Fiona’s new Marinoni is a stunning representation of elegance and grace. Hand painted by Wilis himself and Vicious Cycles, couplers and rear end spacing by Coarse Fabrications, and built up by Wilis and Brian makes this a collaborative build with talented people . This bike has a phenomenal mix of modern and classic components. 105 shifters, cranks, deraileurs, with Paul canti brakes. Brooks Cambium saddle and tape to match with the Plemons toe straps and gatorskin side walls. This bike is ready to get some miles in with Fiona on all her future travels!
The Serotta Colorado CRL was the top-of-the-line lugged steel racing frame offered by Serotta in 1992 with some creative innovation that is still seen in today’s bicycles. It was the first racing frame to utilize tapered tubes to increase frame performance. The seat tube and downtube are swaged as well as butted, and increase in diameter as they approach the bottom bracket. Before this was done, tube diameters were round and consistent only varying in tube thickness to increase performance across frame materials. Serotta had to facilities in house to be able to cut their own custom lugs for their custom sized tubes, a real game-changer at the time. Look carefully at the frame here and notice where the paint shifts color gradient, the tubes increase in size towards the bottom bracket. Tube tapering, swaging, shaping, and size variance is commonplace in almost any frame construction now.
This bike is decked out in 1990’s glory – all alloy ergopower Campagnolo Record converted to 10-speed. No detail on this bike was spared, down the the 10-speed record hubs and skewers to the rest of the majority of period correct racing componentry on this machine.
At the time this bike was built, it was cutting edge, and rivaled by few other Made-in-USA hand-built bicycles.
Brian is Serotta certified in proper bicycle fit procedures. If you’re serious about riding – getting fit properly on your bikes is key. From overall comfort on longer rides, to gauging the proper lengths of the bike to your own personal flexibility. A custom fit on the bike provides increased comfort, and helps prevent injury in the long run.
Wilis recently got fit on his road bike and cyclocross bikes by Brian and couldn’t be happier.
Give Deluxe a call if you’re interested in getting fit!
Join us again tomorrow for the weekly hump day ride. This week, bring your cross bike or mountain bike – we’re headed to the trails at cunningham!
Meet at Deluxe Cycles – 544 Park Ave #201, Brooklyn, NY
5PM meet 6PM roll out.
A 1987 Team Fuji Time Trial “funny” bike built up as a town masher. A mix of Shimano Santé and Shimano 600 components only add to the time period flavor. This bike handles like nothing you’ve ridden before! Come by the shop and take it fast around a sharp corner- you’ll feel why this is called a funny bike.