Today's Readers' Rig 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 live in an era where indoor cycling has collided with the greatest pandemic since Spanish Influenza. PezCycling News has invited readers to tell us about your bikes in Readers' Rigs, so now is the ideal time to reflect on indoor training and your own Pain Caves. Here is a first contribution from Leslie Reissner, our Literary Editor.
With the UCI banning aero positions at the moment, it's very nice to look back at a time trial machine from the 80's. Neville's TT machine is a classic of its time and doesn't need any UCI approval as it 'was last used in anger in 1999'. This is a real Raleigh low-pro classic.
Normally associated with Ferrari, today's Readers' Rig is instead a Lamborghini styled Colnago C50 modified by its owner for his ultimate ride. A highly original custom paint job, Campagnolo record gearing, Zipp wheels and a light weight are just some of the features of this unique ride.
Today's rig is a Cervélo S3 that was bought as a frame back in 2011 but has received some classy upgrades to put it on par with more modern machines. Built up with SRAM Red and some sweet carbon rims, the bike weighs in at a very light 6.32 kg to make it a great climbing and flats bike for owner Twain from San Francisco.
As a lover of high end bikes, our reader Andy from Connecticut was always going to get a special bike when he went bike shopping but instead of just another off the shelf option he instead went all out with a sweet custom Favaloro Puma XLIGHT from Italy decked out with full Campag Super Record of course. Bellissimo!
To celebrate his fiftieth birthday, Richard from Sheffield in the U.K treated himself to a beautiful custom bike from the guys at Field Cycles that he tried to build up with as many local components as possible all the while keeping the bike modern, classy and sporty. Objective achieved I'd say.