Just finished building up Josh’s blue commuter/touring/road bike. We went with a similar paint scheme to Matt’s single speed with solid white accents instead of silver and stainless. It’s also fully fillet brazed including the fork for a very fluid look. He went with primarily an Ultegra drivetrain with Sugino cranks and Dura Ace bar-end shifters. He put his already-broken-in Brooks B17 on there so he’s ready to put some hours in on this bike!
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Dave Wilcox did an amazing job of representing Circle A in the Oregon Manifest Constructor’s Race! He got 2nd place in the Constructor’s Race and we got 10th in the Design Challenge. All in all it was a fun time even though I didn’t get to go out to Portland to experience it. Maybe next year? If you’re in the Portland area though, check out all the bikes that will be on display until November 8th at Manifest headquarters at NW 10th and Hoyt (Thurs & Fri 2-7, Sat 11-7, Sun 11-5). For more information on the rest of the Oregon Manifest festivities, see the amazing coverage on the bikeportland website and their flickr page, as well as the main OM site.
Dave getting ready for the race. Courtesy of bikeportland.org.
In other news, cross season started again in the past month and Gloucester and Providence cross weekends were crazy! Well, I only went to the second day at Gloucester but it was a blast. I’m still getting back into the swing of things but it should be a good season. Circle A friends, Jay and Josie, spearheaded a goodtime cross team complete with jerseys. Say hi to Team Makeout Party. Clearly we take our fun very seriously. Here’s a pic of me post-race at Gloucester courtesy of Marty at Geekhouse.
Coming up next we have a tall cyclocross bike for Matt F. Check back soon!