VeloNews.com had this to say about the passing of Jerry Casale: “Without Jerry Casale, Lance Armstrong wouldn’t have won a million [dollars] after his attack on the Manayunk Wall in 1993. … America wouldn’t have gotten its first race that was, at its best, on par with the great European single-day races. This is a story about a guy bold enough to make a bike race in America. Hell, a guy who helped make the bike race in America.” Nick, Jerry’s son, now an adult, chose our shop to restore the custom youth road bike in order to be ridden by his son, Nick Casale II, who is now 10 years old. Given the recent passing of his father, Nick wanted to remember him by restoring the bike and passing it down to a third generation Casale, and future cyclist. We were honored to do the restoration for the Casales. Along with the bike, Nick Sr. brought us a NOS-nerd’s dream grab bag full of vintage Campagnolo, Schwinn, and Raleigh parts, all new in the box, but decades old in age. The end result is nothing short of amazing. Check out Nick Casale Jr. and his his new-old road bike!Don’t overlook Nick Jr’s vintage Hill City Cycling Shop jersey and cycling cap.A few weeks ago, a customer by the name of Nick Casale and his son came into our shop with a unique service request: a full restoration of a vintage hand built youth road bike with a 24″ wheel size. Things got really interesting when Sean, our service manager, noted that the manufacturer’s logo on the down tube matched that of the customer bringing in the bike. Nick Casale’s father, Jerry Casale, was a custom frame builder who opened Hill City Cycling Shop in 1929 with the help of Nick’s to-be grandfather. Some argue that American cycling would never be the same once Hill City’s doors were open. Jerry Casale passed away in early March of this year, succumbing to a battle with a cancer.