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We built this LOVELY Ciocc Retro for Kathy… and she LOVES it!

What a beautiful Italian machine... only 50 were made, maybe we can still get YOU one.

 

Those new Campagnolo Ergo levers are so comfortable.

 

Campagnolo Centaur all around, a compact FSA cockpit, it's built for speed!

 

Kathy just LOVES this new Ciocc Retro... it's kinda fast!

This is just the way we like it… all Italiano.

 

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A Single-Speed 29er that our Photographer absolutely loves to ride, the VooDoo Soukri… bruiser model.

My VooDoo Soukri Single-Speed takes me to some awesome trails, this is the top of Sidewinder... Ya!

The drop-outs on this Soukri are so versatile... you can even put gears on, if you swing that way. The Reynolds 631 tubing is SO forgiving to ride, in spite of what that spine graphic makes you think. The Saint cranks and TimeSport Z-Strong pedals are stiff enough to get me up the hill... most of the time.

The Soma Clarence handlebar is my favorite... ESI silicone grips, Hope Bar Plugs and Paul's LOVE levers of course. The VooDoo Zombie 500 makes the head-angle nice and relaxed for me, and no toe-drag.

Avid BB7 Brakes, Hope Pro II Hubs and skewers, Spot Single-Shot Spacer Kit and a Rennen (machined Alloy) 22 tooth cog round out the rear-end.

This bike climbs, descends and corners like a dream! The Maxxis Ardent is a great ALL-PURPOSE BURLY tire! 2.4 up front 2.25" in back!

 

We have been long awaiting for our Mellow Velo branded goods this summer, and they are finally here! Come and check it …

Here we have our friend Andrew, whom we built this Casati for earlier this Summer, on his normal warm-up spin... Glengarry Glenross on the big screen in back helps lend some motivation. "ALWAYS BE CLOSING!" Andrew!

Vermarc is a Belgian company, Eddy Merckx wore this stuff! Their clothing is produced in Italy to such high standards that certain pro riders insist on it, in spite of what the rest of their team happens to wear. "Coffee is for closers only!"

Our custom outerwear is finally here... and there are limited quantities so get by and get them real soon.

 

Spinning past his bamboo grove on the vintage Cinelli rollers, Andrew needs clothing that breathes.

 

The Vermarc outerwear pieces are quite unique... they are designed to breathe as you move in them.

Andrew G. is a powerful rider and sculptor, these are some of his metal pieces. He models our vest here, a must for the Autumn.

Our new bottles... available in any shade of our "TEAM GREEN"

 

 

 

We built this for a scientist who needed an SUV that he can travel with… we LOVE the result.

The Surly Karate Monkey complete with our Mellow Velo upgraded build... we start with a stock complete KM and add the following:

Stan’s Arch tubeless rims laced to Ringle Dirty Flea hubs

44 tooth Truvativ chainring added to the 34 tooth that comes with,,, just to widen your range.

SLX Derailleurs front and rear 11-32 SLX cassette

Dura-Ace shifters mounted to Paul Thumbies (our favorite), switch to drop-bars without buying anything else!

ESI foam grips (our favorite)

Black Ops plastic platforms, they don’t hurt your shins too much!

2x9 drive is way flexible!

 

Dura-Ace, Paul Thumbies... classic!

 

The details on this Battleship Grey frame are awesome. The gusset and the bent seat-tube are form and function at it's best!

http://surlybikes.com/bikes/karate_monkey_complete/

http://surlybikes.com/frames/karate_monkey_frame/

 

Check out this LOVELY All-City Nature Boy that we got for our buddy Kenny, it will make YOU green with envy!

The All-City Nature Boy comes complete or, in Kenny's case, we got a frame and fork since he had parts to re-use from a bike that didn't fit him as well as this one does.

 

The fork on this beast is just beautiful, straight-leg, double-hollow crown and lugged drop-outs. It has a great head-badge too!

 

The rear drop-outs are lovely too, the bridge detail is classy as hell!

http://allcitycycles.com/bikes/nature_boy1/ to check out the complete….

http://allcitycycles.com/bikes/nature_boy/ for the frame and fork

All of their bikes are very classic and cool… call us to ask about the other models’ availability.

 

The 2nd Annual Mellow Velo Bicycle Beauty Pageant… THIS FRIDAY July 15th, 2011 @ C.C.A. 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Bring out your prettiest bike for our Pageant... win some schwag and trash-talking rights!!!

Show us how much you LOVE your bike… by SHOWING IT OFF!!!

... and don't skimp on the footwear either, it better go with your pageant entry!!!

COME JOIN US… SO WE CAN JUDGE YOUR BIKE!

Be there between 5pm – 6:30pm to set up, Judging will start at 6:30pm and awards will be given at 7:30pm

Categories include but are not limited to:

  • Best Road Bike
  • Best Mountain Bike
  • Best Fixed Gear
  • Best Cruiser
  • Best Commuter
  • Prettiest Overall
  • Best Identity Crisis
  • Most Compelling
  • “Mocho”est Bike on the Street
  • Best Paint
  • …and anything else WE come up with!

 

 

Our friend David is building a Pump-Track in his yard… we had to do our part to make sure he can get some AIR when it’s done!

Al was seriously stoked on this build-up, the tapered headtube is a serious upgrade!

The Transition Bank has these very cool drop-outs that allow you to lower and raise the bottom bracket.

 

What a great selection of components! Transition really did their homework! Their own components looked and worked great too, we especially liked the old-school waffling on the saddle!

 

The finishing touch was to get David a super low-profile pedal for his giant feet! The Canfield Brothers Crampon pedals rode as great as they looked! Wafer-thin.... yes, that IS the actual spindle you are looking at.

 http://www.transitionbikes.com/Home.cfm

http://www.canfieldbrothers.com/

 
 
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