Tuesday, May 18, 2010
This little beauty is a CIVIA MIDTOWN. The bike belongs to UNO client, Susan. Susan came in to the Studio a few months back and ask about a bike she could use just about everyday, ride to and from Yoga, hold all her gear, and cruise around the bike paths in the beautiful Civano neighborhood. I told Susan that a really cool bike from Civia was coming out soon and it would be worth the wait. Well, Susan took my sage advice and waited. Well, the wait is over and here it is a Simple, Sweet, and Functional bike from the transportation bike company CIVIA.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
This is Scott. This is Scott's YETI 575 Carbon that was purchased at the Studio not too long ago. The traditional YETI Turquoise and white team paint was the choice for Scott! Scott is fairly new to the MTB scene but has ridden the heck out of his bike from day one. A true YETI fan he is and is now an official member of the YETI tribe! One of the things we did to Scott's bike was get him an absolutely kick-ass second set of wheels. What you see in the following pics are said wheels. The wheels were comprised of DT SWISS 240 hubs in white, DT SWISS spokes in White...yes I said white, with black DT Swiss Nipples, all laced on to the super sweet TWEET TWEET rims by SPANK. Man...did these things turn out good and man do they look good with the bikes paint job. This is a perfect example of what you can get done at UNO Bicycle Studio. The world IS your oyster when it comes to building the bike of your dreams at the Studio. Case in point!
Scott has become so hooked on the sport that he now has a second YETI on order! A YETI BIG TOP 29er hardtail will be his newest "family" member. More on the brand new YETI BIG TOP to come! Scott, I am very proud of how good you have gotten since getting into the great sport of Mountain Biking! Keep killin' it! Here is one last pic to drool over! NAMASTE.
From left to right, these two jokesters are Alan from QUALITY BICYCLE PRODUCTS and Bobby from SALSA CYCLES. These fine young gentlemen came to visit all the way from Minneapolis/St. Paul to talk a little business and do a little riding. As you may know...or maybe you don't, UNO Bicycle Studio is an Authorized Salsa Cycles Dealer! We started off the day with a ride across the street at Fantasy Island which Alan had ridden before but Bobby had not. It was a beautiful morning and we had a ton of fun. After the ride we went to Beyond Bread and pigged out! I think both of the guys had a blast! Did I mention that I got to ride/sneak peek the soon to be available 2011 SALSA EL MARIACHI ??? It was beautiful and well thought out with some very cool rear dropouts. The bike can go either way...Geared or my personal favorite, Singlespeed! This is one sweet 29er and should be an excellent seller for the Studio and Salsa of course. Here is a pic if you haven't laid eyes on it yet.
Mmmmmmm.....SALLLLLLLSSSSAAAA! UNO Bicycle Studio will be stocking these as soon as they are available. Framesets should be available late June-ish-July. Complete bikes a bit later. All built professionally by yours truly. This bike will sell out, so reserve yours today.
Another bike that I am EXTREMELY excited about from Salsa is the mega-versatile VAYA! An All Road bike that is the perfect bike for someone who is looking for a road bike that can literally take to any road. If you are a recreational rider and not "Joe racer guy", this bike would be a great match for you. All day rides, washboard roads, El Tour de Tucson, commuting...need I say more? I cannot wait to get some of these as they will be in the Studio shortly! Here is a pic of this little gem too!Please call the Studio at 520-867-8799 if you have any questions about these beauties mentioned above. We will be happy to help! SPICY!
Saturday, May 15, 2010
You are wondering what this picture is all about...."what the hell is going on here with this sign photo?" Well, let me tell you. Thanks to one, we'll just call him one "local" complainer, the City of Tucson made me take down my A- frame sign that I had out on Houghton that basically "steered" folks into the the Studio as I am tucked in a bit off of Houghton Road. Keep in mind that I did not leave my A-frame sign out 24/7. I removed it religiously everyday at closing time but was still asked to move it or be fined! Well, naturally this ticked me off along with Cafe D'Auria's crew (whom also had signage out there too) and we decided along with my new hero Mike and Les my landlord to fight this! Call me crazy but you gotta have a sign for your business...right??? Well anyway, Mike (last name not important) and Les fought the City of Tucson on this, and the city basically said we will make you two signs to put up on Houghton Road so that both directions of traffic can see these! Genius. Well, it took many weeks but we did it and the signs are up! Both signs are on the Eastside of Houghton and face both north and south! So all you cyclists out there, pay attention to the big blue signs and come on in! Again, Mike and Les..I cannot thank you enough for your efforts! You guys rock!