Jul 17  |  Of No Significance

Posted by , July 17th, 2013 at 4:00PM    

Occasionally we get notes from our customers/friends from around the world wanting to share a story about their bike. This one, from our buddy Jakes, made us all chuckle a bit and I thought it was worth sharing. 

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Funny story today. Jazz Kuschke from Ride Magazine met me today to takes pics of the Speedvagen for the next issue of Ride. They are doing a “riders and their bikes” series. An out of shape gent approached us on the shoot and asked what make of bike is that. I told him it was a Speedvagen – he gave me that “I have never heard of that” dismissive response and promptly added that he used to own a Cannondale 3.0. He then asked how much it goes for and are we going to be distributing them in South Africa? I politely advised him that it is a one of a kind custom bike and no we are not going to be distributing them here. Predictably he asked the weight and when I told him it was 7.2kg he contributed in a meaningful fashion to advise that it is damn heavy. Satisfied that it was clearly of no significance to the cycling world he just walked off. I was bemused and stoked. I wanted a special dream bike that only those truly in the know would realise what they were looking at – this gent was the acid test that I had achieved my objective with flying colours. -J

 

 

2 Comments »

  1. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

    Comment by Tim Goode — July 19, 2013 @ 8:06 am    

  2. It feels good to be in a secret club. If only they knew what they were missing.

    Comment by Scott — July 27, 2013 @ 4:12 pm    

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