Cooper’s No. 22 Little Wing is probably the most heavily ridden Titanium track bike out there. It’s never seen the velodrome, and is usually catching the waves of the avenues in Manhattan. 22 Bikes are built to last, and this bike is a prime example.
To survive messenger work, high quality components must be used for durability and reliability. Sealed bearings all around, from the Mack/Phil Hubs, Phil Bottom Bracket, and Chris King Headset. Other durable components choices are square tapered Dura-Ace 7600 track cranks with a sugino zen chainring paired with a Phil Cog and HKK chain for a smooth, long lasting drive train. One more additional detail here are the campagnolo pista pedals, with double laminated toshi double straps – a necessity for piece of mind riding in the street on a brakeless track bike.
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.
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.
Brian built this frame himself! Built from various tubes including Reynolds 853 this fattie rides like a dream. Personalized with his signature beer bottle cap this bike is a monster. Titanium bars, dropper post, internal routing make it a stunner. Happy trail riding!
We’re so stoked to welcome Brian to the Deluxe crew. Brian is from Colorado and moved to Brooklyn in 2009. He’s what you would call a football fanatic, rooting for his home team, the Denver Broncos, although the Giants are warming up to him a little he admits. Brian has two sweet-as-can-be dogs that are just a treat whenever he brings them to the shop! He loves all kinds of cycling, but specifically road and mountain.
Brian is a Serotta certified fitter with experience in road, cross, track, tri, tt and mtb and even has experience in adaptive fit for people with injuries and disabilities. He used to be a professional team mechanic and over the years has earned multiple certifications in different facets of bicycle mechanics ranging from electronic groupsets to downhill suspension overhauls. He also has experience working at top 10 bike shops in the country as a fitter and mechanic.
Brian has this Spot track build that’s unlike most. Featuring Stans Alpha 340 rims, this bike has already dropped a lot of weight. Having a ti stem and seatpost guarantees a ride like no other! Brian decided to stay away from conventional track cranks and went with a set of Dura Ace road cranks!