We are absolutely fired up about the chance to build a new 2017 Cinelli MASH Work frame, almost as excited as Keith was about selecting components discerningly and getting the project together. Lots of choice components here from the old standbys - Thomson stem and seatpost, SRAM omnium cranks, VP-001 pedals, Panaracer Pasela PT tires - to the more unique: check out the purple anodized Mini Moto brakes, matching Wolf Tooth headset spacer. He selected a set of lightweight fenders made for...
Chris King Turquoise
You may have heard of Chris King's limited run of turquoise components. We have one 1 1/8 threadless headset in stock, on display at our front counter. It's quite possibly the last one we'll stock for years!
2014 Jamis Icon Pro and Ventura Race
We just received our first mid-range aluminum road bikes from Jamis for 2014: their Icon Pro and Ventura Sport: The Ventura race is ideal for anyone looking for a light and responsive road bike on a budget. With a frame made of double-butted 6061 aluminum and a carbon fork with tapered carbon steerer tube, it's designed from the ground up to ride like a higher end race bike. Jamis outfitted the Ventura Race with Shimano Tiagra 10-speed shifters and derailleurs, a durable wheelset with Mavic...
Odyssey Pedals and Grips: New Colors
What's a better way to finish up that winter project bike or refresh a weather-worn commuter than new pedals and grips? We have Odyssey Twisted PC pedals and Aaron Ross grips in an astounding variety of colors, and many matching sets. These are by far our most popular commuter pedals and flatbar grips: durable, comfortable, and affordable. Come check our options in our front counter display case.
Shimano Alfine 11 Wheelset
We have what may be the ultimate commuter wheelset: Shimano's new Alfine 11 speed rear hub, with matching Alfine dynamo front hub, laced to Mavic's super durable A319 rims (shifter included). This is a wheelset to plan a project around! Best of all, we can let these go for a killer deal. Stop by or call us for more info.
Winter is really happening this season! We have 700c and 27" knobby tires, perfect for adding some stability and confidence when the road conditions are a bit snowy. Stop by with your bike and we'll help you find a pair for your hybrid, touring bike, cyclocross bike, or commuter.
Chain-Driven Grain Thresher
We just received this awesome e-mail from an MIT student we supplied parts to: Hi, Thank you so much for giving us the bicycle hub for free! It was a crucial mechanical component in our product prototype. I have attached some pictures in this email for you to look at! Our team is currently working on a motorcycled-powered grain threshing and winnowing device for the developing countries. This device will potentially reduce the work hours of farmers so that they will be able to focus on other...
Nexus 3-Speed Hub Tear Down
Eric, a Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering at MIT, contacted us recently for a project. We donated a Shimano 3-Speed hub to open up and document for a presentation. He sent us back a few photos to show and tell. If you've always wanted, but never have opened up one of these hubs, behold: Thanks again for sharing the photos with us. Best of luck with the project, Eric.
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
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...
Jamis Dragon Team Custom Build
A couple weeks ago Andrew walked into the shop, and struck up a conversation with our mechanic, Ryan, about mountain biking. Ryan's introduction to cycling was riding cross-country trails as a young'un in rural New England, and has been passionate about the discipline since. They started talking about bikes, with Andrew asking him, "Well, what would you ride?" Many minutes later, the conversation ended with an order the build above. Andrew's new hardtail is based on the Jamis Dragon Team Pro,...
Frames On Sale
The following frames are for sale: 2010 Bianchi Nirone 7 aluminum road frame, carbon chainstays, carbon fork: 55 cm, compact geometry. $350. Pake C'mute - 53 cm. 1 1/8 head tube, 27.2 seatpost, tensionable drop-outs, braze-ons and eyelets for just about everything. $175. Geekhouse Wormtown - Production frame, NOT made in USA. Good for 24" wheels and Magura rim brakes, or 26" wheels and v-brakes. Tabs for rear disc brake. 1 1/8 headtube. Stop by for more details. Build something crazy with it....
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Limited edition Odyssey pedals in stock!
We JUST received a shipment with all new limited edition Odyssey Twisted pedals. Check out how awesome they look in metallic colors, as well as matte Kelly Green. White and clear pedals are also back in stock. Stop by soon because supplies this good looking are impossible to keep in stock.
Single Speed Wheelsets In Stock
While winter weather makes it a little more challenging to get out and ride, it also makes it very easy to stay indoors and build a new bike. We have some 700c wheelsets in stock that are perfect for a new single speed project. The set above uses a deep-profile Weinmann DP18 rim laced with powdercoated spokes to a sealed cart. formula hub. The rear is a flip flop hub, fixed/fixed for having two different gear ratio options. It's also really easy to remove those stickers and have a simple,...
Back in stock are Serfas Seca tires - the basic Seca as well as their reflective strip model, Seca Survivors, and Seca RS road tires with a kevlar folding bead. They are one of our favorite shop tires for road and track bikes for city useage (and training). We have them in 700 x 23, 25, and 28 mm sizes and a small number for 27" wheels. Serfas USB-rechargable lights are back in stock, too. The TL-250 and TL-150 are the two brightest lights in the shop (250 and 150 lumens, respectively)....
Winter Gear has Arrived!
This afternoon we received boxes from Gore and Gita and upped our supply of winter gear. We got in gloves, face masks, skull caps, and balaclavas from Gore Bike Wear (including our shop-favorite lobster claw glove variant). On our apparel wall you'll also find new waterproof overshoes, thermal overshoes, wool socks, and synthetic socks from Giordana. Long-sleeve jerseys, arm and leg warmers are also in stock. Our tire supply has been augmented by Continental NEU Contacts and Schwalbe Marathon...
2011 Mavic Ksyrium Equipe Wheelset in Stock
Just minutes ago we got in a shipment from Mavic. One particular box had us all quivering in excitement. "A wheelset?" one of us asked, "Just what may ever be inside?" The box was opened diligently with a sharp blade. It exploded open, filling the room with a bright, glowing light. Inside was the recently released 2011 Ksyruim Equip wheelset with white rims, white hubs, and black bladed spokes. The Ksyrium Equipe set had all of us on staff and deciding who of us had dibs on buying it first. We...
New Arrivals from Velo Orange
We're now officially a Velo Orange dealer. If you're unfamiliar with the products this company distributes, they have a unique selection of parts and accessories in modern and vintage styles. For those of you with an old Peugeot, Motobecane or other quality vintage French frame, we are carrying the VO affordable French-threaded bottom brackets and headsets. We also have a selection of handlebars and stems, and a limited quantity of half-size toe cages: Velo Orange makes excellent cruiser bars...
Kip’s Clipless Pedals
Our owner, Kip, brought in these old clipless pedals made by a small machine company in Colorado. Sadly, the cleats for them are no longer made. If you can identify the brand, we'll sell them to you at a discount.
Happy New Year!
It's been snowing for a couple hours now, but we're still seeing people on bikes outside. Weather like this is great for riding, even if you don't have studded tires on your bike. With most snowy conditions we face you should be fine on marginally wide, knobby tires, even if they don't have an aggressive tread. We don't recommend using studded tires, because they cost upwards of $100 per tire, and don't offer much of an advantage with the type of winters we have. Generally, by the time it's...
Another Basement Find
Our basement cleaning has bestowed us with another great find. To the unsuspecting eye, these may appear to be normal, cruddy brake levers. Check out the detail shot below: Another Basement Find Yeah, those are plastic Campagnolo mountain levers and they're 11 speed compatible if you want it badly enough.
More Basement Finds
We're still finding awesome and exciting things while digging through our basement. The above photo shows just a fraction of recent finds. Not everything depicted above is for sale (mostly the Modolo Speedy Team brakes) but if you see anything you'd like, stop by and ask about it.
Used Wheel Sale!
UPDATE: These deals have been long gone! Please call us to see what current deals we have in stock. If you've been looking for a replacement or spare wheel for your hybrid, road, or mountain bike, we've got great news for you. We have a slough of used wheels on sale from $20! All used wheels are $20, or $25-35 if they have a tire, gear cluster, or both -In 700c, 26", and 27" standards. We've got both modern wheels and a few vintage gems: ...Such as a Phil Wood freehub wheel... (ok, we're...
We're still working on clearing out the basement. Our bin sale is still happening, and we've also found a few other things to add to the event. The following frames and framesets are currently on sale to be sold as is: Schwinn Le Tour - 63 cm center to center, 57 cm top tube. It's made of steel, designed for 27" wheels, with threaded fork. Tensionable dropouts for single speed conversion. $30 Hamilton steel TT frame - 56 cm center to center, 55 cm top tube. Designed to take dual 24" wheels....
Pake C’Mute window display
We received a large shipment from Merry Sales Co. this past week, filled with a lot of new product. In the main window we have a Pake C'Mute frameset ($359.95). The frame, which is designed to be built up either multi or single speed, comes complete with brazed on cable guides and front/rear rack mounts. It's currently decked out with a set of Basil pannier bags ($200), a rear Woody rack ($69.95), and a front rack by Nitto (Nitto Campee, $269.95) both of which are for sale separately from the...
Brooks NACCC 2009 Saddle
Today we received a large shipment of Brooks products. Not only did we restock the usual saddles, but we also purchased the 2009 NACCC commemorative saddle! This limited edition (60/250) red Race Team saddle has the NACCC logo embossed on the top. Both Cambridge Bicycle and Superb were checkpoints during the race, so we're proud to have this saddle in stock. Other new arrivals include a pair of Barbican sling bags, Brick Lane panniers, saddle bags, toe clips/straps, and other bicycle...
Soma Iggy Wheelset and Gomah King Carrier
We have two new items for sale in the shop that are making waves. The first is Soma Fabrication's Iggy Wheelset. What's so radical about a three-speed set of wheels, you may ask? Well, the Iggy is a chrome-finished, double-walled, alloy wheelset with machined sidewalls...and a hub spaced at 120mm to fit a track bike! In short, it's the remedy for those who tire of riding either fixed gear or single speed for only $269.95! This lovely rack is the Gamoh King Carrier. It's made of super-tough...
Bike Part Toilet Fix
Anywhere where bicycles are fixed, whether it's a professional shop or someone's apartment, there's a box of old parts waiting to be used for something. Our general manager, Bud, used a quick release skewer and a stay from an old Blackburn rack and fixed our faulty toilet lever. The best part is that all material used is made out of aluminum and stainless steel and won't ever rust!
Updated Display Cases
As Boston Bicycle has been renovated and re-opened as Superb, we've been transitioning as well over here at Cambridge. Our display cases have recently undergone a complete revamping and overhaul. We're excited about this and eager to share: We've got tons of new things on display, including a recent shipment from Brooks Saddles including new saddle covers and saddle bags, Swobo powder-coated riser bars, and Swobo BMX-style threadless stems (25.4 clamp diameter!) Come in and check them out!
Terry Single Speed Conversion
We've had a Terry Despatch frameset kicking around the basement for some time. It's a great, unique frame designed for women-- especially short women. Local actress and Boston Improv intern Natasha is only 5'2" and this build fits her perfectly! The front wheel is a 24" road wheel, and the rear is a single-speed flip-flop hub laced to a machined Weinmann DP-18. New and used Terry frames are available on their their website. If immediate satisfaction is more your style we also have a few...
Stars and Spokes
We just got these wheels in this afternoon. Sure, July 4 is already over, but who says that patriotism ever goes out of style? These wheels are Velocity Deep V rims custom designed with Origin 8, laced to Origin 8 sealed cartridge hubs with a dual-fixed flip-flop hub in the rear! These colors don't run-- they sprint, roll, and skid. They're yours for $399!
Euro Asia Imports
New shipment just in from EAI, get it while it lasts!
Phil Wood Limited Edition 3.5 Track Hubs land at CB
The day finally arrived. We have been waiting for this special shipment from Phil Wood for months now with bated breath. I was amazed at the beauty when I saw them on the Phil Wood website a few months back, but seeing them in person is just jaw dropping. Not only is each hub exquisitely crafted, but each pair also comes with a laser engraved tag with the names of the people whose hard work went into building each hub. We are expecting more shipments soon as we ordered more pairs than almost...
Cinelli vig. mash…A ‘SUPERB’ OFFER.
Very Limited, only a few on their way...speak up or forever hold your peace....
ESPI Bike Polo Tournament
Cambridge Bicycle is proud to be the title sponsor of this year,s East Side Polo Invite. Bike Polo is really growing and bikes like the volume cutter are perfect for playing. The cutter is a BMX inspired frame which is super stiff and ready for anything you can throw at it. We have a full selection in stock but if you play bike polo you'll have 3 chances of winning one...Good luck and check out the guys at Letgitbikepolo
Found in the Basement: Big Old Bouncy Saddle.
Brooks may still be making saddles, but this just looks more comfortable, in an industrial sort of way. Also, check the logo...timeless.
Velocity, makers of the popular Deep V rim, is in the process of designing a Super Deep V, named the B43. The rim will be 43mm deep and triple-walled for bulletproof strength. Obviously it will be a bit heavier than the original Deep V, but if you want to be able to beat the crap out of your wheels and ride away unscathed, a pair of these might be ideal for you. Word is they will be available in 32 hole, 36 hole, and even a 48 hole drilling. Expect to see them in the shop this May.
Mark McCormack seminar
When you have one of New England's top racers demo the new Shimano electronic shifters, you can count on getting some seriously thorough guidance. Mark McCormack is both our Fuji and Shimano rep., and he really has the whole spectrum of cycling covered. He brought in the new Shimano system on an updated SL1(14lbs) Fuji (my own sweet ride of choice) and showed us how quick and responsive it can be. The chain did fall off once when Jason was cranking it, and we questioned its durability and need...
Found in the Basement: Girvin Flex Stem
Have you ever hit a bump unexpectedly and had your handlebars try to punch you in the mouth? Girvin had a solution. They put a pivot and a skateboard bushing in a stem (look close, I had that same bushing on my crappy Tracker trucks back in the day). One of the great things about cycling is the crazy people who you meet along the way. I'm sure that the designers at Girvin were mad scientists with plenty of personality. Go Google Girvin: they had some crazy ideas, many of them great. This is...
Check out the Handler by Kashimax. I want one. From handler
SOLD!!! BABYBLUE AEROSPOKE
The white halo tire went along for the ride!
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!
Found In The Basement: Phil Wood Pedals…What!?
Came across these gems the other day and I was shocked. I never knew that Phil had made pedals, but that is not all, Bud tells me that that "CHP" stands for California Highway Patrol. Phil was making pedals for Ponch and John! Who knew? RMM
White Industries Toe Cage Pedals!
Wow. Check out this goodness. Spotted at Pedal Consumption via HK Fixed, from the NAHBS.
Cash for Gold!!!
Cambridge Bicycle has cornered the market on Gold, well Gold Plated Phil Wood Track Hubs that is. Phil just released very limited edition hubsets in lots of colors and Cambridge Bicycle is going to be one of only a few places in the world you can get them. Phil made 10 sets of the Gold Plated hubs and we will have 4 of them, 2 in 32 hole and 2 in 36 hole. I'm not going to tell you how much they are going to cost yet, but you better start saving now.
Found in the Basement: Crazy Kooka Stem
Anodized componentry reached its zenith with the release of this Kooka Stem. Notice the extensive machining and the 4 fades within the coloring. Also, there are no bolts to attach the stem to a steerer. Instead, a sort of compression plug expands in against the steerer, adjusted through the hole at the rear of the stem. RMM
Volume Cutter Release
Today Volume released the new run of the Cutter Frame with a few changes. New colors including Bubble Gum, Raw and Flat Black, also the head tubes now feature the speaker logo cut out. I think this might be the first track bike with this feature, which is most prevalent in the BMX world. I think the key to pulling it off will be to paint your steer tube a contrasting color to make it pop.
San Marco Regal–Updated and in Stock.
There are few saddles that stand out as great, even iconic. With clean lines and subtle detailing, like the copper rivets, the Selle San Marco Regal is the quintessential classic Italian saddle. Designed for comfortable 6+ hour days in the saddle, the Regal has happily withstood my many insults since the mid-1990's, while keeping me comfortable during every kind of riding. San Marco updated the Regal with Ti rails and an even more durable covering. If you hurry, there may be one or two more...
Found in the Basement!! Modolo Brakes
I was rummaging around downstairs and I came across these HOT HOT HOT brake calipers from years past. Were they a collaboration with Look? Notice that even the pad holder and the pads themselves have an awesome design on them. They are light even by today's standards. I am not even sure if these are for sale, but they are cool to look at. Stay tuned for more finds from the basement. RMM
Halo drops new Courier Tires in Colors
Halo has just released their popular colorful twin-rail tires in a 700c version designed for couriers. The tires come in black, white, purple, neon pink, neon green, and black/grey. The tires have an inverted tread that looks a little more grippy than your average road tires and also sport an anti-puncture center strip for flat protection. Halo claims the tires are extra thick and great for skidding. We'll see how they hold up!
SE Racing Saddles
SE Bikes Hard racing saddles just dropped at CB. These retro styled BMX saddles come in different colors and feature a LIGHTNING BOLT on the side and bottle opener underneath.
Cambridge Bicycle Paypal
If there is anything you have seen on our blog that you would like to purchase and you live outside of Boston, we can now ship these items to you. Please email us at email@example.com for availability and sizing inquiry, and items can be paid for at our Paypal which is also firstname.lastname@example.org Sillgey Cerchio Frames $450 Eai Bareknuckle Frames $699 Volume Cutter Frames $425 Kazane Frames $599 Pake Frames in black, green, gold $350 Cinelli Vigorelli $1109 Gan Well Pro Frame...
New Sillgey colors!
We got another shipment of Sillgey lugged frames in and the colors are amazing. The Sillgey frames are all going for $450 and we can ship them anywhere you want, $40 for in the continental US. You can order one or almost anything else you have seen posted on our blog by paying through our paypal account. If there is a Sillgey frame you want that we don't currently have, we can get it for you, along with any frame that Sillgey has in stock!
Cinelli Frames, now in stock!!
We are proud to announce that we are now an Official Cinelli Dealer. Stop in to check out the new frames we have or to place a special order for that frame of your dreams! The Vigorelli is going for $1109.95 and we have sizes 52 and 54 currently in stock.
Cambridge Bicycle Custom Phil Wood/DT Swiss/Velocity Wheelset
It is another snowy day in Boston and to keep ourselves busy we decided to build up an amazing wheelset. I pulled together a new set of the Velocity white polka dots rims, the new DT Swiss Competition white spokes and some Phil Wood purple anodized fixed/fixed track hubs. I had that built by Abe, our expert wheel builder who has been building wheels in this shop for over 20 years. What we ended up with is an amazing wheelset that is not only beautiful but strong enough to take the abuse of...
Dia-Compe BRS 100 in Pearlescent White
WHAT?!?! KMC Flag Chains
First look at some crazy new Chains from KMC.
Kazane Lugged Track Frames
Today we were lucky enough to get our first shipment of Kazane Frames. We were literally blown away by how beautiful the frames are. Kazane keeps it legit with classic styling and geometry and the paint jobs have to be seen up close to truly appreciate. I am super stoked to be selling these frames and will most likely be buying one for myself this spring. Make sure you stop by to check them out because you won't be seeing them anywhere else, we are the only dealer in New England.
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!...
Bianchi Pista Concept…..back in stock!
We finally have the super popular Bianchi Pista frames back in stock after almost a year of waiting. Now is your chance to grab one before they go back into hiding!
SiLLGEY Cerchio Lugged Track Framesets
These new track frames from SiLLGEY have just dropped at Cambridge Bicycle. They use SiLLGEY's own 757 double butted chromoly tubing and utilize simple lugs which allows the use of interchangeable frame skins. Keep an eye out for more frames from SiLLGEY coming into the shop as we are the only dealer in the Boston area.
Prototype Glitter Ensho Saddle
We just got a sample Prototype Glitter Soma Ensho Saddle from our friend Thayne over at Merry Sales. Not gonna give too much away but word is there is going to be a very limited run of about 6 colors dropping within the next month. They will obviously look dope with some matching glitter grips! Keep an eye out these will go fast!
White Vittoria Randos
Finally the wait is over. The super puncture resistant 700-28 white tires that dreams are made of are finally in stock. Hurry up and grab a pair before they go back into hiding. These elusive tires are great for all season riding and enjoy hiding in the snow and long walks on the beach.