Archive for June, 2008

Ames Stormer

Posted in Uncategorized on June 21, 2008 by Racer

I have added a new image to the Ames Stormer section. If anyone has a CYC bike they would like featured or advertisement scans etc please email them to me at or just use the comment feature.


Unknown Stormer Model

Posted in Bike Identifying on June 17, 2008 by Racer

This Stormer model I cant find an advertisement for. One of the advertisements from August of 1978 mentions a bike they call the “Semi-Pro”. However CYC doesn’t show a picture of the bike. Perhaps the stamped gusset CYC is that model.

Stamped gusset CYC Stormer

Wonder what wheels for your CYC build?

Posted in Uncategorized on June 4, 2008 by Racer

CYC was foremost a distributor. The bike line was kinda a afterthought it seems. If you want to build a CYC correctly, without much thought, just use Shimano parts as they where a huge Shimano distributor. It appears early on they also distributed Motomags. But something must have strained that relationship and they stopped carrying them. This becomes apparent as they point out how the wheels they custom build stack up against the Motomag lol.

CYC Wheelsets