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Used Bike Roundup

Used Bike Roundup

We've got the following used bikes in dire need of a new home. As the weather's been getting nicer and nicer each week, these may not last very long. KHS Green, 17", black - $275 KHS Green, Silver, 17" - $250 Raleigh vintage 3-speed, size medium: $265 Jamis Trail 4.0 - brand new chain, cassette, rear derailleur, shift cable, and other parts: 14" ONLY $199! Super cute Raleigh 20" kid's bike (lightly used!) $200 Like mentioned earlier, these are all first come, first served. We cannot place...

Vintage Bianchi Volpe Mystery Brazeons

Vintage Bianchi Volpe Mystery Brazeons

A customer dropped off this early 90's Bianchi Volpe for some work. While Bianchi's current Volpes are awesome, this 20 year old model had a few awesome features: lugged construction, threaded headset, unique Bianchi logos and baby blue paint - that aren't on the current version. Pete noticed a couple of extra threaded brazeons that weren't exactly standard on, well, anything. We poked around on the internet and found out that for this model year there was an optional carrying strap that...

Superb Webstore Update

Superb Webstore Update

We're excited to report that the vintage Modolo and Scott brakes posted on the Superb webstore last week have sold just days after being originally posted. We've set aside even more vintage and rare parts that may just end up for sale online sooner rather than later. Be sure to keep an eye out for that unique component that could be the finishing touch on your next project. Campagnolo toe strap buttons Mavic Reflex Maxtal/SUP welded tubular track wheels Dura Ace track hubs Suzue Classica...

Vintage Parts at Superb’s Webstore

Vintage Parts at Superb’s Webstore

We just moved a bunch of our vintage parts over to Superb's online store. You can find the above Modolo calipers or some Scott Super Brakes, and much more soon to come. They have plenty of new products to check out in the meantime, including Superb frames and accessories and gift cards.

Wheel and Rim Sale

Wheel and Rim Sale

UPDATE: These deals have been long gone! Please call us to see what current deals we have in stock.   In the process of cleaning up, we've dug up a bunch o random wheels and rims. Some are weird, some are awesome, and they are all priced to move: Sun Rims 24" (507 mm diameter, 29mm width) BFR - double walled, single eyeleted, 36 hole.  Non-machined sidewall. Never built up but has some shop grime on it. Sale price: $20! Campagnolo Victory Strada 700c tubular road rim. Double walled,...

Used Bike Roundup

Used Bike Roundup

Right now we have several used bikes available for under $300! Our used rental bikes are still available in a few sizes for $299, as well as the following options: Super de Luxe (above) - Vintage steel roadster with stem shifters. 53.5 cm seat tube (center to top), 57 cm "top tube" (center seat tube to center head tube). $150 Univega Activa hybrid - Chromoly frame, rear rack, fender eyelets on frame. 19" frame. $200 Jamis Trail X - Tons of new parts on this one: shift/brake cables, bottom...

Goodbye, Elyse!

Goodbye, Elyse!

Our beloved salesperson Elyse has moved back home to the midwest. She was determined to get her vintage Schwinn road bike rebuilt into an awesome single speed commuter (complete with front basket and sparkle grips!) right before loading the moving van. Good luck out there, Elyse!

Vintage Business Cards

Vintage Business Cards

We have a customer that's been coming to us for rental bikes for several years now and still has the original business card we gave him. Things have changed a lot since then, and more changes are sure to come. Remember when Superb was Boston Bicycle?

Linus, Brooks, and Peterboro Baskets

Linus, Brooks, and Peterboro Baskets

Let's face it: not every bike looks great with a set of modern, synthetic touring bags or low-profile racing saddle. Not everyone's comfortable with an overly-colorful messenger bag atop their back. That's why we have more accessories in stock from Peterboro Baskets, Linus Bikes, and Brooks England in stock this season. We have an entire section of the shop dedicated to these timeless, classic accessories that are as durable as they are keenly designed. Linus' bags and racks have been a real...

Chicago-made pink Schwinn Prelude

Chicago-made pink Schwinn Prelude

A classic Chicago-made Schwinn Prelude in beautiful condition came into the shop last week for a new wheelset and partial rebuild as a single speed. The new wheels match a white Brooks B-17 and highlights on the frame. No matter what condition a 30 year old bike is in, non-drive side bottom bracket cups are never fun to remove - which is why we have a really nice Hozan tool specifically for doing this, as well as Pete to get the job done well.

Linus Bags

Linus Bags

We've been stocking Linus Bikes for the past two seasons. We're now carrying their accessory lines as well. In stock are their Market Bag rolling panniers, the Sac single-sided tote pannier, and the Pouch handlebar bag for smaller item. All bags are made with waxed canvas, heavy duty zippers, and brass fittings. They're made to not just look nice, hold up to regular use. They even come with keys and padlocks to lock them to your rack! If you're looking for the perfect bag or accessory for your...

Brooks Saddles, Bags, and Accessories

Brooks Saddles, Bags, and Accessories

Back in stock are Brooks saddles and apparel. Pictured above is their organic saddle made from grain-fed cattle, and tanned with eco-friendly chemistry. We also have a full array of their other models, including their well-known B17 line, their coil spring models, the Swift and Team Pro road saddles, as well as many lady-specific versions. We also have waterproof covers, trouser straps, tool kits, and bags. If you haven't had the pleasure of riding a Brooks stop by and ask us why your next...

Used Bike Round-Up

Used Bike Round-Up

We have a number of used bikes right now, all $299 or less. Pictured above is the Schwinn Willy city bike in lightly used condition. We have two of them for $299, both 18" frames. Also in stock is a used 18" Gary Fisher Katai aluminum hardtail with new crankset, chain, and cassette for $299. Above is a vintage Trek 830, an 18" steel rigid frame and fork, made in the USA! $250. Our other used road bike right now is a vintage Schwinn Sports 10, steel frame and fork. It's a big one - 23" frame -...

Limited edition chrome OM Flyer

Limited edition chrome OM Flyer

New to our window display is the limited edition Chrome OM Flyer by SE Bikes. This 26" wheel retro-style BMX has been limited to just 150 bikes for 2012. It comes complete with some awesome details: chromoly landing gear fork, custom-engraved stem, and sealed-cartridge mohawk-style hubs, and looptail rear triangle. The OM Flyer is also outfitted with a rear v-brake, low-profile pedals with adjustable pins, chromoly crank arms, wide 26" tires, and a big cushy seat. This machine is not just...

Used Bike Roundup

Used Bike Roundup

Right now we have a noteworthy amount of used bikes in stock - perfect for a winter bike or commuter-on-a-budget. We still have remainders from our 2011 season rental fleet: Raleigh Classic Roadsters in a 47 cm, 52 cm, and 57 cm for $299. We also have a Jamis Commuter 3.0 in a 17" frame size for the same price. Fuji Crosstown 4.0 - 19" - $199 Gary Fisher Kaitai aluminum hardtail - 17.5" seat tube (center to center), 22" top tube (center to center) - $299 Raleigh Sprite 27 - 58 cm seat tube...

Linus Bikes Back in Stock

Linus Bikes Back in Stock

Back in stock are Linus Bikes! We received a sizeable order just the other day of Roadster Classics, Roadster Sports, Dutchi 1, and Dutchi 3 models in a variety of color options. If you've been looking for a single speed or three speed bike with a timeless look, look no further. Linus manages to capture aesthetic details from vintage bikes and at an affordable price. Stop by for a test ride and we can also recommend some great accessories to accent the bike.

New Display in the Works

New Display in the Works

We've got something  exciting in the works for display. Here's a teaser shot that's sure to get a few of you fired up. Stop by for the full image, and we should get a very special something in our shop within the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned to the blog.

Brooks England Product Display

Brooks England Product Display

New in stock are a variety of products from Brooks. We've always carried their saddles and a few other small products, but now on display are also a variety of leather bar tape, leather lock-on grips, trouser bands, many different bags, panniers, and even a couple rain capes! Stop by soon to check it all out.

More Vintage Jerseys

More Vintage Jerseys

Recently new in the shop are a few more vintage jerseys from Stephen's collection. Hanging up in the front of our shop are a few wool/acrylic jerseys by Olmo, Colnago, De Rosa, and Campagnolo. Stop by the shop for prices, sizes, and fit.

Raleigh Restoration Photos

Raleigh Restoration Photos

A short while ago we posted a teaser photo of a late 1970's Raleigh Professional a customer brought in to have it tuned and cleaned up. We added new bar tape, a new Brooks saddle, and rebuilt the wheelset with Mavic Open Pro rims. Charlie also spent quite of bit of his own time scrubbing and polishing, to an incredible effect. This bike isn't new old stock, it was ridden well and it's great to see restored to a fresh start. This bike is a pretty amazing piece of craftsmanship. The frame is...

Raleigh Professional Restoration Sneak Peek

Raleigh Professional Restoration Sneak Peek

Charlie has been working on a very unique project: restoring a late 1970's Raleigh Professional road bike. The frame is full Reynolds 531 tubeset and is fully equipped with Campagnolo components. It's a very beautiful piece of bicycle craftsmanship and will be getting a detailed blog post at a later date.

Employee Bike Profile: Stephen’s Hoffy

Employee Bike Profile: Stephen’s Hoffy

For the past two years, our mechanic Stephen hasn't owned a non-racing bicycle. This week he finished building himself something a bit more city-worthy. His Hoffy is an old track frame he spent three years riding as a courier in NYC. With this resurrection, he's made an old racer into a two-speed cruiser. Stephen's Hoffy has a couple key features that make it stand out. Its Sturmey Archer kickback hub has two speeds, allowing for a second gear much higher than the other. He also has a set of...

Featured Vintage Bikes for Sale

Featured Vintage Bikes for Sale

Right now we have several vintage bikes, freshly tuned up and ready for sale. Here are the details: 21" Dunelt three speed - Sturmey Archer hub, original fenders, chain guard, and pedals, Brooks saddle, made in England - $459 19.5" Phillips 3-speed - Sturmey Archer hub, front rack, in excellent condition, made in England - $349 Schwinn Breeze 3-speed: SOLD Kabuki 10-speed, 58 cm seat tube, steel frame, $175 Fuji 10-speed (for our taller customers): chromoly tubing on frame, approx. 35.5"...

Superb presents: “Bella Biciclette” Sat Nov 13th 8-10pm

Superb presents: “Bella Biciclette” Sat Nov 13th 8-10pm

Superb Bicycle is proud to present Bella Biciclette, an exhibition of beautiful vintage bicycles from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Expect to see bicycles from Colnago, De Rosa, Rossin, Takhion, Eddy Merckx and even a Cinelli Laser. All bicycles and frames at the show will be available for purchase. Please RSVP by emailing RSVP@SuperbBicycle.com with your name in the subject line. Beverage and light appetizers will be provided and formal dress is suggested. RSVP will be required for entry and...

Tour Story from Dylan

This past summer Dylan brought in an old USA made Schwinn touring bike. He needed some work done for his first tour - a solo trip out from Boston to Ann Arbor. We tuned up the bike and built him a custom wheelset, re-building his vintage hubs to Mavic A719 rims. When he got settled in he sent us this e-mail with some photos from the tour. "Tour is complete, showed up yesterday afternoon. Just wanted to say thanks for all your help, Charlie: those wheels rocked the house, or the northeast...

Swift Antique 3-Speed on Display

Swift Antique 3-Speed on Display

There's a new addition to our central window display, keeping watch over our selection of internally-geared city bike. This English-made Swift has all of the features seen on classic three-speed bikes from decades ago. Next time you're at the shop, take your time and have a look.

Kip’s Newest Antique on Display

Kip’s Newest Antique on Display

If you stopped by our shop late yesterday afternoon you may have noticed a new antique in our window display. Kip recently acquired this 100+ year old bike, made in the days where everyone was riding fixed gears because that was the only type of bike that existed (besides gear-less bikes, like penny farthings). This bike can be seen in the front window of our shop. There are much more features worth checking out on this bike than we have time to photograph in blog, so stop by the shop and take...

New Arrivals from Velo Orange

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...

Vintage Le Coq Jersey

Vintage Le Coq Jersey

This vintage Le Coq jersey was a gift from someone moving out of town. It's decorating the shop by our display cases in the back.

2009 Models Left in Stock

2009 Models Left in Stock

Our February Sale covers a whole range of brands, models, and makes, for many different kinds of bicycling. Here's a partial list of 2009 models left in stock: Commuting / Hybrid Bianchi Cortina (black, silver, various sizes), Jamis Commuter 1 (18.5", 20.5"), Commuter 2 (grey 18.5",), Commuter 3 (black 14.5", red 16.5"), Citizen 1 (18.5", 20.5"), Coda Sport (red, 17.5", 19.5"), Coda Comp (21.5", 16", 17.5") Diamondback Insight 1 (Blue 15", 17" 21" 23"), Edgewood (15") KHS Urban Xpress (large...

New Window Display

New Window Display

Our front display is currently featuring a project we finished just this week: a WWII military bike. This amazing bike is a single speed, complete with rim brakes, cruiser bar, and wing-nut couplers on the frame! After restoring the wheels and tires, we put on a Brooks B-17 standard saddle, Brooks tool bag, and a set of Brooks pannier bags for the rear rack. The bike itself is not for sale, but the Brooks accessories certainly are. Although this bike is not safely rideable (as the brakes...

FINALLY…Vittoria 1976

FINALLY…Vittoria 1976

So finally someone has stepped up and made a somewhat decent looking SPD compatible shoe that is comfortable to wear on and off the bike. Vittoria has basically reissued an old shoe from the 70's with newer features to allow it to be SPD compatible and still very walkable. The shoes will be coming in a wide range of colors and apparently are only for fixed gear riders, however, word is they work on geared bikes as well. I am still waiting for SPD compatible Reebok Pumps, but I am not holding...

Found In The Basement: Phil Wood Pedals…What!?

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

Miko Jersey

Miko Jersey

I like hanging out in bike shops. I especially enjoy the vintage cycling gear that any good shop has in abundance: team clothing, componentry, bicycles, yellowing pictures of long retired champions. This Miko jersey caught my eye today. I don't even know what the Miko team was, but they had a sweet jersey. I wish that it fit me... RMM