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Brass Barrel Nuts
Add a little pop of color to one of our post caliper mounts by pairing it with our newest 6 mm barrel nut made from 360 brass. See the pull down menu on the caliper mount product pages to make your selection. They are also available for individual sale, BK5012.
Adapter for Low Mount Disc Dropouts
Our 6061 aluminum ISO caliper mounts, BK4003 (bare) and BK4003B (black) are for 160 mm rotors. It is profiled to complement our low-mount disc dropouts only. For mounting, make sure the writing is visible from the inside of the frame. It is also compatible with our regular, seatstay high-mount dropouts but the profile is not an exact match. Compatible with our titanium screw MS0054.
Bottom Bracket Shell Updates
• We have changed the surface of our BB0002 from knurled to textured.
Grinduro, October 8th
- Paragon Machine Works will join the Meet Your Maker Tour in hosting an aide station at Grinduro in Quincy, CA. It will be located at the end of the ride and include a swimming hole and rope swing, snacks and refreshing beverages, and great company. Don't miss the handbuilt bicycle display that will be held on site Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. You're welcome to join in this fun event even if you're not registered to ride.
- Biketoberfest , October 15th
We will have a booth at Biketoberfest, a lively event held in Fairfax, CA. Biketoberfest is a free celebration of bikes, live music, food, family fun, and a stellar brewfest! This fun-filled celebration is for everyone: commuters, roadies, mountain bikers, BMXers, fixies, cargo-carriers, e-bikers, touring aficionados and even the bike-curious!
When: Saturday, October 15, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Fair Anselm Plaza, 765 Center Blvd., Fairfax, CA
Brewfest: Sampling of 35 beers from 20 California brewers in a souvenir glass for just $40 (buy in advance and save)!
Philly Bike Expo, November 5th and 6th
We will have a booth (TBD) at the Philly Bike Expo being held at the PA Convention Center in Philadelphia. This is an exciting and dynamic event that features custom framebuilders, bicycle and component manufacturers, and creators and distributors of cycling accessories. It also includes transportation alternatives, outdoor travel, and companies and organizations that promote a healthy lifestyle and sustainable planet. There will be a number of interesting Seminars and Events held throughout the weekend; our very own Mark Norstad will be moderating a Frame Builders Panel. Please stop by our booth to see our latest products and innovations.
We would like to give a hearty welcome to Doug who is our newest machine operator. He likes working with his hands, making things, solving problems, and whacking things with a mallet. Between this, his electrical engineering background, and his experiences as a pro bike mechanic, he fits right in at Paragon. When Doug isn't working you can find him out riding his bike and playing board games.
Paragon Machine Works donates 100% of all revenues from the sale of our clearance items, bottle openers and promotional items to non-profit organizations that promote bicycle safety, awareness, and community. Our revenues from July and August allowed us to donate $800 to Rich City Rides.
For the month of September all sales revenue will go to the Bay Area Outreach and Recreational Program in support of their 14th annual Revolution Ride and Festival. BORP offers year-round sports and recreation programs for persons with physical disabilities and serves a wide variety of ages, interests and abilities. We are excited to support an organization that works to advance the lives of people with physical disabilities through sports and recreational activities.
We appreciate your support!
Total amount donated to date: $18,814
• Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition • National Interscholastic Cycling Association • Friends of China Camp • SF Urban Riders (McLaren Bike Park) • Bike East Bay • Friends of Tamarancho • In Memory of Tom Polermo • Marin Museum of Bicycling • The Friends of Stafford Lake Bike Park • VetBikes.org • Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program • Charlie Cunningham Medical Fund • Gearing Up • Trips for Kids • One Tam • PB SOC • Chako Pit Bull Rescue and Advocacy • Rich City Rides
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