Friday, March 17, 2017

Via Bicycle is having yet another public auction!

     We are having yet another public auction! If you missed the first two, then this is your chance to get some cool stuff. This time it is being held at: Cabin Fever Auctions on Sunday, March 26th 2017. The address is: 1860 Weavertown Road, Douglassville, PA 19518 ( In the Merritt's Antique Clock Complex). Here is a link to the website: Cabin Fever auctions
     There will be in person, absentee, and phone bids accepted. Feel free to contact them with any questions you may have. There will be a lot of unique bikes like several Schwinn Paramounts from various eras including two road tandems in excellent condition. Also a 1970's Teledyne Titan that belonged to Fred DeLong, who was the technical editor for Bicycling Magazine in the 70's and enthusiastic advocate of long distance cylo-touring in America. It has many exotic parts of the era. there will be high end frames, parts, etc. There will also be some turn of the century items, ephemera, etc. Boxed Raleigh's from the 1970's and 80's as well as a LOT of other items both new and used. See you there!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

For Sale: 1972 Raleigh Professional Mark IV 58CM

1972 Raleigh Professional Mark IV in excellent used condition.
Original mink blue paint and decals.
Chrome is in great shape.
Serial #G2211
Measurements / details are as follows:
58 CM seat tube CTC
57 CM top tube CTC.
Built with Reynolds 531 tubing.
Distinctive fastback seat cluster
33 1/2" stand over height (with air in tires).
40 CM wide GB Tourmalet handlebars.
120mm 3TTT Record stem.
Suntour (bar con) bar end shifters.
Brooks Professional saddle in excellent condition.
Campagnolo NR seat post, 27.2 size.
Campagnolo Nuovo Record (NR) crank set, 170mm arms, no date code.
Gipiemme Special road pedals. black cage.
Alfredo Binda toe straps.
Christophe toe clips, large size.
Campagnolo NR rear derailleur, pat. 72 date code.
Campagnolo NR front derailleur (pre CPSC lip).
Campagnolo NR bottom bracket.
Campagnolo NR headset.
Campagnolo NR brake calipers, flat QR.
Campagnolo NR brake levers, one hood missing.
Original Campagnolo brake cables and housing.
Campagnolo NR low flange hubs laced to dark anodized Countach tubular (glue-on) rims.
Vittoria Corsa CX tires (hold air) in great shape.
Maillard 6 speed freewheel.
     There are a few spots on top tube where paint has been touched up with a lighter color blue. there are also a few small spots of surface corrosion on the underside of the top tube, not structural. Will clean up with careful effort.
Bike is sold as-is.
     Ready to ride, but should be tuned up by your local bike shop and tires should be freshly glued to rims!

     Email at: for pricing.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Via Bicycle is having yet another public auction!

     Sorry for the lack of posts here lately, but packing up our store and getting the new space ready requires a lot of time and effort! We are having yet another public auction! It will be taking place on Sunday Jan. 22nd. This time it will be taking place in the current location at 606 s. 9th Street Philadelphia, PA 19147. Public preview will be at 9:00AM and the auction starts at 10:00AM. All kinds of items up for grabs! Storage cabinets, display cases, furniture, fixtures, bikes, parts, etc! Contact me at: or call the shop at: 215-627-3370 with any questions.
See you there!

Friday, November 11, 2016

For Sale: Early Schwinn Paramount tourist Serial number: A634

     This bike is really cool. It is a Schwinn Paramount tourist model, serial number A634. This is the first serial number system started by Emil Wastyn and the earliest models follow this system. The letter A followed by three digits.  This bike dates from roughly the early 1940's. It was re-painted at some point in its life and has no decals. It does retain the original headbadge. It has the early ball end seat stay caps and the locking Schwinn Superior fork with key. The braze-ons are also attached above the drop outs for the original fenders. The hubs are the post war pork chop drum brake version.
 Some other features are:
Schwinn Superior saddle
 Schwinn Superior stem
Schwinn Paramount crank set and bottom bracket.
Wheels are 26 X 13/8" with Uniroyal Touring tires. 
Schwinn Town & Country tandem type handle bars.
Newer Schwinn grips (1970's).
NON-Schwinn seat post.
Looks to be original Schwinn chain guard.
The frame measures as: 
52 CM seat tube center to center.
57 CM top tube center to center.
Approx. 31" stand over height.
Email at: for pricing or with any questions you may have.

Friday, November 4, 2016

1980's SOMEC pista

     This bike belongs to one of my colleagues, Graham. His collection is getting pretty impressive! The bike is a mid to late 1980's SOMEC pista frame and fork built up with a Campagnolo Nuovo Record / Super Record Pista group set. SOMEC is an Italian marque, started in 1973. They are mostly known for their fully pantographed component groups. Their frame construction is also top shelf. the pixelized decal font on this bike is one of my all time favorites. SOMEC stand for: SOcieta' MECcanica "society of mechanics". Enjoy the photos!