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MWC now stocking Topo Designs

By Carl Gauger,

 

We got some new packs in folks! These rad bags are made in the U.S. by Topo Designs, based out of Colorado. They make bags, clothing, and accessories that are sturdy, simple, and classic. And everything is made in the U.S. which stokes us out. For right now, we are stocking the Daypack and the Rover Pack. Of course, we are happy to special order any other bags or clothes that strike your fancy. Check out their website! They have a ton of really cool products. I’m personally excited to run the Daypack in my front basket on camp trips, for short hikes or extra space hauling food in to camp at the end of a long riding day.

 

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FOR SALE 26″ Ti Merlin with WTB

By Carl Gauger,

 

Our good buddy Mark is selling this Merlin to help fund more vintage mountain bike madness. He is asking $3000 for the complete bike. If you or anyone you know is interested, email mjanike@monkeywrenchcycles.com for more information.

Specs are as follows:

Frame/Fork   Merlin

Rims               Matrix Single Track ATB Comp

Hubs               32h WTB Classic

Tires              Grond Control 1.95 front, Panaracer Smoke Lite 1.9 rear

Pedals            MKS BMX

Crank             Cook’s Quality Products 176mm

Chain              HG70

Rear Cogs     Shimano Dura Ace 11-32

BB                   Merlin

Front Der       XT M735

Rear Der        XT M735

Shifters         XT M735

Handlebars   ? Titanium

Stem              Ti McMahon 140×10

Headset         WTB/Chris King Greaseguard

Brake set      Grafton front, WTB Rollercam rear

Brake levers Suntour XC-Pro

Saddle            Flite

Seat Post       Ritchey

Colors            Titanium w/ BLK fork

Size                21” c-c, 23” c-t, tt = 24 ¼”, 17” cs, 6” ht, 32” standover

Serial #          None

 

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Sinewave Reactor USB Chargers

By Carl Gauger,

 

We have recently started stocking the Sinewave Reactor dynamo-powered USB charger. The charger is made in the U.S. by a company out of Massachusetts called Sinewave Cycles. We really like the design for a couple of reasons.

First of all, it’s 100% waterproof. All of the electronics inside of the charger are completely encapsulated in epoxy, and the USB connector itself features gold-plated connectors that will not corrode.  The epoxy inside the charger also protects the electronics from being jostled and ensures that the system can withstand any sort of rough roads or mountain biking that you throw at it.

Also, we like how low profile the cap is that extends above your stem. The system uses a traditional star fangled nut, and is easy to install and maintain. It will work with any brand of generator hub (Shimano, Shutter Precision, Schmidt, Sanyo). Power generation starts at 3.5 mph, hits 500 mA (standard for a wall mounted USB charger) at 9 mph, and tops out at 1A at 18 mph, which means that as long as you are riding at above 9 mph you are getting the same or more amount of charge as if you were plugged into a wall. Pretty sweet! Definitely the best system that we have seen.

The Reactor charger is $220, and is available in black, red, or silver. We also stock Shutter Precision hubs, which we feel is the best tradeoff between weight, cost, and drag. At $130 for a hub, you can have a solid, handbuilt wheel rolling for under $250, and the whole system for under $500.

 

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Shop caps from Randi Jo Fabrications back in stock!

By Carl Gauger,

 

 

Hey guys,

We got a killer box full of new cap colors from Randi Jo on Friday! There are lots of colors and fabrics and sizes. Check out the gallery- the caption will tell you which fabric. Cotton is $30, linen is $33, and wool is $35. Also, Alan Stanwyk is back in the States, and was kind enough to model them for us. As usual, we are more than happy to mail them out, just give us a call at the shop 402-477-4104.

 

 

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New and New-old T-shirts

By Carl Gauger,

 

 

It’s that time again where we ran out of shirts, and had to order a massive amount of new ones. All of the shirts are $20, except the green, black, and silver ones which are $25. All are printed on 100% cotton American Apparel T shirts, and are available in S, M, L, XL, and XXL. The blue shirt and the black shirt are additionally available in womens’ S, M, and L. If you happen to live out of town, and still would like a shirt, we happen to be happy to mail them to you. Just call down to the shop and we’ll get you taken care of. 402-477-4104.

 

 

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