Thursday, October 30, 2014

What I'm Riding Today

Frame: MAX+
Fork: Alpha Q CS25 (no longer available)
Paint: New Off-White
Kit: SRAM Force
Brakes: TRP RG957 prototype
Wheels: Hed Ardennes FR
Tires: Vittoria Pave 25mm
Fenders: Honjo 35mm
Bars: Deda Zero100
Stem: PRO Vibe
Post: Moots Cinchpost
Saddle: Fizik Aliante Leather

Yes, it's the same MAX frame I've had for several years - a keeper, as it were. In the summer this bike generally wears 27mm (30mm, really) Challenge Parigi-Roubaix tires but the skinny Paves and fenders suit it well in our drearier Seattle months. This bike has a nice bomb-proof feel to it without feeling heavy - it seems to shrug off the all the crappy pot-holed roads I can aim it down. If I was actually racing a MAX frame with Enve fork would likely be my pick. The bars have since been rotated down in the interests of good taste.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

And now, a few pictures from our sponsor:

Huge in Germany...
Spokesmodel Darren looking stylish

Steve's Carbonario Trying Not To Be Seen

Minimus in Lambo Orange

Another titanium frame from the EZ-Weld Oven

Friday, August 22, 2014

Yard Sale - Oscar

This is a track frame we built for Nahbs back in 2012 when that show was in Denver. It was also built to commemorate the now-opened velodrome at Erie, CO, and the bike itself has been residing at University Bikes in Boulder. They'd like their space back and I'd like to get some money for it so let's see if we can find a new home for this sexy beast.

The design is by HampCo, Team 7-Eleven paint by Russ at Air Art, construction by Martin Tweedy. Here are the numbers:

Seat tube, c-c: 55cm
Top tube: 55cm
Head tube: 166mm
BB drop: 60mm
Chainstays: 395mm+
The saddle in the photos is at about 745mm, stem is NJS Nitto ahead (for women's racing!), bars are Nitto NJS, Nitto NJS post, Dura Ace cranks and BB, White Industries hubs, Aliante saddle, pedals not included but we have them here... I'd like to get $3500 for the whole package but I'll knock off $500 if you don't want the (brand new) clincher wheels. You're welcome to make an offer on this and I'll certainly consider all offers made. If you're near Boulder and would like to test ride this bike let me know or talk to Lester or Doug at U-Bikes and I'm sure a test ride will be no problem. "Look Ma, no brakes!"