Wednesday, December 9, 2009


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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ok I'm a bit of a snob, and I have done this for customers who just ride cx bikes as winter road bikes or comuters, but....why would moots put this pimp psychlo X in a magazine add in Cyclocross magazine with a 53 39 front chainring set up? The wheels are used but I'm guessing not on this bike. CX mag readers notice these things.....

Practice tonight at James Park in Evanston 6:00 pm!

Friday, October 9, 2009


This stuff just saved my Rhyno! Last night my front tire was flat, I pumped it to 40 psi, and it was dead in 15 minutes. I put in 20ml of the Caffe Latex in, which is only half of what they recommended, pumped it to 70 psi, and done, 16 h0urs later it's still fully inflated!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Well Hello there...

Boy it's been awhile. I'll try to get back up to speed here. I've been posting consistently (daily) on our facebook page, which is infinately easier.

This is Jackson Park, which was an awesome race! 3 of the top 4 were Pony Shop Team guys but Jason Knauff director of the CCC came around me and I was first loser. Very fun race and I was stoked with the result for the first race!
We got lots of new goodies in stock, especially cross stuff! FMB tires, Challenge tires, new Mavic Fury and Chasm mtn shoes, rain booties, winter goods, everything is rolling in!

This is the gang with Mr. Colnago himself. It was an honor to meet the man, and more of an honor for him to tell me the Prestige I built was the nicest he's had at a show.
That's my pain face in DeKalb. I raced harder and faster than Jackson Park and raced into 5th place. I was super happy with that, I tried to make the race hard, fought back when I could, and was stoked my team mate Eric took the W!
This is one of those things you find when you go to a cross shop, I like these chain keepers, they're working really well for me, and now we have a bunch in stock!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Cross Clinic

The Swap 'n Hop Cross Clinic is scheduled for Saturday, October 31st at the IIT campus. Registration is now open. Please visit to register today. The clinic is open to beginner riders only.
The pre-registration fee is $45 and $60 (cash) day of registration. The fee includes all USA Cycling insurances, on-line fees, a 3-hour clinic and swag for the first 20 preregistered persons.
The Swap 'n Hop Cross Clinic is presented by IIT Cycling and the Chicago Cyclocross Cup.
In addition, to that you are eligible to enter a raffle for additional prizes.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

It's Time

Well wether I like it or not it's time to race. I always have a bit of a hard time with the first cross race....It's before Interbike, a lot of times it's still super hot, and I'm coming off a long summer and a short intense prep period for cross. I just want to get it on now... I think the expectation is harder than the race itself.

On the upside I am done with the team bikes, and everyone seems really excited, as promised (to myself) I have just one left to finish, mine. I am still waiting on the balance of our clothing order, which is more frustrating that I can explain, I ordered on June 25th and still don't have it.

Tires have as always been a challenge to get enough of, crazy I love it! That just means people are getting super stoked for cross, we've done more tubular tires than clinchers this season!

See you at JP, can't wait to see the new obstacle??


Wednesday, September 2, 2009


We FINALLY have more tires on the way! Challenge Griffo in 32's are en route. I'd be happy to set some aside for anyone just let me know if you're are in need.

Team bikes are almost done, almost... I have 5 more to go then we'll be in good shape.

Pony Shop practices are back on at James Park in Evanston. Every Wednesday (today) at 6:00 pm James park, which is on Oakton just west of Dodge ave across from the Home Depot.

Trying out that Paul's component front chainring guide, verdict is still out on that one....Loving the fmb semi slicks, still have some 32 and 34's available.

Waiting on shop clothing, thinking about doing Church cross this Sunday??

3 weeks till Interbike! Yikes, I'm stoked to be able to do updates from the phone while we're out there, should be cool!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Interbike Here I come!

Friday, August 28, 2009

2010 Colnago Prestige Cyclocross bike.

Run up anyone?
OK the gearing is not right yet but it's tough to find 135mm 46T rings.
Jim and Tami's Cannondale's heading home!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

cross updates

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


This beauty was build, boxed, and headed for VEGAS Interbike. Cross surprise coming soon....

Thursday, August 6, 2009

2010 Cannondale Cyclocross

Custom CX sock samples...
Cannondale CAAD 8 cyclocross. This bike looks great in person, cross gearing, top levers, Tektro brakes, Kenda Small block 8 tires, and only 1099.99. I think it's going to be one of the better deals out this year for an entry level crosser.

World Champion

It's not cyclocross but we can call it training for cyclocross, not to mention some great people put the race on, it benefits a good cause, and I'm doing it.

Former World Champion Will Compete At Glencoe Grand Prix
Glencoe, Ill. – The field for this year’s Glencoe Grand Prix presented by AT&T grew more impressive with the announcement that 2008 world omnium champion Hayden Godfrey will be competing in Sunday’s Pro-I-II race.
Godfrey is a 14-time New Zealand national champion who won the third world track title of his career in cycling’s version of the pentathlon. The omnium consists of five events: a 200-meter flying start time trial, five kilometer scratch race, three kilometer individual pursuit, 15 kilometer points race and a one kilometer time trial.
Glencoe Grand Prix Race Director Jon Knouse said news of Godfrey’s participation is creating quite a stir for the third edition of the race that boasts an $11,500 prize list.
“It's not every day a world champion comes to town,” Knouse said. “The people of Glencoe and the Glencoe Grand Prix are over the moon and thrilled to have Hayden Godfrey race with us in our community.”
Joining Godfrey for Sunday’s 70-minutes-plus-two-laps Pro-I-II race will be Jason Allen and Josh England. All three are members of the New Zealand-based Subway-Avanti Pro Cycling Team. They will be vying for a $5,000 prize purse that will also include 10 primes of $100 each.
“We're hoping this will give some of the top regional racers an added incentive to come out,” Knouse said. “Competing against these guys will be something they can tell their grandkids about.”
Cyclists of all abilities and categories will begin racing at 8 a.m. on a four-corner, 0.9‐mile course through the city’s downtown streets. Last year, the Glencoe Grand Prix was voted “Race of the Year” by the Illinois Cycling Association.
Riders are encouraged to pre-register online at Same-day race registration opens at 7 a.m. and closes a half-hour prior to each race. Finish line (chip) timing is provided by Ultramax Events and SRAM will provide neutral support.
A complete schedule of race distances and times is available on the official race website:
— GGP —

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Prep Time

The stretching and gluing has begun! I'm trying to get as much glued up as possible before I go on Vacation so if you have wheels that need cross tires glued up bring them in, I'd be happy to help, and storing them here till you need them is no problem either. Thanks...

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Ridley X-Fire complete bike full carbon, SRAM rival kit 2600.00. Crossbow also full Rival in stock as well, only 1750.00.

Ridley X-Night absolutely beautiful, full carbon, internal cable routing, BB30, 1.5" lower bearing, this thing is stunning.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Closer, closer, closer.....

Haven't been updating much, not that there hasn't been a lot happening. Summer is in full swing, the shop is rocking, been riding a ton, training, and just having a great summer. Our cross team has grown in numbers and we are all super excited to get new bikes, gear, and get practicing. Here are some photos of stuff around the shop... I have been updating the pony shop facebook page more often and intend to keep up with that more since it seems a bit quicker and easier than blogging. check it here if you're into facebook! I have redline cyclocross bikes on sale, including the 24" variety, Ridley bikes just shipped and will be on the floor next week!
2010 SRAM Force Components! We have over 30 kits ordered for the new cyclocross season!
Lots of Dugasts in stock ready to be stretched and glued.

Griffo Clinchers for those who are tubular impaired.
First shipment of Challenge tires is finally here! This is no joke I have over 100 tubies in stock right now ready for the season. If you need tires please shoot me an email any time, or bring your CX wheels in I'll stretch and glue them up for whenever you need them. I'll even store them at the shop if you'd like till you're ready for them.


Monday, June 29, 2009


my head is exploding with tubulars right now... 32/34 black, white, file tread, rhyno, typhoon, fmb, challenge....coming soon!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Frame order... check. SRAM order... check. Clothing order... check. Training....ongoing.... but now I'm getting emails if the workout isn't dialed in.. check. New Cyclocross mag in stock. Devon shouts out to The Pony Shop! Thanks National Champ! Ridleys on the way, Dugasts in stock, stretching. When do we start practices? Who is going to start a weekday practice race???

Oakley Jawbones in finally, wow really nice, easy to change the lenses. I'm not just saying it's easy, it's actually easy.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Cross Time

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