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2017 NYC Velo Spring Adventure Series

Announcing the 2017 NYC Velo Spring Adventure Series: the next installment of the mettle-testing, gravel-grinding, road-bike-off-roading sequence that’ll leave you questioning everything and looking for hidden meanings. We’re excited to see you out there for what’s promising to be a fantastic cycling season:

Bear Mountain ATTACK – Sunday 4/23 @ 8:00AM at Antoinnete’s Patisserie. 75 miles of beautiful riding in upstate New York to Bear Mountain, presented in conjunction with our sister-shop, Hastings Velo. Call 914-478-2453 for more information.
The S.A.S. 50/50 – Saturday 5/13 More info soon to come…
Taconic 150 – Saturday 6/11 Stay tuned!
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Bike of the Week: Bianchi S.I.S.S. City

Tragically discontinued, the Bianchi S.I.S.S. (as well as the B.O.S.S., B.A.S.S., B.U.S.S., C.U.S.S., D.I.S.S., S.A.S.S., G.U.S.S., P.U.S.S., M.U.S.S., W.U.S.S., and M.U.S.S.) live healthy lives as iconic reminders of a time since past. Some things may never die, and let’s hope this is one of them:

A steel single-sped for the city, as seen here with Avid mechanical disc brakes, White Industries freewheel, and Thomson cockpit.

A little rude.

The perennial favorite Selle Italia Turbo saddle with a well-ridden patina.

In case you were wondering, the “S.I.S.S.” stands for “Steel Idiot Single Speed,” or alternatively, “Steel Is Simple, Stupid.”

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Bike of the Week: Lawrence’s (Allez! Allez!) Murphy Custom

We like esoteric, one-off bikes here in the shop, and this one fits the bill to a tee. Introducing the MASH SF team rider, Fridge co-founder Evan Murphy designed and hand-painted Allez! Allez!

Seen here in stunning Tuxedo, (almost) every surface was painted in excruciating detail.

Paired with Shimano Ultegra 6800 groupset for smooth, precise shifting and a Quarq powermeter for precise, quick power readings, all floating aboard the inimitable ENVE 3.4 wheelset.


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NYC Velo Night @ The Mission Workshop Pop-Up

Do you live in NYC? Will you be in NYC on Wednesday, March 15th? If so, you’re invited to our NYC Velo Friends/Family/Loyal Customer Only night at the exclusive Mission Workshop New York City Pop-Up. We’ll have some free drinks, some limited-edition t-shirts for sale, and cool vibes flowing! Come hang out between 7pm-9pm, take a look at some cool, California-made apparel and bags, and feel like the super special person you are!

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Bike of the Week: Litespeed Ocoee

Commuting in the city can be a serious business calling for a serious tool. Enter the Litespeed Ocoee: Built for the mountains, at home on the streets:

Fabricated from 3/25 Titanium in Chattanooga, Tennessee, you can bet that this rig rolls over any mess that NYC can throw at it.

The Shimano Deore XT mountain gruppo for smooth shifting (look at that wide range cassette!), and wide, slick tires for smooth sailing all throughout the village.

High-rise cockpit atop a wonderful Chris King NoThreadSet and a Marzocchi Bomber front fork, fit for a queen/king to ride high and mighty on her/his steed.

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Mission Workshop Pop-Up Coffee Ride

Join NYC Velo & Mission Workshop for a pre-Pop-Up social coffee ride. This Sunday (March 12th), we’ll leave our East Village shop (66 2nd Ave) at 10AM and head down to Red Hook at a conversational speed for some Stumptown coffee and baked goods, then turn around and finish up at the Mission Workshop ’17 Pop-Up, with plenty of time to spare before Gary Smith’s (Polartec, Independent Fabrication) presentation. We’ll see you there!

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Bike of the Week: Cervelo RCa

Once the lightest production carbon frame available, the Cervelo RCa was a testament to the pains that many cyclists will go to achieve superior weight savings. Topping the scale at less than 700 grams, make no mistake: this is an easy one to carry up to your 6th-floor walkup:

Matte black finish leaves it all to the imagination, and conveniently matches is to most manufacturer’s favorite red-black color schemes.

An electronic Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2 groupset to remind you once again that the future is here, and the future is lightweight.

The patented Cervelo Squoval3 tubing really gets the air flowing.

Designed in Cervelo’s California research center, a fact you’ll soon not forget.


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Bike of the Week: Pegoretti Ciavete Day Is Done

For your consideration, an oft-overlooked offering from master builder Dario Pegoretti: the Day Is Done frameset in builder’s-choice Ciavete paint scheme:

Built with Columbus Spirit Niobium tubing brazed to Cadnezia lugs, seen here with the Falz carbon fork.

Named after a Nick Drake song, the Day Is Done is more traditional than much of Pegoretti’s other offerings.

With some obviously less-than-traditional touches, such as these “holes” near the rear dropouts, which are in fact tubes through the chainstays to offer a larger surface area for brazing the dropout.

Each frame is painstakingly hand-painted, and the Ciavete option leaves the paint design up to Dario to decide with little to no influence.

Oh hey, they must be a fan of the shop!


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Bike of the Week: Independent Fabrication Ti Planet X

From our custom files, we present an ultra-fresh Independent Fabrication Titanium Planet X:

Finished in a rare gloss-to-matte paint job, with a full compliment of Easton accoutrements, this is a bike that turns heads uptown and down.

Built with the SRAM Force 1×11 drivetrain with a huge 10-42 spread cassette for any type of terrain (though pictured here with road tires – sure to be swapped out when the going gets off-road), and hydraulic brakes for all-weather riding.

Ghost logos in black-on-black.

Anointed with the classic Sterling Silver IF headbadge.

And some final, customer-chosen flourishes in gold and silver. As always, completed to perfection by the folks in the Independent Fabrication paint booth.