Last week a really special bike went out the door of Ferretti Cycles. Somewhere in March or April, Dave contacted me inquiring about a custom road bike as somewhat of a retirement present for himself. He wasn't really sure about what exactly he wanted but we talked it through and narrowed it down to a disc brake, thru axle road bike. Nothing at all out of my wheel house. We spoke briefly about the paint jobs that come with the bike and I told Dave to be thinking about paint as it's one of the most difficult parts of the bike to decide on and I'd be in touch when the time for paint came.
Well, Fast forward to the end of June and the call went out to Dave to see what he wanted for paint. He requested "Black and oh, my grandson has Autism so if I give you an Autism Awareness sticker can you put it on the bike for.me"? I have got to admit, I waffled... I really didn't want to put a sticker on the bike then clear coat it. Enter negotiation mode!!! I suggested that he send me an image of the sticker and I'd paint it on. He quickly pulled up an Autism Awareness sticker on his phone to show me saying "something like this, you know just so people will see it and maybe start a conversation about it". Ok, now my mind is racing... "Ok Dave- Do you trust me to come up with something special for you"? He agreed, just make the bike a conversation started about Autism.
This is what I came up with! I hope you all love it as much as Dave and I do!!! Leave a comment!
A future post will happen with a bit more info about the components behind this awesome bike!
What? A non-Ferretti bike on the Ferretti page??? Well, until I book a whole bunch of wind tunnel time to fabricate a TT rig, then yes…. This is my duathlon race bike. The bones are a 2017 Fuji Norcom Straight that have been dressed with hodgepodge of Sram and Shimano parts! More importantly, the wheels are an awesome set of 88mm Carbon, tubeless rims that I’ve worked with a manufacture to have produced. The are laced to incredible #Whiteind T11 hubs and shod with Vittoria Corsa speed TLR tires (23mm front, 25 rear both set up tubeless). Let me tell you, the wheels make this bike fly (and yes, if you ask nicely I’ll build you a set).
David is either found riding his bike or in his workshop working on them!