|So guess who I ran into at the worlds....Vanilla SR.||Frith|
Oct 22, 2003 7:52 PM
|We were at the worlds in Hamilton when this gentleman pulled up on a sweet bike and asked if we'd mind if he stood with us for a bit. We got talking and I immediately noticed that his bike was a vanilla. Being Canadian I'd only read great things about Vanilla from you guys and never actually seen one. I asked him if he was from Portland because I knew that's where they were made. He said he wasn't but his Son was. He asked me how I knew that and I told him that it was his bike that tipped me off. Then he told me that Vanilla (or Sasha) is his son! |
I had tonnes of questions for him after that... Funny story he joked about when his son decided to start apprenticing under a custom builder, he was wary and warned him that it might not be the most succesfull endeaver. Boy was he wrong! currently a 6 month waiting list.
Overall a really nice guy.
|must be nice to have a custom builder in the family.||Frith|
Oct 22, 2003 7:54 PM
|Here's his bike.|
Oct 22, 2003 7:56 PM
|check out those delicious welds.|
|Interesting placement of the Cadence sensor...||biknben|
Oct 23, 2003 4:12 AM
|Notice the Polar cadence sensor is mounted to the seat tube. You can also see the magnet zip-tied to one of the spider arms. Interesting idea. Although I'd hate to have to clean around it, it is an inconspicuous location.
That's why I love scoping out pictures here.
|I Didn't notice that, thanks. nm||Len J|
Oct 23, 2003 5:00 AM
|hey look a lug.||Frith|
Oct 22, 2003 7:58 PM
|So they aren't extinct.|
Oct 22, 2003 8:00 PM
|and enducing drool since 1999|
|Probably the coolest name for a bike||Frith|
Oct 22, 2003 8:02 PM
|very pretty head badge||Frith|
Oct 22, 2003 8:04 PM
|Other companies take notice... details. details. details.|
|nothing but record 10.||Frith|
Oct 22, 2003 8:06 PM
|Couldn't believe how light a steel bike could be.|
Oct 23, 2003 1:36 AM
|It does look beautifully made. Same pedals and water bottle as me, if only I had the rest.
|Sure is......it'd be nice to trade up to one of those..[nm]||bent_spoke|
Oct 23, 2003 7:44 AM
|Check out their site.... http://www.vanillabicycles.com/...[nm]||bent_spoke|
Oct 23, 2003 8:00 AM
Oct 23, 2003 6:50 AM
|Wow. Nice bike. That's my next ride. I met Sacha and his kids last weekend. Nice guy.|
|My Vanilla is on order..||alansutton|
Oct 23, 2003 9:44 AM
|Can't wait!|| |