Classic and classy, that's Twain's 'Restomod' – a steel Nishiki International bike from 1986 with modern 10-speed SRAM Red gears, 3T cockpit, Look pedals, Fizik saddle and HED Jet 50 wheels. Modern functionality with retro style.
Today's Readers' Rig is a real 'beaut' from down-under. Nic had a Baum Orbis frame hand-made in remembrance of his grandmother and then shod it with SRAM Etap and a pair of Schmolke wheels. Nic tells us all about it, along with some great photos.
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.
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.
Gift Guide #6: Not much shopping time left till the big day and so here at PEZ we've put together our latest collection of Yuletide suggestions. More goodies to choose from: Alé, Limar, Officina Battaglin Marosticana frame, Wahoo, Rapha, Swiftwick, Vision SC Wheels, Silca, Osmo Nutrition and a special 'PEZ 20% Discount' on a 3T Strada Pro bike.
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!
Gift Guide’18 #3: As the Holiday Season gets closer we have more gift ideas for that special cyclist in your life, or your self: Quick cyclocomputer from Cat Eye, socks and hoody from 3T, Smith Windcat sunglasses, To Make Riders Faster, Pirelli Cinturado, KICKR Smart Trainer by Wahoo, Danny Shane jerseys, Spurcycle saddlebag and the 2019 Darrell Parks Cycling Calendar.
Last year we started the STRADA project with phase 1: the STRADA TEAM frameset. Earlier this year we added phase 2: the STRADA PRO complete bike. Today we are launching phase 3: the STRADA DUE.
Registrations for Europe's most awesome all-road/gravel ride, the Jeroboam 300 Challenge, are open. The ride is the centerpiece of the Jeroboam Bike Festival in Italyís fabulous Franciacorta wine region in the foothills of the Alps. 3T is the presenting partner.