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Brandon’s Kazane Rebuild

Brandon’s Kazane Rebuild

Brandon came into the shop recently with a Kazane track frame, a mix of parts, and a mission. We helped him rebuild the bike with a mix of his old  parts and new. Upgrades included a  fork and cockpit  (Cinelli Pepper riser bars, FSA Orbit headset, and a new stem), an awesome Cinelli Unicantor saddle, and sleek pedal assembly (All-city toe cages and leather toe straps on MKS pedals). All other parts were spit-shined to perfection before install. He worked with us to make sure his project was...

Minidrome Madness

Minidrome Madness

The other day, Paul Carson, a local frame-builder and teacher, announced a minidrome was completed inside the Artisan's Asylum, a Somerville collective art space. Some of the Cambridge Bicycle crew headed up to check it out armed with a stash of beer and a vintage GT Dyno. The results were beautiful. You can see this wasn't your average Red Bull-chugging minidrome event. Bill's up there rocking our snack bike, a vintage GT Dyno. It's not even broken after this. At the start, it was supposed to...

Shop Visit: The Coffee Trike

Shop Visit: The Coffee Trike

This is San, the entrepreneur behind Boston's The Coffee Trike. You may have seen him around Boston pedaling his custom fixed-gear cargo trike and coffee shop. He happened to be less than a block away when the bond between his chainring and crank failed. He just barely managed to coast to a stop in front of the shop. We only had tools to remove and replace the crank arm, but not re-attach the chainring. Luckily a former employee and local machinist located near our shop happened to have a few...

Odyssey Twisted Pedals – Limited Colors

Odyssey Twisted Pedals – Limited Colors

We managed to get our hands on one last shipment of Odyssey Twisted pedals in Grape, Midnight Blue, Construction Orange, and Bright Red.  Most of our distributors have been out of stock of these for months - we're stoked to have them in! We also have matching Odyssey Aaron Ross grips for a few of these. Matching grips and pedals are an awesome way to personalize your commuter.  If you already own a pair of these getting a backup pair is not a bad idea, especially if they go with more...

Single Speed/Fixed Wheelsets

Single Speed/Fixed Wheelsets

Along with our usual shipments the other day where an usual amount of extra wheel boxes. Naturally, Morgan's curiosity kicked in and he started ripping them open: "Look at all these wheels!" Now in stock are tons of single speed/fixed gear wheelsets. All flip-flop hubs, all with sealed cartridge bearings, all 700c - as low as $190. Rims include Velocity B43 and Deep V; Mavic Open Pro, Open Sport, and CXP 22, Sun Ringle M13II, and others. Whether you're finishing a delayed project or looking...

2011 Closeouts

2011 Closeouts

Spring weather is nearly upon us. If you're looking to put away the winter bike and get something nice for the fair weather ahead, we've got something for you. These are just a few of the 2011 models we have in stock and on sale. Above is a 2012 Jamis Quest, size 54. Reynolds 631 air-hardened frameset, carbon fork, Shimano 105/Ultegra components, Mavic Asksium wheelset. Was $1799, now just $1450. 2009 Fuji Touring - Size 54 cm, Shimano Tiagra components, integrated shifters, cro-mo frame and...

Glow Bike Details

Glow Bike Details

Due to a new cell phone commercial there's been a huge spike in interest regarding bikes that glow in the dark. We've been fielding a lot of questions regarding the bike pictured above.  Our glow bike project from a few years ago has been making its rounds on the internet since the day we completed it. We do not have any stock bicycles available for sale with this kind of paint: this bike was a custom build involving parts that were custom powdercoated with a glow-in-the-dark pigment. Superb...

Black Friday Three Day Sale

Black Friday Three Day Sale

Thanksgiving is this week, and with a day of thanks comes weekend of savings immediately after. For Friday, Saturday, and Sunday after the holiday we've the big sale of the year. Check out the savings below*: 2011 Bikes 15% - 25% off and 2012 Bikes From Jamis, KHS, Bianchi, Fuji, Se Racing, Raleigh and Diamondback are 10% Off. We also have some absolutely killer deals on the following models below: 2011 SE Draft Lite - WAS: $359   Sale Price: TOO LOW TO PRINT (Call for price). 2011 Jamis...

Single Speed Sale

Single Speed Sale

Inspired by recent snowfall, the following single speed 2011 models are now on sale: 2011 Jamis Beatnik - Was: $399.95, Sale Price: $329.95 We currently have them in a variety of colors in the following sizes: 49 cm, 50 cm, 53 cm, 57 cm, 59 cm, and 62 cm; 2011 SE Draft Lite - Was: $359 Sale price: $309 Sizes available: 49 cm, 54 cm, 56 cm. Some sizes available in purple as well. Please note: Sale prices are for in stock 2011 models listed above. Sale prices cannot be applied to 2012 models...

Superb Introduces Frame Line!

Superb Introduces Frame Line!

Our sister shop Superb Bicycle has recently introduced a line of frames that are still in the prototype stage of development.  Keep an eye on the Superb Website for more information and updates!

20% off All 2009 Bikes for February

20% off All 2009 Bikes for February

As the new signs in our shop windows declare, all 2009 bikes are 20% for the month of February. This sale only includes models in stock - no special orders, please. We have a variety of types of bikes left - road, hybrid, mountain, and even a few single speeds and fixed gears. If you want to start out this spring with a new bike, February is your month. And yes, we still do test rides in the winter.

Winter Riding

Winter Riding

It may be cold, snowy, and wet, but that doesn't mean it's impossible to ride a bicycle. Although it's not exactly t-shirt weather, it's definitely possible to stay warm, dry, and upright through seemingly unrideable conditions. The above photo shows a winter bike belonging to our sales employee, Ben. It has a few notable elements that make it a good winter bike. These include a fixed-gear drive train for better traction, boot-friendly BMX pedals, a cantilever front brake for extra stopping...

Happy Birthday, Samantha

Happy Birthday, Samantha

Yesterday a customer Samantha came in and picked up a new bike for her birthday. She chose a 2010 Fuji Feather, and then outfitted it with SKS Race Blade fenders, a set of Planet Bike Blaze and Superflash lights, and Nitto cruiser bars! The bike already came with a front brake, but everything Samantha chose made this one of the most proper and good-looking bikes to roll out of the shop. Add a silver Crane Bell and it'd be the perfect city fixed-gear bike. Talk about a great gift!

ESPN Fixed-Gear Article

ESPN Fixed-Gear Article

We got word today of us being quoted in an article about fixed-gear bicycles on ESPN's website [link]. The story's author, Mary Buckhelt, quoted our description of fixed-gear bikes: "The experts at Cambridge Bicycle on Massachusetts Avenue in Boston explain that because it has only one gear, fixies are technically a subset of single-speed bicycles, "but fixed-gears are better thought of as a separate category of bicycle entirely, with their own enthusiast culture." We're pretty excited about...

Bianchi Concept Unleashed

Bianchi Concept Unleashed

Our boy Javier leaped into the fixed gear galaxy with both feet by purchasing a bulit up Bianchi Concept with an aerospokes upgrade...we also switched out the fork to a full carbon with a brake mount. Yes, i said brake mount, he's new to fixed but he's not insane. Good luck Javier, keep it safe and have a blast...oh yeah and keep an eye out for everything SUPERB!

Jake’s Ride

Jake’s Ride

This tough guy is real proud of his stead. In fact Jake has always spoke highly of the bikes he rides. He's had many to speak of, most have been high end mountain bikes he buys at posh bikeshops in the Boston area, so when i was able to hook him up with this killer RED/GOLD OM FLYER from SE bikes, i was pleased to find a bike for his discriminating tastes. When i brought it up for him from our basement i was also impressed by this special edition bike because of how light and tough it felt. I...

SE Bikes Fixed Gear Team Introduces Torey Thornton

SE Bikes Fixed Gear Team Introduces Torey Thornton

Torey Thornton from NYC is now riding for SE Bikes, in addition to Council of Doom, Skitch Clothing and 3Bancho. He is currently riding an SE Lager with a 26" Landing Gear Fork. The kid has some skills! From SE Bikes Blog

Volume Update!!

Volume Update!!

I just got word of the newest Volume gear that should be dropping in about a month. First off is the Version 3 of the Cutter pictured above. Small changes from version 2, imprinted speaker logo on the headbadge istead of the cut out, modified dropout, and new colors, Green, Prism White, and Raw. Also in the photo is the new Volume Freestyle Fork. Which is barspin compatible, and comes with a lifetime warranty. It will come in the same colors as the cutter frame but is sold seperately. Last but...

PK Ripper Looptail Fixed Gear!?!?!?!?!?

PK Ripper Looptail Fixed Gear!?!?!?!?!?

Wow! New SE x DC Collabo. Should be on our sales floor sometime this summer. This thing looks pretty dope but my inside rep won't offer up much info. Looks like it will be offered in the two colors pictured below, I am diggin the murdered out look. The iconic looptail rear end looks amazing and that fatty fork looks like it might be barspin compatible. Keep an eye to the blog for future updates.

They See Me Glowin’, They Hatin’…

They See Me Glowin’, They Hatin’…

It's here: the one of a kind Glow in the dark fixed gear Bike! Almost every component on this track bike is glow-in-the-dark, and as the photo shows, this thing GLOWS BRIGHT. We had everything custom powdercoated with a special glow-in-the-dark powder that not only looks great but is also a much more durable finish than paint. The bike is size 55cm and is for sale for $2000. We can ship it anywhere in the continental USA for $100. Other than all the parts on this bike, we have a very limited...

3sp strumey archer fixed hub

3sp strumey archer fixed hub

This is from Chris ingleheart's blog and it is a picture of the new 3 speed fixed hub from strumey archer on one of his bikes at the handmade show....yes, you heard right "fixed yet not so fixed". We have spoken to him about this and we hope to have one of his original creations with this hub on it... fairly soon...Of course there's alot of riding to be done from now till then...stay posted!

Volume Creedence now in stock!

Volume Creedence now in stock!

We just got a size run of the new fixed gear complete from Volume. They hit the nail on the head with this one, we can't even think of a way to make it better at this price point. (msrp $799.95) Peep the white spokes!!!!!

Volume Cutter Freestyle Fork

Volume Cutter Freestyle Fork

Volume recently strayed from its BMX roots to join in on the fixed gear fun. Anyone who already has a Cutter frameset or any other track frame with a 1 1/8 treadless steerer can now enjoy the BMX toughness of Volumes new Freestyle 700c Fork. Check out Prolly's Blog for more info on freestlye forks.....Blastoff!!!!!

Igleheart Frames and Forks

Igleheart Frames and Forks

For those of you who don't know, Christopher Igleheart is one of New Englands finest frame builders. He constructs his functional works of art through the use of high quality steel tubing. Chris has a long and exciting career in the bike industry going back to the early days of mountain biking and working with Fat City Cycles. I won't go through his whole life story but a lot of time has passed and I can personally vouch that this guy still knows how to rail the trails with the best of them!...

Fuji/Se 2009 Sneak Peak

Fuji/Se 2009 Sneak Peak

I have a few sneak peek photos of the new 2009 Fuji and Se Bikes for everyone to drool over. So check the goods out and we should have them in stock soon. First up is the brand new for 2009 Fuji League. Retro inspired lugged frame blend with red anodized components. Next is another all new for 09 model the Cambridge. Perfect for you locals. Comes in both step through and traditional. The Hybrid bike for you high class individuals.

the pink iro clique

the pink iro clique

This happened a lil' while back and we were slow to get it out to the world. How cute can two Iro's look together? Waaayyy cute! Like omgzzz foreallzz cute. Sometimes we have to remind ourselves to wake up from the dreamlike state that our super attractive customer base tends to envelop us in. Think: pink, fluffy clouds...sigh

Celeste winds are a blowin’

We are officially a Bianchi dealer! The first shipment of bikes are on their way, with some highlights being the singlespeed and fixed commuter options. Yes, those Pista's are on the way a swell. And if a bobblehead doll of Fausto Coppi is on your wishlist, we can now deliver!