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Blog - Tag: Components

Groovy Cycle Works Hot Rod Cranks in Stock!

After nearly a year of waiting, we finally received our first batch of Groovy Cycle Works Hot Rod cranks. These tubular chromoly steel cranks are hand made in Wooster, OH and weigh 712g. A 24mm diameter axle is attached to the drive side arm and the non-drive side arm is secured to the axle using two 5mm Allen-head pinch bolts. A three-lobed polygon interface is used between the non-drive arm and the axle for high torque transfer capability.


Schlumpf-Equipped Airnimal Chameleon Folding Bike

After struggling with a troublesome front derailleur on his Airnimal Chameleon folding bike, Bruce Metras of B. Metras Company (San Rafael, CA) upgraded his bike with the installation of a Schlumpf Speed Drive.The Schlumpf system simplifies the drive train by using a single chain ring in the front that is connected to a two-speed internal gear system encased in the bottom bracket.


Happy New Year from Cycle Monkey!

Greetings from our nation's capital! For the past few months, Cycle Monkey has been serving you from the East Coast -- Washington, DC to be exact.Relocating from Berkeley has triggered some interesting new experiments in the Monkey Lab, while allowing for us to carry on some key Cycle Monkey traditions.From the start, Cycle Monkey has been a cycle-powered business, with several bikes ferrying goods to local customers and the post office to ship packages to those more distant.