Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A New Bike for Bradshaw

Our resident strongman and clothing model, Peter Bradshaw has always been a strong rider on the road. This year he's been a regular participant in the local time trial series with the goal of increasing his TT performances in stage races, etc. His performances have been pretty impressive - I've made the mistake of starting just in front of him on a few occasions only to have him fly by after only a couple miles. He's done this mostly without the use of a dedicated TT bike. By mostly I mean he's been borrowing Josh's bike for the last few weeks and doing so has allowed him to set some personal best times out on the local course.

Now it's a whole new ballgame. Enter one of the most unique TT bikes out there that will hopefully carry Mr. Bradshaw to some seriously fast efforts against the clock later in the year.

Our quest for a skinny bike for Bradshaw led me to my friend and great team supporter Craig Gaulzetti, who built our team's road bikes earlier in the year. Craig is also one of the head fellas over at International Bicycle Centers here in Boston and had access to several TT framesets, the most unique of which was an unused Pegoretti TT bike left over from International's association with the Nerac team a few years back. The Peg TT bike is essentially the aero version of the Love #3 aluminum frameset. It's handmade in Italy and has some phenomenal welds and a pretty cool paint job.

So team Nerac's white, purple and red don't even come close to matching our blues and green it's at least unique looking and won't be any less quick. We'll probably send it to our painter over the winter so the appropriate team paint job can be applied. For now, we'll see just how fast it can go.

We'll see a complete setup on this bike before too long and hopefully get some action shots as well.

Thanks for reading.



Blogger Jason said...

what a great score! I would think that a Pegoretti TT bike would be about like having a copy of Action Comics #1.

June 18, 2009 at 6:35 AM  
Blogger Josh said...

Nice wheels...

June 19, 2009 at 5:24 PM  

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