GARRETT CHOW FOR MAVIC 125ANS PROJECT
Lots of yellow and black custom bicycle goodness over at The Radavist celebrating Mavic’s 125th year anniversary. This Argonaut designed by Garrett Chow for me is the true winner. Here’s what Garrett had to say about the project:
"On the top of the Top Tube, the 7 color blocks represent the 7 eras of Mavic’s logos’ lineage. 1923 to the present. While this timeline does not extend to 1889, and the company’s inception, the 4 additional color blocks on the bike’s rear-triangle reference the company’s 11 (7+4=11) innovation milestones, extending from: 1) 1889 Idoux & Chanel begin manufacturing bike parts, including the Apron Mudguard; 2) 1923 first Mavic logo and trademark, and manufacture of rims, mudguard, and handlebars; 3) 1934 750 grams Duralumin rim first made: Magne wins TdF by 27 minutes; 4) 1973 first fiberglass lenticular wheel, and neutral support; 5) 1975 anodized rims; 6) 1975 double hook bridged rims for high-pressure tires; 7) 1979 Le Tour Mavic complete system; 8) 1997 Helium Wheels; 9) 1993 ZMS Electronic Derailleur; 10) 1999 fore drilling process on Crossmax and Ksyrium; 11) 2012 CX01 Technology Wheel and Tire System. Joyeux anniversaire, Mavic!"
Photos © The Radavist
Crossfix: 1) Racing Cyclocross on a Fixed Gear bicycle. 2) A much needed dose of dirt and speed,…
This gorgeous 57cm Bareknuckle track horse is for sale. Asking what you’d expect to pay for a used NJS velodrome assault vehicle that is equipped with: Suzue ProMax hubs
Campag Centaur BB Sugino 75 cranks Chris King No Threadset Vittoria Pista CS tubulars Nitto track drops (B57?) Pro PLT stem Fizik Airone Wingflex saddle (at Portland. Oregon..I-5)
Some unfiltered detail shots of the Bareknuckle I’m selling. It’s a 56/57cm frame.
Sugino 75 cranks mounted with a Campagnolo Centaur bottom bracket on this beauty.
More Suzue ProMax and DuraAce cogs, 15 and 16 tooth.
Oregon Manifest have a competition running to select an urban utility bike to be put into production by Fuji Bikes. This is a great example of innovation happening in the bike world outside of the arena of competitive cycling with bikes that make sense for commuting, hauling your shopping as well as going for a joyride. It’s worth spending time with the showcase videos and hopefully it provides a window into what we might be seeing at our local bike stores in the near future. Which one is your favourite?