Bikes number one and two made it here yesterday. I found the time (read not sleeping) to tear down my Roadeo and get a preliminary build on Number One so I can get to the business of riding it. I am really happy with this bike, particularly as it is a first sample and we had to just go with a few details that will be refined for production. I will let the pictures do the talking.
On a side note, I went with the SRAM brake levers on this build. After years of wrestling with Shimano and Tektro levers, these things practically set up themselves. The cables just floated through the routing ports without even having to twist, fiddle and hold a flashlight in your teeth to find the little hole. I really like these.
I am really stoked after a couple of quick rides. It is everything I expected. There will be a bit of refinement on things like bridge and boss locations, but only a few mm, nothing that makes you scratch you head and go back to the drawing board. The colors are fantastic. Today number 3 and 4 are on their way. Next build is No.3, then number 2. It is going to be a crazy weekend.
Stay tuned, way more pictures to come.