‘Strugnell’ and ‘Reilly’ those names will look familiar to you if you’re a Readers’ Rigs regular. Last year we featured Karl Strugnell’s 2017 titanium gem by Mark Reilly but for 2018 he’s succumbed to the ‘black stuff’ – yes, shiny ‘Ti’ has been shelved for matt ‘C’.
Since the Readers' Rigs column first came to life in 2012 we've published more than 60 bikes from PEZ fans all around the world. But it was PEZ-Fan Todd from California who first applied with his then favorite Parlee bike. Since then, his collection has grown by almost 20 more bikes - here's an update on this impressive stable.
Our PEZ-man in Spain has been promising to tell us all about his 'Writer's Rig' for about twelve years and just when he is thinking of replacing his present Campagnolo equipped Time Edge, he has put finger to lap-top to give us the run down on his present steed. Let's hope it's not another twelve years before we hear about his next bike.
Our reader today Benjamin from France has made his passion for cycling his work by producing his own carbon wheels for an ever growing clientele in France. Recently he's increased his business to carbon frames as our man in France, Chris recently found out on a trainin ride where he came across Benjamin on a very flashy looking red, Basaltwheels RLX Blackline.
Todays Readers' Rig is a first, our first track bike and not just any track bike, but a quadruple US National champion winning bike. Maddie Godby has only been riding her Fuji Elite track bike since August this year and so far the pairing has been a match made in heaven.
Readers' Rigs is a great look at what PEZ fans are riding but what about the man who created the column, Chris Selden - what's he riding? Well recently Chris bought a new rig, a De Rosa SuperKing 888 so he thought he better update PEZ fans with details on his new love...
Today's Readers' Rig comes all the way from Australia and is a brand that many may not have heard of before, Swift. That could all change soon though with the likes of the Drapac Pro team racing them - including to a stage victory at the recent Tour Down Under. With bikes in the pro peloton and in the amateurs like our reader Andrew's pink stunner the name is sure to get known.