bulbous black contraption jutting forth
from the front of the bike.
upon hearing the voice,
a New Zealand built Vincolo, apparently built for
NZ Olympic rider Lee Vertongen.
Garry Buys, who started Vincolo, was a very innovative
frame builder, especially his track and TT frames.
I am going to Palmerston North in a few weeks to do
an interview with him, so stay tuned.
The frame is fillet brazed from Columbus Max, a tubing
set that has quite a loyal following among collectors.
I can see why, the tubes firstly have a really beautifully
rounded tone when you 'ping' them with your finger nail.
They sound light, if that's a possible sound.
The tubes are all contoured, and flatten off at the joins,
they have complete aero rear triangle, and their
own aero forks, which are very pretty.
I am not sure if the aero head tube is factory, but I am sure the
aero foil on the B/B has been locally fabricated...nice.
So after taking these photo's last night, I got all fired up,
and assembled the bike into a reasonable riding condition.
I have to have at lest one ride before I restore it back into
in original Vincolo livery, and put it on display.
Will let you know how it rolls...