Adam has always been one of our best customers. When he had his BMC frame cracked in half by a distracted driver (front flip roll over the hood, landed on his feet, unhurt) he came to us looking to build something new up. Festka popped up immediately and we knew we had to do something special.
Tom Warner has been coming to us nearly since our inception to have us help with his hobby of restoring toys. When he brought us this Velocipede it was a rusted skeleton.
A friend of mine asked the other day, "Why do you do art?" This bike is my response. Every bike is a work of art, a blend of form and function, but when it comes together like this it makes me feel like all is right with the world. In those magic moments, the bike and the rider find each other at exactly the right time, and this SAB is just that.
What exactly is the Mr. Pink? It's your first race bike, it's a super commuter, it's your work bike, it crushes gravel. Need a solid platform for your first serious road racer? Mr. Pink is your guy (or gal). Planning long days in the saddle with some rougher roads thrown in? Perhaps nothing but gravel? Mr. Pink can take you there, it is just as comfy off road as it is on it. Heck, one of our employees raced an entire season of cyclocross on one.
The Mr. Pink is packed with all the features All City admires in vintage steel road bikes. A crowned fork and seat collar, internal cable routing, reinforced water bottle bosses, steel head badge, and pump peg. They added a few features to increase the versatility including room for 32c tires, 28c with fenders, hidden fender mounts, and a PressFit 30 bottom bracket to drop weight and increase stiffness. Stock with new Rival 11 and race-light DT Swiss R24 wheelset, Mr. Pink has never come so well equipped.
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