We've featured some pretty special machines in Readers Rigs over the last year but today's machine is something completely different again. It's a custom built racing tandem owned by Peter Spencer a Cat 1 racer in Australia and his blind stoker Zachariah Clarkson.
The Northern Hemisphere winter is ever so slowly starting to lift, so what better time to have a closer look at two PEZ fans' machines that have been hibernating inside from the cold; a Specialized from New York and a Bianchi from Wisconsin. It's Readers' Rigs time!
A Reader's Rig could be a $500 cheapo, a vintage classic, a $15,000 superbike or just a highly personalized bike designed just for their owner. It's this last category which is catered for today with a custom Parlee that has a simply awesome paintjob and a Cannondale with some serious owner modifications that make it really stand out from the crowd. It's Readers' Rigs time!
In the latest edition of our column about real fans with real bikes, Readers' Rigs has travelled down under, tracking down two PEZ fans from different parts of the lucky country with two very different rides. A full carbon Colnago and an aluminium Duratec - it's Readers' Rigs time!
So what's a reader's rig? Well it could be anything from a $500 special to a $15,000 dream machine - it's not the price of the bike that's important but the story behind the bike. Let's face it who hasn't participated in a bit of voyeurism in your local group ride? How often in life can you ogle another man or woman's loved ones, touch them and even ride them if you're lucky? So it was with this voyeuristic attitude that the new Readers' Rigs column was born.