bicycles : gilman : gentleman | pista

the gilman, a steel fixed gear bicycle: kinda keirin. (from $900 complete)

are you a wanna-be punk rock, duct tape, mini kryptonite in the back pocket of your Ben Davis kind of individual? have you ever seen melt banana live? are you secretly jealous of your messenger friend with the pink Cinelli pista with custom-drawn bars? have you lost more than twenty thousand yen in a single day of betting at the keirin track? do you visit American Cyclery just to stare at the fixies on the ceiling?

if you answered yes to any of these questions, the gilman may be for you. it's a track-ey looking super fast, super light bicycle that can accomodate fatty tyres, upright handlebars, and a bento box full of gummy bears.

newness for autumn 2004:

  • two flavors: gentleman or pista
  • available 4130 or 631 tubesets
  • choice of 191 colours
  • steel or carbon fork

  • 49cm-66cm
  • 4130 or 631 tubes
  • 120mm rear spacing
  • choose from "relaxed track" (73/74 in 53cm)or "sport track" (74/75) geometry
build bits
  • tange techno-glide headset
  • tange quad bottom bracket
  • sugino RD-series crank
  • KMC stainless chain
  • soma cogs & lockring
  • suzue flip-flop hubs
  • momovelo stem, powder coated to match
  • nitto handlebars (upright or drop)
  • kalloy seatpost
  • brooks saddle
  • MKS pedals
  • soma tyres
common upgrades
  • front brake
  • mudguards
  • Phil Wood bb, hubs
  • Paul's hubs
  • Tufo tubeless tyres