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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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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!

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
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
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
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
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
Mission Workshop Sansom
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 $?
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
flat_kitEvery cyclist should have the tools needed to fix a flat tire or make minor adjustments when they’re out on the bike. We’re happy to curate a custom flat repair kit for any bike/biker’s needs. Just stop by and let us know what you need!
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
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
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
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
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: 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: Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel

This edition of Bike of the Week comes in the form of a steel, disc-brake equipped, Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel:


Built for our friends at Moody’s Delicatessen & Provisions in Waltham, MA, with touches of their brand and favorite animal through-out:


An ENVE 3.4 wheelset and Shimano Ultegra 11-speed drivetrain round out the build nicely, ready for some great roads and trips to the butcher.


A sterling silver head badge is the crown on top.


Finally, lots of clearance available for wider tires, should the day call for more off-road pursuits.

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Bike of the Week: Vanilla Track Bike

From the archives, a Vanilla Bicycles steel track bike, completely one-off and made by hand by framebuilding guru Sacha White in Portland, OR. A very classy machine:

The integrated stem and handlebar are custom made in-house in a mirror finish chrome. Added details, such as the brazed-on toptube protector and the painstakingly painted lug recesses, are what truly set apart a master’s work.

The spokes on these wheels have been tied and soldered, adding strength and stiffness.  The dropouts are custom & clean.

A proper track fork, with no drilling for a front brake and paper-thin tolerances for the front tire, is right at home on this masterpiece.


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Bike of the Week: Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel


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.


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



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 of the Week: The Month of Dario – The NK Responsorium


This week’s Pegoretti: The NK Responsorium.


Stainless Steel, hand-built and hand-painted in Italy by the man himself.


The Responsorium is the flagship model of Dario’s line. Made to exacting specifications (as if he would accept anything less), the Responsorium is a responsive yet comfortable ride, and the lightest option of all his offerings.


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Bike of the Week: The Month of Dario – The Ravenna Responsorium


To kick off the Month of Dario (every November here at NYC Velo): a new offering from Dario Pegoretti, the Ravenna Responsorium is a departure from the strokes, scratches, and Basquiat-reminiscent paint scheme to a decidedly digital one. We think it looks quite nice.


This Responsorium is outfitted with Campagnolo Record 11-speed components and Fulcrum Racing Quatro wheels.


You can see this fine Italian specimen (it’s for sale!) and many other Pegorettis in person at our East Village location.

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Bike of the Week: Parlee Altum R

The Parlee Altum R is one of the newest editions to the Parlee family of road-bikes. A lightweight carbon frame and fork engineered with some smart details, such as flex-fit top cap sizing and a hidden seatpost clamp, the Altum R strikes a great balance of comfortable riding on those long rides while still being agile and stiff for those hard efforts.

Seen here in Riviera Blue, the Altum R also comes in Silver/Gray or custom finishes designable at

The Altum R increases its tire clearances over its predecessors, fitting tires up to 28mm wide.

The Altum R is Di2 ready with included rubber grommets and frame attachments.

As with all their models, many build configurations are possible, from mechanical and electronic Shimano across the board to SRAM and Campagnolo groupsets.

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Bike of the Week: Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel


This week’s BOTW comes to you straight out of New Market, NH from our friends at Independent Fabrication. A steel Crown Jewel frame with ENVE fork, designed to be comfortable for everyday training and for tearing up the local race circuit. A Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-speed group and a Thomson/Fizik cockpit round out the build.


A red Sotto Voce Chris King NoThread headset was chosen to match the red Indy Fab crown to visually tie the front end together.


The final pieces of the puzzle are wheels: red White Industries T11 hubs hand-laced to HED Belgium C2 rims using DT Swiss Competition spokes.