Monday, July 30, 2007

Single Speeds and a Lazy Blogger

Single speeds seem to be the order of the day here at The Bicycle Escape. Two of the newly released Specialized bikes, a super slick commuter recently went out the door and we have an IF on the way. Things have been really busy here so I am sorry for falling asleep on the blog. I will get my act together and post again soon.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

2008 Specialized StumpJumper FSR 29er

Here is a sneak peek of the brand new 2008 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR 29er (Green Bike). This is a sample of the new Stumpjumper platform. The frame has about 4 inches of travel and should sell for around $4100 dressed up with top end components. The full suspension 29er also has a Brain Fade which seamlessly goes from 20% locked out to full travel. There is still a wait for these bikes to hit showroom floors but it is great to see that when Specailized jumps into something they do so head first. Expect big wheel bikes to play a strong roll in 2008 for The Big Red ‘S’.
Check out the Specialized fork with Fact carbon crown on the 26" wheel Stumpy! This bike has 5" of travel and tips the scale at 23lbs.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

16 Years on the Road for MS

The other day a man on a very loaded bike stopped by the shop. For the past 16 years Thomas Beasley has been riding his bike around the United States to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis. Thomas stopped by asking for assistance. The shop and a representative of the Frederick Peddlers (the president in fact) made donations to help him along the way. Good luck Thomas we wish you a pleasant journey.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Frederick's Finest

On the 4th of July The Bicycle Escape had the misfortune of having a Specialized bicycle stolen. We called the Frederick Police Department and with in 6 minutes Officer R. V. Brown Jr. took my report. A few days later I learned that the individual had also stolen a pair of shoes from The Trail House. I called to notify Officer Brown of this latest piece of information. Today Officer W. H. Milyar Jr. came into the shop and told me that he had arrested the suspect on an unrelated theft. Officer Milyar recognized the suspect from my description and got him to confess to the bicycle theft. The Officer was even kind enough to return the bike to the shop. We would like to publicly thank the Frederick Police Department for the hard work throughout the year. Job well done!

Monday, July 09, 2007

Q Ball and Quiring Mountain Bike Frames

We recreantly added Q Ball and Quiring frames to the list of fun stuff that we stock. The Q Ball pictured is a USA made steel 29er mountain bike. It has a horizontal dropout, derailleur hanger, and sliding disc mount which means it can be built as a multi speed or single speed without adaptors. A large Q Ball frame tips the scale at 5.42 lbs.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Industry Nine

I just wanted to share this beautiful set of custom Industry Nine Wheels that recently arrived. As you can see the wheel was built with blue and black spokes laced to a polished silver hub. The wheels have Industry Nine's super smooth bearings and their near instant engagement freehub. To broaden their offerings the company has also started to manufacture their hubs to accept a traditional j-bend spoke.
Make sure you enlarge the picture to check out the attention to detail.