There's nothing that pleases me more than being able to use customers' products. They support us and we support them - that's what the bike business should be all about.
Last Sunday, I had the pleasure of riding a Rivet CycleWorks Black Diablo Ti Saddle on my custom Peter Mooney road bike. I'd loved my Mooney from the start but the Specialized plastic saddle I put on it was never right. I love the Specialized for its comfort and it's a good saddle for me - on another bike. But not on my Mooney - that bike demands more elegance and I'd just never gotten around to making it happen. I'd tried the Brooks route once and it wasn't comfortable. After Brooks, there's not much else that I'm aware of.
So When Deb Banks called us from Rivet about getting some custom jerseys done, I knew the solution could be close at hand. We did some gorgeous custom Den Haags, Montfoorts, and Breukelens for her but she also sent me a saddle to try out. I took it for a spin last Sunday and it was glorious from mile 1. Yes, the saddle is stiff but it's not so stiff that you'll be in agony while breaking it in. It felt natural and looked good. Bliss.
Unfortunately, the picture of me above is going to be the last shot of me with a bike for a while. About 10 minutes later, I fell and broke my collar bone. I'm still not sure what happened - I remember falling but don't remember why. No cars, no other riders, no detritus in the road. Crazy but it could have been worse.
But it was a good ride while it lasted.
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