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Motobecane Grand Record Build

June 6, 2012

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Here is the latest build – A 1974 Motobecane Grand Record built up for Alder a local SF barber. The master of cuts needed some wheels to commute to work at FSC Barber in the Mission District. I hunted down this beautiful French frame and went to work on creating a fast and fun city bike. Some of the bikes features are: Campagnolo Nuovo Record/ TA drivetrain . Polished TA cranks w/ hand painted details, handstitched leather bar wrap, Hammered Honjo fenders, Check out more of this beauty here!

New GSC Webstore

December 13, 2011

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Check out the new GSC Webstore . Handpicked vintage parts accessories and ephemera. plus GSC original products!

Making moves

June 9, 2011

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I’m in the process of moving to San Francisco. Of course the business comes with me. I’m looking into a new workshop in the city. I will be continuing with the bike builds once I get settled in. The GSC products will be available in some select shops and on the new website. Please check the GSC Facebook for updates and follow me on Flikr. Thanks for checking in.

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Le Porteur

March 9, 2011

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I recently completed a porteur style bike for Grant’s Marketplace, a great market/deli/ coffee shop in the neighborhood of South Park in San Diego. It’s an awesome locally owned store with great coffee, products and great people. The Build: Vintage Dawes frame, Campagnolo Nuovo Record components, Stronglight cranks, french style hammered fenders and racks, and plenty of custom details. Enjoy!

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Porteur bicycles were popular in Paris in the early days of cycling, many were used to carry huge stacks of newspapers on their front racks for deliveries. Prior to WWII and during the war many races were held to showcase the talented couriers.

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Brooks aged saddle and seat bag, Hand painted Mafac brakes, Silca pump and of course any Porteur needs a shiny brass bell.

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Leather straps and brass hardware on the custom laser engraved signage…… and a bit of gold leaf on the seat stays.

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For Sale: Vintage Rossin Cycling Jacket

March 2, 2011

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Vintage 1980’s Rossin cycling jacket made in Italy by Santini. Great condition, only one small hole at bottom.(see photo) Other than that the jacket is in pristine condition. Made of Wool and Acrylic. Two zippered pockets on back. Size medium. $60. Wear it at your next morning ride! “Marco Rossin was the head frame builder at Colnago until 1974 when he established his own brand. Rossin became a high profile bicycle maker through the 1980’s with sponsership of top teams, including USA based clubs. “

To purchase contact: info@gscicleria.com

Silca

February 25, 2011

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“Silca is a pump maker in Milan, Italy. The Impero is one of three pumps that they have their gained great reputation on. The Impero is an extremely light weight, frame fit pump historically used for Road racing purposes only” …These pumps were always found on the classiest racing bikes back in the day. They were many times painted to match the frame. I found a collection of these old Silca pumps in varying condition as you can see. With a little bit of elbow grease I hope to get these in working order and you’ll see these on some of my custom bicycles.

Repurpose

February 20, 2011

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I found these old wood planks outside the building today….. workin’ on creating a new display for the shop.

Rita Hayworth…. Vavavooom!

February 18, 2011

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I found an 1940 copy of Life with the beautiful Rita Hayworth on the cover with a nice little article about her staying fit by riding a bicycle. Ladies take note… ride a bike, but don’t forget to look cute.

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Seal of Approval

February 17, 2011

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Good Morning

February 17, 2011

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