Thursday, September 16, 2010

MURPHY CYCLES Custom interbike Travel Bike Now on eBay ! Bid Now & Bid to Win !

This One-of-a-Kind Light Steel Bicycle is Now Listed for Sale & Will Ship Immediately after interbike:
"The interbike express"

Original Experimental Build
(As Shown)

Sub 18 Lbs. Tuxedo Black Textured Powdercoat.  Shown with IRO Alloy Fork, Sugino Gloss Black Powdercoat 44T Chainring, Sram Chain, EAI USA Alloy 19T Cog, Wheels Mfg Stainless Lockring, Mixed Finish Crank Arms, Black/Silver Murphy Pedals, Partial White Powdercoat Parts Group: Headset, Stem, Collar. Murphy QUALITYHOUSE Silver Wheelset, Michelin Pro Race 25C Tires. Chopped Black Gloss Riser Bars with White Leather Stiched Grips, Axiom Rack, Phantom Cage, Phantom Vintage Seatpost & Supercross BMX Black & White Saddle.
Added/Changed since Photo for eBay Auction
Full Uncut Riser Bar & Soft Vintage Toad Stool Grips - Remove Rack & Cage
NOS IRO Front Gloss Black Brake Caliper Jagwire Cable Nashbar Inline Cross Lever
Brand New Murphy QUALITYHOUSE Duro 28C Tires CNC 17T Cog Steel Lockring

Brand New Kalloy Seaptpost
Brand New Full Uncut Original Fork in Matching Finish.  Star nut & additional Spacers included

NOTE: This a 10 day NO RESERVE auction. As per description, some parts shown will be removed or updated to standard before shipment as noted in listing. Good Luck !
SEAMUS MURPHY Custom Fixed Gear Bike - Orange & Brown Leather - 58CM
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My Bus Travel Bag

36Lbs - Everything For the Bike - Bottle Tools Pump Bar Saddle Post & Pedals
Bundled on the Bike side/Wheels each in Vintage Campagnolo Wheel Bags at full
PSI divided by Bubble Wrap Cardboard Outer. Got at for $20. Works.

14Lbs less than Greyhound's Limit Still lots of room up top
for some light items. Top is mostly empty. Feels Ready

Good $7 Dollar Sock - 55% Wool - XL

Good $5 Gray 55% Wool Sock - XL

Monday, September 13, 2010


NOMCO Worldwide Headquarters, Tulsa Oklahoma USA, Sep. 13, 2010 by Mr. Neil O "Low Carbon Footprint" Murphy - MURPHY CYCLES, promotional arm of Neil O Murphy Bicycle Ltd Co - All rights virtually protected. As is with all faults. Views expressed in this Blog mean little or nothing in particular. Be Nice. Work Hard. Have Fun.

WHAT: INTERBIKE & Oudoor Demo - Bicycle Trade Show
WHEN: Sep 20-24
WHERE: Las Vegas & Boulder City, Nevada
WHY: See New & Interesting Bikes, Parts, & Related Products & Services

So what's still left to do?  5 days till liftoff & we are diligently (yeah right) preparing for North America's largest annual international bike trade show.  I've been thinking & reading about this event for years.  Dreams of chatting with Eddy or Lance , seeing Bob Roll, enjoying the booth displays from legendary companies like Campagnolo, & as always, searching for Truth, Wool, & Everything Fixed Gear...  

HOTEL:  Off "The Strip" Las Vegas Boulevard, & close to The Sands Convention Center
BUS:  Greyhound to Vegas = low cost, minimal ENVIRONMENTAL impact, & Proudly Ghetto
GEAR: A Backpack, a Bike in a Bag, & my newly hired assistant, DROID
BIKE: Purpose Built Special 56cm MURPHY HIMSELF Fixed Gear Bicycle in
Tuxedo Black" Textured Powdercoat.  It Gets around.

Why the Bus?  Planes are similar cost and 10 times faster...Driving is fairly easy, but a significant time & cost commitment.  Bus means time to read, sleep, & see the West.  Bus is the Most Environmentally Friendly or Green way for one person to travel this distance.  I'm in no big hurry, so Why not? 

SCHEDULE: The trip schedule sounds like a song...OK, part of a song...everybody in "C" I hear music?  


Route 66 by Bobby Troup

If you ever plan to motor west, travel my way, take the highway that's the best. Get your kicks on Route six-six.
It winds from Chicago to LA, more than two thousand miles all the way. Get your kicks, on Route six-six.
Now you go through Saint Looey Joplin, Missouri, and Oklahoma City is mighty pretty. You see Amarillo, Gallup, New Mexico, Flagstaff, Arizona. Don't forget Winona, Kingman, Barstow, San Bernardino. Won't you get hip to this timely tip: when you make that California trip Get your kicks on Route six-six.
Won't you get hip to this timely tip: when you make that California trip Get your kicks on Route six-six.
Get your kicks on Route six-six. Get your kicks on Route six-six. Get your...

PLAN:  Will leave Tulsa around dinner time Saturday night.  Morning dawn will come around Albuquerque, Will pass into the Nevada sun in the afternoon and arrive in Vegas Sunday about dark. Will take my Murphy & a couple of tools out of the bag, build it in a few minutes, roll up the bag, put on my backpack & ride to the hotel.

What do you think?