Birthday Bike

So my brother and I, back in high school, used to ride. A lot. Since then, though, we haven’t ridden together even once. I’ve talked to him about getting a new bike and he’s always been ambivalent. I’ve wanted to buy him one, but have been waylaid by practicalities.

Well, no more. Today is his birthday and we’re going to get him measured up for a custom fit. I’m building him a frame and hanging parts on it, so that by spring, we can ride together.

He doesn’t know it yet, but he’s getting a lugged road frame, in two-tone blue with white highlights. I’ll be hanging a 105 group on it, with some nice handbuilt wheels laced up around Mavic Open Pros. It’s gonna be a real looker.