Schlick Cycles

We got our second delivery of new studded tires today.

45North is the brand, we have the 700c Polara and 26″ Arcwelder.  We still have a pair of Kenda 26″ and a pair of Nokian 700c plus one lonely Nokian 26″ Mount N Ground.  More Nokians to come, but if you are looking to get a jump on winter we can help.

If you prefer to squash the snow into submission instead of poking it with sharp carbide bits we have you covered, with the Surly Pugsley.  We have an 18″ complete here for test riding and general ogling.

Or there is the Schlick Cycles Northpaw.  We built up our first last week and it was released into the wild over the weekend.  Hard to miss so if you see it around don’t be too shy to say hi!

Built just over the next hill by the man with the steadiest hands, the grizzliest of the West Branch Bears – Tom Teesdale!

Look out winter, here we come.


We have been getting in some bikes from Schlick Cycles.

We built this Smitty up for a customer to be an ultimate commuter bike.  The TET built frameset is completed with a solid batch of components highlighted by the Alfine 8 IGH rear wheel and the Schwalbe Big Apple 29’er tires.  They ain’t made the pothole this bike can’t handle!

Just in, we got our first Northpaw yesterday and should have it built up this week.

Under 4 pounds for the size large frame, look for this one on top of a snowdrift near you this winter.

Also currently in the shop from Schlick we have their snappy single speed road option, Simplified.

It is a 52cm with a handbuilt wheelset, Surly hubs to Sun Venus rims.  It is here for a test ride, and if you like it so much you can just take it home with you for $1195

Better late than never (and just in time for the weekend so you might have time to read it all) here is the 30¢ Squad report from the 2011 Dirty Kanza 200.  All in all a great trip!  Highly recommend the event if you are looking for a dawn to dusk (or dark) bicycle adventure.  There are many other reports from the day over at the event website, and there is a great set of photos over there, too, if you are curious to get a better idea of what the ride is all about.

Back in the shop, we are happy and proud to announce that we are Schlick Cycles dealers!  We have this demo bike here now, feel free to come down and check it out, take it for a ride, buy it even, we don’t mind.  Check out their website for all the details, but know that the company is based in Milwaukee, WI and the the frames are made in West Branch, Iowa, by master framebuilder Tom Teesdale.

Lots of options for these bikes, belt drive, sliding Paragon drops, internal geared hubs, paint options, you can even go full custom on the frame design if you like.  The many benefits of working with a small company that wants to put you on the best bike you have ever ridden.

Belt drive has us very excited here at the shop and we keep thinking about how great it would be on a winter bike.

We had the Schlick Smitty here as a demo for the last couple of months and it not only got lots of comments sitting on the floor here but induced big smiles after each and every test ride.

Schlick also offers a fatbike, the Northpaw, we should have a demo in here by early August.  And check out the Shark!

Show us a cooler looking bike and we’ll throw a rock at it!