Hey Guys, My Name is Anthony and i live in Toronto Canada (studying mechanical engineering in Ottawa). My passions include nature, sailing, cats and proper photography...... but most of all i'm crazy about bikes (road bikes, track, new, vintage, aluminium, carbon and steel), and i know my Tumblr reflects that :p feel free to ask me anything about myself. I love anything mechanical or design oriented and my dream is to become a mechanical engineer and work on custom road and tri bikes for a living.
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The AWOL x Poler Touring Bike and Panniers are in Stock and available for the hungry ones. This is a limited edition (r)adventure bike from the Specialized LAB team. The best way to find one is to visit your local dealer and ask them to get one. Also use the Dealer Locator Since these sweethearts are limited in numbers, not all global markets will carry them. Bikes retail at 1950$ and comes in a kit with the AWOL Pizza Rack and a set of Poler panniers. All photos by The Radavist
AWOL x POLER specification
Frame: AWOL 1 frame, Custom double butted and formed Cr-Mo tubing, custom cast dropouts, Headtube for integrated headset, Post Mount disc brake. Fork: AWOL Unicrown fork, all Cr-Mo, custom leg bend/butting, Post Mount disc brake. Headset: 1-1/8“ sealed Cr-Mo cartridge bearings integrated w/ headset, 15mm cone spacer. Stem: Specialized 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise, anti-corrosion hardware (S-M-L-XL // 60-70-70-80mm)Handlebar: Specialized AWOL, 6061 double-butted alloy, 12-degree fare-out, 31.8mm. Bar tape: Specialized Roubaix, w/ 2.5mm gel pads. Front Brake: Tektro Spyre-CS, mechanical disc, dual pivot, 160mm rotor, stainless hardware. Rear Brake: Tektro Spyre-CS, mechanical disc, dual pivot, 160mm rotor, stainless hardware. Brake Levers: SRAM APEX. FD: SRAM Apex, braze-on. RD: SRAM X9 Type 2, 10-speed, long cage. Shift Levers: SRAM APEX 2x10. Cassette: SRAM PG 1030, 10-speed, 11-36. Chain: KMC X10, 10-speed, reusable Missing Link. Crank set: Compact 2pc Crank, forged AL6061, BCD110, double. Chain rings: 46/34, stamped AL6061. BB: integrated, w/ sealed outboard bearing . Pedals: Alloy, 1 pc. body, stamped cage, w/ refectors, 9/16”. Rims: 29“ disc, aluminum 6061-T6 double-wall, 622 x 21C, 32H, w/ AWOL Decal. Front hub: Specialized Hi Lo disc, alloy, RCC bearing system, QR, 32h. Rear Hub: Specialized Hi Lo disc, alloy, RCC bearing system, QR, 32h. Spokes: Stainless, 2.0/1.8/2.0mm, Black. Front Tire: Specialized Ground Control, 60TPI, folding, 700x48C (29”x1.9”). Rear Tire: Specialized Ground Control, 60TPI, folding, 700x48C (29”x1.9”) Inner tubes: Standard, presta valve. Saddle: Body Geometry Phenom, steel rails, 143mm. Seatpost: Specialized alloy, 27.2mm. Seatclamp: AWOL forged alloy, CNC, stainless bolt, 29.8mm. Carrier: AWOL PIZZA RACK, frontrack w/ pannier capability, folds down to the size a pizzabox size. Panniers: Poler 22 liter. A classic bicycle pannier for the everyday commute, or your weekend excursions. Simple quality hardware is durable and serviceable when needed. Comes with a rain cover with reflective Poler logo for visibility. Small external pocket fits a standard U lock and bar tacked Molle webbing allows accessory straps (sold separately) to strap additional gear and accessories to the outside of the bag. Fits most standard racks. Panniers are in stock now at Poler as a limited run. Panniers included with each AWOL x Poler bike. Campdura 900d body fabric / Nylon lined / Adjustable Bungee Retention System / rubber coated metal hooks able to fit large diameter racks / Rain cover with reflective summit logo included / 22 liters per bag / Dimenisons: 12″ x 16″ x 7″
Giovanni “Nani” Pinarello, 1922-2014.
C’è un nuovo angelo che sfreccia in paradiso… Ciao Nani.
10 Luglio 1922 - 4 Settembre 2014
Cycling has lost a grandfather.
Giovanni “Nani” Pinarello, the charismatic founder of the iconic cycling brand that bears his name, died Thursday. He was 92.
Pinarello, born in the northern Italian town of Catena di Villorba as the eighth of 12 brothers, rode as a professional from 1946 to 1953, taking wins in the Giro delle Dolomiti and Rome-Naples-Rome.
He was most famous for his time at the opposite end of the peloton, as the winner of the maglia nera, or black jersey, which was awarded to the final finisher of the Giro d’Italia.
“Nani,” as he was fondly called, won the maglia nera in 1951, in a time when the distinction was quite prestigious. The following year, he was removed from the Giro roster at the last moment, and as consolation was awarded 100,000 lire (approximately $160 USD at the time) by his team. He used that money to open a small workshop, intending to build his own bicycles.
The shop was opened in Treviso in 1953 and the rest, of course, is history. Pinarello bikes won its first Giro d’Italia in 1975, and from that launch pad became one of the most popular brands in cycling.
Giovanni Pinarello was succeeded at his company by his son Fausto, who manages the brand to this day.
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