We built this Axiom SL in our original 1,000 sq ft space back in 1997, the first year of our existence. It is serial number 158 (before we developed our current serial numbering system). It originally had a 1″ headtube, as most road bikes did at that time. The bike’s owner, Greg, decided this was the year to upgrade his bike, so he sent it to us to put on a new 44mm headtube.
Greg wrote to us, after getting his new/old bike back:
To All Those at Seven,
Great Bike!! Frame #158 runs like a Dream!!
Took it out to Ocotillio CA for the Stagecoach Century, it was a Blast.
Simply cannot say enough, the difference is astounding!!
Thank you all So Much!!
We have always aimed to build bikes that last, that riders will come back to year-after-year, ride-after-ride. It is extremely gratifying to work with riders who have the same aims.
An earlier version of this post stated erroneously that Greg had added an 1 1/8″ headtube instead of 44mm.