Specialized M2 Pro 57cm Road Bike @ Pedal Revolution Refurbished Bicycle Update
Though it may not be the Fourth of July, it was still Veterans’ Day yesterday, so even though it’s a day late what better time to post this finely refurbished Specialized road bike. For a long time this frame and fork resided in a dark corner of our upstairs storage area, but one particular morning this blogger saw it, cocked his head slightly with new-found interest, and brought it downstairs to be built up.
A couple highlights of the build include a Chris King headset and a Dura-Ace 7700 crankset, both in very nice shape. The rest of the the build is Shimano Ultegra, and we’ve (again) modernized the cockpit with the short & shallow drop of the Soma Highway One handlebar.
The opportunity for the ‘Merican color scheme was not grasped until the shift and brake cables were about to be installed, whereupon the builder seized on the opportunity with a sort of child-like glee. In hindsight, this excitement could hardly be described as nationalistic or political in nature; rather, it was merely in response to the synergy afforded by the color combination.
This does bring me to a mildly political point, however. Here in America, there’s always that expression “Red, White, and Blue,” yet the Brits have the same colors on their flag and it’s just called a Union Jack. In fact, until now I had no idea that over forty national flags are comprised of those colors. So if you’re riding along and don’t want to be identified as an American, you can always just tell yourself you’re flying along on a Samoan national team bike…
This Specialized would be a good fit for someone between 5’9″ and 6”0′. Come give it a test ride today!
Serotta Saratoga 56cm Road Bike @ Pedal Revolution Refurbished Bicycle Update
Bikes that bear the Serotta name belong to a long lineage of high-quality, American-made frames. The company was founded in 1972 by Ben Serotta and went on to provide frames for Olympians and Tour de France riders in the 1980s. As a relatively small-scale, artisan frame manufacturer, Serotta did some very interesting designs which can be read about in this article, published in Velo News.
This particular one we have in stock, the Saratoga model, is perhaps the quintessential “mile crusher” that we love here at Pedal Revolution. It’s got a lightweight Reynolds 501 steel frame, a fork with some good steerer tube extension for a moderately upright riding position, and a Shimano 105 groupset in very nice condition. The wheels are also very nice–Shimano 105 hubs laced to Mavic Open Pro rims. Good looking and riding hoops, and wrapped with the ubiquitous Panaracer Pasela tire.
We’ve modernized the bike with a 42cm wide Soma Highway One handlebar and some cool Jaguar Racing Green handlebar tape, finished off with some grey Newbaum’s tape for a classic look.
The bike weighs in at just over 23 lbs. A great fit for somebody in the 5’10” neighborhood.
USA Built Trek 1200 Aluminum Road Bike 55cm @Pedal Revolution Refurbished Bike Update
Just on the floorat Pedal Revolution, a US built Trek 1200 aluminum road bike. Rebuilt with new Shimano/Mavic wheelset, Panaracer Pasela “Grey” tires, Soma Sutro stem and Highway one handlbar, Tektro brakeset, and WTB saddle.
55cm fits 5’7″ – 5’10”
Omino Small Japanese Racing Bike @ Pedal Revolution Refurbished Bike Update
After laboring to google “Omino Impact Attack” I (Joel) was unable to come up with much information on this awesome little lightweight bike. There was one website that, based on the photos, seems to be affiliated with the brand but the website is 99.9% in Japanese. Perhaps someone reading this can help translate (the google could not).
What is for sure is that this is very attractive and unique bicycle. The frame is aluminum but has smooth looking welds that look like fillet brazes but I am not sure it is possible to fillet braze aluminum. Maybe there is a welder or metal guru in our audience that can help sort this out???
This bike was fitted with very fancy Shimano Ultegra triple cranks and a 9 Speed 105 drivetrain and brakes. The bike is equipped with 650C (E.R.T.O./I.S.O. 571mm) wheels to maintain a short racy wheelbase while eliminating the toe-overlap that can plague smaller race bikes with 700c wheels (I.S.O. 622mm) that don’t extreme angle out (think of riding a chopper motorcycle) the fork and degrade the bike handling.
A tallish Nitto Technomic Stem Stem, ESI silicone bar wrap, and narrow Soma Highway One Bar were added for comfort and killer looks.
This is a great bike for someone around 5′ 2″ tall!!!
50cm Omino Attack Impact (or is it Impact Attack?) –