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 Ogen, 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.
Today's rig is a Cannondale Supersix Evo Hi-Mod Disc that has already had a number of upgrades performed and has also well and truly convinced its Californian owner, Nick of the advantages of owning a disc braked road machine.
We've seen a lot of custom bikes here at Readers' Rigs but not too many that have such a history behind them as David from Oklahoma City's Hans Schneider custom. Through 21 years of ownership this bike has been through a couple of different looks in that time as it's accompanied David to France, Italy, Belgium and more in the early 2000's and is still going strong today.
I don't think today's reader Mitch could disagree with me describing him as somewhat of a Litespeed tragic as his past stable of bikes have included a number of Litespeed steeds. After a chance meeting with the firm's Head Designer and Engineer at the Richmond Worlds there was only one way that this story was ever going to end - a new Litespeed!
This submission is a very sharp looking Eddy Merckx EMX-3 that's a bike with Belgian origins but an Italian heart and is owned by an Asian from Mexico - it doesn't get much more international than that. A fine mix of traditional Campagnolo and modern design KCNC, topped off with a stunning paint job.