Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Vortex Schmortex

In the throes of the "polar vortex," everything is closed and cyclcing is impossible. The snow is three feet high in some places and drifting snow is covering any efforts to remove it within an hour. This sucks. 
As it is hard to bitch about work when there is none, there has never been a better time to share some bike porn. 

So sit back, relax, have a beer and prepare your eye holes for some hot bike on bike action. 

This sexy mother is the result of a year of efforts to give a customer exactly what he wants. It started with a Bianch Oltre frame and a Campy Record group. It was fine until Campagnolo released its Electronic Power Shift (EPS). After I had been certified (as Campy requires), the customer demanded the best. 
So, ordering and installing the parts were one thing, but fitting them to the frame was another. As the cable routing was originally mechanical, it would not accept the new electronic stuff. Not to be detured, the customer elected to have it shipped to a California based carbon frame repair shop to have new internal routing. Eventually it was back in my hands and was outfitted with Campy Super Record EPS. 

Complete with a Brooks Team Professional with Titanium rails, this bicycle rides like a champ! 

It has a very large price tag to go with it, but when you drive a car that looks like this, 

It's a fair assumption that you can afford a bike that looks like this...

I hope you enjoy. Please stay warm and safe. And remember,