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One of the things a custom builder can do better than most production builders is find the sweet spots in between the traditional cycling categories. Constance Winters of Bicycling.com recently tested our Cafe Racer SL in just such a special configuration, somewhere in the space between go-fast road bike and all-purpose commuter.
First, this bike has S&S couplings so it can be broken down for travel. Total time to assemble this one, straight out of the case, is about ten minutes.
Next, it has a custom Tiberius handlebar, which gives the rider multiple hand position options, both aggressive and more upright.
And finally, it features a super quiet, super clean single-speed belt drive. The belt keeps you from getting grease on your pants if you’re riding for business, and its elegant simplicity makes break down and reassembly that much easier.
Image: Constance Winters
Jody Adams, Seven rider, James Beard Award-winning chef, and owner of Rialto Restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts has launched a new blog, The Garum Factory. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the cuisine of ancient Rome, garum was once considered the “ketchup of the gods”. The Garum Factory provides recipes and reflections on cooking from Jody and her husband, writer Ken Rivard, who has taken all of the gorgeous photographs therein.
Jody has also channeled her passion for riding into a good cause: she has created Team Rialto, which will participate in this year’s Pan Mass Challenge, a ride to raise funds for cancer research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. One of the ways in which they are raising funds for their team is through a spectacular raffle. Prizes include cooking classes, dinners, and even some cool bike stuff. Speaking of bikes:
Purchase a $100 raffle ticket and you get a chance to win a custom titanium bike from Seven!
Click here to purchase a raffle ticket from Team Rialto. If you are local to the Boston area, stop by Ride Studio Cafe to pick a raffle ticket up in person. They are going fast, and this is an excellent cause.
Kudos to Jody and Ken on the excellent blog. We look forward to many more food history lessons!