Friday, May 29, 2009

Critical Mass

I'm closing at 5pm today to join you all at Critical Mass.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


B43 Rims: $95 ea (or build a custom wheelset using these fresh babies!)

Zaffiro Pro 23c White: $33
Randonneur 28c Black: $31

Friday, May 22, 2009

Soma Pocket Square

Check out this little gem!

8 functions:
2,3,4,5,6mm hex
T25 Torx
Flat head screwdriver
#1 Phillips screwdriver

Soma says "so thin it will fit in your jeans' coin pocket". I was sceptical but, as you can see in the photo, this thing is tiny. It feels really solid to the touch as well.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New Products In!

Lots of new stuff in, restocks on some previously sold out items. Again, I apologize for the crap cell phone photos. New camera coming soon.

Panaracer RiBMo PT Tires. (as reviewed in Cog Mag & Urban Velo): $42
Sugino Zen Racing Chainring. high polish silver 49T: $140
Sugino 1/8" Chainring. 46T black: $60
MKS GR-9 Pedals. Silver: $35, Black $49
MKS Chain Tensioners. NJS (pair): $45, BMX (each- wider for aluminum track ends): $25
Izumi Eco Track Chain. Gold, Silver, Black: $25
Izumi V Supertoughness Track Chain: $90
All City Steel Double Clips. Black, Chrome, (not pictured: Red, Pink): $30
All City Nylon Double Clips. Black: $10
Brand New All City Track Crank Set. White, 46T Chainring: $150

Weinmann/Formula Wheelset. All silver, sealed hubs, fixed/free: special $170
Shimano/Alex 650c wheel. Silver hub/spokes, black/silver rim: $90

Volume News

*UPDATE* According to Volume, The Cutter III will be available July 1st. Colors are raw, white, and metallic green but, the raw got delayed so they're getting some flat black to hold over. Also, the decals will be removable: no clearcoat over the decals!

*Redundant from my post on 407fixed but thought it was important to let everyone know that we'll be stocking all of these items here at Ace Metric.

I got en email from Volume today with an update on the new fork, the 3rd generation Cutter, 27.2 pivotal seatposts, and the Krull spider. All items are due to ship to your local bike shop in a week or so.

The "Fu Manchu" forks (new name, apparently no one liked "Bundchen Legs") are on their way and will be available in both 1" and 1 1/8". The fork will retail at about $165.

3rd Generation Cutters will feature a few improvements/changes based on feedback regarding the 2nd generation. Raised logo on the head tube, longer track ends (dropouts), and pinched chain stays for more tire clearance (they say "28c+").

Volume is the first company that I know of making a pivotal seatpost in 27.2. They'll be available in black, white, and polished and retail at about $22.

The brand new "Krull" Spider will retail at about $65. The jury is still out on whether or not the splined bmx spindle crank set ups hold up to fixed gear abuse over time. I know that there are a few riders out there using similar drivetrains but, I've read about some problems they've encountered.

Overall, it's good to see companies that have the means to do intelligent R&D are doing it and creating stronger components where need be.

*Cutter owners: If you don't already know, Volume is taking photo submissions for a contest in which the winner will recieve a new "Fu Manchu" fork. Deadline 5/31.

Read more here.

Saturday, May 9, 2009


Profile Fixed/Fixed Hubs on sale for $295. These are $330 plus shipping direct from Profile, save $50!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Aerospokes, Izumi Chains in.

Blue Front: Sold
Rear White: $405

Eco: $25
V Super Toughness: $90

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Buy these wheels. Cheap!

Weinmann DP18 rims to formula hubs. Legit wheelset for HELLA cheap.

Sorry folks, purchase does not include Kyle nor Kris.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

650c Mag

My Aerospoke is making a comeback. A makeover from the god awful, rainbow flake encrusted monstrosity of former days to something a little classier is almost complete. I stripped the many layers of clear coat, glitter, paint, and primer using SEM 77703 XXX Finish Stripper (yeah, it's aircraft grade- nbd) which, after trial and error, worked perfectly. I then sanded the wheel smooth, cleaned it, and sprayed it with a nice even coat of primer. Now the hard part- deciding what color to paint it. Any suggestions?

Friday, May 1, 2009

New Stuff/Restocks

Velo Saddles in lots of colors: Only $20

Knog Beetle: $20 Knog Skink: $30 Knog Frog $13 Gran Compe Tires $70

Deda Bar Tape: $15

*sorry for the shitty cell phone photos lately- broken camera