Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Present

Mike, at work, wanted a bike for his daughter to ride at college. I've had this pink Univega frame set sitting around for 2 or 3 years, waiting for me to get inspired to build it.  So, I showed it to him, and Mike gave me the thumb's up to build it.

He likes the Performance Dartmouth tires which I put on the bike I built for him, a while back, so I went with them on this bike, as well.

The handlebars, stem, headset, seat post, brakes and levers are all stock to the frame.  The wheels and drivetrain came from a pre-Trek Gary Fisher that I got from Mark, recently.

 The brake pads, WTB women's saddle and Wellgo platform pedals are all new.  The bike rides great, and I think it will serve Mike's daughter well.  I hope she likes it as much as I do.

I actually almost sold this frame as a fixed gear, a couple of years ago, but the buyer wanted me to have it stripped and powder-coated.  I refused to do it, because I love the pink bikes, and he ended up not buying a bike from me.  I still have no regrets about that...



thomas said...

Great bike. I'm about to paint a f-1 bmx bike the same color. I also have a blue specialized hardrock of the same era as your mtb, but set up as a commuter:

Apertome said...

Nice build. The pink rocks!