What a pretty bike we’ve got here. This is for a rider who is preparing for a cross-continent tour in the USA. Bike? Street Machine Gte from HP Velotechnik, what else. Accept no substitutes for long haul touring. Color? Custom zinc yellow. Options? Include but not limited to: DT Swiss air shock, MEKS carbon fiber suspension fork with extra hard spring, Avid BB7 disk brakes, Shimano XT drivetrain, Truvativ Elita crankset, SON dynohub, 80 LUX Edelux headlight, B&M tail light, rear rack, Radical Design/Moonbiker panniers, kickstand, Marathon Plus tires, water bottle set….
What a very nice bike. It’ll be completed tomorrow.
A few weeks later, the customer wrote me:
“I wanted to send you a quick update. I’m riding my Street Machine about 4 days a week at this point and finding myself getting faster and stronger as the weeks fly by. I’ve put on about 300 miles so far and the bike is such a pleasure to ride. I’d be interested in doing an over night trip soon….so if you know of any that I should be considering, let me know. I love the bike and look forward to my x-country trip in May 2015! Thanks for your all you did and do!”