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.
Today we look at an iconic Readers' Rig. A custom steel bike, based on a Shimano promotional poster from the '80s. With the frame copied perfectly, the owner himself then hit the spraybooth to paint his creation with the result being such a cool bike that Shimano themselves bought it and now have it displayed in their bike museum in Japan!
In today's Readers' Rigs we have two Specialized Allez Sprints for the price of one! Corey and Lucia featured their special steeds in the 'To be Determined Journal' and thought they would be a perfect fit for PEZ Readers' Rigs. Two very special Specialized.
Peter Gowan has what has become quite a collectors item, a Kirk Precision frame made of magnesium. At the end of the 80s magnesium was the future... but then carbon came along. Peter has one of the few Kirk bikes still in existence, a fine example of the art.
It's good to see a sensible bike for the winter and wet days with mudguards, but also one that looks right stripped down for the sun. Adnan in Portland has a custom Drummond Columbus tubed frame built up with Campagnolo kit. A real beauty.
There are many carbon gravel bikes out there on the trails, but we've not seen so many in titanium, and what a better example than a frame made by Litespeed. Mitch in Winston-Salem has an Litespeed Ultimate equipped with SRAM, Hunt, fizik and TRP.
Aerobikes have been the top of many people's shopping lists, and the Canyon AEROAD is high on the 'must haves' of the cycling world. Mickel Kobeck, in Chattanooga, owns one of the first to grace the North American shores... a feast for the eyes.