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Northpaw Components 47mm 29-Plus Rims Coming in 30 Days!

We will have the 47mm 29-Plus sized version of the Popular Northpaw-S rim available in about 30 days! Available in Black, Gunmetal, Silver at $149. Custom powder coating is available for an additional cost. While the development of the Northpaw-29+ was spurred by the inevitable availability of a 29×3.0 tire, this rim also works great […]

Schlick Cycles – The Nut Factory Open House 2011

Join us on Saturday night, February 12th, 2011 for the 7th annual Nut Factory Open House and Schlick Cycles Shop Party. The shindig will be happening in the historic Nut Factory building at 3720 N. Fratney St. in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee 1 block west of Humboldt Ave between Keefe and Vienna from 7PM […]

Getting a Smitty Ready for the Long Haul

Getting a Smitty Ready for the Long Haul

I’ve been working on this Smitty as a candidate for some extended riding and touring for next season as well as a ride that can handle lots of gravel and occasional off-road excursions. Sort of a Monstercross meets Touring bike. In keeping with the Smitty theme of doing many things as doing them all well, […]

Updated Building Schedule

Updated Building Schedule

I updated the building queue with the information I have available now. Of course it is subject to change!

Tony's Smitty Carbon Drive

Tony’s Smitty Carbon Drive

Here are a few quick shots of Tony’s Smitty CDS, our Smitty built using the Gates Carbon Drive System, before it goes to powder coating. Using the Paragon Machine Works belt drive slider drop!

Wrap Up - Schlick Cycles | The Nut Factory Open House 2010

Wrap Up – Schlick Cycles | The Nut Factory Open House 2010

On Saturday night, February 20th Schlick Cycles was part of the 6th annual Nut Factory Open House  Located in the historic Nut Factory building at 3720 N. Fratney St The following artists had their studios to show their work and working environments: Christopher Poehlmann, Gregory Klassen, Michael Davidson, Schlick Cycles, Tom Jelinske, Shana McCaw + […]

Schlick Cycles - Nut Factory Open House 2010

Schlick Cycles – Nut Factory Open House 2010

Schlick Cycles | The Nut Factory Open House 2010 Join us on Saturday night, February 20th for the 6th annual Nut Factory Open House  Located in the historic Nut Factory building at 3720 N. Fratney St. in Milwaukee. The following artists will open their studios to show their work and working environments: Christopher Poehlmann, Gregory […]

Elisa From Bike Skirt Stopped By!

It was a real pleasure to meet Elisa who was visiting family in Milwaukee. She is from Birmingham and runs the Bike Skirt website and works at a local bike bike co-op in Birmingham called BiciCoop. Elisa stopped by the Schlick Cycles shop with her sister where we chatted many things bike discussing her city, […]

Spokes Model Dave’s New Frame

When it came time for Dave to pony up for a new ride he didn’t have to look further than our own builder Tom Teesdale to make his new steel beauty! See, Dave had already ridden the life out of a Scandium rig Tom built years ago. Literally, the frame finally broke but then it […]

Schlick Cycles Smitty Prototype #1

Schlick Cycles Smitty Prototype #1

The first prototype of the Smitty was assembled in about an hour and a half with parts we had close at hand in the shop and, while we had a general plan, the end result exceeded our expectations and left us with a very cool ride and time to get to the Brewer’s Hill Superweek […]

Syd Tests Out Her Shark!

We had the adjustable bars lying around and after a couple of failed attempts finding something of the shelf these bars helped us dial in the fit for Syd. In fact, they will be staying on the bike until we can get a permanent set finished. No brakes yet! Careful, Syd!

Refurbing a Univega 507 MTB

This refurb job is being done on a 17-inch Univega 507 mountain bike. I believe it is a 1995 model. It was my wife’s bike for quite a while when we were dating and pretty much got hung up when our daughter was born 10 years ago. It never got ridden a ton but is […]

Refurbing a Ralph Cycles MTB

While we all love the Shark around here we still often ride other bikes. The Ralph Cycles 17-inch hardtail shown here is being refreshed with a good, thorough cleaning and some parts replacement to bring it back to serviceable condition. This particular Ralph frame was one of 6 built by Tom Teesdale in about 1995 […]