When the UPS truck came up the driveway I already had a feeling that this could be the one thing I have been waiting for quite some time now. The new BIKE frame.
I have been riding and racing bikes since I was twelve and probably owned over 100 bikes. But there are only a few that I have kept thru out my live. Most of them either broke, got sold or stolen. There is the 1993 Manitou DH bike or the Schwinn Straight 8 for example that were instant classics and I never even thought of selling them. The reason why I am so excited about another bike is because this one is another keeper. I have always wanted a custom handmade single speed bike, but this one is special in many ways. First of - the bike was made Germany, (just like me) and is a one of a kind Cyclo Cross machine from Nicolai. And second - this is not only going to be a single speed, but a gates carbon belt drive single speed. As of right now it's only a frame in a box and I am going to start gathering parts together to build this bike that will be with us for the rest of his life.
Stay tuned for the completed Nicolai. But here is a little sneak peek of what's to come.