Recent Bike Builds
Civia Halsted - Highly functional "cycle trucks" have been omnipresent in NYC for decades.
The originals are heavy and clumsey but durable delivery vehicles for pizza shops, drug stores and corner markets. Those are similar to the Civia Halsted in looks and purpose only. Using modern frame materials, disc brakes and great components, the Civia is light, easy to manuever and way more fun to ride. And here is a huge bonus, we have fitted a high quality, 600 watt assist motor and lithium battery to power up and down Main street, from the harbor to the grocery store, with ease. You can park your car from April to November.
Soma Buena Vista - This beautiful "mixte" (or unisex) replica has been in our store window for a few months, so it is about time to add it to the recent builds page. The Buena Vista frame is a modern re-creation of a French design that was popular during the 1970's bike boom; thank goodness this great style was not lost to obscurity. The double butted, Tange Prestige steel frame is lighter and stronger than the originals ever could be, but otherwise this build remains faithful to the original utilitarian concept complete with SKS commuter fenders, an elegant yet rugged Soma Deco luggage rack and Nexus 8-speed premium rear hub. The angled alloy stem and graceful Sparrow handlebars promote a comfortable "sit-up and beg" riding position, but a sportier, dropped-bar cockpit and a derailleur-type drivetrain can be accommodated for your build.
Pake C'mute - Pake is alleged to be the Hawaiian word for "cheap". Cheap is a relative term, but Pake is an undeniable good value and a great looking bike. The Pake frame is made of Tange 4130 steel to be affordable and adaptable to your needs. There are mounts for fenders and racks both front and rear, and plenty of clearance for fatter tires. An extra long head tube promotes a more upright riding position for folks who are "flexibility challenged" (most of us over 40). It makes an attractive commuter, tourer, cyclocross or townie. This one is built with retro-looking handlebars, bar-end shifters and a surprisingly sophisticated, new style Shimano Sora driveline with Hollowtech crank and wide link derailleurs. Prices for a good, durable build start at about $950.
Titan Epsilon - This was an entertaining project ... a classic, Italian road frame has been built up for fast in-town riding. Campagnolo crank and bar end shifters are complemented with a chrome front fork, Nitto stem, moustache bars, Brooks saddle and a cool set of SKS Blade fenders.
Alas, these lovely Titan frames are no longer available. If you are looking for something with the same classic lugged construction and geometry but made of modern, lightweight materials, we can fit you for a custom made Waterford to create something truly unique. Interested? Send any questions to email@example.com.
Lightning Recumbent - BionX Hybrid - We do hi-tech.
As if the Lightning F40 recumbent is not unusual enough, we've installed a BionX hybrid drive on this one. The computerized system enables adjustable pedal power assist or fully motorized travel. A 36 volt, 350 watt drive motor is built-in to the rear wheel. The dual Li-Mn batteries are mounted under the seat for a low center of gravity, and provide about 50 miles of assisted travel!
Aegis Victory - A stunning carbon fiber sport bike that is finished in classic black on white.
This 54cm example uses Ultegra 10-speed shift equipment, ROL wheels, FSA wing bars and carbon fiber seatpost, and weighs less than 17 lb. including pedals. Since our service commitment doesn't end the day the bike is built, we've left a bit of steering tube length to fine tune the riding position over time.
- A super versatile, lightweight steel cyclocross bike that is
equally at home on dirt paths and smooth pavement. The 60cm frame
is finished in a striking metallic silver fading to pearlescent
black. It is fitted with Gunnar's gorgeous steel cyclocross fork,
Easton Vista wheels, Tektro Oryx cartridge style brakes, an FSA
Energy compact crank, Ritchey Biomax handlebars and DuraAce
9-speed bar end shifters. It weighs just a tad over 20 lb.
Belfast Bicycles telephone number: (207) 338-0008
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