30¢B:  So let’s get this straight, you’re Aufderheide? What’s that all about?

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BWA: Let Me Google That For You? Like it says on the website, lights, fenders, racks, action.

30¢B: Okay, smartass, we can all see that you are made in the USA by a couple of cool guys out in Portland, OR, and you have not only the best headtube badge in the business but also a custom matching stem and frame pump, but what’s with them shifters?

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BWA: They are super cool right? Also from Portland by the way, Gevanalle is the name and durable comfortable precise braking and shifting is the game.

30¢B: Anything else from Portland to show off? And are you the shiniest bike ever?

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BWA: Funny you should ask, I count on Fenderbot from PDW to light things up behind me. Small, effective and always there when needed, kind of like me. Now as to your shiny question – yes I am the shiniest bike ever. Lots of Velo Orange components and Nitto Racks, hope they don’t hurt your eyes?

30¢B: Okay you brought it up and mentioned small, what size are you anyways?

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BWA: You pig! This interview is over!!

<Aufderheide knocks over Feedback Sports RAKK (which is not easy to do) and storms out the door, bound for anywhere and who knows where>

Our floor is orange when it is not too dirty.

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So is this sweet old Schwinn Voyageur. The owner had us add some shine from Velo Orange and Nitto and a touch of honey from Brooks.

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Another orange one, brand new out of a really small box is this Dahon Speed D7 in tangerine. This is the folding bike we sell more than any other because it is simple, strong, and, well – it’s orange!

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In other upgrade news we have gotten in a couple more sets of Retroshifters, now called Gevenalle or however it’s pronounced – one set to help this tandem shift more reliably especially up front on it’s wide range crankset. The other set is for a Breadwinner Aufderheide we are building up, pictures to follow but a bike so nice gets it’s own blog post!

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Another cool upgrade shifter project. We took off dead Shimano trigger shifters here and replaced them with these nicely machined thumb shifters from Microshift. Strong light cheap – pick all three!

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Not orange but sure to make folks green with envy is this decked out Xtracycle Edgerunner with the full family package to haul kids and or cargo – plus a generator wheel powering front and back lights with a USB charger.

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Last thing orange and upgraded we made some major changes to our helmet / clothing / shoe corner. Stop in and take a seat – we do! Carpet is also quite comfortable for naps we hear.


Beautiful weather we are enjoying right now, which means a busy bike shop. Not to bore you with the details, but we have been repairing buying selling repairing upgrading and even downgrading bikes as fast as we can and trying to get out and enjoy the season on our two wheelers as well. The 30¢ Squad has been out on the roads and trails with appearances at the Gran Gable, Colesburg 40, Sugar Bottom Scramble, Chequamegon 40 and Culinary Ride just this month – whew!

We could explain to you the boring details of how we marked ALL our in stock MASI 2013 road bikes down 10% or even tell you about the exciting preseason helmet orders we are working on but there is simply too much so allow us to sum up instead. Here we go then –

The good, the bad, and the beautiful



This Schwinn Voyager was made in Japan and left for dead in a garage in Illinois but it is getting back on the road with some new tires a chain and freewheel. Lots of miles still ahead for that lugged 4130 cromo frame.



An unfortunate encounter with a long leashed dog took this Bianchi Cortina for a tumble. Dog and rider are okay, handlebar not so much.



We finished the Soulcraft build! A great mix of parts for a super smooth solid superlative cycle.

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And last, Steve added a BreadWinner 29er frame to his family of bicycles built in Portland. His current mtb will be for sale as soon as the mud of north Wisco is cleaned off so if you are interested come take a peek!

Well there you have it, up to date! Upcoming excitement includes a probable cyclocross race start on Sunday, tech and trailer support for the Soilmates mobile garden that will be rolling through the UI homecoming parade next Friday, the barely known Gritty Brevet, and an All City Space Horse frame up build. Actually that comes first and need to get back to it!