Today's Readers' Rigs machine is possibly a record breaker for this column. No it's not the fastest, not the prettiest and certainly not the lightest machine we've had featured but this Lotus Supreme is quite possibly the longest owned rig being bought by owner Mario way back in 1985 and ridden almost daily since.
We've had a few nice Litespeed bikes featured here in Readers' Rigs over the years but today's reader John takes the prize as the oldest Litespeed rig featured being a 'Team Issue' bike from back in 2000 that he's lovingly cared for and ridden for the last 20 years.
This week's 'Readers' Rig' is a little bit different. Writer and poet, Robert Lee Kendrick's Specialized doesn't leave the house these days, but it still see's a lot of action on the home trainer. Robert's bike is maybe old, but has been armed with a Powertap hub and is a home trainer beater.
Writers'Rigs: We have all seen Chuck Peña's fine Felt FC bike in his wheel, chainring and saddle reviews in the past, but we've not heard too much about the steed its self. Not to miss a chance to show off his bike and describe the ins and outs of its existence... Chuck's Writers' Rig in detail.
Many of us ride Chinese made bikes but not many of us actually bought them in China like today's reader, Phillip from Australia did. Whilst working and living in Shanghai Phillip decided to get himself a custom titanium 'Falco' that he now is enjoying back home on the country roads of Victoria, Australia.
Today's readers' Rig is Adnan Kadir's pride and joy, and you can see why. A fine piece of carbon frame work by French manufacturer, Cyfac, draped with Campagnolo Record 12 speed components, with extras by Time, Selle Italia, Zipp, Schwalbe and Verve. This bike doesn't just ride around at home in Portland, but is well traveled, taking in Californian, European and Asian roads.
Today's Readers' Rig is from Florida and is a real Classic - A 1989 Greg Lemond. Over the years it has been shod with gears, but now the proud owner, Jeff Ogren, has gone 'fixie' on his steel steed. Campagnolo still plays a big part in Jeff's pride and joy.
Today's Readers' Rig is a totally custom rear suspension Calfee MantaFly 101 owned by PEZ fan Andrew. Individual colors, Shimano DuraAce Di2, a selection of nice wheels to choose from and plenty of custom touches means Andrew and his Calfee get plenty of attention on his home roads of Colorado.