Build a Bike… the Specialized Saga. Episode One

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Last night, Rosanna and I went over to Dustin’s for bicycle mechanics, food and drink. Not exactly in that order though. We were planning on doing some modifications to his Flyte for Saturdays race but about 15 minutes into it he brought out his new Specialized S-Works SL frame and fork and I started getting a chubby (duck!).

I looked at the Flyte, then I looked at the Specialized, looked at the Flyte again and slowly turned to Dustin.

“You want to just build the new bike?”

Dustin grinned from ear to ear…

“Hell yeah bro lets do it!”

So he and I spent a few minutes doing one of the only things that’s as fun as building a new bike… tearing an old one down.

I don’t know if any of you have been following Dustin’s progress as a racer but he puts out wattage like my two boxers put out natural gas. The guy has got skills and after pulling his almost frozen bottom bracket from his old bike I can’t imagine who is going to be able to stay on his wheel with a new one that actually moves.

No joke, that thing was SHOT.

We had a small headset issue but we worked through that and before we knew it dinner was ready so we washed off the grease and headed up stairs.

The food and company were outstanding. A few weeks back I wrote about how awesome it is to surround myself with good people… Dustin is one of those as well as his girlfriend.

Even with the pictures of dead deer in the hallway :-)

So tonight it will be finished… the tool of the field destruction known as Dustin’s new bike. I’ll try and get pictures tonight while we finish plugging things in and wiping it down. It’s damn sexy!

2 Responses to “Build a Bike… the Specialized Saga. Episode One”

  • Sweet! I can’t wait to see that SOB out at Mason… we’ll see if he can lap us.

    I am referring to the chubby not the SL, by the way.

    Sketti Scramble — February 28, 2008 at 10:46 am
  • Don’t forget… at stop lights they are ALWAYS looking at Sketti’s package.

    Brian — February 28, 2008 at 11:10 am
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