2015, Brooklyn) Ben built this step-thru frame for his mom, hence the downtube heart badges. With 100% puncture-proof Hutchinson Urban Tour Serenity tires.

Huys Vanmoof roadster bicycle (c.2013, Holland)

Gazelle Populair roadster bicycle (c.2010, Netherlands)

Murray-Sears Meteor Flite cruiser bicycle (c.1960, USA)

Pashley Princess Soverign roadster bicycle (2014, England)

Peugeot mixte roadster bicycle (1980, France) A classic brought from France, with Anjou Velo Vintage number 271 placard.

Raleigh roadster bicycle (c.1980) Converted from coaster to front drum brake, with freewheel and rear caliper brake.

Rivendell Cheviot roadster bicycle (2015)

Schwinn Wayfarer cruiser bicycle (2013)

Folding & Small-Wheel Bicycles

Dahon Matrix folding bicycle (2014) With new powder coat finish, a bit of a funky assemblage.

Micro Pedal Flow folding bicycle (2015, Swiss) The maker of scooters has a coaster-brake bike without a saddle. It's got small 12-inch wheels with a huge 66-tooth chainwheel and tiny 12-tooth cog. The gear ratio of 5.5 gives a 66-inch gear with 150mm cranks.

Mongoose Legion BMX bike (2015)

Moulton AM7 road touring bicycle (1984, Bradford on Avon, England)

Pierce Arrow Easy Fold bicycle (c.1960) A pretender brand of the original Pierce Cycle Company.

Raleigh Twenty folding bicycle (c.1970, England)