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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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Bike of the Week: The Month of Dario – Pegoretti Ciavete Duende

We see quite a few Pegorettis come through our doors – new bikes with the paint still fresh as well as old, well-loved and well-ridden ones. While each is iconic and special in its own way, this example has stuck in our minds due to its uniqueness. We present our final Bike of the Week for the 2016 Month of Dario with no commentary.

Introducing the Pegoretti Duende in Ciavete:

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Bike Of The Week: Vanilla Workshop Speedvagen HollaText

Few framebuilders have reached the level of celebrity that Sacha White has achieved, and for good reason; his bikes are generally well on point, both in looks and construction. Take a look at this specimen:

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This Speedvagen from the Vanilla Workshop comes fully color-matched: from the custom painted Ritchey stem to the custom painted (and masked) ENVE hubs and handlebars

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Equipped with a Campagnolo Super Record 11 speed drivetrain and ENVE 4.4 SES wheelset (with some very cool gumwall tires)

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Speedvagens are known for their forward-thinking touches, such as stainless steel brake bridges and dropouts, and those beautiful curved seat stays:

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This Speedvagen was finished in the HollaText paint style in red and light blue, truly a sight to behold

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide

This year’s gift guide introduces some new products that we’re excited to have in the shop! From apparel to bikes, bags to tools, we think this list is pretty comprehensive, hopefully suggesting some ideas the cyclist in your life will love!

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Cafe du Cycliste apparel is designed with a South of France state-of-mind, lending itself to a look that you’ll find nowhere else in the industry. We’ve got a great compliment of cold-weather riding gear available for both men and women – we think you’ll be impressed
Cafe du Cycliste Apparel – from $115
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Our custom-made camp mugs are the perfect accessory for the bike-packer or drink-drinker in your life (and with the 2 cup discount, maybe keep one for yourself).
NYC Velo Camp Mugs – 1 for $20, 2 for $35
nycvelo_winter_capClimate change-deniers can’t deny that our winter cap is the perfect accessory for our changing climate.
NYC Velo Winter Beanie – $25
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The old saying goes “A good hand pump is better than no pump at all,” and Silca has been making the best since 1917.
Silca Pocket Impero hand pump – $120
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A good duffle bag is indespensable; whether it’s for travel, business, or just your general, everyday carry needs, you’ll want something that keeps your stuff neat and dry. The Mission Workshop x Carhartt WIP x Pelago collaberation duffel will keep your belongings where they should be and look great at the same time.
Mission Workshop x Carhartt WIP x Pelago duffel bag – $255
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Topo Designs makes bags that will put your vintage-70’s camping gear to shame – and it’s all hand-made in Colorado. We’ve got a large selection of their bags in-stock.
Topo Designs backpacks – from $98
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Gift certificates are always available in any denomination. Buy your loved one a tune-up or put some money towards a bike for that special someone. The amount is up to you!
NYC Velo Gift Certificate – $1 to $?
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Throw it back to the early 90’s and pick up a brand-new, never-ridden frame and fork from your favorite frame builder, Chris Chance. We’ve got a medium Yo-Eddy available for you today!
Team Fat Chance Yo-Eddy 27.5″ frameset – $2500
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Flat Repair Kit (Custom) – from $50
topo_puffer_cardiganMechanic Jay should be in legal trouble for looking this good, and the Topo Puffer Cardigan is the main offender. Warm, stylish, and made in the US.
Topo Design Puffer Cardigan – $230
freight_rucksackFreight Bags are some of the toughest, versatile bags on the planet. Handmade in San Francisco and with a lifetime warranty, these bags are sure to make your favorite messenger/cyclist feel like they can carry the world on their back.
Freight Bags – from $335
fix_it_stickEschew those run-of-the-mill collapsable multi-tools in favor of the Fix It Stick: disassemble flat for storage, then put it together for a simple, well-designed tool with plenty of leverage. Available in several configurations for whatever your needs may be.
Fix It Stick multitool – from $30
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Less impressive than giving the gift of sight, but being able to see in harsh sunlight and look good doing it is perhaps the best we can hope for in a holiday gift.
Oakley Latch sunglasses – from $130
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Service Manager Philip will tell you, gumwall tires are “so hot right now.” The Vittoria Corsa is the supplest in the game, and will change the way your roadbike feels beneath you. Can you argue with that?
Vittoria Corsa tires – $75
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Give the gift of getting away with some bikepacking gear. Whether its seat or handlebar bags from Ortlieb or Revelate, or a superior titanium Vamoots DR from Moots, no trail will be left unridden.
Moots Vamoots DR with SRAM Red22 Hydro – $8599.
Revelate top tube bag – $60
Ortlieb handlebar/seat bag – from $135/$160
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Our new bartape will let you carry a little piece of Manhattan along with you wherever your bike takes you. With a tacky texture and some extra padding, your hands will stay comfortable along the way!
NYC Velo Skyline bartape – $28
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Bike of the Week: Andrew’s Stainless IF

And now, for another addition of Bike of the Week:

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This duo-tone stainless steel roadbike comes to us courtesy of Independent Fabrication of Newmarket, NH.

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SRAM Red & Rival components and Zipp 101 wheels complete the look (and performance) of a pure racing thoroughbred.

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Bike of the Week: Independent Fabrication Independence

The Bike of the Week is a steel Independence from Independent Fabrication.  The Independence is, technically, a touring model, though the iteration seen here has been designed for very light/fast touring with an emphasis on successfully completing its day job: fast commuting and group road rides.  The geometry is closer to a standard road bike configuration, though fitting for full racks and fenders exist for gearing up for the open road.  The parts kit includes function forward pieces from SRAM, Thomson, Fizik, Panaracer, and Chris King.  Best yet, this bike is currently for sale at the shop in the East Village!

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Bike of the Week: Philip’s Moots Vamoots Disc

If steel is real, titanium is undeniable. Please meet the Moots Vamoots Disc Road, owned by our very own service manager, Philip.

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Based in Steamboat Springs, CO, Moots has been supplying riders with the highest quality, hand built one at a time, titanium frames since 1991 (and steel frames for a decade before that).

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And it’s not just frames, Moots also produces some of the finest stems, seatposts, and headset spacers from beautiful raw ti.

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Philip has outfitted this beast with a Shimano Ultegra 6800 mechanical drivetrain and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes. Topping it off are the world’s most expensive winter commuting wheels, the Zipp 303 Firecrest discs; Speed weaponry built so Philip can make it to work on time!

 

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Bike of the Week: Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel

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This week’s Bike of the Week is a flashy little number from Independent Fabrication – a hand-built steel frameset in Good ‘Ol White, topped off with silver Campagnolo Chorus components.

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Independent Fabrication: The Kings of Handbuilt, building bikes one at a time in Newmarket, NH.

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A worn-in pair of hoods, like a good book or a well-used baseball glove, always feel good in the hands.

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Bike Fit Guru Mike Sherry Now @ NYC Velo

 

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NYC VELO announces premium bike fitting & testing services with addition of Mike Sherry.

Mike Sherry has spent over a decade mastering the science of performance cycling, building one of the most respected bike fit, and offering coaching services geared towards endurance athletes. He is available exclusively at NYC Velo’s 2 Manhattan locations (64 2nd Avenue in the East Village and 590 W 45th Street in Hell’s Kitchen’s Gotham West Market) and at Hastings Velo in Hastings-on-Hudson for pro fittings.

Mike’s uncompromising focus on rider comfort, efficiency, and injury prevention has always been at the core of his product. Pro fittings typically take 90 minutes and involve a comprehensive skeletal analysis, foot position, and functional muscle length assessments. The intake data taken from these sessions informs the initial contact point coordinates, footbed recommendations, and cleat set up. Some of the most important benefits of the fitting are the achievement of maximal leverage, power, and efficiency of the rider, reached using high-speed video capture of the session and real world angle-analysis. Each fit session includes a 30-minute follow-up as necessary and a schematic of the final settings for future reference.

In addition to professional bike fitting, Mike also offers in-house physiological testing and coaching services. Whether you’re training to race, ride your first century, or compete in a triathlon, Mike brings over 2 decades of endurance sport experience to his craft. Beginning his career in athletics as a swimmer, Mike moved on to MTB and Triathlon in the ‘90s before ultimately focusing his work on Road Racing and Cyclocross. His extensive experience in so many of cycling’s disciplines and his obsession with improved human performance has brought him great success as an athlete, team director, and coach.

In 2005, Mike partnered with Performance Labs HC, a high-end training and biomechanics service, where he served as its New York Director for 6 years, working on performance systems as a master bike fitter and road cycling coach. He spent the last 3 years as managing director of BIKERIDERS, a premier bicycle concierge service. During his tenure at both businesses he founded and managed Sherry Sports Mgmt Inc, which operated the Empire Cycling, AXA Equitable Cycling, and Stan’s NoTubes / AXA Equitable Cycling teams from 2006 to 2012. The programs garnered high-profile professional victories and national titles, and helped to develop the next generation of talented young riders. ​

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Bike of the Week: Rockstar Games Felt F1

We’ve long been supporters of the local racing scene here in New York City, from cyclocross to mountain bike to road racing, we understand the desire, no, the need to go fast and take some risks in the heat of battle. Bicycle racing has a long history and heritage that is continually taking on new elements & styles, helping riders to push the envelope. We’re pretty excited to have had the Rockstar Games Racing Team’s custom Felt F1 (and AR1) frames come through the shop.

The 2015 Felt F1 is a ProTour-calibre racing frame with UHC Advanced/Textreme carbon fiber construction – the bike is engineered and fabricated to go fast.

That modern class with a touch of sass.

To the Finished product:

This bike was built with Shimano 6800 Ultegra mechanical components – the newest 11 speed offerings from the company.

The Rockstar Racing Team bikes can be seen in person winning at local races, climbing up River Road, and doing hot laps in the parks most days of the week.