So last November a dear friend of mine said I should check out this company that makes wood bikes..........I always do what my friend says. Renovo Bikes is what I found. I gave Ken a call and said i want something kind of one-off for Street Swell. He was more than willing to accommodate. What I now have is the first bike I've ever had that will never be for sale...take a look and tell me what you think.
When building the bike up I enlisted my long time friend and bike shop owner Frank Mitchell of Moontime Cycles in Edwards Coloarado I told Frank I wanted to make this thing the coolest bike around and I had to have gold parts. Together we came up with parts from Chris King, Formula, Exotic, Phil Wood and Ergon to name a few.
What I ended up with is one of the sweetest looking 21lbs Single speeds around......and it rides like a dream. I am blown away at how responsive and comfortable it is.
Now we have a bike to take to shows that totally compliments our longboards and again proves its hard to improve on nature.
Well done Renovo....well done!
All Photos shot by my bro Joel, check him out at Joel Cummins Photography
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Once in a while you get to do something that is about others and not yourself. We spend a majority of our time trying to create boards that do one of two things….give us esthetic pleasure or create revenue . This board is beyond those things…..it was just the right thing to do. In 2010 breast cancer was diagnosed in over 200,000 Americans with a portion of those being men. Our little longboard will not change that….but if we all give a little maybe someday we will find a cure. Building this board was an honor and a privilege.
To bid on this board come to the Breast Cancer Awareness event at the Gore Range Brewery on Monday October 10th, 2011 at the Gore Range Brewery from 6 to 9. Together in small efforts we can make a difference.