Friday, April 20, 2007

Friday Bike Porn

I'm working on the Sea Otter photo essay and story, but since it is Friday and raining like all heck here, I felt like just showing off a sexy bike. I mean, Bike Porn Fridays might become a new feature around here... you never know...

Meet one of my current rides. Yes, I know I'm a spoiled brat, but when you are running a bike company, you can be one too...

Built up with SRAM Rival parts, it's a fun rig.


Full monocoque with a good length top tube; this 61cm size has a 59.8-ish top tube. I like to be stretched out.
The bike really has become more of a platform for the SRAM parts on it. The frame is a prototype and the program got shelved.


With the relative success of the 3VC carbon bikes, we opted not to run a monocoque frame- the 3VC is lugged and rides like a dream.

With this bike, I am lucky enough to have one of everything; Shimano Dura Ace, Campagnolo Record and SRAM Rival (I've been begging for a Force group... but so far I'm still at the back of the bus).

(Editor's Note; I forgot to mention that the darn thing weighs just a hair less than 17 pounds- like 16.8 lbs.)

I'm a lucky idiot... I know.

Happy Friday,
Tim

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are all your prototypes 60cm?

Radio Freddy said...

Beautiful! And the fact that it says "prototype" makes it that much cooler. If that was possible.

Anonymous said...

Can I get a part time job with you so I can get be part of the test programs?

Paterfamilias said...

This bus you say you are on, is it a short bus, and are you wearing a helmet?

Anonymous said...

Which brings the rider and bike weight package to.......?

Another nice rig from Masi. And yes, I do like the force gruppo.

stickboybike said...

Nice whip. If you need to donate that to someone with a 38.5in inseam...give it to 'The Goodwill' or at least sell it to me, ha!