Part 2: HetFairWheel Podium Gallery
Lets kick off round two from the HetFairWheel Podium Gallery with a Renovo hardwood TT bike. I am in awe every time I see a Renovo fame in persion. The details are always outstanding, and the finishes on the wood are stunning. I have yet to ride one, but I am hopeful to throw a leg over one of their rides someday and try it myself. A visit to their site will get you up to speed on the manufacturing and testing of their cycles. Its an interesting read. Oh, and that bike stand, they sell those to.
More images of the TT bike as well as an Ira Ryan with custom paint, professional cyclocross bikes, and some lightweight components after the jump.
This Ira Ryan has one of the coolest paint jobs on a bicycle I have seen in a long time.
I really like how the design was carried from the fork and chain stays up to the stem, but done in a contrasting color.
Also on display at The Podium are podium cyclocross bikes from (left to right) Jeremy Powers, Todd Wells, and Ryan Trebon. Just look at the seat hight difference!
Classy! This gear would have been right at home in the Tweed Ride that was held the same day I visited the gallery. I lust after those shoes.
Around the gallery space there are little cubes full of goodies. The products on display from KCNC were shown in a variety of colors.
This purple cassette from Recon caught my eye instantly. When I asked Jason from FairWheel about it, he informed me it was for a customer’s bike. He also said that the purple hue was accomplished with a heat treatment, and that it is now a production modle should you want a splash of color on your own ride.
FairWheelBikes has a good relationship with Enve Composites. They build up Enve rims with Tune hubs, use custom brass washers on the spokes, and will even print custom colored Enve decals for the rims to match the hubs, your bike, or pretty much anything really.