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Posted by: The Cyclofiend
@ 7:36 pm
‘Cuz this is definitely worth forgoing a movie and, uh….a little time on the parking meter. Or, you could forgo a movie and a couple of watered-down sodas and a trashbag of stale popcorn and get two tickets…
Nine Frame Builders Collaborate
HEWITT, TX (BRAIN)–The North American Handmade Bicycle
on Road Bike for NAHBS Raffle
JANUARY 12, 2007 —
Show (NAHBS) is inviting the public to buy a raffle ticket for a
handcrafted bicycle built by a team of nine esteemed frame builders.
The team, which will raise money for the Juvenile
Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), includes renowned frame builders
Brian Baylis, Roland Della Santa, Doug Fattic, Bruce Gordon, Tom
Kellogg, Andy Newlands, Mark Nobilette, Richard Sachs and J.P. Weigle.
Selected based on quality, craftsmanship, reputation
and artistic impression, these famous builders will draw on over 290
years of combined experience to create a one-of-a-kind bicycle in the
first collaboration of its kind.
The bicycle, to be custom-fitted and built for the
lucky winner of the raffle, will include a set of Pacenti lugs, a
Columbus tubeset from Nova Cycles, Richard Sachs dropouts, a Campagnolo
Record group and Phil Wood hubs.
The undertaking was organized in honor of Tessa
Walker, daughter of NAHBS founder Don Walker, who contracted juvenile
diabetes when she was five years old. Now 16, she monitors her blood
sugar several times daily.
“I am touched that such a great group of artisans are
contributing their efforts on behalf of the JDRF. Their partnership in
this project to benefit the search for a cure to juvenile diabetes
means a lot to Tessa and me,” said Don Walker, founder of NAHBS.
Raffle tickets are now on sale at the NAHBS Web site for $20 each or $200 for 12.
The drawing will be held at the NAHBS show in San Jose
on March 3 at 4 p.m. The lucky winner need not be present to win, but
raffle participants are encouraged to attend to meet the world-class
builders and get fitted for the frame.
JDRF will receive 100 percent of the proceeds.