Wednesday, May 31, 2006

New Campy Crank Pictures

Here are the latest crank photos from Campagnolo. Real pictures! And a better look at the BB: looks like the bearings are on the spindle and not inside the cups.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

This Dura-Ace Goes to 11?

Just when you thought a 10-speed cassette was enough, Jan Ulrich slaps 11 cogs on! The Linder-11 is an add-on. I don't know how it works, and I don't know if I want to. Like Nigel Tufnel from Spinal Tap said: "This one goes to 11."

Saturday, May 27, 2006

XTR Part 2

XTR's New F/der

2007 sneak peek XTR

Check out some spy photos for Shimano's 2007 XTR. WAY COOL!
Look interesting

Friday, May 26, 2006

Plan Ahead for the Holiday Weekend

Just a friendly reminder that we will be closed on Memorial Day. So if you need a spare tube or Powerbar for a holiday ride, make sure you stop in Saturday, 10am - 6pm or Sunday, 11am - 4pm.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

A Lack of Headbadge Humility

Here's a very cool Francesco Moser frame from 1978.

Obviously, portrait headbadges never really caught on, which is unfortunate because who wouldn't want a picture of Shimanek on their headtube?

Sunday, May 21, 2006

LeMond Triomphe

The American Tour de France winner's brand will be renewed in 2007 with the addition of a new frame, the LeMond Triomphe. It will be available in two versions: a 950 gram model and the Ultimate, an 850 grams with paint version.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Campagnolo Gets Ultra-Torqued

Campagnolo has started showing off its 2007 upgrades. The big news is their Ultra-Torque crank-set with outboard bearings and a cool attachment system. Wave goodbye to square taper bottom-bracket spindles.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Fit for Women Demo Tour

Trek’s Fit for Women Demo Tour will be in town this coming Wednesday. You will be able to test ride the best women’s bikes in the world around the paved and dirt trails at Lake Manawa State Park in Council Bluffs. Bring your bike and a friend and enjoy the beautiful spring weather. Julie from Trek will have almost 30 bikes available to ride. Everyone will receive a FREE goody bag that includes a multi-tool and other cool stuff. You can also register for the demo sweepstakes for a chance to win a Trek Travel trip or a custom Project One Pilot road bike. What’s more fun than riding bikes and getting FREE stuff? Hope to see you there!

Date: Wednesday, May 17th
Time: 4:00-8:00pm
Place: Lake Manawa State Park – South River Ramp – Take I-80 east to the Lake Manawa exit. Follow the signs to Lake Manawa. When entering the park, turn right and follow the road counterclockwise around the lake until you see a sign on your right hand side that says "Missouri River Boat Ramp Access". Turn right and park in the parking lot.

If you have any questions regarding the event please call me at the shop, 884-1820, or email me at


Sunday, May 14, 2006

Tourist Assault Bike

Highgear is ready to put together the custom bike you've always wanted. Here's a Ritchey Break-Away that's almost ready for action. The Ritchey Break-Away is actually a travel bike. The owner ordered this one for the express purpose of riding the Cape Argus in Cape Town, South Africa, and for making another, more successful attempt at the l'Etape du Tour. It's steel with plenty of obscure kit – just the way James likes it.

The Break-Away disassembles in minutes and fits neatly inside of a 23x66x73.5cm (9x26x29in), travel bag, which means you don't pay the oversized baggage fee at the airport ticket counter.

Ritchey’s exclusive, investment cast lugs and patent-pending, chromoly compression coupling are the keys to this new design. The lugs securely grip the seatpost in two places and join the upper portion of the main triangle to the rear.

On the downtube, near the bottom bracket, the compression coupling forms the lower connection for the front and rear triangles. The coupler clamps unobtrusively around small flanges on the downtube. This system adds less than 100 grams to the weight of the bike.

Ritchey WCS compact crank: because nobody wants to push a 53/11 on vacation...

Tektro R750 dual-pivot brakes in yummy carbon...

FSA RD-600 clincher rims with unique center flange...

The Tioga Spyder saddle is light, very narrow (123mm), and almost as comfortable as it looks...

Monday, May 08, 2006

What Were You Riding 15 Years Ago?

Here's something I dug out of a pile of photos this morning. I'm happy to report both bikes are still in action.

Mechanics Needed!!!

HighGear Bicycle Store of Omaha is looking for a full time mechanic. This position is guaranteed full time year around employment with benefits.

Mechanics at HighGear represent the link between customers and our service department. Being able to comfortably interact with customers is a major expectation of all service personnel. This includes being able to respond to telephone inquiries, and customers in the store who have questions, want to buy parts, drop off a bike for service, or pick up a completed service job. When not responding to customer needs, mechanics will spend the balance of their shift building or repairing bicycles, installing parts, or calling customers who have completed repairs waiting to be picked up. Service personnel must be highly skilled in the maintenance and repair of a wide variety of bicycle makes, models, and component parts. It is also an expectation that all HighGear mechanics stay current with new technology and changes in equipment design.

If you are interested in working for a fast paced company with opportunity please contact Jay Thomas at J5500T@CS.COM.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Garmin 305

So you want wireless speed heartrate and cadence? Oh and also GPS? Well stop in at Highgear and get yours now. I have one and I cant believe all the extras that it has.
One sweet stem top computer.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Putting an End to Peloton Pile-Ups

Currently residing in the 'Where are They Now' file: the Selle San Marco Stop – another gem from the '80's. A working, solar-powered brake light on a bicycle saddle? Yep, it's already been done.

DayGlo Makes a Fashion Comeback!

No, not really. But here are some scans from a late 80's Selle San Marco catalog. Flourescent forever, baby!

Wednesday night ride

Hey all -

We are going to try a new route from the Trek store this week for the Wednesday night ride. Same start time 6pm and heading North. Please come join us and vote if you like the venue change while we await construction completion on HWY 50.