Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Pit Bike is completed and a small trip down memory lane

After two years in hibernation, the pit bike is back and roaring to be utilized this season.

I designed the geometry and paint scheme with my friend Ben while we were grad students at Hopkins. We custom designed the logo and Mike DeSalvo still occasionally uses it on some of his show bikes. I love the bike, it is a pearl white paintjob with a dark metallic blue painted logos, but more on the bike later.

Having the DeSalvo Cross bike in my house again reminds me of all the times Ben and I spent chilling out at Cafe Q, the long fall sunlight coming through the 40 foot windows, drinking Doble Espresso, and talking about the newest trick parts, or how cool some pro was(at the time it was VDB for me). These are the only good memories I have of grad school in general. By the way my friend Ben and Chris at Hopkins were what some in the Cyber world would categorize as SUPER PRO. they taught me so much during my impressionable starting years... I once owned a Bianchi Trofeo with that super trick Celeste paint job. I waxed that thing so many times, my friend told me that if I stopped putting ten coats of wax on my bike, it would weigh 5 pounds less.

Anyways, I think Chris may be getting back into racing cross and the B-field may never be the same again.

6 comments:

zank said...

PICTURES! Yes, I'm yelling.

Yash Katsumi said...

Pics on tuesday when I return from my mini vacation. I rode it around today, it looks pretty fricking nice. The Geometry is pretty different from the MudPig, a lot more stable feeling.

Chris said...

even being a "super pro" I learned many things from yash. he taught me to always look through the apex of a turn...not for that perfect line but the columbian orphans who will try and stick something in your spokes as you carve on by.

Yash Katsumi said...

Damn the little Columbians. Do you remember that ride we rode out to Catonsville Bike shop in the icy cold when my PePe was really close to getting frozen? Or that time we rode to the Reservoir and I cracked so hard that I told you guys to drop me off at Towson Towncenter so I could go take a nap in one of their premade beds?

Chris said...

Yes, I remember the icy cold day. Next time that happens you warm up your own pepe, okay?

Yash Katsumi said...

My Pepe was broken after that ride. At least I bought a Team ONCE Giant TCR that day.