Several months before coming to us, Bryan had gotten into a bike accident that left him with an injured knee. He had not ridden much since his accident and was looking to get a quality fixed gear to rehabilitate his knee and get him back on the bike. We worked together to build a solid steel frame into something a little modern with a focus on black and silver. The 5th anniversary Big Block was a no brainer, paired with Sugino 75 cranks, Thomson cockpit, Cambium saddle, King headset, and Phil track hubs laced to TB14's to top it all off. Bryan has since gotten his legs back, you might see him screaming around Congress.
Caleb needed something for short jaunts and bar hopping that isn't his super fancy Hufnagel. He brought us this patinated beach cruiser that we got flying with new wheels, crank arms, grips, and tires. Everything else is original. He even had an old Brooks he purchased from out Brooks Graveyard some time back while we were still in the old space. We fabricated a shim for the quill seatpost to fit his "new" saddle. That saddle has been waiting for this bike.
We have a month of fun lined up for y'all. Each Wednesday for the next month Beat the Clock and Cycleast will be hosting urban cyclocross races. Prizes for race and unique category winners awarded each week. Register at 6p for $10 and race at 6:30p.
We look forward to seeing you!
Click the image for the official event page and course routes as they become available.
Social Cycling is helping us bring back the Heavy Breather Ride! We'll be meeting at the shop at 7pm and rolling out at 7:30. There will be a warm up period before we let loose. Bring your lungs!!
Check out the FB event for more details by clicking the picture.
Cycleast partners with high end Czech bicycle manufacturer Festka and presents new product line to the US market.
Cycleast, an Austin Texas bike shop, has partnered with Festka Bicycles of the Czech Republic, to import and distribute new product models including high end carbon road frame ZERO, track frame Motol Chrom and the limited edition Festka Pablo to the US market.
Austin, Texas/Prague, Czech Republic - Cycleast, of Austin Texas, is importing and distributing a new product line from young, progressive Czech custom bike manufacturer Festka. They are particularly excited to be presenting the brand new carbon road frame Festka ZERO. The Zero is built from EM Tubes, developed together with Compotech and designed specifically for cycling applications. The Festka workshop hand manufactures each carbon lug, so the entire production process is under their control. This quality control allows each frame to be hand built to the exact requirements of each rider, taking into account stiffness, weight and comfort. The Zero frame is available in three versions. Standard, the perfect balance of speed and comfort. Race, which has 30% more carbon fiber for increased frame stiffness and Divan, which utilizes a unique vibration dampening technology for maximum comfort.
The Cycleast/Festka Bicycles partnership is creating a collaborative relationship through custom tailored bikes, geared towards developing an international community of cycling enthusiasts and racers. Cycleast is passionate about helping costumers discover exactly what they want out of a custom bike and Festka is equally passionate about manufacturing it. In addition, the duo plan to establish a competitive racing squad and help young riders in their development. In a joint effort, Cycleast and Festka will promote and support a racing team with special pricing on frames, accessories and product.
"Cycleast is proud to be the US distributor of Festka because we see in them the same fire and passion we have for bicycles and the people who ride them. We are excited to create more stories, with more riders and continue to discover the romance of the bicycle, the spirit of the mountain and the speed of the descent while collaborating with Festka," comments Russell Pickavance, co-founder and co-owner of Cycleast. Cycleast, was founded on the principles of collaboration, forged in the city streets on two wheels and polished on the open roads of Texas. They believe in the bicycle. As transpiration, recreation and sport. Cycleast is a full service shop specializing in restorations and custom bicycles. They provide a full compliment of fitting services and are experts at taking old bikes and giving them new life. Festka Bicycles is a progressive, young Czech brand which designs and hand manufactures unique custom bicycles and accessories. They are a group of people of varying professions, manufacturing bicycle frames, combining precise handcrafting with advanced technology and art. Festka frames are tailored to maximally enhance the riding experience of each customer. Every bicycle is completely original. Using carbon and steel, Festka builds bicycles that are strong, lightweight and reliable. The Czech company has made successful appearances at two major international bicycle shows this year. First, NAHBS 2013 in Denver and then Berliner Fahrrad Schau in Germany a month later.
We had an incredible Grand Opening Celebration on Friday. We are overwhelmed by family, friends and local companies who poured out support in the form of time, services and goods.
Special thanks to party sponsors The Daily Juice and Hops & Grain. The Loblolly Boy for your wonderful performance. Emma Sheilds for capturing the party on film and most of all to our Moms.