Saturday, 23 June 2012

Vulpine bike and summer cycling fete.

I was approached a while back by Nick Hussey, he wanted a bike that he could ride comfortably despite his bad back. At the time Nick was not far from launching his clothing brand Vulpine so it made perfect sense to brand it up and display it at the recent Vulpine Cycling Fete in Balham. Everyone one had a super fun day, it was a pretty relaxed day for everyone involved (apart from Nick who just about had a nervous breakdown, sorry Nick but I found it pretty funny haha)!! We all had a good laugh, showed a few bikes, met a few friends and all the usual summer fete beer, buns and charity money! I am not sure how much was raised all together, but I offered up a custom built stem and a t-shirt which sold a fair bit above the normal asking price at £215 so I must thank Steve Lewington hugely for his generous bid!!

Kayti and I also raised a bit of Charity money ourselves, selling t-shirts, a raffle and and Kayti's homemade cupcakes. We made a total of £135 which will be heading to the RSPCA for the fury friends!

The bike itself has a upright riding position, a whole bunch of hand carved and hand polished stainless steel. It is constructed using Columbus Spirit front triangle for a lightweight and sporty feel, this is mixed with XCr chain stays for convenience of no paint chipping from chain strikes and a Columbus life S-bend seat stay to soak up some bumps. The bike also has a custom made 4130 stem and a custom headset spacer for that smooth transition. Built with Campagnolo Athena silver group set I would say that over all Nick has a light, fast, super comfy, ultra classy bike!! Not to mention another stunning paint job in Vulpine green with my ever growing love for a pearl coat over the top!

Photos by Kayti Peschke

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