Friday, November 28, 2008

Fuji Bicycle a Pro Tour Team

A Brand of Advanced Sports, Inc.
Fuji-Servetto Registers with Pro Tour for 2009 SeasonNovember 28, 2008 (Philadelphia, PA) - The former Scott-American Beef (Saunier-Duval) team, registered with the UCI last week under the name of GM Bikes, has announced today that the team has acquired title sponsorship for the 2009 season from the Fuji bicycle company and Servetto, an Italian company which manufactures accessories for wardrobes. The Pro Tour team also will also be supported in 2009 by TMC Transformers, designer and manufacturer of electric transformers, and of the government of Cantabria.For Fuji bicycles, the largest brand of Advanced Sports, Inc., headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, this will be its first foray into the Pro Tour ranks. Previously the sponsor of U.S. Continental team Toyota-United, Fuji continues to expand its presence in the elite sports arena. In addition to Fuji-Servetto, Fuji bicycles will sponsor the Pro Continental team Elk Haus, based in Austria. Fuji also continues to sponsor Equipe Nurnberger, the top-ranked women's pro team out of Germany as well as U.S. Olympian and current National Champion in triathlon, Matt Reed."We are thrilled beyond belief," said Advanced Sports' Director of Marketing Karen Bliss. "We've had competitive road bikes for a long time - Judith Arndt, Regina Schleicher, Ivan Dominguez, Dominique Rollin and Tyler Hamilton all can attest to that. Now with the addition of our new D-6 time trial bike, we are Pro Tour ready."Fuji-Servetto's team headquarters will be situated in Cantabria, a province in northern Spain. The team has signed four new riders for 2009: Andrea Tonti and Davide Viganò (Quick Step), Daniele Nardello (Diquigiovanni) and Ricardo Serrano (Tinkoff).The remainder of the current Fuji-Servetto roster is comprised of riders from the 2008 Scott-American Beef squad including David Cañada, Eros Capecchi, Ermanno Capelli, David De la Fuente, Jesús Del Nero, Arkaitz Durán, Alberto Fernández de la Puebla, José Ángel Gómez Marchante, Héctor González, Beñat Intxausti, Josep Jufré, Javier Megías, Ángel Gómez, Juanjo Cobo, Iker Camaño and José Alberto Benítez. The squad, lead by the General Manager Álvaro Crespi, will have its roster finalized in the coming weeks

Monday, November 3, 2008

Campagnolo 11 speed cassette compatibility

Campagnolo 11 speed cassette compatibility

It has been realized that there are some compatibility issues with the Campagnolo 11 speed cassette and non Campagnolo / Fulcrum wheels.
The issue at hand is that on non Campagnolo / Fulcrum wheels the 11 speed cassette may ride on the hub shell or spokes preventing it's intended operation. Essentially, it rubs and will not turn.
Most wheel manufactures are aware of the compatibility issue and are developing simple solutions like the addition of very thin spacer to the cassette hub body.
Our Mavic and Zipp OE buyer has spoken to his vendors. Listed below are the solutions they have developed.Zipp - 2007 and 2008 / current wheels do require an additional .25mm spacer between the free hub body and the hub shell.
Mavic - Wheels built prior to August 2008 are not Campy 11 compatible straight out of the box. Any wheels built prior to Aug. '08 will require a new Campy 11 speed free hub body. Very soon Mavic OE wheels will be coming will .5 mm space. The Cosmic Carbone SLR may be an exception
I've also heard of compatibility issues with various other wheel sets and hub types.
The issue is with the hub not the Campagnolo 11 speed cassette.
The placement of a spacer behind the cassette from .25mm -1mm may solve the problem.
Very important!
If you should try the spacer solution please make sure the bottom gear:
is able to properly grab the splines of the cassette hub body
does not rub the frame
lock ring is able to grab enough threads to securely fasten the cassette to the hub
Customers should contact the wheel or hub mfg. for their official solution

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Trek Madone 5.2 2009

Trek Bicycles are very new to the shop as of last week .We just got a Madone 5.2 with full Shimano Ultegra and a integrated seat mast. This is a really sweet bike weighing in at only

16.53 lbs .

Fuji SL-1 with Sram Red and Reynolds carbon wheels

Fuji SL-1 with Sram Red and Reynolds carbon wheels 2009. full bike weights 14.52 lbs

Gary Fisher Hi-Fi Deluxe 29er 2009

Gary Fisher Hi-Fi Deluxe 29er 2009

Gary Fisher RIG 2009

Gary Fisher Rig 2009

Monday, October 27, 2008

Pinarello FP-3 Full Carbon Bike

Pinarello FP-3 Full Carbon ARE NEW TO UNION CYCLE ATTLEBORO MA 508-226-4726

Saturday, October 25, 2008


Just in VXSR TIME ULTEAM Frame set


TIME CROSS Frame set



Selle Italia saddle test center

Selle Italia Flite , SLR XC

Pinarello Cross Bike

Just In the Pinarello Cyclocross bike. Shimano Ultegra with Pinarello Most Parts

Campagnolo Super Record 11 Speed Groupo

Campagnolo Super Record 11 Chain Tool

Campagnolo Super Record 11 Speed Groupo

More new Campagnolo Super Record 11 Speed Groupo

Campy Super Record 11 Speed

New stuff Campagnolo Super Record 11 Speed Groupo

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Gary Fisher HI-Fi Pro 29

Gary Fisher HI-Fi Pro 29. We only got a few in 17.5" and 19"

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Check this out! If you drive to work your car will get towed

Bike to Work WeekIt's time to bike to work again! At the Specialized Riders Club we are issuing a challenge to everyone to ride this week - Ride to Work; ride to the store; go out to dinner on your bike; go visit your friends in the evening; go to the symphony; where ever you go this week think first - could I take my bike instead of my car? Click on this link for more tips on how to ride more; more often and help cut down on carbon emissions at the same time.
May 15th - Bike to Work DayGet out of your car, saddle up and bike to work this Thursday, May 15th, for the Bay Area's official Bike to Work Day. At Specialized we will celebrate with a pancake breakfast for all employees that ride to the office, followed by our annual Share the Road Ride through downtown Morgan Hill to encourage safe riding and driving and goodwill between motorists and bicyclists. "It's a tradition at Specialized that on Bike to Work Day, there are no cars in our parking lot," says company President and Founder Mike Sinyard. "Any car that I see in the lot on Thursday morning will be towed for certain. The goal is 100% participation for the company to ride in." We're riding to work this week and want to hear from you about your rides too...

Friday, May 9, 2008

Commuting by bike

Commuting by Bike: A Free Ride to the Good Life

As the cost of gas takes an ever-bigger bite from household budgets, casual cyclists across the country are transforming from recreational riders to full-blown commuters. Not only do bike commuters save money at the gas pump, they save on medical bills, too. A study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control ranked bicycling as one of the best ways to reduce the risk of sedentary-related diseases like diabetes, heart conditions and some cancers. In fact, according to Bicycling Magazine , most new commuters can expect to lose 13 pounds during their first year of riding. And the benefits don't stop there. While commuting by car is a notorious stressor for millions of people, riding a bike actually reduces stress and related conditions like anxiety and depression.
Yet for every cyclist enjoying the benefits of commuting, there are ten would-be riders who need encouragement and advice. Your local shop can provide an invaluable resource for customers who want to trace a safe route to work, get advice about gear and equipment, and make informed choices about what to wear.

Getting started

For most cyclists, spring and summer riding means minimal—if any—layers. Still, frequent commuters need to be prepared for extremes in weather, especially in the spring. A brisk morning commute might require a base layer, arm warmers and a windbreaker, while the ride home calls for nothing more than shorts and a t-shirt. Though clothing choices are largely a matter of preference and style, a lightweight rain jacket is a handy item that should be tucked away in the corner of every bag or pack. Many experienced commuters prefer baggy shorts and loose-fitting jerseys instead of body-hugging performance clothing.


Apart from a bike, a helmet is the single most important piece of equipment any cyclist owns. Even though bicycling is one of the safest forms of transportation, head injuries account for 75 percent of the nation’s 750 annual bike-related deaths. Yet wearing a properly fitted helmet can prevent 85 percent of head injuries. The Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute advises riders to only use helmets certified by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Helmets come in a wide range of styles from sedate urban commuter models to colorful aero-streamed racers.


With their aura of urban chic, messenger bags are very popular. Designed with a single strap to provide couriers lightning-fast access to parcels and packages, they are built for carrying light loads short distances. Cyclists bearing heavier loads on longer rides might want to consider other options, especially if prone to back or neck problems. For overall utility and convenience, nothing beats a backpack. When properly loaded, they are well balanced and easy to carry. Those planning to carry heavier loads should consider packs with sternum and waist straps. These help distribute weight more evenly across the chest and back.

Rack Packs and Panniers

Of course, when carrying a back pack even a mild ride in the heat will leave a big sweat stain on clothing. For riders who don’t want the added heat or inconvenience of wet clothes, bike-mounted options like rack packs or panniers offer another solution. Rack packs are great for getting weight off a rider’s back or toting extra items like rain gear, a sweat shirt, tire-repair tools, etc. Some models come with insulated hard-shell interiors, making it easy to keep perishable food items cool with a couple ice packs. Staples for bike touring and camping, panniers are built for cyclists who need to carry heavy loads. While most commuters try to travel lighter, some circumstances demand carrying more stuff. Panniers offer plenty of cargo capacity and can easily accommodate items like laptop computers and other equipment. As with all packs, riders should take care to balance loads in panniers and not exceed the carrying capacity of their bike rack. Failure to do so can make the bike dangerously unstable and difficult to handle.


As the days lengthen through spring and summer, lighting becomes less critical for riders. Still, it is important to maintain high visibility, especially when riding at dawn, dusk or in foul weather. A small headlight and blinking rear reflector light should be standard issue for all commuters. Helmet-mounted units provide an added level of visibility. In fact some helmets come equipped with built-in blinkers. Lightweight LED systems make bikes highly visible to motorists without bogging riders down with heavy batteries. Garments with reflective patches and stripes also effectively get the attention of motorists.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Gary Fisher Super Fly

We have two more Gary Fisher Super Flys in stock. 17.5" and a 19"

Monday, April 14, 2008


Surly SteamRoller, Fixed gear and freewheel single speed. A great deal at $680.00

Surly Pacer

Surly Pacer frame set with Gary bars, Copper headset spacers, Brooks leather saddle , MKS Pedals and four speed rear gears?????? . Old school looking but it's new.

Breezer Bikes

New to the shop is Breezer Uptown 8. Come's with a Shimano Dynamo front hub that powers a front and rear light. The rear hub is Shimano 8 speed Nexus "red band" hub. So it shifts quick and very smooth.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Lemond Tete De course, Sram Force, Hed made Bontrager Aeoius 5.0 wheels

Just In Lemond Tete De course, Sram Force, Hed made Bontrager Aeoius 5.0 wheels

Friday, March 28, 2008

29er Gary Fisher Super fly 19.5"

Super lite 5 lbs mounatin bike wheels set with tires

Reynolds carbon tubular Topo wheels set with Tufo x2 tires. This wheels set only weighs

5 LBS with tires

Thursday, March 13, 2008


UNION CYCLE STORE CLEARANCE SALE. Sale Dates MARCH 15,16,17 2008. Left overs and last ones marked down below our cost. Mention this Ad and get an extra 10% off anything in the store.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Trek Bicycle founder Dies

At 10:59pm the evening March 10th The Big Guy passed away surrounded by family and Father Bill. His body died, his spirit lives on.
Over the past week, his health has been deteriorating and over the weekend he said goodbye to close family and friends. It was vintage Big Guy. Calling the shots right up until the end. As he faded throughout the afternoon, the doctors gave him 5-10 minutes to live, he lasted over nine hours. Vintage Big Guy. The family gathered and as time went on, we went into our "What would the Big Guy do" mode, so part of the family was sent out on a beer run and we turned Room 10, 3rd floor ICU at Froedert Hospital into a celebration of the Big Guy's life. We told Big Guy stories and read many of the cards and letters that have poured in over the last 86 days. We played his favorite tunes from Frank Sinatra, John Denver, and Barbara Striesand. We said goodbye to the Legend.
At his 70th birthday party, the Big Guy gave a memorable speech about his life and how he had planned to do one more great thing. He wasn’t sure what it was, but he had a feeling. As the days passed in the hospital and the odds stacked up against him I knew that the Great thing would be that he would dance with death and beat it. I was sure of it. I had the party planned.
I was wrong, he did not beat death, but he did do something great. He fought like a warrior, and he died with dignity, class, and honor. He died on his terms. He said goodbye knowing that his wife loved him, his kids loved him, and that he had so many friends all over the world who followed his fight pulling for him all the way. There is a reason that a man five foot eight is called The Big Guy. He was a small man with a very big heart. He leaves behind a great spirit and a legacy that to whom much is given much is required.
When I said my final goodbye in the morning I took him through my top 25 JB/ Big Guy memories (sorted high to low). When I finished he asked for his board. Since he could not talk with breathing support, he would point to letters on the board. He took the pen out of my hand and instead of pointing he circled the letters with a black Sharpie. L......O........V.......E space Y....... He got back to the O which had already been circled and he circled it again and then finally...... U. He then raised his hand and with his finger made a motion circling the room. I said to him “everyone” and he gave me the nod. It was not only for me, but for the family he loved and for all of the friends who thought and prayed for him over the last three months. A lot of people loved my Dad. He loved a lot of people. He had 73 GREAT years and in the final sentence of a note that he left behind he signed off with .....”Thanks, it was a great ride. Love d”
Thank you for all of your prayers and support over the last three months. As we prepare for the Celebration of the Big Guy’s life, if you have any great Big Guy Stories please pass them along to

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Mavic R-Sys

We got these too Mavic R- Sys. 1355 g set

Reynolds Topo T 26" Wheel set

These just came in today. Reynolds Topo T 26" Tubular wheel set. Rim Depth: 32mm (disc specific) Spoke Patterns: 24/24 Weight: 1350 grams per set Hubs: Reynolds-Specific Design Spokes FRONT: (2x) DT Revolution REAR: (2x) DT Revolution

Mavic cosmic Carbone Pro wheels

We just got in 2 set of Mavic cosmic Carbone Pro wheels from 2007. These wheels are on closeout for cheep. Campy or Shimano 700c tubular only.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Gary Fisher Super Fly

Just In, The bike we all have been waiting for since October 2007. The super light full carbon fiber Gary Fisher Super Fly with Sram XO and a Fox G2 Fork .It looks like it was worth the wait.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Pinarello Marvel

Pinarello Marvel with carbon seat stays and carbon fork. Full Campy groupo and Mavic wheels.

The Surly

Surly Karate Monkey 29er Single speed. Brooks saddle, Gary Bars. Ghetto tubeless tires. It's a really a cool set up and it work's great. Johnny Pell's personal bike.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Scott Spark LTD

Scott Spark LTD Full Carbon Mounatin Bike, DT Swiss Carbon Fork XRC100, Truvativ Carbon Crank, Scott Carbon Pilot 1 Piece bar and Stem. Damm light at 20 LBS for a 19" frame . This is the Sickest Mounatin Bike ever made!!!!!!!!!

Kuoto KOM

Kuoto KOM , Sram Force, Mavic Ksyrium SL Premium. Only 14 LBS

Colnago Extreme Power

Colnago Extreme Power With Full Campagnolo Record , Neutron Ulta Wheel

Time Road Bike

Time VXS with full Campagnolo Record 10

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Mark McCormick test rides his new Fuji bike

Mark McCormick was liking his new ride.But do you think the bike was a little too big for him?