Renew an old Friendship

Your bike is a real friend... its been your close companion countless hours as you ride through season after season. You've been through a lot together, uphill and downhill, headwinds and tailwinds.

Is your friend getting a little long in the tooth? No? Maybe? Technology marches on and newer generations of equipment offer many improvements; smoother shifting, more gear options, overall just better functionality all around.

There's options. A complete new bike may seem like ending a great and comfortable friendship but you can have both with a NEO-Retro build. ...that is we can build you a "new bike" with all new parts assembled onto your existing frameset. Renew an old friendship.

Please come by or give us a call for a consultation on the possibilities to renew your bike friendship. We have done a number of these "renovations" for people and the results are visually and functionally surprising. Thoughtful considerations on comfort, aesthetics in addition to function can give you a great new ride experience. ENJOY the RIDE!

Some examples: 

START: A Cervelo built with a mishmash of base level Shimano components some more than 15 years old.
FINISH: This bike was stripped down and rebuilt with a 2018 mechanical Campagnolo Chorus 11 speed groupset/ 50x34 compact crankset/ 11-29T cassette/ medium cage rear derailleur to give an occasional option to running 11-32T down the road. New modern shaped handlebars and stem. New Look Keo pedals. Retained existing wheelset with conversion of freehub to accept Campagnolo. Retained existing saddle. Ready for the 2019 cycling season.


START: While this cannot technically be considered a rebuild, this Colnago Arabesque in metallic black is an example of a classic steel frame build with a blend of a couple of NOS parts and current new 2018 drivetrain components.

FINISH: Campagnolo 2018 Potenza 11 speed groupset in silver version is complimentary to the original era (1983) of the frameset. 52x36 semi-compact crankset/ 11-27T cassette. A custom built wheelset with Campagnolo Record 32H hubs, Mavic Open Pro CD rims, Vittoria Corsa G+ 25mm tan wall tires. Finishing details are classic NOS parts; a San Marco Rolls saddle in white, a Cinelli stem with Cinelli Campione del Mondo mod.66 handlebars and white tape completes the package. Ready for the road!