Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It's finally rideable....


A little back story. I first heard about this project in a car ride back from Bellingham about 13 months ago. Those in the car can attest that we were more than ecstatic, and full of ideas. I then received a few more tidbits each time the excitement built. Then one of the people involved left the company the other took over two job duties for awhile, and then there is the overseas travel to make sure they were happening. I first laid eyes on one just before Vegas and I was totally stocked, excited and wanted to race on one that day...too bad it was a bit big, I'm on a 53 and it was a 59, I was a bit stretched out to say the least. Had it been the right size I may have challenged Brian to an Indian Leg Wrestling match for the honors..but alas No racing on it for me, oh that and it belonged to Brian, the chief or whatever else you want to call him, I just call him dead sexy and a great partner in crime, and one of my favorite people. Enough adoration I understand I will get back to the bike. So I could list all the parts and it is not totally complete as I have some gold hubs from Profile being laced to dt swiss rims as we speak, or so enough. TRP mag brakes and without FSA this bike would just not look as sweet. Thanks to all those involved in making this whole thing happen. You make me happy. Everyone that sees this bike imediately wants one, and the fact that there are something like 150 in existence makes it that much better. This will be a collectors item I imagine as I don't think they plan on making more of them. Thank you Raleigh for creating such a buzz....Check out their commute blog here.
You may notice that it is need of pedals which it will get today, also it is almost too sexy to ride....art in motion it will be...I have drooled enough and need to clean up...have a good day. As always keep pedaling...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW!! mom

Cellarrat said...

HOTness!

jimmy said...

nice!