Thursday, March 25, 2021
This was not an easy bike to let go-my race bike for most of my racing of the past 15 seasons. I had had it hanging on a hook for quite awhile and only pulled it down in the last few weeks. I did a few good rides on it and remembered what a good bike it was , especially as I had done a pretty complete tuneup of it before it was taken out of service for the most part. The only races I have ever won in CX (2) were on this bike. My best races were all on this bike- not to take anything away from my newer bike but I don't seem to go as fast any more.
Since I have been getting ready to move my shop I have started letting go of things that I thought I would keep forever. This bike was one of those things-GX-2 Scandium made in the USA, the best non-ferrous material I have ever worked with and long out of production. I will not ever be able to replicate this frame again-I'll have to make the best out of what is available now. Someone came by the shop and was the perfect person to pass this bike on to so I do feel good about that. Goodbye, old friend.....it was a hell of a ride as they say. I hope that the new owner has the same feeling when he rides the bike that I had all those years.
Friday, March 19, 2021
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Sunday, March 14, 2021
The rear der routing is on the underside of the seat stay so that it is out of the way of the rack mounts. Everything has a reason- and reasons happen for a reason.
Monday, March 8, 2021
Saturday, March 6, 2021
Thursday, March 4, 2021
The last option on this one are the rear rack mounts-also becoming a more popular addition. Maybe with Covid people have time to plan bike tours for the time when we can do that again.