Time was first made famous by their clip-less pedals, but where the French company's artistry comes into its own, is their carbon frame construction. Brian in Folsom has a perfect example, his Time VXRs has that naked carbon weave with the bonded lug and tube system. Simply beautiful.
The late 80s was a time of Classic bikes and De Rosa was making some of the nicest examples of steel artistry. De Rosa frames were something special, Eddy Merckx rode them and Ugo De Rosa gave the Belgian star some lessons on the welding torch. Scott in Washington owns a fine example of De Rosa's work in Columbus SLX... Enjoy.
First impressions are not always correct. On face value; Mark's Factor 02 looks quite plain, but after close examination... It's a work of modern art. From the one piece handlebar/stem to the Enve wheels and the Sram groupset, and let's face it, that paint job is just stunning.
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.
Not before time; we have an e-bike Readers' Rig. John in South Carolina has sent us photos of his Specialized Creo SL Expert... It has the look, it has the power and for a big bike it's not that heavy. Is this the future for many of us that want to stay active, what do you think?
It's well known that we like Cipollini bikes here at PEZ. Like Mario, they have that Italian flair and style. Roger Paperno lives in Southern California, the perfect setting for his Cipollini Bond 2 built up with Shimano Dura-Ace and Campagnolo Bora wheels.