Does Nathan own a gravel bike that you can ride on the road? Or is it a road bike that you can ride on gravel? It doesn't really matter as his Niner is a fine looking steed, built for comfort entirely to Nathan's own spec.
Carbon is all very nice, but the modern materials can't come close to the class and style of Marco's 1973 Gios Torino. The acquisition was inspired by Roger De Vlaeminck, although Marco's Gios is not on the Flemish cobbles, but under the California sun.
Today's Readers' Rig is a Canadian custom classic - A Marinoni made with Colombus SLX steel tubes in Quebec. Keith's pride and joy is finished in Eddy Merckx Molteni colours, but has an individuality of its own. A real classic.
This weeks Readers' Rig comes all the way from Northern Colorado Rockies and is multi use Cinelli bike all the way from Italy, and yes, it's made with Columbus aluminum tubes. Shane wanted a workhorse he could throw around that would punch above its weight. It's certainly a beauty.
After reading about a classic bike restoration here on Pez, reader Paul from Oregon couldn't help but perform a resto of his own. His weapon of choice is this 1963 Cinelli Supercorsa that thanks to some fine restoration looks just as fine as the day it was sold over half a century ago.
One does not really expect a book about one of the most storied names in Italian cycling, famous for quill stems and cork handlebar tape, to begin with a discussion featuring a British fashion designer but when that designer is bike-mad Paul Smith and he is chatting with Antonio Colombo of the famous tubing dynasty you know that the way ahead will be eccentric, to say the least. “Cinelli” is an impressive and expensive book but just be prepared for a wild ride.