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Bike of the Week – For Sale – 54cm Schlick Cycles SuperFast Road Bike with Shimano Alfine 8

This Demo Model, 54cm, Schlick Cycles SuperFast is available at Everyday Cycles Riverwest Showroom in Milwaukee!

We built this SuperFast in about 2010 long before the recent disc road bikes started appearing. Plus, we built this one with an eccentric bottom bracket to allow for chain tension adjustment to accommodate a Shimano Alfine 8-speed Internally Geared Hub (IGH)! The idea was to build the ultimate commuter bike and the SuperFast lives up to the billing.

The red powder-coated 54cm frame is a Tom Teesdale built from TrueTemper Verus HT steel. The geometry is taken from Tom’s tried-and-true Allroad designs and can fit up to 35mm tires for sure. Depending on the tire you could probably even go 38mm. If you wanted to run fenders you could do up to 32mm.

Currently the SuperFast is sporting Fyxation Session 700 x 28 tires, which I find to be excellent urban assault tires, on Alex 28 rims laced up with black double-butted spokes. The rear hub is the Alfine 8-speed SG-501 while the front hub is an Alfine Dyno to power a 6v light system.

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Greg’s SuperFast

Schlick SuperFast

Had the SuperFast out the other day and decided to see how it worked on the local MTB trails along the Milwaukee River. I hit the section from just south of Capitol to south of North Ave. and the SuperFast worked well. Admittedly, this section of the River Trail is reasonably tame but the SuperFast is a road bike after all!

The 28mm Fyxation Session 700s did a good job on the mostly dry trail just a bit sketchy where the trail was slimy.

If I did this regularly on the SuperFast I’d add inline brake levers so I could brake while riding the top of the bars. Other than that no worries.

Schlick SuperFast

I finished the ride along the Milwaukee Lakefront.

Schlick SuperFast

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Carlos’ SuperFast

Carlos' Schlick SuperFast

We finished up Carlos’ SuperFast and it turned out great!

Highlights of the build include:

  • A hand-built True Temper Verus HT frame
  • Shimano 8-speed Alfine Internally-geared hub
  • Shimano Alfine Dyno front hub
  • Avid BB5 road disc brakes
  • Versa 8 levers
  • Velocity B43 rims in red!

Carlos' Schlick SuperFast

Carlos' Schlick SuperFast