Oh I wish......
Thursday, March 25, 2010
I LOVE French bikes for the same reason I love Italian bikes, built with passion, style, poor build quality that keeps you on your toes, the French take it a step Further.
Some classic Sean Kelly Vitus action, and a new Look that is about perfect and Laurent Jalabert the last true all-arounder, cap never out of place, true style rode Look most of his career.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
I saw one of these beauties a couple of years ago at the FSA grandprix, one of the Cali guys was riding one and my heart stopped, it just works. I have seen Hunter's other bikes with this curvey tubed treatment and they all look kind of....off.
I need one, maybe next year when I make my return to the track, I'm going to miss it this summer.......
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I have been postulating lately on the idea of a weight weenie track bike, this has been something i've been working on for 3-4years but have never pulled the trigger but the gult of oversized overwight 700cmx bikes has given some urgency to creating their antithesis. Both these bikes weight between 12-13lbs. Your average 700cmx bike is 25-27lbs, yuck! The best trick is going fast!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Early season races or "The Classics" are a time when men of a broader persuasion shine and being one of those men, my first race of the season is almost here. So I thought I would share my proper early season racebike/rainbike. I have been training all winter on this thing but due to my obsessive cleaning she is no worse for wear. Campy Chorus throughout, rear der has Kcnc 11t ceramic pulleys and Rival brakes do the stopping. The wheels are about as "Classic" as it gets 32hole Mavic open pro cd with campy record hubs (THE BEST) and the piece de resistance.....green Vittoria Pave tires. Proper steel racebike coming soon...........
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
It's been a week and I have ingested as much of what happened as possible. Kind of a bummer, as the show was sponsored by Shimano most builders indulged their host by creating ghastly DI2 show bikes, ugh......I few highlights were the Speedvagen booth, the new lavender color is sooooo perfect and Dario Pegoretti coming to build the batch of track frames....wow! The DeRosa track frame was a pleasant surprise. I think the Desalvo tig bike that won best tig frame really is the future, I'm not saying that just because I'm building something very similar. Steel is the new hightech frame material. Now how am I going to pay for a 2011 Speedvagen?