Following are recommended resources for getting your Cino bike and outfit together
Besides being a sponsor, Glacier is the go-to shop in the Flathead for working on Cino bikes. In this modern age of carbon fiber and precision fit components, finding a shop that understands how to deal with older bikes is a rarity, but Glacier has the experience to do so. Glacier is also also a great place to ship your bike if coming in from out-of-town, and a good source of info for prepping your bike to handle the rigors of Cino Heroica. www.glaciercyclery.com
Philosophically, Rivendell is very aligned with our ideas of why we ride bicycles. And their selection of products reflect this, and they happen to have some very “Cino” items. Examples: great cloth handlebar tape, wonderful handmade bikes (quite a few join CH) , wool clothing, the best cork handlebar grips out there, brakes for fat tires, some really cool handlebars (Albatross), etc., etc. Check them out at www.rivbike.com.
Looking for a Cino bike, or bike parts? I’d say the majority of searches start on Ebay, nothing more need be said
They carry lots of things that can be purchased elsewhere, but for the Cino Rider, they are the go-to spot for the old style, leather palm, crochet back gloves. http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/gloves.htm#cottoncrochet
Wool and waxed cotton clothing, indestructible luggage, great accessories. The stuff we have when we drive the old truck to the start of a Cino ride, November 3rd, Northwest Montana. www.filson.com.
Kucharik Bicycle Clothing
We wore wool Kucharik jerseys 35 years ago, and they are still making them. One of the last sources anywhere for wool tights. Lots of other wool items. Reasonably priced. http://www.kucharik.com/
Ibex makes probably one of the best fitting wool cycling shorts out there. They also make some nice, light wool jerseys that fit like modern spandex, but have all the advantages of wool. Glacier Cyclery carries their shorts BTW. http://shop.ibex.com/
A great source for cool handlebars, including remakes of very classic designs. Also, lots of other cool Cino items, like tires (of the right retro colors), pulleys for Nuovo Record derailleurs, single speed stuff, Sturmey Archer stuff, etc. http://www.somafab.com/